05 Jul

Solidarity Collectives – Update Solidarity work with Ukraine

The processes within the solidarity structures in recent weeks have not been easy, especially in the current situation. We have been involved in many discussions and have contributed our perspective. In terms of content, we share the statement regarding the conflicts of Operation Solidarity and the restructuring of the solidarity work in Ukraine. We continue our cooperation with the part of the Ukrainian structures working under the label Solidarity Collectives. And ask you to support this work as well.

Hi! We are the ‘Solidarity Collectives’ volunteer team. Previously, we worked under the name ‘Operation Solidarity’ but had to reformat our initiative. To find out why you can read our statement (https://telegra.ph/Solidarity-Collectives-Statement-07-04).

Solidarity Collectives is an anti-authoritarian volunteer network that unites several grassroots initiatives. We help the Ukrainian resistance movement to fight the Russian invasion, support progressive forces in this fight, help people who suffered because of the war and spread information about what is going on in Ukraine.

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15 May

DONATION UPDATE (05/15/2022) FOR UKRAINE SOLIDARITY

Thank you all so much!

Since the beginning of the war, 24.02.2022 we started to collect money to support people from the anarchist and anti-authoritarian community, their families and friends and people who need support.
So far people have donated around 217400 euros.
With this money we have supported Operation Solidarity and individuals who have left the country or are still in Ukraine and need financial support. We have also financially supported the Solidarity Apothecary – Ukraine Herbal Solidarity project.
We have organized several transports to bring the items to Ukraine in cooperation with other comrades.

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10 May

Position on our solidarity work in Ukraine

A few days before the start of the war of aggression, we exchanged views with comrades from Ukraine, among others. What to do in case of war? For us it was clear that we would answer the call for help of our friends. We saw our possibilities of support very concretely in starting a fundraising campaign to support Operation Solidarity directly in Ukraine and people on the run outside. It was clear to us that there were activists who were already planning to stay and fight in Ukraine. With this, we clearly positioned ourselves and were also criticized for it. Therefore, in the following text we would shortly like to explain why we are doing what we are doing.

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23 Mar

Update Donation for Solidarity with anarchist and anti-authoritarian activist from Ukraine

We support people from anarchist and anti-authoritarian community, their families and friends. For those who need to flee we help with travel costs, accommodation as long as needed, “pocket money” and special needs. We support as well people still in the country with any necessary support. We support Operation Solidarity and Resistance Committee Collective. And we also collect money for trauma support or health problems resulting out of the war.
Detailed update on donations and what it is used for you can find below.

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02 Mar

Donation-page for Solidarity with anarchist and anti-authoritarian activist from Ukraine

We support people from anarchist and anti-authoritarian community, their families and friends. For those who need to flee we help with travel costs, accommodation as long as needed, “pocket money” and special needs. We support as well people still in the country with any necessary support. We also support Operation Solidarity and Resistance Committee Collective.

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24 Feb

Spontaneous demo for solidarity with people in Ukraine

24.02. 18:00 @Jorge-Gomondai-Platz, Dresden

On Thursday, 24.02.22, at around 5am, Putin launched an imperialist war of aggression by invading Ukraine. Explosions were reported from the largest cities in the country. This makes it clear that it is not just about the Lukansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine.The war in Ukraine means flight, injury and death of many people. Cities, villages, livelihoods are being destroyed. Putin’s patriarchal, imperial fantasies are not worth the loss of even a single life!

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28 Nov

Perception and propaganda of abroad struggles by example of the Ukraine conflict

08 Dezember 2016 | 5 pm | malobeo, alternative cafe & anarchist library Kamenzer Straße 38

movie screening and discussion

People without personal connections to the area usually have to rely on the media and the perception of outside political groups when learning about struggles abroad. In our reception of the sources available to us, we often try to form an “objective” perspective and forget that we see things through a filter of our local political schema. We listen to established “experts” and don’t see our prejudice stemming from colonial/imperal perspectives.

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20 Nov

Presentation about the political crisis in Ukraine and anarchists in it

Maydan_Artist3Sunday 30 November 17:00 pm Kosmotique Martin-Luther-Str. 13 01099 Dresden

 

This evening an anarchist from Ukraine will come to share with us his knowledge about the current political situation in the country. What happened in Winter of last year in Kiev? What is the Maidan and who were the people participating in it? What became the reason for the conflict in Eastern Ukraine? What is going on there right now and who is participating in the conflict? Who are the famous nazis from Ukraine and are they are so big as some media are reporting?

The presentation will be in English, translation into German will be provided for those who need it.

Background: A year ago social and political protests started in Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of people went on the streets. As the result of the conflict that lasted for several months the president fled the country and the opposition took over the power. Around 100 demonstrators were killed only in Kiev. The Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) became a symbol of the struggle against the government. Later on in the Eastern part of the country pro-Russian people started organizing protests against the Maidan movement. As a result of these protests the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) were formed and they declared independence from the Kiev authorities. Separatists backed by the Russian government are now at war with the Ukrainian government.