Statement of the Russian Communist Workers Party (Bolshevik) on the Russo-Ukrainian war

On the armed phase of the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine

Statement of the Political Council of the Central Committee of the RKRP-CPSU

In our analysis and conclusions in these specific historical conditions, we rely on the analysis already made in the course of the development of the situation, incl. at a conference with the communists of Donbass, Ukraine, Russia in November 2019 in Lugansk.

Once again, returning to the fact of recognition of the republics of Donbass, we note that although it happened late, much later than it should have, but better late than never. The RCWP not only supported this step from the very beginning of the proclamation of these republics, but also demanded that the bourgeois authorities of the Russian Federation take this step as help in confronting the people’s republics of Donbass against fascist aggression by the Kiev Nazis.

Of course, the goals of the military intervention of the Russian Federation by the authorities and Putin are only declared as humanitarian – saving people from the reprisals of the Nazis. In fact, the source of the conflict is the inter-imperialist contradictions between the US, the EU and Russia, in which Ukraine is drawn. The goal of the most powerful US imperialism in the world is to weaken the Russian competitor and expand its influence in the European market space. Why did they purposefully work to pit not only the authorities, but also the peoples of Russia and Ukraine. To this end, imperialism even went so far as to encourage the revival and use for punitive purposes of ordinary fascism of the Bandera model of 1941-45. The imperialists are fulfilling their tasks – the conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine has entered a hot phase, and this suits them perfectly. No wonder the heads of the United States and England have already stated that they are not going to participate in the war with their armed forces. Let parts of the once united Soviet people fight among themselves.

By and large, i.e. from class positions, the Russian authorities, as well as the rulers of the US and the EU, do not care deeply about the working people – and Donbass, and Russia, and Ukraine. We have no doubts that the true aims of the Russian state in this war are quite imperialistic – to strengthen the position of imperialist Russia in world market competition. But, since this struggle today to some extent helps the people of Donbass to repulse Bandera fascism, the communists in this part of it do not deny, but allow and support as much as it is waged against fascism in the Donbass and Ukraine. And they categorically oppose the actions of their government, when, under the cover of the fight against fascism, the issues of expansion and strengthening of Russian imperialism and its allies will be resolved.

As long as Russia’s armed intervention helps save people in the Donbass from reprisals by punishers, we will not oppose this goal. In particular, we consider it acceptable if, due to circumstances, it is necessary to use force against the fascist Kiev regime, insofar as this will be in the interests of the working people.

At the same time, of course, the possibility of the military campaign of assistance to the Donbass from Russia, led by the anti-Soviet Putin, developing into a truly completely predatory war, when, under the pretext of helping the Donbass, the Russian authorities begin to resolve their issues, and the troops simply begin to occupy other regions of Ukraine, is not ruled out. We will regard this as a war of conquest, imperialism, and we will not support either one or the other imperialist. In any case, it will not be the masters who die on both sides, but the workers. To die for brothers in the class is worthy. And to die and kill for the interests of the masters is stupid, criminal and unacceptable.

In any case, we firmly reaffirm our common position with the communists of Donbass and Ukraine: to put an end to fratricidal conflicts, to the relapses of fascism, to the threat of a local war escalating into a full-scale world war, is possible only on the path of socialism. The common struggle of the working people against the bourgeoisie of all countries is the main strategic line of our parties.

Proletarians of all countries – unite!

Translated by Red Patriot from the original.

Ukrainian “fact checkers” censor information in the West

We translated this article from Italian because we believe that, even after the case of, too many Ukrainian fact-checking organizations are working for Facebook, to censor negative information about Ukraine in the West.

On April 2, 2022, I posted on Facebook a video showing the woman, corresponding to the Ukrainian blogger “Marianna V.“, who appeared in all the media (pregnant) and described as a “survivor of the Russian bombing of the Mariupol hospital“.

The woman who speaks in Russian in the video (alternative link) says that in reality the story of the aerial bombing was a staged one.

