The mass movement in Eastern Ukraine: an eyewitness report

By Franz Ickstatt, Gruppe Arbeitermacht, German section of the League for a Fifth International In the German media, the protest movement in the south and east of Ukraine is presented only as disturbances manipulated by Moscow as an excuse for the Russian aggressor to put more pressure on the struggle for an independent Ukraine and … Continue reading The mass movement in Eastern Ukraine: an eyewitness report

Dollar bills and F15s: how the West plans to win Ukraine

By KD Tait An austerity package, for the “prevention of financial catastrophe”, passed by the Ukrainian parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, on March 29, threatens to deliver the people of Ukraine firmly into the grip of western imperialism. The bill, passed by a parliament purged of former President Yanukovych’s supporters, confirms that the decisive question characterising … Continue reading Dollar bills and F15s: how the West plans to win Ukraine

Between imperialisms: Ukraine, Crimea and the Tatar Question

By Kady Tait On 16 March, the population of Crimea voted overwhelmingly for federation with Russia. The results of the referendum were immediately rejected by all the major western imperialist powers, which have now barred Russia from G8 meetings and applied sanctions to figures in Russian President Vladimir Putin's entourage. In response to manoeuvres by … Continue reading Between imperialisms: Ukraine, Crimea and the Tatar Question

Ukraine: A review of Russian public opinion

The League has received this survey of Russian opinion from a correspondent in Russia. According to the WCIOM (The Russian Public Opinion Service) 73% of Russian citizens are against of any intervention of Russia into the conflict between opposition and state authorities because this is internal problem of the country, that was announced on the … Continue reading Ukraine: A review of Russian public opinion