Protests in Ukraine

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Jul 16 2014 09:05

This is not a bad text, but it has the same problem with as the previous text from the same blog. The line of division is not between the East and West but inside both, especially in the East where, according to opinion polls and opinions of my contacts there, only minority supports the separatists. So even if the analysis of the class composition of Maidan and differences between capitalism in the East and West is basically right here, the situation is more complex.

I have to take back my comment on the previous "ruthlesscritique" text being "nationalistic", as that is an exaggeration, however careless attribution of subjectivity for geographical entities easily accepts nationalistic reading of the material. I really hope people would be more careful here.

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Based on these data, it seems reasonable about why the Maidan translated the capital contradiction on national(istic) terms rather than on terms of (direct) democracy: (or potentially capital).

I do not understand this. Maidan was just as much "democratic" protest as nationalistic one, but democratic in terms of liberal, nationalistic representative model.

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Even if they had collided with the fascists on 19 February

This means "they had a fight with the fascists" as I guess collision might be the opposite as well, and it took place 19th of January, not 19th of February.

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Jul 17 2014 16:46

Hmm. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crashes in Eastern Ukraine. Kiev govt. alleges same AA capability used to shoot down AN26 Ukrainian Airforce plane a couple of days ago to blame.

"They would say that wouldn't they". Nonetheless. Civilian plane down, 295 dead. Food for conflict hawks in Washington DC.

Guardian: Malaysia Airlines plane 'crashes in Ukraine' - live

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Jul 25 2014 10:47

Ukraine - "Against social genocide"
July 24 in front of Ukraine parliament in Kiev, large rallies were held against the antisocial amendments to the budget for 2014. Trade unionists, civil society organizations, and ordinary people protested against the "social genocide", organized by the government and its patrons from Brussels. Participants of the rally raised banners: "Cut the oligarchs, not the people" and "Do not rob ordinary citizens." They demanded that the deputies did not accept the Government's proposed law 4308a amending the budget.
The bill, according to the chairman of the independent trade union "Solidarity Labor" Vitaly Makhinko, "significantly restricts the labor rights of Ukrainians and lead to further impoverishment of the people. Salaries in public sector are leave much to be desired yet , and owing to the novels of government, these workers will lose their the few social guarantees that they had »(http://laborunion.org.ua/?p=713). This union criticizes antisocial policies of government, which came to power on a wave of Maidan coup, and calls for a peaceful settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine through negotiations between the warring parties.
In an atmosphere of widespread discontent, even many members of the right-wing parties stated they will refuse to vote for the controversial bill, and then Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announced his resignation, which has not yet been adopted.
Meanwhile, the actions in the framework of the campaign "Tariff Maidan" continue, which are directed against the increase in housing and communal utility tariffs. More and more people are in favor of the abolition of the new tariffs. The tariffs are already very high, but there is will be another massive price increase. In August, the Ukrainians will receive payment orders with the new cost of hot and cold water and sanitation.
July 24 protest action was held near Kiev underground station "Heroes of Dnepr". Activists handed out leaflets and invited to express their opinion on the price increases for utilities. There was a big line of people wishing to subscribe for the abolition of new tariffs. "With each passing day, more and more people are protesting against the increase of tariffs. Sharp drop in incomes, insecurity: on this background, the increase of prices of communal services almost twice causes a substantial impact on the family budget," - said one of the activists (http://laborunion . org.ua /? p = 721)
Before this, July 21, the campaign activists collected signatures against the tariff increase near the metro station "Lesnaya". The protesters handed out leaflets with information which services and how to rise in the near future (http://laborunion.org.ua/?p=708). July 17, a similar protest was held near the metro station "Chernigovskaya" under the slogan "No tariff robbery". An "open mic" was organized for anyone who wanted to express their opinion on the tariff increases and other social issues. "The housing rent will make up a half of salary. But you have also to eat, and something to drive to work and to help sick parents. And what price id to prepare the kids to school!", Olga from Kiev said, signing against raising tariffs (http://laborunion.org.ua/?p=703). July 16, similar action was carried out at the metro station "Darnitsa" (http://laborunion.org.ua/?p=700), July 15, near the metro station "Levoberezhnaya" (http://laborunion.org.ua/? p = 694). Activists promised to continue to collect signatures in other areas of Kiev. Similar protests have passed near the metro station "Kharkovskaya", "Pozniaky" and "Osokorky".

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Jul 31 2014 10:58

UKRAINE - PROYESTS AGAINST THE WAR!

In some regions of Western Ukraine, the riots emerged against the mobilization and war in the east of the country. There are reports about various protests primarily from Bukovina and Transcarpathia. Their participants clearly state that they don`t n want to die and to kill in the name of the interests of the oligarchy and the Kiev authorities.

Riots began to break out after the July 24 the Presidential Decree of Poroshenko came in force about the third wave of mobilization in the military forces of the country to continue the war in the Eastern regions.

