The Battleground / 08 Nov 2021

Letter to Vladimir Bilčík

Petition to the European Parliament

On the occasion of your visit to Montenegro, we are writing to you to share our deep concern about the clericalisation of Montenegrin society, the suppression of media freedoms, the collapse of the concept of a civil state, multicultural society and many human rights violations.(...)

The Battleground / 29 Oct 2021

Letter to Oana Cristina Popa and Catherine Wendt

Montenegrins Petition the European Commission

We are a representative group of concerned Montenegrin citizens – academics, activists, journalists and intellectuals of all genders. We do not represent any single political party or civic group in Montenegro, but we support and defend Montenegro’s status as a secular, multi-ethnic and anti-fascist society, which we believe is being threatened and even dismantled by the current government.(...)
Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 28 Jul 2021

Antifascist Montenegro

Eighty Years of Resistance

Montenegro is a study in contrasts: a proudly traditional culture that adopts the latest technology and trends with ease; a rugged, mountainous topology that drops dramatically to the gentle Adriatic Sea via modern highways and old, winding roads; and a climate of baking dry heat in the summer, turning to cooling rain and snow-topped peaks in the winter. (...)

Natalie Sarkic-Todd / 28 Sep 2020

Change Comes to Montenegro

Resisting the Call of Nationalism

We arrived late in the evening by car from Brussels to Podgorica. No small feat, given the length of the journey and borders closing due to Coronavirus. We found ourselves following the Israeli cycling team out of Belgium’s Ardennes.(...)

Casualties of war. Martyrs' Memorial Cemetery Kovači, Sarajevo.
Heather Allansdottir / 09 Sep 2019

Sarajevo to the West

Susan Sontag’s War

When Zdravko Grebo, a legal scholar at the University of Sarajevo, died this year, it seemed to many Sarajevans the end of an era: the last of his generation, of dissident, socialist anti-fundamentalist Bosnian thinkers who embodied the best of Yugoslav dynamism and spoke to the hope – as Sarajevo has often stood for – that Europe can carve out a space between totalitarianism and late capitalism alike.(...)

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