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Cover for: Insurgent Orthodoxy?

Insurgent Orthodoxy?

COVID-19 and the Greek Church

The Orthodox Church is often said to be leading the anti-vax campaign in Greece. But in reality, the Church firmly supports government health policy. What, then, explains the prominence of Orthodox clergy in the protests?

Cover for: Struggling to find an angle

When covering the invasion of Crimea and the war in Donbas, what motivated Nataliya Gumenyuk was her conviction that journalism could influence events. But now that geopolitics rules the day, she feels powerless.

Cover for: Not a labour of love

Not a labour of love

Interview with Silvia Federici

Unpaid housework – forgotten by Marx, championed by the 1970s feminist Wages for Housework Campaign – has become a point of pandemic contention for working mothers. And care workers, mostly underpaid women with families, are facing the worst. Could vaccine mandates that sidestep the autonomy of workers’ bodies therefore be a stage too far?

Cover for: A future factory for Europe

A future factory for Europe

Positioning the European Pavilion in the quest for a common future

How can decentralized art initiatives imagine a future for Europe? And whose future is being imagined there? The European Pavilion looks to create a space that transcends the confines of exclusivist tradition.

Cover for: The stakes of feminism

The stakes of feminism

How Slavenka Drakulić made space for women’s issues in Yugoslavia

From introducing feminist literature on the pages of a semi-pornographic magazine to challenging the self-image of the socialist state of Yugoslavia: journalist and novelist Slavenka Drakulić has broken ground in many fields in her native tongue even before rising to international renown.

Cover for: Of beasts and men

A bill on Animal Welfare is currently making its way through the UK parliament. If passed, non-human vertebrates would be recognized as sentient. But would this mean that animals have the same or similar rights to humans?

Cover for: The man from nowhere

A common currency, a single passport and a European anthem: all were originally the ideas of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi. But though the founder of the pan-Europa movement was ahead of his time in many ways, impatience with institution-building meant his concrete achievements remained limited.

Cover for: Entering Kazakhstan

Entering Kazakhstan

A new answer to how autocracies survive

Coup attempt or assertion of supremacy? It is still not clear what has happened in Kazakhstan. Whatever the case, the hijacking of the demonstrations has severely damaged prospects for the country’s democratization.

Cover for: Unhitching the wagon

Unlike their nineteenth-century precursors, anti-European intellectuals in Russia today are neither engaged in dialogue with the West, nor do they realize that their ideas about European decline are themselves derivative.

Cover for: Testing patience

Contracting COVID-19 in the UK over Christmas was far from joyous. While politicians, favouring business over health, were betting on Omicron’s mild symptoms leading to few hospitalizations, especially for the vaccinated, the isolated and sick were negotiating a procedural nightmare of defunct privatized healthcare provision.

Cover for: A permanent scar

A permanent scar

COVID-19's impact on young people’s futures

Almost two years after the onset of the pandemic, young people in Europe are reflecting on the impact it has had on their lives and questioning what it will mean for their future prospects.

Cover for: Bitching about it

Bitching about it

Interview with Elena Diouf

Reappropriating stereotypes sends out a powerful message. And women of colour are putting themselves in a strong position, turning abusive rap into emancipation, overcoming issues of gender, class and race.

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