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10 Terrible Leftist Arguments against Ukrainian Resistance [Ukraine]

Discussions with some on the (mostly) western left can be extremely hard. Some of their positions are disheartening to hear. Others seem hypocritical or cynical. There are, in my opinion, certain positions that are far from left principles. These points are not always expressed directly, so I want to briefly dig into some hidden messages underlying positions held by many on the left. 

Disclaimer #1: I want to stress that there are also a lot of leftists who take the position of solidarity and will have zero to do with these claims. However, here I am not writing about them.

Disclaimer #2: It really matters how some of these messages are voiced as this draws the line between, on the one hand, points of concern and discussion, and on the other – the central pillar of one’s predetermined and unconditional political stand against Ukrainian resistance. This text is about the second case. I won’t discuss nuances here. This is a polemic opinion, not an analytical article. 

Disclaimer #3: I’m frustrated, angry and, hence, often sarcastic here. And yes, I have the right to be so. And yes, I use this piece to channel my frustration and anger. 

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Giannis Michailidis: Notice of suspension – not termination – of the hunger strike

A statement by Giannis Michailidis on the suspension of his hunger strike.

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Solidarity with hunger striker Giannis Michailidis [Heraklion, Crete]

What is fair is for the oppressed to know, not for states nor for the judges.

Greek justice is just another tentacle of power.

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The Final Straw Radio Show: Ongoing Sabotage and Resistance to War in Russia and Ukraine

Last week The Final Straw Radio Show broadcasted 2 interviews to do with the Russian war in Ukraine. Plus, Kevin Rashid Johnson talks about being denied medical care for his prostate cancer in the Virginia prison system.

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Fight class justice! For Giannis Michailidis and all prisoners who fulfill the conditions of release! [Berlin]

Call for action by Berlin solidarity assembly in solidarity with G. Michailidis.

Image above: More than 5000 people at the demonstration in solidarity with anarchist hunger striker Giannis Michailidis in Athens, on July 14, 2022. Image via Twitter account @risinggalaxy

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Of war and revolution: Ukraine

Why is our century worse than any other?

Is it that in the stupor of fear and grief

It has plunged its fingers in the blackest ulcer,

Yet cannot bring relief?

Anna Akhmatova, from Plantain (1919)
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Willem van Spronsen: Always offensive border crossings

Three years ago, on July 13, 2019 in the state of Washington, the antifascist anarchist Willem Van Spronsen fought his last battle in an armed attentat against a migrant detention center. An article by anarchist prisoner Dimitris Chatzivasileiadis.

Photo: Graffiti in memory of the anarchist Willem Van Spronsen on the facade of the Bouboulina Anacatelliana building (August 2019)

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Sodom, Gomorrah and “Russian World”: Trends of Order and Chaos, Episode 62, July 10th [Podcast, Russia]

Hello! It’s Sunday, July 10, and we carry on with our podcast, Trends of Order and Chaos. This is episode 62. Here are the top stories on last week’s agenda.

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Olympia Info Night: The Struggle for Bodily Autonomy [WA]

Olympia. WA. The revoking of the Roe V. Wade decision is the latest act in a long struggle between bodily autonomy and state/religious domination over our bodies.

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