[Marxism] Something serious unfolding in Belarus

Sergii Kutnii mnkutster at gmail.com
Sat Mar 25 12:54:29 MDT 2017


I have noticed, there's nothing on recent events in Belarus on Marxmail. 
However, there are serious reasons to watch Belarus closely, as it may 
become another "weak link".

Recently, the people of Belarus have been protesting the unemployment 
tax 
(https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/16/belarus-fine-unemployed-social-parasite-law). 


The government responded with harsh repressions. Hundreds of protesters 
have been arrested.
Hundreds more were arrested today, after trying to celebrate the Freedom 
Day in the streets of Minsk 
(http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39393351).

However, opposition activists from Belarus whom I follow on social media 
are not intimidated. According to them, the population by and large is 
sympathetic towards the protests and anti-government sentiment only grow.

This may well be another revolution in Europe and maybe a war, as Putin 
will hardly tolerate another mess on Russian border.





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