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.
This is my top 10 selection of albums for the past month, February 2014.
Fascists are now part of Ukraine’s government. Oleksandr Sych, of the fascist Svoboda party, has been appointed as deputy prime minister of Ukraine.
We saw horror and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev last week. And we may not have seen the last of it yet.
The Independence Day bank holiday on 11 November is an important day in the Polish calendar; it is celebrated with parades and marches across the country.
Fascist fighters are at the heart of a new paramilitary force that can already muster thousands on the streets of Kiev. The paramilitaries are openly recruiting, carrying out combat training and marching in Ukraine’s capital.