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Financialization and horizons for transnational housing organizing after the Berlin referendum

Note from LeftEast editors: This is the recording of a public online roundtable on financialization and housing struggle, organized on November 6, 2021, by the growing network of Eastern European leftist media platforms, ELMO – Eastern European Left Media Outlet. Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, this roundtable gathered […]

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International Call for Solidarity: Boğaziçi University Academics Begin the 2021 Fall Term Under Assault

Note from LeftEast editors: We share the international call for solidarity with the academics of Boğaziçi University, originally published by Jadaliyya Reports. Boğaziçi University is under greater threat than ever before as the new term begins. It has been 10 months since the Turkish President appointed a rector to Boğaziçi University by a midnight decree […]

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Online roundtable: Financialization and horizons for transnational housing organizing after the Berlin referendum

ELMO – Eastern European Left Media Outlet is inviting you to participate in a public online roundtable about the financialization of housing, the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords, and housing activism in Eastern Europe. The event will take place on Saturday, November 6 at 6 pm CET.

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Webinar: Decoloniality and Eastern Europe

The webinar ‘Decoloniality and Eastern Europe’ will explore the strategies of the left to address decoloniality in the region. The event will take place on Thursday, 4 November at 6 pm CET.

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#ЗаЧтоСидитМедведев: Why Was the Russian Poet and Leftist Kirill Medvedev Arrested?

Today is day five of the 10-day sentence Kirill Medvedev, along with Moscow-based urban activists Anastasia Borisyuk and Fyodor Neronov received for “resistance to the lawful demands of police officers.” A week ago, together with a number of concerned citizens, they were inspecting the construction of a premium-class apart-hotel on the historical Sretenka Street, where […]

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Webinar: Producing knowledge from the left in Eastern Europe

A webinar hosted by the Transnational Institute (TNI) will address knowledge production in Eastern Europe by leftist organizations and it will be held on 21 October at 6PM CET.

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Kareem Rabie’s “Palestine is Throwing a Party and the Whole World is Invited”: Book talk & review

Note from LeftEast Editors: The below interview with author Kareem Rabie was co-sponsored by the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, the Department of Anthropology at the Graduate Center CUNY and LeftEast. The review of the book, by LeftEast collective member Matan Kaminer, was first published by +972 Magazine and is reprinted with permission. “Palestine is […]

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How to understand Chinese investments in EE beyond the “China threat” narrative

Note from LeftEast editors: This article is published in a collaboration with Eastern-European leftist media platforms ELMO – East Left Media Outlet. A panel discussion organized by the Transnational Institute will address aspects of Chinese investments in Eastern Europe which are not grasped by mainstream accounts Experts will discuss key political-economic issues regarding Chinese investments […]

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J-11 in Cuba

Note from LeftEast editors: We insert this article by Ailynn Torres Santana that originally appeared on the NACLA website on July 22, 2021. Protests began in Cuba July 11, 2021 (J-11). They spread gradually from San Antonio de los Baños (Artemisa province) and Palma Soliano (Santiago de Cuba province) to other parts of the country. […]

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[VIDEO] Book symposium: From the crisis of liberalism to the rise of illiberalism in Hungary

Note from LeftEast editors: This book symposium took place on 21 May 2021 as part of the online conference ‘Thirty Years of Capitalist Transformations in Central and Eastern Europe: Inequalities and Social Resistance’ organised by the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Four books were presented at the panel: The […]