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
Excellent edition of the satirical program Anstalt from German TV Channel ZDF on the manipulation and distortion of news about Ukraine in the German media.
We publish here a detailed analysis by Dmitry Kolesnik, editor of the Ukrainian left wing website Liva, about the influence and role of far right and fascist paramilitary gangs in Ukraine today. Continue reading
Organisers of a traditional Jewish Hasidic pilgrimage in the city of Uman, Ukraine were fined US$15,000 for having erected a tent without a proper licence. The far right Svoboda party had campaigned against the Jewish festival and in previous years had organised violent rallies and marches against it. Continue reading
On Saturday, September 27 the Communist Party (KPU) had called a “March for Peace”. The call was banned by the authorities and the rally was attacked by fascist thugs. The police then proceeded to arrest dozens of protesters, including the first secretary of the Kharkov KPU Alla Alexander. Continue reading
We publish here the translation of an article which appeared in the local publication Poltavska Dumka about the alleged killing of a soldier by his drunken commander. The article offers a glimpse about the conditions facing soldiers drafted into the Ukrainian army which have motivated a widespread protest movement by their relatives. Continue reading
“We can only guess: how many other victims of “Aidar” will be known over time – when the patriotic hysteria in Ukraine rushes back as well as the waves of pointlessly shed blood. Then, many of today’s “heroes of Ukraine” will appear before public in their real form – as racists and criminals.” Andrey Manchuk comments on what Amnesty International describes as the “war crimes” of the Aidar Battalion of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Continue reading
On Friday 12 September, two days after the successful demonstration to the Ukrainian embassy, the greek Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine campaign held a very succesfull public meeting, with Sergei Kiritchuk from Borotba as main speaker. The meeting hall in the National Polytechnic School was packed with more than 200 people and the discussion lasted for two hours. Continue reading