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THE NEW RIGHT AND THE OLD LEFT IN SOUTH-EAST EUROPE

In recent years Europe has experienced an unexpected rise in the power and influence of the far-right.

PRECARIOUS IN CAPITALIST CULTURE

The symposium focused on the topic of precarious conditions that workers are facing in today’s capitalist world in order to exchange experiences, discuss existing models and share strategies for labor organization in culture and art and concerning possibilities of transnational organization.
29.11.2019
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Kino Kultura, Skopje
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PRECARIOUS IN CAPITALIST CULTURE

Should we continue living like this?
SYMPOSIUM ON THINKING THE FUTURE FROM A LABOR PERSPECTIVE | 29 - 30 NOVEMBER 2019 Curated by Ivana Vaseva Speakers: Antonia Alampi, Kristina Ampeva, Corina L. Apostol, Djordje Balmazović, Karla Crnčević, Iliana Fokianaki, Vladan Jeremić, Filip Jovanovski, Violeta Kachakova, Biljana Tanurovska – Kjulavkovski, Krunoslav Stojaković, Tara Rukeci,...

FLAT TAX OR DEMOCRACY?

Towards a Progressive Tax Reform in Bulgaria
In 2008, Bulgaria introduced a flat tax rate of 10% on income and corporate profits. Together with the absence of tax breaks for low earners or reduced VAT rates for basic amenities, this makes Bulgaria's tax system regressive.

ЖИВОТ С УВРЕЖДАНЕ В ТРУДОВАТА УТОПИЯ

Oбрази на продуктивизма
At the beginning of 2018 parents of children with disabilities, united by the slogan The System is Killing Us, started a series of protests in the Bulgarian capital.

EXPLOITATION & RESISTANCE

Labour in Three Subcontracting Industries
Among European Union member-states, Bulgaria has the highest proportion of people who live in severe material deprivation, and it also tops the rankings on income inequality.

FEMINIST IS THE COLOUR OF THE NEW CLASS STRUGGLE

Feminist Class Politics - Exchanging Theory And Practice | Belgrade | September 30th - October 4th
The massive women's strikes and marches, which have taken place all over the world in recent years, have incited new forms of social movements. The immense scale of women’s mobilisations, with their constitutive class, antiracist and LGBT+ dimensions, were developed in response to post-crisis measures that exacerbated the lives of many, tightening restrictions on reproductive rights, as well as leading to the rise of the far and populist right. These struggles have opened up space for reflection on and the reorganization of left feminist politics.

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS

Impact of Austerity Measures on Women in Croatia
«Without us, the world stops working» – This was the slogan under which millions of Spanish women launched a general strike on 8 March 2018. The strike was more than just a strike, however, giving women the opportunity to discuss different related topics and engage in processes of self-organization around questions like work, care, and consumption. No...

BULGARIAN WELFARE DOES NOT COMBAT POVERTY BUT THE POOR

A Review
KOI’s 2018 report «The People Against Welfare Payments: or The Art of Making Those In Need Ask for More Restrictions Against Themselves» authored by Vanya Grigorova is a follow-up of an earlier, 2016 report entitled Poor Against Poor.

A WORKING CLASS REPORT

The Fate of Employees After Privatization in Kosovo
This report was prepared with the aim of shedding light on the predicament of workers in Kosovo’s former socially-owned and public enterprises, which have been privatized by various local and international investors over the past years.