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Donbass militias evaluate cease-fire

By September 10, 2014

The popular militias united in the Novorossian Armed Forces of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are composed of workers of many nationalities living throughout the Donbass mining region, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine. Both rank and file and leaders are speaking out on the future direction of their struggle against fascism and imperialism. Here […]


Donbass People’s Republics: Ceasefire and class struggle


A ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, on Sept. 5, under the auspices of the Trilateral Contact Group, went into effect at 6 p.m. local time. The parties to the agreement were the governments of Ukraine and the Russian Federation and the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe. The document was also signed by […]


People’s Republics advance in face of Ukraine disarray

By September 3, 2014

Sept. 1 — After a difficult summer when their very existence seemed to hang by a thread, the Union of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, also known as Novorossia, demolished Ukraine’s military blockade against its capital cities in late August. In the space of a week, the territory controlled by the People’s Republics doubled. Towns […]


New York City subway performers denounce police crackdown

By August 21, 2014
WW photo: Greg Butterfield

Subway artists and police brutality activists held a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 12 to protest the racist crackdown by the New York Police Department against performers in the mass transit system. According to media reports in early July, arrests of subway performers have increased by 500 percent under Commissioner William Bratton, from […]


Anti-war protests sweep Ukraine

By August 6, 2014

Aug. 5 — Women gather in the dozens to block major highways, carrying signs and banners reading “Save our boys” and “Stop the slaughter.” Protesters shout down politicians spouting pro-war rhetoric, telling them to “Go fight your own war.” Young men burn their draft cards, amidst reports of hundreds of soldiers surrendering or deserting to […]


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 […]