May 8 is celebrated all over the world as a day of victory over Nazism that caused millions of losses and much suffering to many people of the world. However, now we see that neo-Nazism raises its head again. Far-right groups and parties are striving to power in many countries. Their members unleash real terror against the dissenters, migrants, the ‘others’, leftwing and anti-fascist activists.
We have to stop the rise fascism again – that’s our duty to stop it till it is not too late.
On May 2, 2014 in Ukrainian city Odessa neo-Nazis and far-right groups unleashed a real massacre. Far-right paramilitaries burned alive and beaten to death 46 local residents in the ‘House of Trade-Unions’. They brutally finished off the wounded, shouting ‘Glory to the nation’ and ‘Ukraine is above all’. The neo-Nazis were brought together by authorities so that to eliminate the opponents – anti-fascists, members of leftwing organizations and dissenters among ordinary citizens.
It happened in ‘Trade-Union house’ on May 2 – the day when Adolf Hitler's storm troopers occupied all trade union headquarters across Germany in 1933, and union leaders were arrested and put in prison or concentration camps.
New Ukrainian authorities that violently seized power in February include many representatives of far-right and pro-fascist parties – in fact it’s the most far-right government in post-WWII Europe. Current authorities openly justify Nazis and Nazi-collaborators movement responsible for genocide in WWII. And it’s not surprising that new government immediately released all neo-Nazis that were earlier convicted for racist murders. The government of far-rights and oligarchs willingly uses death squads of openly neo-Nazi groups like Right Sector so that to suppress the people’s indignation.
And the recent tragedy in Odessa – when our comrade anti-fascist Andrey Brazhevsky was brutally killed by fascists - is only one episode in the campaign of neo-Nazi terror. Being whitewashed in media and endorsed by some governments – far-right squads feel their total impunity in Ukraine.
That’s why we call all the anti-fascist forces to condemn the neo-Nazis and to honor the victims of Nazi-terror in Ukraine on May 8 before Ukrainian embassies.
The neo-Nazis should be stopped in Ukraine and everywhere.
Down with all kinds of nationalism and fascism!
Long live international solidarity!
Nazism – never again!