Editorial Comment on Ocksen Lola’s “Appeal to the Ukrainian Workers”

We have much pleasure in publishing the appeal of our Comrade, a Ukrainian Marxist, to the Ukrainian class-conscious workers. Unity irrespective of nations. This call is particularly urgent, in Russia at the present time. The petty bourgeois intellectuals of Dzvin*, the workers’ evil counsellors, are trying as hard as they can to drive a wedge between the Ukrainian and the Great-Russian Social Democratic workers. Dzvin is serving the cause of the international petty bourgeoisie.

We shall, however, serve the cause of the international workers; we shall rally, unite and merge the workers of all nations for united and joint activities.

Long live the close fraternal alliance of the workers of the Ukrainian, great-Russian and all the nations of Russia!

“Appeal to the Ukrainian Workers” was signed by Ocksen Lola was published in the newspaper “Trudovaya Pravda” on 29 June, 1914. The “Appeal” was drafted by Lenin and forwarded to ON Lola, as Lenin considered the appeal to come from the Ukrainian Social-Democrats.

* Dzvin (The Bell) A legal Menshevik monthly journal in Kiev, from Jan, 1913 to mid 1914.

Sri Lanka in deep social, economic and political crisis: An analysis

We all, especially the Indians, know about Sri Lanka, a small island, with a population of slightly more than 20 million (2 Crore), where IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force) was stationed in 1987 for almost 3 years to help the government to stabilize the country, which was battling bloody war against LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) led armed struggle, but very soon was crushing LTTE with all the might. By the way, for first few days, the Indian soldiers used to be in very friendly relation with the LTTE militants, giving and accepting food and gifts.

Sri Lankan crisis started last 3 months, when the people found market was unable to supply them petrol, diesel, oil, food, etc. Whatever was available, had become very expensive, like food and scarcity of electricity became normal. World Food Program (WFP) feared, about 4.9 million (49 lakhs) people were on verge of starving.

Last few weeks, people are on road, protesting against the ex-President and now the new regime, demanding the resignation of all the old rulers. However, the protesting people have no vision to capture the state power themselves, as there is no revolutionary party, with a revolutionary idea, to educate and lead them.

Sri Lanka was reeling under heavy loan, more than 50 billion USD (50 Aarab $), of which 50% was from the world market.  Inability to pay back was due destruction of tourism (25% of the population are dependent on tourism) during Coronavirus Pandemic and even earlier due Easter explosion (on 21 April, 2019), in which 269 people were killed and more than 500 injured, in a terrorist attack.

Rajapaksa clan, based on personality cult, and polarization of the masses on religion, could do nothing to save the economic disaster. President Gotabaya fled the country (in his second effort, as in first effort, he was not allowed by the migration staff) via Male to Singapore and “officially” has resigned as President on 14 Jul, 2022. A “strong” President, loved by the Buddhists, the majorities of Sri Lanka, had got more than 40 thousand Tamilians and hundreds of activists, journalists, Leftists killed and was hailed as the emancipator of the country.

An emergency was declared by him on 01 April, 2022 to suppress the mass revolt, but that further fueled the movement and was withdrawn. Now after his departure, the new government has again declared emergency.

It must be noted that Sri Lankan’s closeness with China was not liked by the USA and even by India. Biden administration removed its name from Democratic Summit in 2021, where both India and Pakistan were invited.

Background: Loan in 2019 was close to 36 billion USD (Arab $). Sri Lanka’s loan from China was 10% of the whole debt, WB and ADB another 10%, and from US, Japan and other European monopoly banks was 80%. The bail out was offered by IMF, like it happens elsewhere. IMF loans are always with terms and conditions, which are designed not really to bail out the victim country, but rope it deeply, in a vicious circle, a whirlwind, which only drowns the victim or the target further. One of the conditions is always to cut down the subsidies (food, fertilizers, electricity, transportation, healthcare and education system, etc.) and welfare measure of the people. Another one is absolute destruction of labor laws, environment laws to favor the capitalist class in increasing profit rate and cut down its taxes and waive off the unpaid taxes and loans. Farm laws in most of the Latin, African and in India had been invented and implemented to rout the peasants from the land, make them agricultural workers and extract maxim profit from the agricultural land. Wherein the corporates always get the most of the benefits of such aids. Most of the Constitutions of the developed or undeveloped countries (in fact the state itself) favor the elite or the ruling class and not the proletarian class.

IMF, WB and other monopoly banking system forced Sri Lanka to produce goods for international market and earn profit, rather for home consumption. This helps finance capital to extract maximum profit, almost plunder the victim nations; monopolize their natural resources and public property, banks, etc. Law of uneven development works within a country as well as globally. And the effect can be seen in some parts of the world, both ruination or rise of a country economically.

Remember, Khrushchev advising Enver Hoxha to pay more attention on agriculture and small industries rather on heavy industrialization, and the industrial products would be exchanged from USSR in lieu of grains, other non-industrial and small goods or products from Albania?

Revolutionary Situation of Sri Lanka: When thousands of people had captured the Presidential residence and hundreds of thousands were in street, when police as well as army were immobilized and the PM resigned, the President ran away from the country, the so-called revolutionary forces, Communists were just part of the crowd as part of a “revolution”, rather marching forward to take over the state, establish their own state and machinery.

Lost opportunity, as these leaders and the party cadres never thought of revolution, neither were ready for that, and it seems they never appreciated the qualitative changes that occurs and leads to a revolutionary situation, presenting an opportunity for the proletarian class to take over the old state power, demolish it and build its own state. No socialist society can even be built while the state power is in the hands of the bourgeois class. What maximum can happen is, a pro people government, ensuring some subsidy and welfare measures, but this balance of power between the capitalist class and the proletarian class is never stable, but changes and in due course, when the unity of the working class and the oppressed people weakens, the bourgeois class takes over the state fully and all the ‘concessions’ given to the people are withdrawn. India is an example.

We had similar situations elsewhere, where we lost opportunity and what we gained was to analyze the past situation, learn the lessons again and again. Did we not have an opportunity in Kazakhstan recently? Earlier in Chile, in the leadership of Allende, in Burkina Faso, under the leadership of Thomas Sankara, and now in Bolivia and Venezuela? Well, we have example of social imperialist China and the leaders of the stated countries are over satisfied, unaware of the sword hanging over their neck, created by the US imperialism and NATO.

The Communist Parties of Sri Lanka had given up their class struggle (a direct confrontation between the capitalist class and the working class), leading to the question of the state power. Now, they are awaiting for next election to come to power and build socialism!!

