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Articles by Greg Butterfield

A defeat for U.S./NATO-backed facists in Ukraine

February 24, 2015

Ghost Brigade fighter raises red flag over Debaltsevo region. The independent people’s republics of Novorossiya celebrated an historic victory of the anti-fascist people’s militias over U.S.-backed Ukrainian military forces near the railroad hub town of Debaltsevo on the shared border [...]

Novorossiyan militia encircle Kiev regime’s troops

February 9, 2015

Anti-fascists protest war against Novorossiya by Ukraine and Western powers outside the Munich Security Conference, Feb. 7.Photo: Antiimperialistische Aktion European Union leaders made a flurry of diplomatic visits in early February, holding panicky negotiations with Kiev and Moscow to reach a [...]

Why Washington fuels Ukraine’s war on Novorossiya

January 27, 2015

Based on a talk at the Workers World Party Forum in New York on Jan. 23. The Donetsk airport on Jan. 21, 2015. The rush-hour shelling of a trolley bus in the capital of Donetsk left 13 dead and 20 wounded on Jan. 22. At least 100 civilians were killed Jan. 21 alone in the Ukrainian terror-bombing [...]

Mariupol and imperialist hypocrisy

January 26, 2015

In the early morning hours of Jan. 24, three GRAD missiles struck a residential area on the outskirts of Mariupol, the second largest city in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), formerly part of southeastern Ukraine. Reports indicate that at least 30 people died and nearly 100 were injured. [...]

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: Novorossia.su 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: timer.od.ua 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 [...]
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