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Crimea, This Time: Must Putin Save Us Again? | by Andrew Levine
Who Was in Kiev’s Independence Square? | by Emmanuel DreyfusThe Bahrain – Ukraine Duality: The Politics of Democracy and Dissent | by Rannie Amiri
The Ukraine Economic Crisis: Past, Present and Future | by Jack Rasmus
Two Invasions: The Ukrainian Pendulum | by Israel Shamir
Disturbing Democracy: From Egypt to Ukraine | by Lawrence Davidson
The Question Ukraine Raises for Emancipatory Politics | by Elliot Sperber
International Women's Day's origin was both socialist and feminist in nature, specifically calling for the celebration of working women and the mobilization of all workers to fight for women’s social, economic, and political equality. | by Alicia Williamson | UE News | Click HERE to read article
by Richard Seymour | Lenin's Tomb | Click HERE to read article
by Karl Nerenberg | Rabble.ca | The Chief Electoral Officer told the Committee studying the Fair Elections Act that it does too little to stop fraud while it undermines the right to vote for many Canadians. Click HERE to read article.
by Rick Salutin | Rabble.ca | If you designed a computer program to react "rationally" on the model of great power leaders pursuing what's consensually viewed as the National Interest, it would probably "behave" as Putin has. Click HERE to read article.
Ukraine's interim prime minister has warned the Crimean parliament "no-one in the civilised world" will recognise its referendum on joining Russia. | BBC | Click HERE to read article
by Peter Hart | FAIR (via CommonDreams) | Click HERE to read article
Would the US press champion the cause of Palestinian demonstrators, or criticize harsh Israeli response to dissent? How about actually cheering on violent Palestinian resistance? It is simply unfathomable–Palestinians are the wrong kind of protester.
by Noam Chomsky | Znet | Click HERE to read article
A leading principle of international relations theory is that the state’s highest priority is to ensure security. . . The proposition seems plausible, almost self-evident, until we look more closely and ask: Security for whom? For the general population? For state power itself? For dominant domestic constituencies? Depending on what we mean, the credibility of the proposition ranges from negligible to very high.
by Karl Nerenberg | Rabble.ca | As a possible referendum on separation looms, federal politicians will be carefully positioning themselves. The biggest challenge is for the NDP's Mulcair. | Click HERE to read article
Click HERE to read article, a Fight for 15 activist in Chicago, explains that the grassroots campaign to mobilize low-wage workers is about winning a living wage--and a whole lot more. | Socialist Worker |
by Jan Slomp | National Farmers Union | Click HERE to read article
by Andrew Kliman | New Left Review | Click HERE to read article
In 'Clarifying the Crisis,' published earlier this year in Jacobin magazine, the Canadian political economist Sam Gindin reasserted his view that the global economic crisis that erupted in 2008 'needs to be understood primarily as a financial crisis.' To be sure, the U.S. financial crisis was the event that triggered the Great Recession, and Gindin is certainly correct that the recession 'turned into such a generalized and profound economic catastrophe' largely because of the size of the financial sector, global financial integration, and the securitization of mortgage loans. Yet has one really 'clarified the crisis' by saying only this and then quickly moving on, as he does?
Canadian government closely monitoring how legal rulings and aboriginal protest pose an increasing ‘risk’ for multi-billion dollar oil and mining plans | by Martin Lukacs | The Guardian | Click HERE to read article
The situation in Ukraine and the Crimea and the rivalry between the West and Russia threatens to explode into a much larger war than has been seen for many years says Lindsey German | Counterfire | Click HERE to read article
See also: The Ukraine crisis through the whimsy of international law | CBC Analysis | by Neil Macdonald
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Lies About Ukraine: How Washington's Hubris Set the Stage for War | by Paul Craig Roberts | CounterPunch
The Ukraine Game: Putin is Playing Chess, While the West Plays Checkers | by John Wight | CounterPunch
From The Real News: Did the U.S. Carry Out a Ukrainian Coup? | Investigative journalist Robert Parry talks about Russia's move to invade Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and the role of the US and the west in fomenting crisis there
by Stephen Kimber | Rabble.ca | On Friday, the McNeil government recalled the legislature to designate most home support workers so essential they cannot be allowed to exercise their legal right to strike. Click HERE to read article.
by H.G. Watson | Rabble.ca | Click HERE to read article
Russia, Crimea and the Consequences of NATO Policy | by Jeffrey Sommers and Michael Hudson | CounterPunch
See also: The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists: The Dark Side of the Ukrainian Revolt | by Conn Hallinan | CounterPunch