This year's UN Climate Change Conference was overshadowed by state repression and the obstruction of civil society mobilisations, as well as by the greenwashing and cover-up policies of over 600 participating lobbyists from the oil and gas industry. Immediately after COP27, a seminar co-organised by transform! europe on climate justice took place.
The year 2022 has given us a glimpse of the new world we are entering. We are witnessing the end of a long period of relative stability, prosperity and security. From now on, we will have to learn to live with uncertainty and restraint. An analysis by Christophe Degryse, Head of the Foresight Unit at the European Trade Union (ETUI).
Chrysostomos Pashiardis from the Research Institute "Promitheas", an observer organisation of transform! europe, reports on the successful book festival held in Nicosia, Cyprus, from 13-14 and 22-24 October 2022, which has been organised by "Promitheas" Research Institute since 2016.
On 5 November, a protest march organised by trade unions, left movements, Catholic groups, and other civil society actors took place in Rome. The giant demonstration for peace with more than a hundred thousand people is an event of enormous importance.
Jean-Claude Simon reflects on the workshop “Possibilities of a socio-ecological transformation of the energy sector in times of war”, chaired by transform! europe, in the framework of the 6th edition of the European Forum of Left, Green and Progressive Forces, which took place in October 2022 in Athens.
The current Brazilian elections are important also for many beyond the country’s borders. Brazil has strengthened the new left wave in Latin America and cooperation across the Global South, which now counts 134 developing countries and could represent a social alternative at a time when Western countries are facing a coming recession and crisis.
Noch vor gut einem Jahr wäre möglicherweise die Angst vor einem Atomkrieg als Hyperangst-Phänomen bezeichnet worden. Mit dem Angriffskrieg Russlands gegen die Ukraine und die Drohung des Putin-Regimes im Notfall Nuklearwaffen einzusetzen, hat diese Angst reale Grundlegungen erfahren.
Georgi Pirinski analyses the parliamentary elections that took place in Bulgaria at the beginning of October, looking at how the result affects central issues such as overcoming corruption and Bulgaria's position on the war in Ukraine, and what consequences the Bulgarian left can draw from the election.
The latest Swedish elections have seen the rise of the far-right party, Swedish Democrats (which almost entirely focused on immigration and law and order) but also the fall of the left-wing government - says Erik Anderson, member of the Left Party of Sweden in an interview with Wojciech Łobodziński.
The new publication, edited by Coppieters Foundation and Fundació nexe, analyses the development of right-wing parties in southern EU countries – specifically in Italy, Spain and France. It looks at their history since the end of the 1970s but focuses mainly on more recent developments after the financial and economic crisis of 2008–2009.
Popular anger is overcoming the coercive power of the regime. And considering the courage of the new generation, completely detached from Islamic ideology, it can be expected that the Islamic Republic will not survive for long.
As Britain faces economic crisis at the hands of a right-wing Conservative government, it continues to be hard hit by Brexit, and is still reeling from the impact of the pandemic. With the Labour Party failing to mount any serious opposition to neo-liberalism, we are at last seeing the re-emergence of significant trade union-led strikes.
The results of the 25 September Italian elections confirmed many of the predictions contained in the principal opinion surveys. The right-wing coalition won 44% of votes and within it the party with the most radical tradition, Fratelli d’Italia, led by Giorgia Meloni, prevailed with 26%.
What we had long expected to occur has happened: in Italy, where antifascism is written into the Constitution, Fratelli d’Italia, the party of Giorgia Meloni, has won – Meloni who does not call herself a fascist because doing so would be illegal but loses no opportunity to show that she is one.