by Andrew Murray
£11.95 (+£1.50 p&p), 138 pp illustrated ISBN 978-1907464133
This book sets the Ukraine crisis in its global and local context, and draws the lessons needed for the anti-war movement as great power conflict returns to Europe and threatens a new cold war or worse. From his decade long vantage point in the leadership of the anti-war movement in the world s second most powerful imperialist military state Andrew Murray explores the essential links between the crises of contemporary capitalism and war. No political question is more important in contemporary Britain. It lies at the heart of controversies in public life and in the Labour movement and it is in this context that Andrew Murray s sharp polemics with those, on both right and left who seek to justify intervention have a particular relevance.
Andrew Murray is the author of several books and on political and trade union matters, including Flashpoint World War III (1997), Off the Rails (2001), A New Labour Nightmare: Return of the Awkward Squad (2003), Stop the War: The Story of Britain s Biggest Mass Movement (with Lindsey German, 2005), The T&G Story (2008) and The Imperial Controversy (Manifesto Press 2009) Cover picture shows the burning trade union building in Oddessa where 40 people died after supporters of the Kiev putsch government, Right Sektor activists and Chernomorets football ultras attacked.