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Moscow, Russia: ‘USA, CIA, hands off Ukraine!’ Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF) protest at the U.S. Embassy, April 17, 2014.

Photos: KPRF

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‘EU’s gift to Ukraine is austerity, cutbacks’

Press TV interview Sara Flounders, co-director of the International Action Center from New York City, to shed more light on the future of Ukraine.

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About media claim that ‘Jews are ordered to register’ in Donetsk

Folks should be on the alert for this story that is being spread by the bourgeois media and is already causing confusion on the left, claiming that the People’s Republic of Donetsk put out a flier ordering all Jews in Eastern Ukraine to register.

There is no reason to believe this is legit. It stinks of fascist / imperialist psy-ops. Even the group that provided it to the media (based in apartheid Israel, no less) admits they don’t know where it came from.

Denis Pushilin, chair of the People’s Council of Donetsk, has denied any connection to the flier and calls it a “provocation.”

It defies logic for the People’s Council to do something like this, since the whole basis of their support is the appeal to anti-fascist sentiment.

This is a blatant attempt to stir up pro-war sentiment in the West.

"The fliers were official-looking documents that carried what was presented as Pushilin’s signature, but the news site tvrain.ru on Wednesday quoted Pushilin as denying any connection to the flyers, calling them a provocation.

"On Tuesday, the news website novosti.dn.ua reported that the fliers were handed out that day by three unidentified men in balaclava masks carrying a flag of the Russian Federation. According to the report, the men distributed the fliers next to a local synagogue. The website quoted unnamed sources from the local Jewish community as saying that the fliers were an attempt to provoke a conflict and blame the attack on the separatists.” - JTA.org

As a Borotba comrade told me: “It’s completely bullshit.”

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U.S. Still Attacks Cuba, 53 Years after Bombing Airports

By Orlando Oramas Leon

Havana, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) - Cuba is commemorating today the 53rd anniversary of the bombings of its airports, ordered by the government of the United States and resulting in the prelude of the mercenary invasion that was defeated in record time in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs).

The commemoration is taking place at a time when evidence shows new modalities of aggression against Cuba, described as non-conventional warfare in a training handbook of the Special Operation Forces of the U.S. Army.

At the dawn of Saturday, April 15, 1961, enemy planes camouflaged as aircraft of the recently-founded Revolutionary Armed Forces, attacked the airport in Ciudad Libertad (in the capital), the air base in San Antonio de los Baños (southeast of Havana) and the airport in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.

Eight B-26 planes departed from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, with the mission of destroying, on the ground, Cuba’s modest aviation and guaranteeing the impunity of other incursions.

A fleet, armed and financed by the U.S. government had departed from that Nicaraguan city, carrying a mercenary brigade whose mission was to occupy a beachhead from where they would announce the establishment of a puppet government.

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Ukraine Push Against Rebels Grinds to Halt

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — A military operation that the Ukrainian government said would confront pro-Russian militants in the east of the country unraveled in disarray on Wednesday with the entire contingent of 21 armored vehicles that had separated into two columns surrendering or pulling back before nightfall. It was a glaring humiliation for the new government in Kiev.

When the spin-masters of the New York Times are forced to report a victory for the working class: PRICELESS.

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Ukraine & democracy: I'm confused, can anyone help me?

By Neil Clark

I’m confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were ‘pro-democracy protestors’.

The US government warned the Ukrainian authorities against using force against these 'pro-democracy protestors' even if, according to the pictures we saw, some of them were neo-Nazis who were throwing Molotov cocktails and other things at the police and smashing up statues and setting fire to buildings.

Now, just a few weeks later, we’re told that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine are not 'pro-democracy protestors'  but 'terrorists' or 'militants'.

Why was the occupation of government buildings in Ukraine a very good thing in January, but it is a very bad thing in April? Why was the use of force by the authorities against protestors completely unacceptable in January, but acceptable now? 

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Zoom After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast
By Greg Butterfield
April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine.
The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack.
Photo: Kharkov protest against U.S.-backed military attack on Ukraine anti-fascists, April 15, 2014.

After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

By Greg Butterfield

April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine.

The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack.

Photo: Kharkov protest against U.S.-backed military attack on Ukraine anti-fascists, April 15, 2014.

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Zoom Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice




Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 




Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 
An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions
By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pmEndorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War Committee, Veterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS), Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization

Minneapolis: Keep War Criminals OFF CAMPUS! Call to Protest Condoleezza Rice

Thursday, April 17 - 4:30pm 

Northrop Plaza, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Minnesota is organizing a protest on Thursday, April 17th against former National Security Advisor and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Dr. Rice will be delivering a lecture on campus at the University of Minnesota sponsored by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

In her roles within the Bush Administration, Condoleezza committed well-documented crimes against humanity, including: 

  • An Illegal Invasion of Iraq
  • War & occupation in Iraq, causing the death of thousands of civilians
  • Supporting torture in Abu Ghraib and Guantanomo Bay
  • Declaring the US exempt from the Geneva Conventions

By providing Condoleezza Rice a forum, the U is endorsing her support and approval of unilateral preemptive war, and the global degradation of human rights. 

Condoleezza Rice’s presence will not go unchallenged. 

Lecture to begin at 5pm, Rally time 4:30pm

Endorsing organizations: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP UMN),Amnesty International UMN, Whose Diversity? - Minnesota , AFSCME 3800 - UMN clerical staff union, Anti-War CommitteeVeterans for Peace Chapter 27 Minneapolis , Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) ,Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (MIRAc) , Minnesota Peace Action Coalition , National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Workers International League (WIL), Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)Welfare Rights Committee, Socialist Alternative, Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS)Minnesota Arms Spending Alternatives Project (MN ASAP) Green Party of Minnesota Freedom Road Socialist Organization

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Zoom 12 days to go before US President Obama visits the Philippines on April 28 and 29 as part of the US Military Pivot in Asia. 
Imperialism = THE WORLD IN CHAINS 
NO to Obama’s visit!
Via AnghitProp

12 days to go before US President Obama visits the Philippines on April 28 and 29 as part of the US Military Pivot in Asia. 

Imperialism = THE WORLD IN CHAINS 

NO to Obama’s visit!

Via AnghitProp

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Big Oil, Wall Street, Pentagon drive ‘New Cold War’ against Russia

By Bill Dores

The Soviet Union no longer exists. The Russian Federation is not socialist. But the U.S. military and political establishment is deliberately provoking confrontation with the largest former Soviet republic. The corporate-owned media are egging it on.

What drives this seemingly irrational course of action is the same thing that drove the President George W. Bush regime to invade Iraq in 2003: financial need. And cold economic calculation.

Not the financial need of the hungry and homeless, of the millions who need jobs at living wages, of those who can’t pay their rent or mortgage or must choose between heating and eating.

It’s the financial need of giant banks and corporations to pump up their profits, stock prices and the value of their invested capital amid a global economic slowdown caused by capitalist overproduction.

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