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 […]

The Eastern Human Rights Group (EHRG) – a lawyers’ collective that gives support to individuals, workplace collectives and community groups – is working with other activists to set up territorially-based workers’ organisations that will embrace the employed, unemployed and precariously employed.

BY PATRICIA MARSHALL Over the past year tens of thousands of workers in Ukraine have been involved in strikes and protest actions against deteriorating living and working conditions, unpaid wages, and harassment and firings of union activists. In February 2014 sustained popular mobilizations by workers and others, known as the Maidan, toppled the pro-Moscow regime […]