Starting in November 2013 mass protests began in Ukraine leading to what became known as the EuroMaidan or the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. It has been argued that Ukraine experienced a revolution in that period, the nature of that revolution has been a matter of some controversy. Or indeed whether there was revolution at all. An … Continue reading Reinterpreting the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014
Striking back at McMafia in Ukraine
Yuliya Yurchenko unravels the complexities of transnational capital in Ukraine.
Ukrainians of all ages and walks of life demonstrated astonishing courage and perseverance in opposition to corruption and misrule during two huge protest actions over the past decades.
Some two million people braved freezing conditions and attacks by the security forces as well as far right movements, first with the 2004-5 Orange revolution and then again in 2013. The protests became known as the Maidans, after Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ
УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ И ПРАВЫЕ РАДИКАЛЫ Олег Дубровский Автор данного текста, опираясь на идейное наследие украинской социал-демократии первой половины XX в., исходит из следующих положений: В составе Российской империи Украина была колонией. В 1917 г. в обстановке Всероссийской социальной революции в Украине началась национально-демократическая революция. По отношению к этой революции и российский большевизм, и российское … Continue reading УКРАИНА: НАЦИОНАЛЬНО-ДЕМОКРАТИЧЕСКАЯ РЕВОЛЮЦИЯ
Maidan and After
What Happened in Ukraine? Sam Friedman[i] Ukraine went through mass mobilizations and a political revolution during November, 2014 – February, 2015. In this it resembles struggles in Tunisia and Egypt since 2010, and as in the Egyptian case, the outcomes of these struggles (to date) have sorely disappointed most of the left in the United … Continue reading Maidan and After
Trade Unions call for their burnt HQ to be a Museum of the Euromaidan
The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) has called for the House of Trade Unions, which was burned by the Security Police during the Euromaidan protest on 20th February 2014 to become a permanent museum dedicated to the Revolution of Dignity. Ukraine Solidarity Campaign published below a letter sent to us by the FPU … Continue reading Trade Unions call for their burnt HQ to be a Museum of the Euromaidan
SYRIZA interview with Denis Pilash of the Left-Opposition
The European Union has started a game that it is not able to finish. It (EU) couldn't predict the reaction of Moscow?People of Ukraine are trapped between Western and Russian imperialism but Ukrainian elite is itself an enough cynical player at this chessboard. And I’m not sure whether the EU started this game on its … Continue reading SYRIZA interview with Denis Pilash of the Left-Opposition
THE REAL FACE OF MAIDAN: STATISTICS FROM PROTESTS THAT CHANGED THE COUNTRY
Results of protests, repressions and concessions monitoring by the Centre for Society ResearchOn July 9th at a press conference in the UNIAN information agency, the Centre for Society Research presented the results of monitoring of protests, repression and concessions, supported by the International Renaissance Foundation and the National Endowment for Democracy, that took place during the … Continue reading THE REAL FACE OF MAIDAN: STATISTICS FROM PROTESTS THAT CHANGED THE COUNTRY
Ukraine: Truths and counter-truths
THE FRONT OF INFORMATION AND MISINFORMATIONSaturday 26 July 2014, by Murray Smith In every war, one of the fronts is that of information and misinformation. In the crisis that Ukraine is going through at present there is a discourse of the Russian state, expressed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, relayed by the political world, broadcast … Continue reading Ukraine: Truths and counter-truths
HOUSE OF COMMONS PUBLIC MEETING CRISIS IN UKRAINE,
VIDEOS FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS PUBLIC MEETING CRISIS IN UKRAINE, LONDON, 10TH MARCH 2014Hosted by John McDonnellVolodymyr Ishchenko (Commons Journal) Zakhar Popovych (Ukrainian Left Opposition / Commons Journal)
Ukraine’s Left-Opposition Meeting in Scotland
Zakhar Popovych of the Left-Opposition addressing a packed meeting Glasgow organised by the International Socialists Scotland and Republican Communist Network, Zakhar also spoke at successful meetings in Edinburgh and Dundee.