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Oppose intervention in Ukraine

It’s important to oppose imperialist intervention in Ukraine and say no to Putin’s war. Already Russian military forces have seized Crimea. Russian imperialism is no more progressive than that of the US and NATO – we should oppose all of them. And war would be a disaster for the people of Ukraine. This useful article by Alex Callinicos sets out how Putin’s power play fits into the system of inter-imperialist rivalry. The old slogan, “neither Washington nor Moscow”, is an especially good one now.

The right take to the streets in Paris

On Sunday according to the police – 80,000 and the organisers – 500,000 took to the streets of Paris in support of the ‘traditional family’. These bigots were united in their opposition to gay marriage and adoption. Some are saying that this march is part of a wider development of a new right wing movement.

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