Monthly Archives: November 2015


The NUM is disturbed by the smears against our union regarding our approach to the conflict in Ukraine.

NUM Solidarity message from miners’ in the Ukraine:

I The NUM have received the following message from miners’ in the Ukraine: ” Dear Friends and Colleagues, Everybody from PRUP and I greatly appreciate your support in our current difficult times. DTEK management also extended its appreciation to you and thanked you for finding time and visit the Ukraine and West Donbas to shared […]


Review of an international conference Vitaly Dudin, Denis Pilash Translated by Lesia Bidochko and Anton Pechenkin On the day of the October Revolution, November 7, left-wing academics and activists in Kyiv proved their ability to carry out socially critical activities of international level. The renowned Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) hosted researchers from Ukraine, France, Great […]

Illegally Held and In Danger: Gennady Afanasyev needs our help

Halya Coynash  Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Gennady Afanasyev is facing punitive measures in Russian captivity for retracting testimony given under torture against Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. Whendeclaring Afanasyev a political prisoner in August this year, the renowned Memorial Human Rights Centre warned that he was in danger. That warning […]

Demand Russia releases Afanasyev, Kolchenko, Sentsov

Ukrainian Gennady Afanasyev is facing reprisals in a Russian prison for retracting testimony given under torture against Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and civic activist Oleksandr Kolchenko. The Memorial Human Rights Centre has declared Afanasyev a political prisoner, and warned that he is in danger. His lawyer confirms that through his act of courage, he has […]

Ukrainian Unions Protest the Adoption of Anti-Union Labour Code

‘New Labour Code Legitimises Slavery’ The Parliament of Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada has adopted in its first reading a new draft Labour Code (draft law №1658).   It is a major attack on the right of the workers of Ukraine and their trade unions.  At the same time an amendment to protect workers from -discrimination on […]

Russian court jails anti-fascist activist for reposting anti-Nazi video clip

By Halya Coynash Left: Darya Polyudova; Right: Andrei Vlasov, who went from being a Soviet General to fighting for Hitler used the three colours of the Russian flag as his symbol, prompting Usach’s comment that this can also be considered a ’Nazi symbol’ Two Russian satirists have publicly demanded the immediate release of Darya Polyudova, […]