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  • Report
  • European Forum for Alternatives – Yes To Another Europe!

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 03 Jun 15
  • Ten years almost to the day after the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty by referenda in France and the Netherlands, progressive forces across Europe gathered in Paris last weekend. And, this time, to say “yes” together with the Greeks: “yes to another Europe, a Europe of cooperation and solidarity” as stated by the chairman of the Party of the European Left (EL) Pierre Laurent, and to show that alternatives to austerity and generalised competition do indeed exist.
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  • A “provisional report”
  • What’s going on in Spain

  • 31 May 15
  • By Martin Lucea. – I’m writing these lines days after the elections held in Spain on 24 May. Just to make it clear, we elected municipal councils for the whole of Spain and regional parliaments for all regions except Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia and Andalusia. Mayors are elected by the councils and regional governments by their respective parliaments.
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  • Appeal by European Parliamentarians
  • United for a left alternative in Europe. Solidarity with Syriza!

  • 29 May 15
  • The people of Greece have voted for Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA, a left-wing party. This vote is tied to a clear hope: a hope for a better life and a departure from the politics of austerity, which is often said to have no alternative. This politics has radically cut public spending while allowing...
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  • Opinion
  • A Scenario of Political Change in Spain

  • 28 May 15
  • The most important and immediate conclusion of the local and regional elections that took place on 24 May in Spain is the creation of an unprecedented political scenario in our country; the new political and representational map has brought about realistic expectations for a real change in Spain.
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  • Resolution of the Central Committee of Syriza, 24.05.2015
  • May Hope Prevail in Greece and Europe

  • 27 May 15
  • The following text is a common Resolution of the Central Committee of Syriza, published on 24 May and is binding for the Party collectively. The Resolution is a product of consensus and has been voted for.
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  • Municipal elections in Spain
  • Commons conquer Barcelona! A victory for David over Goliath

  • By Mayo Fuster Morell | 27 May 15
  • Last Sunday the candidature “Barcelona in common” won the municipal elections (the option of 1 of each 4 people voting). “Now Madrid” – a candidature also connected to commons ethos – became a key force for the governance of Madrid city. Those are only two of the many surprises from the municipal and regional elections in Spain on 24 May.
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  • Left-liberal voters did not support Komorowski
  • Presidential elections in Poland

  • By Holger Politt | 26 May 15
  • On 24 May 2015 the run-off of the Polish presidential elections took place: The nationalist-conservative challenger Duda won the race for the young voters which determined the elections’ result.
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  • 7 lies and equivalent responses to Merkel's MEP
  • Inge Graessle. So Why So Fake?

  • By Stelios Foteinopoulos , Katerina Anastasiou | 21 May 15
  • Inge Graessle is an MEP of Merkel’s CDU and holds the chair of the committee of the budgetary control in the European Parliament. She participated in a TV talk show along with Stelios Kouloglou, a SYRIZA MEP. Once again, her claims were not only untrue, but also mendacious. It’s part of their plan for deconstruction concerning the Greek Government. But really, who deconstructs whom?
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  • Europe’s Moment of Truth

  • By Tasos Koronakis | 18 May 15
  • Tasos Koronakis, Secretary of the Central Committee of SYRIZA, calls for acts of social and political solidarity. From the organization of rallies and awareness campaigns across Europe, to institutional initiatives in local, regional and national parliaments and personal or collective statements of support to the efforts of Greece to swift the European paradigm of austerity.
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  • New European Solidarity-Platform Online
  • Change Greece – Change Europe – Change4all

  • 18 May 15
  • We are happy to present the web platform: Change4all. It is a node of information and content on Greece and the European struggles against austerity, by providing news and narratives on the situation in Greece, but also elsewhere in Europe, in order to break the neoliberal monopoly of information.
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  • Great Britain
  • Tories will continue to rule a less-United Kingdom

  • By Gregory Mauzé | 13 May 15
  • Against all predictions, conservative Prime Minister David Cameron was able to obtain an absolute majority in the general election held in the UK on 7 May 2015. It was a political earthquake of an election, for many reasons. The populist right-wing movement made clear that it was here to stay, while Scotland confirmed that it was swimming against the tide with even greater fervor than before.
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  • On the UK General Election

  • By Patrícia Martins | 12 May 15
  • Britain’s general election outcome – a narrow majority for the Conservative Party – was unexpected. Polls and pundits had predicted a hung parliament, too close to call whether Conservative or Labour would be the largest party.
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  • Declaration of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA, 5 May
  • No to blackmailing – The Greek People’s mandate is nonnegotiable

  • 07 May 15
  • The Political Secretariat in the last meeting unanimously decided the following: 1. The Government, staying faithful to the popular mandate of the 25th of January regarding the abolition of the memorandum policies and austerity, defends the interests of the country, the popular sovereignty and the...
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  • Women, Work, Economic Crisis and Labor Law in Spain:
  • From Bad to Worse

  • By Adoración Guamán | 05 May 15
  • As most people are well aware, Spain and the country’s labour market in particular have been deeply hit not only by the economic and political crisis but also by austerity measures. The rise in unemployment has been dramatic, as has the rise in social inequality and the growing risk of poverty: the rate of unemployment has risen from 8.2% in 2008 to 26% in 2013 and 24% in 2014.
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  • Conference report
  • The power of criticism

  • By Ruth May | 04 May 15
  • The first worldwide Congress on Marxist Feminism is a breakthrough – preparations for a second congress in Lund, Sweden are underway.
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