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Ukraine widens war against Donbass region

January 22, 2015

Donetsk Third City Hospital bombed by Ukraine on Jan. 19, killing one and injuring five.Photo: Jan. 19 — A horrific war is unfolding on the territory of the former Soviet Union at the behest of Washington and Wall Street. The Kiev regime in Ukraine has ordered jets, missiles, [...]

Ukraine antifascists, supporters welcome release of activists

January 6, 2015

Vladislav WojciechowskiPhoto: Borotba Jan. 6 — Four Ukrainian anti-fascist activists detained in the Donetsk People’s Republic for two weeks were freed Jan. 3 and have now safely returned to Crimea in the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, an Odessa activist tortured and held for almost four months [...]

As resistance grows, Ukraine puts anti-fascists on trial

December 28, 2014

Anti-fascists held in cages at Odessa court.Photo: A frame-up trial of 20 anti-fascist activists began on Nov. 27 in the Primorsky court in Odessa, Ukraine. The defendants are among 70 people jailed or held under house arrest since the May 2 massacre at the House of Trade Unions. Armed [...]

Washington inflames ‘new Cold War’ with Russia

December 16, 2014

On Dec. 4, tens of thousands of people in New York and across the U.S. took to the streets to protest the racist police murder of Eric Garner. But the U.S. House of Representatives was otherwise occupied. By an overwhelming vote of 411-10, House Republicans and Democrats alike voted “Yes” to an [...]

Ukraine anti-fascists stand with Ferguson

November 29, 2014

Nov. 27 rally.Photo: Borotba Activists of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, living in exile in Simferopol, Crimea, rallied in support of the people of Ferguson, Mo., and the struggle against police brutality and racism in the United States on Nov. 27. They were joined by members of the [...]

Anti-fascist rebellion in Ukraine and Donbass

November 23, 2014

Greg ButterfieldWW photo: G. Dunkel From the talk given by Greg Butterfield at the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City A year ago, few people in the U.S. — including us — were thinking about Ukraine. But one group was: the imperialist ruling class. The 1% and their [...]

Tasks of communists in Ukraine, Donbass and the West

November 22, 2014

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 5 Exiled members of Union Borotba and Russian comrades mark 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Simferopol, Crimea.Photo: Borotba Simferopol, Crimea — Workers World has conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a [...]

On elections in Donestsk and Lugansk

November 16, 2014

On Nov. 2, against the backdrop of the U.S. and NATO’s provocative “Iron Sword” war games in nearby Lithuania, residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DNR and LC) went to the polls for the first elections since declaring independence from Ukraine. Donetsk Prime Minister [...]

Class forces in the Ukrainian civil war

November 7, 2014

AntiMaidan protest in Kharkov led by Borotba on March 22, 2014.Photo: Borotba Simferopol, Crimea — Workers World has conducted an extensive interview with Victor Shapinov, a coordinator and leading theoretician of the Marxist organization Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine. Shapinov currently [...]
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