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

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. 

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German trade unionists in solidarity with Donetsk miners

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Donetsk miners to the workers of Europe: “help us break the stronghold of fascism in Ukraine”

We have received the following appeal, signed by Mikhail Alexeevich Krylov, Representative of the Independent Donetsk Miners’ Trade Union. Krylov was co-chairman of the City Strike Committee in Donetsk during the big miners’ strikes in 1991 and later on in the 1990s. … Continue reading

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Bristol Trades Council in solidarity with striking Donbas miners

Bristol Trades Council passed the following resolution earlier today, 25th June. It was proposed by Bristol Unite Community Branch. The vote was 11 for, none against, 1 abstention.

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Donetsk: miners give Kiev 48h ultimatum “stop war or we will take up arms”

Yesterday we reported about the anti-war demonstration by miners in Donetsk. Further information puts the number of miners taking place at several thousand. The miners gave Kiev a two-day ultimatum to stop the war or else they would take up … Continue reading

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Miners march in Donetsk against “anti terrorist operation”

A thousand miners and relatives, from 16 different mines, demonstrated today, June 18, in Donetsk demanding an end to Kiev’s “anti terrorist operation” and the withdrawal of troops from the Donbas. 

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Donetsk miners strike against war – eyewitness account

“Further to our report on the strike of Donetsk coal miners against Kiev’s “anti terrorist operation” we publish here an eyewitness account by Stanislav Retinskyi which was published in the Ukrainian left wing site Liva. The author talks to the miners and explains … Continue reading

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Borotba welcomes Donetsk miners that came to rally against the “Anti Terrorist Operation”

Union Borotba (Struggle) welcomes the Donetsk miners that came to rally against the so-called “anti-terrorist operation.”

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Donetsk miners march against “anti terrorist operation”

A thousand striking miners from a number of coal mines marched on May 28 in Donetsk to protest against Kiev’s “anti-terrorist operation” and to demand the withdrawal of government troops. See a Reuters report of the protest: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/28/ukraine-crisis-miners-idUKL6N0OE2GO20140528 and another … Continue reading

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