Prof. Aleksandr Buzgalin joins Paul Jay on Reality Asserts Itself; born two years after the death of Stalin, he talks about growing up in the Soviet Union. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced July 11, 2018.
The Ukrainian people are paying the price for a struggle over spheres of big power influence. Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
The U.S. wants to remain a dominant force in Europe and see’s the Russian invasion of Ukraine as strengthening NATO, weakening Russia, and pushing back China. Russian aggression and U.S. provocation are risking nuclear war. Vijay Prashad joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
The invasion of Ukraine is a reflection of the crisis of global capitalism. That said, Putin may have believed he would face the same impunity that was the case with the Western imperialist powers after invading Iraq, says Ukrainian activist Denis Pilash on theAnalysis.news.
The Oligarchs of Russia and Ukraine are destroying the country and the wealth they stole from the people should be expropriated. First, Russia must withdraw its troops, and Ukrainians will fight until they do. Imperialism in all its forms must be fought, says Denis Pilash on theAnalysis.news
In part two, Denys Gorbach discusses the events of 2014, the role of the Ukrainian far-right, and the need for solidarity with Ukraine against the Russian invasion.
The economic doctrine promoted by the IMF after the fall of the Berlin Wall brought massive damage in the countries now at war. Prabhat Patnaik looks at how the role of the IMF was instrumental to the advance of Western metropolitan powers in the post-Soviet region. Lynn Fries interviews Patnaik on GPEnewsdocs.
Denys Gorbach, a member of the editorial collective of the Ukrainian socialist website “Commons,” says while NATO expansion should be opposed, it’s not why Russia invaded.
Matt discusses his recent article on the rise of Putin and the current situation in Ukraine with Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
The end of the cold war was the beginning of the America unipolar moment. But the “end of history” was followed by contradiction and arrogance which brought the conflict in Ukraine into being. Gerald Horne joins Paul Jay on theAnalysis.news.
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