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“When you drive through the Butcha district, you see destruction everywhere. Especially in residential neighbourhoods.” – On August 16, activists of Cars of Hope will drive to Ukraine again

Press Release Cars of Hope August 06, 2022

Wuppertal. Germany.On August 16, activists of Cars of Hope will drive to Ukraine again. It will be their fourth aid delivery in the war-torn country. They will bring necessary goods like Tourniquets, IFAK -First Aid Kits, Burnshield Rescue Kits (für die Versorgung von Brandwunden), face masks for burn care, Israeli Emergency Bandages, medicines and other items that are needed in Ukraine. Cars of Hope will first drive to Kyiv and then to Kharkiv.

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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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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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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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Don’t give fascists any space! –  FvD symposium ‘Understanding the conflict in Ukraine’ on July 10 [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. After our e-mail campaigns, the RAI has indicated that it will continue to facilitate the FvD symposium ‘Understanding the conflict in Ukraine’ on 10 July.

Images by Mokum Against Fascism.

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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.

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The position of a group of belarusian anarchists in Warsaw on the war in Ukraine

After February 24, among ourselves and with comrades from different countries, we often discuss the situation Europe found itself in. Why did the war start? How has it changed the political prospects of the region and, in particular, Belarus? How do we feel about NATO? Is it possible, while remaining anarchists, to serve in the state armed forces? Finally, what should we do in the context of the war, being part of the diaspora in Poland? We have come up with a collective position on these and other issues, which are outlined in the following text.

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Rail war! Belarusians face the death penalty, the blocked Trans-Sib, anarchists work around Moscow [Belarus, Russia]

Almost every day trains in Russia go off the rails – 78 wagons last month alone. Title photo, for example, is from the Lunevo-Porkhov stretch in the Pskov region, where 13 wagons reportedly carrying explosives were derailed on June 24 (the brake did not work at the right time). You are welcome to support the team of this rubric for restoration of their community in Kharkiv and humanitarian aid to civilian population still being under daily Russian missile strikes all this four bloody month. Please join this fundraising.

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Smash the fash! Sunday, July 10: FVD celebrates the invasion of Ukraine with AFD and Russian ambassador – Stopping Putin means destroying the FvD! [Amsterdam]

Amsterdam. Netherlands. The elitist conspiracy fascists from Forum voor Democratie will gather to show support to and celebrate their friend, dictator and mass murderer Putin!

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War diary from Ukraine [Part 2]: “Just before we left, we were reminded of where we were – Bang! Bang! Bang!”

Last month we published Part 1 of Riot Turtle‘s war diary from Ukraine. This month he was in Ukraine again. Below we publish part 2.

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