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China 2012

The debates concerning the present and future of China—an “emerging” power—always leave me unconvinced. Some argue that China has chosen, once and for all, the “capitalist road” and intends even to accelerate its integration into contemporary capitalist globalization. They are quite pleased with this and hope only that this “return to normality” (capitalism being the […]

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Hungary’s “democracy” problem – a concept and its background

 Since 2010, Orbán Viktor’s government symbolically announced an anticolonial war against Western capital. At the same time, it carried out major transformations in the 1989 system of political democracy, and started a campaign of economic centralization. Due to these, Hungary came under the spotlight of international discussions, as a model impersonating the fate of democracy […]

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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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On Injustice and Development: Seven Days of Resistance in Erdoğan’s Turkey

Thursday, June 13, Ankara I am waiting through an intense thunderstorm outside, periodically reading facebook posts from my students gathered in Ankara’s Kuğulu (Swan) Park, which has been the capital’s version of Istanbul’s Gezi Park, and from some at Gezi Park itself.  Erdoğan has announced that “this will be over within 24 hours” and has […]

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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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European Citizenship and the Place of Migrants’ Struggles in a New Radical Europe. An interview with Sandro Mezzadra.

 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 […]

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On the Kosovo-Serbia agreement

The agreement on the ‘normalisation of relations’ signed by the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia has been praised by almost everyone as a ‘historical agreement’. And indeed it is historic – but apparently for completely different reasons than those the EU and other bureaucrats praise it for. From the EU’s gaze and […]

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What has the European Union ever done for us?

-A note from Romania on Croatia’s integration into the EU- One should not be afraid to ask this famous Monty Python question in relation to the EU Empire. Seen from the Romanian perspective, 6 years after its integration into the EU structures, the answer should be clear. EU brought increased subordination to the rule of […]

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A brief look at the Hungarian student movement: “That Was the First Student Assembly in Many Years..”

Por gladisanarquica Entrevista a Csaba Jelinek, activista y participante del movimiento estudiantil en Budapest, acerca de las movilizaciones sociales que han acontecido en Hungría en el último tiempo, y particularmente lo referente a la participación y organización de las estudiantes. Gladys B. (GLAD) Budapest, Hungary.  Puedes descargar la entrevista aquí…+ // Próximamente traducida al castellano The end […]

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A vicious cycle? Some notes on the Bulgarian protests from the summer of 2013

Just few months after the Bulgarians overturned the government of Boyko Borissov in February 2013, they are back in the streets in tens of thousands demanding the resignation of the new government. While this might look like the same wave of protests, there has been little continuity. The protests in February were an outburst of […]