[WSMDiscuss] A western pro-NATO left emerges
mofwoofoo at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 20:45:24 CEST 2022
The solution is fairly easy according to Noam Chomsky, but it seems the
Biden admin. and his handlers prefer to elongate the war there.
On Wed, Apr 13, 2022 at 1:25 PM DAVID KEIL via WSM-Discuss <
wsm-discuss at lists.openspaceforum.net> wrote:
> A new pro-imperialist left current is becoming visible. It advocates or is
> fine with the escalating NATO shipments of arms to Kyiv. This current is
> forming around the slogan that the Ukrainian resistance (led of course by
> the Ukrainian government), has the right to defend Ukrainian independence.
> Given the Russian crimes in Ukraine and the imperialist nature and policies
> of the Russian state, including its claims to own Ukraine, space has opened
> up for such a current.
> This current is likely to work for "antiwar" protests that don't protest
> NATO. It is likely to seek exclusion of forces that fail to condemn Russia,
> from antiwar actions. If this happens, then the antiwar movement will be
> divided as it was over Syria, but in a more ominous way -- a section of the
> antiwar movement that is actually in favor of the NATO proxy war.
> Kyiv has a right to request or accept weapons for the purpose of fending
> off Russian attack and defending Ukrainian independence, but not for the
> purpose of waging a civil war on the Ukrainians in its eastern region. Such
> a war has gone on since 2014 with full US arming of Kyiv. It is an act of
> Kyiv against the independence of Ukraine and on behalf of the US and NATO.
> It has effectively partitioned Ukraine. A Ukraine under NATO rule or
> partitioned between the US and Russia is not an independent Ukraine.
> Social-justice and antiwar movements in the West could well be wrecked by
> the pro-imperialist current that has emerged. A truly antiwar
> counter-current is required, especially in the countries that are pursuing
> this NATO war.
> David Keil
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