Ukraine’s decommunisation and the rise of fascism

“Thirty years since the overthrow of socialism in the Soviet Union, the peoples of Russia and Ukraine, who lived together in peace for more than 70 years, are now shedding their blood fighting each other”, writes Nikos Mottas

Challenge archive: Soviet – here is the truth

In this article from August 26, 1939, the former Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain dispel myths surrounding the ‘Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact’. Often referenced by anti-communists as a means of equating communism with nazism, the Pact has been falsely weaponised since its inception – with such narratives disregarding the Soviet Union’s unparalleled struggle against the Nazis alongside Western collaboration with fascism. 

Labour’s strange relationship with the bomb

Nuclear weapons are unpopular across the political spectrum, especially in the party Starmer now leads. So why, asks Nick Wright, are these vote-seeking ‘pragmatists’ so hell-bent on keeping them?

An Introduction to CyberSocialism

Frank Rowley discusses the history, ideas and projects behind CyberSocialism and what they could mean for the left fighting capitalism in Britain today.

Ceasefire in Artsakh called as imperialist powers encircle

The latest bloody flare-up in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict came to a tentative end last week, with a decisive victory for Azerbaijan. In 6 short weeks the aggressors have managed to claw back cities and territory had been under de-facto Armenian rule since the fall of the Soviet Union. Huge concessions have been made by the Armenian government, and the independent Artsakh republic has all but been handed over to the Azeris in a Russia-brokered peace deal which will have huge consequences for the balance of power in the region.

Porn, prostitution and sex under Socialism

Jess Duggan argues against the legitimisation of prostitution and other forms of so-called ‘sex work’ – and that the solution lies in the struggle for socialism.

How Cold War socialist space cooperation broke new ground

In contrast with the commercial, militarist and billionaire-dominated nature of much current space exploration, Sean Meleady celebrates the important achievements of the Soviet led ‘Interkosmos’ programme, not just for the socialist countries, but for all humanity.

Poetry Corner: Communism is the Middle Term by Bertolt Brecht

Communism is the Middle Term by Bertolt Brecht.

Bertolt Brecht was a German Marxist poet, playwright and theatre director. Brecht lived through a turbulent era. Narrowly avoiding conscription at 16 during World War One, he worked prodigiously through throughout the period of the Weimar Republic. Brecht was forced to flee with the rise of the Nazis in 1933. He left the USA during the McCarthyite “Red Scare” returning to what was then the German Democratic Republic. He died on the 14th of August 1956.