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  • Call: 18 March 2015 – Let’s Take Over The Party!
  • Transnational Actions against the ECB’s Opening Gala

  • 25 Nov 14
  • Blockupy calls for a strong international participation in the actions on 18 March, the day when the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to open its new headquarters in Frankfurt. There will not only be a disobedient mass action on 18 March itself, but also a diversity of demonstrations, blockades and other forms of direct actions around it.
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  • The Cause of SYRIZA Is Our Cause

  • 21 Nov 14
  • The possible win of SYRIZA in the next Greek elections is a matter which should be at the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and political forces in all European countries, since it can be the first step for a fundamental social and political change in our continent.
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  • Short Report of a European Seminar in Paris
  • Socialization and Commons in Europe: How to Build an Alternative?

  • By Maxime Benatouil | 13 Nov 14
  • What does the notion of commons mean? Can it bring about the unity of struggles as diverse – in appearance – as those for free water, for the safeguarding of public services, against tuition fees, for workers’ self-management initiatives, against huge construction projects, for the migrants’ right to stay in their country of residence or against privatization of public squares?
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  • Social Struggle Back in Force in Belgium

  • By Gregory Mauzé | 10 Nov 14
  • Full success for the national demonstration on 6 November. With more than 120,000 participants coming from the whole country the event which had been initiated by the three main workers organizations (Christian, socialist and liberal) makes up the largest social mobilization for the last 30 years.
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  • Book presentation “Politics of Ecosocialism”
  • Perspectives to Sustainable Futures

  • By Teppo Eskelinen | 10 Nov 14
  • The Nordic joint transform! project brings together ideas on ecosocialist paths for future welfare states. These ideas were presented first time publicly at the Historical Materialism Conference in London.
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  • Intervention at the meeting of the EL Executive Committee in Athens
  • Hope Will Defeat Fear – in Greece and in Europe

  • By Alexis Tsipras | 07 Nov 14
  • Austerity has led us to an impasse which can be seen most clearly in Greece. But it is also noticeable everywhere else in Europe. Austerity – apart from being an ineffective and pointless means to combatting the crisis – is now proving treacherous. This is because it continues to change the nature of the crisis.
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  • #Luxleaks: Ending Tax Evasion in Europe is an Emergency

  • By Pierre Laurent | 07 Nov 14
  • An investigation of the international press has unveiled the secret agreements concluded between Luxembourg and 340 multinationals, when Jean-Claude Juncker was Prime Minister. These “rulings” contain a sophisticated mechanical tax optimization enabling big firms to benefit from tax rate up to twenty times lower than the norm.
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  • transform! europe’s Agenda 2015

  • 06 Nov 14
  • In evaluation of transform!'s General Assembly, which has agreed on core projects for 2015, the transform! managing board drafted the following work plan.
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  • European Trade Union Confederation
  • ETUC Declaration to the new European Commission

  • 05 Nov 14
  • Economic policies followed until now to tackle the economic and social crisis have failed. They brought about low growth and deflation, increased precarious work and unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, rising poverty and inequalities. Divergences within and between countries increased.
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  • Call for Papers (Deadline: 31 December)
  • ITH Conference 2015: “Work and Non-Work”

  • 04 Nov 14
  • The 51st ITH Conference (24-26 September 2015) investigates the topic of “work and non-work” in an interdisciplinary perspective, in particular, from the point of view of the political construction of work and non-work.
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  • Transformation of the Czech Republic

  • By Ilona Švihlíková | 03 Nov 14
  • The transformation of the Czech Republic, specifically of Czechoslovakia from 1990 to 1992, is a topic that relates not only to economics, but also has legal, social and political aspects. It is subject to many interpretations and also poses a fundamental question: whether the process is complete.
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  • First Report – October 2014
  • Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation For Europe

  • By Elisabeth Gauthier , Maxime Benatouil | 30 Oct 14
  • This is the first report of a new project dedicated to a Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation for Europe. It aims at presenting the preliminary results of the work undertaken by a Transform! interdisciplinary Working Group composed of economists, trade unionists and historians – as well as its cooperation with relevant actors of the political Left towards a progressive EU-wide industrial and investment policy contributing to the social, ecological and democratic transformation of Europe.
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  • TTIP and geopolitical economic developments
  • The Beginning of the New Grand Game

  • By Ilona Švihlíková | 27 Oct 14
  • The article deals with geopolitical aspects of new trade blocks that are either being negotiated or already in existence. The crisis of the multilateral trade system and the inability to accomplish the Doha round led in first place to an immense spread of free trade area agreements. However, as a reaction to a continuing bad economic situation in the West, together with increasing coordination of the BRICS countries, new trade blocks are being built.
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  • Article by editorial group of “barikat.gr”
  • Water, Canned Food and Bullets...

  • 22 Oct 14
  • It has been a week since the day that the murderers of ISIS began their attack. The surrounding area has been evacuated completely. 160.000 people have abandoned the region from Rozava provinence and lower. Dead band. Every inch of the western Turkey-Syria borderline has starved life. It is a No man’s land. Just a single dot is left alive. It is a ray of light and struggle surrounded by the thickest darkness. It is a ray of light. The barricades of Kobani.
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  • Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola

  • 21 Oct 14
  • Cuba is an impoverished island that remains largely cut off from the world and lies about 4,500 miles from the West African nations where Ebola is spreading at an alarming rate. Yet, having pledged to deploy hundreds of medical professionals to the front lines of the pandemic, Cuba stands to play the most robust role among the nations seeking to contain the virus.
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