Orinoco Tribune Editorial Room Talk #2
On February 21, 2022, Russia recognized the sovereignty of the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. Three days later, Russia launched a military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. Although the operation took many analysts by surprise, Russia had made its intentions quite clear, and the US and mainstream press had been warning of a Russian military intervention for months.
While socialists and anti-imperialists generally agree that capitalism and its most powerful proponent, the United States, represent the primary contradictions to be confronted in the quest for a better world, many disagreements have arisen regarding Russia’s military operation. Orinoco Tribune contributors and editors will discuss the most pressing concerns: Is the Russia-Ukraine conflict an imperialist war of aggression? How are anti-war activists to interpret the Russia-Ukraine conflict? Whose media can we believe? What effects will this conflict have on the Americas, and for the future of human civilization at large?