Prime Minister of the breakaway republic said that the majority of enterprises in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) will be owned by the state.
Alexander Zakharchenko made a statement that the main enterprise located in the territory, which is controlled by militias, will be nationalized.
He said this at a meeting with voters in Novozavodskaya held at a local recreation center. In addition, the DNR prime minister said that in the interim, the republic has taken over management of three major enterprises, among them two plants owned by oligarch Rinat Akhmetov.
Zakharchenko also promised residents that the DNR state regulation of prices of some basic food products, as well as introduction of a “vacation credit” for the residents of the breakaway republic. This concept means that while fighting is taking place on the territory of the DNR, the mortgage payments are suspended.
Earlier, the head of the breakaway republic said that the DNR would work to restore the coal industry , because this industry is fundamental to the economy of the People’s Republic. According to him, if the Donbass ceases supplying coal to the Ukraine, “rolling blackouts will begin” there. He also assured people of Donetsk will be provided free fuel during the winter.
Granted, these are campaign promises, but still, what a contrast to the political rhetoric of junta-occupied Ukraine.
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By Scott Williams
The author is a national coordinator and organizer of FIST – Fight Imperialism, Stand Together.
October 17 - I am writing to let everyone know that the FBI visited my father today with the intention of questioning me about my trip to Syria as an international election observer for the 2014 Syrian Presidential Elections.
In June 2014, I visited Syria (link http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/06/05/syrian-people-elect-president-wide-margin-amid-insurgent-attacks/) with the objective of learning the truth about the situation there. This trip was entirely legal and well documented. I visited along with observers representing 32 countries, many of which were members of Parliament and representatives of local governments in countries such as Bolivia, Brazil, Uganda, and beyond. Since then, I have reported on my trip in public meetings at the United Nations, as well as in Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Albany, NY, and where I live in Philadelphia, PA.
Since 2007, I have been a committed anti-war activist with many organizations, including Students for a Democratic Society, the International Action Center and several others. The FBI mentioned me as an activist with FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together), of which I am one of the national coordinators.
Why is the FBI coming after me? The FBI’s attempt to question me is not only an attack on me, it is an attack on anyone who chooses to travel the world and seek a perspective that is not represented by the corporate media. The US depends on misinformation and huge lies to perpetrate their crimes abroad. Yet the FBI has picked the wrong person, since I have strong friends and allies across the US who will stand with me in the fight against unjust government repression.
This visit is a continuation of the FBI’s attack on anti-war and international solidarity activists. The FBI has been attempting to charge 24
anti-war and international solidarity activists with “material support of terrorism.” These activist are targeted because have been targeted and face potential long term jail sentences. Please take a moment to look at the (link http://www.stopfbi.net/) site for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, the organization that has fought to defend these 24, as well as Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh. This is a
strong example of the political fightback that is needed to defend activists from Government repression.
These activists are not alone in their treatment. Since 2001, hundreds of Muslim men in the USA have been victims of entrapment, harassment, and false imprisonment simply for their religion.
A huge blast has rocked a chemical factory in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the city council says on its website. The blast wave reportedly shattered windows in houses in a radius of several kilometers.
The explosion reportedly took place at 12:10pm local time.
Local militia has said that the plant was targeted by a tactical Tochka-U missile (SS-21 Scarab). RT’s team in Donetsk is trying to verify this information.
After a massive Ukrainian missile attack on a chemical plant in Donetsk October 20, Prime Minister Alexander Zaharachenko declared the Minsk ceasefire terminated.
UPDATED: Kyiv propaganda has invented a law criminalizing homosexuality which they claimed has been adopted by LPR, Luhansk People’s Republic.
This law was allegedly drafted by a LPR deputy, Khokhlov, from the Communist Party. However Borotba activists managed to contact him and he denied that such a law existed or was ever drafted, as Kyiv media claimed. There is no such a draft on the website of the LPR either; such a bill was never adopted, debated, voted or even introduced on the agenda.
The source of this lie is a pro-Kyiv nationalist journalist Vsevolod Filimonenko, who wrote a post on his Facebook about it. Vsevolod Filimonenko is actually an activist of one of Ukrainian neo-nazis parties, Radical Party whose leader is Oleh Lyashko. He is officially the assistant of O. Lyashko. Such lies are constantly used by Kyiv propaganda, based on the fact that nobody questions their assertions in the West, to discredit by any means the resistance in the east towards Kyiv’s state terrorism, and war against the local population in the east of the country, “vatniks”, “internal occupants”, “colorado Beetle”, “genetic scum” or “Moskali” as they refer to them. Below you may see how Kyiv lied about this non-existent law.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine expresses its solidarity with the Kurdish resistance in Kobane struggling to defend themselves and their community from the reactionary armed group, ISIS, whose entry into our region has been facilitated and supported by imperialist powers and their lackeys.
Comrade Khaled Barakat said that “All Palestinian and Arab revolutionary forces should unify their efforts to support the struggle of the Kurdish resistance in Kobane against ISIS and their imperialist supporters.”
On October 8, a group of half a dozen well built Ukrainian far right thugs attempted to disrupt a meeting in commemoration of the Odessa massacre at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain, but were repelled by the students.They were carrying flags of far right Svoboda party as well as Ukrainian flags and were very aggressive towards those present.
The students confronted them and kicked them out with shouts of “Fuera fascistas de la universidad” (“Fascists out of the university”). To the students’ surprise, the thugs left in cars with Ukrainian diplomatic plates.