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Urban Futures: From Islands of Commons to Collective Autonomy

Note from LeftEast editors. We repost the recording of Stefan Christoff’s interview with Mary Taylor and Noah Brehmer on Free City Radio, and the text From Islands of Commons to Collective Autonomy that was published in e-flux journal, entitled From Islands of Commons to Collective Autonomy: Mary N. Taylor and Janet Sarbanes in conversation. The Commonist Horizon: Urban Futures […]

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Femicide as a new criminal offence in Croatia: Is more law the answer?

The Croatian government announced in September 2023 new amendments to the Penal Code in which a new criminal offence will be introduced: femicide or ‘aggravated murder of a female person’. From 2020 to the end of September 2023, there have been 43 femicides committed in Croatia. An aggravated offence of murder already exists in the […]

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The junta belt: What’s fueling the military takeovers sweeping across West and Central Africa?

Note from LeftEast editors: We reprint Tamás Gerőcs’s article on the political economy of the recent wave of coup d’etat in West and Central Africa. The article was originally published at Africa Is a Country: a site of opinion, analysis, and new writing on and from the African left. The militaries in six West African countries—Mali, […]

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“You Don’t Destroy Political Thought by Weapons”

Note from LeftEast editors. With the permission of  Lithuanian left portal Chat GPB we reprint this interview of GPB’s Tadas Janusauskas with Palestinian journalist Quassem Ali. The interview deals with subjects we rarely get to hear about: the daily lives and choices for those inside and those who left the hell of the war and […]

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Is There a Global History of Eastern Europe from a Non-Western Perspective?

Note from LeftEast editors: This article is a version of an interview Bence Horváth conducted in Hungarian with Zoltán Ginelli and Eszter Szakács, published by 444.hu on 24 May, 2021. It has been translated and re-edited by Zoltán Ginelli. The original introduced the exhibition ‘Transperiphery Movement: Global Eastern Europe and Global South’ featured in the OFF-Biennale Budapest and […]

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Political Establishment in Austria Uses the Israel/Palestine Conflict for a Generalized Attack on the Left and the Workers Movement

LeftEast Editorial Note: What follows is an interview we conducted with Yola Kipcak of Der Funke. Could you summarize for us your position on the current war in Palestine?  Our position as the International Marxist Tendency is very simple: We stand on the side of the oppressed, the Palestinians, against the oppressor, the Israeli state […]

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We asked: How is the Suppression of Palestinian Solidarity Unfolding in Austria? 

Editorial introduction: Since the launch of Hamas’ Operation Al-Aqsa Flood and Israel’s bombing of the besieged Gaza Strip, Palestinians and pro-Palestine activists in Europe are facing unprecedented censorship, policing, harassment, arrests, gag orders, and threats. In compiling reports from leftist activists across Europe, we aim to alert progressives across the region of the oppression Palestinians […]

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Was the USSR Socialist?: an Interview with Alexander Nogovishchev

Note from LeftEast: Recently, we ran across Alexander Nogovishchev’s very impressive MA thesis entitled “Political Communication in the USSR in the early 1960s: Discussing the CPSU Program,” which proposes to examine the Soviet Union of that period (and as a whole, really) as a socialist project and to take seriously its Marxism. In the process, […]

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Solidarity? Make Sure Your Tax-Money is Not Invested in War Crimes!

Note from LeftEast editors: This interview originally appeared in Mešanec in Slovenian and in English in ZNetwork. It is reprinted here with permission. A prominent writer and political activist Majed Abusalama is a co-founder of numerous organizations, one of them being Palestine speaks in Germany. Born in Gaza, he is now based between Berlin and Tampere, where he is finishing […]

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Palestine’s Night Is Long

“Iraq’s night is long Dawn breaks only to the murdered praying half a prayer and never finishing a greeting to anyone.” –Mahmoud Darwish (Tr. Sinan Antoon) In a moment impregnated with the weight of a murdered world, Gaza is being martyred in the dark.[i] She ascends as my heart descends in a familiar abyss. Long […]