Posted by Ian M on May 31, 2023, 6:21 pm, in reply to "Re: The Canary's been ratioed on Twitter:"
Finbar Cafferkey, Dmytro Petrov, and Cooper Andrews were not Nazis - they were committed anti-fascists who spent their lives struggling against authoritarianism
These claims appear to be circulating based on two Facebook posts - our editorial standards are much higher, and we don’t base our analysis on random social media posts
The Resistance Committee, who the three men organised with, said “Recently, we received information that some political fraudsters are trying to make a PR campaign out of the deaths of our comrades, attributing to them actions or motives that were not theirs.”
Dmytro, Finbar, and Cooper’s politics and legacies speak for themselves -
[Quote tweet] Finbar Cafferkey who died resisting the Russian invasion of Ukraine Apr19 was a friend & comrade who for the two decades I knew him consistently put himself in harms way to oppose injustice. Whether that was fighting Shell or ISIS or going to Kos to help refugees come ashore/1
For the record, our coverage on Russia and Ukraine has been consistent no matter who has been overseeing our editorial policies
- this is from March 2022 - https://thecanary.co/global/world-analysis/2022/03/07/ukrainian-anarchists-are-calling-for-international-support/
Picking NATO over Russia, or vice versa, is a fool’s game. Choose people, not power.
Good luck figuring out who the good guy is between Russia and NATO. We'll be doing solidarity for people, not power.
It is morally repugnant to align these anti-fascists with Nazism. As we said before, we understand that Western imperialism and Russian imperialism must be steadfastly resisted - we’re against authoritarian states, always have been and always will be
People over power, always
And for good measure: 'Who can reply? People @TheCanaryUK mentioned can reply'
Trying to silence opposition from their own readers, not a good look. And clutching their pearls over 'morally repugnant' comments linking these people to Nazis? Give it a rest - they aligned themselves with a military that has openly fascist battalions. To point that out is simply factual.
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