Imperialism & war

Slick TV ads are part of the new wave of war propaganda to justify a bloody “Aussie” arms export dream, argues Peter Boyle.

Kyiv Day 31 - Photo by Yevgenia Belorusets

Ukrainian writer, journalist, artist and photographer Yevgenia Belorusets has been documenting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine from inside Kyiv since February 24, reports Susan Price.

Kiev bombing aftermath cr Alex Uscinau Pexels

The British-based Ukrainian Solidarity Campaign is publishing weekly reports by Marko Bojcun on the war in Ukraine. This is his first instalment, written on March 26.

The Party by Stuart Macintyre

The Party is a detailed and lively account of the history of the CPA from its heyday in the early 1940s, to 1970 and its later Euro-Communist period, writes Jim McIlroy.

Canadian troops participate in the 2011 Rapid Trident exercise

The New Democratic Party’s rightward move was fully cemented recently when it signed a cooperation agreement with the ruling pro-capitalist Liberal party, reports Jeff Shantz.

The war between Russia and Ukraine and its NATO backers continues, but Australia’s chief international focus is much closer to home — China. William Briggs reports.

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.

Bombed-out apartment block in Kyiv, Ukraine

The United States' main objective in Ukraine is to significantly, if not completely, remove an international rival — Russia — from the world stage, write Malik Miah and Barry Sheppard.

Ukrainian socialist organisation Sotsialnyi Rukh denounces Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's decision to temporarily suspend the activities of some Ukrainian political parties.

Unions, anti-war activists and scientists are speaking out against the plan to build a nuclear-powered submarine base, which will open the door to the nuclear industry and nuclear weapons' manufacturing. Isaac Nellist reports.

No war cr Mathias PR Reding from Pexels

Ukrainian leftists have appealed for international solidarity, as President Volodomyr Zelensky moved to ban leftist groups, including those opposing the Russian invasion, reports Steve Sweeney.

Anti war protest

The issue that has generated most heat on the left is not whether Russia's invasion is justifiable, writes Steve Ellner, but whether raising NATO distracts from the atrocity of the invasion.

Ukraine peace sign

Jerko Bakotin of the Croatian weekly Novosti spoke with Volodymyr Ishchenko, one of the most prominent intellectuals on the Ukrainian Left and a co-founder of Commons: Journal of Social Criticism.

Protesting Dutton

Alex Bainbridge reports dozens of people joined a protest outside the Hilton Hotel where Defence Minister Peter Dutton addressed an American Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Major multinational corporations such as Shell and BP have made much of cutting ties with Russia. The publicity value has been significant, but it has a hollow ring to it, argues William Briggs.

 

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.

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