Over the last week I have attended two demonstrations. Last Saturday 9/8/14 one hundred and fifty thousand people marched through London to protest against the Israel assault on the people of Gazza which has left over two thousand innocent Palestinian civilians dead. This Israel state Zionist terror must be seen as part of a background of the Israeli states ethnically cleansing of Palestinians from their ancient homelands over the last sixty six years.
Last Tuesday 12/8/14 I attended a much smaller demonstration organised by the Ukraine Anti Fascist Solidarity Campaign outside the American embassy to protest against the American and EU backed Ukraine governments armed assault on the ethnic Russian population of East Ukraine who are fighting for their self determination. The Kiev based Ukraine government has included members of the neo Nazi Svoboda party including the minister of defence.
I am of course very proud to have participated in both demonstrations. Now of course the question you might ask what is the similarity between the struggle of the fight of the ethnic Russian population of Donbas and the fight of the Palestinian people particularly the people of Gazza. The answer I shall explain is quite a lot.
Both the people of Gazza and Donbas are fighting for self determination in a fight against western imperialism who support the Ukraine government and Israeli oppressors. The new government in the Ukraine which took power in an illegal coup in February 2014 and includes open Nazis has banned left wing political parties banned the used of the Russian language. The long term aim of the Western imperialists is of course to recruit the Ukraine into Nato and then uses it as a military base to attack Russia. This is of course as per Zbigniew,s Brzezinski book the Grand Chessboard strategy. Of course they also want to loot the Ukraine of its resources. The Rand Corporation has called for the ethnic cleansing of the ethnic Russian population of East Ukraine.
Similarly the Zionist racist Israeli state has been ethnically cleansing Palestinians from their lands since 1948.Of course the object of the western imperialists is to have a strong western colonist state in the middle east as a power base to attack the countries of the middle east and exploit and steal their resources.
So we must salute the heroic resistance of both the people of Donbas and Gazza/Palestine. But more than this we must join the fight against western imperialism and the international corporate dictatorship. Of course you will ask what can we all do to join this resistance. I would suggest the following, join the Stop the War Coalition and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Also join political groups fighting against corporate rule and who are fighting for a Democratic Socialist world. So in conclusion join the struggle today.