Naked patriotism

Montenegro will continue to exist, to the extent that its citizens stay committed to two principles: that the country remains sovereign from external interests and pressures, and that its citizens remain sovereign from political pressures by oligarchic structures. Three years ago I wrote here about a profession that does not officially exist in Montenegro but… »

Morality

What are the moral standards in Montenegro today? Which are the values we hold sacred, which allow us to tell good from bad? What is the ethical codex of the ruling establishment, whose leader is now, from the position of the moral policeman, starting “cleaning up”? Not long ago we could read in the papers… »

Oxymoron

The problem is the state, which lacks the institutional setup that would make us all equal before the law and accountable for our actions. This is why in Montenegro “the rule of law” is an oxymoron. Parties and individuals toying with the state and its future are, on the other hand, just a daily fix… »

Prejudice fair

Everything that NGOs are doing is a form of political action since NGOs are political phenomenon too… Prejudice fair – (pdf)

Leading positions are also for women

It’s good to remember that women in Montenegro only gained the right to vote in 1945. Since then, it’s been a full sixty-seven years that they are still fighting for their rights and trying to strike a balance with men – who are considered knowledgeable and powerful just because they’re men… Leading positions are also… »

Is there any champaign for the citizens

These elections did bring an important democratic step forward, most of all in the awareness of our citizens who more than ever before, although still too timidly, acted on their conscience… Is there any champaign for the citizens – (pdf)

Barbarians of our times

This is also an attack on the constitutional foundations of Montenegro as a democratic state, which ought to protect the rights of its citizens, and be efficient in sanctioning those who violate their basic rights and spread hatred and violence… Barbarians of our times – (pdf)

Elections in Montenegrin way

The Government will fall when everyone in Montenegro understands that regardless of the number of lists the opposition runs on they are all united in the purpose of deposing this government, and that the political condition for this is unlimited… Elections in Montenegrin way – (pdf)

Occupy Montenegro

How many occupation circles exist in Montenegro today? How many “occupiers” do we need to dislodge in order to become a free society? To what extent can we help ourselves, as individuals or as social actors, and to what extent can we rely on negotiations with EU to help us?… Occupy Montenegro – (pdf)

At the crossroads of decisions

Montenegro needs better government, but also a better alternative offer – a civil society with active citizens, not absent-minded followers of obsolete political ideas and strategies, without much genuine interest in political issues… At the crossroads of decisions – (pdf)