International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

A delegation from the Ukraine Solidarity Campaign  participated in an event hosted by Соціальний рух  (Social Movement) in Kyiv on 24 August. The event was chaired by Vitaliy Dudin of Social Movement and Speakers were:  Andriy Zdorov (Odesa) and Serhiy Hirík (Kyiv) historians of the Ukrainian socialist movement, and from the UK: Alena Ivanova of … Continue reading International Celebration of Ukraine’s Independence in Kyiv

United in Homophobic Bigotry: Right Sector echoes Russian anti-LGBT line

    Kyiv Pride march 2013  On the eve of a planned Equality March through Kyiv, the leader and other members of the Ukrainian ultra-nationalist Right Sector party have come out with anti-LGBT and anti-western statements identical to those regularly churned out by their ideological opponents in Russia.  The homophobic utterances and call for the march … Continue reading United in Homophobic Bigotry: Right Sector echoes Russian anti-LGBT line

Torture as usual at Kyiv police station?

Bitter déjà vu as the police of a Kyiv police station are accused of beating up an underage activist, keeping him in custody for what they claim was an attempt to destroy a Roshen chocolates kiosk, and long denying him access to a lawyer Well-known journalist and recently elected MP, Ihor Lutsenko has accused the … Continue reading Torture as usual at Kyiv police station?

SOCIALISTS CAMPAIGN FOR KYIV CITY COUNCIL – 25 MAY

As Ukrainians go to the polls on 25 May to elect a new president, the citizens of Kyiv will also be electing a new city council. The Left Opposition in the capital is fielding four candidates to the city council under the banner of the Assembly for Social Revolution. Formed on 12 April the Assembly … Continue reading SOCIALISTS CAMPAIGN FOR KYIV CITY COUNCIL – 25 MAY