SARU conference calls for withdrawal of UK troops from Ukraine

ukrainecampaignlogoOne year after the campaign’s foundation, Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine held its Annual General Meeting at University College London on Saturday, 13 June 2015. Continue reading

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British transport workers renew support for anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine

TRANSPORT workers threw their weight behind a call for their union RMT to continue its commitment to Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (Saru). Continue reading

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Right Sector fascists occupy Communist Party headquarters in Odessa

On the night of June 13, armed and masked paramilitary thugs from the Right Sector, Automaidan and Maidan Self-Defence occupied the Odessa regional office of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU). Continue reading

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The past informs the present in rebel-held eastern Ukraine

In May EDDIE DEMPSEY joined the people of Alchevsk in their celebration of the 70th anniversary of the defeat of fascism. Here he recounts his emotional experiences (from the Morning Star)

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[VIDEO] SARU Conference and AGM

We publish here the videos of some of the interventions at the Conference and AGM of the Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine campaign. These are Andrew Murray (Communist Party of Britain), Jorge Martin (International Marxist Tendency) and Davey Hopper (General Secretary Durham Miners’ Association).  Continue reading

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Commander of Kiev “volunteer battalion” and 7 men arrested on charges of rape and torture

Ruslan Onychenko

Ruslan Onyshchenko, the commander of the Tornado Volunteer Battalion of the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior and seven of his men were arrested on June 17 accused of rape and torture. In turn, the men accused the Luhansk Oblast police chief Anatoly Naumenko (an authority in the Kiev controlled part of Luhansk) of running a protection racket for smuggling cast iron from rebel occupied territory and said that the arrest is linked to those accusations. This case gives a glimpse into the brutal methods used by the volunteer battalions, composed of far right thugs and criminal elements, as well as the corruption of officials at all levels.  Continue reading

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Ukraine’s labour reforms threaten workers’ rights

The oligarchs have joined forces to rail-road a new labour code that strips Ukrainian workers of their already modest rights. [VITALY DUDIN 4 June 2015]

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