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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 […]

 

The Ukraine junta’s fascist foot soldiers

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Fascists burn Odessa House of Trade Unions May 2.

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, part 3 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World 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 […]

 

After fraudulent Ukraine elections, Donbass republics brace for new attack

By October 29, 2014

Oct. 27 — Parliamentary elections held in Ukraine Oct. 26 will bring six far-right parties into government for the next five years while excluding any significant opposition, according to exit polls. Early elections were announced in August by President Petro Poroshenko, the billionaire figurehead for the junta of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists who seized […]

 

Anti-fascists massacred in Odessa to be remembered, honored

By October 23, 2014

November 2 marks six months since the horrific massacre of at least 48 anti-fascist activists and trade unionists in Odessa, Ukraine. On May 2, neo-Nazi gangs directed by the U.S.-backed Kiev junta attacked an Occupy-style protest encampment in the multinational port city of Odessa. After the fascists set fire to the camp on Kulikovo Field, […]

 

The left in Ukraine and the origins of Borotba

By October 22, 2014
Borotba leader Victor ShapinovWW photo: Greg Butterfield

Interview with Borotba leader Victor Shapinov, Part 2 Simferopol, Crimea — On Sept. 22, Workers World 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 […]

 
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