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Washington inflames ‘new Cold War’ with Russia

By 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 inflammatory resolution threatening […]

 

Ukraine anti-fascists stand with Ferguson

By 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 United Communist Party of Russia. Denis Levin, a coordinator of Borotba, […]

 

Humanitarian crisis in Donbass as Washington-Kiev threatens to escalate war

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Thirteen. That’s the average daily death toll in the Ukrainian government’s war against the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics since a ceasefire agreement was signed in early September, according to a Nov. 20 report by United Nations monitors. (BBC Nov. 21) Nearly 1,000 have died since the ceasefire was inked, according to the U.N. Most […]

 

Anti-fascist rebellion in Ukraine and Donbass

By 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 Pentagon enforcers had been not only thinking about […]

 

Tasks of communists in Ukraine, Donbass and the West

By November 22, 2014
Exiled members of Union Borotba and Russian comrades mark 97th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Simferopol, Crimea.Photo: Borotba

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 5 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 lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime […]

 

On elections in Donestsk and Lugansk

By 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 Alexander Zakharchenko won 75 percent of the vote, while […]

 

Class forces in the Ukrainian civil war

By 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 lives in exile with other Borotba activists in Crimea, under threat of arrest from the U.S.-backed coup regime in Kiev. Links to previous installments in the […]

 

Solidarity statements on Odessa massacre

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Workers World is publishing excerpts from solidarity statements received by the International Action Center on the six-month anniversary of the massacre in Odessa, Ukraine, on May 2, 2014. The complete statements are available at No2Nato.org. From Alexei Albu, massacre survivor, Odessa Regional Council deputy and member of Union Borotba (Struggle), now living in exile I […]

 

Ukraine communists comment on elections in Donetsk and Lugansk

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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 Alexander Zakharchenko won 75 percent of the vote, while […]

 

Anti-fascist leader recounts Odessa resistance, May 2 massacre

By October 31, 2014

Simferopol, Crimea — Odessa Regional Council Deputy Alexei Albu, a member of the Union Borotba (Struggle) of Ukraine, was a leader of the city’s AntiMaidan movement against the U.S.-backed coup. Albu survived the May 2 massacre, when at least 48 people were killed by neo-Nazi gangs at the House of Trade Unions. Albu and his […]

 
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