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One year after massacre, Odessa resists fascist occupation

April 30, 2015

House of Trade Unions burns during Odessamassacre, May 2, 2014.Photo: 2may.org One year after 48 anti-fascist activists died by bullets, flames and beatings at the hands of Ukrainian neo-Nazi gangs in Odessa, this city on the Black Sea is living under occupation. Yet the fighting spirit of this [...]

Lugansk: Left forces unite at conference

April 29, 2015

The unity of leftist forces in the embattled Donbass region, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine, took a big step forward on April 9 with the founding of the Forum of Communist, Socialist, Workers’, Environmental and Anti-Fascist Forces in Lugansk, capital of the Lugansk People’s Republic. [...]

Lugansk: Left forces unite, call international solidarity conference

April 24, 2015

The unity of leftist forces in the embattled Donbass region, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine, took a big step forward on April 9 with the founding of the Forum of Communist, Socialist, Workers’, Environmental and Anti-Fascist Forces in Lugansk, capital of the Lugansk People’s Republic. [...]

Terror campaign targets opposition as U.S. troops arrive in Ukraine

April 22, 2015

April 20 — In just four days in mid-April, three well-known critics of the U.S.-backed Ukrainian junta were murdered in the capital city Kiev. These deaths followed more than a dozen other suspicious deaths and alleged suicides of regime opponents. The three killed were former parliamentary [...]

Ukraine junta bans communism, honors fascists

April 17, 2015

Protest in Kharkov, Ukraine, in April 2014.Photo: Borotba Just days before the Pentagon was set to begin training troops from Ukraine’s National Guard, including the notorious Azov Battalion, Kiev’s parliament voted 254-0 on April 10 to ban “communist propaganda,” communist symbols and [...]

Town rebels after Ukraine troops kill child

March 24, 2015

Photo: Denis Grigoryuk/AntiMaidan The town of Kostyantynivka in northeastern Donetsk exploded in rebellion March 16 after Ukrainian occupation troops driving a tank veered into oncoming traffic, smashed a traffic light and hit pedestrians on the sidewalk. Polina, 8 years old, was killed instantly. [...]

U.S. war moves in Ukraine: Watch what they do, not what they say

March 16, 2015

As activists, students and workers gather in Washington, D.C., for the “Spring Rising” anti-war mobilization March 18-21, many are probably unaware that 300 U.S. troops arrived in Ukraine this month, with another 300 expected to join them shortly. The U.S. soldiers are stationed at the Yavoriv [...]

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 [...]
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