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IDENTITIES. JOURNAL FOR POLITICS, GENDER AND CULTURE

Volume 14, 2017
IDENTITIES is a peer reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the «intellectual centers» and the «intellectual margins»«««« of the world.

WHOSE REVOLUTION?

«This publication gathers the presentations, as well as the discussions, from the event ‹Whose Revolution?› and is meant to document the analytical momentum after the second anniversary of the #protestiram movement in Macedonia, drawing on analogies and different experiences from the region too.»

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.
09.01.2018.
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Beograd, Dom sindikata
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«NO LABOUR POWER WITHOUT ORGANISING!»

Some remarks on the conference: «For Labour Rights»
«FOR LABOUR RIGHTS! – Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising» – was the programmatic title of a conference held in Belgrade, organised from 27-29 October by the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. It brought together trade unionists, members of left civil society organisations, social researchers and leftist activists from Europe, Asia and USA to discuss labour struggles and strategies within the wider context of «Global Social Rights».
24.10.2017.
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Dom sindikata / Hotel Palace, Belgrade, Serbia
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«FOR LABOUR RIGHTS!»

Trans-National Solidarity, Commons and Perspectives on Organising
With the aim of tackling problems situating labour rights in the broader context of social rights, the Belgrade office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is organising a conference on the topic of how to organise labour in times of deindustrialisation, the advanced de-organisation of the labour-movement and an ongoing fragmentation and precarisation of working conditions – not only in the region of the so-called «periphery economies» in Southeast Europe, but across the globe.

Announcements

INVITATION TO TENDER Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS) is a left oriented, non-profit organization that offers political education and acts as a center for discussion of progressive social thinking and research. RLS is associated with Germany’s »Die Linke« (Left Party) and has its headquarters in Berlin (Germany). Together with partner organizations RLS...
18.05.2017
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Cluj, Romania
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HOUSING - RIGHT OR COMMODITY

What is to be Done?
The workshop series »Housing - right or commodity. What is to be done?« continues with a second discussion tackling the privatization process and the manner in which the property transfer led to the commodification of housing. We aim to discuss the privatization of economic units and of the housing stock, together with the relation between the two. We...
05.05.2017
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Kino Kultura, Skopje, Macedonia
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WHOSE REVOLUTION?

The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje, is announcing a two-day forum on the topic of Whose Revolution? Which will take place at Kino Kultura on the 5th and 6th of May. These dates are also symbolic since they represent the 2nd anniversary of massive anti-government demonstrations in Skopje. The forum will bring together local and...

LABOUR RIGHTS IN TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIES

Commented Bibliography
Nearly after 150 years of Marx´s reading, labour and its organizations are facing the enormous challenge of simultaneously responding to the current globalization regime marked by growing social inequality, continuing environmental degradation, global capital mobility, supply chains of transnational companies crossing national borders, persistent high levels of informal employment in most of the late industrialized countries, and growing precariousness [...].
16.03.2017
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Cluj, Romania
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HOUSING

Right or Commodity. What is To Be Done?
Under the title »Housing - right or commodity. What is to be done?«, the series of four workshops problematizes the transformation of the political economy of housing for the past two decades. Processes as privatization, gentrification and financialization have led to the commodification of housing, contributing to capital accumulation in parallel with...