Belarus

Two months of the uprising against dictatorship in Belarus

A Belarusian activist gives a talk and timeline of the current situation in Belarus and the protest movement in the country. Recorded for the London Anarchist Book fair on the 17th of October 2020

Belarus: Between Imperialist Feuds and Class Movements

The following is a translation of a piece by our Italian comrades, a follow-up to the two articles we have recently published about the situation in Belarus. Since it was written, a number of developments have occurred.

On the situation in Belarus. Eyewitness impressions

A resident of Brest talks about the situation in this Belarusian city, about the protests and the socio-economic situation in the country

Workers protests in Belarus: Appeal to fight for workers interests and not for political power

Workers activists in Belarus organized an initiative to struggle for real interests of working people

Strikes in Belarus Escalate as Lukashenko's Power Wavers

Recently we have written about the background and escalation of the current opposition movement in Belarus, but in the days that followed the situation has already changed by quite a bit – with various developments in the struggle against Lukashenko’s regime. Particularly interesting are the news on the industrial action front.

Belarus: Anarchists in the Uprising against the Dictatorship

An interview with the Pramen collective and another anonymous anarchist from Belarus, exploring the current uprising. This interview was first published by Crimethinc.

Belarus: ‘without organisation, without struggle, the oppressive unfreedom will never disappear’

a factory meeting

The revolt against the authoritarian regime in Belarus has spread from the city streets, where thousands of protesters have been battling with police, to the workplaces. Here are statements by two groups of independent trade union activists

Call for solidarity actions with the uprising against the Lukashenko regime – 14 August

For the first time in the history of Belarus, people across the country rebelled against the dictatorship. Many thousands of demonstrations are held not only in the capital, but also in small towns. People take to the streets and not only peacefully protest against the authorities, but also fight against the state apparatus – they help friends and comrades and clash with punishers.

How did the Belarusians come to rebellion against the dictatorship

People infrint of police forces in city of Minsk capital of Belarus

If you had asked people in Belarus how long the dictatorship of Lukashenko was left in early 2020, they would have looked at you like a fool. In a respected dictatorship, such questions are not asked, because you know what can happen. And in general, it so happens that the reign of the great leader is timeless. But the situation has changed so radically over the last 8 months that Belarusians took to the streets and for the first time in the new history of Belarus they fought back the police in at least 33 different cities of the country.

Winds of Change in Belarus: Neither Dictatorship Nor Democracy Offer Anything for the Working Class

The onus lies on the workers of Belarus to seek their own solution outside of the futile battle to refurbish the shabby window dressing of democracy.