When they claim that Otpor was an American
operation to unseat Milosevic, they do not bother to explain why all these
other organizations were fighting Milosevic, some for years before Otpor joined
the fight. Were they all American puppets?
Kotsyuba (Krytyka, Ukraine) speaks
with Sławomir Sierakowski (Krytyka
Polityczna, Poland) about the events in the aftermath of Ukrainian
President’s decision not to sign the Association and Free Trade Agreement with
the European Union.
If Brussels doesn’t learn its lesson from
a tactical defeat by Russia and prepare a plan for secure economic integration
with Ukraine, tens of millions of Europeans will remain outside of the EU’s
(Real) social democracy is not just
unknown to several generations of voters, but it is contradictory to their
individualist or ethnicized worldview. So far the analyses and prospects do not
In our series on the Polish
left, an interview on the future of politics in Europe and beyondwith the sociologist, founder of the Krytyka Polityczna
movement in Poland, and director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.
In Romania traditional livelihoods and rare animal species are about to give way to a bizarre, private project to introduce American buffalo. It's part of a rural exodus, and EU law will make future land grabs even easier.
Everyone assumes the value of an increasingly
para-militarized, bureaucratized, heavily funded creature we continue to call
“intelligence,” even though remarkably little of what would commonsensically be
called intelligence is actually on view.
In current protest culture the estranged ideologies of
anarchism and progressive populism are coming together around a critique of the
and a new imaginary of mass insurgency.
The new composition of the European
Parliament after the elections in 2014 is expected to be rather different. It
is estimated that the number of anti-Europeans and Eurosceptics will increase
from around 100 to around 200 MEPs in a total of 751 seats, reinforcing the
presence of radical parties.
The Eurozone crisis has plunged southern Europeans into
poverty and unemployment. It has created irreparable divisions between the
north and the south of Europe. No sign of economic and political convergence is
in sight. Fear not, TV will save us.
Is the nation-state still the most viable form of political community or have the pressures of globalization reduced its possibility to maintain the well-being of its citizens in such a manner that we should look to a larger community of reciprocal solidarity, namely Europe?
Albania has been leading the Balkan
region in its management of women prisoners – a complex group to detain and rehabilitate. Now, as a new government is sworn
in and politically motivated staff changes look likely, this progress – and the
wellbeing of its female inmates – is at risk.