[Marxism] Donetsk workers fail to answer call to rally against separatists

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Thu May 22 16:07:40 MDT 2014

On 5/22/14 5:27 PM, Matthew Russo wrote:
> http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/73cdf238-dfec-11e3-9534-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32Tqm3MdS

The last sentence in the article is typical of the low level of 
political understanding in Ukraine where "Marxism" means the CP for most 
workers and where real Marxists are even weaker than us:

“When Yanukovich was in power it was eight hryvnia to the dollar. Now 
it’s twelve.”

Actually the oligarch whose call to protest against the separatists was 
largely ignored was Yanukovych's primary backer. What's so fucked up 
about Ukraine is that both sides of the country are sick and tired of 
oligarchic rule but a class basis for overthrowing them does not exist.

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