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Call for Solidarity with DOXA

In the early morning of April 14th, 2021, the four editors of the journal DOXA were arrested by Russian authorities. Armen Aramyan, Natasha Tyshkevich, Volodya Metelkin and Alla Gutnikova appeared in court later that day. The purpose of the charges were made clear by the judge – to silence critics – who ordered the editors […]

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Manifesto against the restriction of women’s rights in Central and Eastern Europe

The following manifesto was written by Romanian comrades, who held a solidarity event with Turkish women on 25th March in front of the Turkish Embassy in Bucharest. On the night of 19th to 20th March, the President of Turkey decided to withdraw the country from the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women […]

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LeftEast in the Dialectics of the Region’s Left

LeftEast has been around for just over eight years. It was preceded by two summer schools in Budapest, where some of its future editors—leftist East European(ist)s—met in a moment of happy recognition. One of them, Florin Poenaru, also happened to be the editor of the Romanian site CriticAtac, which hosted another meeting of East European […]

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International workshop: The Non-Aligned Movement & Socialist Yugoslavia: exploring social, cultural, political and economic imaginaries

Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade organized an online workshop revisiting the role of Yugoslavia in the Non-Aligned Movement, February 23 -26, 2021. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), a collaboration that began formally with a summit conference in Belgrade in 1961, has rarely been studied as a kind of ‘alter’ or ‘prior’ globalization. […]

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A Russian socialist faces imprisonment! Solidarity needed!

Anastasia Ponkina, a 20-year-old activist of the Russian Socialist Movement in Izhevsk (Udmurt Republic), was charged with “hooliganism motivated by political hate” and could face up to 5 years in prison. On January 23, during the mass rallies held across the country against corruption and the arrest of Alexei Navalny, Anastasia actively participated in a […]

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March 8, 2021 – Manifesto by fAKTIV

fAKTIV is a feminist collective based in Croatia fighting for women’s labor and social rights, advocating for reproductive and sexual rights, and against gender-based violence. The collective started out in 2016 in opposition to ubiquitous social and economic inequalities, fascism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, with the aim to organize extra-institutional actions and create feminist practices […]

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Misogyny – the other pandemic!

An International Women’s Day manifesto by the alliance of feminist organizations “Thanks for the Flowers” in Romania.
Translated by Irina Novac.

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OpenDemocracy: “Egyptian student of gender and religion jailed for terrorism on visit home” by Walid el Houri

To read the article, click here. The crackdown on freedoms is intensifying with the arrest of Ahmed Samir Santawy – the latest student to be locked up on obscure charges.

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For Boğaziçi and Freedom: a report from Turkey’s new student opposition

This year the Turkish government’s campaign to stamp out dissent has broken new ground, but a new spirit of resistance is there to meet it, particularly at one of the country’s landmark public universities. In what follows, two participants in the oppositional student movement at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul tell us about their struggle against […]

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Left perspectives on the protests in Russia and Navalny – Sergey Solovyov

Sergey Solovyov is editor of the journal Scepsis. The protests that took place in Russia were primarily the result of exhaustion of a certain part of society: from stagnation, social problems, and the bureaucracy-bourgeoisie reign. This exhaustion is enhanced due to the COVID-19 pandemic consequences. The protests are pro-liberal and personalist (leadermaniac) by nature. After […]