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Female Face of Russian Anti-war Movement: Why Women Protest?

Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine and the following establishment of de facto martial law in Russia, Russians have been protesting against the war. Though this protest is weak and fragmented and exposed to government repression, it is ongoing in many cities and towns of Russia. It includes not only street demonstrations […]

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We asked: why is the war in Ukraine a feminist question? Frieda Afary interviews a Ukrainian and a Russian feminist

Note of LeftEast editors: Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, the war continues to have devastating effects on women. In the conditions of war, the processes of life-making are extremely precarious as cities are shelled, encircled, and public infrastructure like hospitals and schools continues to be under attack. In cities like Mariupol majority […]

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Frieda Afary’s Interview With a Russian Anti-War Feminist

We repost Frieda Afary’s interview with Ella Rossman, a feminist from Russia, a member of the coordinating group of Feminist Anti-War Resistance and a doctoral student at the University College London, who writes about gender and Soviet history.  She talks about the feminist anti-war solidarity with the resistance of Ukrainian people against Putin’s invasion,  and […]

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Frieda Afary’s Interview with a Ukrainian Socialist Feminist

We repost Frieda Afary’s interview with Oksana Dutchak, who is a Ukrainian sociologist and co-editor of Commons, a Leftist journal in Ukraine.  She talks about the courageous popular resistance to Putin’s brutal invasion,  as well as  the needed solidarity with regional and global struggles against  authoritarianism, racism and misogyny. It originally appeared here on March 19, 2022.

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The Anti-Capitalist Basis and Potential of the Slogan: “We Want Social Housing, Not Militarization”

Note from LeftEast editors: This article originally appeared in Romanian in The Political Art Gazette and we publish it as part of the collaboration in the ELMO – Eastern European Left Media Outlet network. On March 8th, 2022, responding to the invitation of Meduza Kolektiv and Rhythms of Resistance Cluj, the radical housing justice movement […]

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The War in Ukraine Seen on the Ground. Interview with Oksana Dutchak

Oksana Dutchak is a researcher based in Ukraine and an activist of E.A.S.T. – Essential Autonomous Struggles Transnational. She tells about the current ever-changing situation in Ukraine and local attempts of self-organization to cope with the war. The question of how to create a transnational politics of peace has no easy answer. Continuing to mobilize […]

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Intersectionality: Post-Marxism, Anti-Marxism, and Neoliberal Capitalism

Intersectionality is all around us. The slogan and evident false dichotomy – my feminism is intersectional or it is bullshit – is used without reflection. It is used as a framework of analysis by university researchers and retains an explanatory resonance with activists. It is perhaps premature to predict its demise. However, what we can […]

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Resisting ‘the same old story’: violence, rape and the urgent need of feminism in Albania

Note from the author: Girls and women in Albania rise up (again and again) throughout the country against domestic and systemic violence. From an almost infertile context, we can finally talk about and describe the arcs of the feminist movement in Albania. It is truly sedimenting its roots, with stable organizations, massive public activities, and […]

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[Book] Essential struggles: pandemic fronts

Note from LeftEast editors: the bilingual volume “Essential struggles: pandemic fronts” was published in 2021 as a result of the E.A.S.T. network collaboration during the pandemic, whose webinars and texts on social reproduction, housing and care work we featured on our website. The volume was edited by the LevFem collective members Stoyo Teteventski, Mariya Ivancheva, […]

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In Search of Afghanistan: An Interview with Ali Abdi

To offer our readers an inside look at contemporary Afghanistan, we have conducted an interview with Ali Abdi, a researcher who has been living there since 2015 and working with a queer community in Kabul. The Taliban’s speedy takeover of Kabul last week surprised many political observers. Yet, this is exactly what many in Afghanistan […]