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Ukraine: Biggest East-West crisis in decades

From the September-October 2014 issue of News & Letters: World in View column The fighting between Ukraine government troops and separatist rebels continues as Russia and the West maneuver for power. Read more: Ukraine: Biggest East-West crisis in decades

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The Left Agenda at the Maidan and After

Report on “The Left and the Maidan” conference in Kiev, April 2014. Continue reading

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From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy

Revolution and counter-revolution contend now, while the prolonged global capitalist economic crisis refuses to end. The question arises: where is the needed banner of total uprooting of the system and creation of new human relations as the goal? This objective need is present in every struggle from outright revolution in the Middle East to movements in the U.S. Beset by attacks and contradictions, they have in turn sparked counter-revolutions. Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, March-April 2014, Part 1

Readers’ Views from the March-April 2014 issue of News & Letters, part 1. Continue reading

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Ukraine and Bosnia: historic uprisings

In Ukraine, an unexpected eruption of mass struggle led to the overthrow of Ukraine’s corrupt, oligarchic, and ultimately murderous President Viktor Yanukovych. In Bosnia, at the same time, massive, nationwide discontent with the corrupt system left in place when the 1995 Dayton Accords partitioned the country has led to the equally unexpected creation of new forms of democratic organization. Continue reading

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