Protests in London and in Ukraine Protest in London 8 January 2021 The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign supported protests outside the Kazakhstan embassy in London and with the Kazakh community at Trafalgar Square on 8 January. Yuliya Yurchenko and Christopher Ford spoke and delivered messages of solidarity from Ukrainian socialist organisations at the protest outside the … Continue reading KAZAKHSTAN – SOLIDARITY WITH THE REVOLUTION!
FREE DARYA POLYUDOVA RUSSIAN SOCIALIST IMPRISONED FOR SIX YEARS FOR OPPOSING PUTIN AND THE WAR ON UKRAINE Darya Polyudova a Russian socialist activist and leader of the organisation ‘Left Resistance’ has been sentenced to six years in a prison colony by the Western District Military Court in Moscow. The Military Court No. 235 convicted Polyudova … Continue reading
Solidarity with the Miners Strike in Kryvyi Rih Since September 3, iron ore miners’ have been on a wildcat strike at the mines of KZRK, PJSC (Kryvyi Rih Iron Ore Plant) in southern Ukraine. Their actions have included an underground protest by 400 miners. They have been joined in protests by actions by fellow workers … Continue reading Victory to the Ukrainian miners
Support John McDonnell’s Early Day Motion 850 on Belarus John McDonnell MP, a leading socialist Member of Parliament and former Labour Shadow Chancellor has lodged an Early Day Motion in Parliament calling for “international solidarity with the people of Belarus in their struggle for freedom and democracy”. McDonnell has welcomed the demands of the trade … Continue reading MCDONNELL AND CORBYN CALL FOR SOLIDARITY WITH BELARUS FREEDOM STRUGGLE
The labour market will get rid of trade unions Vitaliy Dudin Under the slogan of getting rid of old Soviet junk, Ukrainian parliamentarians want to “reform trade unions”. This reform guillotine will decapitate trade union committees, which presently force management thoroughly to deliberate over their decisions. After the unsuccessful attempt to pass the liberal law … Continue reading Ukrainian trade unions under the guillotine
We are extremely saddened of the news of the tragic death of Stefan Melnyk (Стефан Мельник ). Christopher Ford pays tribute to our friend Stefan. A founding member of the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign, Stefan was a dedicated trade unionist and a socialist. A bus driver, Stefan was an activist of the National Union of Rail, … Continue reading STEFAN MELNYK 1966 – 2020
For more than a month Ukrainian trade union have been struggling against the changes proposed by the Government to the legislation on employment rights, trade unions, social insurance and social dialogue. Trade union organisations around the world have offered their support to workers in Ukraine. Published here is a statement by the European Trade Union … Continue reading European education unions in solidarity with Ukrainian workers
We publish below the observations of Maksym Kazakov in Kyiv about the demonstrations in October against President Zelensky’s attempt to restart the peace process and bring the war in Eastern Ukraine to an end. Kazakov. Maksym is a historian and activist in Social Movement (Соціальний Рух) Translation by Marko Bojcun President Zelensky visiting the war … Continue reading FEAR AND HOPE IN UKRAINE
Elections to the Ukrainian parliament will be held on 21 July, once again various oligarchic candidates will compete. This time however in the industrial city of Kryvyi Rih there will be candidate standing in an effort to give a voice to Ukrainian labour. Vitaliy Dudin is prominent solicitor representing trade unions who has campaigned for … Continue reading UKRAINIAN ELECTIONS: A VOICE OF LABOUR
The 1954 classic study of the Ukrainian Revolution, Borotbism by Ivan Maistrenko has just been republished in a new edition. It was one of the first significant accounts of the revolution in English.