04 Oct

Crowdfunding “Support anarchist and antifascist prisoners in Belarus”

For over 10 years ABC-Belarus is supporting antifascists, anarchists and other political prisoners in their struggle against dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko. Last uprising of 2020 provoked a huge wave of repressions against the activists of all kinds.

Right now over 1000 people are in prison for political reasons. Among them 26 are anarchists and antifascists. ABC-Belarus requires your donations to continue supporting repressed antifascists and anarchists in the country

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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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13 Jun

Update on the situation with repressions in Belarus in May 2021

There is also a radio show from Elephant in the Room about the situation in Belarus from May 2021.

Text published by ABC-Belarus.

It’s been almost 10 months 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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13 Jun

Update on the situation with repressions in Belarus in May 2021

It’s been almost 10 months 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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16 Dec

“They threatened to rape, said they would take me to the Gestapo or the forest”.

CW: police violence and torture

Mikalai Dziadok story, handed over to Radio Svaboda.

On November 12, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the arrest of anarchist blogger Mikalai Dziadok. Then the press service of the department claimed that the detainee “actively cooperates with the investigating authorities and gives confessions.” At the same time, on the record, published together with the police press release, it is clear that Dedok was severely beaten. Now he is accused of organizing actions that grossly violate public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code). From the person with whom Dedok managed to talk in the detention centre on Okrestina Street, “Mediazona” learned the details of the anarchist’s detention.

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18 Nov

Call for a week of solidarity with anarchists and antifascists of Belarus 23-30 November

Anarchists have always stood up against tyranny and dictatorship. Regardless of the color of the flag, raised by authoritarianism over this or that corner of the planet. So it is not surprising that anarchists are actively involved in the uprising against the dictator Lukashenko in Belarus. From the very first days, with our determination and uncompromising attitude, we showed that anarchism is a revolutionary movement capable of changing the world!

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14 Nov

activists coming and going and coming again to prison in belarus

Today Alexander Belov was finally released after 30 days of prison. He war rearrested after he spend already 15 days and got another 15. He was in a short term prison Okrestin in Minsk. Karina G. was also released today from Schodina prison. She was arrested together with friends at the evening when Alexander was rearrested.

The other friends unfortunately spend their terms in Baranovitsche and even so the 15 days passed today they were directly rearrested inside the prison.

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13 Nov

Support the uprising in Belarus – FireFund crowdfunding campaign

By Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

For over three months, people in Belarus have been fighting against the authoritarian regime.

In 26 years, dictator Lukashenko has built a system aimed at suppressing any political life. The coronavirus and a number of economic problems have greatly changed what is happening in the country. In a few months, Belarusians have learned to self-organize. The presidential elections provoked a wave of the largest protest in the country’s history! But the tyrant does not want to give up his throne. At least 5 people were killed (some died under strange circumstances). Thousands of people were beaten and disabled by the violence of the police. More than 15 thousand have been detained and sentenced on administrative cases. More than 500 criminal cases have been initiated. At least 200 people are awaiting trial in the pre-trial detention center (including at least four anarchists and four anti-fascists).

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