Brent and Harrow LRC Resolution of Affiliation to Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine
05/08/2014 by socialistfight
Kiev regime’s Azov Battalion’s Nazi emblems
Passed at its meeting of 4 August 2014: 9 for none against no abstentions.
This Brent and Harrow LRC resolves to affiliate to the Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine because we agree with the aims of the campaign:
- We are against the UK and Western governments’ backing for the far-right regime in Kiev that is seeking to impose EU/IMF austerity on the whole of the Ukrainian working class.
- We oppose the planned NATO exercises in Ukraine.
- We demand that the killers of 48 people at the House of Trade Unions in Odessa on May 2nd be brought to justice.
- We are against attacks on democratic rights and the repression of left-wing organisations.
- We support the antifascist resistance in Ukraine.
Events in Ukraine will have a decisive impact on developments in the region and throughout Europe. The political block of neoliberals, the far-right and neo-Nazi’s that make up the Kiev regime, with the political and financial support of the U.S., the IMF and the EU, continues the unabated murderous campaign against Southeast Ukraine.
The only authentic rival against the government of Kiev at the moment is the struggle of resistance conducted mainly but not only in the Southeast Ukraine. We have absolutely no expectation and trust in Putin, who is solely interested in securing the interests of Russian capitalism and the Russian participation in sharing the profits of international capital in Ukraine; he is not interested in the defence of the Ukrainian working class from the fascist attack. However the events in Ukraine combine open imperialist intervention with the leading role of the fascists as a battering ram. A general denunciation of fascism and massacres in Odessa and elsewhere is not enough. The equation of the two contending sides within Ukraine only serves the propaganda of Western imperialism and the Kiev regime The logic of equidistance between the regime, the government of Kiev and the fascists from one side and antifascists and minorities on the other side (as the two warring factions within Ukraine) is unacceptable.
We support the anti-government and anti-fascist uprising in Southeast Ukraine; we are fighting for its victory against the government of Kiev. We support the right of self-determination of these areas. We support the common struggle of the working class of Ukraine, regardless of ethnicity and religion. We condemn unequivocally the so-called “anti-terror campaign” carried out by the regime of Kiev supported by the Americans and Europeans imperialists.
We stand for the smashing of the raiding battalions of the “Right Sector” and the fascist “National Guard”. We condemn the undivided support the British government gives the Kiev regime. We express our solidarity and our support to comrades of the Borotba Union who have been forced underground by the Kiev’s regime and who are fighting heroically; they lost two of their comrades in the fascist massacre of the 48 in the Union House in Odessa on 2 Ma. They are an important force seeking to coordinate and organise the anti-government and anti-fascist struggle.
It is necessary to organize a campaign of solidarity with the beleaguered inhabitants, the striking workers, minorities, the anti-fascists and leftist fighters of Southeast Ukraine. It is necessary to change the climate of numbness and embarrassment that exists under the pressure of imperialist propaganda. It is urgent to develop in Britain and in Europe, in the whole world, a movement of solidarity with the South Ukraine and especially the anti-fascists and leftist fighters of this struggle.
We seek the widest possible expansion and co-organization the campaign nationally and internationally to support the anti-government and anti-fascist struggle of the South and East Ukraine and we seek the defeat of the regime of Kiev and its imperialist patrons.
At the same time US-EU governments keep silent and support the murderous regime; so does a part of the European left that has refused to call for the defeat of NATO.