Monthly Archives: August 2015

FREE KOLCHENKO AND FREE SENTSOV CAMPAIGN POSTERS

STEP UP THE CAMPAIGN TO FREE KOLCHENKO AND FREE SENTSOV

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 […]

AGAINST SYSTEMIC VIOLATIONS OF CITIZENS’ RIGHTS AND ASSAULT ON POLITICAL FREEDOM IN UKRAINE!

Throughout 2014-5 the conduct and decisions of various bodies of Ukraine’s executive and legislative branches of power have grossly violated Ukrainians’ citizens’ rights guaranteed by the Constitution, the ECHR, and fundamental rights 1. Free speech and freedom of expression are guaranteed by Article 34 of the Constitution of Ukraine (CoU) and Article 10 of the […]

Part 2: INTERVIEWS WITH ACTIVISTS OF THE NEW PARTY ‘SOCIAL MOVEMENT

Published here is Part 2 of a series of interview of activists involved with the new left ‘Social movement’ party recently established in Ukraine. Part one is available here: INTERVIEW WITH ACTIVISTS OF THE NEW LEFT PARTY ‘SOCIAL MOVEMENT . “Borotba”, who said, “Fyodor Ustinov, one of the leaders of the “Social movement” party, was a member […]

Russia’s Sentsov – Kolchenko case – “an absolutely Stalinist trial”

21.08.15 | Halya Coynash Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group  The prosecutor has demanded 23 years for Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov and 12 years for civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko in a case with no crime and where all evidence was obtained through torture. Russian human rights activist Zoya Svetova likens this to Stalinist repression, not a […]

Interview with activists of the new left party ‘Social Movement

On 13th June in Kyiv, the founding conference of a new Ukrainian left party, Social Movement, took place.  The consolidation of the participants in the ‘Social Maidan’ has caused uproar among different forces. Here we publish a collection of interviews with activists of the new party which was conducted by the Russian Socialist Movement.  This […]

Ken Loach joins filmmakers demanding Putin release Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

Famous left-wing film maker Ken Loach has again joined  others, in calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to order the release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who could face up to 23 years on charges of “plotting terrorist acts” in Crimea. Sentsov is being held along with well known anti-fascist activist Oleksandr Kolchenko – ludicrously accused of […]