Working people are major victims in Ukraine, and the local labour movement should support its counterparts abroad despite the SA government's flip-flopping, writes Terry Bell.
A worker hero emerged on TV channels around the world this week: Marina Ovsyannikova of Russian state television’s Channel One. She was the person who moved in behind the newsreader during a prime time TV show with a hand printed sign, NO WAR and, in Russian: "Stop the war. Don’t believe propaganda. They are lying to you here."
The TV channel quickly switched to a pre-recorded segment and, according to Russian human rights lawyers, Marina was arrested. She faces 15 years in prison merely for calling President Vladimir Putin’s "special operation" in Ukraine a war.