The Belarusian Revolution: Lessons, Perspectives and Tactics of the Radical Left

by Pavel Katarzheuski In 1991, after the collapse of the bureaucratic model of “socialism” in the Soviet Union and in the Warsaw Pact countries, Belarus became independent. A liberal-democratic regime briefly existed in the country from 1991 to 1994, but failed to eliminate certain elements of the Soviet heritage. In 1994, the social class contradictions between … Continue reading The Belarusian Revolution: Lessons, Perspectives and Tactics of the Radical Left

Partisans or Workers? Figures of Belarusian Protest and Their Prospects

by Volodymyr Artiukh This is an updated and revised version of the article that first appeared in Russian in Commons: Journal of Social Critique republished from Left East website:  http://www.criticatac.ro              These week’s protests in Belarus have clearly overcome their initial electoral focus and morphed into an expanding dissident movement of urban middle class and workers. In … Continue reading Partisans or Workers? Figures of Belarusian Protest and Their Prospects

Belarus’ rigged presidential election must be re-run and police brutality must cease, demands ITUC

The ITUC has denounced the violent attacks by the police and the special security forces on demonstrators protesting over disputed presidential elections on Sunday evening in Belarus (9 August) and called on the government of Belarus to respect the true voice of its citizens. Dictator Alexander Lukashenko – in power for 26 years - has … Continue reading Belarus’ rigged presidential election must be re-run and police brutality must cease, demands ITUC

МКП: у Білорусі повинні бути повторні вибори, жорстокість поліції – припинена

Міжнародна конфедерація профспілок засудила жорстокі напади поліції та спеціальних сил безпеки на демонстрантів, що протестували проти спірних виборів президента в неділю ввечері в Білорусі (9 серпня). МКП закликала білоруський уряд поважати справжній голос своїх громадян. «Диктатор Олександр Лукашенко, який при владі 26 років, очевидно, втратив підтримку білоруського народу, і вибори повинні бути проведені повторно з … Continue reading МКП: у Білорусі повинні бути повторні вибори, жорстокість поліції – припинена