I mean we could be critical of some lyrics, i'm not saying otherwise. But claiming socialism is about supporting war efforts from one of the biggest empires on earth run by an ex-secret-service operative... that's a major shift in direction!
Dear Lemmy, as you may well be aware, racial hierarchies and colonial empires are doing good in these early 2020s. In particular, in the days of the war in Ukraine, it's important to point out the fascist tendencies at play.
Fascism and racial/cultural hierarchies are on the rise on every continent, from Turkey to Brasil, to China, to France, to India... Fuck all Nations! Destroy all borders, and long live autonomous Communes!
On the Ukraine side of things, there's a bunch of neo-nazis in the army, as well as more traditional nationalists/fascists. It's not exactly a secret, and the former president was very close to these circles:
![Photo montage with ukrainian neo-nazis](https://lemmy.ml/pictrs/image/9f8e218d-5638-49ce-87d5-ff1c1a3ef0b9.webp)
On the Russian side of things, there's also a bunch of neo-nazis in the army as well as traditional nationalists/fascists. It's [not exactly a secret](https://www.respublica.lt/neonacizmas-rusijos-samdiniu-tarpe) either:
![Russian military officer with a nazi eagle](https://static.wixstatic.com/media/e526db_86f7d5d3ab384d76b9dfa0abc4fe9c1a~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_740,h_444,al_c,q_90/e526db_86f7d5d3ab384d76b9dfa0abc4fe9c1a~mv2.webp)
Both governments have long fought against popular movements and anarchist/antifascist networks. Both countries have neo-nazi/fascist militias parading down the streets and beating/killing random people. Just like France or USA have them too.
Don't trust me? Check out the wikipedia page on [neo-nazism](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Nazism). Follow their sources and make yourself an opinion. It's very instructive, although very incomplete. I definitely recommend to check out the [Racism in Ukraine](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Ukraine) and [Racism in Russia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_Russia) pages, too.
**Please remember that when you try to paint one side of a conflict as the good anti-nazi hero. Nazis are fucking everywhere. Fascists and nazis have been running the show in much of the world even after WWII ended. Nazi collaborators were responsible for France's war against the algerian people, and their grandchildren (spiritual or biological) are responsible for today's new repression, wars and genocides.**
We need to dismantle nazism and fascism at its root: the nation State and cultural supremacy. Yes, you should be proud of your local culture and land. No, that does not justify diminishing other cultures/lands.
**All we exploited/struggling people have to stand in solidarity with other people struggling for freedom and equality across the planet. No border divides us in the international socialist/anarchist movement. We will fight against all Empires for autonomous communities worldwide!**
PS: If you need more detailed resources on neo-nazi/neo-fascist/nationalist/traditionalist on the rise in a specific country/region, feel free to ask. There are chances i have some good articles/documentaries, and if not i've got ideas about who to ask.
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All the news I could find seems pretty skewed in favor of the Trump backed coup.
The guardian called this an ['opposition crackdown'](https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/14/bolivias-ex-interim-president-arrested-in-opposition-crackdown).
FT's title was better Bolivia arrests former interim president on terrorism charge. [link](https://www.ft.com/content/45dbad33-850a-4f93-bb23-828e6529623e).
# White supremacy a global threat, says UN chief
> ‘These extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries,’ Antonio Guterres warns
White supremacy constitutes a “trans-national” threat, the UN secretary general has warned.
Antonio Guterres also said racist groups had exploited the coronavirus pandemic to boost their support.
The danger was growing by the day, he told the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday.
He said: “White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats. They are becoming a transnational threat.
“Today, these extremist movements represent the number one internal security threat in several countries.
“Far too often, these hate groups are cheered on by people in positions of responsibility in ways that were considered unimaginable not long ago.
“We need global coordinated action to defeat this grave and growing danger.”
Mr Guterres’ comments appeared to be a jab at Donald Trump, who encouraged his supporters on the far-right on a number of occasions such as when he told the Proud Boys group to “stand back and stand by” during a presidential election debate.
His successor, Joe Biden, has said the 6 January siege of the US Capitol by Trump supporters was carried out by “thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists and white supremacists”.
Michelle Bachelet, the UN high commissioner for human rights, is due to report on 18 March on a global inquiry the body launched after George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis last May, when a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
In a further remark, Mr Guterres also accused authorities in some countries of using the Covid-19 crisis to deploy “heavy-handed security responses and emergency measures to crush dissent”, without naming names.
“At times, access to life-saving Covid-19 information has been concealed while deadly misinformation has been amplified, including by those in power,” he said.
Mr Guterres also warned about the power of digital platforms and the use and abuse of data.
“I urge all member states to place human rights at the centre of regulatory frameworks and legislation on the development and use of digital technologies,” he said. “We need a safe, equitable and open digital future that does not infringe on privacy or dignity.”
_Additional reporting by Reuters_