Category Archives: Hungary

Hungary | We stand with the Archive. Do you?

On 24 May 2018 the last research associate of the Georg Lukács Archives of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences was banned from the Archives after twenty-eight years of employment. Despite local and international protest, the Academy, with the assistance of its own library, closed the archives of the only world-renowned Hungarian philosopher, which has existed since 1972. The Archives ceased to exist as a resource for international researchers, by replacing the locks on its doors.

Hungary | “Almost nobody seems to care” Interview with Gáspár Miklós Tamás

In an interview, Hungarian philosopher Gáspár Miklós Tamás tells the Dissident Blog why freedom of speech and democracy are in decline in his home country.

Hungary | ASSEMBLY OF RESISTANCES (AoR) IN HUNGARY

by Benyik Mátyás

One of the main results of the very good and productive meeting in Barcelona on January 19th/ 20th („International Assembly of Peoples, Movements and Organisations”) was to start with REGIONAL activities in Europe. So we will have an Assembly of Resistances for Central and Eastern Eropean (CEE) countries in Hungary between 2nd and 4th March 2018. The planned venue of the event would be at the Regatta Leisure Center at Szigetmonostor – Horány near (25 kms North of Budapest in a Danube island), which can give shelter for up to about 150 people, with all technical facilities for the program – a big plenary room and 3-4 additional seminar rooms. At Horány there are 28 rooms (16 rooms in the HOTEL building and 12 rooms in the YOUTH Building), and 5 meeting rooms. http://placesmap.net/HU/Regatta-Szabadid-k-zpont-196045/

Hungary | Solidarity action and an antifascist demonstration held in Budapest

Hungarian civil groups headed by the Hungarian United Left (MEBAL) called for a demonstration for 10 a.m. on 8th October 2017 in the heart of the previous Jewish ghetto of Budapest (i. e. on Klauzal Square, where 3 thousand killed Jews were piled up in 1944) in order to protest against the presently very powerful autocracy of the right-wing ruling power of FIDESZ and KDNP and the brutal police violence committed against Attila Vajnai, President of the European Left Workers Party 2006.

Hungary steps up pressure on Ukraine over new education law

By The Associated Press

Hungary will ask the European Union to revise its association agreement with Ukraine, claiming the country’s new language law limits the rights of minorities, the Hungarian foreign minister said Tuesday.