boyanstanislavskicollageI was born in 1980, in Sofia, Bulgaria, I am a journalist, editor, publisher and translator. In the `90 my family moved to Warsaw, Poland where I became involved in left activism. Initially I joined the youth organization of the Polish Socialist Party and later linked up with the labor movement, particularly the biggest Polish labor confederation — The All-Poland Trade Union Alliance. Until 2012 I was the editor-in-chief of its weekly magazine. Later on I worked as the deputy editor in the Polish left website Strajk and Polish correspondent for the Bulgarian National Radio in Poland.

Currently I am the editor-in-chief of the Bulgarian outlet Baricada which I am developing with a group of colleagues. In collaboration with left activists from Romania we managed to set up a similar page in Romanian language which I find a particular success as the political climate there is particularly hostile to any left initiatives. Recently we launched a website with English translations of some of the articles from these two websites. We called it The Barricade and it is mostly about Eastern Europe.

Occasionally I collaborate with a small international network of left activist called the Socialist Network.

On this website you shall find a fair selection of my articles and analysis as well as short entries containing opinions, comments and various journalistic remarks. Also, I will republish pieces by my colleagues which I find interesting. The languages are: English, Polish and Bulgarian. Unfortunately I cannot write much or at least not as much as I would like to. My time is mostly consumed by running the business that I own in Sofia and caring for my autistic daughter.

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also I publish my pieces on SteemIt.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments of questions.


Boyan Stanislavski