Eastern Europe, Imperialism

No war on Ukraine: Ukrainians must decide their fate

Clare Lemlich summarizes Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine and what is at stake in this conflict, arguing the socialist position that neither Russia nor the US-EU imperial sphere can be trusted to protect ordinary Ukrainian people. Rather, there must be an end to all military aggression in and around Ukraine, and its people must decide their own fate — free from the cynical interests of all imperial warmongers.

Eastern Europe, International, Statements

Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Below we re-print a translated statement from the Socialist Tendency (Социалистическая тенденция / Sotsialisticheskaya tendentsiya) group in Russia on the current revolt in Kazakhstan UPRISING IN KAZAKHSTAN In early January, mass protests erupted in Kazakhstan. Initially, the protests were the workers' reaction to more than doubling of car gas price from 50 tenge per liter… Continue reading Statement on Kazakhstan Uprising

Eastern Europe, Immigration, International

Refugee crisis on the Belarusian border: Let them cross, let them stay

There is an enormous humanitarian crisis brewing on the border between Belarus, and European Union member states Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. Belarus’s authoritarian and quarter-century-long regime led by Alyaksandr Lukashenka received a slew of international sanctions following his sham elections in 2020. Over the summer, Lukashenka responded by vowing to no longer facilitate border control on behalf of Europe.

Imperialism, International, Middle East

“From the River to the Sea:” Palestinians Resist Israeli Apartheid. May 23, 2pm.

From the Nakba in 1948 to the continued assault and displacement of Palestinians today, Palestinians have endured the brutal occupation forces of Israel, funded by U.S. dollars, and fueled by the imperialist aims in the Middle East. Today we see a new explosion of Palestinian struggles, and growing international solidarity from below. Come to a presentation and discussion of this history, the struggle today, and the road ahead. Sunday @ 11am PT / 2pm ET.

Articles, Interviews, Middle East

Ten years since the Arab revolutions: Middle Eastern voices reflect on a rebellious decade

Anne Alexander interviews activists from across the Middle East and North Africa about their rebellious decade. (This article appeared originally in the International Socialism journal on April 6th 2021) Over the past decade, the Middle East and North Africa have experienced waves of popular uprisings that have turned the region into fertile ground for experiments… Continue reading Ten years since the Arab revolutions: Middle Eastern voices reflect on a rebellious decade

Covid-19, Economics, International, US Politics

Covid recession casts 100 million into extreme poverty, while world’s richest gain record trillions

Two mainstream reports issued in October, the USB Billionaire’s Report and the World Bank Poverty Report, together showed that under the Covid-19 pandemic the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer have reached gargantuan levels. Together they are, as Eric Fretz notes here, an unwitting indictment of capitalism.

Anti-fascism, Anti-racism, Greece, Immigration

Solidarity with Greek anti-fascists’ fight against Golden Dawn

Iannis Delatolas reports on the upcoming conclusion of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn trial, giving some background about the anti-fascist movement in Greece amd aruging for international solidarity with Greek organizers currently fighting fascism in the courts, the streets, and the workplaces. We encourage all who are able to offer material support to contribute to United Against Racism and Fascism’s solidarity fundraiser, which will help offset the huge costs of this campaign against Golden Dawn.