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  • Report
  • 2019 Members‘ Meeting of transform! europe

  • By Barbara Steiner | 06 Dec 19
  • In mid-September, representatives of member organisations, employees and guests met at our coordination office for our annual Members‘ Meeting. Almost 50 participants engaged in general political discussions and the Members adopted the organisation’s budget and working schedule for 2020.
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  • Report
  • Summer University 2019: Report from Fiuggi

  • By Roberto Morea | 28 Nov 19
  • The Summer University was the European Left's first public appointment following the elections, and, despite the fatigue of the electoral campaign, participation was good. Over 220 people registered for the three days of plenary sessions and seminars. As always, the quality of the interventions...
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  • Book Review
  • 'The Art of Changing Capitalism' – A Transformational Polemic

  • By Cornelia Hildebrandt | 25 Nov 19
  • When the left thinks about alternatives they usually envision struggles. Already Marx and Engels understood the history of all societies up to then as 'the history of class struggles'. Wolfgang Kessler, chief editor for more than twenty years of the Publik-Forum – a left-oriented Catholic journal – shows that these struggles also require an art.
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  • Review – Update
  • In the Great Transformation

  • By Walter Baier | 20 Nov 19
  • The Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten (Denmark) adopted at its Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October a program on globalisation entitled A Green Earth With Peace and Room for Us All, thus becoming the first party providing a comprehensive analysis on the current stage of international capitalism. Read Walter Baier's review.
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  • Statement
  • #LulaLivre: The Struggle for Justice in Brazil Makes Progress

  • 14 Nov 19
  • It is with joy that we followed live images of the release of Brazil’s former President Lula da Silva from incarceration. Lula’s imprisonment since April 2018 was the result of an unfair political process, part of an institutional coup that led to President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, to prevent...
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  • Open Letter
  • Respect for Historical Memory in Europe

  • 09 Nov 19
  • The board of transform! europe launches the following open letter regarding the resolution 'Europe must remember its past to build its future', adopted by the majority of the European Parliament – rejected by the GUE/NGL group.
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  • Report
  • Municipal Elections in Hungary

  • By Attila Vajnai | 30 Oct 19
  • Significant political changes in Hungary: In the larger cities, the fragmented opposition parties and civil organizations were able to increase their support due to the collaboration of different opposition factions. As a result of the disproportionate electoral system, in some places opposition was able to obtain a significant majority.
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  • Elections
  • Hope for Polish Left?!

  • By Gavin Rae , Czesław Kulesza | 22 Oct 19
  • The 2019 Polish parliamentary elections were held on 13 October 2019. All 460 members of the Sejm and 100 senators of the Senate were elected. The ruling PiS win the elections, far-right enters the parliament, whilst the left returns to parliament.
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  • Conference Report
  • Is Nationalism Obsolete?

  • By Jeta Mulaj | 21 Oct 19
  • Is nationalism capable of dealing with, or even addressing, the issues of our time? Dealing with this question, the Balkan Society for Theory and Practice (BSTP) – supported by transform! europe – held its second annual workshop in Prishtina, Kosovo.
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