In Background, Ukraine, Video presentation

Video of a public forum in Toronto on Nov. 2, 2014 featuring Volodymyr Ishchenko. Published on Left Streamed (Socialist Project, Canada), Nov. 9, 2014

Introduction–Events in Ukraine present a number of difficult questions for progressive movements and left critical theory. Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist and left commentator in Kyiv. He spoke to a public forum in Toronto, Canada on November 2 in which he presented his view of the Maidan movement in Ukraine and civil war that erupted last spring. His presentation raises questions of revolution, nationalism, fascism, imperialism and the strategy which has been raised in political and academic discussions in and around the Ukraine.

Volodymyr Ishchenko is a sociologist studying social protests in Ukraine. He is the deputy director of the Center for Social and Labor Research, a member of the editorial board of Commons: Journal for Social Criticism and LeftEast web-magazine. He teaches at the Department of Sociology in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He authored several articles about the Maidan movement in The Guardian eaarlier this year and provided an extensive interiew to New Left Review in June.

 

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