• Comment
  • Prevented in France – Possible in Italy

  • By Cornelia Hildebrandt | 20 Sep 22
  • In France, more than 13 million people voted for the presidential candidate Marine Le Pen of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN). In Italy, the post-fascist party Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy) is about to take over government in a right-wing alliance with Lega and Forza Italia. How is this possible?
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  • Opinion
  • Notes on the Far Right

  • By Fabian Figueiredo | 20 Sep 22
  • Fabian Figueiredo sketches a sharp overview of how the current circumstances in Europe and the Global North, which are dominated by war, energy crises, and nationalism, are affecting the development of the extreme right.
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  • Declaration of the International Kurdish Solidarity Collective

  • 18 Aug 22
  • With support from NATO, the regime of the dictatorial Turkish president Erdoğan is not only continuing its war against the Kurdish people and their allies inside Turkey’s borders but is expanding it to Syria and Iraq, Sweden and Finland. The International Kurdish Solidarity Collective issued following Declaration regarding the latest attacks.
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  • Reportage
  • Dutch Port Workers Want to Retire Healthy

  • By Pien Heuts | 11 Aug 22
  • Given that port workers work shifts, under high pressure and in arduous working conditions, many of them are totally worn out long before they reach pensionable age – and on average they die six years earlier. Port workers need to retire earlier if they are to enjoy a healthy old age.
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Upcoming Events

  • WTO Public Forum 2022
  • Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Recovery: Ambition to Action

  • 27 September 2022 - 29 September 2022 |   Geneva
  • This year's Public Forum of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will look at how trade can contribute to post-pandemic economic recovery. The Forum will examine, in particular, how trade rules can be strengthened, and government policies improved to create a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive trading system.
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  • Athens European Forum 2022

  • 21 October 2022 - 23 October 2022 |   Athens
  • We call on all left-wing, green and progressive political forces, all peace movements, all unions and social, feminist, environmental, citizen forces, all defenders of human rights, arts, culture and knowledge to invest in the preparation of the Forum.
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Systematic Foul Play: The 2022 World Cup in Qatar

The inhumane working conditions on the World Cup construction sites in Qatar have been making headlines for years, and yet hardly anything has changed.

According to estimates, around 6,500 workers from South Asia have died since construction work began.

The video was originally published on the website of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation

transform! yearbook 2022

transform! yearbook 2022 looks at how left politics has been challenged by the Covid pandemic and asks what a programme of left demands for pandemic research, prevention and treatment might look like. transform! yearbook 2022 will be released in June.

The publication is available as hardcopy at Merlin Press and as eBook on the transform! yearbook website.

The Carbon Clock is Ticking

created by the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), based on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming.

On the connection between climate crisis, the pandemic and capitalism we recommend:
Roland Kulke: The Pandemic as Part of a Much Broader Crisis of Civilisation


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  • transform! yearbook 2022

  • 13 Jul 22
  • transform! yearbook 2022 looks at how left politics has been challenged by the Covid pandemic and asks what a programme of left demands for pandemic research, prevention, and treatment might look like.
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  • transform! europe Podcasts

  • 23 Nov 20
  • transform! europe's online interview series "The Left Reflects" with Luciana Castellina, Alex Demirović, Nancy Fraser, Leo Panitch, Gayatri Spivak, and Hilary Wainwright now available as podcast – in cooperation with Austrian left-wing platform Mosaik.
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