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International Solidarity with the People of Odessa

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A Report by the Odessa Solidarity Campaign

On May 2, 2014, the people of Odessa, Ukraine, experienced the worst civil atrocity in Europe since World War II. Scores of people died when a fascist-led mob chased a group of progressive activists into the five-story House of Trade Unions in Kulikovo Pole (Square) – and then set it on fire. Some died from the flames, some from smoke inhalation, some from gunshot wounds. Some leapt from the building, only to be beaten to death when they hit the ground. Dozens of cellphone videos posted on the Internet clearly show that this was a mass lynching. Just google “May 2, 2014, Odessa.”

Ukraine | Georgian Mercenaries Speak up: Poroshenko Financed May 2, 2014 Odessa Massacre

by Lada Ray

May 2, 2014 was the day that broke the back of the resistance against Kiev junta all over Eastern and Southern Ukraine, the day that set the clock of history back by years.

On May 2, 2018 we are marking the 4th anniversary of the brutal and horrific massacre of dozens (by some data hundreds) of Odessa citizens by what appeared to be Ukrainian nationalists. However the new evidence and eye witnesses presented in the new documentary tell a story of conspiracy on the highest levels of power. According to Georgian mercenaries, they were hired (together with Ukrainian Nazis) to set fire and leave. These were their strict orders.

USA | An Open Letter to the governments of the United States, Ukraine & Odessa regarding the upcoming events in Odessa on May 2, 2018

The Odessa Solidarity Campaign is calling on the federal governments of Ukraine and the United States and the city government of Odessa to ensure that the civic rights of those attending the upcoming May 2 memorial in Odessa are respected, including the delegations of international monitors who will be present on that day.

EMERGENCY APPEAL FOR ODESSA!

As we approach May 2, the fourth anniversary of the massacre of scores of progressive activists by a fascist-led mob in Odessa, Ukraine, neo-Nazi forces are again mobilizing for violence. They are calling for a march to Kulikovo Square, the scene of the massacre, where families of those who were murdered on May 2, 2014, will gather to remember their dead and renew their call for justice.

Ukraine | Odessa massacre anniversary: struggle continues

On May 2, actions of solidarity with Odessa citizens who fought against Ukrainian fascists and died during a fire in the House of Trade Unions will be organized in many countries of the world. However, the Ukrainian fascists are going to celebrate this day differently. Several ultra-right factions will celebrate their victory on this day and march through the center of Odessa. “Right Sector”, “Svoboda”, National Squads and other less known fascist groups are among the organizers.
The organizers held a press conference. There they claimed that May 2 was “the day of establishing the Ukrainian order”, and they plan to celebrate it annually. Also at a press conference, they called May 2 “the day of the victory of Odessa”, and the massacre in the House of Trade Unions, according to the fascists, is a “lightning-fast anti-terrorist operation”. As always, the fascists shift responsibility for mass killings to their victims. So, the leader of the Odessa “Svoboda” Konstantin Vasilets believes that the inhabitants of Odessa are responsible themselves for their deaths, because they needed not to resist, but go home. The leader of the bandit grouping “Street Front” Demian Ganul said he does not consider the victims as a people and does not see any reason to mourn because of their death.