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Italian communist punk band Banda Bassotti and the International Antifascist Caravan arrive in the Donetsk People’s Republic, September 29, 2014.

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Russian communists compare Lenin statue demolition in Ukraine to zombie movies

MOSCOW, September 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The Communist Party has condemned the demolition of a massive statue of Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, comparing the events to the scenes of zombie films.

The party’s first deputy chairman, Igor Melnikov, said the scenes in which people show their disregard of history and ideals of their grandfathers remind of “zombie movies where the virus is rapidly spreading.”

“In such films, there is always healthy resistance which in ultimately wins,” the Russian lawmaker stressed.

The secretary of the Communist Party Central Committee, Sergey Obukhov, said by dismantling monuments to Lenin, Ukrainian nationalists ruin the statehood of the country and the main term “united Ukraine.”

“The Kharkiv monument is one of the symbols of the Soviet Ukraine, the Soviet statehood and that’s why this is a symbolic action as in fact, Ukrainian nationalists abandon their Soviet heritage, and therefore, such a state as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic,” Obukhov said.

The lawmaker reminded that Ukraine’s current borders come from the socialist republic, established in 1917.

“In a vandalistic rush, they are destroying by themselves the Ukrainian statehood as if there is no Lenin, there is no the Ukrainian republic,” Obukhov said, adding: “Therefore, this state is a myth, a phantom and an obscure geopolitical entity that could be claimed by all the neighbors.

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Zoom Shaheed Bhagat Singh.Born: 28 September 1907 - Died: 23 March 1931 (aged 23).‪#‎salute_to_Revolutionaries‬.
Via SUCI (Communist)

Shaheed Bhagat Singh.
Born: 28 September 1907 - Died: 23 March 1931 (aged 23).
‪#‎salute_to_Revolutionaries‬.

Via SUCI (Communist)

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Kharkov, Ukraine: Fascist mob attacks protest, anti-war activists arrested, September 27, 2014

Дмитрий Колесник: “Far-right terror of the state - that’s how it works. In Kharkiv yesterday the rally of communists was attacked by Nazi-ultras, then… the participants of the communist rally were arrested. The rally was labeled ‘pro-Russian’ since it was against the war.

"The video of the incident - the group of Nazi-ultras approaching the square chanting among the obscene slogans also the glorification of Bandera. Near the square they escorted by the police. Then - the attack on the communist and the arrest of the participants of the communist rally."

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From exile, anti-fascists organize for imprisoned comrades

By Greg Butterfield

Simferopol, Crimea - Members of the Marxist Union Borotba (Struggle) have gathered here in Crimea, along with others forced into exile under threat of arrest or death by the Kiev junta and its neo-Nazi footsoldiers.

Their immediate, urgent task is fighting for the lives and freedom of two of their own: Vladislav Wojciechowski and Nikolay Popov.

The two Odessa activists are being held in administrative detention for 60 days following their arrest on the night of Sept. 12-13. They are charged with plotting to create “a terrorist Ukrainian Red Army.”

Wojciechowski is a Borotba member and a survivor of the May 2 neo-Nazi massacre at the Odessa House of Trade Unions. Popov is affiliated with the Communist Party of Ukraine.

Family members report that Wojciechowski was brutally beaten during the raid on his apartment, carried out by the Security Service of Ukraine and neo-Nazis. Explosives were planted during the search. Forced confessions were taken from both men under torture.

“I associate Vladislav’s arrest with his political activity, solid citizenship and anti-fascist struggle,” says Alexei Albu, Odessa Regional Council deputy and Borotba leader. “We see how the government is trying to intimidate anyone who holds a different point of view on the events taking place in Ukraine.”

Borotba is appealing to international human rights groups and attorneys to investigate and represent the two activists.

“We encourage everyone to paste leaflets, write graffiti and post about it on the Internet,” says Victor Shapinov. “We are looking for maximum impact. The fate of our friends depends on our actions today.”

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Zoom Meet Borotba
By Greg Butterfield, Workers World
Simferopol, Crimea — Since arriving on Sept. 16, I’ve been able to spend time with many of the extraordinary Union Borotba (Struggle) activists living in exile here. All have scars of some kind from the events of the past eight months, but they are also determined to return to Ukraine and fight for socialism.
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Meet Borotba

By Greg Butterfield, Workers World

Simferopol, Crimea — Since arriving on Sept. 16, I’ve been able to spend time with many of the extraordinary Union Borotba (Struggle) activists living in exile here. All have scars of some kind from the events of the past eight months, but they are also determined to return to Ukraine and fight for socialism.

Read more

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New York City: Anti-imperialist contingent at the People’s Climate March, September 21, 2014.

Photos by Brenda Sandburg

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Against Climate Change? Fight for System Change!

