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The Geopolitical Consequences of the War in Ukraine

Ingar Solty Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
The worst possible outcome seems to be playing out. The current developments in Eastern Europe have at least six medium- to long-term geopolitical consequences — all of which are deeply worrying.

Ukraine: Beyond the Postsoviet

Ileana Nachescu Boston Review
The war is shaped by global neoliberalism, sexism, and racism—not just Cold War dynamics. Only by understanding Eastern Europe beyond the old dichotomies of the free West versus the authoritarian East can we begin to grasp the war’s significance.

The Roma Struggle from Protests to Political Liberation

Sebijan Fejzula ROAR
The Roma community in Europe is still systematically oppressed, 80 years after the Romani Holocaust by Nazi Germany — many are seen and treated as foreigners within their own countries, shows how little attention has been paid to the Roma struggle.

Sixty Years After The Berlin Wall

Victor Grossman Portside
The German media, always happy about another juicy anniversary, has for days been marking the date, sixty years ago, when the “Berlin Wall” was constructed - August 13 1961 – proof that the ”real-socialist” system in East Germany was a failure.

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The Railway: An Adventure in Construction

Dragan Plavšić Counterfire
E. P. Thompson a leader among British youth in constructing a Yugoslav railway in 1947. The reviewer faults the book, for boosting the communist regime while exaggerating the role played by the nation’s workers, even as he lauds Thompson’s later work
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