After ten months of one of the longest and bloodiest battles in Russia’s war in Ukraine, Ukrainian soldiers are now defending a shrinking half-circle of […]
Fascism is a political ideology that threatens democracy and individual rights. It often arises during times of economic instability, promoting nationalism and scapegoating marginalized groups. Fascist regimes suppress dissent and opposition, erode democratic institutions, and promote violence and intimidation. Minority groups are targeted, leading to persecution and marginalization. It is crucial to remain vigilant against the rise of fascism, promoting democratic values and institutions while rejecting nationalism, racism, and other forms of discrimination.
The war in Ukraine has seen a surge in foreign volunteers joining the fight against Russian-backed separatists. However, with no formal structure for vetting volunteers, individuals with problematic pasts and fabricated military records have become entrenched in the International Legion and other volunteer groups. This has led to unchecked access to weapons and military equipment, posing a significant risk to the safety and security of those involved in the conflict. Formal structures for vetting volunteers are crucial to ensuring that only qualified individuals have access to weapons and military equipment.