Anastasia Shevchuk, a Ukrainian-Australian gave this address to a Sydney Stop the War Coalition protest against Russia’s war on Ukraine on March 6.
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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.
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.
Why cut academic cooperation between universities and academic institutions? Australian universities’ singling out of Russia has a note of self-indulgence to it, argues Binoy Kampmark.
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.
Anti-war networks called protests against the war in Ukraine, and against NATO expansionism, in several Australian cities on March 6, a global day of action.
Peace and anti-war groups came together in Sydney to join the global protest against Russia's war in Ukraine on March 6, reports Peter Boyle.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has produced hundred of thousands of refugees. It has also revealed the hypocrisy and racism on the part of receiving states, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Livestream of the forum on Ukraine with William Briggs and Sam Wainwright.
A new coalition of anti-war socialists has formed in Russia. Socialists Against the War Coalition speak out against the war in their manifesto.