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Igor Stokfiszewski

Jacek Kuroń Festival 2016
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Krytyka Polityczna's 3rd annual Jacek Kuroń Festival will cast light on the crisis of contemporary democracy, looking at its causes and ways to empower civil society groups to help bring us out of it. As always, the festival will also feature a series of events dedicated to remembering the work and the message of the festival's patron, Jacek Kuroń.
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The next reset? The West and Russia between the Crimea and ISIS
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As geopolitical interests converge, Russia has been begrudgingly accepted back into the international fold. But what of the forgotten shadow war in Eastern Europe? Could conflict in the Middle East and its knock on effect in terms of immigration to Europe lead to a favourable compromise for Russia in the Donbass region and the Crimea?
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Beyond the public sphere, towards the commons
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Italian revolutionary philosopher Antonio Negri speaks in Warsaw on social models and the commons, critiquing the current state of affairs and proposing his own models for empowering the multitudes and overcoming the power of capital.
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On politically engaged art
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In this Poland for Beginners discussion, Igor Stokfiszewski looked at politically engaged art and the impact it can have on the political realities we live with. With particular reference to the Polish artists of the transition, Igor introduced us to both modern political art per se and the specific Polish take on such.
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Everything you wanted to know about the Maidan, but were too afraid to ask
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On the 3rd September, members of the Ukranian editorial board of Krytyka Polityczna and representatives of Kyiv's Visual Culture Research Centre came together to discuss the origins and motivations of the participants in 2013-14's Euromaidan. Answering those questions you haven't felt able to ask, Wednesday's speakers looked to fill the Warsaw audience in on the background to the protests. Watch the video highlights!
People of Europe, rise up (3)! We are the people!
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Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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People of Europe, rise up (2)! Deprived of dignity.
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Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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