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  • Norway is Stronger than Hatred and Xenophobia

  • By Ali Esbati | 10 Aug 11
  • It is very quiet in the streets. Everywhere there are flowers. There is a strong will not to allow this situation to create a climate of fear. What we see right now is Norway and Oslo from their best sides. If we want to learn from these killings and want to prevent similar attacks in the future it...
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  • Report: 6th University 2011, Trevi, Italy

  • By Barbara Steiner | 29 Sep 11
  • The 6th Summer University, 2011, organized by the European Left party and transform! europe, took place in Trevi, Perugia, in Italy. The hosting party was the Rifondazione Comunista. Simultaneously, the meeting of the Executive Board of the EL took place at the Hotel della Torre, so that members of...
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  • Spring Social Conference

  • 10 May 11
  • On March 10 and 11, representatives of national and European trade unions and of NGOs and social networks from 15 EU countries (from both East and West) met for the first Spring Social Conference. The conference aims to bring together each year before the Spring European Summit a broad range of...
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  • Danish Elections - New Government

  • By Inger V. Johansen | 16 Sep 11
  • The result of the parliamentary elections in Denmark means that the rightwing government of the last 10 years has finally been ousted.  A new government will be formed under the leadership of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the leader of the Social Democrats. The core parties of this government will be the...
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  • European Network Academy for Social Movements (ENA)

  • By Hermann Dworczak | 16 Aug 11
  • From 9-14 August, the European Network Academy (ENA) of ATTAC Europe took place in Freiburg / Breisgau (Germany). Of the about 1,300 people attending, most were activists of social and ecological movements and members of left organisations and parties. This year, transform!europe was for the first...
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  • A Comeback of Politics in the Finnish General Elections

  • 16 Jun 11
  • The people of Finland have spoken: a landslide victory for the nationalist-traditionalist True Finns, who got 19 % of votes (+14.9 %) and 39 seats (+34) in the 200-seat parliament, while all the other parties were losers.   Who are the True Finns? First of all, they are a protest party against...
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  • 15 May and the Spanish Revolution

  • By Armando Fernández Steinko | 16 Jun 11
  • The project of a modern Spanish welfare state (“finance-capitalist welfare state”) has exhausted itself historically. In March 2011 a small group of young people with an urban / metropolitan background organised a demonstration against the all-pervading corruption in the fields of economy and...
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  • Genoa 2001-2011

  • 27 Jun 11
  • In the past ten years, we, the people demonstrating at the Genoa counter-summit in  2001, have been struggling not to lose the expectations expressed at that time. The people demonstrating in Genoa belonged to a movement whose slogan was “another world is possible”. The movement had started in...
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