Roger Annis

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Roger Annis

SARU

Anti-fascists in London discussed the role of the western media in reporting the turmoil in Ukraine over the past two years at a meeting organised by Solidarity with the Antifascist Resistance in Ukraine (SARU) at the Marx Memorial Library in central London on Wednesday 15th October 2015 .

Andriy Bondarenko, a journalist for Dnipropetrovsk Pravda, and member of the Dnepropetrovsk regional assembly for the Communist Party of Ukraine, and Roger Annis, chief editor of the website New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond, based in Canada, were interviewed via Skype at the meeting.

The meeting also heard from Giles Shorter of Bristol Ukraine Anti-Fascist Solidarity (BUAFS), which has held a weekly picket of the BBC in Bristol for over a year. Giles said this was “to draw attention to the lies they tell about the conflict in the Ukraine and Donbas, and to point out how this conflicts with the vaunted status of the BBC as a paragon of objective and balanced journalism”.

The interviews were followed by a lively discussion on campaign priorities led by Alex Gordon, chair of SARU. These included protests outside the BBC and the Ukrainian Embassy, developing work with the Stop the War Campaign on the issue of British troops deployed in Ukraine to train Kiev regime troops, working with anti-fascist organisations in Britain, and the production of a dossier on the far right in Ukraine for circulation within the labour movement.[1]

Supporting Bolivian revolution

In September 2007 a statement was circulated by the blog Bolivia Rising in support of the revolutionary government of Bolivia;[2]

The democratically elected government of Bolivia's first indigenous president Evo Morales Ayma, which is heading a process of democratic change, is Washington's immediate target in Latin America today. Bolivia is in Washington's sight, not only because it is viewed as the weakest link of the growing axis of hope in the region, but because of its role as a catalyst for inspiring the struggles of indigenous peoples, regionally and internationally, for real social justice...
Now is the time for all intellectuals, union militants, solidarity activists, political parties and progressive minded individuals who believe in real justice and equality to raise their voices in defense of the Bolivian government and its people. No to US interference in Bolivia!

Signatories included;

References

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  2. [2] Bolivia Rising on Tuesday, September 18, 2007