British TUC opposes use of British forces in Ukraine – offers support to antifascists

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

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US, Canada and Ukraine vote against UN resolution condemning “glorification of Nazism”

On November 21, the plenary of the Third Committee of the 69 general assembly of the United Nations met and discussed a resolution on Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.” After the debate, 115 countries voted in favour, 55 abstained (all of the EU countries) and only US, Canada and Ukraine voted against.  Continue reading

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Secret agreement about the research into downing of MH17 Malayisian plane remains secret

PIC: NBAAI

On August 7th, three weeks after Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over East Ukraine, a secret agreement was signed between the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and Ukraine about the investigation into the disaster. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service was to lead the investigation, as two-thirds of the victims had the Dutch nationality. Continue reading

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Miners in the armies of the people’s republics of Donetsk and Lugansk

AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

We publish here the translation of a very interesting article and interview by Susann Witt-Stahl which appeared in Junge Welt about the participation of mine-workers in the armies of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.  Continue reading

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London: Antifascists gather to protest remembrance of Ukrainian war time nazi collaborators

SARUCenotaph2Antifascists gathered in London to counter the call by Ukrainian organisations to commemorate soldiers “fallen in all wars”, including Ukrainian volunteers in the SS Galicia Division, responsible for massacres of Jewish and Polish people in Western Ukraine.  Continue reading

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Anti Fascists Raise Alarm over Ukrainian Cenotaph March

SS Galicia Division, Lviv 1943

Morning Star: CAMPAIGNERS raised the alarm yesterday over tomorrow’s planned march by Ukrainian veterans on the Cenotaph, warning that organisers plan to commemorate fascist Waffen SS volunteers. Continue reading

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[PRESS RELEASE] Why are the Ukrainian SS being allowed to march to the Cenotaph in London on Sunday?

14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician) being commemorated in London

Veterans of Hitler’s SS and their supporters are marching this Sunday, 16 November 2014, to the cenotaph in London, in commemoration, they claim, of Ukraine’s fallen ‘in all wars’. The organisers – the ‘Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain’ and the ‘Congress of Ukrainian Youth’ – include associations of veterans of the Ukrainian Nazi volunteers ‘Waffen SS Galicia’, many of whom settled in Britain after the Third Reich’s defeat in World War II. Continue reading

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London meeting hears eyewitness account of Odessa massacre

SARUAndrewOn Tuesday, November 11, a packed meeting at the Marx Memorial Library, heard a number of speakers discuss the current situation in Ukraine after the recent elections and the ceasefire. Amongst the speakers was Alexey Albu, from Borotba, who gave a moving account of the Odessa massacre, of which he is a survivor.  Continue reading

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