ELMO: Right to housing struggles in Eastern Europe and the Berlin referendum

Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, ELMO’s roundtable brought together activists from movements in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Germany to discuss struggles for the right to housing.

Using the Berlin referendum vote to expropriate large-scale landlords as a reference, ELMO’s roundtable brought together activists from movements in Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Germany to discuss struggles for the right to housing.

I see labor organizing as a way out of this situation we are in – an interview with Marc Ribot

Marc Ribot’s excellence as a versatile guitarist, an improviser and a composer is well known among fans and music lovers. What has received less attention is his activism for labor rights of musicians, his view on and experience with labor organizing. After his exciting concert with The Young Philadelphians at the 33rd Belgrade Jazz Festival, Mašina had the opportunity to discuss with him a subject – he says – he gladly talks about: politics.

Narrow-mindedness of Dual Education

Draft Law on Dual Education faces criticism of professionals, trade unions and leftist organizations. This proposed regulation would in effect legalise child labour, make it extremely difficult for students of vocational schools to enroll in higher education institutions, cause additional deterioration of labour rights and generally worsen the position of workers in the labour market. Instead of being provided with quality education, students will be trained for the role of cheap and obedient labour force.