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  • Solidarity call with the participation of Etienne Balibar
  • Greece, at the heart of Europe

  • 01 Jul 15
  • The struggle of the Greek people is the struggle of all European democrats, of all those who believe in human progress. In the case of a potential defeat all European peoples would pay the price.
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  • Political Statement of the General Confederation of Labour (CGT)
  • Greece: Who is afraid of democracy?

  • 30 Jun 15
  • Ever since last January, the Greek people has been subjected to unbearable pressure and blackmail from the European institutions, Eurozone governments and the International Monetary Fund.
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  • transform! Managing Board Statement
  • “No to Blackmail and to Austerity – Yes to Democracy”

  • 29 Jun 15
  • On 5 July, the Greek people is called to make a decision of historical importance; a decision that will not only determine the future of the country, but the future of Europe as a whole. The institutions of the Troika (International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank, European Commission) are not only trying to destroy change in Greece, they are trying to undermine us all. Now is the time to raise our voices against this blackmail by the European elites.
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  • Europe’s Attack On Greek Democracy

  • By Joseph Stiglitz | 29 Jun 15
  • The rising crescendo of bickering and acrimony within Europe might seem to outsiders to be the inevitable result of the bitter endgame playing out between Greece and its creditors. In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics.
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  • Sign the European petition:
  • No to Austerity, Yes to Democracy!

  • 29 Jun 15
  • We, members of trade unions, political groups, and social movements from all over Europe, came together today in Athens in truly moving and historic times.
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  • First notes
  • Danish Elections – A Right-wing Victory

  • By Inger V. Johansen | 22 Jun 15
  • Sunday’s parliamentary elections in Denmark were surprising in many ways. The extreme right-wing Danish People’s Party became the big winner, which also led to a huge defeat of the biggest party in the last elections in 2011, the Liberal party “Venstre”.
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  • Conference report
  • Peace and equality for Europe and the whole world

  • By Jiří Málek | 22 Jun 15
  • A prestigious international conference took place in Prague at the end of May, organised by the Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia (KSCM), and was attended by 27 foreign participants from 18 countries and a dozen representatives from the Czech Republic, including the left-wing Social Democratic Party.
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  • The TTIP and the Struggle for Sovereignty and Dignity

  • By Amelia Martínez Lobo | 21 Jun 15
  • The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) is being negotiated with the usual secrecy as the other trade agreements between the US and the European Union (through the European Commission, the executive and legislative organ) and it represents a frontal attack against democracy, sovereignty, social and labour rights, unions, the environment and many other issues.
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  • Greek Prime Minister's article in German “Der Tagesspiegel”
  • German taxpayers are not paying for Greek pensions

  • By Alexis Tsipras | 18 Jun 15
  • During a negotiation, an exchange of arguments is legitimate so long as there is sincerity and good faith between the parties. Otherwise, when the dialogue is ongoing with no end in sight then the methods used are akin to those described by the great German philosopher Schopenhauer in “The Art of...
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  • transform! Akademia Workshop in Brussels
  • “For a Democratic European Energy Model”

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 15 Jun 15
  • Energy and climate-related issues are at the top of the political agenda in 2015, as is shown by the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) to be held in Paris by the end of the year and the European Commission’s Energy Union strategy.
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  • Workshop report
  • Where does the anti-austeritarian European social movement stand?

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 15 Jun 15
  • In cooperation with Laura Horn and the Global Dynamic Research Cluster “Structural Adjustments come to Europe”, Transform! held a workshop on the 9th of May at the Roskilde University on European Social Movements. It aimed at bringing together social movements researchers and activists to discuss the Europeanization of the resistance against austerity and for democracy, the relation between grassroots movements and trade unions, the role of the European Left, as well as the implications of the new political momentum in Europe opened up by SYRIZA’s electoral victory.
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  • Turkey’s Election: Will Hope Pass the Threshold?

  • By Taylan Özgür Yıldız | 04 Jun 15
  • With its progressive and realistic election programme and wide range of candidates, HDP represents a preferable political party for the workers, farmers, women, youth, LGTBI, different ethnic and/or religious groups. An election success of HDP will raise hopes of people for a change in current situation of the country also by bringing closer the Gezi resistance and the Kobanê resistance.
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