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  • Berlin-Seminar
  • State of Affairs in Europe

  • 07 July 2016 - 09 July 2016 |   Berlin
  • transform! europe and the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung invite political scientists and actors to debate the possibilities for common perspectives and action of the Left in Europe in a Berlin-Seminar under the title: “State of Affairs in Europe” in July.
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  • Statement by British Left Unity Party
  • “EU Referendum: a disastrous outcome”

  • 24 Jun 16
  • Left Unity deplores the Leave outcome of the EU Referendum. This referendum came from pressure from the far right – driven by anti-immigration sentiment, fuelled by racism. This has been the most reactionary national campaign in British political history, resulting in an open emergence of the extreme right.
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  • #BrexitDebate
  • Britain at a Turning Point

  • By Kate Hudson | 22 Jun 16
  • As the British referendum campaign on EU membership enters its final days, the tension and anger is palpable. Traditional fault lines in politics are breaking down as the divisions over Remain or Leave cross and re-cross through parties and movements where typically in a general election period sympathies would be predictable and tolerated.
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  • “A New Energy to Change Europe”
  • Presentation of our Energy eDossier at the European Parliament

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 20 Jun 16
  • Under the auspices of MEP Cornelia Ernst (GUE/NGL), the transform! Working Group on Energy presented its latest publication to representatives of European progressive civil society and members of the European Parliament Committee on Industry, research and Energy (ITRE). Deployment of the energy transition towards a new model of development, energy democracy and citizens’ initiatives, the crucial role of public research – these issues were at the heart of the discussions held on June 14.
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  • “Aufbruch” Conference Report
  • Departing Towards a New Left in Austria?

  • By Matthias Kötter, Barbara Steiner | 20 Jun 16
  • On 3 and 4 June, around 1000 people came together in Vienna for the “Aufbruch” (“departure”) conference, hoping to create a movement, that, however defined, could serve as a new umbrella of the Austrian left and as a challenge and alternative to the anti-social and right-leaning state of Austrian politics right now.
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  • Interview with Geoff Eley
  • What Produces Democracy?

  • By Geoff Eley, Aimilia Koukouma, Petros-Iosif Stanganellis | 15 Jun 16
  • Geoff Eley, Professor for Contemporary History at the University of Michigan, speaks of the crisis of hegemony and the crisis of representation, produced by the dislocations and de-legitimisations of the processes of capitalist restructuring and class recomposition. He also analyses the Left's challenges and the right's responses in addressing this dual crisis.
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  • France
  • A Struggle on All Fronts

  • By Christian Pilichowski | 07 Jun 16
  • Faced with a democracy that has been denied, an authoritarian government and repressed social movements, the seven trade unions that have spent almost three months fighting against the El Khomri bill (CGT, FO, FSU, Solidaires, Unef, UNL and FIDL) and in favour of a labour law commensurate with the 21st century are organising a referendum in companies, administrative bodies and research centres.
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Video of the Week

“The Choices Are Awful, But We Have To Vote To Stay In The EU”: Eleanor Penny gives a comprehensive argument for staying in the EU, while being remaining critical of all institutions, on both a national and supra-national level. Video by novaramedia.com

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