David Barsamian: Let’s head into the most obvious nightmare of this moment, the war in Ukraine and its effects globally. But first a little background.
Source: Welcome to a Science-Fiction Planet – CounterPunch.org
By David Apgar In contrast to Putin, President Xi at least seems focused on the long game for his country. But why is Xi then supporting Putin’s win-today, lose-thereafter venture?
Source: China’s Curious Choice to Stand with Russia – The Globalist
On February 24, as Russia invaded Ukraine, Guardian reporter Fiona Harvey posed the interesting question: “Is Putin’s Invasion About Fossil Fuels?”
Source: The Other Reason for Putin’s Rush to War: Russian Oil Dependency – CounterPunch.org
In his address on 22 February, just before Russia invaded Ukraine, Vladimir Putin set out his ideological justification for the war. He presented Ukraine, within its current borders, as an artificial entity created by the Bolsheviks, which today can ‘rightfully [be] called “Vladimir Lenin’s Ukraine” ’.
Source: Russian ‘Left’ Split Over Ukraine War | Portside
by Yorgos Mitralias For a long time now, almost everyone has been tormented by the same question: why are people turning their backs on the Left? Why does the Left seem so weak and lacking in credi…
Source: The Putinist Left, its monstrosities and the Ukrainian national question – Oakland Socialist