"The IMF realises that these reforms may cause considerable hardship for millions of Ukrainians, in a country where the average GDP per capita is $3,867."
Tony Benn's legacy will be measured by how much we match his undying commitment to the belief that a better world is possible.
Many of these military interventions have left nations shattered, and western governments have resembled the customer who walks away whistling, hoping no one has noticed the mess left behind.
Neither Washington nor Moscow has had genuine concern for the interests of any section of the Ukrainian people but have been engaged in an exercise of self-interested Great Power politics.
Putin's gamble, based on the belief that Russia can withstand sanctions, is that neither Ukraine nor the West will go to war over Crimea. We better hope he's right, says Matt Carr.
US support for the al-Maliki government ignores the crimes against humanity, rampant corruption and widespread human rights' abuses.
To survive is not to win. As the rebels fight amongst themselves, President Assad remains ruler of a ruined Syria but does not have the resources to win a decisive victory, says Patrick Cockburn
The Nato powers that overthrew Gaddafi did not do so because he was a tyrannical ruler, but because he pursued a nationalist policy which was at odds with western policies in the Middle East.
Benn remained true to his principles when so many senior Labour figures were doing the exact opposite, picking up peerages and lucrative directorships with private companies and corporations.
Tony Benn's legacy will be his undying commitment to the fight for justice and equality, and his opposition to the endless war and militarism that are such a blight on today's world.
War and preparations for war, including weapons testing, are among the greatest destroyers of our environment, says David Swanson.
The madness of spending £100bn on the Trident nuclear missile system while implementing savage cuts in public services must stop. Sign the Rethink Trident statement.
Barack Obama's drone program is a kind of remote-control gallows, where the killers never see their victims, never hear their screams, smell their burning bodies, touch their mutilated flesh.
Facing another trial and a return to prison, Margaretta D'Arcy says she will keep protesting to highlight what she called, "this colonising of our airport for illegal and immoral purposes."
On the 11th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, can this musical megamix inspire a citizen's arrest of Tony Blair that puts him behind bars for his war crimes?
Stop the War has been flooded with tributes from our supporters responding to the sad loss of our president Tony Benn. We reprint a few of them here. Many thanks to everyone who has written to us.
The ugly reality is that the US government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world.
The Guardian's coverage of the death of Tony Benn did little justice to the man who was one of the most loved political figures in Britain today.
Gary Younge says Tony Benn's primary loyalty was not to a party but to the causes of internationalism, solidarity and equality, which together provided his ethical compass.
The British political elite wants to emotionally blackmail the public into supporting our ‘heroes’ in order to support the wars they fight and make these wars seem heroic, even when they aren’t.