Their Security, Our Poverty: Militarization and the New Code of Labour in Lithuania

In the last months the Lithuanian media has been rife with debates about the new labour legislation proposed for parliamentary vote on the 23th of June. Not very different from the French reform proposals, and pushing for further deregularization of the labour market, the code has sparked a series of protests and actions throughout the […]

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Lithuania: The Myth of the Passive Mass

“Not every recession-hit country in Europe is like wayward Greece, Portugal and Spain, amazingly Lithuanian unions went along with the government’s policies. There were no street riots a la Greece” -Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 2010   caption on a Mayday poster in Lithuania (on the left): “He who saws hunger, reaps anger.”   In the wake […]