Ukraine

The Guardian • Ukraine

Issue #2005

Does the peace movement still need to oppose NATO?

NATO, the international arm of the Pentagon, is in the news these days because of its role in the war in Ukraine. For now, millions...

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Issue #1998

Why do Western countries like Australia support fascism?

A major question that needs to be addressed in Western countries like Australia is why they support fascism in Ukraine. Before we can answer this...

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Issue #2004

Zelensky goes to Washington

In 2020 when Joe Biden decided to run for the presidential election, Donald Trump asked the Ukraine President Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden. In exchange...

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Issue #2017

Marx’s vampire capitalism and the present economic crisis

Friedrich Engels in his The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845) refers to “the vampire property-holding class.” Twenty years later, Karl Marx uses...

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Issue #1951

Afghanistan, India and the Tapi Gas Pipeline

Since 9/11 the US has used the pretext of its “Global War on Terrorism” to develop a military position within GUAM ...

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Issue #2083

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Russia’s top election authority has declared Nikolay Kharitonov eligible to run for president in March elections. He will be representing the Communist Party of...

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Issue #2021

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Misinformation on the Ukraine is everywhere, especially if you happen to be in a Western country like Australia. Where do we find accurate information, especially...

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Issue #2024

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: the Communist Party of the Ukraine

The following is the fourth and final instalment of an edited translation concerning the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The material is drawn from a long...

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Comrades from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane branch marched together, and supporting Vote Yes at the Brisbane May Day rally. Issue #2052

May Day – Millions march around the world

People squeezed by inflation and demanding economic justice took to streets across Asia, Europe, and the Americas to mark May Day, in an outpouring of...

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Issue #1998

Resolutions of the 14th Congress of the CPA

RESOLUTION ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE The war between Russia and Ukraine is part of a wider conflict between capitalist powers, between Russia on one...

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Issue #2030

The politics of Ukraine’s Holodomor “famine”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on the 12th October offered a package of military assistance to help Ukraine repel Russian troops from the east of the...

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Issue #2001

WASHINGTON BULLETS by Vijay Prashad

The present war between Russia and Ukraine reveals the heavy hand of US imperialist intervention behind the scenes, making this a timely and important book....

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Issue #2022

The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: socialist construction 1921-1941

This is part two of a series on the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, which was a founding republic of the Soviet Union (founded in 1922)....

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Issue #1999

Putin’s mistake: Russia, Ukraine, and the national question

On a number of occasions, Vladimir Putin has said that Russia and Ukraine are a “single nation.” This statement has been completely misunderstood in the...

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Chinese temple Issue #2015

China’s principled position on the war in Ukraine

Respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states has been the express foundation of China’s response to the war in Ukraine. On that...

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Issue #1968

NATO “testing the waters” with Russia in the Black Sea

On 23rd June, the British warship HMS Defender entered the territorial waters of Crimea, sparking a response of two warning shots from a patrol ship and four bombs dropped by a Russian Navy Su-24M jet.

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Issue #1995

Neo-nazis active in Ukraine as White House adds 3,000 troops

There’s an increasingly surreal air regarding the war scare over Ukraine. The original roles in the drama seem to be reversed. Back in December, Ukrainian...

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Issue #2061

GLOBAL BRIEFS

BRITAIN: The number of construction workers killed in site accidents rose sharply from 29 to 45 last year, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has...

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Issue #2000

The far-right in Ukraine and the Australian connection

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared that Russia’s military operation aims to “demilitarise” and “de-Nazify” Ukraine. He was referring to the Azov Battalion and other Extreme...

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Rice farmer. Issue #2066

Capitalism’s Global Food Crisis

The world is suffering from a dire food crisis. On 20 July India, the world’s leading rice exporter, supplying 40 per cent of the global...

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Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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Issue #2086

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: According to a joint statement from Australia, Bahrein, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, strikes were conducted...

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Issue #2008

DINGO

The US Department of Defence recently went through the formality of asking Congress to give it the go-ahead to fund facilities in Australia to process...

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Issue #2048

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: Saudi and Omani delegations arrived in Yemen to negotiate a permanent ceasefire deal with Houthi officials. The visit follows the Oman-mediated consultations between Saudi...

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Issue #2024

DINGO

The cause of the Ukraine conflict is the fact that the presence of NATO and US bases, military forces, and nuclear missile systems put Russia’s...

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Issue #2089

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SOUTH AFRICA: South African ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has launched its election manifesto. The 29 May elections will be crucial for the...

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Issue #2034

DINGO

Scott Morrison’s secret multiple portfolios has nothing on the dual role of PM Albanese and Defence Minister Richard Marles as salesmen/lobbyists for the arms manufacturers....

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Issue #2038

DINGO

As the Albanese government pours billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money into fuelling the war in Ukraine it is offering the fossil fuel miners $500...

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Issue #2069

GLOBAL BRIEFS

JAPAN: Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co is selling department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co to a US investment fund, even as the...

