Politics

How Europe is funding Putin’s war

How Europe is funding Putin’s war

European countries are reluctant to stop buying oil and gas from Russia for fear of economic consequences at home. BY CORNELIUS HIRSCH, GIOVANNA COI AND JAMES RANDERSON February 24, 2022  Who's paying for Russian President Vladimir Putin's jet fighters and tanks? The same EU countries that say they want him to stop his assault on Ukraine, a country that is supposedly their ally. It's a crazy paradox that Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki raised at an EU leaders' summit on sanctions against Moscow that ran into Friday morning. The bloc was unable to agree measures against the SWIFT international payments system because so many…
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Ten Theses on the War in Ukraine and the Challenge for India

Ten Theses on the War in Ukraine and the Challenge for India

Sadly, India has no moral standing to make constructive proposals for the resolution of a problem that it is not even willing to take a clear position on. Siddharth Varadarajan The United States, China, Israel and Russia (including its Soviet avatar) have resorted to aggression on numerous occasions before but the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered the most serious standoff between the big powers that the world has seen since the Cuban missile crisis. “History is relevant always,” says A.G. Noorani, “but history certainly does not justify this wrong.” Sadly, this history of past sins and misdemeanours weighs like…
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East Europe newsletter: news from the social movements and the left

ESSF annual report 2021In 2021 we continued supporting our core partners in Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan, as well as new contacts in Myanmar (Burma). We collected more funds than ever, but solidarity is still urgently needed.Click here to read our full report Call to Belarussian Men to Refuse Recruitment to Fight for Russia in Ukraine: “No Means No!”   By Olga KaratchI am requesting you to support our campaign “No Means No”, dedicated to reducing the number of Belarusian soldiers sent by the regime of Alexander Lukashenka to fight on the side of Russia in the war in Ukraine.Today a mass mobilization of…
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Russian Imperialism is the Aggressor

Russian Imperialism is the Aggressor

No to Russian Imperialist Aggression, No to US/NATO interference, for a Democratic, Socialist Ukraine, for the Right of Self Determination for all Oppressed Nationalities DetailsPublished on Monday, 28 February 2022 15:21Written by Radical Socialist Kunal Chattopadhyay and Achin Vanaik Russian Imperialism is the Aggressor: We unequivocally condemn the Russian aggression on Ukraine. Beyond all discussions about how rightwing the Ukrainian regime is, what relationships it has with neo-Nazis or with the NATO, there are certain basic truths. Ukraine had been an oppressed nation under Tsarist Russia, which denied the distinctiveness of Ukrainian language and culture. Even after the February Revolution…
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Stop the War! Russia out of Ukraine!

Stop the War! Russia out of Ukraine!

No to NATO! For a Global Anti-War Movement! Neil Wijethilaka & K. Govindan Socialist People’s Forum Colombo – 26 February 2022 Russian troops have invaded Ukraine and are advancing towards its capital, Kyiv. Already almost 200 people including children and civilians are among the dead, and 1,115 injured. Russian president Putin claims that this war is to protect Russian speakers in the breakaway satellite ‘republics’ of Eastern Ukraine; and to remove the right-wing, pro-western, Ukrainian government whom he describes as “drug addicts and Neo-Nazis”. These are lies to justify the unjustifiable: an unnecessary and senseless war.  It is true that…
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Europe Solidaire sans Frontieres newsletter: social movements and progressive politics in Europe

Europe Solidaire sans Frontieres newsletter: social movements and progressive politics in Europe

ESSF annual report 2021 In 2021 we continued supporting our core partners in Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Pakistan, as well as new contacts in Myanmar (Burma). We collected more funds than ever, but solidarity is still urgently needed.Click here to read our full report Statement (USA): Support Ukraine! Russia Get out! No U.S. or NATO War! Down with Putin!    By Socialists in the United States Earlier today Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine, an act of naked aggression in violation of every democratic norm. Russia has launched cyberattacks and its planes, missiles, and artillery have bombed targets in many Ukrainian cities,…
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