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russia / ukraine / belarus / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Wednesday March 20, 2019 - 20:34 by Volodymyr Ishchenko
Five years after the “EuroMaidan” protests in Kiev and elsewhere toppled the government of now-exiled former president Viktor Yanukovych, the people of Ukraine are set to elect a new leader. Over 34 million Ukrainian citizens will be eligible to cast their vote on 31 March, although several million will be prevented from participating due to the ongoing conflict situation in the country’s eastern Donbass region. Should none of the candidates receive an absolute majority, a second round of voting will be held on 21 April.

Ukraine consistently ranks among the poorest countries in Europe – last year it overtook Moldova to occupy the top spot in the list. The largest post-Soviet state after Russia in terms of population, it finds itself torn between the European Union promising economic integration and a limited degree of freedom of movement, and deepening the country’s relationship with Moscow, the largest consumer of Ukrainian exports to which Ukraine is tied by centuries of shared history, tradition, and repeated conflict.

EuroMaidan exacerbated the country’s ongoing economic decline and mounting social pressures in 2013–14, ultimately triggering the war in the Donbass region and the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula. These tensions have facilitated the rise of a vicious Ukrainian nationalism that the government led by current president Petro Poroshenko is not afraid to manipulate for its own purposes. Attacks on left-wing activists and ethnic minorities are becoming increasingly common, while armed far-right paramilitaries like the so-called “Azov Battalion” are normalized and integrated into mainstream political life.

That said, not everyone in Ukraine is happy about these developments. Although none of the candidates in the upcoming elections offer a particularly radical or progressive vision for the country, voters will at least be able to decide whether to endorse Poroshenko’s current course or throw their support behind another figure. Loren Balhorn of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung spoke with Kiev-based sociologist Volodymyr Ishchenko to get a better understanding of the candidates, the state of the county, and what is at stake for the people of Ukraine in 2019. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / miscellaneous / non-anarchist press Friday March 23, 2018 - 00:08 by David Mandel
This article examines the bases of popular support for recently re-elected Russian president Vladimir Putin. Although this support is strenuously “cultivated” by the regime by various illicit means, it nevertheless has a genuine basis that needs to be understood by people on the left who are trying to develop an enlightened position in the escalating confrontation between the “West” and Russia. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ucraina / bielorussia / imperialismo / guerra / stampa non anarchica Wednesday August 27, 2014 - 18:17 by David Mandel
Il conflitto ucraino, come la maggior parte dei fenomeni politici, è multidimensionale ed altamente complesso. La sua comprensione richiede un approccio olistico -dialettico se volete. Ma a sentire i portavoce americani e della NATO ed i loro mezzi di comunicazione, vi è un solo fattore decisivo che spiegherebbe tutto: l'imperialismo russo e la determinazione di Putin nel voler dominare e quindi smembrare l'Ucraina quale passaggio interno al suo piano di restaurazione dell'impero sovietico. Secondo questa semplicistica visione, l'Ucraina, col benevolo sostegno dell'Occidente, sarebbe abbastanza in grado di gestire i suoi problemi per avviarsi rapidamente sulla strada di diventare una prosperosa democrazia in stile occidentale. [English] ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Sunday August 24, 2014 - 16:36 by David Mandel
The Ukrainian conflict, like most political phenomena, is multi-dimensional and highly complex. As such, it calls for a holistic – dialectical, if you wish – approach. But to judge by American and NATO spokespersons and by their mass media, there is only one really decisive factor that explains everything: Russia's imperialism, Vladimir Putin's determination to dominate and further dismember the Ukraine as part of his plan to restore the Soviet empire. In this simplistic view, Ukraine, with benevolent support from the West, would be quite capable of dealing with its problems and would soon be on its way to becoming a prosperous, Western-style democracy. [Italiano] ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / imperialism / war / non-anarchist press Wednesday August 20, 2014 - 19:29 by Roger Annis
The following interview was conducted by Roger Annis for Truthout with Daniel Grigor’ev, a social researcher at the Moscow-based Institute for the Study of Globalization and Social Movements and a graduate of Moscow State University. Among his academic duties, Grigor’ev teaches courses in social and political engagement to activists from eastern Ukraine who attend the Institute's school of political administration. ... read full story / add a comment
rusia / ucrania / bielorrusia / imperialismo / guerra / non-anarchist press Monday February 24, 2014 - 18:13 by Immanuel Wallerstein
Ucrania ha estado sufriendo un profundo cisma interno por algún tiempo ya. Éste amenaza con convertirse en una de esas feas guerras civiles que están ocurriendo en más y más países. Las fronteras de la Ucrania actual incluyen una grieta oriente-occidente que es lingüística, religiosa, económica y cultural, y cada bando es cercano a 50 por ciento del total. ... read full story / add a comment
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rússia / ucrânia / bielorússia / a esquerda / other libertarian press Friday April 12, 2013 - 06:27 by ANARKISTA BAKUNINISTA   image 1 image
ma breve biografia de Olga Taratuta a "avó" do movimento anarquista russo e um dos fundadores da Cruz Negra Anarquista ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / crime prison and punishment / other libertarian press Sunday February 17, 2013 - 00:04 by Anarchist Federation
This is a major speaking tour in Britain about prisoners in Belarus by a visiting activist - a rare chance to find out about what is going on and to see how you can support them. There are 13 dates so far. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / anti-fascism / non-anarchist press Friday March 09, 2012 - 18:53 by Vladimir Smirnov   video 1 video file
A call for coordinated actions around the world on March 16–18, 2012
Friends and comrades! We, the anti-fascists and anarchists of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), appeal to concerned people around the world. The political police (the Center for Combating Extremism or Center “E”) have fabricated a criminal case against our comrades. Anti-fascism has been outlawed in our city. We need your solidarity and support! ... read full story / add a comment
Travailleurs de tous les pays ! Ouvriers et paysans ! Etudiants et Employés ! Camarades !

