Category Archives: EU

UK | In London: Solidarity with Ukrainian antifascists

Antifascists protest on Downing Street, government center of the United Kingdom.

London activists brought a strong antiwar message to the seat of the United Kingdom’s government Oct. 28, calling for an end to British military and other aid to Ukraine; implementation of the Minsk peace agreements; justice for the scores of antifascists murdered on May 2, 2014, at the House of Trade Unions fire in Odessa and solidarity with all antifascists in the Donbass and Ukraine.

“We remember the atrocities in Odessa”

October 14, 2017 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a protest action was held in front of the Ukrainian embassy. The immediate reason for the action was the law on education, which infringes the rights of Bulgarians living in Ukraine. However, the protesters approached the issue extensively. On homemade placards they wrote: “Children are killed in the Donbas, innocent people are killed. Wake up. Stop Fascism!”, “Ukraine has no place in the EU”, “We remember the atrocities in Odessa”, “Tribute Poroshenko” and others. Three protest declarations were read. The protest lasted two and a half hours, accompanied by speeches of participants, the singing of patriotic songs and vigilant police guard. At the end of the rally numerous black balls were released into the sky in memory of people killed by the fascist junta during the events in Odessa.
The organizers of the protest were the civil movement for the left association “NDLO”, the movement of Russophiles named after Petko Voyvoda, the movement “Che Guevara” and a number of other leftist groups.
In the final resolution, the rally participants expressed concern about the fate of the Bulgarians living in Ukraine, supported the refusal of Ukrainian Bulgarians to participate in the civil war on the side of Kiev and expressed concern over the preparation of the “law on the occupied territories”, which makes Kiev an aggressor against its own country.
The rally participants urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop lawlessness and stigmatization against their own Ukrainian people, change the policy towards national minorities and, in particular, the Bulgarians, and adhere to the Minsk agreements, which, according to the rally participants, are the only correct way out of the Ukrainian crisis.

EU anti-“fake news” authority prepares mass censorship

The European Union (EU) is launching the construction of an authority to monitor and censor so-called “fake news.” It is setting up a High-Level Expert Group on the issue and soliciting criticisms of “fake news” by media professionals and the public to decide what powers to give to this EU body, which is to begin operation next spring.

Spain | Catalonia: “We Are the Republic!”

Barcelona, November 11: 750,000 people demonstrate behind two banners: “Release the Political Prisoners! And, above all: “We Are the Republic!”

It was the Catalan Republic that was in the streets on November 11, against all odds.

Workers, unemployed, retired, youth, small farmers and merchants … they came from all over Catalonia in response to the call of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic. These CDRs first formed as Committees for the Defense of the Referendum to ensure the holding of the referendum on October 1 against the Francoist monarchy, which had announced that it was forbidding the Catalan people to vote.

France | L’enjeu de la mémoire et les charniers de la haine…

En ce mois de novembre, on n’en finit pas de célébrer pour mieux déformer l’Histoire, j’ai des moments d’accablement tant la tâche paraît démesurée.

Ne nous faisons pas d’illusion, pas plus que la Révolution française, que Robespierre, la Révolution d’octobre, l’URSS ne relèvent de l’historiographie, mais toujours ces événements parce qu’ils posent l’actualité de la Révolution sont l’objet de la propagande. Ce qui a changé c’est le rôle que jouait jadis un parti communiste en ce domaine, puisque lui aussi prétendait à l’actualité de la Révolution.