Committee for the Liberation of Odessa condemns the arrest of anti-fascist activist Vlad Wojciechowski
Second photo shows Vlad Wojciechowski (in the foreground in a torn T-shirt) after the attack on the Odessa House of Trade Unions, May 2, 2014
We demand the immediate release of political prisoner Vladislav Wojciechowski!
Please contact the nearest Ukrainian embassy or consulate and the White House in Washington, D.C., to demand Vladislav Wojciechowski’s immediate release. Let them know you hold Ukrainian President Peter Poroshenko and U.S. President Barack Obama responsible for his safety. (Contact info below)
Last night, activist Vladislav Wojciechowski of the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle) was detained in Odessa. According to Borotba, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is ready to charge Vladislav with “terrorism.” During the search of the apartment where he lived, explosives were planted.
Nazi “self-defense” paramilitaries participated in his arrest. Vladislav was beaten, and it is possible that a confession was beaten out of him under torture. Currently, he is in SBU custody.
Vladislav Wojciechowski was at the House of Trade Unions May 2. He survived the massacre but suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of the neo-Nazi militants.
The arrest of Vladislav Wojciechowski shows that the Poroshenko regime is not interested in civil peace, but continues to arrest activists for political reasons.
In the U.S., contact: Igor Sybiga, Chief of the Consulate General of Ukraine in New York, 240 E. 49th St., New York, NY 10017; phone: 212-371-6965; fax: 212-371-5547; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: ny.mfa.gov.ua.
White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414; Comment line: 202-456-1111; submit messages of protest to President Obama online athttp://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments.
Syria and its allies Russia and Iran warned on Thursday that any United States air strike on Syrian soil to defeat the Islamic State (IS) would not be legal.
The warning came one day after President Barack Obama announced he will authorize to expand the current attacks over IS positions in Iraq to Syria.
President Obama also insisted that the United States and its allies will not cooperate with the current Syrian government to fight against IS and that they will provide new equipment to the moderate rebels who try to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“Any kind of action executed without the consent of the Syrian government will be taken as an attack to Syria,” Ali Haida, the Syrian minister for National reconciliation, warned Monday.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry questioned the international coalition of about 20 countries that support the U.S. strategy against IS.
The coalition “is shrouded in serious ambiguities and there are severe misgivings about its determination to sincerely fight the root causes of terrorism,” said the Foreign Affairs Ministry, The Guardian reported.
Meanwhile, a Russian official asserted that Moscow will not support any international military action inside Syria without the approval of the United Nations Security Council.
“Any actions executed without the UN Security Council approval will be taken as an act of aggression, a gross violation of international law,” said a spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
China, who along with Russia has blocked several UN resolutions against Assad government, said that it supported the fight against terror but that the national sovereignty should be respected.
Never forget the working class’s 9/11
September 11, 1973: U.S.-backed military coup in Chile overthrows the elected socialist government of Salvador Allende. At least 60,000 people were killed in the ensuing fascist terror under General Augusto Pinochet.
I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?
Idk why tumblr slept on this all day.
This shit is of upmost importance
gee maybe because they’re primarily people of color?
Statement by Union Borotba (Struggle):
Sept. 5, 2014 – The parliamentary elections on October 26 are doomed to become a nationalist farce held in an atmosphere of chauvinist hysteria. Many right-wing parties and all sorts of militaristic “Civil Initiatives” will attempt to break into Parliament. They still have their winter dreams of big money and power, and now see the elections as their only chance. So the Nazis, represented by the “Freedom” party [Svoboda], demand the elections be held at any cost — even if the country is under martial law.
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Behind the Red Line: Ukraine Civil War in Photos
Photo exhibit of civilian suffering in the Ukraine with analysis and a dedication to slain photojournalist Andrei Stenin. September 4, 2014 in New York City.