In short, he explains how the hospital was actually occupied by Ukrainian troops and that it was not the subject of any deliberate aerial bombardment. Outside the building, says the woman, a grenade had exploded; this was used as an excuse to organize a show with photographers and cameramen, including an Associated Press employee. The woman clarifies that all this happened against her will, having expressly requested not to be taken back.

The day after publication, probably on the recommendation of some FB user, the preview of the video I posted was obscured with the words “False information – The same false information was checked in another post by fact-checkers. There may be small differences. Independent fact-checkers say that this information has no basis in fact“.

Let’s take a step back: that the woman in question was the blogger is indisputable and no one has ever been able to deny it. Indeed the Western media, on the sole basis of what was stated by the Ukrainian press agencies, claimed after the spread of the video that the woman (to be honest by many newspapers even died after giving birth), had been kidnapped by the Russians and the corollary it was that her statements were therefore not spontaneous.

Having made this necessary premise, no one, I repeat, can question the veracity of the video itself.

Now let’s go back to the dimmed preview. By clicking on the option “See why” I am aware of the fact that the aforementioned independent fact-checkers are actually a Ukrainian site called “Ukrainian.leadstories” which among other things as a motivation for the attribution of the wording “false information” reports a case that is not related to the post.

In a nutshell, this site mentions another Ukrainian girl and the story of the Mariupol theater: I add that the article is also embarrassing because it does not even have third-party sources, but it mentions the government authorities of Mariupol and a pro-govt telegram channel which in any case does not provide multimedia material and no evidence of the facts.

The site in question more specifically refers to a girl (in the image below) who is not the blogger but a completely different person, stating that she did not witness the detonation or the launch of a bomb on a theater in Mariupol on March 16. So reporting a story related to a character who has nothing to do with the blogger Marianna of “my” post, but by assimilation arguing that the video information posted by me, as by many on internet, is false.

And here is how a Tribunal without judges, lawyers or the possibility of appeal, even Ukrainian fact-chekers, who seem to have very little impartiality, in the role of “accusers/censors” issue final judgment by making Facebook declare a real video as false information, implicitly delegitimizing my person as well.

Translated article from L’Antidiplomatico. 5 April 2022.

Benedetta Sabene attacks “Freeda femminism”

Today’s mainstream feminism is for the 90% about themes as bodyshaming, hair, self-acceptance, girl power, freedom to manage one’s own body. All better if seasoned with a few commercials, as many well-known FB pages do (as the italian Freeda, for example – link). In the capitalist system, anything that can make a profit must be squeezed as much as possible: just think about Beyoncè, a champion of feminist fights, who pays a few cents the women working in Sri Lanka to produce the items of her clothing line.

The reality that most women live every day, however, is very different from the on which this type of feminism puts the emphasis on: precariousness, layoffs, inability to have a family, exploitation. And in the rest of the world the situation is even worse. Yet, all this does not seem to interest us. Why is that?

Because it is much more convenient to artificially create a sort of “female solidarity”, rather than making women aware of the economic power relations existing in this society: a Sri Lankan female worker has NOTHING in common with her boss Beyoncè. But she has EVERYTHING in common with her fellow man, as much exploited and badly paid as she is.

The big paradox of commercial feminism is precisely this: fighting for gender equality without fighting for social equality. To fight, therefore, for an emancipation that can never be found in an economic system precisely based on exploitation and oppression. With the aggravating feature of transforming struggles into profit.

– Benedetta Sabene


Mass censorship test? The case of InfoWars VS social media

It’s not a ‘defense’ of Alex Jones to argue that we’re on a slippery slope of internet censorship.

The celebration on the Left at the quick-fire purge of Alex Jones and InfoWars from social media has been disturbing — not because Jones’ views deserve to be defended, but because his banning is a warning shot against dissent.

