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[PODCAST] E.A.S.T. and the Transnational Social Strike: organizing women, migrant and essential workers

Note from LeftEast editors: We share this podcast with the permission of its producers from Contrasens. “Contrasens” is a podcast which explores current themes in the field of the social sciences. The project aims to bring to the forefront and make as accessible as possible research conducted by sociologists, anthropologists and other specialists from related fields. […]

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A Transnational Response to the Attacks on the Istanbul Convention

This text was originally published on the Transnational Social Strike Platform website. There is also a Turkish, a Polish and an Italian translation available. Authors’ note: On April 11th, EAST members, women and LGBTQIA+ people from Turkey, Poland, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, […], drawing from Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, gathered together in a […]

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The Power of the Polish Women’s Strike

Note from LeftEast  editors. The article is a reprint: it originally appeared at JewishCurrent on April 1 2021. Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye.              ON MARCH 8TH, 2021, International Women’s Day, I drew a lightning bolt on my mask in red lipstick, put a thermos in my backpack, and went out […]

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Strike as a Method?

Note from LeftEast editors. This is a reprint of an article that appeared on 13 Apr 2021 at Transnational Social Strike Platform. Bulgarian translation is also available We publish the report of the online meeting with trade unionists and activists organized by LevFem (Bulgaria) to discuss the possibility of solidarity and strike action in Bulgaria […]

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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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(Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction: Women’s labour before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bulgaria

Note from the LeftEast editors: The present text, which we co-publish together with TSS, is part of a series of publications and webinars on the topics of social reproduction, (women’s) labor, and migration in East-Central Europe and beyond. The video from the webinar (Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction, where this text was first presented, can be seen here(in […]

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The Invisible Economy of Albania’s “Nuse of the House”: Gender and Social Reproduction in Albania’s Market Economy

Patriarchal morality and house chores: Do you believe in life after work? The concept of the Albanian “nuse of the house” is deeply embedded in Albanian culture and social norms, to the point that a direct translation in English language would be impossible without sacrificing some of the concept’s underlying meanings. The word nuse is […]

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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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(Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction: What did Bulgarian teachers learn from the pandemic?

Note from the LeftEast editors: The present text, which we co-publish together with TSS, is part of a series of publications and webinars on the topics of social reproduction, (women’s) labor, and migration in East-Central Europe and beyond. The video from the webinar (Post)pandemic struggles in social reproduction, where this text was first presented, can be seen here […]

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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.