US-plaining is not enough. To the Western left, on your and our mistakes

Volodymyr Artiukh Here in the post-Soviet world, we learned a lot from you. By ‘we’ I mean atomized or loosely organized communist, democratic socialist, left anarchist, feminist scholars, and activists from Kyiv, Lviv, Minsk, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, and other places that are plunging into the horrors of war and police violence. After our own Marxist tradition … Continue reading US-plaining is not enough. To the Western left, on your and our mistakes

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