Episode 64: Ukraine Fights for National Self-Determination Against Russian Imperialism

Anne Jaclard of Marxist-Humanist Initiative joins the co-hosts to discuss the organization’s March 7 editorial, “Ukraine Fights for National Self-Determination Against Russian Imperialism.” Topics include: (1) the right of national self-determination; (2) Putin’s repudiation of this right to justify his imperialist invasion of Ukraine; (3) slaughter of Ukrainian civilians and displacement of millions; (4) opposition to the invasion within Ukraine, within Russia, and around the world; (5) “left” apologetics––blaming the US and NATO, support for a multi-polar capitalist order, and the effort to impose forced neutrality on Ukraine; (6) the nuclear threat; and (7) the relationship between Putinism and Trumpism. A previous RFH episode on national self-determination is referred to during the discussion.

 
Current-events segment, also on Ukraine: interview with Daniel Randall on “Unite the Left to Defend Ukraine,” an appeal by the Alliance for Workers’ Liberty.

 
Because this special episode is being aired ahead of schedule, Episode 65 is slated for release on March 25.

 
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March 13, 2022

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