The Culture War is Not Taking Place: On the technological contingency of Postmodern Conservatism

ostmodern conservatives want power to remain with those who have traditionally enjoyed it so they can roll back perceived social fragmentation and restore the core values of society.Matt McManus, Dylan De Jong
Poland

The ‘good shift’ – new authoritarianism and beyond

What are we to call the political project that emerges from the drama directed by Kaczyński? Maciej Gdula calls it “new authoritarianism”. It is “new” because, contrary to traditional dictatorships, it harnesses the democratic imaginary, and the practice of democracy.
Poland

Poland in Transition 1989-1991: On the Road, Part I: The Night Train to Berlin

"The East Germans are angry now with Poles. Poles come to East Berlin and buy up all the food, then sell it in West Berlin, where Easterners cannot go, at a big profit."
Poland

Poland in Transition 1989-1991: The Mills

"Each factory was a cacophony of noise, a cloud of noxious vapor, a sewer of pollution. Each factory devoured people whole, laborers and managers both." The ninth chapter of the book by David R. Pichaske about Poland between 1989 and 1991.

PoliticalCritique.org

The largest Central and Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centers and activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre.

We believe that today democratic participation, social equality, and cultural innovation are undermined by the nation-states in Europe, and that transnational forms of collectivity must be fostered to promote these values.

A2 is a Czech progressive bi-weekly cultural magazine. It offers 32 pages about literature, film, art, theatre, music, and politics. Its online platform, A2larm, provides daily political and cultural commentaries, news, essays, and interviews. It is involved in various forms of social activism.

Pole is an independent blog that brings together various left-wing platforms and commentators in Slovakia. Pole aims at broadening public discourse and contributing to the debate on key social issues that are not covered by the mainstream media.

Kettős Mérce is a left-wing activist website devoted to Hungarian and international politics, with a special focus on issues related to equality, solidarity, social rights and disenfranchised people. It is involved in activist-based mobilization and in the support of progressive social movements.

Human Rights Institute is a non-governmental organization aimed at raising awareness and campaigning for equal access to human rights for all, with a particular focus on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups within society.

A network consisting of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), Culture 2 Commons  – Alliance Operation City, Clubture Network, Right to the City – (Croatia), Les Tetes de l’Art (France), Krytyka Polityczna (Poland), Oberliht (Moldova), Platoniq – Goteo (Spain), and Subtopia (Sweden).