Their organizational autonomy under threat from the government of Viktor Orbán, Members of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are circulating the following call for support (found in full here): It is with genuine concern for the future of academic freedom in Hungary that I write to you to appeal for your help. As a staff member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, it has been my misfortune over the course of the past roughly one year to watch as the current government has taken concrete steps to assert its control over scholarly institutions in Hungary, thereby endangering academic freedom and open intellectual ..
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Letter to citizens of the EU from the “periphery”: Politics of the closed borders are bringing us closer to fascist rules
Note from LeftEast editors: This article has been reprinted from the Medium account of Are You Syrious. We, the human rights defenders and citizens from the countries relegated to the “periphery” of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen space, want to express our deepest concern for the current situation in whic ..