The Maidan Uprising and Civil War in the Ukraine: Questions for the Left

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 19:30

When: Sunday, November 2, 2:30pm
Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/830789356951435/

Last year's events marked not only a turning point in Ukraine's history. It also posed a number of difficult questions for progressive movements and left critical theory. Volodymyr Ishchenko, a sociologist and leftist commentator, will present his perspective on the Ukrainian Maidan and the ongoing civil war. The presentation will discuss 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, and a teacher at the Department of Sociology in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He authored a number of comments and interviews about Ukrainian Maidan, particularly, for the Guardian and the New Left Review.

Ishchenko's work in the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/profile/volodymyr-ishchenko

Recent piece in New Left Review:
http://newleftreview.org/II/87/volodymyr-ishchenko-ukraine-s-fractures

Admission to the talk is free.

Sponsors: Centre for Social Justice, Socialist Project, Greater Toronto Workers' Assembly (GTWA)

United Steelworkers Hall
25 Cecil St.
Toronto , ON
Canada
Ontario CA

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