Monthly Archives: June 2015

International solidarity halts interrogations of union leaders

Interrogations by Ukrainian security services of union leaders and activists have been stopped following international union pressure, announced, the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NPGU) .  Within the last couple of weeks several union leaders and activists from NPGU and the Coal Mining Workers’ Union of Ukraine have been interrogated by security services […]

“Jewish pogroms in Ukraine” that we all missed

BY Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Russia’s Foreign Ministry is again aware of ‘pogroms’ that experienced researchers of anti-Semitism and xenophobia in Ukraine and human rights groups would seem to have not noticed. The ministry’s keeping the details to itself however The BBC Russian Service reports that Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Human […]


An anti-war protest has taken place in the heart of Donetsk.  Unsurprisingly it was not reported on Russia Today or by the Stalinists. There has been increased fighting in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts in Eastern Ukraine.  This has been most notable in the Ukrainian city of Pisky, a city five kilometers from Donetsk […]


UNIONS APPEAL FOR SOLIDARITY  HANDS OFF KVPU   – END THE STATE INTIMIDATION The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign has received extremely worrying communications from our friends of the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine KVPU that the Security Service of Ukraine – the SBU – is investigating the KVPU Chairman Mikhailo Volynets.  Who is also leader of the […]

‘The spectre’ of communism or Mozgovoy as Che Guevara for Tolikenists

BEHIND THE MYTH OF THE “GHOST BATTALION” COMMANDER An almost cult like status has been fostered for Aleksey Mozgovoy the military commander in the area of Luhansk oblast occupied by the self-styled ‘Luhansk Peoples Republic’. This mythology of Mozgovoy as a new Che Guevara has been prominent amongst the Stalinist organisations. Mozgovoy is well known […]

Joint Resolution of the West Donbass Miners Unions on the Current Situation

Presidium Joint Resolution DNEPROPETROVSK TERRITORIAL UNION AND INDEPENDENT UNION OF MINEWORKERS OF WEST DONBASS OF UKRAINE 09 June 2015 Worsening of social and economic policy at PJSC “DTEK Pavlograd Coal” Having reviewed information presented by Mr. A.V.Smirnov, Director of coal mining JSC “DTEK-ENERGO” and Mr. S.A.Voronin, Director general PJSC “DTEK Pavlograd Coal” and submitted to the […]

The struggle for progressive politics in Ukraine

Denis Gorbach of Nihilist On 6 June, Kyiv hosted an LGBT Pride event – the March of Equality. Roughly 300 people attended this march, which was devoted to defending human rights and equality. While hundreds of police officers protected them, the exact number of their ‘opponents’ – members of far-right organisations – is hard to define, […]