The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

An Invasion the U.S. Ignored

Feb 28, 2022

The U.S. government and their mouthpieces in the media have denounced Putin for sending Russian troops into Ukraine. The U.S. imposed economic sanctions against Putin and others in Russia. But just two months ago, Putin sent Russian troops into Kazakhstan to put down a mass uprising by workers there. The U.S. government and the media did not denounce this invasion that was designed to support a dictator. They barely even talked about it. No sanctions were imposed on Putin for attacking the working class.

While the interests of U.S. capitalists and the Russian regime sometimes conflict with each other; at other times they are aligned on the same page—against the working class.