Tag Archives: international solidarity

Ukraine | Ten countries take part in Odessa Solidarity Action

As US based Odessa Solidarity Campaign reports activists from twelve cities plan to express their solidarity with progressive forces in Odessa. May 2, 2018, will mark the fourth anniversary of the fascist massacre of scores of progressive activists at the House of Trade Unions in Odessa, Ukraine. Despite the continual threat of violence by local fascists, the people of Odessa will once again gather to honor their dead and demand justice. In countries across Europe and North America, vigils, protests and meetings will be held in solidarity. Odessa Solidarity Campaign has published a partial list of cities and countries there solidarity events will take place. They are planned in Ukraine, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.

Turkey | Harassment of students in Turkey

A number of academic communities’ members around the world strongly opposed the recent arrests and harassment of students at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. On March 19, 2018, students demonstrated against a campus event supporting the Turkish soldiers who fought in the invasion of Afrin, Syria, which was organized by the Society for Islamic Research (İslam Araştırmaları Kulübü). The arrests on campus, as well as subsequent police raids of student homes and dormitories, continue a disturbing trend of criminalizing political speech and dissent in Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has cynically referred to these students as “terrorists”, vowed to expel them from Boğaziçi University, and to deny them the right to study at any other university. Researchers and scientists note: “We have heard this kind of verbal attack from Erdoğan before and it was followed by the detention of thousands of academics, journalists, artists, and human rights advocates.

India | Indian trade union appeals for international solidarity day

Provisional Working Committee of the Maruti Suzuki Workers Union in India issued an international call for solidarity action with workers activists sentenced to life imprisonment a year before.

Mexico | Over 5,000 Women Attend Zapatista’s ‘Women in Struggle’ Summit

The First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle is hosted exclusively by rebel women for rebel women.

Thousands of women from around the world attended a meeting in Zapatista territory Thursday to hold the “First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle,” hosted by women of the National Liberation Zapatista Army in the southeastern mountains of Mexico.

UK | End British support to Kiev regime!

Anti-fascist campaigners returned to the streets of Whitehall in force last weekend in solidarity with the people of the Lugansk and Donetsk republics, and to call for an end to British military aid to the Kiev regime. Eighteen demonstrators including NCP leader Andy Brooks joined the picket opposite Downing Street called by the New Communist Party, Socialist Fight and the British Posadist movement, which was also supported by the British branch of the Communist Party of Italy and the Solidarity with the Anti-Fascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU) campaign.