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Macedonia – Dead end of liberal democracy

Written by A. Atevik, D. Lutovski, A. Jovanchevski Friday, 24 June 2016
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The events in Macedonia over the past 2 years have shown that the negotiations of political elites have no capacity to bear fruitful, real or reliable solutions to systemic problems that perpetually generate space for criminal and authoritarian practice.

 

Serbia: Election Fraud or Fraudulent Elections?

Written by Filip Sacirovic Thursday, 26 May 2016
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Aleksandar Vucic-zoran zesticDespite there being no genuine challenge from the all but broken opposition, the regime of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić decided to call early elections at state, provincial and municipal levels. His intention was, undoubtedly to try and top-up the majority he won in the previous elections and to garner a perception of there being an increased popular support for his policies.

 

Yugoslav Marxists issue their first publication!

Written by “Crvena kritika” editorial board Monday, 19 October 2015
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crveniAs of October, this year, the Marxist Organisation “Crveni” (“Reds”) will be producing a monthly publication in Serbo-Croatian, called “Crvena kritika” (“Red Critique”) and distributing it throughout Yugoslav lands.

   

Refugees' struggle and working class solidarity at the gates of the EU - 3 days in Horgos

Written by Filip Sacirovic Wednesday, 23 September 2015
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12032661 10154214371262598 3993031055128385623 o"When you sell the American or European Dream to the rest of the world, while at the same time turning the lives of the peoples outside those continents into the darkest nightmares imaginable, it is really no surprise that at some point you’ll have a mass movement towards the self-proclaimed promised lands."

 

Which way forward for the mass movement in Macedonia?

Written by Jakup Güven Tuesday, 19 May 2015
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20150519 Skopje-thAt least 100,000 protesters took to the streets on May 17th sporting crimson banners and flags of all nationalities. There would likely have been more had the Macedonian government not blocked buses of protesters streaming from all over the country to Skopje.

   

Macedonia: Mass protests against government cross national divisions

Written by Jakup Güven Thursday, 14 May 2015
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macedonia united-thFor the first time since the break-up of Yugoslavia, the workers and poor of Macedonia, following the examples set in Bosnia, are uniting across national divisions in mass protests against the government. The terrorist attacks have not divided, but strengthened and united the movement.

 

Macedonia: Brief analysis after the terrorist attack in Kumanovo

Written by Dejan Lutovski and Petar Čurić Thursday, 14 May 2015
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The terrorist attack that took place in Kumanovo on 9th and 10th May resembled in its intensity the incidents that occurred during the conflict of 2001, when similarly fierce battles were waged in the villages near Kumanovo, Slupcane, Matejce, Vaksince and other places. The Kumanovo region has always been inhabited by a mixture of peoples (Macedonians, Albanians, Serbs, Roma, Turks, etc), but it is also a region with a long tradition of coexistence and joint struggle over and above national divisions.

   

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