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Recommended Readings on the Conflict in Ukraine

Here are some readings in English we have used to gain our bearings for an upcoming public discussion on “War and Capitalist Crisis” in NYC.

  1. Grigory Yudin, “Why is Putin’s Russia Threatening Ukraine?” (January 19, 2022), “Why No Mass Protests in Russia?” (March 2, 2022), and “How Russia has Learned to Deny Reality” (April 7, 2022)
  2. Andrew, “Letters from Ukraine” [Part 1, Part 2, Part 3] (March-April 2022)
  3. Mouvement Communiste/Kolektivně proti Kapitălu, “Russia’s Colonial Expedition Accelerates the Course to World War” (February 27, 2022); “Ukraine: The Changing Situation and Some Firm Theoretical Points” (March 10, 2022); “Modern War, Democratic Movements, and the Revolutionary Process” (April 3, 2022)
  4. Chinese Internationalists, “Sharing the Shame: A Letter from China” (March 2, 2022)
  5. Angry Workers of the World, “Fragments of a Debate on the War in Ukraine” (March 10, 2022) [see also subsequent contributions to this debate here, here, here, here, and here]
  6. Sergio Bologna, Rüdiger Hachtmann, Erik Merks, Karl Heinz Roth, Bernd Schrader, “Manifesto Against the War” (March 14, 2022) vs. Simon Pirani, “Is this Monstrous War of Aggression Really Between Two Equal Sides?” (March 23, 2022)
  7. Pavlos Roufos, “Solidarity With Ukraine Doesn’t Mean Calling for More War” (March 12, 2022)
  8. Roland Simon, “Ukraine 2022” (March 14, 2022)
  9. Sanderr, “Don’t Fight for Your Country” (March 22, 2022)
  10. Konflikt, “The Real End of History is the End of War” (April 8, 2022)
  11. Volodymyr Ishchenko, “Toward the Abyss” (April 2022)
  12. Communist Workers’ Organization, “Internationalism and the War in Ukraine” (April 23, 2022); Rome Committee Against Imperialist War, “No War but the Class War” (August 5, 2022)
  13. Olena Lyubchenko, “On the Frontier of Whiteness? Expropriation, War, and Social Reproduction in Ukraine” (April 30, 2022)
  14. Jan Ole Arps, Sebastian Bähr, Nelli Tügel, “In the Grinder of Geopolitics” (May 12, 2022)
  15. Karmina, “The Tragedy of the Ukrainian Working Class” (June 29, 2022)
  16. Antithesi, “War and Crisis” (July 2022)

These texts do not add up to one coherent position, and indeed some are directly at odds with each other. Nevertheless, we find them worthy of critical consideration.