It’s important to note at the outset that I have no love for Jones whatsoever — lest this be read as some kind of endorsement or defense of InfoWars. It is not. Continue reading

Peace will come to Donbass only after overthrow of Kiev regime: ‘Ghost’ militia woman

Tatiana Rybalko, a native of Mariupol, did not throw up her hands after escaping Kiev’s torture chambers; she went to volunteer in the Ghost Brigade.

Alexey Albu: Tell us about yourself. Who were you before the war, what did you do?

Tatiana Rybalko: Before the war, I worked in the Mariupol steel plant, up to the very moment I was captured. Since 2010 I’d been a member of the Communist Party [of Ukraine, KPU], and was repeatedly re-elected to the post of Secretary of the Party cell, member of the District Committee, Assistant Secretary of the District Committee. Continue reading

Those dancing on Fidel’s grave may soon be disappointed

While the death of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro caused grief and sorrow worldwide, many could not hide their joy. Political analysts told RT who has been “dancing on the lion’s grave” and why.

“Cuba was nothing more than a casino, a bordello before the Cuban Revolution led by the man who died yesterday,”former British MP and host of RT’s ‘Sputnik’, George Galloway, said. “And the people who fled Cuba for Miami, the Scarface generation, were the people disinherited by the Cuban revolution, when casinos were turned into schools and colleges, when bordellos were no more. And they are celebrating for the same reason [that] hundreds of millions of people around the world are mourning. The passing of someone, who … was the star, who made Cuba the coolest place on the planet.” Continue reading

How the liberal and anarchist left became swept up in the surge of right-wing nationalism in Ukraine

The serious flaws of our left and anarchist tactics in Ukraine (which resulted in its current weakness) can be traced to the early 2000’s and the wrong approach adopted by many of them that time. It is particularly expressed in their permanent, short-term approaches – the desire to get results immediately.

How did some of our left drift towards right-wing nationalists and middle-class liberals? It came from ideas of intervening in nationalist groups and hijacking their rallies (not yet numerous at the time). Instead of starting to work from the beginning with the working class (which takes more time), some of left and anarchists decided instead to try and influence pro-capitalist and nationalist movements. Continue reading

Diary of Alexey Markov: «Zhelobok Is Ours»

Once again about Zhelobok, or it’s better to see for yourself

June 9: In connection with the recent panicky rumors on social media that the Ghost Brigade has surrendered northern Zhelobok after heavy battles, I want to officially say: #ЖелобокНаш! [ZhelobokIsOurs!] Continue reading

An Interview with Mira, Andrei, and Sascha of AntiFascist Action Ukraine‏

Sascha, Andrei, and Mira are members of AntiFascist Union Ukraine, a group that monitors and fights fascism in Ukraine. We sat down to talk about the influence of fascism in EuroMaidan, this is what they told me:

Sascha: There are lots of Nationalists here, including Nazis. They came from all over Ukraine, and they make up about 30% of protesters.

Mira: The two biggest groups are Svoboda and Pravy Sektor (Right Sector). The defense forces aren’t 100% Pravy but a large percentage is.

S: Svoboda is more legal as a group, but they also have an illegal militant faction. Pravy Sektor is more illegal, but they want to usurp Svoboda.

M: There’s a lot of infighting between Pravy and Svoboda. They worked together during the violence but now everything is calm so there’s time to focus on each other. Pravy and Svoboda both take donations and they have lots of money. Recently Pravy has all these new uniforms, military fatigues. Continue reading

THE MODERN WAR: What’s not supposed to be seen

Every proper modern war is now fought with the crucial help of media warfare. The situation in Ukraine makes no exception, where, in the last few months we can see the clash between two of the world’s superpowers piercing through: on one side the North–American block and its less enthusiastic european ally, and on the other, the Eurasian block. A war in wich Italy, as an EU member, doesn’t have and can’t have a neutral position. A war that is fought by overlooking and censoring news and information, a war that can bring to an altered understanding of a complicated political scenario. In order to highlight these well known facts, that contribute to a massive manipulation of the public opinion, we have decided to gather all the information (texts as well as videos) that the western media did not show, or tried to overlook. Continue reading