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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.

   

Bosnia: DITA workers in Tuzla have occupied their factory!

Written by Seudin Kovačević in Tuzla Monday, 20 April 2015
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The workers of the Tuzla-based detergent factory DITA in Bosnia and Herzegovina have occupied their workplace and are refusing to recognise the authority of the trustee managing the bankruptcy, unless the interests of the workers are protected, or new investment is found to reactivate the factory.

 

Revolutionary Upheavals in the Balkans

Written by Predrag Kovacevic Friday, 21 February 2014
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tuzla-death-to-nationalism-graffiti-thA few days ago, I was asked to write an article about the current situation in Bosnia and the prospects for a radical change in the socio-political situation there. However, given the new developments in Bosnia and its neighbouring countries, I could not avoid writing about the situation in the Balkans as a more or less unitary whole. Given the mythology about the Balkans as a region divided by primitive tribes and pre-modern barbarians that is perpetuated in the western media, it might seem absurd to talk about the Balkans in this way. Nonetheless, for centuries, the peoples of the peninsula have shared the same plight, as victims of European imperialism.

   

Bosnia – A New Stage in the European Revolution

Written by sandro tsipouras Friday, 14 February 2014
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tuzla-protest-1-thThe current protest movement in Bosnia represents a new and higher stage in the molecular process of the European revolution. The heroic revolutionary movement of the Bosnian workers and youth is a shining example for future movements in Europe and all over the world.

 

Class struggle in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Casus belli for major social unrest in Croatia?

Written by Karlo Vujeva Wednesday, 12 February 2014
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We here publish an article written by one of our readers in Croatia. Although we may not agree with everything in the article, it gives a good insight into the present situation throughout the Balkans.

   

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