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  • We Mourn for Joerg Huffschmid (1940-2009)

  • By Axel Troost | 14 Jan 10
  • On the morning of 5 December 2009, Joerg Huffschmid passed away. With him we lose one of the world’s most important economists of the post-war era. In 1975, Joerg Huffschmid founded the “Workgroup on Alternative Economic Policy / Arbeitsgruppe Alternative Wirtschaftspolitik”, together with Rudolf...
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 3/2010

  • 26 Feb 10
  • Contents   Articles “Why the Crisis Seems to Favour Rather The Right than the Left in Europe” (Majorca, March 12 – 13) Report from the 10th Anniversary of the WSF in Porto Alegre Report from the Last EPA Upcoming events Panel Discussion in Brussels on Poverty “Why Seems the Crisis to...
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  • European Appeal

  • By Elisabeth Gauthier , Frédéric Viale , Louis Weber | 01 Apr 10
  • As originators of this European Appeal, we want:  • to contribute towards the development of the capacity for resistance and actions of solidarity by the peoples of Europe to the demands of the shareholders, banks and financial markets, to the actions of the E.U. and the governments that favour...
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  • Transform at the Left Forum in New York

  • By Eric Canepa | 30 Mar 10
  • March 19 – 21 at Pace University in New York City saw the 29th annual gathering of the conference first known as the Socialist Scholars Conference (SSC) (1981 – 2004) and then the Left Forum (LF) (2005 to the present). The keynote speaker this year was Rev. Jesse Jackson. His appearance at the...
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 4/2010

  • 09 Apr 10
  • The transform! europe newsletter is published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.  Contents  Reports and Articles Crisis and European...
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  • The Peoples' Summit of Cochabamba

  • By Chantal Delmas | 12 Apr 10
  • The social, political and ecological economic crisis we are undergoing, is in fact a crisis of capitalism. Following the human and ecological destruction, its utility for the general interest of society is therefore more and more questioned. It is certain than never that the financing of capitalism...
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  • A Shock-Therapy After the Smolensk Tragedy?

  • By Michal Syska | 14 Apr 10
  • On Monday, instead of leading a planned discussion before the pre-premier showing of the ‘Shock-Doctrine’, I paid my respects, in front of the headquarters of the Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) in Wroclaw, to the victims of the tragedy in Smolensk. I went there in particular to remember the...
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  • Greece in Front of the Abyss?

  • By Yannis Almpanis | 28 Apr 10
  • The financial situation in Greece is getting worse everyday. For the time being, it is impossible for the country to borrow from the financial markets. The rate of interest for the Greek 10 years bonds is 10,55% (18,50% for the 2 years bonds). In reality nobody wants to lend Greece. The government...
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  • On the Move to the Next World Social Forum

  • By Walter Baier | 11 May 10
  • From May 5th to 9th, the International Council of the World Social Forum came together in Mexico City in a meeting to prepare the next edition of the World Social Forum in February next year in Dakar, Senegal. At the beginning of the meeting this year’s initiatives were evaluated. A remarkable list...
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 5/2010

  • 20 May 10
  • Contents Reports International Council of the World Social Forum, Mexico City  transform! Working Group Brussels: Recent public debate on Greece   Enlazando Alternativas/Linking Alternatives, Madrid Announcements Strategic Perspectives of the Left in Europe (II), Florence  European Social...
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  • Football for the People

  • By Michal Syska | 16 Jun 10
  • In the coming weeks, the eyes of the world, at least the football world, will turn to the Republic of South Africa. The World Cup is not only a huge sport event but also a gigantic organisational and business effort. Modern football is a very successful money making machine, controlled mainly by...
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 6/2010

  • 17 Jun 10
  • Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in. Contents Reports and Articles ...
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  • On the "Accumulation by Dispossession"

  • By Marco Berlinguer | 15 Jun 10
  • More the crisis of financial globalization deepens, more the left seems weakening. Italy, at least, perfectly mirrors such a situation. Nevertheless a qualitative change is mounting. For the better or for the worst, we are on the edge of a tipping point. Giovanni Arrighi would describe it as the...
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  • Letter from the Italian Economists

  • 18 Jun 10
  • A restrictive policy worsens the crisis, adds fuel to sepculation and can bring the disintegration of the Euro zone. The direction of our economic policy needs to be changed to prevent another breakdown of incomes and employment.
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 7/2010

  • 24 Aug 10
  • Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.
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  • transform! europe Newsletter 8/2010

  • 01 Oct 10
  • Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in. Contents Reports and Articles ...
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