Sunday, January 26, 2014

NESTOR MAKHNO brave heart of Ukraine.Bella Ciao.

Autonomous Workers’ Union, Kiev: Statement on the Current Political Situation

The laws which were passed on January 16th showed that the
faction of the ruling class which now controls the government is ready
to install a reactionary bourgeois dictatorship on the model of the
Latin American regimes of the 1970s. The “dictatorship laws” criminalize
any protest and limit the freedom of speech; also, they establish
responsibility for “extremism”. Parliamentary mouthpieces of the class
dictatorship of corrupted bureaucracy and monopolist bourgeoisie are the
Party of Regions and the so called “Communist” Party of Ukraine which
has long ago become a political force serving interests of capital.

The Ukrainian repressive system leans on the police apparatus and
street gangs of pro-government stormtroopers. Sometimes such
paramilitary structures are commanded by retired police officers. Death
squads are also in action. According to confirmed information, two
people were kidnapped from a hospital and tortured. One of them died in a
forest. Special forces use pinpoint firing against protesters, and not
only from traumatic guns. One of the killed, according to a photo of his
body, was shot in his heart. According to all indications he was a
victim of a sniper. In the morning of January 23 the number of the
killed constituted from 5 to 7 persons. And we don’t know the real scale
of violence.

The ideology of the ruling regime is a mixture of Putin-style
nationalism, conspiracy theories and conviction in their right, as
elite, to rule over stupid populace. Groups of support to Berkut (the
main riot police force) in social networks are full of anti-Semitic
articles which claim that the opposition leaders are Jews and want to
vitiate the people by legalizing same-sex marriages. This hardly differs
from the rhetoric of Ukrainian right radicals.

Over the last days not only the far right confront the government,
but also people of more moderate views. And they constitute the majority
of the protesters. Many of them are indifferent to nationalism or
negatively predisposed to it. Many of them don’t support integration
into the EU. People go into the streets to protest against police
violence. And a significant part of them is unenthusiastic or even
skeptical about the clashes in the Grushevskogo street. Often one can
hear that right radicals are a “Trojan horse” of Yanukovych and special
services, designed to discredit the protest. Certainly there would be
many more Kievites participating in the protests if there was a way to
take those idiots useful to the government out of the streets. Top of
their demands is to give them jobs in the Security Service of Ukraine after the “victorious revolution”.

Anarchists ought to participate in demonstrations and pickets which
are dedicated to defense of the rights and freedoms usurped by the laws
of January 16th. It makes sense to take action at one’s
workplace or neighborhood and to help sabotage the dictatorship’s
decisions. There’s not much sense in participating in the activities in
Grushevskogo street, which were meaningless from the very beginning.
These activities only give the government pretty picture for television
and enable it to identify radical elements by locating mobile phones and
In the case of the opposition’s victory, as well as in the case of
the government’s victory we’ll have to wage long and hard war against
any of those regimes. This should be understood. We need to gather
forces in order to start propagating our own libertarian and proletarian
agenda in Ukrainian politics.
No gods, no masters! No nations, no borders!
Autonomous Workers’ Union, Kiev local
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