28 Aug

“When We Rise” – A Critical Analysis of the 2020 Revolt against the Dictatorship (brochure)

The anarchist collective Pramen – pramen.io – published the following analyses of the revolt in 2020 in russian and english language. The PDF version to download, print and distribute is attached at the end of the article.

Foreward by crimethinc

In August 2020, a revolt broke out in Belarus, nearly toppling Alexander Lukashenko, the dictator who has ruled the country since 1994. In the following analysis, anarchists who participated in the revolt discuss the ways that it succeeded and how both the regime and its liberal opposition were able to undermine the movement before it could topple the dictatorship. The result is an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the mechanics of revolution, repression, and cooptation, not to mention post-Soviet politics in the region.

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07 Aug

Update on the situation with repression in Belarus in July 2021

It’s been almost a year since the beginning of the protests in Belarus caused by falsified elections. A lot of our comrades have been put behind bars, many had to flee the country, public activity is hampered not only for anarchists, but for all dissident associations and groups. Below you will see a short update on the situation with the repressions in Belarus with a focus on anarchists and antifascists. We will try to release these updates at the end of each month.

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