[Audio] Ukraine conflict: cutting through the lies

[Audio] Ukraine conflict: cutting through the lies



Thursday, 3 March 2022 

[Audio] Ukraine conflict: cutting through the lies

The Ukraine crisis has confirmed the dictum that "the truth is the first victim of war". In this talk given to British Marxists on Tuesday 1 March, Jorge Martín of the International Marxist Tendency cuts across the lies and war propaganda. He explains the real causes of this war, its background, the imperialist ambitions of both Russia and the West, and the hypocrisy of western imperialism throughout the course of this conflict.


Suisse Secrets: capitalism is corruption

A data leak has revealed that the major Swiss bank, Credit Suisse, has been managing the assets of global oligarchs, corrupt politicians and drug barons for decades. Clients included the sons of former Egyptian tyrant Hosni Mubarak, ousted Algerian dictator Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Antonio Velardo of the Calabrian mafia, and Eduard Seidel of the Siemens scandal, the biggest German corruption affair in recent years.


Britain: Starmer, the left, and the war – time to make a stand

‘Sir’ Keir Starmer has cynically used Russia’s attack on Ukraine as an excuse to attack the anti-imperialist left, and to prove his loyalty to the establishment. The labour movement must fight the enemy at home, not the ‘enemy within’.


South Africa: the EFF’s reckless descent into the politics of xenophobia

The EFF’s recent campaign of ‘labour inspections’ at restaurants in Gauteng is a reactionary descent into the xenophobic politics of the right-wing parties like ActionSA and the Patriotic Alliance. These right-wing outfits are very small on a national scale, but their message has been amplified by opportunist elements in the bigger parties such as the DA and the ANC. Now, scandalously, the EFF has joined in the fray.


自杀,自残和资本主义的异化

(按:本文原文发表于2015年4月9日。译者:Raya)


Declaración sobre el reconocimiento de las repúblicas del Donetsk y Lugansk por Putin

El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin, dio un giro crítico el pasado lunes en la confrontación con Ucrania al reconocer las repúblicas separatistas en el este de Ucrania y ordenar el envío de las fuerzas militares rusas a esa zona. A continuación, publicamos la declaración de los camaradas rusos de la CMI, elaborada junto con nuestros seguidores marxistas en Ucrania y el Donbás, en oposición a este conflicto interimperialista.


ရိုဆာ လူဇင်ဘာ့(ဂ်) နဲ့ ဘော်ရှီဗစ်များ - ယုံတမ်းတွေကို ချေဖျက်ခြင်း

(ဂ်)ဟာ ဂျာမန် ဆိုရှယ်ဒီမိုကရေစီရဲ့ အချောင်သမားဝါဒကို တိုက်ခိုက်ရာမှာ အဓိက အခန်းကဏ္ဍ ကနေ ပါဝင်ခဲ့သော ထူးချွန်ထက်မြက်လှတဲ့ တော်လှန်ရေးသမား မာ့(က်စ်)ဝါဒီတယောက်ဖြစ်တယ်။ ဂျာမနီ ကွန်မြူနစ်ပါတီကို အုတ်မြစ်ချပေးခဲ့သူလည်း ဖြစ်တယ်။ ဒါပေမယ့် ကံမကောင်းစွာပဲ သူမရဲ့ လက်ရာတချို့နဲ့ မိန့်ခွန်းတချို့ကို လိုသလိုဆွဲယူပြီး သူမရဲ့ ရပ်တည်ချက်ကို လုံးလုံးလျားလျား ပုံဖျက်ပစ်ခဲ့ကြတယ်၊ လီနင်နဲ့ ဘော်ရှီဗစ်တွေရဲ့ ဆန့်ကျင်ဖက်တယောက်လို ပုံဖော်ခဲ့ကြတယ်။


Después de la orgía especulativa de 2021: viene la resaca

En 2020, los bancos centrales respondieron al estallido de la crisis invirtiendo alrededor de 10 billones de dólares de dinero impreso en la economía ¿De qué manera mesurada y responsable reaccionaron los mercados ante una inyección de efectivo tan inaudita? ¡Participando en una orgía de especulaciones sin precedentes en la historia del capitalismo!


O conflito ucraniano: este é o início da Terceira Guerra Mundial?

Alan Woods (editor de marxist.com) fornece uma atualização sobre a situação na Ucrânia. Desde a invasão da Rússia, uma enxurrada de propaganda foi lançada pela mídia ocidental, contribuindo para uma atmosfera de total histeria, com os jornais agora gritando sobre a ameaça de uma Terceira Guerra Mundial. Enquanto isso, os líderes imperialistas continuam a exibir uma hipocrisia repugnante em sua condenação à “violação da soberania nacional da Ucrânia” por Putin, nunca tendo evitado a guerra em busca de seus próprios interesses no passado. Os marxistas devem rejeitar a mensagem cínica de “patriotismo” e “unidade nacional", enquanto continuamos a nos opor às nossas próprias classes dominantes em todos os países.


A guerra ucraniana: uma posição internacionalista de classe

Declaração da Corrente Marxista Internacional (CMI) sobre o conflito entre a Rússia e a Ucrânia.