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Ukraine: Bloodshed in Kiev

February 20, 2014

What lies behind the Ukraine crisis? Rob Jones, from Socialism Today (March edition, No.176) Massive protests are rocking Ukraine once again. President Yanukovich’s riot police have violently clashed with protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square. To...

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A revolt of workers, students, the jobless and war veterans has swept across Bosnia Herzegovina, in protest at dire economic and social conditions and institutionalised ethnic division. The protests began in the northern town of...

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J. Hird, Socialismo Revolucionario (CWI in Spain) Seething anger at the dire economic situation, political corruption, mass unemployment and poverty has boiled over in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In three days of lightening-speed struggle by workers...

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Rob Jones, Moscow When the International Olympic Committee awarded the 2014 winter Olympics to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, eyebrows were raised at the cost of $12 billion. Now it has been revealed...

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A violent stand-off between protesters and riot police continues in Kiev, with unrest spreading to other parts of Ukraine. Crowds have stormed and occupied administrative buildings in Lviv, Lutskthe and elsewhere in the west of...

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A violent stand-off between protesters and riot police continues in Kiev, with unrest spreading to more than a dozen regional centres in other parts of Ukraine. Over the last week, crowds stormed and occupied administrative...

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Economic crisis deepens and dangers of authoritarianism Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow The new Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich is due to be inaugurated this week. He won the election two weeks ago, with just under 49%...

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Five years after ‘Orange Revolution’ “victory” Elite factions struggle for riches, while working people suffer Rob Jones, CWI, Moscow According to the credit rating agency CMA, the chance that the Ukraine will default on its...

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Former ‘Orange Revolution’ allies in fierce power struggle Niall Mulholland, CWI As economic crisis engulfs Ukraine, the country’s prime minister, Yulia Tymoschenko, and the president, Viktor Yushchenko, are engaged in a fierce power struggle, centered...

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Once more, Orange and Blue political blocs clash Rob Jones, Moscow That the Ukraine is still far from being a stable parliamentary democracy is demonstrated by the events of the last few days. Last Monday...

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