War and Anarchists: Anti-Authoritarian Perspectives in Ukraine

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You can find whole text here https://crimethinc.com/2022/02/15/war-and-anarchists-anti-authoritarian-...

I highly recommend to read it fully, since it's a great analyse. For those who don't want to read it fully, here is the opinion about participating in a war:

Anarchists in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia mostly support Ukrainian independence directly or implicitly. This is because, even with all the national hysteria, corruption, and a large number of Nazis, compared to Russia and the countries controlled by it, Ukraine looks like an island of freedom. This country retains such “unique phenomena” in the post-Soviet region as the replaceability of the president, a parliament that has more than nominal power, and the right to peaceful assembly; in some cases, factoring in additional attention from society, the courts sometimes even function according to their professed protocol. To say that this is preferable to the situation in Russia is not to say anything new. As Bakunin wrote, “We are firmly convinced that the most imperfect republic is a thousand times better than the most enlightened monarchy.”

There are many problems inside Ukraine, but these problems are more likely to be solved without the intervention of Russia.

Is it worth it to fight the Russian troops in the case of an invasion? We believe that the answer is yes. The options that Ukrainian anarchists are considering at the present moment include joining the armed forces of Ukraine, engaging in territorial defense, partisanship, and volunteering.

We consider the slogans “Say No to War” or “The War of Empires” to be ineffectual and populist. The anarchist movement has no influence on the process, so such statements do not change anything at all.

Our position is based on the fact that we do not want to run away, we do not want to be hostages, and we do not want to be killed without a fight. You can look at Afghanistan and understand what “No to War” means: when the Taliban advances, people flee en masse, die in the chaos at the airports, and those who remain are purged. This describes what is happening in Crimea and you can imagine what will happen after the invasion of Russia in other regions of Ukraine.

Eerder verschenen hier ook: -

Eerder verschenen hier ook:

- Over de recente spanningen aan de grens tussen Oekraïne en Rusland: https://www.indymedia.nl/node/51441
- AFVN: “Rusland gedwongen tot buitensporige mobilisatie”: https://www.indymedia.nl/node/51369

Make (A) Great Again! answer to “Popes of anarchism”


Feb 22

We translated the lovely text from Make (A) Great Again channel for our friends who can’t read in Ukrainian or Russian, but support us and interested in the local context.

link is kapot, graag reparen

link is kapot, graag reparen (staat 2x achter elkaar)

Maar een oproep om militiare

Maar een oproep om militiare dienst te weigeren. Ook dat niet blijkbaar. Gebeurd toch dat weigeren maar niet in het nieuws recent in NL ook niks te vinden op het www meest recent 2015.

Ja helaas. Er is weinig

Ja helaas. Er is weinig interesse nog in antimilitarisme. Wat mij betreft is dat ook een complexer iets dan vraagstukken rond pacifisme of geweld, waar het dan vaak toe word gereduceerd. De dienstplicht is immers ook nog steeds niet afgeschaft en hoor je ook niemand meer over. Terwijl weerstand tegen het verplicht worden te vechten ooit zo’n belangrijke impuls was voor verzet. Ik zie ook wel jonge activisten die militarisme lijken toe te juichen, als het in de vorm is van militante strijd. Ik hoop toch dat er nog steeds een grote weerstand is tegen de inherent autoritaire en disciplinerende aard van elke militaire organisatie.
Als ik even snel Wikipedia quote over militarisme: ”De term militarisme betekent, in culturele zin, een voorliefde voor militair vertoon zoals uniformen, wapens, onderscheidingen, parades, orden, rituelen, hiërarchieën, rangen en titels, vlaggen, heldenverering, discipline en het principe van bevelen en gehoorzamen.” Dan lijkt me toch dat veel meer mensen antimilitarisme zouden kunnen steunen, ook als ze geen pacifisme willen steunen. Ik hoop dat die mensen dan ook nu van zich laten horen.



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There were some people asking

There were some people asking me about RevDia here and there. Organization claiming to be an anarchist one is problematic to say less. Well known for their opportunism and violence towards other anarchist groups and organizations in #Ukraine. #Anarchism https://t.co/JfmJWr2flz


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