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Ukraine: Trying to see beyond our myths

In response to a recent text by anarchists entitled Anarchist Antimilitarism and Myths About the War in Ukraine (antimilitarismus.noblogs.org and the Anarchist Library) and continuing with an earlier reflection on “revolutionary defeatism“, we share an interview below with Antti Rautiainen by Pedro Morais for the Portuguese newspaper Mapa – Jornal de Informação Critica and posted on avtonom.org (12/11/2022).

Image above by Riot Turtle.

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Misconceptions about imperialism, and anarchist collective traumas [Ukraine] – By Antti Rautiainen

An interesting piece by Antti Rautiainen. We don’t share everything in this article, but we think it is an important contribution to the discussion about the war in Ukraine (and beyond) and the position of parts of the left and some anarchists* on this war, especially in Western countries. Enough 14.

Image above: Mariupol after shelling and bombing by Russian troops. Mitropolitskaya street, 108 on March 16, 2022. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Image by Wanderer 777.

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The 14 year old Minecraft-”terrorists” of Russia

Kansk is a city with a population of 90,000 in Siberia, Russia. The closest city with a million inhabitants is Krasnoyarsk, 250 kilometers westwards. Two boys, who turned 15 years old last year, Nikita Uvarov and Denis Mikhaylenko, have been in jail since last summer, accused of plotting a terrorist attack. According to the charges, they were, among other things, planning to build the headquarters of the Russian security service FSB in Minecraft, and to blow it up there. During the Soviet Era, the FSB had different names, the last before the disintegration of the Soviet union being FSB.

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