Russia’s imperialist invasion has not halted
the class struggle in Ukraine
Presented by the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign
Sunday, July 30
Noon Eastern time, 9 a.m. Pacific
Ukrainian socialist Denis Pilash has said “Joe Biden is not [helping Ukraine] out of a pure heart; he’s doing it in the interests of US capitalism and his support cannot be relied upon”. And during the war, the class struggle inside Ukraine continues. Even while we fully support arms to Ukraine, we must consider these crucial issues.
· What is the role of Ukraine’s oligarchs today and how does that role impact the resistance to Russia’s imperialist invasion?
· How are the Ukraine and Russian oligarchs similar?
· What role do both of them play in the U.S. economy?
· How can a campaign against both sets of oligarchs be used to build a workers movement against the invasion of both Russian imperialism and of global capital?
Denys Pilash will speak on the role of Ukrainian oligarchs and Ukrainian capitalism. Denys is a political scientist, an activist with the Ukrainian democratic socialist organization Social Movement (Sotsialniy Rukh) and is on the editorial board of Commons: Journal of Social Criticism. See the interviews with Denys parts one, two, and three for the breadth and depth of his views on Russia’s imperialist invasion, the role of both the Ukrainian oligarchs and of global capitalism.
John Reimann will add some comments on money laundering in the real estate industry in the United States and suggest some practical conclusions. John is co-chair of the Ukraine Socialist Solidarity Campaign and blogs at oaklandsocialist.com.
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