The annual conference of the Studies in Social and Political Thought will concentrate on ‘Forms of Domination and Emancipation’ this year.

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Michael of meta-D.O.N. will present a conference paper on the Serbian workers’ struggle with the title: Workers’ Protests in Serbia: A Counter-Hegemonic Project?

More information on the conference can be found here.
For a detailed conference programme please click here.

[Related Article] The Old School of Capitalism


“The Old School of Capitalism” by Želimir Žilnik - film review of Ljubomir Bratic

Revolutionary politics is a deconstruction of the old! Yes, but which revolution?…

Vienna based philosopher Ljubomir Bratic takes a closer look at the new film of the Serbian film-maker Zelimir Žilnik in which he poses the question of a common struggle of workers and precarized anarchist intellectuals.

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Published in Kulturrisse 0110, Journal for radical-democratic cultural politics.

“The Old School of Capitalism” Film Screening and Discussion with Želimir Žilnik and Boris Buden:

Creating Worlds Discursive Lines / kinokis mikrokino #174

22 June 2010, 20.00
Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna

Interview with a Zastava Elektro Worker and Freedom Fight Activist


by Freedom Fight (FF)

On May 25, 2009 in the city of Raca, near Kragujevac in Serbia, a new wave of protests has been unleashed by workers of the Zastava Elektro factory. The factory produces electrical goods and is the only remaining enterprise in Raca that continues to function to this day. The workers began their protests with marches and more recently by seizing the municipal council building. For the last few days, the workers have been standing guard occupying the council building in shifts.

We talk to Milan Sreckovic, a Zastava Elektro worker and Freedom Fight activist, who explains the situation in his own words:

“Zastava Elektro was privatized in 2006 and handed over to a consortium of private stakeholders headed by Ranko Dejanovic, the husband of the current president of the Serbian Parliament Slavica Djukic Dejanovic and a one-time founder of JUL’s Raca chapter.*

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