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Issue #2079

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SAUDI ARABIA: An Arab-Islamic emergency meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia on 11 November called for an end to the war in Gaza, and rejected Israel’s...

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Issue #2047

GLOBAL BRIEFS

America: The Pentagon has blocked attempts by the US federal government to share alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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Issue #2049

YEMEN: A prisoner exchange took place between Houthis and government forces. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said that planes carrying detainees took...

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Issue #1998

CPA – Youth statement on the arrest of the Kononovich brothers

On 6th March 2022 the First Secretary of the Leninist Communist Youth Union of Ukraine Mikhail Kononovich, as well as his brother, Aleksander Kononovich were...

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A woman covers her son with a blanket after fleeing the war from neighbouring Ukraine at the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland. Issue #2090

Desperation and self-deception in Imperialism’s war against Russia

The US-NATO war against Russia has gone very badly. It is now two years since the first shots were fired and there is a sense...

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Issue #1999

ON DEFENCE: ALP and Coalition of little difference

There is little more powerful evidence of how far the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has moved from traditional social democracy than its current policies on...

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Issue #2094

GLOBAL BRIEFS

CUBA: Cuban-American members of the US House of Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) have proposed new sanctions against Cuba, reaffirming the...

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Issue #2065

NATIONAL BRIEFS

UNITED NATIONS: Global prices for food commodities such as rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out...

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Issue #2014

DINGO

While the Prime Minister was talking trade deals with the European Commission, who should pop up but Simon Crean, former ACTU President and erstwhile leader...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2041

PEACE NOTES

Just 80 years after the end of World War II, German tanks are again threatening Russia. At an event commemorating the 80th anniversary of the...

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Issue #2027

DINGO

Last week, “Dingo” reported on Solomon Islands PM Manasseh Sogavare’s address to the UN General Assembly, a voice of the Pacific Islands People in the...

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Issue #2030

The mainstream media has excised coverage of Israel’s crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. While there is no end to the noise from the...

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Issue #2091

GLOBAL BRIEFS

YEMEN: Massive protests for Palestine continue across Yemen. Friday rallies attract millions of participants who march for Gaza. Last Friday was no exception – demonstrators...

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Issue #2092

GLOBAL BRIEFS

UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

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Issue #2095

Fascism in Ukraine

Fascism, accurately called “the last resort of capitalism in decline,” is being actively fostered in various countries around the world. Even more countries are putting...

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Flowers and ribbon for Victory Day. Issue #2053

De-Sovietisation and the rise of the far right

This year’s Victory Day celebrations in Germany were held on 9th May at the Soviet Memorial Tiergarten in Berlin. Two men dressed in Soviet Union...

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Issue #2031

If military spending could provide peace, wouldn’t we have achieved that already?

The Labor Government plans to spend $48.7 billion on the military this financial year, in line with the policies of Morrison and Dutton. There is...

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Issue #2088

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SAUDI ARABIA: When asked about normalisation of ties with Israel at the Munich Security Conference, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that the only pathway towards...

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Issue #2039

DINGO

How to fund endless war? That is the question. That ‘tis better to grab workers’ retirement funds to build Australia’s military industrial complex and pour...

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Issue #2029

End fossil fuels!

It appears as though climate action has a new, unlikely support from Santos CEO Kevin Gallagher! Speaking to an Australian business community event in London,...

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Issue #2045

DINGO

The NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS) welcomed the recent announcement by an increasingly desperate NSW Coalition government in election mode, after it committed to...

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Issue #2064

DINGO

A new political force uniting left and progressive parties and other organisations with a clear pro-people agenda is needed urgently. The Communist Party is convinced...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2095

PEACE NOTES

Global Action on Military Spending has issued a statement for its days of action from 12 April to 15 May. The statement, “Disarmament now to...

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Issue #2065

DINGO

Some readers might remember the Michael Moore show Sicko about the US for-profit health system, where he campaigned for a patient to have a life-saving...

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PEACE NOTES Issue #2075

PEACE NOTES

Dying for inches Hannah Middleton This issue of Peace Notes is from a recent article by Caitlin Johnson “People are dying for inches in Ukraine,...

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Issue #2054

DINGO

It is timely to revisit the cause of the conflict in Ukraine. The issue behind the strife in Ukraine is the fact that the presence...

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Issue #2055

GLOBAL BRIEFS

SERBIA: Last week Alexander Vucic, Serbia’s president, put the army on high combat alert over Kosovo clashes. The troops moved to the administrative border with...

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Issue #2038

Australian troops to train Ukrainian soldiers

In a decision that will ensure even more death and destruction, the Australian Government has sent 70 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to the UK...

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Issue #2081

GLOBAL BRIEFS

NETHERLANDS: Populist right-wing politician Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) claimed victory in the Dutch general elections. The result was described as ‘shocking’ and...

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NATO with a do not symbol over it. Issue #2062

NO TO NATO

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attended the summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Vilnius, Lithuania on 11 - 12 July. Albanese was present as part...

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