April 18, 2014

       The US Obama Administration, and NATO, supported by the EU  go to war against the proletarian centers of Eastern Ukraine. They ordered their  stooges in Kiev to send army troops, tanks, helicopters, and  the  fascist stormtroopers of Svoboda and Praviy Sektor to crash  the rebellion of the working class and the resistance of  the local popular masses to the diktats of the  phony “ interim government” of pro-imperialist oligarchs and Nazis.
       On the eve of the launching of the operations, the head of the CIA John Brennan traveled to Kiev obviously to supervise the campaign of military repression of the people, while the White House, in a Press Conference, publicly “urged the government of Ukraine to go forward”  to establish “law and order”. They need urgently  the order of this barbaric “law” of the capitalist jungle   to impose the measures of social cannibalism  demanded by the IMF to transform Ukraine into a colony of US and EU capital.
        Already the number of dead and wounded in Eastern-Southern Ukraine is mounting,  while not only is the heroic  workers and popular resistance  fighting back the aggression but also the assault  has produced acts of fraternization  between the Ukrainian troops and the people as the soldiers refuse to kill women and children and  take the side of the people.
        The NATO-sponsored aggression  in Eastern-Southern  Ukraine threatens  not only  the Ukrainian people  with a bloody generalized civil war and the peoples of Ukraine and |Russia with a fratricidal war but as well all the peoples of the region, of Europe, East and West, and world peace. We have to stop them by an international mobilization of  the workers and popular movements !  
       No confidence can be placed in   the secret diplomacy between the rulers of US, EU, Russia, and Ukraine, which works as a smokescreen for geopolitical games and  negotiations between imperialists and oligarchs competing at the cost of the peoples themselves in Ukraine, Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, and all over the world.  The  Geneva agreement of Aprtil 17 has as an immediate aim the political, first of all  disarming of the workers insurrection of the Donbas region , which is declared “illegal”, while the Nazi gangs of Praviy Sektor and Svoboda  are an  integral part of the Kiev “government” , and  they are already included in the “legal” framework of the Ukrainian police and militia. Neither the Kremlin nor the oligarchs  but the international working class is the real  class ally of the Ukrainian workers.  
            Our destinies are interconnected, and we have to take them into our hands. We have to fight together  the same enemies:  the US/NATO  imperialism and its warmongers ,  the IMF, the  EU, and their draconian plans, the oligarchs in all the post -soviet space served by Ukrainian or Great Russian nationalism, ethnic and religious hatred, the new rise of antisemitism and fascism.

           The so-called elections on May 25 is a sickening fraud as it would take place under a non legitimate, dictatorial regime,  born out of a coup, under a coalition government of oligarchs and Nazis,  and under the threat of tanks. We call for a boycott of such “elections”.
       The fake Verkhovna Rada  of oligarchic Mafias that just loudly applauded the killings in Mariupol  has to be immediately  dissolved. Workers  Councils have to be formed  everywhere and elect delegates to a new, real Verkhovna Rada,  in a united, independent, socialist Ukraine ruled by the Councils of its workers and people and not by gangsters at the pay of Washington, Berlin, or Brussels.
        We call all the workers organizations, parties of the Left, social movements of resistance and for emancipation all over the world, to mobilize urgently by all means(demonstrations, pickets, meetings, leafleting  etc.) to stop the criminal military aggression against the people in Eastern -Southern Ukraine.
        Particularly in Europe and the USA, we must not forget that the main enemy is at home: the same ruling classes in Europe and America  that want to transform  Ukraine and all the former Soviet space into their colonies, already they starve their own peoples by permanent ‘austerity’, and mass unemployment. We are all Ukrainians!
           Let us make the coming Mayday 2014 an International Day of Solidarity to the people of Ukraine against the dictatorial regime in Kiev and its masters in the West.
         Let us everybody hear our voice, the voice of the international working class:
            Non pasaran! Peace to the people- Power to the workers Councils!

                                                                                     April 18, 2014
Savas Michael-Matsas, on behalf of the EEK, Greece

Sungur Savran, on behalf of the DIP, Turkey

Iosif Abramson , on behalf of the Leningrad Regional Council of AMO, Russia,

Matyas  Benyik, Board member of Karl Marx Society of Budapest, Hungary

Hillel Ticktin, Professor Emeritus of Glasgow University, Scotland, editor of  the Marxist journal Critique

Dimitris Mizaras, on behalf of the Marxist Workers League(MTL), Finland

Yury Shakhin. Against the Current, Ukraine

Jorge Altamira – Partido Obrero Argentina

Néstor Pitrola, Pablo López diputados nacionales de PO-Frente de Izquierda Argentina

Marcelo Ramal, Claudio del Pla, Gabriela Cerrano, Julio Quintana, Martin Dalmau, Tito Fresina, Andrea – legisladores provinciales de PO-Frente de Izquierda Argentina

Osvaldo Coggiola, Professor of the University of  Sao Paulo,
member of the National Committee of the University Professors National Union of Brazil

Jeremy Lester, political philosopher, editor of Counter-Hegemony, Britain

Calliope Rigopoulou, professor, University of Athens, Greece

Giagkos Andreadis, professor, Panteion University, Athens, Greece

Bertell Ollman, Professor , Dept. of Politics, NYU , New York, United States
Tamas Krausz, historian, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary

RobertoYépez, Opción Obrera, CRFI, Venezuela  

Said Gafourov, economist, journalist(Pravda), Moscow, Russia

Monika Karbowska, militant of the Anticapitalist Left, Polande

Boris Ikhlov,  secretary  of executive committee of Russian political union“Worker”

Alexandr Sidorov, chief of trade union committee of Perm worker’ trade union “Defence, employment, lawfulness”

Mitchel Cohen, Brooklyn Greens/Green Party of New York (for identification purposes), NY, USA

Ana Bazac, Professor, University of Bucharest, Romania

Suzi Weissman, Professor of Politics, Saint Mary’s College of California, Editorial boards Critique, Against the Current and broadcast journalist, “Beneath the Surface with Suzi Weissman” KPFK Los Angeles,USA.

Ewa Groszewska, militant of the feminist movement and of the anti-capitalist left, Poland

Rafael Fernandez, Chairman of the Partido de los Trabajadores, Uruguay

Luís Guilherme Tarragô Giordano, Fábio Macedônio,  Carlos Castro, Sérgio Miguel, Eugênio Borges, Raul Giordano, Antonio Carlos Tarragô Giordano, Fredi Zapeloni, Alfeu B. Goulart       -Tribuna Classista, Brasil

Aleksei Prigarin, AMO-Moscow

Tatyana Ivanovna Filimonova, AMO-Leningrad

Darja Mitina, Left Front, OKP( United Communist Party)