On September 10, the 2014 Congress of the TUC, representing over 6 million organised workers in Britain, passed a motion on Ukraine moved by the RMT. The motion opposes the use of British forces in the conflict, calls for a ceasefire and supports those fighting against fascism in Ukraine. Continue reading
On October 14 thousands marched in several Ukrainian cities to mark the anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), the WWII organisation which collaborated with Nazi Germany and carried out genocide against Poles and Jews. President Poroshenko declared the day a national holiday. Continue reading
The workers of the Zuevsky Works of Energy-Mechanical Engineering (who have been unemployed for a long time) appealed to the chairman of the Supreme council of Donetsk Peoples’ Republic. The workers propose as a solution to the problem – to introduce collective form of property in the enterprise.
On October 13 hundreds of National Guard soldiers staged locked their officers, left their base in Novi Petrivtsi and marched on Kiev to protest outside the president’s office demanding their demobilisation. A similar protest by 50 National Guard soldiers took place in Kharkov. Continue reading
Two pictures distributed by Associated Press show a Ukrainian National Guard soldier wearing insignia of the nazi military organisation SS Waffen in his hat and arm while being reviewed by Prime Minister Yatseniuk. Continue reading
On October 8, a group of half a dozen well built Ukrainian far right thugs attempted to disrupt a meeting in commemoration of the Odessa massacre at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, but were repelled by the students. Continue reading
A photography exhibition commemorating the victims of the Odessa massacre opened in the Marx Memorial Library in Central London, Thursday. Continue reading
THE TUC conference in Liverpool last month adopted an emergency motion from the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) opposing Nato’s war drive in Ukraine. This decision provides the basis for developing a better understanding of the emergent danger of fascism in Europe, through the most glaring example currently in Ukraine. (by David Ayrton, Morning Star) Continue reading