Russia's war on Ukraine

Green Left News Podcast Ep 32, February 20, 2024

Green Left journalist Isaac Nellist goes through the latest news from across the continent and around the world.

protesters, woman's face

Green Left’s Federico Fuentes interviewed Viktoriia Pihul, a council member of Ukrainian democratic socialist organisation Social Movement, regarding the situation in Ukraine two years after the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion.

man's face

Anti-war socialist Boris Kagarlitsky has been sentenced to five years’ jail on appeal, a harsh sentence his supporters say is due to his opposition to Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine, writes Federico Fuentes.

sewing cooperative

French solidarity activist Patrick Le Tréhondat spoke with members of Ukraine’s ReSew sewing cooperative.

South Korea China US

Youngsu Won is a socialist and coordinator of the International Forum in South Korea. Speaking to Green Left’s Federico Fuentes, he discusses how rising tensions between the United States and China impact South Korean politics.

Japan protests

Amid rising tensions in the Asia-Pacific, Japan’s government is ramping up defence spending. Japanese revolutionary socialist Akira Kato discusses the background to this move with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes.

Eric Lee Ukraine

Following his recent visit to Ukraine, LabourStart founding editor Eric Lee outlines the challenges in building trade union solidarity with the Ukrainian people following Russia's brutal invasion.

War on Ukraine Cuba

The Cuban government has denounced the participation of its citizens in Russia’s war on Ukraine, as it revealed the discovery of a human trafficking ring seeking to entice or trick Cubans into joining the war effort, reports Federico Fuentes.

soldier and placard

In the second part of our interview, Austrian Marxist Michael Pröbsting, author of The Great Robbery of the South and Anti-Imperialism in the Age of Great Power Rivalry, discusses his views on anti-imperialism in the 21st century with Green Left’s Federico Fuentes.

Zaporizhzhia NPP

Growing fears that an incident — deliberate or otherwise — could occur at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant have prompted calls for a United Nations resolution to demilitarise the area around it, reports Federico Fuentes.

Vladyslav Starodubtsev

Speaking from Kyiv, Vladyslav Starodubtsev, addressed the Sydney launch of Ukraine Resists! Left Voices on Putin’s War, NATO and the Future of Ukraine.

A recording of the public forum "Ukraine resists! Fighting back against Russian tanks and Western banks" organised by Green Left.