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Several private companies in Venezuela connected to the country’s right-wing opposition are asking workers not to come in for their shifts next week.
Claiming to defend their workers’ safety amid ongoing protests, the companies are backing opposition calls for a national strike against President Nicolas Maduro.
Par Jean Geronimo Enseignant-chercheur à Grenoble-III
Issue d’un mouvement ultranationaliste d’apparence démocratique mais intrinsèquement fasciste, la « révolution » de Maïdan a fondé sa légitimité sur une Ukraine eurolibérale, libérée de la tutelle russe et focalisée contre le « complot communiste », dont Moscou serait la matrice historique. Pour Washington, ce contexte a justifié une atmosphère de guerre froide surfant sur les forces radicales et réactivant, via une stratégie de désinformation, le mythe de l’ennemi russe en Ukraine.
On April 20, 2017, an international round table was held in Warsaw on the theme: “Ukraine – Three Years After Maidan. PATHOS OF DESTRUCTION.” Public event was organized by various Polish left activists. It brought together scientists, human rights activists, political and trade union leaders of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Syria. The round table attracted interest of representatives of Polish scientific and political circles who made up the audience of the event and who actively participated in the discussion of all submitted papers. They were interested not only in ordinary life in the country of victorious coup d’état but were also occupied with problems of language minorities. Polish public opinion knows very well how ethnic Poles live in Ukraine, so they invited guests who can describe situation with Russians and Trancarpathian minorities.
The confederation of progressive trade unions of Turkey (DISK) continue to say “no” to constitutional amendments after recent referendum the Statement of Executive Board of DISK proclaims.
The declared but unconfirmed result of the constitutional referendum, which aims establish a presidential regime instead of the current parliamentary democracy, points to new problems, tensions and deepening divisions for Turkey.
On 20 April 2017, left activist in Kiev, a young university student Stanislav (Stas) Sergienko was followed by a Nazi gang and stabbed multiple times. He received three handle-deep penetrating wounds into the hip. But he survived–after emergency surgery he is now in intensive care. The day of attack was not choosing occasionally. It was the birthday of Adolph Hitler. This assault was carried out in broad daylight and the attackers left, leaving his money and laptop in the crime scene, which must mean that the motive for this action was political.
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