Below are the details, video and links to transcripts of the first Panel held under the banner of Marxists Speak Out on March 30th 2022
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has quickly became a defining moment for the Marxist movement. The failure of the majority of Marxist groups to support Russia’s right of self-defence against NATO has effectively subordinated them to US imperialism. Given that the proxy war between NATO and Russia in Ukraine cannot be separated from the accelerating drive towards World War 3, this is of historic significance. This crisis however is also an opportunity for those Marxists groups who unequivocally oppose US imperialism and support those in its cross hairs to regroup and draw together. They need to become the kernel of a real anti-imperialist, anti-war movement.
As part of this process Marxists from classconscious.org and Liga Comunista in Brazil have organised this forum entitled “Russia’s right to self-defence against Imperialism- Marxists speak out”. Groups speaking include: Class Conscious (Australia, US) Liaison Committee of the Fourth International (Argentina, Brazil, UK, US) Bolshevik Tendency (Canada, Germany, Ireland, UK, US) Κομμουνιστική Επαναστατική Δράση – (Greece) Devrimci İşçi Partisi of Turkey Socialist Fight (UK) Socialist Unity Party (U.S.) Bolshevik Group (South Korea)
Transcripts of the speeches from the March 30th panel can be found here.