Bulgarian Civil Protests: Reflections of Two Analysts /February 2013/

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A friend’s letter about the Bulgarian revolution

Posted by Georgi Gotev on 22/02/13

6I received minutes ago this email from Prof. Krastyo Petkov, a distinguished Bulgarian intellectual whom despite the age difference I consider as a friend. I thought I should share it immediately.

"The crossroads of the Bulgarian revolution"

Prof. Krastyo Petkov

Remember “17 February! That date has marked the end of the ruling party GERB” – wrote in an article a few days ago one of the leading Bulgarian political analysts.

EU enlargement, past, present and future /Ambassador Philippe Beke/

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Conference by Ambassador Philippe Beke
Cluj University Babes Bolyia
28th of May 2012

In March this year, the European Union celebrated the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. This Treaty was a start of the European construction which gave a new face to the continent after centuries of conflicts.



Current woes call for smart reinvention not destruction /Lawrence Summers/

Reprinted from Other news", 9.01.2011/

It would have been almost unimaginable five years ago that the Financial Times would convene a series of articles on "Capitalism in Crisis". That it has done so is a reflection both of sour public opinion and distressing results on the ground in much of the industrial world.

Голдмън Сакс превзема Гърция, Италия и ЕЦБ /Публикация в "Льо Монд" и "Other News"/

Помествам в блога една любопитна публикация, излязла в "Льо Монд" и след това в "Other News". В нея се коментира избора на новите премиери на Гърция и Италия,както и на шефа на Европейската централна банка.
И тримата са от "люпилнята" на "Голдман Сакс"!На фона на разразилата се дългова криза , безпардонните / очевидно съгласувани в наднационалните корпоративни мрежи/ лобистки назначения показват кой ще спечели и кой ще понесе тежестите. Печелившите са мегакорпорациите от Уолстрийт; губещите са гражданите във фалиращите държави и данъкоплатците от ЕС.

Международната конфедерация на профсъюзите подкрепи "Окупирай Уолстрийт"

Brussels, 16 November 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement has added its support to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement, for the day of action planned on 17 November in the US and several other countries.

In a video message of solidarity and support, ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow honoured those involved for their courage, and congratulated them for the international spread of the Occupy movement.

“From New York to London and Toronto to Frankfurt, in hundreds of cities in dozens of countries, the movement has grown and continues to develop strength.

HOW WE CREATED C I T U B? A historical and sociological study /Prof. Krastyo Petkov, Founder and first president (1990-1997) /

How we created C I T U B

A historical and sociological study

Prof. Krastyo Petkov
Founder and first president (1990-1997)

First of all I want to clarify the idea and genre of my story.

Summer days on Utøya Monday /Dan Galin/


In this week’s column, Dan Gallin reflects on the mass killing committed by Anders Behring Breivik in Norway. Drawing on his memories from the island of Utøya, which he visited in the 1950s, Gallin offers a political reflection on the murders of progressive politicians (and youth) which have plagued Northern European countries. Would they – and the world – have been different had these murders been prevented? Gallin highlights that, far from being a once-off “assault on democracy and the open-society” by a “lone madman”, the recent killing is a deliberate attack on the left in Norway. Breivik was indeed very explicit about his mission: he was targeting the labour youth movement for promoting “cultural Marxism”. Politics is back, whether we like it or not. Dan Gallin is currently chair of the Global Labour Institute (GLI). Prior to this, Dan worked for the IUF (International Union of Food workers) from August 1960 until April 1997, since 1968 as General Secretary. He is currently researching union organization of women workers in the informal economy, labour movement history and issues of policy and organization in the international trade union movement.