This letter, written by David North to a Trotskyist in Russia, reviews the historical and political foundation of the ICFI's opposition to the US-NATO war against Russia.
The Biden administration’s decision to provide Ukraine with what the president himself described yesterday in a NY Times column as “advanced rocket systems” is a massive escalation of the war with potentially catastrophic consequences.
The anti-Russia diatribes of Professor Timothy Snyder are acquiring a pathological character. He is moving ever more closely toward open advocacy of the physical obliteration of Russia and the extermination of its population. One detects in his writings the stench of genocidal racism.
For the past decade—in line with the political imperatives of the US-orchestrated 2014 Maidan coup that overthrew the elected pro-Russian government—Snyder has sought to manufacture a rosy narrative of Ukrainian nationalism as a heroic struggle for democracy.
Russia is the home of vast stores of critical minerals, the development of which is seen as critical for the imperial strivings of the American ruling class at this stage of capitalist development.
The Challenge of May Day 2022: For the International Unity of the Working Class against Capitalism, National Chauvinism and War!
The celebration of May Day 2022 must be dedicated to the unification of the international working class in a global struggle against imperialist war and its root cause, the capitalist system.
This letter was sent by WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North to a friend who requested North’s opinion on a recent online discussion held at a US college on the Russia-Ukraine war.
There are entirely principled and leftwing grounds upon which the Russian invasion of Ukraine should be opposed, and which do not require adapting to the US-NATO coverup of fascism in Ukraine’s past and present.
The primary aim of the Socialism 2022 Conference was to promote the US-NATO war against Russia, in line with the policy of the Biden administration, while seeking to bolster the trade unions as instruments for the suppression of the class struggle.
To justify their appeal for weapons, the speakers at a recent DSA event minimized the role played by neo-Nazis in the Ukrainian military and denounced all left-wing criticism of NATO and US imperialism as “justifying genocide.”
The Democratic Socialists of America and the invention of the pro-imperialist “Ukrainian resistance”
On June 3, Tempest published an article titled “Solidarity with the Ukrainian resistance!” by Ashley Smith, a prominent member of the DSA. An investigation of the political background of this Ukrainian "resistance" reveals it is a creation of US imperialism.
Amid mass domestic social hardship
The missiles, tanks, bullets, artillery shells, drones and attack helicopters stamped “Made by the DSA” will be used not only in Ukraine, but against the victims of American wars all over the world.
Democratic Socialists of America in crisis as it covers for Biden administration’s war drive against Russia
The DSA is scrambling to provide cover for the Democratic Party while trying to maintain the pretense of being a left-wing organization.