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  • Seminar report and book launch
  • Ecosocialism, Climate Change and Left Politics

  • By Minna Sumelius | 10 Nov 15
  • Climate change is the most serious and acute threat currently faced by humanity. What is the left approach to the issue? Different aspects of ecosocialism were discussed in the international seminar “The Climate Change and Left Politics”, hold in Helsinki on 24 October. The seminar also functioned as a publication event of the book “The Politics of Ecosocialism – Transforming welfare”.
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  • Open Letter to the Governments of Europe
  • “Europe, please act!”

  • 29 Oct 15
  • Refugee supporting volunteer groups all over Europe demand in an open letter action of the European governments urgently.
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  • Poland Lurches to the Right

  • By Gavin Rae | 29 Oct 15
  • The recent parliamentary elections in Poland were historic, although unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. For the first time since 1989 a political party in Poland has won an overall majority in parliament, with the conservative nationalist Law and Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość – PiS) winning over 37% of the vote. Also for the first time in history, the left will have no representatives in parliament, meaning that Poland is presently the only country inside the European Union where there are no left MPs.
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  • The East/West Immigration Gap from a (Mainly) Czech Perspective
  • Back to the East?

  • By Veronika Sušová-Salminen | 28 Oct 15
  • The refugee crisis and immigration has opened up old divisions and created new ones between “the West” and “the East” within the European Union. How can this be understood beyond superficial media-ascribed labels?
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  • Vienna City Council Elections
  • Far-right Party Gains Almost One Third of the Vote

  • By Mirko Messner | 15 Oct 15
  • The Social Democrat Party was slightly weakened but not defeated. The far-right Freedom Party won almost one third of the vote, making it the city’s second most powerful party. The left-wing alliance saw a slight improvement in its results at ward level.
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  • Members’ meeting # 2015
  • transform! europe Defines Strategies and Work Programme

  • By Walter Baier | 14 Oct 15
  • On 15 and 16 September transform! europe held its members’ meeting in Barcelona. In the course of this annual gathering, programmes, projects and the network’s budget are decided upon. The evaluation of political developments in Greece, Europe and the EU which have taken place since last autumn’s gathering was at the centre of debates.
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  • Report on Alternatiba Festival and Coalition Climate 21 Meeting
  • “System Change, Not Climate Change” – Citizens’ Voices and COP21

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 13 Oct 15
  • As the United Nations Conference on Climate (COP21) approaches, citizens’ organisations and social movements around the world are determined not to let the heads of states and governments make decisions behind closed doors on issues that affect us all without having a say. Two events were recently held in Paris to prepare the civil society’s mobilisation at the margins of the COP 21 – with a strong focus on alternatives.
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