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  • Talk at the 5th EL Congress
  • The Left: Dialogue and Identity

  • By Walter Baier | 28 Dec 16
  • transform! is the think tank of the Party of the European Left (EL). Both EL and transform! are, in historical terms, relatively young organisations that were created to achieve something never before attempted: together and in our respective fields, using our individual methodologies, we aim to help create unity among the left in Europe as well as develop a common political culture of the left.
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  • The European Union: The Threat of Disintegration
  • Call for support: EuroMemorandum 2017

  • 20 Dec 16
  • This EuroMemorandum draws on discussions and papers presented at the 22nd Workshop on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe, organised by the EuroMemo Group in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra, from 15-17 September 2016 in Coimbra, Portugal.
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  • Conference Report
  • ‘Authoritarianism and Nationalism in Europe’

  • By Gavin Rae | 06 Dec 16
  • The new left-wing think tank in Poland, Naprzód (Forward), organised its first public event on 5 November, at the headquarters of the Polish Teachers’ Union in Warsaw. The topic of the day-long conference was ‘Authoritarianism and Nationalism in Europe’.
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  • Election Report
  • Green peasant blues in Lithuania

  • By Algirdas Davidavičius | 05 Dec 16
  • Against the backdrop of the current rise in neo-nationalism and the growing xenophobia in the EU and across the Atlantic, one could say that the recent Lithuanian elections, which ended on 23 October, almost seemed to pass with bucolic tranquility. But it is a prelude to yet another phase of a deepening post-democratic crisis affecting national democracies without a politically mobilized precariat in the region.
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  • Abortion Strike
  • For Formal Freedoms and Real. The ‘Black Protest’ in Poland

  • By Agata Czarnacka | 30 Nov 16
  • Given that Poland has one of the lowest natality rates in EU, and its population does not comprise from nuns, priests and friars but regular people, one could expect abortion rate to reach levels similar to other European countries, i.e. approximately 150,000 per year. And yet, officially speaking, the number of abortions performed in the country barely exceeds 1,000.
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  • Seen from a leftist perspective
  • A socioecological view of Trump’s election

  • By Josef Baum | 24 Nov 16
  • The Trump vote has, without a doubt, had far-reaching effects on a number of levels, from global down to regional. The Trumps of this world want to (really) turn back the clock in all areas of society: from women’s rights to global and national upwards redistribution of wealth, armament and the trivialisation of an atomic weapons attack through to doing away with environmental and climatic protection.
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  • COP22
  • Civil Society Declaration of Marrakech

  • 23 Nov 16
  • We, Moroccan, Maghreb, African and International social movements, assembled in Marrakech during COP22, reaffirm our determination to build and defend climate justice, and to act now in order to ensure global warmingremains under the target of 1.5°C – in line with commitments made by heads of state in Paris.
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  • Italy
  • Individual membership in the EL

  • By Roberto Musacchio | 21 Nov 16
  • I am an individual member of the Party of the European Left, of which I had already been a member as a Member of the European Parliament, and a PRC (Communist Refoundation Party) activist. It was the PRC, one of the founders of the European Left, that pushed this form of membership provided for by the Charter and, at the beginning of the 21st century, supported the creation of an association of individual members.
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  • European intellectuals facing the Italian referendum
  • Global Call for Democracy

  • 14 Nov 16
  • On 4 December the constitutional referendum in Italy will be held. We regard this as a decisive moment not only in the history of the Italian republic but also for Europe. The changes submitted to the referendum aim at abolishing many of the democratic achievements laid down in Italy’s post-war constitution in order to transform the state into a ‘market-compatible’ post-democracy.
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