Pentagon Leak Damages U.S. Power and Exposes Its Role in Ukraine
The leak of secret documents from the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies has revealed the role of the U.S. and NATO in the war in Ukraine. But it also undermines U.S. power by showing the world how the country’s intelligence agencies have failed.
Claudia CinattiApril 14, 2023
Joe Biden Is Deporting Russians Who Escaped Putin’s Draft — Let Them All In!
The United States is deporting Russians who sought asylum following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is a heinous attack against war resisters and shows that the proxy war in Ukraine is about capitalist rivalry first and foremost.
Sam CarlinerMarch 26, 2023
What’s Behind Xi Jinping’s Visit to Moscow?
Chinese president Xi Jinping has visited Moscow for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine war, in an effort to strengthen trade relations between the two countries.
Madeleine FreemanMarch 23, 2023
Understanding the Global Context of the Ukrainian Conflict: A Response to Our Critics
The 2022 invasion of Ukraine and the massive rearmament of Europe that followed mark a new stage in a growing conflict that has become a proxy war between the imperialist states of the US and NATO on one side, and an emerging alliance between Russia and China on the other. While some on the Left see this new pole of Russia and China as a check against US imperialism, neither country is anti-imperialist, and neither has anything progressive to offer working people.
Jimena VergaraMarch 16, 2023
Pro-NATO Positions Split a Trotskyist Tendency
The war in Ukraine has led to intense debates on the international socialist Left. In November, the Socialist Labor Party (SEP) of Turkey announced it was breaking with the Socialist Workers Movement (MST) of Argentina, in a serious blow to their common project, the International Socialist League (ISL-LIS). What can we learn from this split?
Nathaniel FlakinMarch 10, 2023
Dossier: One Year of a Reactionary War in Ukraine
With the aim of developing an international perspective for working class intervention against the reactionary war in Ukraine, we publish this dossier. These articles engage with some of the key debates the war has opened on the Left, analysis on how the geopolitical crisis is developing, and the positions of our international tendency: the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International.
Left VoiceMarch 5, 2023
Ukraine: One Year of a Reactionary War
Beyond the sloganeering from some about “freedom and democracy,” and from others about the struggle against “Ukrainian Nazism,” this war is decidedly not one of the workers and popular classes. After a year of debate in characterizing the war, French international analyst Philippe Alcoy articulates an anti-imperialist and class-independent position.
Philippe AlcoyFebruary 28, 2023
One Year of the War in Ukraine: A Socialist Perspective
One year after the start of the war in Ukraine, it is necessary to return to the political debates that divide the international Left, in the face of a strategic conflict that represents the confrontation between large powers in the heart of Europe.
Claudia CinattiFebruary 27, 2023
Five Theses on the War in Ukraine
The outbreak of the war in European territory a year ago has animated key debates on the left. Here, we go back to some of our central conclusions on the war and the necessity for the working class to chart an independent path forward.
Sou MiFebruary 27, 2023
NATO’s War in Ukraine: Building the Anti-war Movement We Need Requires Clarity
As part of the ongoing debates among socialists on the war in Ukraine, we publish this guest polemic.
Rob LyonsFebruary 17, 2023