The roots of the war in Ukraine lie in decades of NATO expansion that seeks to extend U.S. hegemony over the entire world. This is imperialism, pure and simple. We see the expansion of fascism in Ukraine, the United States, the UK, and many parts of the European Union. The ugly alliance between fascism and imperialism is a global threat. This threat expands beyond Eastern Europe and threatens the sovereignty of many nations especially in Latin America and throughout the Global South.
AFGJ has compiled an information guide to help us better understand the origins and global implications of the conflict in Ukraine, particularly in Latin America and the Global South. Specifically, Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, and other nations that endure U.S. embargoes and blockades rely upon Russia and China for material support and trade. Colombia, NATO’s only partner in Latin America, has made unfounded accusations that Russia has been funding protests in Colombia and advising troop movements in Venezuela. On March 1, 2022, Colombia and the U.S. began military exercises in the Caribbean that, for the first time ever, involve a nuclear submarine. Colombia’s Defense Minister said the exercises were “within the scope of NATO.” We denounce the expansion of NATO and its wars into Latin America. The embargoes, impoundments of funds and no-fly policies are wreaking harm on nations and peoples with whom we stand in solidarity.
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Recommended reading: on the origins of the Ukraine conflict
- “In Ukraine, ‘no one hears that there is a diplomatic solution'” (Fair.org)
- “How the U.S. instigated the Ukraine crisis” (Dissident Voice)
- “Russia-Ukraine war began in 2014, not 2022” (Vijay Prashad)
- “What is happening in and around Ukraine” (Communist Party of the Russian Federation)
Recommended content: on the implications of the Ukraine conflict
- “Global south rejects U.S./NATO aggression” (Workers’ World)
- “Ukraine: a conflict soaked in contradictions and new patterns in war and media” (Vijay Prashad)
- “The American Empire self destruct” (Michael Hudson)
- “Ukraine and Latin America” (Suramérica Press)
- “For African and colonized peoples, to understand Ukraine: de-center Europe and focus on imperialism” (Black Alliance for Peace)
- “Pan-Africanism — Africa and the question of Russia and Ukraine” (All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party — GC)
- Materialist/Third Worldist analysis on the Ukraine crisis (Anticonquista)