Population is burden in capitalism : Not in Socialism

Population rides on means of subsistence & not vice versa!

Yes, distribution of the means of subsistence is only through market, which has to be bought and the needy population has no means to buy them, has no employment, and as such they are not in the center of production and circulation process.
Hence, majority of the population have found, they are not needed in the society, they are on the periphery of the society and their numbers are increasing from the middle, especially from the lower middle class, small & poor peasants, petty bourgeois class. They are lumpen proletariat, paupers and living creatures, who resemble “humans”, and without even identity papers/cards. They are burdens for the capitalist class and the latter’s state.
But imbeciles are gloating, as they feel their country is becoming number one in the world, like Sri Lanka (only 1-2 months back), India, Turkey, Poland and even Ukraine (which is being pulverized now) and they are “saving” their religion, which was in danger due minorities’ religion, saving their countries from the anti nationals. But in reality, they are rogues, needed by the bourgeois state.
It’s not population, which is our enemy, not even minorities or neighboring countries, nor some imbecile ruler or ruling/opposition parties but something else; much in deep, well masked, behind the scenes, poker faced “Finance Capital”.
Finance capital (developed form of industrial & bank capital) took birth, developed and grows on labor power of the working class, and due its characteristics (accumulation & concentration of production and capital), it is murdering the creators and the climate or environment, which nurtures life.
Socialization of means of production and subsistence is the only solution. And this will not happen automatically, but through revolution, led by the working people and the allies, which would replace capitalism with socialism.

See the report of UN on the global population:

“Global population to hit 8 billion this year – UN
UN Secretary General lauded humanity’s progress but gave reminder that it’s still ‘in peril’!”

Do you love “beating around the bush”?
Look at the brouhaha over “Agniveers”, the 4 years term entry into the Indian Armed Forces (earlier known as “Tour of Duty”) in non officer ranks and on other issues.
Today we are beating around the bush. On one side supporters, including paid & hired ones, of the capitalist class (limited to few capitalists) are justifying all rhetoric & criminal acts by the state (Including Bulldozer Raj), while on other side the opposition, trying to make fun of them.
This phenomenon is global, for an example, see what is happening in Ukraine, Yemen, Syria, Palestine, etc. What is happening to climate.
Quizzing of Rahul Gandhi by ED brought some stir among the Congress leaders & cadres who lamented BJP for political vendetta, as if such incidents didn’t occur earlier during Congress regime or as if Congress raised hue and cry over the arrests of other activists, students, youths, on whom UAPA & other draconian acts were applied and were (still are) behind the bars for more than one year, without charges, while BJP criminals are getting protection from police, bureaucracy and judiciary.
“Constitutional” state repression is on rise, the bourgeois class is happy with plunder of the public property and the working class. Its need to accumulate and concentrate production and capital is being fulfilled, so what not completely through market, even though monopoly exists there globally.
And we are doing nothing about #Revolution in theory or in practice! We are happy with writing big and small blogs, articles. We are cursing the people for supporting the fascist regime or for being neutral. We are raising slogans for the intelligentsia class to resist the present and “restore” democratic rights. We are busy in identity politics and in “election to election” politics. We are even showing the bourgeoisie and the fascists as to what happened to their ancestors and similar fate is awaiting them; their name in history will be written with despise, etc. We are satisfied with our political activities.
Yes, there are some “serious and honest” people who are on ground with flags and revolutionary slogans, well known to the police and intelligence, who know these “revolutionaries” to be teeth less and even “friendly”.
If, we are not part of “beating around the bush” team, we must appreciate the power of the present bourgeois class, its state, the nature and meaning of revolutionary ideology, revolutionary situation and revolution itself.
Revolutionary party can’t be fully over ground and can’t be part of reformist movements and has to be leading (class unity and) Class Struggle to overthrow the old regime and build its own state, in bid to construct #Socialism.

What we need is scientific socialism, globally, to end the present and people’s dependence on the blind laws of market (free or monopoly) in toto.

Michael Roberts Blog

Apart from inflation and war, what grips current economic thought is the apparent failure of what mainstream economics likes to call ‘globalisation’. What mainstream economics means by globalisation is the expansion of trade and capital flows freely across borders. In 2000, the IMF identified four basic aspects of globalisation: trade and transactions, capital and investmentmovements,migrationand movement of people, and the dissemination of knowledge. All these components apparently took off from the early 1980s as part of the ‘neoliberal’ reversal of previous national macro-management policies adopted by governments in the environment of the Bretton Woods world economic order (ie US hegemony). Then the call was to break down tariff barriers, quotas and other trade restrictions and allow the multi-nationals to trade ‘freely’ and to switch their investments abroad to cheap labour areas to boost profitability. This would lead to global expansion and harmonious development of the productive…

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Political experience of the working masses themselves, and not as told or “educated” by the political leaders or propagandists, is more important for the revolutionary works!

Therefore practice is as important as ideology and this practice is not through merely joining rallies, chanting slogans in huge crowds, on special days or against some anti working class acts by the bourgeois state or even against state repression!

Practice includes, in addition to the above, struggle against extension of working hours, helping the unemployed workers and thus developing comradeship, curtailment of purchasing powers due depreciation of money or inflation, loss of living standard due expensive private education and health services, study circle, etc. which promote class consciousness by breaking the existing social, cultural, religious & gender discriminations and national & regional distance.

Class unity based against capitalist class exploitation and need to free itself is the most important task of the proletarian class and that has to be done by the revolutionary party of the proletarian class. Class unity for class struggle, which must aim the political power to build an exploitation free society and there comes the need of the practice and political education of the masses.

Class unity, again, can not be solid, unless it is based on revolutionary ideology, which is proletariat revolution, to abolish capitalism and establish socialism.

