Evan Reif

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Evan Reif was born in a small mining town in Western South Dakota as the son of a miner and a librarian. His father's struggles as a union organizer, and the community's struggles with de-industrialization, nurtured Evan's deep interest in left-wing politics. This, along with his love of history, made him a staunch anti-fascist. When not writing, researching or working, Evan enjoys fishing, shooting, and Chinese cooking. Evan can be reached at wharghoul@gmail.com.
“History isn't what happened, but the stories of what happened and the lessons these stories include. The very selection of which histories to teach in a society shapes our view of how what is came to be and, in turn, what we understand as possible. This choice of which...
Part II of a CAM Series on the Georgian Legion The story of the Georgian Legion is more than just battles and atrocities. Far from the battlefield, thousands of people are now soldiers on a second, digital front. They are engaged in both propaganda and attack, relentlessly swarming anyone who...
U.S. has a long history of subcontracting dirty counterinsurgency operations to brutal proxy forces–the Georgian Legion is but the latest The Georgian Legion stands out among the many right-wing militias of Ukraine. While most of the new breed of Ukrainian fascists are active on social media, the Georgian Legion has gone...

The Gambler

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The tale of a Vegas gambler, failed politician, and professional Nazi groupie The war in Ukraine has been a bonanza for grifters. From mercenaries and gun runners to OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) and journalists, a bottomless well of western financing combined with a firehose stream of information both true and...
“I wonder how it came to pass that most of the billionaires in Ukraine are Jews?”—Dmytro Yarosh, former People’s Deputy of Ukraine Part III in series on Ukranian fascism. See Part 1 and Part 2. In the West, the 2022 war has often been portrayed as a struggle between autocracy and...
Part II of a 3 Part series on Fascism and the CIA in Ukraine “Terror will be not only a means of self-defense, but also a form of agitation, which will affect friend and foe alike, regardless of whether they desire it or not.”   —UVO (fascist Ukrainian Military Organization)...
“Terror will be not only a means of self-defense, but also a form of agitation, which will affect friend and foe alike, regardless of whether they desire it or not.” - UVO (fascist Ukrainian Military Organization), brochure from 1929. Part I of a 3 Part Series on Ukrainian Fascism and the...
In my previous article on the Kyiv Independent, I touched on the Media Development Foundation (MDF), a “media accelerator” founded in 2013 by the CEO and CFO of the Kyiv Independent, Daryna Shevchenko and Jakub Parusinski. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a CIA offshoot that tries to advance U.S.-style...
Are American journalists collaborating with Nazi terrorists to silence dissent? There is another war going on in Ukraine. A war of repression is being waged on journalists, political dissidents and anyone who dares to speak against the Kyiv regime. It has been going on uninterrupted since the Maidan coup of...
One NED-sponsored journalist even fights with the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion and openly advocates for the commission of war crimes. Throughout this war, one of the most prolific voices has been the Kyiv Independent. Through both its website and its Twitter account, it has been posting a nearly endless stream of...