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The West and Russia are playing dangerous games in eastern Europe

The West and Russia are playing dangerous games in eastern Europe The borderlands between Russia and the European Union have become an immediate zone of potential conflict and even war

Belarus-Poland: one example of borders that kill

Belarus-Poland: one example of borders that kill The Polish state and the European Union have adopted the anti-migrant attitude of the far right

Tear down the borders

Tear down the borders Refugees trapped at the Polish-Belarusian border in eastern Europe are being used as weapons by two states with reactionary governments.

British government report into human rights tries to whitewash its allies’ crimes

British government report into human rights tries to whitewash its allies’ crimes The Tories, who enable the abuse of human rights, pretend they are freedom's champion

On the frontline in Belarus

On the frontline in Belarus Aliaksei Paluyan’s documentary shot in Minsk during the anti government protests captures the horror of living a life under tyranny, writes Julia Ryder

Belarusian workers and students defy repression to face down Lukashenko

Belarusian workers and students defy repression to face down Lukashenko The revolt against Belarusian ruler Aleksander Lukashenko is at a critical stage after opposition leaders’ call for a general strike failed to break the stalemate. 

Belarus revolt faces new repression, but threatens general strike

15 October 2020
The revolt in Belarus is at a crossroads after more than two months of mass protests and strikes against president Aleksander Lukashenko

Yellow Vest actions hit cities all over France

14 September 2020
Demonstrators continued their fight this weekend despite police repression

Belarusian protesters defy state brutality

07 September 2020
Ten of thousands of people took to the streets of Belarus over the weekend in defiance of president Aleksander Lukashenko’s threats and intimidation.

Defiant workers protest and stage ‘go slows’ in Belarus

31 August 2020
Belarusian ruler Aleksander Lukashenko is trying to wear down the opposition movement through arrests, sackings and intimidation.

Protests call for freedom in Belarus as Lukashenko issues threats

24 August 2020
Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko launched a fresh crackdown on the democracy movement on Monday.

How the British military works with the generals in Belarus

20 August 2020
The British state had trained Belarusian troops—including in “urban warfare tactics”—before condemning the regime’s crackdown on protesters.

Strikes and protests spread as Belarusian regime clings to power

17 August 2020
The Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko was fighting for the survival of his regime on Monday.

Workers’ strikes and protests increase pressure on regime in Belarus

12 August 2020
Resistance to Belarusian president Aleksander Lukashenko’s regime is growing in the streets and workplaces.

Fury at rigged presidential election sparks big demonstrations in Belarus

11 August 2020
Thousands of defiant protesters clashed with riot police on the streets of Belarus in eastern Europe on Sunday.

Belarus Free Theatre: Being Harold Pinter and Generation Jeans

12 February 2008
The Belarus Free Theatre are independent artists who face persecution in their home town of Minsk.

Ukraine’s Brutal History

04 December 2004
Ukraine means "borderland". It suggests a country far away from the heart of Europe. But many Ukrainians believe they live in the middle of Europe—and they have a point. The Ukraine may have a huge border with Russia, but it also touches Belarus, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and Romania, as well as Moldova.

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