[Marxism] Boris Kagarlitsky: Fate of Donetsk is being decided in Kharkov | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat May 3 07:24:01 MDT 2014

On 5/3/14 2:53 AM, glparramatta wrote:
> By *Boris Kagarlitsky*, translated by *Renfrey Clarke* for /Links
> International Journal of Socialist Renewal/
> May 3, 2014 -- The preliminary outcome of the revolt in south-eastern
> Ukraine can be described as an unstable equilibrium. Attempting to crush
> the Donetsk republic with the help of their armed forces, the Kiev
> authorities have met with defeat. The army, as expected, has refused
> steadfastly to wage war on its own people, and the forces of the Right
> Sector and National Guard have clearly been insufficient to cope even
> with the militia, not to speak of the mass of protestors.
> Full article at http://links.org.au/node/3832

Why doesn't Boris take a trip to Donetsk to see the revolt with his own 
eyes? Or at least he can watch the videos on Vice News, which are 
becoming sine qua non for those following events in Ukraine.

Here's dispatch #32 that shows a mob assaulting the prosecutor's office.


Toward the end, you hear one of the rebels yelling out "get the faggots".

Boris has convinced himself that the Donetsk revolt has a progressive 
dynamic because the protesters march on May Day and rally around a Lenin 
statue. This is no different than what we can expect from the CP of 
Ukraine or Russia for that matter. If this is what a leading Russian 
Marxist academic is capable of nowadays, then maybe we should reconsider 

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