Articole de Mariya Ivancheva

Despre Mariya Ivancheva

Maria Ivancheva este doctorandă în Sociologie şi Antropologie Socială la Central European University. Cercetarea ei se axează pe trecutul şi prezentul socialismului, aşa cum cum transpare acesta din istoria mişcărilor studenţeşti şi din reforma contemporană a educaţiei superioare în Venezuela. Maria este membră a colectivului de la Centrul Social Xaspel şi a grupului local Reţeaua Transeuropa, din Sofia, Bulgaria.

Venezuela: Socialism in Present Tense… or why I mourn the death of Hugo Chavez

I start on a personal note. In 2004 a group of students at University College London where I studied at the time carried out a campaign of solidarity with Venezuela. Among the activities organized by them was a discussion about the education reform of the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution. The guest lecturer was the Venezuelan primary teacher and educator Oscar Negrin. Negrin started his speech by saying: “In Venezuela today we are trying to change the language of teaching: instead of making children memorize abstract terms, we teach them the most important words -” mother”, ” peace”, ” Chávez ‘. My heart pulse quickened. I sank into a clear reminiscence of my first grade in school in … Continuarea

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The Bulgarian winter: between the devil and the deep blue sea

On Wednesday, 20th of February 2013, the Bulgarian government headed by Boyko Borissov has deposited its resignation. What happened? What comes next? Over the last week, Bulgarians in most big cities have been out in the streets, protesting against the increased electricity and heating bills. While the increase has happened gradually throughout 2012, the bills that were delivered to the post-boxes of the population in January 2013 were often times bigger than they would normally get. The wave of contention in response to the rise of electricity prices spread throughout the country, resulting in blockades of roads, barricades, increasing popular rage and police violence. An old man cut his veins in a village in North Bulgaria … Continuarea

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The assault on Ahmed Dogan: a heroic salvation or a sad Bulgarian vaudeville

(De regulă, CriticAtac publică articole în engleză doar pe pagina specială la care trimite butonul ENGLISH de pe bara de sus. Astăzi facem o excepţie şi publicăm un articol despre un eveniment important şi recent din Bulgaria, ca avanpremieră la o nouă pagină internaţională care va fi găzduită pe site-ul nostru şi care va publica, pe lîngă autori CA, şi autori de stînga din întreaga Europă de Est.) Ahmed Dogan, the all-time leader of the Bulgarian party “Movement for Rights and Liberties” (DPS). whose voters are mainly Bulgarian Turks, was attacked with a gun at the VIII National Convention of the party on Saturday, 19th of January. DPS has been in Parliament constantly since 1989, often … Continuarea

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