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A selection of articles, analyses, leaflets and statements on the unfolding inter-imperialist war following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
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Stop the War Coalition (STWC), with Jeremy Corbyn as one of its most prominent supporters, presents itself as a movement aiming for peace and to end the war in Ukraine. But reality is far removed from its narrative.
Behind its hypocritical denunciation of Russian atrocities, the British ruling class is pursuing its own imperialist agenda in Ukraine
The mass exodus of Ukrainian refugees is a terrible tragedy – and the ruling class does not hesitate to exploit in the interests of war propaganda.
The different forms of Trotskyism, in the name of “revolutionary marxism”, once again tell us to choose our camp in the imperialist war in Ukraine.
We publish here two contributions from close sympathisers about the war in Ukraine. The first is an account of the two public meetings held in English in March; the second a statement of support for the ICC's response to the war. Our article on all the public meetings we have held so far can be found here.
I agree with the content of the ICC’s leaflet denouncing the war and with the articles ‘Ukraine: the worsening of military tensions in Eastern Europe’ and ‘The ruling class demands sacrifices on the altar of war’.
A short account of recent international public meetings held by the ICC online in a number of languages.
Unleashing the barbarism of war in Ukraine means that the whole world is threatened with its collateral "damage", in particular in the growth of poverty worldwide and through the mounting attacks on the living standards of the working class: increased exploitation, inflated prices and widespread unemployment.
As the horror in Ukraine increases, the necessity for authentic proletarian internationalism is as urgent as ever.
The Zimmerwald conference of 1915 showed the need for internationalist revolutionaries to make a common stand against imperialist war.
The organisations of the communist left must mount a united defence of their common heritage of adherence to the principles of proletarian internationalism, especially at a time of great danger for the world's working class. The return of imperialist carnage to Europe in the war in Ukraine is such a time. That's why we publish below, with other signatories from the communist left tradition (and a group with a different trajectory fully supporting the statement), a common statement on the fundamental perspectives for the working class in the face of imperialist war.
Against the idea that the sole cause of this war is the “madman” Putin, we argue that it is a product of the imperialist machinations of all the major powers.
We are publishing a statement on the war in Ukraine by the KRAS, an anarcho-syndicalist group linked to the International Workers’ Association. We know that, in Russia, any protest at all against the war is being met with ferocious repression by the Russian state, so we salute the courage and conviction of the KRAS comrades in publishing this statement, which is clearly internationalist, denouncing both camps as imperialist and calling for working class struggle against the war.
We draw reader's attention to our 1990 orientation text on militarism and decomposition, which in our view remains an indispensable guide to understanding the increasingly irrational and chaotic nature of imperialist wars today.
We continue to analyse and to denounce the bloody conflict in Ukraine, and the bourgeoisie’s lies aimed at mobilising the working class in support of war.
This is an international ICC leaflet being produced in a number of languages. We encourage all those who agree with it to distribute it either online or on paper (see the link to the PDF version).