As part of our ongoing marking of the 100th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Revolution 1917-1921, we republish below a series of original articles from The Socialist – the paper of the old Socialist Labour Party from 1919 and 1920.

Bojcun’s study presents the workers’ movement in Ukraine against the backdrop of the development of capitalism in the Russian Empire, the emergence of Jewish, Russian and Ukrainian social democratic parties, the 1905 Revolution, the First World War, the 1917 Revolution and the Civil war.

Звертаю Вашу увагу на вчорашний відгук в Лондоні на судовий процес проти гірників у Кіровограді.

The call for Justice for the 94 Ukrainian miners has been raised in the UK Parliament by Labour MP’s.

The  Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) reports that union members are placed under pressure and have their labour rights violated at mines owned by Evraz Sukha Balka in the Dnepropetrovsk region of Ukraine. Private security employed by the company regularly conducts searches of workers.

krainian miners of the uranium mine “Ingulska” (Kirovohrad region), who were protesting for a wage increase, are facing prosecution for holding a protest underground after their shift finished. Court proceedings began against the 94 miners on 18 December in Kropyvnytskyi

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign held a successful briefing on the current situation in Ukraine in Parliament on Tuesday 24th October hosted by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

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John Cryer MP, the Chair of the Parliamentary Labour Party has joined calls for action against the far-right terror group C14 active in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Recently an appeal was issued for a call for new new popular left organisation based on Ukraine’s vernacular socialist traditions  – its author was Maxim Osadchuk a leading activists of the Autonomous Resistance in Lviv one of the most successful left organisations in Ukraine.   Recently however Autonomous Resistance have faced repression by the security police the SBU who […]

The Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) has sent the following submission in protest at the   draft Labor code of Ukraine which violates  the international labour standards to the International Labour Organization.  The KVPU also wrote to the International Trade Union Confederation and the IndustriAll Global Union on this issue.   Observation regarding the […]

Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has received fresh reports from the  Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) of miners protests in both Western and in Ukraine, in Volyn in West Ukraine and in the Eastern Donestk Regions . 

The workers are not fighting under the leadership of the workers’ party, but under the leadership of the Moscow oligarchs and Russian fascists (not those, of course, on the battlefields).

No to destruction of Ukrainian healthcare On 19 September, healthcare workers organised a mass protest in Kyiv in which more than 1,500 people took part. Among their basic demands are the increase in healthcare subvention of almost 4 billion UAH, higher wages and payment of arrears, and reform of the healthcare system in compliance with […]

УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ  РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ И ПРАВЫЕ РАДИКАЛЫ Олег Дубровский Автор данного текста, опираясь на идейное наследие украинской социал-демократии первой половины XX в., исходит из следующих положений: В составе Российской империи Украина была колонией. В 1917 г. в обстановке Всероссийской социальной революции в Украине началась национально-демократическая революция. По отношению к этой революции и российский большевизм, и российское […]

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the global confederation of national trade union centres, has published its annual Global Rights Index – and Ukraine comes out badly

One of the most important and influential books published during the revolutionary period was the  До хвилі  – On the Current Situation: (What is Happening to and in Ukraine?), published at the beginning of 1919 by Serhiy Mazlakh and Vasyl Shakhray.  

The Crimean Tatars faced deportation from the peninsula under Stalin in 1944. Today, they are facing a new policy of persecution. The Crimean Tatars have existed as a community for over 700 years, after the revolution in 1917 they formed  the first democratic republic in the Islamic world , the Crimean Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republic existed until […]

As part of our series of articles to mark the Centenary of the Ukrainian Revolution the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased publish for the first time this essay by the historian John-Pual Himka.

If the BBC carried a report portraying Neo-Nazi’s engaged in hate crime in London as lovable rogues turned to a good cause there would be outrage.  Yet that is what the BBC has done in a report on Ukraine entitled ‘C14 Group: hooligans who catch separatists’.  

URGENT APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY Ukrainian miners are engaged mass action in the city of Kryvyi Rih with strikes, occupations and a a hunger strike of 400 miners underground in the “Yubileynaya” (Jubilee) mine of EVRAZ Sukha Balka JSC in Kryvyi Rih.   The” ArcelorMittal “workers seized the plant, and the” Evraz Sukha Balka “family of miners blocked […]

NO RETURN TO STALINIST SHOW TRIALS IN RUSSIA The decision on 25th August by a military court in Russia to sentence the Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov to 20 years in prison and socialist and anti-fascist activist Oleksandr Kolchenko to 10 years has sparked an international outcry.  They are to be held in a high-security […]