#Revolution

THE SPARK
Volume I, Number I, March 2022
Special Supplement on Ukraine Crisis
Dear Friends and Comrades,
This is the special bulletin on Ukraine crisis specifically focus on the origin of conflicts and anti-fascist movement started in 2014 and the state repression which ultimately resulted into the continuing situation in Ukraine. The full-fledged issues of “The Spark”, its fundamental principles and objective will be released soon.
—Editorials Board
THE WAR IN DONBASS AND THE UKRAINE CRISIS
The current crisis in Ukraine is the consequence of a US-NATO-backed coup that overthrew the
constitutionally elected government of Ukraine and installed a puppet regime representing Western
imperialist interests, regional oligarchs and neo-Nazis in February 2014. The new government then
launched a war against the People’s Republics in Eastern Ukraine which has cost at least 10,000 lives,
have taken on a more genocidal character. More than a million have become internally displaced
persons while nearly two million are refugees in Russia. This terrible fact was never reported in
Western media and its fraternal media houses all over the world.
Moreover, the Western media collectively target President of Russian Federations Vladimir Putin. In
their vocabulary, “Putin is a ‘cruel dictator’, hungry for conquest and bombardment, opposed to
democracy”, and “NATO forces are the guarantors of democracy”. Nothing is said about NATO military
alliance pumping tons of deadly weapons and NATO advisers into Ukraine for eight years.
The Ukrainian establishment could have avoided this conflict by negotiating with the people in the
South-East of the country. Ukraine’s refusal to implement the constitutional changes envisaged by
the Minsk agreements for the access of the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics to autonomy within Ukraine,
the constant indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population of these republics, as well as the refusal
to declare the neutral status of Ukraine finally led to the escalation of the conflict.
In such circumstances, the Russia’s Special Military Operation started on February 24, 2022 was a
response to a call for help from the newly recognised Donbas people’s republics to retaliate
the attacks that they have sustained over the past eight years.
In reality, it is the Ukrainian government that has started the war against its own people in Donbass
with the support of the NATO, US and the EU.
Therefore, the current scenario should be seen in the context war waged against Donbass since the
last eight years and massacre of the population in the region.
Unfortunately, many anti-war organizations and even some groups that describe themselves as
communists have bowed to the intense pressure of imperialist propaganda and taken positions of
denouncing Russia or drawing an equal sign between the US/NATO and Russia. Hence, there
appeared divergent and conflicting perspectives among the Social-Democrats, Socialists, even a
major section of Marxist-Leninists regarding the Russia’s Special Military into Ukraine. They can be
classified in to following categories: Russia as sole responsible for current crisis:
There are certain parties believed that “Russia was in the wrong, was committing war
crimes and should immediately leave Ukraine”.
For instance, the Japanese Communist Party strongly condemns Russia’s Special Military
Operation as Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and demanded that Russia must
immediately cease military operations.
According to their press release on February 24, 2022, it stated as: “The Japanese
Communist Party strongly condemns this act as it is an obvious act of aggression infringing on
Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and in violation of the United Nations Charter
and international law. The JCP demands that Russia immediately stop military operations and return the troops to Russia. The JCP calls on the international community to unite against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and persuade Moscow to desist from further military operations in Ukraine.”
However, the press release says nothing about NATO, US and EU and their involvement in the
Ukraine crisis. Furthermore, nothing is said about the incident stared from 2014 onwards.
It seems that the perspective hardly differs from the policy makers of NATO member
states.

Concerned about NATO Expansion but Peaceful Means to Resolve: Various communist parties across the world including ruling Communist Parties in China, Cuba Vietnam and Laos have held accountable NATO
for its eastward expansion main cause of tensions between Ukraine and Russia and called on the two countries to de-escalate tensions and resort to peaceful negotiations to end the conflict. However, they differ from one another in certain aspects. All these ruling Communist Parties have issued a statement about the current situation in the Ukraine that whilst calling for peace – neglected the term ‘Neo-Nazi’ entirely.
The ‘opposition’ to NATO and calls for ‘dialogue’ and ‘diplomacy’ between Russia and Ukraine, which has never happened in spite of of Minsk Agreement because of Neo-Nazi regime of Ukraine implemented the instructions of NATO.
Similarly, nothing is mentioned about the war in Donbass. One can understand, these parties being the ruling parties and their compulsion by international law. Unconditional Support to Russian Intervention: The Communist Party of the Russian Federation was at the forefront of the current mobilization agenda, initiating the recognition of the DPR and LPR. At the same time, the whole incident is that now the
Communist Party of the Russian Federation has actually merged with the authorities in its militaristic rhetoric, fully supporting the special military operation of Russia on the territory of Ukraine. They have ultimately failed to identify the class character of Russian state under President Putin. It indicates the clear
reflections of degeneration of the party to classical form of social democracy.
The Communist Party of Russian Federation should recognize that the real and complete “Denazification” of Ukraine can only take place under the leadership of proletariat and oppressed masses of Donbass, Ukraine and Russia but not by the bourgeoisie of Russian Federation.

Theory of “two imperialisms” clashing over Ukraine
There exist several Internationals of communist and workers parties around the world and all most all they have articulated their perspectives on Ukraine crisis. They portrayed the conflict as an ‘inter-imperialist
struggle’ between Russia and NATO which should be opposed, and further suggest workers should remain neutral, since both sides are as bad as each other. For example, the join declarations signed by Communist and Workers’ Parties argued: “No to the imperialist war in Ukraine!”

