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  • Short Report
  • Left Forum in New York

  • By Barbara Steiner | 12 Jun 17
  • The annual spring Left Forum took place 2-4 June and gathered about 3,000 different activists, academics and organisations of the US and international Left. transform! contributed with 3 workshops.
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  • Report: International Peace Conference
  • Peace Organisations Gathered in Brussels to Say No to NATO

  • By Alessandra Giannessi | 07 Jun 17
  • The last NATO Summit, held in Brussels on 25 May, has been an important one. Presented as an opportunity to celebrate the long-awaited inauguration of the new headquarters in Brussels, two main topics have been discussed: the burden-sharing of military expenses and enhancing NATO’s focus on fighting terrorism.
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  • A New Journal of the Radical Left
  • Britain on the Way to Joining the transform! europe Network

  • By Kate Hudson | 31 May 17
  • The first issue of Britain’s new ‘Transform’ journal has been published and is receiving a great response: copies are flying off the shelves! Alongside its European counterparts our new journal aims to strengthen and develop the politics of the radical left – and this has never been more important in Britain than now.
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  • Conference Report
  • Which Way for the Left?

  • By Gavin Rae | 30 May 17
  • The Polish left-wing think tank Naprzód (Forward) co-organised a day-conference with transform! to discuss the common challenges facing the Polish and European left. How can the left rebuild itself in a situation when politics is increasingly dominated by the conservative and neo-liberal right?
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  • French Presidential Election
  • An Earthquake? Yes and No

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 25 Apr 17
  • After the predicted but non-the-less spectacular result of the first round of the presidential election, on the left urgent questions are burning each and everyone’s lips: what shall we do in two weeks?
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  • Finnish municipal elections
  • A Success for the ‘Left Alliance’

  • By Jukka Pietiläinen | 24 Apr 17
  • Good news from the North: In the Finnish municipal elections on 9 April 2017, the Left Alliance reached 8.8% of the vote which corresponds to a plus of 0.8%. The success was due to a successful election campaign and the good work of party chairperson Li Andersson.
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  • Serbian Presidential Elections
  • Democracy Is More Than Just Elections

  • By Vladimir Simović | 10 Apr 17
  • In last five years in Serbia the dominant political actor is conservative Serbian Progressive Party (SPP). In this period the opposition was hit by the defeat from which it hasn’t recovered until today and it does not represent substantial alternative to the current regime.
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  • Petition to Budapest City Council and Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Return the Lukács statue and reopen the Lukács Archives in Budapest!

  • 05 Apr 17
  • On 28 March, the statue of renowned Marxist philosopher George Lukács (1890-1971) was removed from Saint Stephen’s park in the 13th district of Budapest. The sculpture, commissioned by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and made by sculptor Imre Varga in 1985, was erected to praise Lukács for his contributions to philosophy. 
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  • “We are many! We are loud! The world will hear us”
  • International call to join the G20 protests in Hamburg

  • 28 Mar 17
  • July 2017, the G20 summit in Hamburg. With the world’s 20 most powerful leaders, in a world in deep crisis and turmoil, the world’s media will be present. But it is not only the powerful and mighty who will be there.
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  • Appropriating Europe as a Common

  • By Walter Baier | 27 Mar 17
  • The political crisis, which, 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome, haunts Europe, is heavy and resists any easy interpretation.- Speech at the event ‘A Europe for the People and by the People’ at the Rome University during the mobilisations on occasion of the Rome Treaty celebrations.
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