Is Trump Good for Bulgarian Corruption?

The Barricade’s Vladimir Mitev was the guest of Paul Jay’s The Analysis podcast, discussing Bulgarian protests, the all-weather warm relations between Sofia and Washington, the Bulgarian acquisition of US war planes, the genesis of Bulgarian organised crime and oligarchy in the times of transition, the eternal Soros-Trump clash in Eastern

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Bulgaria’s Weakness in Social Capital

Cronyism harms Bulgrian sociey in many ways, causing poverty, lack of social mobility, discouragement and depression. Significantly, cronyism promotes mediocrity in positions of management, blockinig social change and encouraging the youth’s emigration.David BissetDavid Bisset is a specialist in child poverty and deprivation. He is one of the founders of Equilibrium, which

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Revolution in Bulgaria? Not so fast!

The mass protest movement is here but what chance does it have of achieving substantial change?Georgi HristovHe is a Bulgarian journalist, activist and translator. Regularly contributes to The Barricade and the Bulgarian daily paper Duma. Interested in social phenomena and processes, international politics, trade and economic issues. Manages the anti-mainstream

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Bulgaria protests: what is to be known?

The Barricade talks to one of the preferred commentators of the 2020 protests in Bulgaria in the internatinal pressBoyan StanislavskiBulgarian and Polish activist, journalist, editor, publisher and translator. In the late `90 active in the Polish left and later in the labor movement, particularly the biggest Polish labor confederation —

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