Similarly, the “INITIATIVE” currently involves 30 Communist and Workers’ parties from European countries also noted that “Imperialist conflict concerns the fierce competition between USA-NATO-EU and capitalist Russia for market shares, the energy transport routes, and the spheres of influence”
The conflict in Ukraine is not an inter-imperialist conflict. There is the dominant imperialism a central core, which consist of the USA and England; an outer core, Europe including Germany and France; and the periphery the new Eastern Europe nations, which does not benefit from imperialism. Post Soviet Russia under President Putin has emerged a modern capitalist country. It is a regional power like Brazil, India, South Africa and Iran with huge inherent of nuclear weapons from Soviet Union along with an exporter of oil, gas and modern weapon systems. Russia on certain occasion had to ally itself with other countries in opposition to Western imperialism at large.
There exist huge disparities among the two camps as mentioned. At the one hand we see the huge alliance of Western Imperialism under the banner of NATO-WTO-WB-IMF having wider implications
not only Europe but all over the world. It also includes the certain countries earlier being part of
Warsaw Pact and the USSR. In other words, there is just one superpower, that is, United States-led
NATO and its satellites with hundreds of foreign military bases around the world. On the other hand,
we see it is only capitalist Russia challenging the Western Bloc, without any support from other Post Soviet Republics and not even its own military block CSTO. The forces are asymmetrical in this
contest. Russia and the US may have comparable nuclear arsenals, but Russia in other aspects such as economy and political support, seems lagging behind Western Bloc. There is no comparison between the Russian military operation in Ukraine and the US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen.
From 1990s onwards Russian Federation never sought Ukraine to be in its sphere of influence rather it wished to see Ukraine to be neutral and Non-aligned in international power structure particularly in Europe. Further, the leadership of Russian Federation since Yeltsin never dragged or forced Ukraine to join any military block or even any political and economic bloc led by Russian Federation. As a result, Ukraine was never been part of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and CSTO. Only for a short time, Ukraine has taken part in CIS but its presence was at minimal lever and subsequently withdrew from it.
In this case, it is not “two demons” clashing over Ukraine, but one: US imperialism and its Atlanticist
partners for world domination. Of course, Russia is pursuing its own interests in this conflict, but the
war waged by the Ukrainian authorities with the rebellious region has opened the door to this
possibility.
The Internationals equally blamed Russia for the current conflicts, although the Russian leadership
for a long time refrained from interfering in the military conflict, providing humanitarian assistance
to the Donetsk and Luhansk republics. The contradictions between alliance of Western imperialism at one side and Russian capitalism on other has unquestionably exaggerated the ongoing inter-power struggle between the neo-Nazi leadership and anti-fascist armed movement of Donbass in Ukraine.
However, the present crisis cannot be seen only through the prism of contradiction between
imperialist and a capitalist power but there involves other contradictions in Ukraine society which have
tremendous influence. For instance, contradictions among the ruling classes with regards to
transnational capital and local capitals; contradictions among the regional bourgeoisie; ruling class alignment with Western institutions and CIS countries; divergent opinion among the ruling classes on Ukrainian Identity-culture, nationality and language; confrontations between the NATO backed Neo-Nazi regime of Kiev and Anti-Fascist resistance movement of Southeastern Ukraine, Ukraine’s boycott of the Minsk agreements has been going on for seven years now, all these factors have equally contributed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
At the same time, war waged by Neo-Nazi Ukrainian Regime backed by NATO against Donbass has practically vanished from the analysis of various leftist and communist organizations, as well as certain individual comrades. The history of the last one hundred years and specifically the events after “Orange Revolution of 2004” in the Ukraine is ‘ignored’ by Left parties when analysing this situation. Now is an extremely important moment in order to bring Donbass into the orbit of everyone’s attention, to talk about the crimes of the Ukrainian authorities since 2014. The current crisis can be looked at from various
dimensions but the main focus is the conflict in Donbass.
The Dynamics of Ruling Classes of Ukraine The conflict in Ukraine has manifold dimensions –
international, political, socio-economic, cultural, and ideological – that interact in complex ways.
Having become an independent state in 1991, Ukraine faced a multitude of challenges in its foreign and domestic policy as well.

