by Ashley Rogers April 6 2022: Ukrainian National Guardsman, taken in 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War. (Wikimedia) It’s been over three months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After a push to capture key Ukrainian cities in the first few weeks of the war, stronger resistance than expected forced Russian military leaders toContinue reading “Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit”
In mid-April, the Russian military withdrew from northern Ukraine to focus its invasion on occupying the Donbas region in the east, where ethnic Russians and the Ukrainian government have engaged in eight years of civil war. The Russian offensive in Ukraine has been bogged down since the initial invasion in February. The resistance has been much stiffer than the Russian military likely anticipated. The withdrawal from the north is a clear setback for Russian imperialism. The human cost of the invasion becomes increasingly apparent, with the U.N. reporting at least 3,000 confirmed civilian deaths since the invasion.
2018: Members of the US military assigned to the the Joint Multinational Training Group – Ukraine, the “name given to the mission of training, equipping, training center development and doctrinal assistance to the Ukrainian armed forces”. (US Army) Photo by DoD by Elisabeth Wichser This article went to print in the March edition of ourContinue reading “Imperialist Powers Clash over Ukraine”
On February 24th, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a “special military operation” and invaded Ukraine. Socialists and the wider working-class movement must condemn Russia’s military invasion, which has already caused the deaths of many innocent civilians. The Independent Socialist Group (ISG) stands resolutely opposed to all capitalist wars and reactionary nationalism that pits workers againstContinue reading “No War in Ukraine!”
by Ashley Rogers The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) announced a bombshell financial leak on October 3rd, revealing a cache of almost 12 million documents – nicknamed the “Pandora Papers” – relating to the offshore finances of the world’s most powerful politicians, businessmen, and heads of state. The depths of these files reveal theContinue reading “Pandora Papers Reveal Ruling-Class Tax Evasion on a Global Scale”
This article, written by Tony Saunois, was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). The explosive leaking of 6.4 million documents and 1.2 million emails, the ‘Pandora papers’, showing the grotesque activities of the super-rich, stashing billions of US$ in offshore accounts to avoid tax and to launderContinue reading “‘Pandora papers’ put capitalism on trial”
by Elisabeth Wichser On August 10th, Biden announced that a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was “not inevitable.” Five days later, Kabul fell to the Taliban. The images of people storming the U.S.-controlled airport, clinging to planes that were taking off, and filling cargo planes give a sense of the fear and chaos in Kabul. ThereContinue reading “Withdrawal from Afghanistan Bruises U.S. Imperialism”
This article, written by Niall Mulholland, was originally published on socialistworld.net, the website of the Committee for a Workers’ International. On Sunday 15 August, the Taliban reached the capital of Kabul, forcing the US-backed government of Ashraf Ghani from power. Thousands of residents tried desperately to board planes to flee the hard-line Islamic force. AfterContinue reading “Kabul falls: A devastating blow to the US and Western imperialism – Afghans’ suffering continues under Taliban”
This article, written by Hannah Sell, was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Socialism Today, the monthly magazine published by our co-thinkers in the Socialist Party of England & Wales. The Independent Socialist Group stands in solidarity with the Socialist Party as part of the Committee for a Workers’ International. Unlike many otherContinue reading “Will China’s Bubble Burst?”
Biden’s “honeymoon period” has been largely bolstered by the roll-out of the vaccine, the resultant re-opening of society and economic impact. Widespread relief cannot disguise that Biden is failing to deliver on his already-inadequate campaign promises.