MYTHS ABOUT THE RUSSO -UKRAINE CRISIS

DALE STREET BREAKS DOWN MYTHS SURROUNDING THE CURRENT TENSIONS AROUND UKRAINE Are the breakaway ”People’s Republics” in Donetsk and Luhansk an expression of the democratic rights of the local Russian population? No. The supposed “popular anti-fascist uprisings” in Donetsk and Luhansk in 2014 are a political myth. The creation of the “People’s Republics” was part … Continue reading MYTHS ABOUT THE RUSSO -UKRAINE CRISIS

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

What is required now from the European left on the Ukrainian question:

Andriy Ischenko is a leading socialist and trade union activist in the city of Odessa,  he is active in the intiative towards forming a new left party in Ukraine.  A number of activists in the UK have had the privilege of discussing with him the situation in Ukraine, and the crisis of the European left, … Continue reading What is required now from the European left on the Ukrainian question:

Report by Miners Union on Visit of NUM to Western Donbas

The Ukraine Solidarity Campaign is pleased to report that the National Union of Mineworkers has undertaken two visits to Ukraine, meeting with sister mining unions and labour movement activists. Published here is a report by the Trade Union of Mineworkers of Ukraine  in Western Donbas on part of the first visit to Ukraine. Colleagues from the … Continue reading Report by Miners Union on Visit of NUM to Western Donbas

International TUC and British TUC Calls for Support for Ukrainian Unions

Chris Ford The British Trade Union Congress which has just met held a brief discussion on the Ukraine crisis and passed an emergency motion moved by the RMT.  The motion states: Congress 2014 - Emergency motion​  E1   Situation in Ukraine: Congress notes the comments of the NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on the day of the … Continue reading International TUC and British TUC Calls for Support for Ukrainian Unions