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Abduction of public utilities

Changes and additions to the Law on Public Utilities implemented early this year are leading to increased prices and decreased quality of services. Additionally, both local and international examples show that what follows is layoffs of workers in this sector, as well as harder access for the poorest to important services such as water supply or heating....

What Europe are we sacrificed for? TTIP and its lasting consequences

If TTIP were to be introduced, its consequences would be felt by the citizens of Serbia, as well as other countries who would not be direct signatories to the agreement. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a free trade agreement that will soon be signed between the United States and the European Union. According to...

I am a Socialist: An Interview with Leo Panitch

The devastating crisis, globalized in 2008, shook the ruins of the left’s tradition. Its chipped elements start to configure into new wholes. This would not be possible without the numerous communities, social movements and individuals who did not stop to dream the real utopia of solidarity, freedom and equality, and acted with the aim to realise it....

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...

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