We saw horror and bloodshed on the streets of Kiev last week. And we may not have seen the last of it yet.
Fascist fighters are at the heart of a new paramilitary force that can already muster thousands on the streets of Kiev. The paramilitaries are openly recruiting, carrying out combat training and marching in Ukraine’s capital.
Huge protests have rocked Ukraine since November. Kiev’s main square has been occupied, there have been dramatic scenes of heavy fighting between militant protestors and police, and government buildings have been stormed and occupied too.
When Jobbik’s leader, Gabor Vona, visited London on Sunday 26 January 2014, he was rightly greeted by a Unite Against Fascism protest and a howl of derision from the press and media. For Hungary’s Jobbik is an unashamedly racist and fascist organisation.
On 29 December 1965, a group of musicians, critics and activists gathered at St Paul the Apostle School in New York to debate the relationship between jazz and revolutionary black nationalism.
We have had an ugly month of May, drenched by a double wave of racism.