Elephant in the room #38 – Update on the situation at the polish-belarusian border

For many years the authoritarian regime of Lukashenko was providing the European Union with border security. The deal was simple – the dictator prevents refugees going through Belarus to the EU and gets money and training for the border guards in return. Despite sanctions from 2011 to 2015 Frontex was actively supporting and developing the Belarusian border regime.

At the end of 2020 the Situation changed. The EU imposed sanctions in response to the brutal repression of the uprising in Belarus against the dictatorship. Lukashenko, in turn, stopped protecting the borders. This created a new route to enter the EU. The conservative governments of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia introduced laws to legalize push backs and started militarizing the borders. Poland created a so-called restricted zone where nobody except residence, police and military is allowed.

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Elephant in the room #33 – Belarus – EU refugee war

For many years authoritarian regime of Lukashenko was providing EU with border security. The deal was simple – dictator prevents refugees going through Belarus to EU and for that get’s money and trainings for the border guards. Despite sanctions from 2011 to 2015 Frontex was actively supporting belarusian border regime.

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Elephant in the room – Nine month after uprising in Belarus #28

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 month. The regime hit back with massive violence. While at the beginning people were building barricades and fought the cops back, the liberals were calling for peaceful protest. This seem one of the key points why the uprising was eventually crashed by the regime. We talk in our show about the reasons why the uprising failed, about the resent situation in Belarus and ongoing repressions.

Music:

  • zdrada pałki – iz chernoy reziny sdelana vlast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aolEC3SSpB8
  • DEADFALL – Цветы и пули – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6umwU_dxVU

Unterstützt den Aufstand in Belarus – Crowdfunding Kampagne bei FireFund

Anarchist Black Cross Belarus

Seit über drei Monaten kämpfen die Menschen in Belarus gegen das autoritäre Regime.

In 26 Jahren hat Diktator Lukaschenko ein System aufgebaut, das auf die Unterdrückung jeglichen politischen Lebens abzielt. Das Coronavirus und eine Reihe von wirtschaftlichen Problemen haben das Geschehen im Land stark verändert. In wenigen Monaten haben die Menschen gelernt, sich selbst zu organisieren. Die Präsidentschaftswahlen lösten eine Welle des größten Protests in der Geschichte des Landes aus! Aber der Tyrann will seinen Thron nicht aufgeben. Mindestens 5 Menschen wurden getötet (einige starben unter ungeklärten Umständen). Tausende von Menschen wurden Opfer von Polizeigewalt. Mehr als 15.000 wurden festgenommen und in Verwaltungsverfahren verurteilt. Mehr als 500 Strafverfahren sind eingeleitet worden. Mindestens 200 Menschen warten in Untersuchungshaftanstalten auf ihren Prozess (darunter mindestens vier Anarchist:innen und vier Antifaschist:innenen).

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Elephant in the room – review and update on protest in belarus an interview #19

For two month people have been protesting in the street in Belarus.

The 9th of August was the election day and Lukashenko hoped to be reelected like in the past 5 election periods. But this didn´t happen. First time in his ruling period real results were published. And to no ones surprise Lukashenko didn´t achieve 80 % as he usually orders everybody to announce.

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