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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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Boris Kagarlitsky: Ukraine's uprising against NATO, neoliberals and oligarchs
Interview by Feyzi Ismail, Counterfire
What should the left in the West be doing and how should we be developing solidarity movements?
We have to build solidarity campaigns but they have to be linked up with other solidarity campaigns to broaden the struggle. I think it would be nice if we flew the flag of Novorossiya together with the flag of Palestine, for example. Solidarity campaigns shouldn’t be isolated from one another, they have to be integrated.
Non-military tasks are emerging, and doctors, engineers, solidarity workers and humanitarian programmes are needed, like in other places. People must go to the region to see how much damage has been caused by the war, and there must be material help provided, training and education and so on. We in Russia can help facilitate that. There are already volunteers from France and Spain but I don’t think more fighters are needed; rather, solidarity workers are needed, people who will help with reconstruction, especially as government troops are pushed away and areas are liberated.
Going forward I think opolchenie must score more victories, and Russian society must develop more solidarity movements together with Western societies, which also have to do the same. I think we have to look at these events in the same way as we look at Palestine, for example.
There are all sorts of contradictions inside the movement, just as in Palestine – it’s not a homogenous movement. Not every single element of the movement is progressive. The same is true in Novorossiya. It’s not a homogenous, progressive, revolutionary movement; it’s a coalition, which involves different elements. The movement started with people protecting the statues of Lenin, some of them fly red flags and so on but there are elements of Russian nationalism, and also there are more conservative elements who want Novorossiya to be like Ukraine before the crisis. We have to support the left inside Novorossiya and inside opolchenie. They are getting stronger but they need our support and solidarity.
And we must also import this Ukrainian revolutionary movement into Russia, which we are doing with some degree of success - because there are more and more people involved in the solidarity movement, which is becoming a force of its own and is already beginning to influence Russian politics and Russian public opinion. That means that we have to build solidarity across the frontier, and we have to link up these solidarity movements in Russia with the anti-war, anti-Nato, and anti-imperialist movements in the West.
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Zoom First African volunteer to join the NAF (Novorossiyan Armed Forces) in Donbass.
Via South Front

First African volunteer to join the NAF (Novorossiyan Armed Forces) in Donbass.

Via South Front

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Zoom Northern Dublin
Via KFA Ireland

Northern Dublin

Via KFA Ireland

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Zoom Not one more deportation!
Via Ronnie Riots

Not one more deportation!

Via Ronnie Riots

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Giant Palestinian Flag Unfurled From Manhattan Bridge To Protest Israeli Attacks On Gaza

An enormous Palestinian flag was unfurled from the south side of the Manhattan Bridge earlier this evening as protesters marched across the nearby Brooklyn Bridge to protest Israeli attacks in Gaza. The flag, which bore writing that read “Boycott, Divest, Sanction,” hung from the bridge for at least 30 minutes before it was removed.

The march began in Brooklyn at Cadmen Plaza and was bound for NYPD headquarters, where, organizers say, a demonstration would draw “attention to the unequivocal support of Israel by NYC’s political elite, despite overwhelming condemnation from the international community… connecting Palestinian resistance to Israeli aggression to recent struggles in the U.S. against highly militarized police departments. Many of these same police departments have trained and shared ‘tactics’ with the Israeli government, including the New York City and St. Louis, Missouri Police Departments, most recently on display in Ferguson, Missouri.”

Photos by Josmar Trujillo

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Houston, Texas: March and rally in solidarity with the Ferguson uprising, August 20, 2014.

"Whose streets? Our streets! Took over the streets in Third Ward, marching in solidarity with Ferguson, from the HPD cop shop on West Grey and St. Emanuel and through the hood. We out-smarted the cops who were trying to block the streets and keep us on the sidewalks. HPD, out of our community!”

Report and photos by Gloria Rubac

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Zoom Those who condemn “outside agitators” are actually attacking solidarity. The oppressors want to keep every struggle isolated. Solidarity is the people’s strongest weapon.

#Ferguson

Those who condemn “outside agitators” are actually attacking solidarity. The oppressors want to keep every struggle isolated. Solidarity is the people’s strongest weapon.

#Ferguson

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Zoom Man waving a Palestinian flag in #Ferguson “because they supported St. Louis.” 
Via Steven Hsieh 謝章仁

Man waving a Palestinian flag in “because they supported St. Louis.”

Via Steven Hsieh 謝章仁

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Zoom Manila, Philippines: March on the U.S. Embassy demands ‘Stop the war on Gaza!’, August 13, 2014.
Photo by Buhay Manggagawa

Manila, Philippines: March on the U.S. Embassy demands ‘Stop the war on Gaza!’, August 13, 2014.

Photo by Buhay Manggagawa

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