Workers World Party statement to People’s Climate March

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Colombia's FARC-EP in solidarity with anti-fascist resistance in Ukraine & Donbass

Fascism and NATO will not pass! Solidarity with the anti-fascist resistance in Donbass

True to our anti-imperialist and anti-fascist vocation, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army, FARC-EP, strongly condemns the vile aggression unleashed by the government of Kiev against the workers and disgruntled population of Ukraine. 

The Ukrainian people have been caught in the crossfire by the United States and the European Union — the first in its task of warmongering encirclement and provocation against Russia, and the second in its quest to annex Ukraine. Both covet further NATO expansion eastward with the poorly disguised purpose of taking over the mining and energy fields. 

Nobody in their right mind can doubt that behind the so-called “Orange revolution” first, and then Maidan movement, the imperialists are wolves in sheep’s clothing disguised as democrats and defenders of human rights. 

This coup has brought to power a clique with oligarchic and neo-Nazi components, has unleashed a civil conflict and violent witch hunts not only against the Communists, but also all opponents and Russian-speaking people in general. 

Despite the onslaught, there was a gigantic popular response from the antifascist resistance of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, against which the government oligarch Poroshenko, guided by Washington and Brussels, has launched an encirclement operation and extermination campaign with all kinds of weapons and tens of thousands of soldiers and mercenaries. The so-called Anti-Terrorist Operation has killed or seriously injured thousands of innocent people, and the fascists seek to destroy the civilian population of the Donbass region not only with shells and guns, but also hunger and thirst. 

In recent weeks we have witnessed an armed counteroffensive of the antifascist militias led by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Ukraine, Novorossía and Russians Subcárpatos, whose struggle for freedom and social justice is striking major blows to the junta of Kiev, several of which ended in open rout. 

We express our internationalist solidarity with the Ukrainian people and anti-oligarchic and anti-fascist fighters of Donbass, and call on the people of the world to mobilize to counter any attempt by imperialism to impose neo-colonial wars and undemocratic regimes. 

Today as yesterday, fascism will not pass! 

International Committee of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People’s Army, FARC-EP 

September 15, 2014

Translation by redguard

Original (in Spanish)

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Zoom #FreeVlad 
Attention! 
Our comrades, Vladislav Wojciechowski and Nikolai Popov, are in Ukrainian prisons!
The youths are accused of creating a “terrorist Ukrainian Red Army.”
Vladislav participated in founding the anti-fascist movement in Odessa, and he participated in all actions against the junta. On May 2, he was inside the House of Trade Unions and was severely beaten. Today, because of his public position and investigation into the massacre on May 2, he was thrown in jail. 
Nikolai Popov faces a similar situation. Nikolai is a member/activist of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Contrary to the official line of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of quiet support for the junta, Nicholas did not change his principles and actively participated in all actions against the junta. We would not be surprised if the leadership of the Communist Party has already expelled Nicholas retroactively, so as not to tarnish the good name of backup to the regime and justify itself before the authorities. 
According to our information, false “confessions” were forced out of the prisoners under torture.
The fascists do not change their methods. If a person is undesirable, they must be isolated. The junta deals with all dissidents this way, including fabricating charges. 
We encourage everyone to paste leaflets, write graffiti, and post about it on the Internet! We are looking for maximum impact! Everyone repost!
The destinies of our friends depend on our actions today!
We appeal to authorities of various human rights organizations to get involved.
We appeal for monetary assistance to anyone who has the means to do so. The Yandex account of Vladislav’s sister: 410012493888350.
The junta will be broken! Victory will be ours! 
Union Borotba (Struggle)

#FreeVlad 

Attention! 

Our comrades, Vladislav Wojciechowski and Nikolai Popov, are in Ukrainian prisons!

The youths are accused of creating a “terrorist Ukrainian Red Army.”

Vladislav participated in founding the anti-fascist movement in Odessa, and he participated in all actions against the junta. On May 2, he was inside the House of Trade Unions and was severely beaten. Today, because of his public position and investigation into the massacre on May 2, he was thrown in jail. 

Nikolai Popov faces a similar situation. Nikolai is a member/activist of the Communist Party of Ukraine. Contrary to the official line of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of quiet support for the junta, Nicholas did not change his principles and actively participated in all actions against the junta. We would not be surprised if the leadership of the Communist Party has already expelled Nicholas retroactively, so as not to tarnish the good name of backup to the regime and justify itself before the authorities. 

According to our information, false “confessions” were forced out of the prisoners under torture.

The fascists do not change their methods. If a person is undesirable, they must be isolated. The junta deals with all dissidents this way, including fabricating charges. 

We encourage everyone to paste leaflets, write graffiti, and post about it on the Internet! We are looking for maximum impact! Everyone repost!

The destinies of our friends depend on our actions today!

We appeal to authorities of various human rights organizations to get involved.

We appeal for monetary assistance to anyone who has the means to do so. The Yandex account of Vladislav’s sister: 410012493888350.

The junta will be broken! Victory will be ours! 

Union Borotba (Struggle)

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