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After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

By April 15, 2014

April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine. The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack. […]


Ukraine’s coup regime ups threats as protests expand

By April 14, 2014
Mass protest in Kharkov demands release of imprisoned anti-fascists, April 13.Photo:  Borotba

April 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But instead of intimidating the anti-fascist resistance, this […]


‘The people continue to fight’ coup regime’s attack in Ukraine

By April 11, 2014
Arson at Communist Party headquarters in Kiev.Photo: Communist Party of Ukraine

April 10 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the fascist junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is moving to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But anti-fascists throughout the region continue to […]


Ukraine: People’s power vs. fascist repression

By April 8, 2014

Dramatic events April 6-8 have brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. The rebellion by Ukraine’s Southeastern region — very working class and predominantly Russian speaking — against the far-right coup regime in Kiev has escalated to a crisis of dual power in many cities. In Donetsk, Kharkov, Nikolayev and Lugansk, thousands of anti-fascist protesters rooted […]


Ukraine: Coup regime raids home of Odessa anti-fascist leader

By April 1, 2014
Alexei Albu, center, at anti-fascist march in Odessa, March 30.

April 1 — On the morning of April 1, Ukrainian Security Forces (SBU) agents raided the apartment of Odessa, Ukraine, anti-fascist leader Alexei Albu with a warrant authorizing them to search for lists of activists and for weapons. The raid was not unexpected. Albu, an elected member of the Odessa Regional Council and local coordinator […]


Anti-fascists organize resistance as crisis grips Ukraine coup regime

By March 28, 2014
Marchers in Odessa defy threats, demand a referendum on autonomy and an end to political repression, March 23.Photo: Borotba

Just a month after a U.S.-backed coup d’état in Ukraine brought to power a regime dominated by neo-Nazis and pro-Western capitalist politicians, the ruling junta finds itself in deep crisis. Threats from the government in Kiev and its U.S. and Western European patrons were unable to intimidate the people of the Crimean autonomous region, who […]


Moscow rally supports Ukraine anti-fascists

By March 27, 2014

Hundreds of communists and other leftists turned out for a rally and concert in Moscow entitled “Ukraine without Fascists or Oligarchs” on March 22. The event was initiated by Red TV to establish an “Antifascist Resistance Center” in solidarity with those organizing against the U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine. The action grew out of a “Statement […]


Protests in U.S. hit lies on Ukraine, Venezuela

By March 19, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.

Confronting a barrage of pro-war propaganda, anti-war groups, low-wage workers and community activists are beginning to mobilize against U.S. war moves in Ukraine, while continuing to rally against Washington’s efforts to destabilize Venezuela’s Bolivarian government. The International Action Center called for anti-war actions across the U.S. in mid-March, including protests, speakouts, street corner leafleting and […]


Pro-West gangs attack Ukraine anti-fascists

By March 18, 2014

Emboldened by the U.S.-orchestrated coup d’état in the capital city of Kiev and Pentagon military posturing against Russia, fascist violence in Ukraine has escalated from vandalism to arson, beatings to shootings, and now — the brazen murder of anti-fascist activists. To answer these attacks, progressive and communist forces are continuing mass actions and organizing self-defense. […]


Trans community: ‘Health care now’

By February 21, 2014

Chanting “Transphobia is bad medicine,” dozens of transgender activists and allies rallied on Valentine’s Day outside the offices of the New York state Department of Health in lower Manhattan. The action, led by trans people of color, called on State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah to repeal regulations that exclude trans and gender non-conforming people from […]