Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Revolutionary Classic: On the Current Situation in Ukraine

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.  

Crimean Tatars – The Nation Stalin Deported

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 […]

Ukraine: ‘We need new ways of organising’

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.

Miners, rail workers in Ukraine fight attacks

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 […]