[Marxism] Boris Kagarlitsky: The ashes of Odessa

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Fri May 9 01:34:43 MDT 2014


Boris Kagarlitsky: The ashes of Odessa

By Boris Kagarlitsky, translated for Links international Journal of
Socialist Renewal by Renfrey Clarke

May 7, 2014 — Links international Journal of Socialist Renewal — In the
House of Trade Unions in Odessa on May 2 more people died than over
several days of fighting in the Donbass, though in Kramatorsk the same day
government forces also excelled themselves, killing 10 unarmed local
residents who had tried to block the path of armoured vehicles.

It is obvious to everyone that the catastrophe in Odessa has become a
turning point in the history of the civil war that began when Ukraine
government forces attacked Slavyansk and other cities that had raised the
flag of the Donetsk republic.

Inevitably, the ferocity on both sides will now increase; escalating
violence and the splitting of the country are unavoidable. But it is not
only in Ukraine that the events of May 2 have represented a watershed for
public opinion. This applies no less to Russia as well.

Full article at http://links.org.au/node/3841








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