In order to understand the current Ukraine crisis, it is important to identify the level of capitalist
development and the nature of its ruling classes that emerged after the end of the USSR. The
Ukrainian oligarchs, who still dominate Ukraine politics, became rich by taking hold of large sectors
of the Ukrainian economy during the rapid privatizations after the fall of the so-called “fall of communism” in 1991. In Ukraine, oligarchy represents an exceptional combination of multiple
forms of capital (industrial, financial, commercial) with direct control over the levers of state power. In
1995, the transfer of the formerly state-run natural gas imports to private firms became another main
source of rents.
The influence of oligarchs has increasingly come to be seen as a central feature of the political regime.
Since the time of President Kuchma, the oligarchs active in Ukrainian politics did not act individually,
but instead formed regional networks (so-called clans) that united based on consensus on economic
and political factors. The internal contradictions among different oligarchic blocs (Dnepropetrovsk,
Donbass and Kiev) and shifting from one bloc to another resulted into coloured revolutions. Out of
three regional power blocs, two major blocs dominated Ukraine’s political scene between the
early 1990s and 2013 and can be referred to by their regions of origin: Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk
– industrial centers. Ukrainian oligarchs irrespective of their region and language, uncontrolled by the
national state, are, by contrast, under strict control of the Western elite. Simultaneously, it also been
seen that over the decades, stating from Kravchuk to Zelensky via Kuchma and Yashchenko, all of them
have presided over de-industrialisation, technological decline and general impoverishment of Ukraine. Since powerful oligarchs save their money in the West, they are extremely dependent on it.
As mentioned, the economic heterogeneity of this rising regional ruling class power bloc has its
corresponding ideology is expressed as a mixture of three major aspects: pro-European sentiment (close
cooperation with EU and US), nationalism(based on interest of oligarchs which demonize Soviet and
Russia as colonizer) and also reliable on neo-Nazism forces.
The Maidan Coup d’état
Maidan is the pro-EU movement which took its name from the central square of Kiev, where it held
protests in late 2013 and early 2014. In February 2014, a NATO-backed coup overthrew the elected
government of Ukraine and installed a neo-Nazi regime representing, local oligarchs, elites and
Western imperialist interests. The new government launched a war against the rebellious Donbass
mining region in mid-April 2014, which to date has cost at least 13,000 lives. This ‘Maidan’ coup in
2013 like ‘Orange’ coup in 2004 was a classical form of ‘colour revolutions’ in post-soviet space. Popular
protests were saddled by West-funded trained professionals, neo-Nazi and neo-fascists of the Right
Sector and the Svoboda Party.
The Maidan protests were motivated by the U-turn by taken by Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych
when he decided to suspend the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine, which included an agreement on a deep and comprehensive free trade zone. It was a change of elites rather than a
revolution: it didn’t create the potential for radical structural and institutional change. Its essence lies
in the exploitation of popular sentiment of people by external forces pursuing their own interests.
Students and intellectuals of the Ukrainian upper classes and diaspora were trained in regime change
methods, including the manipulation of Western “human rights” rhetoric and social media. Here,
local discontent among those disillusioned by Ukraine’s capitalism and attracted to possible
access to work in the EU definitely played a role. The coup that took place in Ukraine was not a
liberation movement of the working people. Some oligarchs have been replaced by others.
The United States alone invested more than five billion dollars towards the activities of nongovernmental organizations, so that via the media, completely under their control, they would manipulate the consciousness of the people of Ukraine, doing everything in order to pit them against their brotherly Russian people for the purpose of conquest and subjugation of Russia.
All of these capitalists, of course, rely upon the continuous exploitation of the Ukrainian working
class and other oppressed masses. The new government, which included Neo-Nazi and fascist
elements, immediately made a deal with the IMF to get emergency loans and avoid a sovereign
default. The Marxist organization, Borotba (Struggle) was one of the first political forces that
stood against Euro-integration.
The new Ukrainian President Zelensky, who came to power in 2019 like his predecessor also declares
that Ukraine is democratic, ignoring its laws suppressing the Russian language, and ignoring the violence against the civilian population in Donbass, fundamental aspects of the current reality that are
ignored by the Western media. Ethnic Russians have been persecuted for the past eight years –
even through systematic extermination in some regions.
The Russian language has been criminalized in entire cities where the population does not speak
Ukrainian. The Russian language and literature are prohibited in public schools both in the format of
disciplines and the language of instruction. In addition to the prohibitions and persecution of Russian culture, Russophobia in Ukraine has become an ideology for reformatting the population: through propaganda, condemnation, ridicule.
As well as rewriting history. Thus, the term “Great Patriotic War” is banned in Ukraine, since officially
the USSR is equated with Nazi Germany. All symbols of the Great Patriotic War are prohibited, their
publication in any media format, even on a social network, is considered a criminal offense.
Ukrainians are ordered to be “ashamed” of the victory over the Nazis.
Twenty-first Century Fascism in Ukraine Speaking about the situation that has developed in
Ukraine today, one should not forget that the actions of the Nazi regime also contradict the
fundamental interests of the Ukrainian people. Ukraine is a classical example of twenty-first
century fascism. Over the past eight years, Ukraine has turned into a real fascist state. Neo-Nazis
played a key role in the 2014 coup: they killed and intimated police and they occupied important
buildings. Since 2014, the Ukrainian authorities have been pursuing a consistent policy of glorifying
Ukrainian collaborators and collaborators of Nazism. With the support of State institutions,
numerous manifestations of neo-Nazism and xenophobia have become an integral part of public
and political life in Ukraine.
Ukrainian far-right parties like Svoboda and Right sector have viewed themselves as the ideological
successors of OUN and UPA. The OUN remained a marginal force until the German invasion of the
Soviet Union in 1941. Under the leadership of Stepan Bandera, the OUN entered western Ukraine
and attempted to form an independent pro German state in June 1941. After the defeat of
Germany, Ukrainian nationalists set up the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and fought against
Soviet rule until the mid-1950s.
The OUN-UPA was de facto rehabilitated in 1991 when Ukraine became independent; streets were
names after Bandera, Shukhevich and their cronies; monuments were erected. In January 2010, in the
last days of his presidency, Yushchenko made Bandera Hero of Ukraine which caused objections
from President of Poland Lech Kaczyhski, international Jewish organizations and the
European Parliament. Svoboda party was the most significant and popular
of such organizations. Svoboda was founded as the Social National Party of Ukraine (SNPU) around the
time when Ukraine became independent in 1991. It combined radical nationalism and neo-Nazi
features, which were exemplified by its name and its use of modified “Wolfsangel” as the party
symbol. However, the party changed its name in 2004 to Svoboda, which means Freedom in
Ukrainian. Members of the Svoboda party took up several positions in the new government, including
as one of the deputy prime ministers and the prosecutor-general. Several more top officials in the
post-Maidan government, including the national security and defense secretary and the minister of
education, had a far-right political background. Other the most active is the Azov Battalion. The
battalion was initially led by Andriy Biletsky who was a Member of Ukrainian Parliament from 2014
to 2019.Biletsky has a long history of involvement in the Ukrainian neo-Nazi group. In 2008, he
established the Social-National Assembly of Ukraine (SNA) which later joined Right Sector along with
other neo-Nazi groups. Right Sector accepts nonUkrainian volunteers who are of Russian,
Belarusian, Polish and Georgian origin. In contrast, the Svoboda Party has identified language as the
primary cultural marker of the Ukrainian national identity. The oligarchy has sponsored the
development of various neo-Nazi groups and their union under the brand “Right Sector.” Oligarchs
indirectly finance them and the acknowledged leader of the Right Sector several occasions. Despite
some resistance, the Ukrainian government has managed to integrate the battalions into the
structures of the Ministry of Defense, the Ministry of the Interior and the National Guard.
The then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a package of laws on May 15, 2015. These
laws revise Ukrainian history to essentially delete the Soviet era, and hail soldiers who fought in the
Ukrainian Insurgent Army, slaughtering “tens of thousands of Poles in one of the most heinous acts
of ethnic cleansing in the history of Ukraine.” Anti-Fascist Uprising in Crimea & Donbass
People of eastern, and south – eastern regions of Ukraine and Crimea that reject Bandera fascist
ideology, its outspoken pro-American & anti Russian direction, have rebelled, demanding the
opportunity to speak their native language, and also favoured friendly relations between Ukraine and
Russia. Many of these eastern cities in Ukraine rose up in resistance against the NATO-backed coup in

