Category Archives: Analyst

Ukraine | Fascists threaten the independence of the court in the capital of Ukraine

On the last day of July, representatives of the ultra-right organization C14 broke into the premises of the National Academy of Advocates of Ukraine (NAAU) in Kiev. Three dozen young people tried to disrupt the meeting of the defense lawyers’ committee. The lawyers called in the Podolsky district police department and replaced them with a request to send uninvited guests. The police said they did not see any violations and simply contemplated the continuation of the conflict between lawyers and fascists.
The reason was the conflict between fascists and lawyer Valentin Rybin in the building of the Court of Appeal of Kiev. On July 18, the court seized Sergei Mazur, one of the leaders of the fascist gang C14, accused of gypsy pogrom. On July 27, the court considered an appeal for his arrest. Several dozen fascists came to support their leader and met in court lawyer Rybin. They insulted the lawyer and tried to beat him. In response, the lawyer applied to the National Advocates Association of Ukraine, asking for an assessment of the situation. An emergency meeting of the relevant committee was scheduled for July 31. Then the fascists seized the meeting hall, and the police were inactive.

Italy | African harvest workers strike in southern Italy

by Gerhard Feldbauer, August 14

After the death of 12 farmworkers in a traffic accident in southern Italy on Aug. 6, hundreds of migrant farmworkers walked off the job there. The USB trade union federation called for the strike.

In a “march of red caps” — a reference to the covering which the workers usually use to protect themselves from the blazing sun — the protesters went to the prefecture [representing the national government] in the city of Foggia and demanded decent working conditions. At a demonstration by the CGIL, CISL and UIL trade unions in Foggia, member of parliament Roberto Speranza, who is also chairperson of the left-wing movement “Free and Equals” (LeU), expressed his solidarity with the migrants.

Ukraine | Persecution of journalists in Ukraine

The suppression of opposition journalists has long been the hallmark of the Kiev regime. So that no one has any doubts about which policy is being pursued, several high-profile actions took place in Ukraine on the same day. Three attacks on journalists were held, and the Kiev regime publicly exposed the Council of Europe as a fool.
In Zhitomir on August 6, the fascists attacked journalist Vasily Muravitsky, whom the special services accused of undermining the information security of Ukraine, and the court released him later under house arrest. Activists from the Nazi group C14, Avtomaidan, as well as a deputy from the ruling Petro Poroshenko Bloc were seen among the attackers. Vasily Muravitsky was struck in the back and splashed with green medical blend to eyes when he went out after the court session. The journalist was poured by those fascists who were present in the court during the trial of the case.

USA | What Happens When the Alt-Right Believes in Climate Change

LAST SEPTEMBER, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern US, the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”

USA | Horizon Air worker dead after stealing airplane, crashing near Tacoma, Washington

by Alec Andersen

Richard Russell, a ground crew worker for Horizon Air, was found dead Friday after taking an airplane from a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and going on an hour-long joyride before crashing onto a largely unpopulated island in the Puget Sound near Tacoma, Washington. The tragic circumstances surrounding Russell’s death have called renewed attention to the working conditions experienced by ground crew workers at Horizon and throughout the airline industry.