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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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Anarchist Black Cross Dresden: 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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Resistance Committee: “Anarchist Black Cross – Dresden has supported us massively” [Ukraine]

Ukraine. A couple of days ago anti-authoritarians and antifascists of the Resistance Committee received a lot of equipment from Anarchist Black Cross – Dresden.

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Support Anarchist Community in Ukraine during war

On Thursday morning, 24.02.22 around five Putin started invading Ukraine. Explosions have been reported from major cities. Which made clear it is not only about the eastern regions of Lugansk and Donezk.

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Solidarity is fragile – thoughts on the “Network” case from ABC #Dresden

Around a month ago before the whole Europe was locked down by the national states, anarchist movement in different parts of the world was shaken by the news from Russia around “Network Case”. Liberal news portal “Meduza” published information that some of the defendants from Penza were involved in murder of two people while they were on the run. This information brought back the topic of how we organize our solidarity and what are the limits of our solidarity. Although we are not located in the region, we have a connection to our comrades in Russia. We organized many solidarity events for those prosecuted under “Network” case in the city of Dresden. For example, an evening at the end of December, where we encouraged people to write to Russian Anarchists and Antifascists in prison.

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