Daily Archives: April 30, 2018

Ukraine | Odessa massacre anniversary: struggle continues

On May 2, actions of solidarity with Odessa citizens who fought against Ukrainian fascists and died during a fire in the House of Trade Unions will be organized in many countries of the world. However, the Ukrainian fascists are going to celebrate this day differently. Several ultra-right factions will celebrate their victory on this day and march through the center of Odessa. “Right Sector”, “Svoboda”, National Squads and other less known fascist groups are among the organizers.
The organizers held a press conference. There they claimed that May 2 was “the day of establishing the Ukrainian order”, and they plan to celebrate it annually. Also at a press conference, they called May 2 “the day of the victory of Odessa”, and the massacre in the House of Trade Unions, according to the fascists, is a “lightning-fast anti-terrorist operation”. As always, the fascists shift responsibility for mass killings to their victims. So, the leader of the Odessa “Svoboda” Konstantin Vasilets believes that the inhabitants of Odessa are responsible themselves for their deaths, because they needed not to resist, but go home. The leader of the bandit grouping “Street Front” Demian Ganul said he does not consider the victims as a people and does not see any reason to mourn because of their death.

Palestine | Israel must address excessive use of force and deaths in Gaza protests – UN rights chief

With over 40 Palestinians killed and more than 5,500 injured during protests in Gaza over the past month – many by live ammunition – the top United Nations human rights official on Friday called on Israel to ensure that its security forces do not resort to use of excessive force amid the ongoing demonstrations.

Ukraine | Sniper massacre in Kiev: a new analysis

by Ivan Katchanovski

My new 3 minute-long online video appendix for the APSA Annual Meeting paper on the Maidan massacre visually reveals for the first time latent content of flying bullets, debris, and bullet casings in the well-known but misrepresented videos. It makes clearly apparent shooting from directions of Maidan-controlled locations in directions of Maidan protesters during the Maidan massacre in Kyiv in Ukraine and a massacre of Maidan protesters in Khmelnytskyi.