Sunday, 8 December , 2019

Stalinism

The Shadow of History

When 28 civilians were killed in Athens, it wasn’t the Nazis who were to blame, it was the British. Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith...

On the death of Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky (1942–2019)

By Clara Weiss 19 November 2019 On October 27, 2019, Vladimir Bukovsky, a well-known Soviet dissident and critic of Vladimir Putin, died in the UK. Falsely...

A long farewell to Yugoslavia

In an interview with Martin Meyer and Andreas Breitenstein, Peter Handke discusses what happened in the break-up of the former Yugoslavia 22/06/2006 With Montenegro's declaration of...

Long-lost Holocaust-era Soviet songs in Yiddish brought to life in Israel

Grammy-nominated project reaches Tel Aviv, revives songs describing hardships of Jews being persecuted during World War II By Aron Heller 9 July 2019 In a musty...

Yellow vests: When the popular Classes defend their Nation

(read Part 1) By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 02/05/2019 This is one of the secrets behind the, up to now, remarkable success of the Yellow Vests. This is also,...

France: A new stage for the Yellow Vests Revolution

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos 02/04/2019 “Smile a bit, you are not in Athens”, Stéphane tells me while preparing to take a photo of me in the hall,...

Poland: 25 years of counterrevolution – poverty, unemployment, homelessness

25/06/2014 Text below is a translation of the article "25 lat kontrrewolucji" 25 years passed since the symbolic end of the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL)...

Early Soviet Films – a portrait of revolutionary Russia

Remarkable collection of early Soviet films on DVD: The New Man—Awakening and Everyday Life in Revolutionary Russia By Bernd Reinhardt 29 December 2017 A notable...

The Russian Revolution: A Verso Reading List

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution we look back at the events that turned the world upside down and how they resonate...