MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

Mass Demonstration in Kyiv and Strikes in Donbas The U.N International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17) was marked in Ukraine by a massive demonstration of trade unionists in Kyiv.  This followed a series of trade union protests in various towns across Ukraine including Zhytomyr, Rivne, and Zaporizhzhya and Transcarpathia regions. The protest … Continue reading MASS PROTEST OF TRADE UNIONS IN UKRAINE

Entrepreneurs of political violence: the varied interests and strategies of the far-right in Ukraine

For Ukraine's far right, violence has become a source of influence and power DENYS GORBACH   The recent wave of anti-Roma pogroms in Ukraine has spawned a new series of texts on right-wing violence. However, a significant part of this literature still mostly relies on discourse analysis, which cannot fully explain the actions of far right organisations on … Continue reading Entrepreneurs of political violence: the varied interests and strategies of the far-right in Ukraine

ArcelorMittal Dispute: Despite Shenanigans in Court the Struggle Continues

Ukrainian Trade Unions Need Solidarity  The struggle of the Ukrainian trade unions with the global corporation ArcelorMittal continues despite a day of farce and delay in an ongoing court case against the workers.   A court case has been initiated in an effort to derail Ukrainian trade unions dispute with ArcelorMittal Kryviy Rih. The latest … Continue reading ArcelorMittal Dispute: Despite Shenanigans in Court the Struggle Continues

Protests start at ArcelorMittal offices to back Ukrainian workers

Supporters of the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign held protests in support of Ukrainian trade unions at the London and Newport offices of ArcelorMittal, the global steel corporation. They were first of a number planned as the start of a global solidarity campaign with the Ukrainian trade unions. The protests took place on the eve of another … Continue reading Protests start at ArcelorMittal offices to back Ukrainian workers

European Socialists Demand the Release of Sentsov

Socialists in the European Parliament have been at the forefront in calling for the release of Ukrainian political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. The award winning filmmaker is serving a 20-year sentence in Russia for fabricated ‘terrorism’ charges and has been on hunger strike since May 14, demanding the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners in Russia. … Continue reading European Socialists Demand the Release of Sentsov

Oleh Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko and the meaning of solidarity

As filmmaker Oleh Sentsov continues his hunger strike to release all Ukrainian political prisoners, it’s worth thinking about how to expand the field of solidarity. Ukrainian socialist and trade unionist ZAKHAR POPOVYCH writes on  the need to build solidarity with Ukrainian political prisonders. This first appeared on the site of «Sotsialʹnyy rukh» ( Social Movement)  Protest in London … Continue reading Oleh Sentsov, Olexander Kolchenko and the meaning of solidarity

Ukraine’s little known memory war

How Russian propaganda whipped up allegations of anti-Semitism in Ukraine during the country's 2014 protests — and why that makes it more difficult to talk about anti-Semitism in Ukraine today. SAMUEL SOKOL and ANNA KUPINSKA  Earlier this year, more than 50 members of US Congress issued an open letter demanding American pressure on Ukraine in response to recent “incidents … Continue reading Ukraine’s little known memory war

Labour MP Calls for Solidarity in Ukrainian Union Struggle with Arcelor

Court Blocks Talks– Labour MP Calls for Solidarity The major struggle of the Ukrainian trade unions with the global steel corporation Arcelor Mittal for a living wage and safety at work has moved to a new stage as the company has moved into the courts to try and block the workers action.  In astounding decision … Continue reading Labour MP Calls for Solidarity in Ukrainian Union Struggle with Arcelor

How workers in Ukraine’s steel industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy

A major struggle of workers at the global corporation ArcelorMittal plant in Kryvyi Rih in southern Ukraine has been underway.  The company has only just secured a rotten Ukrainian court to rule against arbitration of the dispute in an effort to delay the joint unions campaign and strike action.  We publish a article on the campaign … Continue reading How workers in Ukraine’s steel industry are fighting for wages, rights and democracy

Why Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike

Imprisoned in the Russian Far North, Oleg Sentsov is holding a hunger strike to force the release of 64 Ukrainian political prisoners.  Free Sentsov. Free the Hostages of Kremlin Saturday June 2,   13:00–15:00  Downing St, Westminster, London SW1A 2AB Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director from Simferopol and a political prisoner of the Kremlin, is on Day … Continue reading Why Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is on hunger strike