A Brief History of Serbian Socialism, Part I

Small Logo  By: Stevo M. Lapchevich – translated from Serbian by Novak Drashkovic                                  & edited by Joaquin Flores

A Brief History of Serbian Socialism,
Part One

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The First Serbian Uprising inspired Serbian socialist thought and was connected to the early abolition of feudalism and landlordism

old-english-calligraphy-alphabet-the development of socialist ideas in the Balkans is closely tied to the political life of Serbia in the second half of the 19th century. Arising in a tributary country semi-independent from the occupying Ottoman Empire, in a land of lords and impoverished peasants living on the edge of survival, Serbia is a land of a people that was the first one in Europe to liberate itself from feudalism in the fourth decade of the 19th century.  We should recall here that Serbian prince Miloš Obrenović I issued a decree according to which arable land could only be owned by the people that are farming it, as opposed to the rising Serbian aristocracy.  Serbian socialist idea, unlike almost any other at that point in time, strived not only for the creation of a socially just, but also nationally independent and free state that would on the basis of self-government and self-determination unify the entire Serbian people.

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Otpor, Canvas and Terrorism

Nedic's_Serbia_coat_of_arms  By: Dr. Misha Djurkovic

 Otpor, Canvas and Terrorism

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old-english-calligraphy-alphabet-the Otpor model served well in Serbia, and was perfected and developed further so it could be used in more than thirty countries.

otpor worldwideLast month the cabinet of prince Bin Zayed, the government of United Arab Emirates, in accordance to the federal anti terrorist law, published a list of terrorist organizations to arise awareness in media and society about their work and the danger that comes from them.  On that list there are 85 names, including Al Qaeda, the infamous Boko Haram, Muslim Brotherhood, and others.  So on that list they have the most radical Islamist and jihadist groups that endanger all secular and moderate regimes in Muslim world.  The only non-Islamic organization on that list is Canvas from Belgrade.

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European Solidarity Front for Kosovo Interview

Serbian_Radical_Party_logo small By: Teša Tešanović

European Solidarity Front for Kosovo:  A Heartfelt and Eye-opening Interview with Carlo Pezzolesi

“We have shown that peoples of Europe are fighting together against imperialism” Continue reading

Belgrade Panel Discussion: “The Truth About Syria”

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Summary of the Belgrade Conference and Panel Discussion on Syria on the 18th December, 2013 (video below) Continue reading