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Donate to Jenin – A Christmas gift that can save lives

During Christmas, when most of the Christian world, practicing religion or not, is celebrating love in one way or another, we must not forget our Palestinian comrades, who are dying not only by bombs and shooting, but also of hunger. Donating to Jenin could be a Christmas gift that could save lives.

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“The Most Important Battlefield Is the Ideological Battlefield”: An Interview with the Workers’ Front of Ukraine

In the social tapestry of post-Soviet nations, an enigmatic phenomenon has quietly taken root that might be called the “neo-Soviet renaissance.” Western commentators typically represent this movement as a misguided and inaccurate “Soviet nostalgia,” one conveniently harnessed by savvy politicians like Vladimir Putin for their own agendas, but this phenomenon is both deeper and more […]

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Movements of Labor: A Report on the LeftEast-Solidarity Network Convergence

Since 2011 and as part of the organization of LeftEast as a media platform, members of the LeftEast collective have organized summer schools in Budapest, Sofia, Kaunas, Istanbul and Skopje. Their aim has always been always twofold – or as we wrote once, dialectical – working with movements on the ground to connect regionally but […]

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A Unity of Supremacy: The Past and the Present of the Indian-Israeli Relations 

India and Israel are related to each other not only through an arms trade. Both countries hold a nationalist superiority approach that is utilised to oppress Muslims, and both misrepresent themselves as progressive and peace-promoting countries. Here LeftEast reprints Guli Dolev-Hashiloni‘s interview with Azad Essa, author of Hostile Homelands: The New Alliance Between India and […]

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Interview with Mikhail Lobanov: “Soon the moment will come when we will change everything”.

Note from LeftEast Editors: We are delighted to present the English translation of September.media’s interview with Mikhail Lobanov, published in the original Russian on July 28th. The interview is about Lobanov’s “foreign agent” status and dismissal from university, the ways of anti-war political organising among the left in Russia and beyond, and finally, Mikhail’s plans […]

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A blow to self-organisation. What is the logic behind Boris Kagarlitsky’s persecution?

Note from LeftEast editors. Boris Yulyevich Kagarlitsky, a leftist dissident under Brezhnev and occasional political prisoner under Yeltsin and Putin, has been arrested on charges of “justifying terrorism”. Еven though the Putin regime had already declared him a “foreign agent” and otherwise pushed him to leave the country, Kagarlitsky had chosen to remain in Russia […]

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Interview On Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle

Ahead of our upcoming labor convergence this August in Tbilisi, Georgia, we print a slightly abridged version of an interview originally published by our comrades at Partisan Magazine. Partisan co-editor-in-chief Spencer A. talks to Robert Ovetz and Shawn Hattingh about their contributions to the book Workers’ Inquiry and Global Class Struggle (Pluto Press, 2020) and […]

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Time to Leave the Shadows: #NoToWar Statement On the Prigozhin Coup

Below we share an English translation of a statement on the Prigozhin coup attempt by our comrades at #Невойна. Although events on the ground seem to have concluded rapidly, #NoToWar’s message continues to be relevant and urgent. You can find the Russian original at: https://shorturl.at/dzK45 TIME TO LEAVE THE SHADOWS Friends and comrades! The ruling […]

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Melegh Attila’s book launch, The Migration Turn and Eastern Europe

The former director of Karl Polanyi Research Center for Global Social Studies and Associate Professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest, and LeftEast author Attila Melegh recently published the book The Migration Turn and Eastern Europe. A Global Historical Sociological Analysis. Using Marxist and Polanyian frameworks, this book examines the structural and discursive transformation that can explain the polarization […]

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Encountering Late / Post-Soviet Labor: A Conversation with Clément, Mandel, and Pirani

Note from LeftEast editors: The topic of this roundtable—the transformation of Soviet working classes in the 1980s to 2000s–is a deeply depressing one. While there are nuances and variations—in some places things were worse than in others, it’s fair to say that the worst possible scenarios for the working classes prevailed everywhere. And that was […]