Ukraine

Western capital is eyeing the profit potential of a new Marshall Plan for Ukraine, writes William Briggs.

Jim McIlroy reviews The Catastrophe of Ukrainian Capitalism, which tackles the reality of modern Ukraine, providing essential background to the political and economic state of the country in the lead up to Russia’s invasion.

A vigil for the release of Palestinian aid worker Mohammed El Halabi was organised on April 2. Kerry Smith reports.

Livestream of the forum on Ukraine with William Briggs and Sam Wainwright.

When former and current ASIO chiefs feel impelled to contradict Dutton’s warmongering, you know the wannabe general has overstepped the mark. Pip Hinman argues that a khaki election campaign could swing it for the Coalition.

Anti-war protest in the United States. Photo: Code Pink/Twitter

The United States and its backing of far-right forces in Ukraine is the biggest impediment to peace, writes Barry Sheppard.

The sabre rattling of the United States and its allies grows as capitalism’s crisis sharpens, writes William Briggs

The current United States-Russia crisis has its roots in Washington’s betrayal of its well-documented promise to Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in the early 1990s to not move NATO eastward, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

In a statement to the Senate on June 13, the federal government confirmed it will sell uranium to Ukraine despite significant safety and security concerns raised by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT).

In February a JSCOT investigation found that existing safeguards were “not sufficient” and there was a risk Australian nuclear material would disappear in Ukraine.

GREEN LEFT WEEKLY EDITORIAL The apparent shooting down of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 is an unspeakable tragedy and a criminal act that has sent shock waves around the world. Green Left Weekly offers our condolences to the families of all its victims. Nobody yet knows who was responsible for this crime, despite Western media and governments pointing the finger at either the rebel forces in Ukraine's east, which the West accuses Russia of arming, or the Russian military itself.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is trying to make good on his announcement on July 11 that his army, or the fascist militias fighting alongside it, will kill “dozens and hundreds” of people in the east of the country for every Ukraine soldier dying in the war his regime is waging there. Since his pronouncement, his armed forces have been bombarding cities and towns in south-east Ukraine. Fighter aircraft, tanks and other armoured vehicles are engaged.
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