Elephant in the room #23 – Ukraine, antifascism and anarchism

A lot of leftists and antifascists believe that there is a fascist junta in Ukraine that came to power after 2014 Maidan protests.

To break that myth and talk in details about the current politics in Ukraine we got together with an anarchist comrade from the country who tells us a bit about what was happening in last years there, why the police is working together with local fascists and what anarchists and antifascists are doing to fight back.

Elephant in the room – FAU and anarchist syndicalism in Germany

Anarchists were and are still an essential part of the workers struggle all around the world. From anarchist syndicates to smaller affinity groups for direct actions against bosses. Today we meet one of the activists of the anarchist union FAU from Jena, who will tell us a bit more about the past, present and the future of syndicalism in Germany.

What are the challenged of the modern anarchist syndicalism and how to move on overcoming them.

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Elephant in the room – Past and the future of the protests in Columbia

In this episode we are talking about situation with economical and social protests in Columbia in last months. What lead to this massive social movement? Who are participating in it and how you can support the struggle? We figure out this and many other questions with activists from the country.

Music:
Himno de la Guardia Indígena Guardia Fuerza ft Andrea Echeverry Ali Aka Mind Chane Meza

Links:

colectivoproterra

M-latts Dresden

Elephant in the room – Nine month after uprising in Belarus

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.

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  • 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

Elephant in the room – Italy after first wave of coronavirus

In august 2020 we escaped Germany to visit some comrades in Northern Italy. On one of the super hot nights we recorded an interview with couple of them in their flat talking about coronavirus, self-organization and possible anarchist response to epidemic in the world without a state.

Download from archive.org – https://archive.org/download/italy_full_summer_2020/italy_full.mp3

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