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The festival „Be the Change” in Varna – by the people, for the people

The festival „Be the Change” in Varna – by the people, for the people

The event will take place between 23 and 25 August in the Seaside Garden in Varna. Films on social issues are to be screened, lections and discussion on social and tax justice, autonomous syndicalism, social struggles, feminism and anarchism are to take place The festival „Be the Change”, which is organised and financed solely by volunteers and without the support[Продължение…]

От: 23 август 2017 English
Who audits the auditors?

Who audits the auditors?

“The Big Four” of the auditing companies – Deloitte, PwC, EY and KPMG, is in the heart of the modern financial system, but surprisingly few things are known about them. This is an apparent paradox: the accountability of global capitalism depends on organisations, which are not quite transparent about their own activity      There have been significant debates about[Продължение…]

От: 8 август 2017 English
Къдринка Къдринова

The spoiled eggs of Europe are the market fundamentalism and the banks’ dictate

There is a left scenario for the EU’s future, it is an alternative to official five right-wing scenarios and it’s all about its democratizationSo what happened? The European countries that have greatest sense of order and greater requirements towards the others – Belgium, Netherland, Germany – turned out to be stained by poisonous yolks, egg whites, egg-shells and feathering.. First,[Продължение…]

От: 6 август 2017 English
The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The Romanian fight against corruption as Game of Thrones

The renewed attack against the chief of the anti-corruption prosecution Laura Kovesi and the recently appeared tendency for conditional liberation or conditional condemnation of people sentenced for corruption in Romania show that the system reacts to the changes in the external and the internal political balancesThe Romanian fight against corruption reminds of the series “Game of Thrones”, where all the[Продължение…]

От: 28 юли 2017 English
The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

The Romanian attempt for abolition of the flat tax is still embryonal

Revolutionary fiscal ideas circulate in Bucharest – starting with replacing the profit tax with a tax upon turnover and ending with the nationalization of the obligatory private pension funds. The proposals are not devoid of logic, in principle. However, the scope of their proposal might not be accomplishing change, but offering the public another scene of the political theatreBulgarian media[Продължение…]

От: 3 юли 2017 English
Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

Why president Radev’s visits in Bucharest and Athens mattered

The Bulgarian head of state made a signal to his European partners that Bulgaria can give the EU added value in the two regions where “it weights” – the Western Balkans and the Black SeaThe big Bulgarian TV networks put the same emphasis upon the visit of president Rumen Radev in Bucharest – that “airplanes are not sausages”. The coloured[Продължение…]

От: 29 юни 2017 English
Reading Marx in Bucharest

Reading Marx in Bucharest

The book “Marxian economic theory” by Dan Chiță invites the left people to get to know their roots“It’s difficult to read Marx. When I read 50 pages by him, I have the feeling that everything I have ever read in Romanian language hasn’t prepared me in any way to understand this author. His text is so dense, so sublime. Marx[Продължение…]

От: 18 юни 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part II

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism mean, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much moreThis is the second part of[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

Patrick Chalmers: The problem is representative democracy, the solution is journalism and democratic innovations – part I

The Scottish journalist tells Baricada why he left Reuters disenchanted, what are the democratic innovations that inspire him to search for system change, what does positive journalism means, how the revelations of Wikileaks and Edward Snowden changed the world, is the people always right even when it votes for Trump and Brexit and much morePatrick Chalmers is a Scottish journalist[Продължение…]

От: 15 май 2017 English
Marching for freedom and going nowhere

Marching for freedom and going nowhere

The popular outrage against the radical right-wing Polish government seems to have been hacked by another conservative option. Therefore the contradiction between the social expectations and the political no-offer from the side of the establishment can lead to a far more dangerous extremist swing towards the most hard-core right.Not many of you had probably heard of the recent „March for[Продължение…]

От: 8 май 2017 English, Other languages