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The Crisis in Ukraine and the Crisis of European Left
Volodymyr Ishchenko, Uli Hufen THE CRISIS IN UKRAINE AND THE CRISIS OF EUROPEAN LEFT September 18, 2015 20:00 Venue: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne In English One could say that the reaction of the Left to the events in Ukraine has been nothing short of a fiasco. Why are postmodern anti-capitalists so easily lured by neoliberalism […]
Public Discussions of Education Reform in Ukraine, October 7-8 (open discussion and round table)
With the beginning of the new school year, “Commons: Journal of Social Critique” and Center for Social and Labor Research invite broad public to join public discussions on models of higher education reforms and achieved results of the new authorities of the Ministry of Education and Science. Discussion “What should be the model of the […]
Conference “Possibilities for alternative socio-economic development of Ukraine”
What are international examples of successful resistance to neoliberal offence and what are their main problems? Are there alternatives of development for Ukraine in current conditions?
Ukraine’s labour reforms threaten workers’ rights
Vitaly Dudin Neoliberal modernisation in Ukraine is nothing new. The processes and forces pushing it forward long predate the ousting of Viktor Yanukovych last February. But since the events of 2014, this process has been expedited and has arrived at a key issue: the laws governing the way people work. To that end, employers are […]
A socialist case for Ukraine
On the anniversary of the fall of Ukrainian President Yanukovych, which marked the onset of the current conflict, Rob Ferguson and Tomas Tengely-Evans interview Volodymyr Ishchenko in Kiev. They talk about recent military defeats of Ukrainian army, draft evasion, collapsing economy, global imperialist rivalry, and the right and left in Ukraine RF: Volodymyr, there is currently […]
Repressions against protests: August-December 2014
The report presents the systematic research of protests, repressions and concessions of protesters in Ukraine in August-December 2014 on protest activity and negative (repressive) reactions to the protests. The calculations below are available for the territory that was controlled by the Ukrainian government and do not include combat actions in the Donbass or any events […]