Russia's war on Ukraine

Tim Gooden and Nataliya Levytska

Nataliya Levytska, deputy chairperson of the Independent Mineworkers Union of Ukraine, discusses the situation of Ukrainian trade unions.

Ukrainian and Polish trade unions are calling on the International Trade Union Confederation to expel the pro-war Russian Federation of Trade Unions, reports Federico Fuentes.

Hanna Perekhoda

Ukrainian socialist Hanna Perekhoda discusses Russia’s relationship with Ukraine, the role of language in the conflict and the realities of the Donbas.

A person holding a LGBTQI rights flag.

Russia’s lower house of parliament passed a bill to outlaw the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations” on October 27. Not one of the 400 MPs opposed it, reports Dick Nichols.

Ukraine Denys Pilash

Speaking from Kyiv, Denys Pilash — a political scientist and activist with the Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Social Movement — addressed Green Left’s Ecosocialism 2022 conference.

Anti-war protest at Disrupt Land Forces October 4

Anti-war activists and workers should view with suspicion and be very wary of any further Australian military intervention in the war in Ukraine, argue Alex Bainbridge and Peter Boyle.

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Sydney Stop the War Coalition released a statement opposing the deployment of Australian Defence Force trainers and raising concerns about the lack of parliamentary oversight, reports Kerry Smith.

Ukraine protest

Socialist Taras Bilous argues that calls for diplomacy mean nothing unless they take account of negotiating positions, concrete concessions, and the willingness of the parties to adhere to any signed agreement.

Free Maksym Butkevych

There are grave fears for the safety of Ukrainian anti-fascist and human rights activist Maksym Butkevych, following his capture by Russians troops, reports Federico Fuentes.

Berliners protest for Ukraine

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European left parties have been debating their anti-war positions. Die Linke, Germany’s left party, is about to launch a new round of discussion ahead of its 2023 national congress, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

Some claim the fighting in Ukraine is nothing more than a “proxy war” between Washington and Moscow. On this basis, they deny Ukrainians their right to self-determination and self-defence. This view is mistaken, argue Geoff Mirelowitz and Argiris Malapanis.

US President Joe Biden is attempting to recreate a unipolar world dominated by the US, first by defeating Russia and then China. Anti-war forces should be demanding a negotiated settlement with Russia now, thwarting Biden’s imperial goals, argues Barry Sheppard

If war were not such a profitable enterprise for capitalism, the arms industries would not be so huge, writes William Briggs.

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.

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