Commemorations for Massacre in Odessa on 2nd May

Anti-imperialist Front organised commemorations for Odessa Massacre  in Athens and in Vienna.

May 2 is a day of remembrance and honor for 46 communists and trade unionists who were murdered by Nazis supported by US-EU imperialism, at the House of Trade Unions in Odessa on May 2, 2014. Inside the building was near to 200 people, 42 killed the other heavily injured, 4 antifascists the same day murdered in the center of town. The killers of the communists, the battalions of Nazis, of “Azov” and “Right Sector”, are today the official army of the Zelensky regime.

In Athens Anti-Imperialist Front Greece made a call and participate 40 people  and survivor victim of massacre member of Borotba, Alexey Albu send a greeting message, the message readed by Konstantina Kartsioti who the same date had finished her 15 days hunger strike, which she started on April 18, as a sign of solidarity with the 4 anti-imperialist, anti-fascist prisoners in Germany, Özgül Emre, İhsan Cibelik, Serkan Küpeli and Hasan Unutan.  As well as in support of comrade Eda Deniz Haydaroğlu who is on a hunger  strike, since March 18, outside the prisons of Germany, with requests for the freedom of the 4 revolutionaries and the abolition of the terror law 129 a-b, of German imperialism.

On 2md of May, on the Anniversary of Odessa massacre, also in Vienna an impressive antifascist and anti-mperialist action was held at 6.00 pm to commemorate the 46 unionists and antifascists brutally killed that day in 2014 by neo-fascists.
Around 25 people, individuals and different groups such as KOMintern, the paper Red Flag and AIF were present.
Also a group of Ukrainian and Russian people were participating, very thankful for this important meeting to be held.
At the beginning of the action, a message sent to AIF by a surviving victim of the massacre of Odessa , member of Union Borotba Alexey Albu was read. The message also included expression of solidarity with the antifascist revolutionaries from Turkey, repressed by the illegitimate law 129b,
During all the speeches, the main slogan was Down with Fascisn and Imperialism, which remain the historical and main source of the pain of Ukrainian people and all others.!
The martyrs of Odessa were once again honored with common photo and red carnations.
In the end also info flyers were distributed to draw attention to repression against antifascists by law article 129 in Germany and to request solidarity.

Dear comrades!
On May 2, 2014, a terrible crime occurred in Odessa – more than 40 people were killed by the hands of neo-Nazis. Many of them were burned alive in the Odessa House of Trade Unions.
On this day, about two thousand neo-Nazis arrived in Odessa in order to suppress peaceful protests against the coup d’etat. As you know, the American imperialists organized mass protests, called “Maidan”, and overthrew the power of the legitimate president. This led to a confrontation in society and a civil war in Ukraine, which continues even now.
On May 2, 2014, neo-Nazis attacked a protest camp, which was located on Kulikovo Pole Square, next to the House of Trade Unions. Many residents of Odessa tried to escape from the crazy crowd, and went inside the building. But the neo-Nazis set fire to the building with Molotov cocktails and burning tires. A strong fire started in the building. Many people jumped out of windows, but they were finished off on the ground. When the neo-Nazis broke into the building, they killed people with firearms and bladed weapons, one woman was strangled with a cable from a table lamp.
Hundreds of details and facts are recorded in photos and videos. However, nine years later, none of the organizers and perpetrators of this terrible crime was punished.
After this mass murder, thousands of people from all over the Soviet Union and other countries went to Donbass in order to fight fascism with weapons in their hands.
This struggle continues even now. I believe that we will be able to defeat the neo-Nazis and the forces behind them. I believe that my hometown, Odessa, will be free from Kiev usurpers.
Comrades! It is very important to say that imperialist forces are behind the organization of the mass murder in Odessa. We see that not only Ukraine suffers from imperialism, but also other countries and peoples. That is why it is important for all of us to unite in the fight against a common enemy.
Today we not only remember the inhabitants of Odessa who died at the hands of neo-Nazis, but also call for active action against their imperialist masters. We stand in solidarity with Comrade Konstantina Kartsioti, who is fighting for the release of our friends who have fallen under the ice rink of repression in Germany. We know about the struggle against imperialism in all corners of the planet. We stand in solidarity with all the comrades who are fighting for a new, more just world!
And I am sure that we will win.
Death to fascism! Death to imperialism!

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