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U.S., media distort facts, blame rebels for plane tragedy

By July 21, 2014

July 21 — A civilian passenger plane is rerouted over a war zone. The plane crashes mysteriously in rebel-held territory. Within hours, the rebels and an “enemy” government are blamed for deliberately downing the plane and killing everyone aboard. Welcome to the Reichstag fire, 2014 edition. In February 1933, fire engulfed the German Reichstag (parliament) in […]


Líderes de República Popular de Donetsk refuerzan defensas

By July 15, 2014

7 de julio — En la noche del 4 de julio, la milicia de la República Popular Donetsk (RPD) se retiró de las ciudades asediadas de Slavyansk y Kramatorsk. Las fuerzas voluntarias de autodefensa se retiraron ordenadamente hacia el sur, donde tomaron posiciones dentro y alrededor de la ciudad capital regional de Donetsk. La decisión […]


Donetsk People’s Republic leaders reinforce defenses

By July 7, 2014
Rally in Donetsk People's Republic against Ukraine junta's war crimes, July 6.Photo: DNR Press

On the night of July 4-5, the militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) withdrew from the embattled cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. The volunteer self-defense forces made an orderly retreat to the south, where they took up positions in and around the regional capital city of Donetsk. The decision to withdraw came after weeks […]


We march in Pride

By July 3, 2014
WW photo: Brenda Ryan

Year after year, many among the million-plus people who line the streets to watch the Pride parade in New York City crave a fightback perspective along with the celebration of their sexual and gender identities. The revolutionary contingent organized by Workers World Party was a refreshing display of struggle in the midst of attempts by […]


TAKE ACTION: Ukrainian anti-fascist activist kidnapped

By June 24, 2014
Borotba activist Maria Matyushenko on a recent visit to the Donetsk People's Republic.Photo: Borotba

June 24 — Maria Matyushenko, an activist with the anti-fascist organization Union Borotba (Struggle), was kidnapped and her apartment ransacked in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, on the night of June 23. Dnepropetrovsk, a city in southeast Ukraine, is directly governed by far-right Ukrainian oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, who helps to finance the Right Sector fascist movement and is […]


Anti-war protests in Ukraine expose bogus ‘ceasefire’ plan

By June 21, 2014
Miners in Donetsk rally against Ukraine military assault on the Donbass region, June 18.Photo: Donetsk People's Republic press office

June 20 — An anti-war protest by 100 women shut down the Chernivtsi-Zhitomir highway near the town of Mahala in western Ukraine on June 19. The women — mothers of Ukrainian soldiers — demanded that the government in Kiev withdraw their sons from the fratricidal war to suppress the anti-fascist uprising in southeastern Ukraine. (Depo.ua) […]


U.S., EU cover up Ukraine junta’s war crimes

By June 16, 2014
Exiled Odessa activists hold memorial for massacre victims on 40-day anniversary, Simferopol, Crimea, June 12.Photo: Borotba

The downing of a Ukrainian military airplane in the Lugansk People’s Republic sent shockwaves around the world June 14. The plane carried troops destined to fight in the Kiev junta’s war against the people in the country’s rebellious Donbass region. All 49 people aboard were killed, including the 9-person crew. Within hours, far-right supporters of […]


Anti-fascist militia downs helicopter in Slavyansk

By June 5, 2014

June 2 — In an important military victory for the People’s Republic of Donetsk, armed defenders brought down a Ukrainian military helicopter outside the embattled city of Slavyansk on May 29. A Ukrainian Armed Forces general and 13 soldiers were reported killed. The downing of the helicopter was confirmed by Oleksandr Turchynov, acting president of […]


U.S. blesses fraudulent Ukraine election

By May 29, 2014

May 27 — The U.S.-backed junta of neoliberal politicians, oligarchs and fascists, which came to power in a coup against the elected government of Ukraine, staged presidential elections May 25 in an attempt to legitimize its rule. Billionaire oligarch Peter Poroshenko, known as the “Chocolate King,” claimed victory with 54 percent of the vote. (CNN, […]


War against the left in Ukraine

By May 20, 2014

May 20 — Following the massacre of nearly 50 anti-fascists in the Ukrainian port city of Odessa on May 2, the U.S.-supported junta in Kiev has declared war on the socialist left in the rebellious southeastern region and throughout the country. Not only do the government, its neo-Nazi foot soldiers and the wealthy oligarchs behind […]