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Already in Hell: Labor After Communism: Against The Current vol. 118
Windau, George
Article
2005
Factory workers in the former Soviet Union have a saying: “Things can’t get any worse, we are already in hell.” David Mandel’s book Labour After Communism documents the realities of working-class life...
The Anarchists in the Russian Revolution: Documents of revolution
Avrich, Paul (ed.)
Book
1973
A selection of articles, manifestos, speeches, resolutions, letter, diaries, poems, and songs which seek to capture the spirit of the anarchist movement in Rissia.
Another Successful American Propaganda Effort
Gatto, Tim
Article
2014
American political figures like to talk about "American Democracy". The truth is, there is no "American Democracy", it is something that our rulers like to foist upon the World stage much like parents...
The Anti-Empire Report #132
Blum, William
Article
2014
Each of you I’m sure has met many people who support American foreign policy, with whom you’ve argued and argued. You point out one horror after another, from Vietnam to Iraq. From god-awful bombings ...
AP Blasts "Russian Propaganda War" Over Ukraine: Herding the Media Sheep
Leupp, Gary
Article
2014
Peter Leonard’s March 15 Associated Press report is entitled: “Russian propaganda war in full swing over Ukraine.” “This is Ukraine today,” he begins, “at least as seen by most Russian news media: the...
Australia: Socialist Alliance's 'International Political Perspectives' Resolution
Socialist Alliance
Article
2014
Resolutions adopted by the 10th National Conference of the Socialist Alliance, June 7-9, 2014.
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Book
1993
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Bloodshed in Kiev
Jones, Rob
Article
2014
Rob Jones looks at the different forces behind the Ukraine crisis.
The Brown Revolution in Ukraine: The Spectacle in Kiev
Shamir, Israel
Article
2014
Kiev is now patrolled by armed thugs from the Western Ukraine, by fighters from the neo-Nazi -Right Sector, descendants of Stepan Bandera, the Ukrainian Quisling’s troopers, and by their local comrade...
The CIA in Ukraine
Dawson, Ryan
Article
2017
Edited excerpt from "The CIA as Organized Crime", by Douglas Valentine, detailing the CIA's activities in Ukraine and influence on political movements there.
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The Cross and the Sword: The Making of a Christian Taliban in Ukraine
Mamon, Marcin
Article
2015
The recruitment point for volunteers in Dmytro Korchynsky's holy war is located in the basement of a building in central Kiev, on Chapaev Street, in what used to be a billiard club. Anyone can sign up...
The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt: The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2014
While most of the Western media describes the current crisis in the Ukraine as a confrontation between authoritarianism and democracy, many of the shock troops who have manned barricades in Kiev and t...
The Demonology School of Journalism: Putin and the press
Petras, James
Article
2015
The major influential western print media are engaged in a prolonged, large-scale effort to demonize Russian President Putin, his politics and persona. There is an article (or several articles) every ...
Did Somebody Say Fascism?: Waiting in the Wings of Ukraine
Sperber, Joshua
Article
2014
As Marxist historians of fascism have long argued, fascism at its essence is an outcome of capitalism in crisis. The quintessential counterrevolutionary movement, fascism responds to capitalism’s inva...
The Fallujah Option for East Ukraine: The Real Reason Washington Feels Threatened by Moscow
Whitney, Mike
Article
2015
Washington needs a war in Ukraine to achieve its strategic objectives.
The Fire Each Time
Bohne, Luciana
Article
2016
Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, and suddenly there was light, and warmth, and the gathering at the hearth. The gods never forgave, and ever since periodically they thrust a...
The Freeland-Chomiak Connection: "It takes a village to raise a Nazi"
Sanders, Richard
Article
2017
Sanders uncovers Chrystia Freeland's, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, own personal and professional connection with fascist groups and publications.
How Can the US Accuse Russia of Violating International Law?: Not Funny, But it's Still Hard Not to Laugh
Lindroff, Dave
Article
2014
If you want to make moral or legal pronouncements, or to condemn bad behaviour, you have to be a moral, law-abiding person yourself.
Issues, Outcome and Prospects: The Ukranian Events: Against The Current vol. 115
Himka, John-Paul
Article
2005
Although the Ukrainian presidential elections were front-page news for the last two months of 2004, and no event in the history of Ukraine has ever attracted so much media coverage and analysis, what ...
The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Pearce, Fred
Book
2012
How Wall Street, Chinese billionaires, oil sheikhs, and agribusiness are buying up huge tracts of land in a hungry, crowded world.
Manifesto: 10 Theses of the Leftist Opposition in Ukraine
The Left Opposition Collective
Article
2014
Replacing one set of politicians and oligarchs with another without overall systemic changes will not improve Ukrainian's lives. Instead, the Left Opposition Collective, a group of social and union ac...
