Reflections on Russia’s Antiwar Protests and Ours

Source: Common Dreams
by Tom Gallagher

“Simultaneously, we find ourselves witnessing the playing out of the repression of dissent against the illegal and hugely unpopular 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, along with the repression of dissent against the illegal and hugely unpopular 2003 American invasion of Iraq. The arena for the latter has been the ongoing extradition campaign against Julian Assange for the 2010 Wikileaks release of ‘Collateral murder’ a video of a 2007 U.S. helicopter attack killing several Iraqi civilians, including two journalists. The most noteworthy recent Russian event (in real time) came with a court sentencing Moscow district councilor Aleksei Gorinov to seven years in prison for breaking a recently adopted law against spreading ‘false information.’ Gorinov’s crime was calling the Ukraine invasion a ‘war’ and not a ‘special military operation.'” (08/04/22)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/08/04/reflections-russias-antiwar-protests-and-ours