Love thy neighbor, but only if they look like you?
Anarchists in Ukraine and Russia are not fans of any states. But they’re against the Russian war on the Ukrainian state.
If Putinism is victorious in Ukraine, it will set a horrific precedent not only for other territorial grabs but also other attacks on democracy.
The power of sports to legitimize a regime also means they have the power to delegitimize one, too.
Vladimir Putin is the Franco of today, and Ukraine must become the graveyard of Putinism.
Like the last tsar, Putin’s delusions of grandeur bely his military missteps, economic mismanagement, and imperial blind spots.
Is punishing ordinary Russians the right response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
There’s no “national interest” worth risking nuclear conflict. But urgent diplomacy and humanitarian aid — and Russia’s own antiwar movement — could stop the suffering.
Russia’s aim is to create a frozen conflict in Ukraine, but time is not on Putin’s side.
The Russian leader is focused on his legacy, which means that economic sanctions don’t concern him.