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Renowned political dissident, linguist and author Noam Chomsky recently spoke with Alternative Radio’s David Barsamian about the war in Ukraine.

NATO globalisation

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss calls for the “globalisation” of NATO to pre-empt “threats in the Indo-Pacific”, namely China, William Briggs reports.

Anti war protest in Helsinki

As a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, Finland and Sweden are closer than ever to joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Duroyan Fertl spoke to Pinja Vuorinen, Chair of the Left Youth of Finland about the debate.

Swedish journalist Bella Frank discusses the debate in Sweden on NATO membership that was triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Anti war protest

The issue that has generated most heat on the left is not whether Russia's invasion is justifiable, writes Steve Ellner, but whether raising NATO distracts from the atrocity of the invasion.

The UNISON National Executive Council, representing more than one million public service workers in Britain, is calling for an immediate ceasefire and for all Russian armed forces to immediately withdraw from Ukraine.

Sam Wainwright argues we can show solidarity with Ukrainian people's struggle for self-determination and the Russian peace movement, while also calling out the West's hypocrisy and militarism.

Backed by Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton, the "defence and strategic policy think tank" ASPI is a key player in drumming up a pre-election China threat, writes Marcus Reubenstein.

The rules-based order so admired by the Morrison government has a certain confected aura about it, argues William Briggs

Anti-tank guided missile

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has delivered many political presents to forces supporting the status quo of the European Union and North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reports Dick Nichols.

Given the potential for Putin’s horrific war on Ukraine to grow, an understandable impulse is to frame him as ‘evil’ and a threat to us all. Aleks Wansbrough argues that this bolsters the narrative that West cannot accede to any of Putin’s demands, thereby dooming Ukraine to Putin’s violence.

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Federico Fuentes spoke with Argentine Marxist economist Claudio Katz about the nature of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, and what position anti-imperialists should take in the conflict.

The mass media plays a big role in reinforcing prejudices and limiting capacity for independent thought, argues William Briggs. It is happy to condemn Russia's war on Ukraine, as it should, but it downplays US and NATO's meddling and provocations.

A new coalition of anti-war socialists has formed in Russia. Socialists Against the War Coalition speak out against the war in their manifesto.

Socialist Alliance condemns the Russian attack on Ukraine. The war violates international law and is a catastrophe for people in both countries.

William Briggs argues that as Russia and China are being threatened with offensive weapons, they might reasonably argue they are responding to bullying.

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