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Córdoba, Argentina: March in solidarity with the people of Gaza, July 31, 2014.

Photos: La Fede Cordoba
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Rare photo of the Soledad Brothers: Revolutionary prisoners George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette

BLACK AUGUST

Rare photo of the Soledad Brothers: Revolutionary prisoners George Jackson, Fleeta Drumgo and John Clutchette

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Zoom An injury to one is an injury to all

An injury to one is an injury to all

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Armed fascists kidnap Communist Party District Secretary in Volnovakha, Donetsk

On July 29, armed masked men kidnapped Sergey Nikolaevich Filindash, secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Volnovakha, 60 km south of Donetsk. This is a new example of the campaign against the democratic rights of left wing militants and their organisations in Ukraine at the hands of the Kiev authorities and the fascist gangs they employ. 

In this particular case it is worth noting that the name of Filidash appeared in the report which the then acting president of Ukraine Turchynov sent to the Minister of Justice (see here) demanding that he should immediately start action to ban the Communist Party, on May 19. On the basis of this request, a legal case for the banning of the KPU has opened in Kiev a few days ago. In this letter we can read:

“May 6, 2014 in Donetsk region (city Volnovaha) 40 unarmed people, led by the head of the local branch of the Communist Party of Ukraine S. Filindash entered the building of the Volnovaha District State Administration. S.Filindash tried to take over the leadership of city and region, demanded the dismissal the chief of the police station and for local media to print an announcement of referendum of the May 11, 2014″

Basically, Filindash was accused by Turchynov of “activities to the detriment of national interests of Ukraine” and of “providing logistic and practical support to the terrorists”, but all that is said about him is that he led a protest by 40 unarmed people. It is ominous that after being denounced by name in this report, he has now been kidnapped by armed masked men as soon as the forces of the “anti terrorist operation” have taken back control of the town.

Just a few days ago, the Communist Party organisation secretary in the village of Glinki, was also kidnapped at a National Guard check point and then appeared, dead and tortured, the following day.

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Zoom Colombia: Who will take responsibility for the heinous crime against Alfonso Cano?
By Timoleón Jiménez (Comandante Timoshenko)

On the night of November 4, 2011, Colombia and the rest of the world were informed about the news of the death of Comandante Alfonso Cano after a military operation in the department of Cauca. Successively, the details of the event were being revealed. It was described as an intense aerial bombardment, along with a long strafing, which had left the guerrilla leader isolated and unarmed early in the morning.


Under these conditions, the special forces and troops that landed from the helicopter gunships eventually located the FARC comandante, when he was alone in the middle of the jungle. There is abundant evidence of that, declared by several official spokesmen to the press. These same sources stated that at the moment when he was facing death, the martyred revolutionary leader was in an absolutely defenseless state. …
This crime, and other countless crimes that have occurred in this country, should be treated in the discussions on the issue of victims, which will start soon in Havana. State crimes constitute a destructive tradition in Colombia and they are the direct cause of the long and heroic armed rebellion of thousands of Colombians. At the peace talks we have said that we don’t want to agree impunity. Is Santos ready to answer for his confessed crime?

Colombia: Who will take responsibility for the heinous crime against Alfonso Cano?

By Timoleón Jiménez (Comandante Timoshenko)

On the night of November 4, 2011, Colombia and the rest of the world were informed about the news of the death of Comandante Alfonso Cano after a military operation in the department of Cauca. Successively, the details of the event were being revealed. It was described as an intense aerial bombardment, along with a long strafing, which had left the guerrilla leader isolated and unarmed early in the morning.

Under these conditions, the special forces and troops that landed from the helicopter gunships eventually located the FARC comandante, when he was alone in the middle of the jungle. There is abundant evidence of that, declared by several official spokesmen to the press. These same sources stated that at the moment when he was facing death, the martyred revolutionary leader was in an absolutely defenseless state. …

This crime, and other countless crimes that have occurred in this country, should be treated in the discussions on the issue of victims, which will start soon in Havana. State crimes constitute a destructive tradition in Colombia and they are the direct cause of the long and heroic armed rebellion of thousands of Colombians. At the peace talks we have said that we don’t want to agree impunity. Is Santos ready to answer for his confessed crime?

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Zoom Happy birthday Comrade Ricardo Palmera (Simón Trinidad), born July 30, 1950. 
Ricardo Palmera is a political prisoner held in a ‘supermax’ maximum security US prison. He is a leader in the revolutionary movement in Colombia, a lead negotiator for the FARC-EP who was illegally kidnapped then brought to the US and imprisoned with a 60 year sentence for the ‘crime’ of standing up against oppression in Colombia. 
Read more about Trinidad here
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Happy birthday Comrade Ricardo Palmera (Simón Trinidad), born July 30, 1950.

Ricardo Palmera is a political prisoner held in a ‘supermax’ maximum security US prison. He is a leader in the revolutionary movement in Colombia, a lead negotiator for the FARC-EP who was illegally kidnapped then brought to the US and imprisoned with a 60 year sentence for the ‘crime’ of standing up against oppression in Colombia. 

Read more about Trinidad here

Via Freedom Road Socialist Organization (Fight Back!)

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Poroshenko and Kolomoisky come and go, but the Ukrainian people remain!

By Victor Shapinov, Union Borotba (Struggle)

Our prediction [of a fascist turn in Ukraine] didn’t come from the largest left-wing party. True, then our voice was not heard. But we do not believe that history teaches only that it teaches nothing. The masses learn on their own, sometimes, through tragic experience. And we are convinced that the day will come when those shouting “Glory to Ukraine” on the streets of Kiev will face a beating and people will not go for a homegrown Nazi Fuhrer, but for those who understand what is happening and how to change the situation in favor of the working people, not the oligarchs. 

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Zoom Long live the October Revolution!

Long live the October Revolution!

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Ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine: a step towards dictatorship

By Victor Shapinov, Union Borotba (Struggle)

It would be a mistake to think that the ban of the Communist Party “will pave the way for the true left,” as written on social networks by one representative of a small Trotskyist group. Maybe in 1930 someone thought that with the ban of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Hitler “cleared the way for the true left.” In fact, in Germany of 1930 or in modern Ukraine, a ban on the “bad” left party clears the way not for the left but for open dictatorship of the right. 

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