Resistance to the NATO-backed coup, popularly called as “Anti-Maidan” came from the
eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. On March 16, 2014 in Crimea, in spite of active
counter-propaganda and the desire to prevent the referendum from the new Ukrainian Neo-Nazi
government, a referendum on the status of the republic was held. The population of the Republic of
Crimea in the national referendum almost unanimously declared – they want to live as part of
Russia. In favour voted 96.77 % of Crimeans who turned out to vote. On March 17 the session of the
Supreme Council of Crimea, which summed up the referendum adopted the Resolution “On the
Independence of the Crimea”, according to which Crimea was proclaimed “an independent sovereign
state – Republic of Crimea, where the city of Sevastopol has special status”, an official application for membership of the Crimea in the Russian Federation was framed. Subsequently, on
March 18, 2014, a truly historic event took place – the return of Crimea and Sevastopol city to Russian
Federation.
Thus, historical justice has triumphed: the will of the people of Crimea overturned a voluntarist
decision made by Khrushchev, adopted in 1954 on the transfer of Crimea from the Russian Federation
to Ukraine SSR, a decision taken without consulting the people, and without their consent. Wilder is
the situation with Sevastopol. This city has always been Russian, and was a naval base of the USSR,
was never part of the Crimean region, and subordinated to the Soviet government and the
Ministry of Defense.
Crimea, Kharkov, Lugansk, Donetsk, Odessa have resisted the Nazis and have not given them a
chance to seize power in their regions and establish Nazi order. Communists in the Donetsk and Lugansk
regions stood at the forefront of the fight against the Ukrainian Neo-Nazi and their foreign patrons. In
the cities of southern and eastern Ukraine, the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle) is one of the groups
organizing anti-fascist resistance.
In Kharkov the protest movement started as a campaign to protect the local Lenin monument.
Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, workers, jobless, students and engineers were
on duty near the monument day and night. Sometimes, fascists attacked them with sticks and
rubber bullets. On April 6 and 7, 2014 after massive unrest anti-Maidan activist seized the administration and proclaimed a Kharkov People’s Republic. Although pro-independent sentiment in
the region was strong but the supporters of an independent republic suffered a defeat. Ukrainian
police regained control of the administration building and later detained 65 protesters. But in
most areas, protests have been suppressed by use of Armed Force and repression of dissent.
And only the people of Donbass (the Donetsk and Lugansk regions) rebelled against ultra-nationalism
and fascist methods of imposing the will of those who had seized power on Ukraine. Using the
universally accepted UN principle of the right of peoples to self-determination, guided by the UN
Charter and the practice of creating many states of the world, the rebellious people in Donbass Region
proclaimed the creation of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. At a national referendum, with
a turnout of 75%, by a majority of votes – 90% – the people of Donbass approved of the creation of the
DPR and LPR. Since the first days of the creation of the Peoples’ Republics, the Communists have risen
to the forefront of the founders, defenders and builders Statehood.
In the Donbass, the popular response took the form of an armed struggle, and the Ukrainian state did
not stop bombing the population of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
Fascist Massacre in Odessa and Repression on Left Odessa has been among the southwest Ukrainian
cities swept by protests since the Maidan coup. At the end of March 2014, thousands rallied in the city,
challenging the legitimacy of the coup-imposed government and demanding an autonomy
referendum. They had been peacefully protesting in Odessa against the fascist measures of the Kiev
government and collecting signatures for a referendum on a Federal Ukraine. A massive mob led by fascist Right Sector, surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa killing 39 demonstrators in the building.
On May 5, 2014 Svoboda and Fatherland that dominate the illegal coup government — banned elected members of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) from participating in the Rada, or parliament, after KPU leader Petro Symonenko denounced the Odessa massacre on the floor. Communist Party leader Petro Symonenko survived an assassination attempt on May 16, 2014. A group of 30 neo-Nazis tried to ambush Symonenko as he left a television debate in Kiev. The fascists threw Molotov cocktails at his car as he escaped.
Symonenko had announced his withdrawal from the May 25, 2014 presidential elections in the wake
of the Odessa massacre, military attacks on Donetsk and Lugansk, and the illegal ban on Communist
participation in parliament.
After the killings in Odessa, the brutal persecution of communists, even the prohibition of the very
existence of communist parties, one can talk of the establishment of an illegitimate, criminal regime
that can only be described as fascism. The headquarters of the Communist Party was set on
fire and burned to the ground. The US-backed NeoNazi regime in Kiev has declared war on the
communist and socialist left in the rebellious southeastern region and throughout the country.
On December 16, 2015, Kiev District Administrative Court declared banning the activities of the
Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) throughout the country. The District Court judgment considered
that the CPU had failed to conform with the controversial law “On the condemnation of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of promoting
their symbols”. It was an attack on all communists, socialists, anti-fascists and anyone who dares speak
out against the regime. Similarly, Ukrainian leftwing organization, Borotba (Struggle) offices were
destroyed and partly occupied by fascists. The communist purge initiated by former Ukrainian
president Petro Poroshenko has continued in the country under Volodymyr Zelensky as well.
Due to repression by the Kiev authorities against Union Borotba and other left-wing and patriotic
organizations, many activists were forced to leave the territory of Ukraine. Therefore, it was extremely
difficult for leftist forces opposing fascism in Ukraine to work in the territory controlled by the Kiev government, in particular, for the most active left organizations.
Under such conditions, cells of Union Borotba and other left-wing, anti-fascist organizations operate
semi-underground. The organization is now able to work only on the network principle — as a network
of small, autonomous groups that direct agitation, propaganda and organization, as well as protect
themselves from attacks by neo-fascist combatants. Class Struggle in Donbass: People’s Republic or
Soviet Republic At first, the Donbass rebellion assumed the form of a national-liberation movement directed against the nationalistic, neo-Banderian regime. They were not organized in any kind of political party. It was people who took over the regional administration building. There were various trends and
organizations including communists, members of the Party of Regions, and leftist movements equally
contributed this movement. The most dominant is the pro-Russian patriotic forces backed by Russian
Federation and its ruling classes. The second trend was the alliance of all Leftist forces including Communists and socialist movement “Borotba”
(Struggle).
From the very beginning, the movement displayed anti-capitalist sentiments, shared by its patriotic
and left elements. They included nationalization of the oligarchs’ property, redistribution of incomes in
favour of toilers, introduction of planning and giving power to the people. According to the leader of
Ukrainian socialist movement “Borotba” (Struggle) Sergei Kirichuk, “There is a wide spectrum of ideas
among them. The largest group is the pro-Russians, who mainly want independence from Ukraine and
think that Donbass should become part of Russia.
But there are also many leftists who primarily see he war as a battle against the oligarchs. One of the
most famous rebel leaders is Alexei Mozgovoi, who says he wants to unite the whole of the Ukrainian
people against the oligarchs and build a people’s state.” In both Lugansk and Donetsk, the leaders of
the republics declared the need to fight against fascism and for the interests of the working class.
Despite of the massive participation of workers in historical events, it did not make them proletarian
in spirit. In the absence of class consciousness of the workers as well as revolutionary vanguard
party, the movement came under the influence of “the left wing of the bourgeoisie”. Such an
organization did not exist in Donbass in 2014.
With the beginning of the movement, the leadership of the Donetsk Regional Committee of
the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) not only failed to understand the essence of the historical
moment, the need to work with the masses, to explain to the proletariat its class interests, but
openly sabotaged the work of ordinary communists. The Central Committee of the CPU, unable to control the situation in the People’s Republic of Lugansk and the People’s Republic of Donetsk, dissolved Luhansk and Donetsk regional organizations together with its structural units. The former party organizations of the Communist Party of Ukraine completely disintegrated in these new People’s Republics. Unfortunately, the then leaders of the Donetsk regional organization of the Communist Party of Ukraine did not support the initiative of many party activists to create the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Nevertheless, most of the Communists in the
area then joined the CPLNR and CPDPR. As a result, the Communist Party has been created in the
Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Boris Litvinov was proclaimed leader of the party In such circumstance, the Ukrainian Left has faced several contradictions simultaneously in Donbass.
The major contradiction was the unity among all the forces to defend People’s Republics and fight
against onslaught of Ukrainian Armed forces. The second one was the contradiction between the
proposed road to Socialism in Donbass and preservation of regional ruling oligarchies backed by
Russian ruling classes. Third, of course, lack of class consciousness and iron discipline Communist Party.
Stanislav Retinsky, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Donetsk
People’s Republic (KPDPR) acknowledged that “In the Donbas, the driving force was the petty
bourgeoisie, which relied on the proletariat. The workers also participated in the protests, not as a
class, but as opponents of the coup in Kiev. Of course, anti-oligarchic slogans were heard in the
Donbas. But this protest was not the result of a protest against exploitation as such, but against the
fact that the Ukrainian oligarchs supported the “Euromaidan.” Therefore, the Communists of the
Donbass from the first days worked among the masses and explained their class interests.”
Despite of all these limitations, there were two units formed exclusively of communists: one in the
Vostok Battalion and another one in the Prizrak Brigade. Alexey Mozgovoy , founder of “Ghost”
Brigade. It was the first Militia unit created in Novorossia. Brigade Commander Alexei Mozgovoi,
who was ideologically a communist though not a member of the party, and he played an important
role. Mozgovoi and four other Ghost Brigade members were assassinated on May 23, 2015.
Of course, this revolt is not yet a socialist revolution. The uprising leaders are representatives
of the petty and middle bourgeoisie leaning good relations with Russia, to strengthen friendship and
brotherhood between the two nations. However, any development of the movement from anti-fascist
national liberation into a socialist direction was discouraged by none other than patriotic forces
backed by Russian ruling classes. Russia’s goals and aspirations in the struggle against Neo –Nazi
Ukraine on its border may overlap with those of the antifascist, working-class-rooted struggle in
Donbass, but it would be mistake to assume they are the same. Hence, the contradiction between
capitalist Russia and the revolutionary state-information in Donbass and other areas of Southeast
Ukraine sharpen during the course of class struggle in Donbass.
Sergei Kirichuk, leader of Ukrainian socialist movement “Borotba” (Struggle) articulated, “Putin
would never allow a socialist revolution in the Donbass. If the socialists gained power in eastern
Ukraine, they could inspire a similar social revolution in Russia, because many people there
are also dissatisfied with capitalism’s injustices.
Putin will therefore do everything possible to crush the radical forces in eastern Ukraine, which demand
social change.” Further, the Russian government would not have welcomed a revolution in Donbass
that is moving in the direction of socialism.
One should not forget that on May 7, 2014 President Putin had asked the protesters in Donetsk
and Lugansk to postpone their polls and seek dialogue with Ukrainian authorities, but the request
was rejected by people of Donbass. It was Russia which prevented the people’s republics from
radically expanding their sphere of control in the late summer of 2014, which refused to officially
recognise Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, imposed on them ‘Minsk Agreements’.
Victor Shapinov one of the leaders of Ukrainian socialist movement “Borotba” (Struggle) noted that
“But Russia is not a socialist or even a democratic country. It tries to use this movement for its own
goals. Also, Russia tries to impose ideological views on the movement that are harmless to capitalism,
for example, Russian Orthodox religion and Russian nationalist ideas.” For eight years the people’s
republics of Donbass has been at war with Ukraine for its independence. NATO Pushes Ukraine to War with Russia Over the past two decades of the 21st century, the aggressive nature of imperialism has sharply increased. The US-NATO committed bloody aggressions against Yugoslavia (1999), Afghanistan
(2001), Iraq (2003), Libya (2011), Syria (2011), with the death of many hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, with the destruction of the economic potential of the countries – victims of aggression.
In 1990, then-U.S. Secretary of State James Baker made an agreement with Soviet President Mikhail
Gorbachev that NATO would not expand east beyond Germany’s borders, in exchange for the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact. Once the Warsaw Pact had disappeared, 14 Eastern European countries joined NATO and then proceeded to surrounding Russia with NATO states, placing weapons and bases in Poland, Romania, Slovakia
and other countries directed at Russia. The Cold War against Russia has been going on for many
years; this is not a phenomenon of today. Russia has repeatedly issued requests and warnings about
what it considers necessary security guarantees in connection with NATO expansion and the military
threat this poses to its own borders.
Ukraine joining NATO is an “existential threat” to Russia, in that it makes precarious Russia’s position
and her existence as an independent nation. NATO is waging war today in Ukraine, by sending arms and advisors and supporting foreign fascist volunteers.
Misinterpretation of Soviet History Russian President Vladimir Putin devoted half of his
speech to slanderous attacks on the Lenin, Stalin and Soviet power. Putin once again showed an
absolute lack of understanding, or, more correctly, unwillingness to understand that the Soviet power
was the political foundation of the USSR. In a speech to the Russian nation, Putin claimed that
“Ukraine was created by Lenin.”
The truth is that the October Revolution had the great merit of liberating the nationalities that had
been oppressed by Tsarist Russia, which Lenin called a “prison of the nations”, and denied all
rights to ethnic minorities. In the Soviet era, the right of the Ukrainian nation to self-determination
operated and existed with a guarantee. This guarantee took the form of the Ukrainian Soviet
Socialist Republic as one of 15 constituent republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It
possessed all the appropriate collective national rights up to and including the right to secede. The
right of the Ukrainian people to self-determination has never questioned, but the people living in the
Donetsk and Luhansk regions have exactly the same right.
Tasks Ahead Before the start of Russian military operations, the army of Ukraine had been shelling the territory of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics for eight years. Russia was drawn into this war by
NATO, the US and the EU. We recognize that it is Neo-Nazi Ukrainian leadership backed by the United
States and NATO that are the main cause of the conflict.
No one can be interested in a war, especially not a war between such close and fraternal peoples as
the Russians and the Ukrainians.
We stand in full solidarity with the people of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics who are
fighting against fascist Bandera regime in Kyiv backed by the US, EU and NATO.
We believed that true peace; fraternal cooperation and prosperity between Russia, Ukraine and
Donbass can be possible only in the radical transformation in these countries under the
leadership of Marxist-Leninist party based on class struggle and Socialism.


