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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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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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“I heard those horrible noises, crashes, screams, and when people started running, I joined them” – An interview with Kristina and Stas from Kharkiv [Ukraine]

Activists of the Cars of Hope (COH) collective talked several times with two street musicians in Lviv, Ukraine. They had met them on the streets of Lviv and became friends. They laughed, drank and talked a lot together. There were also a few tears. An interview.

After the Cars of Hope activists left Lviv, Stas suffered a minor stroke. Stas and Kristina need support for medical treatment. You can find out how to support Stas below the interview.

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“This is not a war where there is space for ideological purity” – An Interview [Ukraine]

Many anti-authoritaian activists fights against the Russian army in Ukraine. An interview with Denis from Operation Solidarity.

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Attack on military recruitement and enlistment office with an axe [Russia]

Yasnogorsk. Russia. In the night from May 30 to 31 the building of military recruitement and enlistment office on Shcherbina street in Yasnogorsk (Tula region) was attacked.

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Coffee with comrades Episode 164: “Thriving in the Ruins” ft. Peter Gelderloos

Today, I’m very excited to share a conversation with you that I had with Peter Gelderloos, author of the new book The Solutions Are Already Here, available now through Pluto Press.

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