Masking Tragedy in Ukraine: Sinister Illusions
Floyd, Chris
Article
2014
It is no secret that Barack Obama is one of the supreme illusionists of modern times. The disconnect between his words and his deeds is so profound as to be almost sublime, far surpassing the crude ob...
Monsanto and Ukraine: GM Food, Ukraine and the Return of Hill + Knowlton
Nelson, Joyce
Article
2014
The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), under terms of their $17 billion loan to Ukraine, will force that country to permit genetically-modified (GM) crops and genetically-modified o...
The National Question: Selected Writings by Rosa Luxemburg
Luxemburg, Rosa (edited by Davis, Horace B.)
Book
In her penetrating analysis of nationalism, Rosa Luxemburg argues that the formula of "the right of nations to self-determination" is essentially not a political or programmatic guide to the nationali...
NATO - New York Times Convoy Fabrications
Parsons, Renee
Article
2014
On Saturday, the entire humanitarian convoy of 227 trucks crossed back into Russia without incident after having successfully delivered its contents to the Luhansk distribution centre. The unwavering ...
The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2015
According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of eco...
On Israel, Ukraine and Truth: The Return of George Orwell and Big Brother's War
Pilger, John
Article
2014
As advanced societies are de-politicised, the changes are both subtle and spectacular. In everyday discourse, political language is turned on its head, as Orwell prophesised in 1984. "Democracy" is no...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - October 8, 2015: Elections
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Richwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Elections are the topic of the week, with items related to the October 19 Canadian federal election, and also to broader issues of parliamentary democracy, voting and whether voting can bring about ch...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Pro-European Union protests mount in Kiev
Schwarz, Peter
Article
2013
Over 100,000 demonstrators protested in Kiev on Sunday to demand the resignation of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich. They were protesting Yanukovich’s abandonment of an association agreement wit...
Putin on the Ritz
Pollack, Norman
Article
2014
Forgive the word-play; colossal demonization notwithstanding, I’ll go with Putin and Russia over Obama, the US, Rasmussen, Cameron, friends and allies everywhere. America has an unerring nose for smel...
Return of the Evil Empire
Hirthler, Jason
Article
2014
You have to hand it to them. The United States media machine is unequaled at producing and disseminating misinformation. It begins in the bowels of the State Department or White House or Pentagon and ...
Sanctions & the Dollar
Hallinan, Conn
Article
2014
The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world’s reserve currency. While in the shor...
The Six Most Disastrous Interventions of the 21st Century
Leupp, Gary
Article
2015
On October 2, 2015, President Barack Obama, alluding to Russia's decision to launch air strikes in Syria, told reporters at the White House that for Russia to view the forces targeted "from the perspe...
Toronto Star Supports the Perpetrators of War Crimes in Ukraine: Crazed Warmongers
Annis, Roger
Article
2015
Toronto Star has distinguished itself for supporting the fundraising projects of Ukraine's extreme-right parties and militias.
Ukraine and the Great Asian Enclosure: Russia Crosses an Important Rubicon in the Crimea
Reid Ross, Alexander
Article
2014
The Cornerstones of Eurasia - When Pravy Sektor’s Dmitry Yarosh called on the Chechen liberation fighters to join Ukrainian nationalists in global struggle, he accented the North Atlantic’s energy pol...
Ukraine, Intervention, and America's Doublethink: High-Motor Propaganda
Draitser, Eric
Article
2014
With the deployment of Russian forces into Crimea and eastern Ukraine, the US-NATO propaganda machine has kicked into high gear. Putin has been portrayed as a tyrannical aggressor, while the Obama adm...
Ukraine Is Banning 'Communist Symbols' and the Kremlin Is Peeved
Poludenko-Young, Anna
Article
2015
Ukraine is pushing to erase all evidence the Soviet Union and its defeat of Nazi Germany from its history books.
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel
Green, Kitty
Film/Video
2013
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel is a 2013 Australian film directed by Kitty Green. The film debuted at the 70th Venice International Film Festival, although was not part of the competition.The documentary co...
Ukraine and the Rebirth of Fascism: The Menace Across the European Continent
Draitser, Eric
Article
2014
The violence on the streets of Ukraine is far more than an expression of popular anger against a government. Instead, it is merely the latest example of the rise of the most insidious form of fascism ...
Ukraine: the Ugly Truth: Kiev's War Against Freedom of Speech
Gulevich, Vladislav
Article
2014
The US State Department has given its support to the military operation undertaken by Kiev in Donbass.
Ukraine Turmoil: Capitalist Powers in Tug of War
Workers Vangaurd
Article
2014
The ongoing aim of the Western imperialists is to establish a client state on the border of Russia, which under the rule of capitalist strongman Vladimir Putin has increasingly become a thorn in their...
