25 February 2013 — <a class=”relay” href=”http://www.newsocialist.org/”>New Socialist
At the moment that I am writing this text, the massive social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising in Slovenia continues and enters, with even fiercer political determination, into a new stage of political maturity. What began as an isolated sparkle in late November 2012 in Maribor, the second biggest city of Slovenia, spread to other cities and weeks later culminated in an all-Slovenian uprising composed of unprecedented masses across the country. The images of riots, broken windows, tear gas and police repression spoke of unprecedented political violence on the streets. The social <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>uprising also brought a fire burning the central myths of the Slovenian story of successful transition from the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>socialist past.