REMEMBER ODESSA, DEMAND JUSTICE
4 Years Since the Massacre of Anti-Fascists in Ukraine
Wednesday, May 2 – 5:30 pm
Times Square U.S. Army Recruiting Station
West 43rd St. & 7th Avenue, New York City
On May 2, 2014, neo-Nazis attacked activists in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. More than 40 anti-fascists were shot, beaten to death, and burned alive in the House of Trade Unions. The massacre came less than three months after a violent, U.S.-backed coup overthrew the elected government of Ukraine and installed a right-wing dictatorship.
The Odessa attack was a precursor to the outrage in Charlottesville, Va., last year, when white supremacists invaded that city and murdered anti-racist protester Heather Heyer. The Odessa killers continue to walk free, despite ample video and photographic evidence of their guilt. Instead, victims who survived were put on trial – just as young African American man DeAndre Harris has been put on trial after surviving a white supremacist attack in Charlottesville.
Washington’s puppet government in Kiev has blocked the investigation of the Odessa massacre and covered up the facts. President Trump and Congress recently removed the last restrictions on selling heavy weaponry to Ukraine. The Ukrainian army and fascist military gangs have already killed more than 10,000 people in the Donbass mining region, where people refused to accept the rule of the ultra-right oligarchs and Nazi gangs. Enough is enough!
– End the cover-up: justice for Odessa massacre victims
– Stop U.S. aid and weapons to Ukraine
– End the war and blockade against Donbass
– Stop blaming Russia for the crisis created by Washington
INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER