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  • Let’s try again!

  • Von Haris Golemis | 22 Jul 21
  • This year we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of two crucial landmarks of the old, and now non-existent, anti-globalisation or alternative globalisation movement, which both took place in 2001: the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in January, and the “battle of Genoa” in July.
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  • Speech
  • Genoa. 20 years after.

  • Von Yiannis Bournous | 19 Jul 21
  • On 20 July 2001, 23-year-old protester Carlo Giuliani was shot dead by a policeman in the course of the demonstrations against the G8 Summit in Genoa. This summit went down in history for the enormous scale of police brutality. Greek MP Yiannis Bournous, who took part in the protests, reflects on their impact on left parties all across Europe.
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  • Finally Some Visibility for Illegal Austrian Pushbacks!

  • 13 Jul 21
  • In a groundbreaking court ruling earlier this month, exclusively translated on behalf of transform! europe, the Regional Administrative Court of Styria (Southeast Austria) upheld the complaint by a young Moroccan man who was pushed back by the Austrian border police and declared this practice illegal and inhumane.
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  • Statement of the Left in the European Parliament
  • Strong 'No' to Hungarian Anti-LGBTIQ+ Law From MEPs

  • 09 Jul 21
  • On 8th July, the European Parliament condemned Hungary's recent anti-LGBTIQ+ legislation and denounced the dismantling of democracy and the rule of law in the country. In a resolution, adopted with 459 in favour 147 against, and 58 abstentions, MEPs described the law as being in clear breach of fundamental rights.
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  • Party of the European Left
  • Conference on the Future of Europe – Considerations from the Left Perspective

  • 09 Jul 21
  • An opportunity for a profound and broad debate on the future development of the EU including the Treaties? Read here the position of the Party of the European Left on the "Conference of the Future of Europe", a joint initiative of the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to create a space for debate for European citizens.
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  • Book Release
  • The Austrian Revolution

  • 01 Jul 21
  • The classic work by the most prominent Austro-Marxist theorist of the inter-war period, Otto Bauer, now available in English for the first time in full.
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  • Working time reduction and climate crisis

  • 24 Jun 21
  • Organised by the European Network for the fair sharing of working time and supported by the Brussels Office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, a member organisation of transform! europe, this conference was centered around the question of the role of working time reduction when addressing climate change. Watch the full recording!
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  • Analysis
  • USSR and Germany: On the Way to 22 June 1941

  • Von Vladimir Yakovlevich Shveitser | 22 Jun 21
  • On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany began its war of extermination against the Soviet Union, displacing and killing millions. The date also marks the beginning of the extermination of Europe’s Jews. Russian-based historian and member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladimir Shveitser, analyses the geopolitical situation preceding the German attack.
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  • Statement of the Party of the European Left
  • Never Again! “Operation Barbarossa” anniversary

  • 22 Jun 21
  • On June 22, 1941, Nazi Germany began the attack on the Soviet Union with “Operation Barbarossa”. From day one, the fascist aggressors terrified the civilian population in this war of predation and extermination. War and occupation killed 27 million citizens of diverse nationalities on Soviet Union territory alone.
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  • Report
  • Systemic Oppression as the Basis for Erdoğan's 'New Turkey'

  • 18 Jun 21
  • The shotgun attack on the HDP office in the city of Izmir on 17 June, in which a 20-year-old woman Deniz Poyraz, the daughter of a party employee, was killed, is the latest in a series of attacks against Turkey’s biggest left-wing opposition party. It occurred in a very heated political climate fostered by the Turkish government.
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  • New Book Release
  • 100 Years Communist Parties

  • 14 Jun 21
  • Review of the latest book of Jan Campbell, chairman of the Institute of the Czech Left, an observer organisation of transform! europe. The publication presents the author's reflections on the 100th anniversary of the founding of communist parties in various countries, under specific consideration of the Communist Party of China.
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  • New Release
  • Lenin150 (Samizdat): 2nd expanded edition

  • 11 Jun 21
  • On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Lenin's birth, Lenin150 (Samizdat) seeks to contribute to the re-kindling of the communist attractor by engaging, in the spirit of critical solidarity, with Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in the year of his 150th anniversary. Conceived out of the former...
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