Ukraine: what's going on, and what does it mean?
Storm, Peter
Article
2013
Some thoughts on the protests happening in Ukraine. Things are not completely what they may seem.
Ukraine's Protest Movement: Is a 'Left Sector' Possible?
Budraitskis, Ilya
Article
2014
A conversation about the necessity and possibility of a "Left Sector" and its struggle for hegemony in the 2013-2014 Ukrainian protests is important not only in the contemporary Ukrainian context, but...
Ukrainian Hangovers: Russia, Crimea and the Consequences of NATO Policy
Sommers, Jeffrey; Hudson, Michael
Article
2014
Russia’s incursion (invasion if you prefer) into Crimea, with prospects for movement into Eastern Ukraine, is the culmination of US/NATO policy since 1991.
The US arming of Ukraine and the danger of World War III
Lantier, Alex
Article
2015
The Obama administration wants to arm the right-wing regime in Ukraine with billions of dollars in advanced weaponry, which may spark a direct conflict between the US and Russia, two nuclear-armed pow...
Washington Piles Lie Upon Lie: One After Another After Another
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2014
The latest Washington lie, this one coming from NATO, is that Russia has invaded Ukraine with 1,000 troops and self-propelled artillery.
Western Media Responds to Latest Ukrainian Sabotage of Crimea
Annis, Roger
Article
2016
Western governments and media have a problem with the right-wing regime that is governing Ukraine. The country's economy is a shambles. Even the regime's own backers in the West acknowledge the countr...
Why the rise of fascism is again the issue
Pilger, John
Article
2015
Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible and clear. Yet in the same liberal societies, whose war-making elites urge us never to ...
Why the Ukraine Crisis Is the West's Fault: The Liberal Delusions That Provoked Putin
Mearsheimer, John J.
Article
2014
The taproot of the trouble is NATO enlargement, the central element of a larger strategy to move Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and integrate it into the West. At the same time, the EU's expansion east...
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
Book
1977
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...
Wretched US Journalism on Ukraine
Parry, Robert
Article
2015
The most dangerous violation of journalistic principles has occurred in the Ukraine crisis, which has the potential of a nuclear war.

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Azov fighters are Ukraine's greatest weapon and may be its greatest threat
The battalion's far-right volunteers' desire to 'bring the fight to Kiev' is a danger to post-conflict stability
Walker, Shaun
2014
The Azov battalion, a volunteer militia that has been doing much of the frontline fighting in Ukraine's war against Russian-speaking rebels in the east, may pose a serious threat to the Ukrainian gove...
Dynamo Kiev fans wear KKK outfits, swastikas in ‘white frenzy’ display intended for UEFA official
2017
Dynamo Kiev fans welcomed a visiting UEFA inspector to their home match versus Shakhtar Donetsk wearing outfits of the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and masks bearing swastikas.
Government Action towards Ukraine Pose Danger to Canadians
Sources News Release
2015
The Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) are convinced that the actions and stated policies of the Canadian government towards Ukraine pose a danger to Canadians and the world. By supporting the pr...
IFJ and EFJ alarmed by the creation of 'Orwellian' information ministry
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) are alarmed by the creation of a government body to control information and the media in Ukraine.
IFJ/EFJ Strongly Condemn Brutal Attacks Against Journalists in Ukraine
Sources News Release
2013
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) have strongly condemned the brutal attacks by Ukrainian security forces against journalists covering ...
A Nazi Skeleton in the Family Closet
Tsukanova, Arina
2017
Chrystia Freeland's dark family secret is that her grandfather, Mykhailo Chomiak, faithfully served Nazi Germany right up to its surrender, and Chomiak's family only moved to Canada after the Third Re...
No Weapons to Ukraine
Sources News Release
2015
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace is deeply concerned about the civil war in Ukraine in which thousands of civilians and soldiers, as many as 50,000 according to a credible German source, have already...
The "Snipers' Massacre" on the Maidan in Ukraine
Katchanovski,Ivan
2015
On the mass killing of the "Euromaidan" protesters and police in the Maidan area of Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 20, 2014.
Ukraine: the practice of protest
Genté, Régis; Rouy, Laurent
2005
There was genuine, widespread rejection of the regime in Ukraine, but the mass demonstrations were still not spontaneous. They were backed by self-seeking organisations, both local and international.
Welcome to Ukraine, the most corrupt nation in Europe
Bullough,Oliver
2015
While the conflict with Russia heats up in the east, life for most Ukrainians is marred by corruption so endemic that even hospitals appear to be infected.
Western Narrative of Crimea a Pack of Lies Born of Failed Policy and Historical Ignorance
Vogt, Jay
2015
The Western line on Crimea is so absurd that it actually requires mass historical ignorance to be believed.

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