• Conference
  • Solidarity is not a Crime

  • 15 December 2017 - 16 December 2017 |   Catania
  • Two days of debate on the current migration policies in Europe, with activists, civil society, and forces of the left.
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  • Analysis
  • What is Going on in Catalonia?

  • By Marga Ferré | 28 Nov 17
  • Historian Enzo Traverso denounces the cultural supremacy of neo-liberalism imposing “presentism” on the narration of events, meaning that an event is always told in the present, as if there were no causes from which they originated or resulting consequences.
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  • Catalonia
  • A Question of True Democracy

  • By David Companyon | 23 Nov 17
  • Images depicting the severe brutality of the Spanish police clashing with voters at the October 1st referendum in Catalonia spilled across social media and TVs around the world. Faced with these images, many asked: What is happening in Catalonia?
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  • Reinventing the World Social Forum?

  • By Boaventura de Sousa Santos | 22 Nov 17
  • The World Social Forum (WSF) met for the first time in Porto Alegre in 2001. This was an event of extraordinary importance. It signaled an alternative form of globalization to the globalization being promoted by global capitalism, at a time when capitalism was increasingly assuming it is most exclusive and antisocial version: neoliberalism.
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  • As the German playwright Bertolt Brecht once noted, ‘Thought is something that follows from difficulties and precedes action’. The European Union is in difficulties. So too is the Left.

  • An insight in decision-making processes and preferences of the policy makers on security and defence issues.

  • Less than six months after accessing the second round of the presidential election and gathering more than 10 million votes in the second round, the Front National (FN) is in deep crisis.



The political system of Spain has been changed after the December 2015 elections.

Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?

A selection of controversial articles on the debate surrounding the euro’s future.

New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.

Up-to-date analyses of the crisis, a deeper theoretical examination of its structural causes and debates on political alternatives.