Top Reads on the Ukraine Conflict, War, and Imperialism

This three part reading list gives vital background to the Ukrainian situation from the crisis today back to the 2014 Maidan movement and earlier.

Imperialism Today and the Character of Russia and China

Lenin first analyzed the phenomenon of imperialism over 100 years ago . A concrete analysis of imperialism today must consider the roles of Russia and China.

[Leaflet] No War in Ukraine: Peace Between Peoples! War Between Classes! The Main Enemy Is at Home!

Vladimir Putin has ordered an all-out invasion of Ukraine by the Russian military. Download our leaflet to help us spread the working-class, internationalist position against the war and imperialism.

The Ukrainian Conflict: Is This the Start of World War III?

Since Russia’s invasion, a barrage of propaganda has been pumped out by the Western media, contributing to an atmosphere of utter hysteria.

IMT Statement on the Ukrainian War: An Internationalist Class Position

A statement drafted by the leadership of the IMT, putting forward an internationalist class position on the Ukrainian War.

The Crimes of Imperialism and the War in Ukraine

The war is a stark reminder of the sharp and sudden changes in this epoch of capitalist crisis, coinciding with the relative decline of US imperialism.

Imperialist Hypocrisy and the Invasion of Ukraine

Russian forces have unleashed a massive attack on Ukraine. It’s the task of the Russian working class to deal with Putin. Our fight is against imperialism, NATO, and our own reactionary government.

No to war with Ukraine! Against Military Intervention! Statement from IMT Russia

Our comrades in Russia denounce the invasion of Ukraine that began in the early hours of today. Against military intervention! Against chauvinism! No war between the peoples!

The Real Role and History of NATO: A Reply to Keir Starmer

NATO was founded in 1949 not as an instrument of peace, but as a weapon to fight the Cold War. It has remained a weapon ever since.

Statement on Putin’s Recognition of the DPR and LPR

A statement by the Russian IMT comrades along with Marxists in Ukraine and the Donbas published opposing the inter-imperialist conflict.

Ukraine: Some Observations on the National Question and Russian Intervention

A summary of some key aspects of the national question in Ukraine, including the policy of the Bolsheviks, Lenin and Trotsky.

Theses on Ukraine—2014

The root cause of the crisis in Ukraine is to be found in the disastrous effects of the restoration of capitalism.