[Marxism] Fwd: Mass Repression Returns to Belarus, as People Protest Against Unemployment Tax

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Mar 28 08:34:14 MDT 2017

According to the website, Meduza, around 470,000 under-employed 
Belarussians must pay the so-called “social parasite” tax, which is 350 
Belarusian rubles ($192). The country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, 
introduced the law in 2015. In response to mass outcry, on March 9, 
Lukashenko postponed the due date for payment of the tax for a year, 
saying that the legislation would remain in place but promising it would 
be amended.


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