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Behind Russia’s Migrant Raids, a Vast Network of Bribes and Opportunism

In hopes of drumming up support among nationalist-minded citizens in advance of regional elections, police are conducting abusive crackdowns on immigrants. Shadows of people suspected of violating immigration rules in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP) If the past week is any indication, the plight of Russia’s illegal migrants may be about to […]

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VIDEO: A talk with Sandro Mezzadra in Budapest

Interviewers: Raia Apostolova and Mathias Fiedler On June 22 a group of migrants declared a hunger strike in Munich, Germany. The strike struck at the heart of the European Empire which in the last decades has been the source of the migration policies responsible for the production and further reinforcement of the European Apartheid and […]

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Two Years On: Has the Left Done Enough to Engage the Voices of the Riots Generation?

The Left and the London protests two years on: “On a cold Saturday evening last March, the huge crowd queuing on a damp street corner in Bethnal Green looked like they were waiting in line for a club. Pumping music with African drumming riffs could be heard inside the venue, and outside the crowd of […]

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Bulgaria’s ‘class war’

Maryia Ivanceva in The Guardian about the Bulgarian protests.

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Summer School “Between (post)Socialism and (neo)Liberalism”

JULY 20-24, 2013 Social Center Xaspel, Sofia 8 Madrid rd. (house in the inner courtyard)  20th of July, Saturday 08:45 – 09:10 Mary Taylor Opening Panel: The rise of the Entrepreneurial City in the East After 1989: Neoliberalization, Gentrification and Resistances Chair: Mary Taylor 10:00 – 10:20 Daniel Saric The Right to the City Movement […]

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Bulgarian ‘Children of the Transition’

A text by Mariya Petkova about the current protests in Bulgaria: It did not take much for the Bulgarian public to take to the streets demanding the fall of its new government after the disaster of an election it witnessed in May. Bulgarian voters had already punished political parties with a largely fragmented vote which […]

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Declaration of solidarity with the people of Croatia from the part of the Fourth Republic, Hungary.

Here’s a declaration of solidarity with the  people of Croatia from the part of the Fourth Republic, Hungary. “The 4K! is in solidarity with Croatian workers. Croatian workers, small and middle entrepreneurs will face similar problems we have seen in the last nine years of EU membership. (…) We, the people of East European countries […]

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Why hiring academics is too important to be left to other academics

“Like virtually all academics, I used to have a phobia of managerial interference in what are traditionally considered academic matters. But my recent experience with the academic pseudo-job-market has convinced me that when it comes to recruitment, we should hand decision-making over to business-minded managers. I have spent the past academic year applying for lecturer […]

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Slovenia: Manifesto of the Initiative for Democratic Socialism

“The ideological dominance of capitalism as the only feasible mode of production is coming to an end. In the second half of the 1970s, when rapid and stable economic growth came to a halt in the “developed” world, the forces of capital intensified their attack on workers’ rights that has not ceased to this day. […]

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European Silence Over Bradley Manning

“Bradley Manning is a hero. Nobody else has put so much classified evidence about the reality of America’s wars in the public domain. The “Collateral Murder” video which he released to WikiLeaks should be shown at the beginning of every academic course on international relations. It captures the nonchalance with which  the world’s most powerful […]