The habitants of small village Voloka in the Chernivtsi region received 50 call-up papers to the army, which caused the anger of local residents. The video filmed on July 24 in this village is actively spreading in social networks. Villagers actively expressed their anger and resentment against the army mobilization of his fellow villagers for the war in the so-called "anti-terrorist operation" (ATO) in the East. Mothers, wives, daughters, sisters of recruits with tear in eyes require from the government of Ukraine to stop the ATO and the mobilization.

"We do not want war, we were not looking for war. Let them go fight those who actively yelling at the Maidan. We are one village, we are one family, and we will not let any of our fight!" - Says a young resident of the village.

"They begun - let themselves resolve. We will die but we will not give our children. They must understand it and don`t come here with their call-up papers", - the old woman said.

The military commissioner came to the villagers, and after the half-hour debate, it was decided to write a collective statement to the Governor and to the Parliament. A statement was signed by almost the entire village.

Military Commissioner of local recruiting office considers that the actions of the villagers are quite justified: "It is clear that no one wants to go to the zone of ATO where hostilities are. See how the authorities will react to the collective appeal of citizens" (http://www.dialog.ua / news / 10839_1406469968)

July 25 relatives of recruits blocked the road near of the Carpathian village Korovia. Their main demand was to end the mobilization, as well as to send to war not the common people, but the sons of authorities (http://lifenews.ru/news/137304)

In the city Novoselytsa of Chernivtsi region, during a rally against the mobilization there was a fight between protesters and a member of district council Ivan Popadyuk. Corresponding video appeared on the Internet, the protest was held outside the recruiting office demanding an end to the mobilization in the region. From the council member, who came out to the protesters, most people demanded to go to war.

"Go and fight," - cried the protesters to him. During the scuffle, women grabbed the council member on the hair, beat him with hands and rolled posters. Later, the police intervened and stopped the fight (http://polemika.com.ua/news-150925.html)

Partial mobilization was suspended in Mukachevo (Transcarpathian region). Mukachevo military commissar, Colonel Alexander Moszkowski declared about it in his address to his countrymen. According to him, representatives of the military office, city authorities and the public have come to a compromise on the problems of partial mobilization in Transcarpathia. Military Commissioner assured that nobody was and will be sent in the zone of ATO in the near future. Moreover, according to the Commissioner, during the third wave of mobilization none of Mukachevo habitants was drafted into the Ukrainian army.

Note that in Mukachevo there were mass protests against the mobilization. In particular, the residents of Transcarpathia blocked the road with the requirement not to send their sons and husbands in the area of ATO (http://polemika.com.ua/news-150910.html)

Source - http://www.aitrus.info/node/3875

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Aug 16 2014 16:42

Neither Ukrainian nor Russian! – Let’s develop our own camp, the third camp, that of social revolution!
http://libcom.org/news/neither-ukrainian-nor-russian-16082014

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Aug 19 2014 08:27

PATRIOTIC PSEUDO-"ANARCHIST" FROM KIEV HAS A SINGLE HOPE: NATO`S AID
Frank writings of AWU leader Zadiraka

"... NATO could provide tanks, helicopters and battleplanes to more Russians return to home... The NATO countries, for example USA and Britain, should organize supplies of good useful weapon as in the lend-lease time... (It is necessary) to defend the peace in Europe. The more Russian "loads 200" (the coded notation of transports with dead bodies of soldiers in the Russian army, - transl.), the more lasting peace in Europe... Isn`t Russian Federation the threat to peace in Europe?... This method worked good before 1945. The more Russian mercenaries and soldiers of invasion army will be killed, the more quick Russia will became conscious. They in Russia like to be killed... For the world, it would be better without Russia... After the war, there will no longer be either Russian Federation or Ukraine. Feel sorry for Ukraine and Russia, but it is obviously the only way to save the world from Russian fascist idiotism... It is no Ukraine who begun this war -- it was Russia who wanted "to save himself from NATO bases"... The peace-makers vultures who hypocritical "pity" the victim of aggression are more abominable than warmongers... There is no conflict between the East and the Center in Ukraine. It is for a long time already only the pure fascist intervention of Russia... There was a denazification (after the WW2, - transl.), and Russia is needed the same procedure... The only warmonger is Russia. If you want to stop it, you must kill the Scumbag (abusive designation for Putin, - transl.)" (https://www.facebook.com/volodimir.zadiraka/posts/766292013409541)

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Oct 24 2014 15:57

Independent.ie: 'Darth Vader' goes to polls in Ukraine and wants to turn state into 'galactic empire'

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Dressed in full Star Wars regalia, Darth Alekseyevich Vader prowls the streets of Kiev atop his black campaign van wooing voters with promises to turn Ukraine into a "galactic empire".
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So serious is he about his mission that he even legally changed his name to Darth Vader ahead of the elections - he was previously known as Viktor Shevchenko.
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The electrician insists his Internet Party is serious business.
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Flanked by Stormtroopers and shrouded in white fumes, Vader explained that his top goal is to computerise all government business.
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"When I get to parliament, I will expel all the deputies. They have proven their uselessness," he said. "Computers will work in their place and they will fulfil their functions without cease."
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Oct 25 2014 01:46

Are those the same guys who raided tobacco shops they thought were fronts for drug dealers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgr7D73uOg