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Greece | Left forces in Athens conclude capitalism entered the epoch of barbarity

On May 26-28, 4 Euro-Mediterranean workers’ conference of the left forces was held in Athens, organized by the Balkan Socialist Center Christian Rakovsky. The conference was held under the slogan “Against Capitalism, War, Fascism”.
Representatives of the left and communist organizations of Greece, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Macedonia, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Argentina, Finland, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, South Africa and other countries attended the Conference. More than 80 delegates took part in the conference. Attention of the conference participants was focused on the problems of the general crisis of capitalism, whose numerous manifestations, according to the speakers, can be observed in modern conditions in all continents.

Italy | Anti-communist regime in Kiev demands Italian communists to be arrested

After a recent visit by Italian Communists to the Donbas region of Ukraine president Poroshenko spokesperson said Kiev authorities will seek arrest of Italian MP and others on the tour of Donbas and will request European Union authorities to extradite them to Kiev for prosecution under Ukrainian anti-terrorist laws. About 50 Italian Communists visited Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine early in May. Italian MEP Eleonora Forenza was a part of a delegation of the Communist group. She is an Italian politician, spokesperson for culture and communications in the Communist Refoundation Party and a member of the European Parliament. Communist musicians from Banda Bassotti group also joined the delegation. The Italian voyage was named Antifascist caravan.

Italy | ‘Anti-fascism is a duty’: European parliament member joins Donbass Caravan

by Greg Butterfield

Eleonora Forenza is a member of the European Parliament and the Communist Refoundation Party of Italy. In May 2017 she will accompany the 3rd Antifascist Caravan to Donbass, organized by the revolutionary musical group Banda Bassotti. The European-wide caravan promotes solidarity with the people of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, which broke away from Ukraine after a U.S.-backed far right coup in 2014. Ukraine’s war against the republics has continued for more than three years.

USA | Odessa Solidarity Day

American human right defenders and anti-war activists organized a world campaign of solidarity with Odessa. Odessa is a city located at the Northern coast of the Black see. Previously it was known mainly as a cultural and trade center. But in the last years Odessa has appeared in the news as a place of fascist crime and political repression. Three years ago, on May 2, Ukrainian neo-fascists burned alive 46 political opponents. Since that time, the Kiev government that relies on fascists’ support has sabotaged an investigation of this crime and oppressed victims’ relatives as well as progressive residents of Odessa who have been demanding justice.