Monthly Archives: January 2016

MINERS STRIKES, BLOCKADES AND PROTESTS CONTINUE IN WEST UKRAINE

Miners protest at the Lviv state administration building There has been growing strike action and militant protests by Ukrainian Miners in Chervonograd, and other parts of Lviv Oblast in West Ukraine. At the root of the protests is massive arrears of unpaid wages. Chairman of the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) Mikhail […]

Donbas miners charged with ‘treason’ for going on strike

Repression in the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic Report by Halya Coynash of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group Miners in Kremlin-backed militant-controlled Makiyivka may face trial for ‘treason’ after going on strike earlier in January over unpaid wages.  According to a local newspaper, the ‘authorities’ of the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [‘DNR’] have identified the organizers of […]

Leading Union Activist Olena Maslova attacked in Kryvyi Rih

In Kryvyi Rih, on Tuesday, 12th January) activist in the Independent Trade Union of Miners of Ukraine (NGPU) and the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine Olena Maslova was brutally attacked. At 23:10 she returned home from work at the Lenin mine. On the Kosygin street she was attacked from behind – hitting her […]

Eastern Ukraine: labour and community organising near the front line

Workplace and community organising continues in eastern Ukraine, a few kilometres from the front line. PAVEL LISYANSKY of the Eastern Human Rights Group sent this report Report by: People and Nature A meeting was held today [25 December] of representatives of workplace collectives in Svetlodarsk, 4 kilometres from the front line [near Debaltsevo in Donetsk region]. […]

Ukrainian anti-fascists defy attack by neo-Nazis

Report by   People and Nature Anti-fascists in Kyiv yesterday marked the anniversary of the assassination of two Russian activists – and faced intimidation by a neo-Nazi gang as the police stood by. Russian and Ukrainian activists take to the streets every year to commemorate journalist Anastasia Baburova and lawyer Stanislav Markelov, who were shot dead […]

Recipes for curbing the crisis conference

On 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 Britain, Russia, Belgium, Germany, and Greece. The “Economic Crisis or Crisis of Neoliberalism? Alternative Development Policy for Ukraine” conference demonstrated a high […]