After critically engaging with concepts of two fundamental disciplines, philosophy and theoretical psychoanalysis, as well as with the idea of freedom of speech, the new book in Agrument series tackles an engaged political movement, namely intersectional feminism. As befits the fourth book in the series, its conceptual framework is grounded in the fourth wave feminism, which goes beyond binary interpretations of identity, gender and sexuality. Instead, intersectional feminism addresses social and political identities as building blocks of discrimination and privilege. The Feminist abecedarium, which was published online for 25 consecutive Saturdays, has now been arranged into a book that you can order from our web store or download for free.
FOR participatory budgeting
We have prepared the report of the national conference FOR participatory budgeting, which took place in September 2021. The report serves as a handbook for municipalities implementing or wishing to implement participatory budgeting. On more than thirty pages, it contains useful guidelines, examples of good practice and concrete data that come in handy when implementing this democratic way of co-decision-making regarding the use of public funds.
The voice of the people
We are one of many civil society and non-governmental organizations that are behind the Voice of the People initiative. The initiative aims to articulate 100 public demands for the political parties that intend to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections to take a stance on. The voice of the people comes as a response to the low trust that people have in politics, to its emptiness in terms of content and the vulgar assertion of particular rather than public interests by many politicians. Because we deserve better.
Less than fair
On a cold December evening, social networks were flooded with outraged posts reacting to a memo from Hofer banning homeless people from selling their newspaper in front of its outlets. In doing so, they communicated to an already vulnerable social group that they are unwanted and should become invisible – just to provide their customers a holiday shopping experience without any bad conscience. We strongly oppose this kind of segregation, so called on the public to boycott Hofer and help the homeless.