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  • Speech at a Conference on European Security*
  • Nationalism and Xenophobia

  • By Jan Kavan | 07 Nov 16
  • The EU is facing enormous challenges. The coming months could be crucial in determining the future of the EU and its broad political orientations. The EU is facing an unprecedented series of challenges in particular on security, climate change, migration and the economy. This combination gives an opportunity for populism to rise and spread its venomous rhetoric.
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  • HDP Press Release
  • The End of Democracy in Turkey

  • 04 Nov 16
  • Last night the purge of President Erdogan against our party has reached another peak: our Co-Chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag, along with 11 further Members of Parliament of our party have been detained across Turkey last night. More arrests are to be expected. The goal of these measures is to shut down the third largest party in parliament.
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  • Report
  • “Bridges of Hope”: 2 days dedicated to refugees

  • By Alessandra Mecozzi | 03 Nov 16
  • We called the two-day event held in Rome “Bridges of Hope”. They were two days filled with images, words and music dedicated to the vast and suffering family of nomads all over the world made up of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. It was built on one core idea: give them a central role in our time and space, make them builders of bridges.
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  • 2nd Congress of Syriza
  • “The Congress’ Critical Questions”

  • 24 Oct 16
  • Selected Documents. – The second congress of Syriza took place in Athens from 13 to 16 September, the first since the takeover of the government by the Syriza-led coalition. Two years as long as a whole era: the victorious elections of January 2015, the negotiations with the Troika, the historic Oxi vote, the coup of July, the subsequent party split followed by the electoral victory in September.
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  • Conference Report
  • Writing Feminism into Marxism

  • 17 Oct 16
  • “Building Bridges – shifting and strengthening visions – exploring alternatives”: under this title the second edition of the Marxist-Feminist Conference gathered on 7–9 October in Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts 500 participants from 29 countries of all continents.
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  • Hungary’s national referendum
  • Racist state propaganda, migration policy and authoritarianism

  • By Anja Svobodovna | 17 Oct 16
  • On 2 October, a national referendum was held on the EU’s refugee quota system and Hungarian migration policy, in a climate dominated by racist state propaganda. While an overwhelming majority of voters rejected the EU's migrant quotas (98%), turnout was too low (43%) to render the poll valid. The government is still calling the referendum a success and wants to amend the Constitution accordingly.
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  • Analysis: 2016 Parliamentary Elections in Russia
  • Hegemony or Negotiated Consensus?

  • By Veronika Sušová-Salminen | 12 Oct 16
  • This year’s parliamentary elections in Russia did not promise any big surprises. In the end, there was at least one: a landslide victory for the pro-Kremlin political party United Russia (Yedinaya Rossiya) which took 76 % of seats in the Russian parliament or State Duma.[1]
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  • Short Report
  • Regional elections in the Czech Republic

  • By Dagmar Švendová | 12 Oct 16
  • Elections to regional councils in the Czech Republic were held in 13 regions (except Prague) on 7 and 8 October 2016*. In one third of constituency's were together with Czech senate elections. In general the results show clear loss for both traditional left-wing parties as well as traditional right-wing parties across Czech Republic.
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  • EL denounces the closure of “Népszabadság”
  • Hungary’s largest independent newspaper shut down

  • 10 Oct 16
  • On 8 October 2016 with the assistance of an Austrian media magnate the Hungarian government by putsch-like action shut the publication of “Népszabadság”, one of the most-widely circulated daily opposition newspaper.
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  • Commentary
  • On the 2016 Berlin election results

  • By Cornelia Hildebrandt | 10 Oct 16
  • From a left-wing perspective, the results of the Berlin state election held on 18 September 2016 can be perceived as a success due to the good performance of the LEFT (Die LINKE). However, looking at the high approval rating for the AfD (Alternative für Deutschland – Alternative for Germany), they are also reason for concern.
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  • Europe After Brexit
  • Refoundation Means Discontinuity With the Past*

  • By Haris Golemis | 15 Sep 16
  • Nobody, of course, can deny the significance for Europe of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. However, my view is that this historic event with its unknown consequences for the future of European integration is only a symptom of the general turmoil prevailing in Europe since the outbreak of the systemic crisis in 2008.
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  • Some Remarks on the Future of Europe and of the Transformative Left
  • Hello, This is Capitalism

  • By Walter Baier | 12 Sep 16
  • Talk at the Summer University of PCF. – The dilemma of Europe is real. On the one hand, it is clear that Europe cannot continue in the same track, something that Britain’s referendum has underscored; of course, the No targeted not only the EU but also Britain’s political class, thus demonstrating that the failure of the neoliberal model threatens not only the European Union but also its Member States.
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