Song backing dictator in Belarus removed from Eurovision contest

Vol. 85/No. 12 - March 29, 2021

The fight by working people to bring down the dictatorial regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus found a new outlet this month after mass protests and work stoppages last year were beaten down by government brutality. The monthslong political crisis…


Protests, regime’s repression continue in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 49 - December 14, 2020

The authoritarian quarter-century-old regime of Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus is trying to ride out widespread and sizable anti-government protests by intensifying a police crackdown. Lukashenko is also under pressure from his prime backer, the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow, to…


Brutal gov’t killing spurs new protests in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 47 - November 30, 2020
Thousands in Belarus lined streets of Minsk, above, and across country Nov. 13, forming solidarity chains in memory of Roman Bondarenko, art teacher and former soldier, who died after brutal beating by government cops. Workers organized minute of silence outside factories.

Thousands gathered at Minsk’s Square of Change and elsewhere across Belarus Nov. 15 to demonstrate against the cop killing of Roman Bondarenko. He had been one of the hundreds of thousands protesting the regime of President Alexander Lukashenko and his…


Belarus regime attacks protests, forced to free unionists

Vol. 84/No. 46 - November 23, 2020

Many thousands protested in Minsk, the capital, and in other cities across Belarus Nov. 8. They marched despite the authoritarian government of Alexander Lukashenko sending in riot police, who broke up converging columns of demonstrators before they could rally in…


Thousands in Belarus keep fighting to topple regime

Vol. 84/No. 45 - November 16, 2020

Tens of thousands rallied in Minsk and across Belarus Nov. 1, in the face of government threats and police firing live “warning” shots in the air. Some 240 protesters were arrested. Millions have marched to demand the resignation of hated…


Belarus protests and strikes shake Lukashenko regime

Vol. 84/No. 44 - November 9, 2020
Some 200,000 protesters in Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 25, mark 11 weeks of marches, strikes demanding dictator Alexander Lukashenko resign, new elections be held and all those detained by authorities be released.

Demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko, some 200,000 people took to the streets of Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 25, the largest protest against the regime in several weeks. Strikes by workers around the country the following day kept up the…


Determination to bring down regime fuels months of protests in Belarus

Vol. 84/No. 43 - November 2, 2020
Retirees at Minsk, Belarus, Oct. 19 “March of Wisdom” demand resignation of dictator Alexander Lukashenko. They chant, “Our will cannot be broken” and “We can! We will win!”

Despite a threat by the government to use live ammunition against demonstrators, some 50,000 marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Oct. 18. Many thousands more rallied in cities across the country demanding President Alexander Lukashenko step down, and in…


Mass protests in Belarus: ‘Resign now, new elections’

Vol. 84/No. 42 - October 26, 2020
March “in solidarity with women in Belarus,” Oct. 10 in New York City. International actions against dictatorial regime in Belarus backed mass protests there demanding freeing of political prisoners, new elections.

For the 10th Sunday in a row, 100,000 protesters filled the streets of Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Oct. 11, joined by tens of thousands more in other cities, demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko. The hated ruler claimed he…


Protests continue across Belarus despite government attacks, arrests

Vol. 84/No. 41 - October 19, 2020
Mass march in Minsk Oct. 4 demands fall of Lukashenko gov’t, free the political prisoners.

Over 100,000 protesters marched in the Belarus capital of Minsk Oct. 4, demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, the autocratic president who has ruled for 26 years. Protests have rocked the country since he claimed to have won another term…


NJ Militant Labor Forum discusses Belarus uprising

Vol. 84/No. 40 - October 12, 2020
Hanna Sharko, spokesperson for Belarus Together, explained mass opposition to Lukashenko regime at New Jersey Militant Labor Forum Sept. 26. Joanne Kuniansky, left, spoke for SWP.

UNION CITY, N.J. — “I am here on political asylum. I was forced to leave because of repression in Belarus eight years ago,” Hanna Sharko, one of the leaders of Belarus Together, told a Militant Labor Forum here Sept. 26.…