140 Days of Hunger Strike by Kurdish Activist Ecevit Piroğlu in Serbia

In direct violation of domestic and international laws as well as court rulings, Kurdish political activist Ecevit Piroglu has been detained in Serbia for several years now. He is currently being held in a hospital in Pančevo, where he has been on hunger strike for the past 140 days. His health and life are on the line.

In direct violation of domestic and international laws as well as court rulings, Kurdish political activist Ecevit Piroglu has been detained in Serbia for several years now. He is currently being held in a hospital in Pančevo, where he has been on hunger strike for the past 140 days. His health and life are on the line.

Protest blockade of roads in Belgrade near the Sava Center congress hall, December 4; Photo: Mašina

Both the profession and the people have clearly said that they are against lithium mining in Serbia

The demands to open a social dialogue about the future of the Rio Tinto company's "Jadar" project, i.e. about lithium mining in Serbia, as we can hear in recent days, come too late and do not contribute to solving the problem, but only muddy the waters.

The demands to open a social dialogue about the future of the Rio Tinto company’s “Jadar” project, i.e. about lithium mining in Serbia, as we can hear in recent days, come too late and do not contribute to solving the problem, but only muddy the waters.

Call for protest; Illustration: Support for the People of Palestine

“We Remember How Imperialist Bombs Also Killed Our Children” Local Group Organizing Protest for Palestine on Sunday, June 23

In an effort to renew mass resistance to the genocide in Palestine, the local activist group Support for the People of Palestine announced a protest at 5pm on Sunday, June 23rd in Belgrade.

In an effort to renew mass resistance to the genocide in Palestine, the local activist group Support for the People of Palestine announced a protest at 5pm on Sunday, June 23rd in Belgrade.

Argentina: “We will have to waste our strength on many particular struggles”

We talked about current events in Argentina with Sara Cuifre, a feminist and activist for labor rights and a member of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies (IRGAC).

We talked about current events in Argentina with Sara Cuifre, a feminist and activist for labor rights and a member of the International Research Group on Authoritarianism and Counter-Strategies (IRGAC).

SNS call center at the Novi Sad Fair; Photo: Bravo Novi Sad

Tear gas, water cannons, smashed heads, attacks on journalists, detention of activists – another election in Serbia

Local elections were held in close to 90 cities and local municipalities in Serbia. The day was marked by irregularities and violence against citizens who tried to prevent them.

Local elections were held in close to 90 cities and local municipalities in Serbia. The day was marked by irregularities and violence against citizens who tried to prevent them.

Censoring Zionists Versus Palestinians: Different and Unequal

Art institutions across the United States are repressing pro-Palestinian artists. Mašina spoke with Elizabeth Larison, NCAC’s director of the Arts and Culture Advocacy Program, about the broader trends within the Art Censorship Index.

Art institutions across the United States are repressing pro-Palestinian artists. Mašina spoke with Elizabeth Larison, NCAC’s director of the Arts and Culture Advocacy Program, about the broader trends within the Art Censorship Index.

Why Did Mercedes-Benz Workers in Alabama Vote No to Unionizing?

On Friday, May 17th Mercedes-Benz workers at two factories in Alabama voted against joining the union, United Auto Workers (UAW). With a final tally of 2,642 to 2,045 against unionizing, the result in Alabama represents the first setback in the UAW’s large-scale unionization campaign that Mašina previously reported on.

On Friday, May 17th Mercedes-Benz workers at two factories in Alabama voted against joining the union, United Auto Workers (UAW). With a final tally of 2,642 to 2,045 against unionizing, the result in Alabama represents the first setback in the UAW’s large-scale unionization campaign that Mašina previously reported on.

Ten years on, is ‘Skopje 2014’ a sign of the future?

North Macedonia’s right-nationalist VMRO-DPMNE won a landslide electoral victory this week, retaking power with almost three times the votes of their rival, pro-European Social Democrats. VMRO-DPMNE’s 2014 redevelopment of capital Skopje rapidly passed into regional legend, with the Eurosceptic party replacing Modernist architecture with gleaming neo-classical facades and a vast array of statuary depicting Macedonian heroes.

