Ecological imperialism and nuclear fusion: a forgotten topic in global resource conflicts

In 2021, during the Serbian protests against lithium, I interviewed one of the chemists at the Belgrade Institute of Chemistry and Metallurgy, where a group of independent researchers questioned Rio Tinto's new lithium mining project in Serbia, the so-called "Jadar project," which sparked controversy and nationwide protests against lithium mining. One of his warnings about … Continue reading Ecological imperialism and nuclear fusion: a forgotten topic in global resource conflicts

Is China entering Tito’s 1974 moment? A note on China and Yugoslavia

How could Yugoslav Marxist centers be relevant to understanding the development of today's China? I've just noticed some surprising parallels between what's going on in China and my own research on Yugoslavia, which I hope might help shed some new and unforeseen light on recent events. Namely, China's recent rise to power had been accompanied … Continue reading Is China entering Tito’s 1974 moment? A note on China and Yugoslavia

IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

This is a pilot study of media representations of Chinese investments in Zrenjanin and Serbia in several select media (”Danas” national daily, “Zrenjaninski.com” website and “Zrenjaninski list”), carried out online during my research stay at the University of Amsterdam (August-October 2022) with the help of the China in Europe Research Network (CHERN) short-term scientific mission. … Continue reading IDEOLOGICAL STANCES ON CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN SERBIA 2018-2022 – PILOT STUDY

Marksove beleške o klimatskim kolonijama: ekscerpti o Džonu Jitsu

Ovo je deo Marksovih beležaka o jednom nepoznatom engleskom autoru po imenu Džon Jits [John Yeats]. Beleške su nastale između marta do septembra 1878. godine odnosno 10 godina nakon prvog izdanja Kapitala i 2 godine nakon pisanja Kritike Gotskog programa i, za razliku od beležaka na sličnu temu iz prethodnog posta koje potiču iz 1849. … Continue reading Marksove beleške o klimatskim kolonijama: ekscerpti o Džonu Jitsu

The October Revolution was the promise of a “history proper”

The interview below was conducted by: Dimitris Givisis for the Greek "Epohi" newspaper. Originally published on October 29, 2017, ahead of the first centenary of the 1917 October Revolution. What do you think we can hold as a legacy today, a hundred years after the 1917 Revolution? How important is the idea of utopia and … Continue reading The October Revolution was the promise of a “history proper”

Protiv Levijatana

Samozvana organizacija za zaštitu životinja „Levijatan“ uveliko je predmet debate u javnosti. Nije jasno jesu li njeni članovi „fašisti ili borci za prava životinja“, kako se zapitao autor jednog teksta u Danasu. Ovo pitanje dobija presudan značaj posle prihvatanja kandidature izborne liste „Pokret Levijatan – Živim za Srbiju“. Jer, ukoliko bi „Levijatan“ ušao u Skupštinu, politička scena Srbije bi se … Continue reading Protiv Levijatana

Kako su devedesete uništavale marksizam: odgovor Kaliku, I deo

Ovo je prvi deo odgovora na tekst Maria Kalika: "Smisao i značaj levičarskog patriotizma – odgovor Aleksandru Matkoviću". Ostali delovi slede u narednim nedeljama. Jedna od najbitnijih poruka Manifesta jeste da kapitalizam nije "kraj istorije", već da, naprotiv, istorija sledi tek nakon kapitalizma. Međutim, 1989., 141. godinu nakon Manifesta, u vreme kada je "kapitalizam" proklamovao … Continue reading Kako su devedesete uništavale marksizam: odgovor Kaliku, I deo

How the world is dismantling China over the global pandemic

Why have conspiracy theories sprung up around China's alleged creation of the Covid-19 virus? It either "created" or "released" it by accident, depending on the version. But, in spite of this, both serve to cover up the West's non-response to the worst economic crisis since both 2008 and the Great Depression and blame China for … Continue reading How the world is dismantling China over the global pandemic

The Man behind Europe: Alfred Müller-Armack, the Nazi-neoliberal part 2

Post-War Biography In the previous post on Alfred Müller-Armack, I briefly outlined the context of his and other ordoliberal views' proximity to Nazism (which was not only conceptual, but also institutional). But, there are several things that set Armack's specific work apart from that of his colleagues. Namely, unlike other ordoliberals, Armack was the only … Continue reading The Man behind Europe: Alfred Müller-Armack, the Nazi-neoliberal part 2