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UKRAINE: Autonomous Workers Union Update on Euromaidan

21.01.2014 by Autonomous Workers Union

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The laws which were passed on January 16th showed that the faction of the ruling class which now controls the government is ready to install a reactionary bourgeois dictatorship on the model of the Latin American regimes of the 1970s. The “dictatorship laws” criminalize any protest and limit the freedom of speech; also, they establish responsibility for “extremism”. Parliamentary mouthpieces of the class dictatorship of corrupted bureaucracy and monopolist bourgeoisie are the Party of Regions and the so called “Communist” Party of Ukraine which has long ago become a political force serving interests of capital. Read the rest of this entry

UKRAINE: Maidan. Babtism of Blood.

19.01.2014 by Samurai from Ukrainian section of Revolutionary Confederation of Anarcho-Syndycalists them. Makhno.* translation by Tahrir ICN

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On January 19 , we have seen how Ukraine was baptized. With blood, fire, and water. The demon broke out of the bottle, the political strategy of Maidana failed. A political confrontation a la “the Orange Revolution” in 2004 turned into a riot of  the most radical part of the opposition . Read the rest of this entry

UKRAINE: #LEFTMAIDAN: APPEAL TO THE LEFTISTS

16 / Jan / 2014 by Bohdan Biletsky

“Direct action is the creation of a new consciousness, a break away from the bonds of hierarchy and oppression and alters our mind, emotions and spirit.”

Direct action in Ukraine
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UKRAINE: Ukrainian anarchist dispels myths surrounding Euromaidan protests, warns of fascist influence

04.01.2014 via Revolution News

Asheville Fm radio, based in western North Carolina, aired a fascinating interview with an anarcho-syndicalist named Denys, from the Autonomous Worker’s Union in Ukraine. In the interview, Denys debunks many of the myths surrounding the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, and explains motives behind the stories and propaganda being circulated around the protests. Read the rest of this entry

UKRAINE: Autonomous Workers’ Union Statements on Euromaidan

08.12.2013

AWU-Kiev Statement on the Crackdown Against Euromaidan, Nov 30

Athens ChristmasWe consider the police crackdown against peaceful protest demonstration to be a sign of increasing authoritarian tendencies in the Victor Yanukovich’s regime. We are consistent supporters of the freedom of assembly, while the government’s actions are an encroachment upon this fundamental right. We don’t urge to support the EU Association or the politicians from the parliamentary opposition, but we consider the call for Yanukovych’s resignation to be even too soft, given the situation. Read the rest of this entry

UKRAINE: What’s Going On, And What Does It Mean?

03.12.2013 by Peter Storm

Some thoughts on the protests happening in Ukraine. Things are not completely what they may seem.

The mass protests unfolding in Ukraine are raising a few eyebrows here and there, as well as the usual hyped-up talk of people’s revolt and even revolution. The eyebrows are justified. Mass demonstrations of many hundreds of thousands in the winter cold, people blockading government buildings, attacking a presidential palace and occupying the city government office, calls for president and government to resign, talk of a general strike…all in support of closer ties to the EU? It all seems a bit odd. Add to the strange brew a strong element of extreme nationalism, and the picture of a movement that is right wing, reactionary and unsupportable from a radical, libertarian communist point of view becomes even clearer. What has been going on? I think there are at least three elements to all this. Read the rest of this entry