Tag Archives: historical memory

Spain | Spanish PM to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

Spain’s prime minister is to travel to France this weekend to pay tribute to the 450,000 Spaniards who sought refuge there at the end of the 1936-39 civil war and the Franco dictatorship that followed.

Turkey | Conference on the Centenary of the Comintern: Anti-imperialist fury! Internationalist enthusiasm! Working class determination!

The conference titled “Centenary of the Communist International: From the Comintern to the World Party of the Future”, organized by the web network RedMed and the Christian Rakovsky Balkan Socialist Center and hosted by DIP (Revolutionary Workers Party),was held with a crowd filling Beyoglu Ses theater in an enthusiastic atmosphere. The conference brought together socialists from Argentina, Greece, Russia, France, Bulgaria, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Macedonia, Finland, Iran, and of course Turkey. HT Solar and Cargill workers left their marks at the very beginning of the conference.

The Metamorphosis of International Students Into Honorary US Nationalists: a View from Viet Nam

by Mark Ashwill

We would ensure not only that Vietnam’s tens of millions of students, but also their education-obsessed parents, see the United States as a key partner in their personal and collective futures.

Ukraine | Ukrainian Nazis Took Revenge on Odessa Residents Who Celebrated the Liberation of Ukraine From Hitler’s Fascists

The residents of Odessa on October 28th carried out a rally in honor of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from fascist aggressors. And with nightfall Ukrainian Nazis came out into the city center in order to desecrate the place where people were massively burnt in the House of Trade Unions, which relatives still regularly come to for mourning events.

As the activist Moris Ibragim reported, from the morning the inhabitants of Odessa laid flowers at the Walk of Glory, having defiantly held a ceremony separately from the event of state officials.

“On this day our concept about this holiday is different to that of the Ukrainian authorities. We can’t stand near representatives of the authorities who consider that the Red Army were occupiers, we can’t be near those representatives of the authorities who say that they are not liberators, but occupiers. We can’t stand near those who say that it is Stalin who started the war, and not Hitler. If we stand near them, then it will mean that we practically share their point of view. Regardless of who is the mayor or governor of the city, they are still representative of the authorities. We can’t stand near those who in general exclude the phrase ‘Great Patriotic War’,” said Ibragim.

Several hours later, with nightfall, thugs from the Nazi C14 group took to the streets of Odessa. They came to Kulikovo Field to the House of Trade Unions, where in May, 2014 the militants that were transported there, on the orders of the authorities of Ukraine, burned alive dozens of Odessa residents who were opponents of Euromaidan.

USA | How to Support the North Carolina Anti Racist Activists Facing Unfair Arrest Charges

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Police have arrested more than 20 people since protesters took down the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam on August 20. The vast majority of those taken into custody have been anti-racist activists who have been part of counter-protests against groups including ACTBAC—identified as a “neo-Confederate hate” organization by the SPLC—and other similar organizations that have repeatedly rallied at the site. In one instance, police acted as protective chaperones to neo-Confederates demonstrating at Silent Sam’s empty pedestal, but pepper sprayed anti-racist counter-protesters.