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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 […]

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Crisis Bulletin

“Crisis is the bulletin of the revolutionary left at the University of East London. We organize, agitate and educate around key political, social and economic questions on campus. We struggle against all forms of oppresion from racism and sexism to homophobia, we confront the fascists on every street and in every elections, and we oppose […]

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SUBVERSIVE PANEL

Subversive Festival 2013, 2nd Balkan forum 12-14 May 2013, Zagreb, Croatia Panel: Against capitalism, nesting orientalism, conceptual ghettos and self-imposed colonialism: regional emancipatory projects in the Balkans/West Balkans/Eastern Europe/Central Europe time and place:  Saturday, May 12th Hall II, 12:00 – 13:30 panelists:  András Szépe (Position Working Group,HU), Dan Cirjan (Central European University, HU), Matija Medenica (Marks21,SE), Raja Apostolova (Social Center Xaspel, BG) organizers: Agnes Gagyi (Position Working Group,HU) & Mariya Ivancheva (Social Center Xaspel, […]

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Diary. Peter Pomerantsev

“Two men who defined post-Soviet Russia died within eight days of each other last month, both suddenly and far from home. On 16 March the body of Vladislav Mamyshev was found floating in a swimming pool in Bali. His death was blamed on a heart attack. He was 43. Better known as Vladik Monroe, Mamyshev […]

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PhD’s Job Crisis: Why Proffesorships Are Dwindling and Adjuncts and Postdocs Are on the Rise