Commentary: The Civil War/Proxy War in Ukraine and the Russian Offensive / by Monthly Review

Political map of Ukraine from the 2010 elections. By Vasyl` Babych – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link The following is the advance publication of the Notes from the Editors from the May 2022 issue of Monthly Review. —Eds As we write these notes in late March 2022, the war in Ukraine continues to escalate, threatening to mutate instantaneously into aContinue reading “Commentary: The Civil War/Proxy War in Ukraine and the Russian Offensive / by Monthly Review”

US financial bonanza shaken strongly / by Elsy Fors Garzon

Washington, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) The war in Ukraine and Western sanctions against Russia are today interrupting the relative bonanza of finances in the United States, market operators considered. In that sense, the global economic shock linked to the war situation reached the large banks of this country, forced to increase their reserves against creditContinue reading “US financial bonanza shaken strongly / by Elsy Fors Garzon”

The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster

Olga Chernysheva (Russia) Kind People, 2004. The following is the text of a presentation by John Bellamy Foster given on March 31, 2022 to the advisory board of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. —Eds Thanks for inviting me to make this presentation. In talking about the Ukraine war, the essential thing to recognize at the outsetContinue reading “The U.S. proxy war in Ukraine / by John Bellamy Foster”

US Armament Spree in Ukraine is Last Ditch Effort to Preserve Washington’s Dominance, Scholar Says / Ekaterina Blinova

© AP Photo / Efrem Lukatsky The US has sent billions of dollars’ worth of weapons to Ukraine amid Russia’s special operation to demilitarise and de-Nazify the country. Switchblade killer drones are part of an additional $800 million military aid package announced by Washington on 16 March. Who is benefitting from the armament spree? “OneContinue reading “US Armament Spree in Ukraine is Last Ditch Effort to Preserve Washington’s Dominance, Scholar Says / Ekaterina Blinova”

‘Gods of War’: How the U.S. weaponized Ukraine against Russia / by Taylor Cole

U.S. Maj. John Alan Gavrilov (right) trains commanders of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion as part of a November 2017 foreign delegation. Since the U.S.-engineered 2013-14 coup in Ukraine, American forces have taught Ukrainians, including neo-Nazi units, how to fight in urban and other civilian areas. Weaponizing Ukraine is part of Washington’s quest for what theContinue reading “‘Gods of War’: How the U.S. weaponized Ukraine against Russia / by Taylor Cole”

The Left Has a Long, Proud Tradition of Opposing War / by Marcello Musto

While most parties of the Second International supported their countries’ drives to war in World War I, Rosa Luxemburg was among the socialist leaders who opposed the war. (Ashton Emanuel / Flickr) There’s a long and rich tradition of the Left’s opposition to militarism that dates back to the First International. It’s an excellent resourceContinue reading “The Left Has a Long, Proud Tradition of Opposing War / by Marcello Musto”

Reports of ‘mass grave’ in Ukraine reflect horrors of war / by John Wojcik

A woman cries while waiting along with others for distribution of food products in the village of Motyzhyn, Ukraine, which was until recently under the control of the Russian military, April 3, 2022. | Vadim Ghirda / AP There were reports in various media outlets Sunday that Ukrainian officials claimed to have found a graveContinue reading “Reports of ‘mass grave’ in Ukraine reflect horrors of war / by John Wojcik”

Nazis in Ukraine: seeing through the fog of the information war / by Gabriel Rockhill

2015 in Kiev on the birthday of Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera, pictured on the black and red flag On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin undertook what he referred to as a “special military operation … to de-militarize and de-Nazify Ukraine.” Western bourgeois media immediately decried these stated goals, regularly repeating that the allegations of Nazism in Ukraine areContinue reading “Nazis in Ukraine: seeing through the fog of the information war / by Gabriel Rockhill”

Stop the spiral of death and destruction / by Greg Godels

An explosion is seen in an apartment building after a Russian army tank fired in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Friday.Evgeniy Maloletka/AP Everything happening today in Ukraine must be weighed on the scales of history, understood in terms of precedents that attach meaning and clarity to today’s events. Over a hundred years ago, elites and their scribesContinue reading “Stop the spiral of death and destruction / by Greg Godels”

Ukrainian communist journalist: ‘This war started eight years ago’ / by Vijay Prashad

Ukrainian troops from the fascist Azov Battalion guard men detained at a site of battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, June 13, 2014. Ukrainian troops attacked pro-Russia separatists that day, driving them out of buildings they had occupied in the city. About 100 soldiers emerged triumphant from the previously rebel-occupied buildings, shouting theContinue reading “Ukrainian communist journalist: ‘This war started eight years ago’ / by Vijay Prashad”