Category Archives: Serbia

La révolte des ouvriers serbes face à leurs patrons étrangers

Qualifiés, bon marché, peu protégés par la loi, les ouvriers serbes ont tout pour plaire aux multinationales étrangères. Mais la grogne monte parmi les travailleurs du plus grand pays des Balkans, candidat à l’Union européenne.

La grève des ouvriers de Fiat fin juin a marqué les esprits. Les 2.400 ouvriers de l’usine de Kragujevac dans le centre du pays demandaient une hausse de leur salaire de plus de 18%. Une demande qui peut sembler exorbitante pour qui ignore que cela aurait fait passer leur traitement à… 370 euros mensuels. Soit 30 euros en dessous du salaire moyen de ce pays, qui négocie son adhésion à l’Union européenne.

The rebith of mass politics in Serbia

by Pavle Ilich

The political landscape of Serbia has been undergoing a deep transformation. On the day of the re-election of Aleksandar Vučić’s authoritarian and neoliberal government in April last year, a violent and illegal demolition of buildings to clear the way for the gentrification of Belgrade waterfront sparked mass anger. Soon, consistent mass protests emerged for the first time since the toppling of the Milošević regime in 2000.

The Weight of Chains: US/NATO Destruction of Yugoslavia

by Boris Malagurski

Boris Malagurski’s award-winning Canadian film “The Weight of Chains”, dealing with the breakup of Yugoslavia from a different angle – on YouTube.

If you thought you knew why Yugoslavia broke up, get ready for 2 hours of shocking facts that will shed a different light on Western intervention in the Balkans. Malagurski exposes the root causes of the Yugoslav wars and explains that the goal was for the West to create economic and geopolitical colonies in that part of the world.

Serbian government actively blocks the unity of the protests

by Marko Stričević

Current mass protests throughout the Republic of Serbia are the culmination of years of dissatisfaction of the population with the systematic devastation of the welfare state, privatization of public enterprises and the persistent insistence of political and economic elites on the introduction of so-called austerity measures. The trigger for the protests was the outcome of the recent presidential elections which were won by the current Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić. A short report and summary of the situation has been prepared for us by Marko Stričević, an active participant in the protests and a member of Marks21.

Serbia’s Anti-Vucic Protests: Key Facts

by Filip Rudic

When and where?

• The protests started on April 3, one day after Vucic won the presidential elections by a large margin in the first round. Thousands of people took to the streets of the capital, Belgrade, the second biggest city, Novi Sad, in the north, and in Nis, in the south.