• Call for Communications
  • ‘Thinking with Marx Today’

  • 21 Mar 18
  • An International Conference on the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Marx will take place in Madrid, 4-6 October 2018. Please send proposals for communications by 1 May.
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  • Petition
  • ‘Keep Rosa Luxemburg’s Birthplace Plaque!’

  • 21 Mar 18
  • We the undersigned protest against the removal of a plaque commemorating the birthplace of Rosa Luxemburg in the Polish city of Zamość. We demand that the local government authorities in Zamość return the plaque to its rightful place.
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  • Italy After the 2018 Elections
  • Fear, Loathing and Poverty

  • Mario Pianta | 07 Mar 18
  • The post-election map of Italy has two main traits: fear and poverty. Northern and Central regions have gone to a Centre-right coalition where the leader is not anymore Forza Italia’s Silvio Berlusconi but League’s Matteo Salvini, who dropped its previous ‘Lega Nord’ emphasis to turn it into a nationwide Le Pen-style National Front.
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  • The Robot, Unemployment, and Immigrants

  • Roberto Savio | 26 Feb 18
  • For every industrial robot introduced into the workforce, six jobs are eliminated. – Since a few days, Amazon has started Amazon Go. The idea is simple: a shop where you go in, take whatever you want from the shelves, and the cost goes automatically to a magnetic card that you carry.
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  • In 2017 the cohesion of the European Union has come under threat as never before. Populist-right anti-European parties have either entered governments or come close to doing so. The Brexit process is going forward, and the integrity of some states is...

  • There is a need to construct a new narrative for the issue of migration in order to move away from the populist and right-wing discourse which is being spread across Europe, by placing migration in its correct historical and geographical context so...

  • On general trends of political and social development in the region of CEE (and not only) in the last 25 years – in order to understand the main roots of recent authoritarian tendencies in their historical contexts.

  • As the German playwright Bertolt Brecht once noted, ‘Thought is something that follows from difficulties and precedes action’. The European Union is in difficulties. So too is the Left.



New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.

The political system of Spain has been changed after the December 2015 elections.

Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?