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Yuliya Yurchenko

Ukrainian socialist and author of Ukraine and the Empire of Capital Yuliya Yurchenko discusses the key domestic factors that shaped Ukrainian politics from independence to Russia’s invasion.

Howie Hawkins Ukraine Solidarity Network

Howie Hawkins discusses the recently formed Ukraine Solidarity Network and the challenges of building solidarity with Ukraine while opposing US imperialism.

Arms race

Stop Wapenhandel and The Transnational Institute co-produced an important dossier in November that details the enormous funds the West is spending on a new arms race, reports Pip Hinman.

CWU protest cr Guy Smallman

Half a million trade unionists are gearing up for a national day of strike action on February 1, across England, Scotland and Wales, writes Terry Conway.

British flag

The recycled soap opera of English royals tearing strips off each other continues to preoccupy Australian and British audiences, writes Rupen Savoulian.

Protesting attack on pensions in France

Millions of workers and youth in France mobilised on January 19 against the government's latest attack on pensions. John Mullen explains the background.

Sydney's Kurdish community held a peaceful outside the French Consulate to call for justice for Kurdish activists assassinated in Paris by the Turkish state. Ismet Tashtan and Peter Boyle report.

Kurdish protest in Paris January 2023 cr Sarah Glynn

A large march took place in Paris, on January 7, to demand justice for three Kurdish female activists assassinated by a Turkish gunman in that city 10 years ago. Sarah Glynn participated in the march.

razem zofia malisz

Polish left-wing party Razem (Together) International Office member Zofia Malisz discusses the party’s history, Polish politics and Razem’s views on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

A homeless person looking at their shoes

After winning a referendum to expropriate from corporate landlords owning 3000 apartments or more in 2021, Berliners may actually see their demands being implemented in 2023, reports Sibylle Kaczorek.

Ukraine war

Russia’s war against Ukraine has had devastating consequences for the country’s economy and society, writes Michael Pröbsting.

Maksym Butkevych

Maksym Butkevytch, a well-known Ukrainian journalist, human rights defender and pacifist, is being held as a prisoner of war, after the capture of his Ukrainian army platoon by Russian occupying forces in June. Isabelle Merminod and Tim Baster report.

Europe for Peace protest

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is generating debate among southern Europe's pacifist and progressive forces, who turned out for a massive anti-war protest in Rome last month, reports Dick Nichols.

Stop the war on Ukraine

Negotiations to end Russia's war in Ukraine must be aimed at achieving a lasting and just peace. Federico Fuentes reports.

Campaigners hold sign saying "Let the people decide!"

The British Supreme Court has ruled that the Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for an independence referendum. Dick Nichols reports.

Tim Gooden and Nataliya Levytska

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

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