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Belarus: Anti-authoritarian Voices in Uprising against the Dictatorship – An Interview

Belarus. The former Soviet republic of Belarus exploded into angry protests last August in the wake of contested presidential elections resulting in a totally implausible landslide victory for long-ruling strongman Alexander Lukashenko. Police, riot squads and army troops unleashed harsh repression, using rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades and water-hoses against demonstrators who objected to the results in the capital of Minsk and other cities.

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Brochure “Uprising in Belarus from anarchist perspective”

Belarus. Many months have passed since the beginning of the uprising in Belarus. The euphoria of August 2020 gradually turned into depression for some, but for many it became the basis for political organization against the dictatorship. And although the protests in the streets have so far disappeared and the dictator thinks he has won, daily resistance against the regime continues in Belarus. Neighborhood activists continue to hold one-off actions and organize themselves into small resistance cells. Telegram channels continue to push the revolutionary agenda.

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Elephant in the room – Nine months after the uprising in Belarus

Belarus. In August 2020 the uprising against dictator Lukashenko started in Belarus, already before the re-election. After the falsified elections thousands of people went to the streets and were protesting for months.

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Possibilities of pressure on the dictatorial regime in Belarus

Reflections not only on how to improve the situation of imprisoned anarchists in so-called Belarus, but also on how to contribute to the fall of the local dictatorship.

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#Belarus: Interview with anarchist Vlad M. after 30 days of arrest

Belarus. Pramen contacted our comrade, the anarchist Vlad M. after he spend 30 days in prison and talked about the detention and interesting people who you can meet during the administrative arrest. The comrades of Pramen didn’t forget to ask him about his hunger strike and the situation with the coronavirus in prison.

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#Belarus, Nikolai Dedok: “They threatened to rape, said they would take me to the Gestapo or the forest”

Belarus. Nikolai Dedok story, handed over to Radio Svaboda.

On November 12, the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported on the arrest of anarchist blogger Nikolai Dedok. 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 Akrestsina Street, “Mediazona” learned the details of the anarchist’s detention.

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Demo in solidarity with #Belarus – #Amsterdam – 29 nov

AGA (Anarchist Group Amsterdam) joins the week of solidarity with anarchists and antifascists of Belarus. Come with us to the center of Amsterdam this Sunday to show your support for fighters against Lukashenko dictatorship!

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The Final Straw: The Uprising in #Belarus

Belarus is continuing to experience a revolt against the 26 year dictatorship of the post-Soviet dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. The situation came to a boil, fueled by yet another election rife with administration corruption, the creation of mutual aid infrastructure in the face of a government that abandoned public health measures in the face of the corona virus pandemic, decreased economic quality of life… people found each other and the state turned on them. In response to the police violence, regular folks came out into the streets to oppose the dictatorship and the system threatened collapse. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

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