Elephant in the room #37 – Anarchists and war in Ukraine

For weeks, Putin has been moving military forces in the direction of Ukraine. Over 120 000 soldiers with military equipment spread all around the border. The chance of military invasion is extremely high with Ukrainian government mobilizing forces and different countries sending military support. Putin continues to build up military pressure. Official reason: attempt to stop expansion of NATO. In reality, we see Russian imperial politics in action with an attempt to return influence over Ukraine.

Anarchist in Ukraine have their own perspective on what is happening as well as what can be done in upcoming situation. We spoke to the activist currently living in the country about past, present and possible future of political conflicts in Ukraine and outside it.

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Elephant in the room #33 – Elections in Germany

For some german elections might lack the show or the scandal or both. It is quite often serious and address political issues. But not this year. We’ve seen a lot of political scandals prior to election campaigns. The winner of the elections was not known till the last moment and by some crazy luck social-democrats managed to become the biggest party in Germany. Leading only by 1+% but still.

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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 #31 – 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 #30

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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