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Migrants and Refugees Who Never Made it Commemorated in Croatian Exhibition

Note from LeftEast editors. The article is a reprint, it originally appeared in Balkan Insight. This article documents the exhibition “The Passage” in Zagreb which closed on May 21, 2021. A new exhibition in a Zagreb gallery depicts some of the migrants and refugees who perished on their way to Western Europe on the often […]

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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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[PODCAST] Comparative Waterfronts: Glass, Steel, and Capital in Beirut and Belgrade

Beirut and Belgrade show off their emergence out of war by investing in massive construction projects on their waterfronts. But these modern projects are also sites of gentrification, erasure, and political contestation. Join Adriana and Miloš on their walks as they reflect on how capital from Arab Gulf countries is building new neighbourhoods of glass […]

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An internationalist collective endeavour in times of rising instability: the Eastern European Left Media Network

Note from LeftEast editors: This article first appeared in the Serbian portal Mašina. It summarizes the meeting of the newly established Eastern European Left Media Outlet (ELMO) How much do we Eastern Europeans know about each other? What kind of information can we acquire about each others’ local context? Where is this information produced, in […]

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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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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 […]

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Left perspectives on the protests in Russia and Navalny – Rossen Djagalov

Rossen Djagalov is a LeftEast editor. There is little new in the debate taking place within the Russian left and around it whether to participate in the protests called by Navalny and his team. One has been hearing a version of it since last August on Belarusian material. A few years earlier, the issue was […]

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Left perspectives on the protests in Russia and Navalny – Liza Smirnova

Liza Smirnova is a journalist and left-wing activist In the events of January we have seen a new type of street protest in Russia. Now it is not only the Muscovite middle class, as in the previous wave of mobilization from 2011-2013. This new wave of protests has covered the provinces as well. Actions proceeded […]

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Left perspectives on the protests in Russia and Navalny – Georgiy Komarov

Georgiy Komarov, member of the executive committeeof Marxist Union (Russia) The Russian Left should definitely try to adapt to new reality and not to stay aside from the protest. However, the devil is in the details. Alas, the rallies of January 23 were nowhere near a mass revolutionary movement. The rallies boast only tens of […]