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Ukraine: Armed Attack on the Left-wing Activist Stanislav Sergienko

A group of people armed with knives has attacked Stanislav Sergienko, activist of “Social Movement” and student of Kyiv-Mohyla academy on the 20th of April in Kyiv. Stanislav has been stabbed multiple times and is currently being treated in the hospital. There are strong reasons to conclude that ultra-rightists committed this crime. On April 20, 2017 at...

Social Transformation Needs an Open End

Dario Azzelini is a theoretician and political activist splitting time between Berlin and Caracas. He recently stayed in Belgrade to participate in the conference “Let’s bring socialism back into the game“. That gave us an opportunity to talk about different topics he addresses in his work – ranging from the question of Maduro’s election loss, the interrelation...

Working for GEOX in the 21° century – The case of Serbia

  The video “Working for GEOX in the XXI century — the Serbian case” brings testimonies of workers about their experience working for the company and its consequences. On the working conditions in the GEOX factory in Vranje you can read our article here, and the report conducted by the campaign “Abiti Puliti” and the initiative “Change your...

The True Cost of Our Shoes

“Abiti Puliti” campaign and the “Change your shoes” initiative published a report based on research of production strategies of three world-renowned shoemaking brands: Tod’s, Geox and Prada. The report titled “The True Cost of Our Shoes” presents a detailed insight into functionality of production and distribution chains of luxurious brands, at whose one end is an expensive product, marketably...

Protest in Serbia: rising dissatisfaction with degrading living conditions

The outcome of the presidential elections in Serbia sparked protests throughout the country. What started as a demonstration of dissatisfaction with electoral results, is now showing signs of improved political articulation. On April 2nd Aleksandar Vučić won the presidential elections in Serbia. There was no widespread optimism about prospects of the opposing candidates, but the 55% support, which...

Presidential elections in Serbia: something new?

Will the upcoming presidential election in Serbia offer an alternative? At the beginning of the campaigns a moth ago ​opposition candidates were framing their proposals within the discourse of lesser evil – which amounts to covering the lack of actual alternatives.​ But a month after this article was published in Serbian a new candidate appeared – it...

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