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

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 the "ancient hatreds" trope used to dismiss … 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

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 and boys in Srebrenica, thanks to his employment as … 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

The eyes of history are watching: Politika News talks with the movement fighting for the Genocide Amendment ahead of the next parliamentary vote

VIDEO As Parliament prepares to vote on the latest version of the genocide amendment to the Trade Bill, one youth-led movement will be watching developments very closely. The genocide awareness group, Yet Again, has spent months campaigning for the amendment to be passed alongside Holocaust survivors and Uighur survivors of the concentration camps in China's … Continue reading The eyes of history are watching: Politika News talks with the movement fighting for the Genocide Amendment ahead of the next parliamentary vote

Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government

VIDEO https://videopress.com/v/cSf9ioMN?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fpolitikapolitika.files.wordpress.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fgals4gals-poster-image-2.png&preloadContent=auto As Poland's near total abortion ban now comes into effect, Politika News speaks with Wiktoria Sakowicz, a loyal activist of the rising feminist movement, Gals4Gals. Sakowicz explains why Polish women have never been more vulnerable and how the movement, responsible for the largest protests in the city of Lodz since 1981, is planning … Continue reading Interview: Polish feminist movement vows to enter Parliament and bring down far-right, Catholic government

Graines Populaires: an interview with the eco movement empowering France’s working class

INTERVIEW As the climate crisis continues to threaten the world's most vulnerable communities and future generations, new visions for enacting change are blossoming around the globe. A testament of this is Graines Populaires, a non-profit organisation shaking up the fight to protect our planet. Dedicating itself to equipping local, working-class communities with the tools needed … Continue reading Graines Populaires: an interview with the eco movement empowering France’s working class

Climate crisis: the international scientific community says it’s time to get real with people

INTERVIEW Biodiversity scientists from Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), Stanford University (California, USA) and UCLA (California, USA) have released a joint report on the prognosis for the world's climate and global eco systems. This time the language could not be clearer: 'we're on track for a ghastly future' unless change is made fast. Politika News (virtually) … Continue reading Climate crisis: the international scientific community says it’s time to get real with people

The Murder of Mary Ashford: an interview with women’s history writer, Naomi Clifford

INTERVIEW The Murder of Mary Ashford: The Crime that Changed English Legal History explores the true story of servant, Mary Ashford, from Erdington, who was raped and murdered by Abraham Thornton, whom she had met at a local party. The case stands out in the way it galvanised a group of influential middle-class men, under … Continue reading The Murder of Mary Ashford: an interview with women’s history writer, Naomi Clifford

Abolishing the family and obtaining gestational justice: an interview with Sophie Lewis

INTERVIEW Sophie Lewis is a feminist theorist, scholar, and author of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family, which argues for the abolition of the nuclear family as we know it, and against the long-accepted status quo of pregnancy, which sees 300,000 women die a year during childbirth (World Health Organisation). "What other workplace or industry … Continue reading Abolishing the family and obtaining gestational justice: an interview with Sophie Lewis

‘This government is creating an environment for war and collapse’: an interview with Extinction Rebellion’s Liam Norton

INTERVIEW It was exactly a month ago when Extinction Rebellion (XR) grabbed media attention after two of their members, NHS nurse, Ann White, and war veteran, Donald Bell, laid down a protest wreath at the foot of the Cenotaph memorial with a slogan demanding action against what the UN has recognised as a climate crisis. … Continue reading ‘This government is creating an environment for war and collapse’: an interview with Extinction Rebellion’s Liam Norton