Q&A on the War in Ukraine
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Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has shocked and horrified millions of workers around the world. This is an utterly reactionary war, and solidarity with the ordinary people of Ukraine is a healthy and natural instinct. However, workers are under no obligation to choose between NATO and US imperialism on the one side, and Russian imperialism on the other. On the contrary, it is our duty to maintain a class-independent position at all times.
Whenever there is a war, the ruling class mobilizes its politicians and media to an even more hypocritical and extreme level of noise making. They aim to provoke emotional reactions as a way of stampeding people into following “their” flag and supporting “their” capitalists’ policies.
Socialist Revolution stands in solidarity with the workers of Ukraine, Russia, and the rest of the world on a class basis. As we are based in the US, however, our main duty is to expose the lies and hypocrisy of the US ruling class. In the following series of questions and answers, we hope to cut through the fog of war and pro–Western imperialist propaganda, explaining these complicated issues from an internationalist, working-class perspective.
By The International Marxist Tendency
With an article on background of the conflict in the competition between Western imperialism and Russia.
By Niklas Svensson
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