The Case of Jan Boehmermann and the Hypocrisy of the West

The lawsuit against the German comedian who ridiculed the Turkish leader, together with the EU-Turkey deal, shows that the differences between Visegrad countries and the West on the question of refugees are only rhetorical.
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Hungarian cabinet to scrap civil partnerships for same-sex couples

The government is attacking its own people and disrespecting their love and their rights out of sheer politicking.

Razem: The Left in Poland is starting from scratch [interview]

Six months of the Law and Justice government and protests against it, as seen by Kuba Danecki and Magdalena Mips from Razem.

Poznan demonstration ends with arrests

Anarchists' scuffle with police at eviction protest in Poznań, Poland, leads to arrests.

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front: May Day in the Region

Trade unions have largely lost their mobilizing power and May Day celebrations remained small and scattered. An overview of International Workers' Day in Central and Eastern Europe.

We are on the front line [Interview]

The Kurdish militia have officially opened their European office in Prague. Interview with YPG Europe representative Sheruan Hassan.
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You can’t evict ideas

The Autonomous Social Centre Klinika, which occupies the building of a former clinic in Prague, has attracted a large number of supporters and was awarded a prestigious prize. Yet its future remains uncertain.

[Podcast] Lesser evil or the doctor worse than the disease – Assad as a hope for Syria and the West?

Russia's military involvement in Syria and its support for President Assad make this country a necessary factor to be taken into account in all strategic solutions regarding ISIS and mass exodus of asylum seekers in Europe.

Look Beyond Borders – Refugees and Europeans

When talking about the problem of refugees, we use dehumanised language, which reduces human tragedy to numbers and statistics. But …

Europe and the spectre of democracy: Michel Feher interviews Yanis Varoufakis

*** This interview was originally published at nearfuturesonline.

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