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Neither NATO nor Putin: How the U.S. Left is Getting Ukraine Wrong

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, sectors on the Left are either repeating imperialist propaganda by calling for sanctions or minimizing Russia’s actions under the guise of anti-imperialism. To be anti-imperialist means to organize the international working class against U.S. imperialism and oppressive regimes everywhere.

James Dennis Hoff

March 5, 2022

Western Sanctions May Ruin the Living Conditions of the Russian People: Testimonial from Moscow

A resident of Moscow shares a perspective on how Western sanctions affect the Russian working class and poor.

Yuri Colombo

March 5, 2022

As Germany Increases Its Military Budget, Weapons Companies’ Stocks Rise by 85%

Imperialist powers are using Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine as part of a process of rearmament. The world’s large arms manufacturers are cheering around the world.

As Half a Million Berliners Protest War, Germany Expands Its Military

On Sunday, up to 500,000 people joined a demonstration in Berlin against the war in Ukraine. But it was not exactly an anti-war protest — the organizers, following the German government, were campaigning for increased militarism.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 28, 2022

Podcast: Russia, NATO, and the Crisis in Ukraine

Check out the new episode of Left Voice’s podcast, All That’s Left, on the crisis in Ukraine.

Left Voice

February 27, 2022

Antiwar Russians in the Streets Show the Way Forward. Stop the Repression!

Vladimir Putin’s incursion into Ukraine comes as tensions increase between Russia and NATO. But despite repression, many are fighting back against military escalation. Internationally, we need antiwar mobilizations that demand not just the end to war, but also sanctions, which only harm the masses.

Mike Pappas

February 24, 2022

No to War in Ukraine! Out with Russian Troops! No NATO Imperialist Intervention!

Yesterday, Vladimir Putin launched a military operation in Ukraine after decades of increasing tensions between NATO and Russia for control of the zone of influence of the former Soviet Union. Neither imperialist intervention nor Russian military interference in Ukraine! For an independent working-class and socialist Ukraine!

Maryam Alaniz

February 24, 2022

Putin, Lenin, and Ukrainian Self-Determination

Vladimir Putin says Ukraine was created by Lenin — “it can rightfully be called Vladimir Lenin’s Ukraine.” A look at Lenin’s policy on self-determination shows how the current conflict could be resolved.

Nathaniel Flakin

February 23, 2022

Crisis in Ukraine: Between the Threat of War and Negotiations Under Fire

Tensions in Eastern Europe continue to build up following Vladimir Putin’s recent advances, the response of the United States and other powers. What is at stake in the crisis in Ukraine?

Claudia Cinatti

February 23, 2022