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On the Hideous Whiteness Of Brexit

First published on Versobooks’ blog, we have included here a part of Dr. Akwugo Emejulu’s contribution to the debate on Brexit. Despite vociferous claims to the contrary, Brexit really is about race—but not in ways we might expect. In this seemingly ‘post-race’ era, Brexit shows us how whiteness, as a power relation, operates in ways […]

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Making sense of the Brexit tide of reaction and the reality of the racist vote

Source: Workers Solidarity Movement, Ireland Words: Andrew Flood Illustrative head image: Collage of photos posted by diamond geezer ‏@diamondgeezer and daniel watson ‏@DWxLW in the days after Brexit.         The Leave / Brexit vote in the referendum came in the end as a surprise, a narrow win for Remain was expected. This […]

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Spanish elections 2016: Has the Podemos-strategy run into it’s limitations?

1. Polls predicted that Unidos Podemos would finish ahead of the social democrats of PSOE, and that these two parties would muster a majority against the parties of the right. This did not happen, and Unidos Podemos in fact lost votes compared to the December 2015 results of the two parties that make up UP […]

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“An anti-capitalist perspective, […] requires a breach with the EU” – Interview with Kevin Ovenden

While at the Marx is’ Muss Congress 2016, Pavle Ilic and Anja Ilic (Marks21, Serbia) interviewed Kevin Ovenden, a British activist and publicist, active on both the British and the Greek political scenes. One of the most important voices of the British left, Kevin has recently written a book on Syriza, entitled “Syriza: Inside the […]

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We Are Not for Sale! (Communique from “Life is too Expensive” Movement)

On June 16th the Lithuanian parliament was supposed to vote for the so called New Social Model: a neo-liberal assault involving severe labor code liberalization, criminalization of single-motherhood (you will only receive child’s allowance if married), ‘income’ tax imposed on unemployment benefits, etc, etc. On June 15th a demonstration in opposition to the new legislation […]

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“We were not trying to hide Marxism”: Interview with Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin Magazine.

Prepared by Alona Liasheva, this interview was initially published in the journal “Commons”. Jacobin is one of the most successful radical left-wing publications in the contemporary world and, for sure, the most successful one in the United States. Though the project was only started in September 2010, their online audience has reached 700 000 visitors […]

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MST ANALISYS: What is the origin of the political crisis and what we must do as movements and the working class?

Note from LeftEast Editors: This report on the Brazilian political crisis is written by the movement of landless workers, which has a long history of squatting land and making it productive in the hands of collectives of landless workers. It was originally published on The Real News Network. 1.The nature of the crisis we are going […]

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Solidarity with Oktobar against Fascist Violence

The following is a report from Oktobar, in Belgrade. LeftEast stands in solidarity with our friends in Belgrade against this fascist attack and wishes those harmed a speedy recovery. Last night, on March 31st 2016, neo-Nazis attacked the Social Center Oktobar. Seven men with sticks barged into the Oktobar Center, at a time when four […]

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What Do Russian Leftists Dream About?: A Collective Portrait

Who are today’s leftists? What’s the problem with liberals and patriots? What are the political goals of the left and how to achieve them? Do leftists want to bring back the USSR?/ dekulakize everybody?/ abolish the difference between the smart and the stupid? What does one need to read/ watch to become leftist? The Furfur […]

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The Roma Business 160 years since the end of Roma slavery in Romania

Note from LeftEast editors: This article was originally published in Bilten on 22 February 2016. On 20 February Romania celebrated 160 years since the official abolition of Roma slavery. In a typical Romanian way the event was, of course, surrounded by scandals and controversy. They are revealing insofar as they function as a symptom for […]