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Socialism and national rights

Socialism and national rights

Ukraine, Israel/Palestine and other countries From Socialism Today No.181, September 2014 by Peter Taaffe, General Secretary of Socialist Party (England and Wales), CWI Secretariat The bloody conflict in Ukraine, alongside the slaughter of the Palestinian people in Gaza, has brought the issue of the ‘national question’ once more forcefully onto […]

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Ukraine: Crimea breaks away to join Russia

Tensions between powers worsen Niall Mulholland, CWI Crimea’s 16 March referendum saw an overwhelming majority vote in favour of joining Russia. According to the claimed official result, 96.77% voted ‘for’ integration and turnout was 83.1%. Tens of thousands celebrated in Simferopol, the capital of Crimea. On 17 March, the regional […]