North Macedonia’s right-nationalist VMRO-DPMNE won a landslide electoral victory this week, retaking power with almost three times the votes of their rival, pro-European Social Democrats. VMRO-DPMNE’s 2014 redevelopment of capital Skopje rapidly passed into regional legend, with the Eurosceptic party replacing Modernist architecture with gleaming neo-classical facades and a vast array of statuary depicting Macedonian heroes.

“These Hands”: Artist Depicts the Workers’ Struggle at Recently Unionized Volkswagen Plant

Last week, a spark caught ablaze at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant as workers voted to unionize. This victory comes after months of agitation by United Auto Worker (UAW) organizers, as well as retaliatory attacks on such activity by Volkswagen. A local artist, Tabitha Arnold, created a tapestry that visually shows how the workers fanned the flame and ignited a fire within the plant.

Last week, a spark caught ablaze at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant as workers voted to unionize. This victory comes after months of agitation by United Auto Worker (UAW) organizers, as well as retaliatory attacks on such activity by Volkswagen. A local artist, Tabitha Arnold, created a tapestry that visually shows how the workers fanned the flame and ignited a fire within the plant.

Volkswagen Workers Vote to Unionize in a First as a Foreign-Owned Auto Plant

Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee just voted overwhelmingly to join the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union. This marks a first for workers at a foreign-owned auto plant in the southern region of the United States, which has historically had a weak union presence.

Workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee just voted overwhelmingly to join the United Automobile Workers (UAW) union. This marks a first for workers at a foreign-owned auto plant in the southern region of the United States, which has historically had a weak union presence.

Femicide on the Rise: What is the role of journalists?

Two femicides occur within days of one another in past week in Peć/Peja and Uroševac/Ferizaj in Kosovo. An annual report about women’s rights in the Western Balkans reported that in 2023, there were 29 cases of reported femicide in Serbia.

Two femicides occur within days of one another in past week in Peć/Peja and Uroševac/Ferizaj in Kosovo. An annual report about women’s rights in the Western Balkans reported that in 2023, there were 29 cases of reported femicide in Serbia.

App Delivery Workers Announce Boycott of Chevron for its Plunder of Palestine

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Workers of the world are uniting to support Palestinian liberation. Most recently, the 100,000 workers part of the International Alliance of App-Based Transport Workers (IAATW) declared a boycott of Chevron, an American oil and gas company, because of its role in profiting off of and perpetuating Israeli apartheid.

Trade unions present strategies for improving the position of platform workers in Serbia

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS "Nezavisnost" trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Strategies for trade union organizing and protection of the labor rights of platform workers in Serbia were presented at a round table organized by UGS “Nezavisnost” trade union association and the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Serbia.

Safety and Health at Work for Platform Workers

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast "Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk." Nevertheless, it's evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

No institution in Serbia keeps records of how many delivery workers are injured at work, as stated in the podcast “Delivery Couriers and Traffic Safety – The Price of Risk.” Nevertheless, it’s evident from media headlines, which are significantly fewer than the actual number of such incidents, that delivery workers often face accidents and mishaps while on duty.

Wolt discriminates against and mistreats several categories of workers simultaneously, according to Reljanović

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Mario Reljanović, an expert in labor law, with no uncertainty tells Mašina that Wolt is the de-facto employer for its couriers. By limiting the ways some couriers can use the app, they are discriminating against foreign workers and lowering the potential earnings of all of its couriers.

Wolt introduced discriminatory rules for foreign workers in Serbia

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.

Based on Mašina’s findings, part of the foreign workers who make deliveries through the Wolt app are denied the opportunity to see their actual earnings and to choose the deliveries they will work on. In this way, these workers are left with fixed wages, previously agreed on with the intermediary agency, which puts them in an unequal position compared to local delivery workers.