Russia is not going to occupy Ukraine. The purpose of the operation is the liberation of Ukraine from the Nazis and its neutrality (refusal to join NATO). The tactics of the Russian troops is, while attacking military facilities, to minimize the casualties among civilian population and Ukrainian military, to avoid destruction of civilian infrastructure.
The overthrow of the democratically elected president of Ukraine in 2014 unleashed an assault on the rights of the Russian minority in Ukraine over the subsequent eight years.
This attack on the rights of the Russian minority in Ukraine became a state-sanctioned policy. Opposition to that policy was depicted as treachery and treated as such.
Racism, Witch-hunts and the New Cold War: taking on the new McCarthyism
2pm Saturday 12 March
Organised by No Cold War
The government chooses to attack the health and the living standards of the many, it uses racism to divide, distract and scapegoat for its failures. Racism makes life so much harder for Bame women. Let us pledge to march against racism marking UN Anti-Racism Day in London and Glasgow on Saturday March 19 and in Cardiff on Sunday March 20.
The experience of Covid illustrates Engels’ point. It has vividly demonstrated the role of the family as an economic unit, to provide, unremunerated, unrecognised and with significant personal loss, services that should be socially provided. It is an impossible demand.
The war in Ukraine could be ended extremely rapidly by:
• Making it clear Ukraine will not enter NATO.
• By acceptance of the rights of the Russian speaking population of East Ukraine.
These are the policies that the left should support.