Since September 2009 participants of Ukrainian Protest and Coercion Data project have been collecting data on all protest events that have happened in Ukraine, regardless of their size and demands, as well as the data on responses to them. The data includes, but is not limited to: time, place and type of the events, information about participants and their demands. All the events that have been reported by approximately 200 selected Ukrainian web-media are included in the database.
The project is also aimed at drawing attention of journalists, social scientists, politicians and broader public to grassroots social-economic protests in Ukraine as well as at providing support for the freedom of assembly in Ukraine in cooperation with the Human Rights Campaign “For Peaceful protest!” and other progressive social movements and activist media.
Description of the UPCD Project
The Ukrainian Left during and after the Maidan Protests
What are the current prospects and opportunities for left wing politics now in Ukraine both in the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary spheres? Are there any prospects for a ‘left turn’ in the separatist republics? What political lessons should the European and the international left draw from the political events in the Ukraine and what were their results for the local left?
Two years after Euromaidan: repression of public protest returns
During the period from April to August 2015 some positive trends regarding the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly were reversed, and now the total number of instances of repression of protests is higher than during the term of Viktor Yanukovych. This is according to the results of monitoring of protests, repressions and concessions conducted […]
Repressions against protests April-August 2015
The report presents the systematic research of protests, repressions and concessions of protesters in Ukraine in April-August 2015 on protest activity and negative (repressive) reactions to the protests. The calculations below are valid for the territory controlled by Ukrainian government and do not include combat actions in the Donbass and all events on the territory […]
Recipes of curbing the crisis. Review of an international conference
On the day of October Revolution, November 7, left-wing academics and activists in Kyiv proved their ability to carry out socially critical activities of international level. The renowned Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) has hosted researchers from Ukraine, France, Great Britain, Russia, Belgium, Germany, and Greece. The“Economic Crisis or Crisis of Neoliberalism? Alternative Development Policy for Ukraine” conference ascertained a high level of debate against the dominant ideological discourse.
Unite or Fall: Labor Protests in Ukraine in the Face of the Crises
Ukraine is facing changes of a significant scale. Caused by external and internal factors and processes, these changes will influence the socio-economic and political reality of the majority of Ukrainians. The character and degree of the changes are yet to be defined in the political struggle inside the country. Do workers, as the biggest social class, have the potential to press for their interests in the face of a spiraling crisis?
A socialist case for Ukraine
On the anniversary of the fall of Ukrainian President Yanukovych, which marked the onset of the current conflict, Rob Ferguson and Tomas Tengely-Evans interview Volodymyr Ishchenko in Kiev. They talk about recent military defeats of Ukrainian army, draft evasion, collapsing economy, global imperialist rivalry, and the right and left in Ukraine RF: Volodymyr, there is currently […]