The concept of Sonderweg- and its application to Russia.
Opinion: Ukraine Whataboutery
Some on the left are blinded by old, cold War allegiances, beliefs and sectional thinking.
From Chernobyl to Covid-19
Browsing social media recently I came across one blogger who claimed that Covid-19 will be America’s Chernobyl. That seems a bit like hyperbole. Chernobyl, as history records, became a central part of Gorbachev’s Glasnost campaign which eventually led to the dissolution of the Soviet Union (helped of course by the industrial level of corruption among […]
Valerie Zen on Putin’s Russia
Valerie Zen is an opponent of Putin who lives in Moscow, who has been involved in several campaigns in Russia (she doesn’t like to describe herself as an activist) and is active on social media speaking up against the Russian regime. In this interview she tells me (Rachael Horwitz) about her thoughts on the current […]
Wings over Russia
I’ve never been a huge fan of Stuart Campbell. To put it as bluntly as possible, he’s an arsehole. Or maybe I’m just prejudiced – It could be that I took my mum’s tongue-in-cheek warning, while singing the song about and explaining to me the events of the Massacre of Glencoe, to never trust a […]
A Tale of Two Revolutions: Russia and Iran
After Tom Perez’s “Night of the Long Knives” purge of progressives and entrenchment of centrists at the Democratic National Committee, no self-respecting leftist can hold anything for the Democratic Party but contempt. A thoroughly corrupt organization cannot be reformed, period. Capitalism cannot be reformed. Neoliberal bodies such as the EU or the UK of GB […]