Blog

  • Speech at the Florence Opening Session
  • Dear friends and comrades, women and men!

  • By Haris Golemis | 03 Dec 12
  • On behalf the European Network for Alternative Thinking and Political Dialogue of transform!, I would like to express our great pleasure to be present in this big meeting of European citizens and activists of social movements, trade-union and political parties. In 2002, when we met in Fortezza da...
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  • The Greek Nazi Party “Golden Dawn”

  • By Sia Anagnostopoulou | 19 Dec 12
  • The fact that a Nazi party – namely “Golden Dawn” – made it to the Greek Parliament is part of the broader phenomenon of the rise of far-Right in Europe; it reveals nonetheless some special dimensions of the political and financial crisis in Greece.
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  • Greece:
  • Golden Dawn members attack and beat SYRIZA MP

  • 17 Dec 12
  • Members of extreme right-wing Golden Dawn attacked and beat Dimitris
    Stratoulis, MP of left-wing SYRIZA outside OAKA football stadium Dec 16
    evening in Athens. According to Stratoulis, he was approached by three men
    who told him they were members of Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn).
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  • Thoughts on the Situation in CEE and European Solidarity
  • 14/17N Day in the Czech Republic

  • By Jirí Málek | 04 Dec 12
  • With a certain distance, it is now possible to evaluate the participation of Czechs in Europe-wide actions against the advancing policy of cuts and the limitation of democracy. Two views are possible.
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  • 14N Day in Italy

  • By Roberto Morea | 04 Dec 12
  • On 14 November European mobilization in Italy has been divided into different events in major cities such as Milan, Turin, Genoa, and Rome. The demonstrations had many participants. The march in Rome brought together unions that joined the general strike (CGIL and Cobas) and students taking the...
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  • European General Strike on 14 November: One of the Most Significant Events, during those Years of the Crisis
  • 14N Day in Greece

  • By Dimitris Karamanis | 04 Dec 12
  • In Greece, the 14N day was marked by demonstrations in Athens and Thessaloniki which were basically focused on sending a message of solidarity to the Spanish, Portuguese and Italians who are also struggling against the neoliberal attack.
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  • 14 November – New Formation of European Solidarity
  • ETUC Day of Action: Turning Point?

  • By Richard Detje | 04 Dec 12
  • On 14 November – in the middle of the week – something new happened. Radiating from Spain and Portugal unionists in Italy, Greece, France, and Belgium laid down work. A coordinated “Day of Actions and Solidarity” as has never before taken place in Europe. A day of resistance against the restructuring plans of Europe for which Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, had coined the short phrase: “The European social model is dead”.
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  • On the Dialogue between Social Movements and Political Actors
  • Coping with the Challenge Posed by the Crisis

  • By Haris Golemis | 04 Dec 12
  • I will try to tackle the issue of the need for an enhanced cooperation between social movements and political actors for a progressive way out of the crisis in Europe, starting from the national level. This choice is based on the belief, which was cemented by the developments in Greece during the...
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  • Launch at Firenze 10+10
  • Towards the Alter Summit in Early June 2013

  • 03 Dec 12
  • An outstanding event during the Firenze 10+10 Forum was the launching of the Alter Summit. It was attended by 850 people from 20 European countries, representing more than 100 organizations.
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  • Outcome and Aftermath
  • Firenze 10+10

  • 03 Dec 12
  • Initiated and organised by social movements, ten years after the first European Social Forum in Florence, the Firenze 10+10 assembly took place. Along the five thematic axes: Democracy / Finance, debt, austerity / Labour and social rights / Commons and public services / Europe in the Mediterranean...
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  • Finnish municipal elections
  • A Setback for True Finns

  • By Ruurik Holm | 28 Nov 12
  • The first wave of success of Finnish populist right seems to be over. In the municipal elections held on October 28th, the party got only 12.3 % of votes as compared to 19.0 % in the parliamentary elections of spring 2011.
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  • European Progressive Economists Network
  • Common Call for Another Economic Policy for Europe

  • 13 Nov 12
  • The European Progressive Economists Network has been launched at the Firenze 10+10 forum meeting promoted by Euromemorandum, Economistes Atterrés, Sbilanciamoci!, and Another Road for Europe, bringing together a variety of groups of economists and think tanks including Econosphères from Belgium, Econonuestra from Spain, the Transnational Institute, Critical Political Economy Network, transform! and many other organisations. The network will participate to the initiatives and events emerging from Firenze 10+10 and has launched the following document on policy alternatives for Europe:
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  • Firenze 10+10 ends: Call for Common Action and Road-Map
  • "Joining Forces For a Common Europe - Our Democracy instead of Their Austerity"

  • 13 Nov 12
  • More than 4 thousand participants, 300 networks and organisations from 28 countries from all over Europe and beyond, met at Fortezza da Basso in Florence from November 8th to 11th, to debate and strategize together for another Europe.  Over 100 meetings took place and many new networks and campaigns were launched.  A call for common action and a proposed roadmap emerged from the convergence meeting
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  • Florence 10+10: Assembly on Europe and Democracy

  • 30 Aug 12
  • Over the last two years the response of European elites to the economic and financial crisis has been marked by an aggressive centralization of supranational decision-making powers. The new governance structures envisaged no longer simply suffer of a “democratic deficit”, but now represent a true “flight from democracy”.
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