Notes: JCP Chair condemns Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, February
24, 2022, https://www.jcp.or.jp/english/jcpcc/blog/2022/02/jcpchair-condemns-russias-aggression-against-ukraine.html
No to the imperialist war in Ukraine!, An independent struggle is
needed against monopolies and bourgeois classes, for the
overthrow of capitalism, for the strengthening of the class struggle
against imperialist war, for socialism!, March 3, 2022,
http://solidnet.org/article/Urgent-Joint-Statement-of-Communistand-Workers-Parties-No-to-the-imperialist-war-in-Ukraine/
Statement on the recent developments and the russian military
invasion of Ukraine, February 26, 2022,https://www.initiativecwpe.org/en/news/Statement-on-the-recent-developments-andthe-russian-military-invasion-of-Ukraine/
Sergei Kirichuk, One-year after the “Maidan revolution”, February
27, 2015, New Cold War, https://newcoldwar.org/ukraine-one-yearafter-maidan-interview-with-borotbas-sergei-kirichuk/
vDonbass and the class approach, Statement by Stanislav Retinsky,
Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the
Donetsk People’s Republic (KPDPR), November 1,
2017,http://wpered.su/2017/11/01/donbass-and-the-classapproach/
Sergei Kirichuk, One-year after the “Maidan revolution”, February
27, 2015, New Cold War, https://newcoldwar.org/ukraine-one-yearafter-maidan-interview-with-borotbas-sergei-kirichuk/
Class forces in the Ukrainian civil war, interview with Victor
Shapinov, November 7,
2014,https://www.workers.org/2014/11/16818/

Secularism in Capitalism

Secularism in any capitalist country or society depends up on the “whims and fancies” of the ruling class (the capitalist class) and its political parties, whether in government/power or in opposition.