Le 1er novembre est une journée importante dans l'histoire du mouvement anarchiste : c’est le 100ème anniversaire de la constitution de l'organisation anarcho-syndicaliste espagnole Confédération nationale du Travail (CNT). ... read full story / add a comment
Le 15 août, deux anarchistes ont été arrêtés en Russie. Les services secrets du FSB tentent de créer un réseau entre les terroristes tchétchènes et les anarchistes dans le cadre d’un attentat survenu deux jours plus tôt contre un train. Andrei Kalyonov et Denis Zeleniuk se rendaient au Congrès de l’Association of Anarchist Movements à Yaroslavl. ... read full story / add a comment
Ρωσία / Ουκρανία / Λευκορωσία / Αριστερά / Λοιπός Ελευθεριακός Τύπος Sunday August 05, 2007 - 14:14 by Κώστας Δεσποινιάδης
Ή το βουτηγμένο στο αίμα λυκόφως της οκτωβριανής επανάστασης ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ucraina / bielorussia / antifascismo / stampa non anarchica Tuesday July 31, 2007 - 15:50 by Lucia Sgueglia
«Nel nostro paese l'ambientalismo non esiste. Il prossimo obiettivo? Le Olimpiadi di Soci». Parla una militante di Azione autonoma, dal campeggio in Siberia attaccato dagli skinhead che hanno ucciso un suo compagno ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / repression / prisoners / other libertarian press Wednesday March 14, 2007 - 19:37 by via A-Infos
Please circulate widely!
Already for more than 24 hours known anarchists from St. Petersburg Anarchist League (ADA, IFA) Pyotr Raush has been blocked to his house by police, who want to search his house without a warrant. There is not even a case against him. Pyotr does not let police to his house, and they are waiting at the door until he gives up. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ucraina / bielorussia / repressione / prigionieri / altra stampa libertaria Wednesday March 14, 2007 - 19:36 by via a-infos
Già da oltre 24 ore l'anarchico Pjotr Raush, militante della Assotsiatsiya Dvizhenii Anarkhistov (ADA - membro dell'IFA), è bloccato in casa propria dalla polizia che vuole perquisire la sua casa senza mandato. Non c'è nemmeno una causa o processo giuridico di alcun tipo nei suoi confronti. Pjotr non permette alla polizia di entrare in casa, ma la polizia aspetta fuori fino a che Pjotr non cede.
Diffondete questa notizia! Traduzione di a-infos-it ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / anti-fascism / other libertarian press Tuesday February 06, 2007 - 16:45 by via alter-ee
Yesterday, 4th February, a small bomb with a timing device exploded at 4.20pm in Vladimirskaya Square in St. Petersburg, where Food Not Bombs is organised every Sunday by different rotating groups. ... read full story / add a comment
Le point sur le contre Sommet qui se tiendra pendant le G8 de Saint-Petersbourg, prévu du 15 au 17 juillet. Les libertaires russes signalent les difficultés matérielles qu’ils rencontrent mais également le renforcement du corps de police. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / anarchist movement / other libertarian press Friday April 28, 2006 - 16:39 by Coordinating Council Autonomous Action
The inter-regional gathering of various groups federated to Autonomous Action (AD) took place in Ivanovo on April 22-23, 2006. Representatives from AD-Moscow, AD-Minsk (Belarus), AD-Ivanovo, AD-Ufa and AD-Nizhniy Novgorod attended the meeting. ... read full story / add a comment
Le 19 mars des élections présidentielles auront lieu en Biélorussie, où le président Loukachenko serre toujours plus fort sa main de fer. Le point avec les anarchistes biélorusses. ... read full story / add a comment
russia / ukraine / belarus / repression / prisoners / other libertarian press Thursday January 12, 2006 - 23:55 by via A-Infos
Belarus anarchists report on the new powers being demanded by the increasing repressive President Lukashenko. On December 2 the House of Representatives passed amendments to the Criminal and Procedural criminal codes intensifying responsibility "for actions directed against person and public security". ... read full story / add a comment
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