Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford

Support Politika News on Patreon. INTERVIEW As 2021 commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune, historian Naomi Clifford turns her investigative eye to the life of an unsung anarchist heroine from France's Haute-Marne: Louise Michel. Following her recent lecture on Michel (in collaboration with Tate South Lambeth Library) Naomi managed to pluck time out … Continue reading Remembering the Paris Commune and its unsung anarchist heroine, Louise Michel: an interview with historian, Naomi Clifford

Poland’s likely withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and violence against women: an interview with Gals4Gals Łódź

PODCAST CN: this podcast episode contains discussion of homophobia, transphobia and misogyny. As Poland's government comes one step closer to achieving its stated goal of withdrawing from the Istanbul Convention, Politika News speaks to Gals4Gals Łódź. Last year, the feminist movement organised the city's largest protest since the hunger demonstrations of 1981, against the government's … Continue reading Poland’s likely withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, and violence against women: an interview with Gals4Gals Łódź

Continuities between Ottoman and Habsburg Bosnia: an interview with scholar, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

INTERVIEW Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular received her Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University specialising in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies. Her research focuses on the history of the Ottoman Empire and Southeast Europe. Presently, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular is working on a book manuscript titled 'Afterlife of Empire' that explores Ottoman continuities … Continue reading Continuities between Ottoman and Habsburg Bosnia: an interview with scholar, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

PODCAST CN: this podcast episode contains discussion of genocide and xenophobia Before 8,372 Muslim men and boys were murdered in the Srebrenica genocide of July 1995, it was the blue-white Hellenic flag that was raised alongside the Serbian ensign in the defeated Muslim enclave. No Greek writer has done more to uncover the dark and … Continue reading Greek ethnic nationalism and the Yugoslav Wars: an interview with award-winning journalist and author, Takis Michas

Bottom-up activism, clerical intolerance and searching for hope: an interview with LGBTQ+ Diaspora Cypriots

VIDEO Two years after a Parikiaki survey revealed that less than half of LGBTQ+ Cypriots in the UK had come out to their family, Politika News sat down (virtually) with the diaspora's LGBTQ+ group to talk about the homophobia and transphobia that persist in the community today. Religious dogma, bottom-up activism, the role of social … Continue reading Bottom-up activism, clerical intolerance and searching for hope: an interview with LGBTQ+ Diaspora Cypriots

Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

CN: this article contains discussion of sexual violence and genocide INTERVIEW A quarter of a century after the Dayton Accords were signed, the women of Bosnia are still living with the aftermath of the terrors of war. Bosnian scholars, activists and artists continue to campaign for the experiences of Bosnian women during the war of … Continue reading Seeking justice for Bosnia’s women: an interview with scholar, Aida Hozić

‘Save our rivers, or they will run dry’: international hydrologists release their latest warning to unresponsive governments

INTERVIEW Dr. Margaret Shanafield from Flinders University (Adelaide, New South Wales, Australia) has led a new report on the state of non-perennial (seasonal, intermittent) rivers and streams that have been built on by successive governments in arid regions such as Australia and parts of rural USA. The report issues a stark warning against the continuing … Continue reading ‘Save our rivers, or they will run dry’: international hydrologists release their latest warning to unresponsive governments

Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

CN: this article contains discussion of genocide INTERVIEW Stevan Bozanich is a PhD candidate at Simon Fraser University (British Columbia). His research focuses on, among other things, paramilitary violence and far-right nationalism in the former Yugoslavia. Bozanich's wide range of published works range from the sculpture of nationalism in fin-de-siècle Balkans, to debunking Kaplan and … Continue reading Chetnik collaboration and acts of genocide in the former Yugoslavia: an interview with Balkans scholar, Stevan Bozanich

The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

CN: this article contains discussion of genocide and Islamophobia INTERVIEW Emir Suljagić is a Bosnian journalist, politician and scholar. In 1992, at aged 17, he fled the ethnic cleansing of the Drina valley to the last remaining Bosniak (Muslim) enclave, in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. Emir survived the genocide of 8,372 Muslim men … Continue reading The social construction of “Turks” in Bosnia, and the Srebrenica genocide: an interview with Emir Suljagić

‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković

VIDEO Nela Pamuković is the Co-Founder of the feminist, anti-militaristic non-governmental organisation, Centar Za Žene Žrtve Rata (Centre for Women War Victims) in Zagreb. The centre was founded in 1992, in response to the increasing violence against women during the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s. In our interview, Nela notes with a smile that the … Continue reading ‘Nationalism goes hand in hand with patriarchy’: an interview with Nela Pamuković