This “Whims and fancies” is the outcome of the balance of power between the capitalist class and the working class, farmers, the oppressed people. If the latter is united, their life standard is better, more employment and education/health facilities to them, lesser will be interference by the state or state sponsored violence against them (riots, genocides, jail to political activists, like under UAPA, AFSPA, NSA, etc.) and lesser the rise of extreme-right wing. The crisis in capitalism, even if exist, will not dare to out rightly attack the proletarian class.

If the balance of power is tilted towards the capitalist class, meaning the unity of the working people is weak and broken (The capitalist class keeps trying that in name of religion, nationalism, etc. to plunder them and the national wealth maximum).

It is not merely communalism, but even racism (In US, EU, UK) and other forms of discrimination (like national, casteism, gender), which are on the whims and fancies of the ruling class/parties in capitalism; sometimes more, when people like liberals, social democrats, pseudo intellectuals and Lefts start questioning secularism or democracy, sometimes less, when they feel “happy” but both conditions are interrelated and swing as per the need of capital, crisis in it, which must grow, must profit, must maintain its hegemony!

In socialism, secularism is natural.

February 26 at 1:26 pm STATEMENT of the Central Committee of the AUCPB regarding the special operation of Russia aimed at the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine

In connection with the frankly brazen actions of the so-called collective West to advance NATO to the east with aggressive intentions to destroy Russia as a state where Ukraine is assigned the role of cannon fodder and a springboard for attack, and also due to the fact that the Ukrainian side, controlled from Washington, for seven years it did not comply with the Minsk agreements and was not going to comply, and this led to constant shelling of the DPR and LPR and the death of their population, on February 24 of this year. The Russian leadership decided to conduct a special military operation. The purpose of the operation, as noted in a special appeal, is “to protect people who are subjected to bullying, genocide by the Kiev regime. And for this, we will strive for the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous, bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation.” In the appeal, which was read out on the morning of February 24 of this year. and was broadcast by the main TV channels of Russia, a detailed analysis of the events that preceded the adoption of the decision, as well as events from the history of our country, is given.

The Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (Nina Andreeva) supports the decision to conduct a military operation with a just goal – the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. At the same time, we do not agree with the gross distortions of some historical events, which are mentioned in the video message. Firstly, the Soviet Union did not collapse, as the drafters of the appeal claim, but it was destroyed by the traitors of the Soviet Motherland, who are still in power in the former Soviet republics, including the Russian Federation. The judgment of the Soviet people awaits them. Secondly, with regard to the actions of the Soviet leadership, headed by I.V. Stalin, then in the current situation on the eve of the Great Patriotic War they were irreproachably loyal and politically correct. And the statement about “an attempt to appease the aggressor” on the eve of the war, as noted in the video message, is an absolute lie and slander. In conclusion, we note that despite the support of the Russian leadership in protecting the sovereignty of Russia, the AUCPB (Nina Andreeva) was and remains an implacable opponent of the 1991 counter-revolutionary coup committed in the USSR, as a result of which our country was thrown back in its development for many years, and the crisis that broke out on its territory, including on the territory of Ukraine, is its consequence. We are opponents of the unjust, forcibly imposed bourgeois social system on Soviet people, with which the system of exploitation of man by man returned to us. Our strategic goal is the revival of Soviet power as the dictatorship of the proletariat, proletarian socialism and our Soviet Motherland – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – the state of workers, peasants and labor intelligentsia.

Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Belarus (Nina Andreeva), Moscow, February 25

(My quick reaction: USSR that disintegrated was social imperialist and not a socialist country.

While I support the right of the people of DPR and LPR to decide their own independence and future, Russian assistance is also appreciated accordingly, but disagree that a capitalist and authoritarian Russia (Where the opposition, including the Communist Part are crushed by the Putin government, and where capital rules the labor power) will be able to Denazify Ukraine.

The war declared by Russia is proactive to counter the US imperialist and NATO expansion Eastward, which if not countered at this juncture, then war will come to Russia in next 5 years or so. Yet, I do not support the Russian government and its military, as the right path for Russia and DPR, LPR and even Ukraine is proletarian state to build socialism.

We must appreciate that when the war is between US imperialism, NATO and Russia, there is opportunity for the revolutionary forces in this region to rise and take over the state power (if they have prepared before hand, which does not look like at all, presently). This is one the objective revolutionary factors but sadly the subjective revolutionary factors (Like existence of revolutionary party, education of the working class, etc.) do not exist.)

The working people are being exploited and oppressed by the corporate world and their state ruthlessly, even during the pandemic, when they are in grief due coronavirus pandemic, have lost employments or are working at lower wage package, when the healthcare has gone beyond them economic ability, monopoly pricing is most severe, when state repression is on to help the corporations to plunder them, in case of resistance.
Working people are perceiving the state led forced vaccination drive, social distancing, lock down, fine for breaking rules, which is very heavy, etc. as further measures of anti people drive and plunder, and erosion in their “freedom”.
In lack of revolutionary parties, armed with revolutionary ideology and their directions, the anti establishment struggle is going in wrong direction, like anti imperialist war degenerating into religiosity & terrorism.
We, the revolutionaries, the ideologues of scientific socialism, must be part of the people’s resistance, in our respective countries, educate and guide the working class and its allies, unite them and move forward, strictly on class line (I do not mean, we become class reductionists).
The real struggle against all forms of exploitation and repression has to be strictly on class line, that is, class struggle to take over the state or political power, demolish the old and create the new one to construct socialism.
Onward with revolution, with Marxism Leninism!

Long live revolution!!