The Vienna Symposium entitled ‘The Middle East at Historical Crossroads’ took place at the Vienna premises of transform! europe, only days after the UN resolution of 23 December 2016* was passed which condemned the continuation of Israel’s settlement activities. With this symposium, we kicked off a new series of projects for 2017. They will be centred around viable left global strategies, and we consider the peace process in the war-torn Middle East a crucial part thereof.
A seminar in Rome provided space for discussing the numerous crises in Europe and their potential solutions. While the participants did not share all points of analysis put forward, they agreed on the need to break free of the existing framework and the necessity for a reinvention of the left on our continent.
Nancy Fraser, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research of New York gave the keynote entitled the “Crisis of Care? On the Social Reproductive Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism” at the 10th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture.
Finding a just and sustainable solution for the Middle East means contributing immensely to peace and security for Europe, without which welfare and democracy in Europe will not be secured. Europe’s left has to assume its responsibility, also in its own interest.
In 2016 the cohesion of the European Union was tested as never before. Popular dissatisfaction with the national and European neoliberal orders – culminating in Brexit – gave an impetus to populist radical right forces. Nevertheless, several...
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Oval Office Cold Open on 'Saturday Night Live' on 4 Feb. 2017.
President Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) calls Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (Beck Bennett), Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (Alex Moffat) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon).
Nos droits contre leurs privilèges 13 févr. 2017 sur Mediapart Dans cet appel des mouvements sociaux, signé par la Confédération Paysanne, le DAL, Osez le Féminisme !, etc. la société civile organisée...