Tag Archives: international solidarity

UK | Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia

On Friday 27th October the parliament of Catalonia declared independence from the Spanish state, following the referendum on October 1st. Our response

Counterfire notes:

1. The Spanish state’s savage repression and use of police brutality against the Catalan people.

Final Declaration of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

The more than 20,000 representatives of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students from more than 150 countries, who have gathered in Sochi, Russia, from the 14th to 22nd of October 2017, under the slogan “For Peace, Solidarity and Social Justice, We struggle against imperialism – Honoring our past we build the future,” proclaim the following:

Greece | MEP from Greece supports Ukrainian worker activist

Communist party of Greece questions the European Parliament on the arrest and detention of Ukrainian worker activist.

The MEP of the KKE, Kostas Papadakis, made the following specific reference in his question:

“On June 21 2017 the counter-intelligence agency of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) arrested Yevgeny Tichonovic Gavrilov, cadre of the organization “Workers’ Front” in the village of Orlifka (territorial district of Pokrovski, region of Donietsk) on the accusation of “terrorist activity”.This accusation was based on the reasoning that there were various books in his house, chiefly of a historical nature. On August 15 2017 the detention of Y. Gavrilov was extended for two months.

Poland | International Protests Against the Destruction of Soviet WW2 Monuments in Poland

As a group of international activists reported they marched in many European countries against the destruction of soviet monuments in Poland. All protests were coordinated together and took place on the 2nd of September, 2017, in front of the Polish consulates and embassies. The protest in Poland took place in front of the US Embassy. Amongst the places of protest are the following:

South Korea | US Peace Delegation Meets with Seongju/Gimcheon Women Leading the Anti-THAAD Fight

The U.S. Solidarity Peace Delegation — in South Korea this week to build solidarity with the peace/anti-war movement there — visited the village of Soseong-ri in Seongju County from July 24 to 27 to support the villagers in their fight to stop the deployment of the U.S. THAAD anti-missile system there.