Articles by Oleh Vernick

About Oleh Vernick

Сhairman of the All-Ukrainian independent trade union “Zakhyst Pratsi” (Labor Defence)

“All-Ukrainian Strike” as the big fake of Euromaidan

Note from the LeftEast editors: Faking “the people” has been extensively used in the recent wave of protests in Eastern Europe. Usually, it is governments—Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian—who have the monopoly on ordering state workers to take a day off and be bussed to the capital, where they are given a meal, pre-prepared posters and banners, and instructions how to conduct themselves. The rallies in which they participate are then televised extensively to prove that “ordinary people” support the government and condemn the trouble-makers from the Opposition. In its efforts to expose the spectacle, oppo ..