Thursday, November 15, 2018

Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Ukraine | Azov Nazi

Blowback: An Inside Look at How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists

Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their fascist brothers-in-arms, they are doing so openly, under the nose of a shrugging law enforcement — chronicling their experiences on social media before they bring their lessons back home.

Crushing Capitalism

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“One question, just one, solves so many of our issues facing us today,” Mark Maxey, MPD National Coordinator said. “How does it crush capitalism?”
Finding a singular equation to find the right, most loving, most humane, options is necessary. If you don’t, you can get overwhelmed. Social media bombards our psyche and the news, on various issues we need to stand up to protect. Animal rights, medical access, prisoners rights, peace initiatives, anti-war efforts, and the list goes on. Where do you find yourself gravitating towards for your solidarity work?
Easy, ask yourself, “How does it crush capitalism?”. If you do this then collective similar actions will chip away the issues we are standing up for.
Presently in our social media and ‘corporate’ news, the news focus is on nationalism. Then there is economic woes, wars, imperialism, income inequality, etc. You have to ask yourself who does benefit from these issues. These ‘issues’ effects the banking cartel, and the upper 1% of wealth holders. The news, memes, articles, force us enmass, down a ‘orchestrated’ soap opera. It’s a game to distract us and divide us.
How does it crush capitalism?
Knowing the answer to our question leads us to our own work towards solving the problem. It shows us how to attack the issue. It narrows the fastest methods of improving all our lives. Then we are chipping away at the old system, like a dead carcass of a tree. The root cause, capitalism, is why we engage in social anti-fascist protests. If we can crush capitalism, we are fighting the good fight. It leads us to a worldwide revolution.
What separates us from global communities is the capitalist desire to divide and conquer. Yes, we may have different cultures, language, national identity, but we remain human beings. We all come into the world the same and we all will leave this world the same way. Love that old colloquialism. We all desire to live in peace, in a community, and help evolve us to a global socialism movement. If we can accomplish this, then we truly have crushed capitalism.
In so many ways, our society has forgotten the history of over a 100 years ago. The same issues in early 1900 are exactly the issues facing us again, globally for that matter. Unions are needed more than ever. Ridding our governance by the corporate elitists. Raising up the need for muckrakers, progressive left journalism.
How did those issues get solved in the 1990”s? The did this globally by crushing capitalism collectively. It was a global turning point.  I don’t understand why history must keep repeating itself. But the answer lies in the one question, “How does it crush capitalism?”
I am concerned about the rise of global nationalism rising. I am also working and standing up for human rights abuses, workers rights, prisoner rights, environment, racial inequality. But to be effective and strike at the root cause we must ask this.
How does it crush capitalism?

Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

(MPD is posting this to show how Nationalism is a global issue and not just in America)

By Yuras Karmanau

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being.

So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill.

Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians and their sympathizers — and to spread nationalist ideology.
“We never aim guns at people,” instructor Yuri “Chornota” Cherkashin tells them. “But we don’t count separatists, little green men, occupiers from Moscow, as people. So we can and should aim at them.”

The nationalists have been accused of violence and racism, but they have played a central, volunteer role in Ukraine’s conflict with Russia — and they have maintained links with the government. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Youth and Sports earmarked 4 million hryvnias (about $150,000) to fund some of the youth camps among the dozens built by the nationalists. The purpose, according to the ministry, is “national patriotic education.”

Ministry spokeswoman Natalia Vernigora said the money is distributed by a panel which looks for “signs of xenophobia and discrimination, it doesn’t analyze activities of specific groups.”

Cherkashin is a veteran of the fight against pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine; he was wounded in combat and later came to lead Sokil, or Falcon, the youth wing of the Svoboda party. It is important, he says, to inculcate the nation’s youth with nationalist thought, so they can battle Vladimir Putin’s Russia as well as “challenges that could completely destroy” European civilization.

Among those challenges: LGBT rights, which lecturers denounce as a sign of Western decadence.

Watch | Instructor at Ukrainian nationalist youth camp lectures children about Western decadence

“You need to be aware of all that,” said instructor Ruslan Andreiko. “All those gender things, all those perversions of modern Bolsheviks who have come to power in Europe and now try to make all those LGBT things like gay pride parades part of the education system.”

While some youths dozed off during lectures, others paid attention. Clearly, some were receptive.

During a break in training, a teenager played a nationalist march on his guitar. It was decorated with a sticker showing white bombs hitting a mosque, under the motto, “White Europe is Our Goal.”

Aside from the lectures — and songs around the campfire — life for the several dozen youths at the Svoboda camp was hard.

Campers were awakened in the middle of the night with a blast from a stun grenade. Stumbling out of their tents, soldiers in training struggled to hold AK-47s that were, in some cases, almost as tall as they were. They were required to carry the heavy rifles all day, and one of the girls broke down in tears from exhaustion.

At 18, Mykhailo was the oldest of the campers. The training, he said, was necessary.

“Every moment things can go wrong in our country. And one has to be ready for it,” he said. “That’s why I came to this camp. To study how to protect myself and my loved ones.”

In this July 28, 2018 photo, Mykhailo, 18, center, leads other young participants of the "Temper of will" summer camp, organized by the nationalist Svoboda party, as they stand in formation singing nationalist songs in a village near Ternopil, Ukraine. Mykhailo is the oldest of the campers. "Every moment things can go wrong in our country. And one has to be ready for it," he said. "That's why I came to this camp. To study how to protect myself and my loved ones." (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)