Euromaidan

Moscow Autonomous Action on the Ukrainian war

This text was written as an answer to our foreign friends' questions about situation in the Eastern Ukraine and Russian anarchists' attitude towards that. We hope it will be of use to everybody interested in these matters.
The situation is complex and controversial and you should understand that the text below does not (and can't) reflect the opinion of all Russian anti-fascists and anti-capitalists. We discussed this within our group, but even here we have a couple of contradicting points of view.

Neither Ukrainian nor Russian! - Tridni Valka

Statement against both Ukrainian and Russian nationalisms by Tridni Valka (Class War).

Ukraine: nothing to expect from Europe or Russia

As we promised already a few weeks ago, here we finally publish the English translation of the OCL text, originally available in French on http://oclibertaire.free.fr/spip.php?article1506. Very interesting text especially because of its materialist and non-idealist method that analyzes the movement, its process and its dynamics, only after it tackles its weaknesses, its lacks, the illusions of its protagonists, their ideologies, nationalism, the influence of far right, etc.

'Libertarian in spirit': the left and Maidan

Activists met in Kyiv to discuss the lessons of their participation in the Maidan movement. This report is by Kirill Buketov of the Global Labour Institute. We do not necessarily agree with its contents but we reproduce it for reference.

Eastern Ukraine conflict: against the regime in Kiev and the junta in the east - Autonomous Workers Union

As Ukraine slides towards civil war, anarchist group Autonomous Workers Union appeals to the working class to reject both sides and instead fight for their common class interests.

To citizens of Ukraine and the world: no war in Ukraine!

An open letter from Oleg Yasinsky, a Ukrainian socialist, to his fellow Ukrainians arguing against the slide towards civil war. We do not agree with his essentially liberal nationalist politics, however reproduce this text as a local voice against war.

Anarchism in the context of civil war

On Friday, the 2nd of May, the House of Trade Unions in Odessa caught on fire. Altogether at least 42 people lost their lives during the clashes in the city, most of them in the fire and the others in streetfights. This is an account of the tragedy.

Statement on the Odessa tragedy - Autonomous Workers Union

An account and analysis of the clashes in Odessa earlier this week between rival groups of Ukrainian and pro-Russian nationalists in which more than 40 people were killed, by the Kiev group of Ukrainian anarchist organisation Autonomous Workers Union.

Ukraine: only action of the proletariat can stop nationalist war

Analysis of the situation in Ukraine as the conflict between pro-Russian and Ukrainian nationalists deepens by Trídní Válka. The English translation of this text is not great but we still feel it contains important points.

Report from a visit in Kiev in April 2014

destroyed water cannon on maidan, kiev, april 2014

It seems that many perceptions of the Maidan-uprising and the internal dynamics inside and outside the Ukraine are twisted or wrong, especially concerning the aims and direction of the movement, the involvement of the left and the role and importance of the extreme right. The reaction of the left outside of Ukraine has been hectic, superficial, paranoid... to say the least. There are no strong links between the left in Ukraine and other countries (maybe except for Russia), so many left commentators relied merely on the media propaganda. This report aims to clear up misconceptions and explain what is going on.