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Ukraine | Ukrainian fascists in Odessa: four years later

Four years passed after a fascist pogrom in Odessa. But the new anniversary of Odessa massacre shows the victorious part still believes they were right and nothing changed.

During the commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the tragic events on May 2nd, 2014 in Odessa, on social networks nationalists remembered their “triumph” and in all seriousness declared it a “holiday”.

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.

“We remember the atrocities in Odessa”

October 14, 2017 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, a protest action was held in front of the Ukrainian embassy. The immediate reason for the action was the law on education, which infringes the rights of Bulgarians living in Ukraine. However, the protesters approached the issue extensively. On homemade placards they wrote: “Children are killed in the Donbas, innocent people are killed. Wake up. Stop Fascism!”, “Ukraine has no place in the EU”, “We remember the atrocities in Odessa”, “Tribute Poroshenko” and others. Three protest declarations were read. The protest lasted two and a half hours, accompanied by speeches of participants, the singing of patriotic songs and vigilant police guard. At the end of the rally numerous black balls were released into the sky in memory of people killed by the fascist junta during the events in Odessa.
The organizers of the protest were the civil movement for the left association “NDLO”, the movement of Russophiles named after Petko Voyvoda, the movement “Che Guevara” and a number of other leftist groups.
In the final resolution, the rally participants expressed concern about the fate of the Bulgarians living in Ukraine, supported the refusal of Ukrainian Bulgarians to participate in the civil war on the side of Kiev and expressed concern over the preparation of the “law on the occupied territories”, which makes Kiev an aggressor against its own country.
The rally participants urged the Ukrainian authorities to stop lawlessness and stigmatization against their own Ukrainian people, change the policy towards national minorities and, in particular, the Bulgarians, and adhere to the Minsk agreements, which, according to the rally participants, are the only correct way out of the Ukrainian crisis.

Ukraine | 12 countries will be taking part in the Day of Solidarity with Odessa

February 2014 saw the overthrow of the elected president of Ukraine in a violent, right-wing coup supported by the U.S. government. Just three months later, on May 2, Odessa experienced one of Europe’s worst civil disorders in many decades, when 46 mostly young progressives were brutally murdered by a fascist-led mob at Odessa’s Kulikovo Pole (field, or square).

USA | A Call for an April 10 International Day of Solidarity with the People of Odessa

The Odessa Solidarity Campaign is calling for an International Day of Solidarity with the People of Odessa on April 10, 2017, to draw attention to the Ukrainian government’s repression of anti-fascist activists in that city. We are calling for rallies, vigils and demonstrations outside Ukrainian embassies and consular offices around the world. April 10 is a date of great significance to all Odessans, as it marks the day in 1944 when Odessa was liberated from years of fascist occupation.