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PRISM is joining hands with other democratic and anti-imperialist organizations in the three-month global “peoples fightbackˮ campaign against the resurgent tides of fascism in many countries, which starts on 15 February 2022. File photo by Politico shows protesters confronting riot police in Myanmar after the military coup in February 2021.

Elisabeth Dimitriev, Léo Frankel, Jaroslaw Dombrowki

Exemplary Communards of other nationalities who fought alongside their French comrades in the barricades included Elisabeth Dimitriev, a Russian, Léo Frankel, a Hungarian, and Jaroslaw Dombrowski, a Pole. Dimitriev and Frankel were members of the International, while Dombrowski was a veteran Narodnik revolutionary.

Marcos Arroyo Duterte

Protest tryptich art by the UGAT-LAHI visual arts group shows a powerful morphing image of three presidents of the Philippines particularly known for their brazenly savage support for military-sponsored killings: Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled as dictator from 1972 to 1986; Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who benefitted from a second People Power revolt to become president from 2001 to 2010 but likewise coddled butcher-generals; and incumbent Rodrigo Duterte, whose regime's own bloody record is said to have now reached the same proportions as that of Marcos in his 14 years of fascist dictatorship. The 49th anniversary of Marcos' declaration of martial law is being marked this year by various anti-fascist alliances, with focus on the unprecedented mass killings.

THIS WEEK’S MAIN STORY


US-NATO key role in war vs Ukraine and Russia

Valuable insights into the background of the current military conflict between Russia and the current Ukrainian regime by Jose Ma. Sison:

“I am most concerned that since 2014 the US and NATO have brought about in Ukraine a regime that is extremely oligarchic, chauvinist and fascist, oppressive and exploitative of the people of Ukraine, including those of Ukrainian, Russian and mixed Ukrainian-Russian nationalities. And yet this fact has been deliberately obscured by the US and NATO propaganda and overlooked by those who do not study and know the particularities of the Ukraine issue.

“The people of Russian nationality within Ukraine have suffered the main brunt of fascist oppression and deserve the solidarity and support from all the peoples of the world and from all other possible forces supportive of their just cause. For supporting the Ukrainian people of Russian and other nationalities against the Ukrainian fascists, Russia proves itself in a better position than its US imperialist rival which has been prodding Ukraine to join the NATO in violation of the original Minsk agreement and supplying it with weapons and pushing it to make war provocations against Russia.”



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