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Newsletter 28 September 2018

The newsletter informs about activities of our network, European and worldwide political developments and initiatives of social movements.

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EL-/ transform!-Summer University 2018
“Under the Pavement, There Lies the Beach.”* The Awakening of a New Feminism in the Aftermath of '68
By Heidemarie Ambrosch
Both bourgeois and left historiographies contain many gaps and alienating views regarding women. Especially since 1968, Feminists have begun to fill these gaps. Following Frigga Haug, I’d like to connect Marxist and feminist historiography. [read more... ]
Make Europe Great Again! Juncker State of the Union Speech 2018
By Roland Kulke
On the 12th September Juncker, the President of the European Commission (COM) and member of the Christian democratic party family, held his important “State of the Union” speech. Even if the speech might not be too fascinating itself, it is highly relevant as it provides the COM with strategic... [read more... ]
Counter Hegemony and the Rise of a New Historical Political Block
By Attila Melegh
A critique of radical -and by now mainstream- anti-immigrant populism in Europe based solemnly on ideals of liberal-humanitarianism, without a systemic critique of capital is misleading in many respects. Such Analysts and commentators fail to understand properly or they just ignore, why... [read more... ]
Swedish Election
The End of Swedish Exceptionalism
By Petter Nilsson, Rikard Warlenius
Two weeks have gone by since the election, but still no one knows who will be governing Sweden in the coming four years. The two traditional coalitions are tied at almost exactly the same result. The current governing red/green coalition, the Social Democrats, the Greens and passive support from the... [read more... ]
transform! europe's Annual Members Meeting, 2018
By Katerina Anastasiou
From the 19th to the 20th of September, representatives of member and observer organizations of transform!europe met in the headquarters of transform in Vienna for the annual General Assembly. [read more... ]
Seminar Report
"The Laugh of the Medusa: The Left in Europe"
By Angelina Giannopoulou
High quality debates among people from different starting points aiming to find a common ground for a Europe of the people. A seminar that tried not to give definitive answers, but to pose at least the right questions. [read more... ]
Report on the First International Summer School of Dialogue between Christians and Marxists
Dialop for Marxists and Christians
By Roberto Morea
Syros is an island three hours by ferry from Athens and the ‘capital’, as it were, of the Aegean Islands. Its history is one of refugees and immigrants who brought with them diverse cultures and religions, which still exist today in respectful coexistence. The presence of two churches, one Catholic... [read more... ]
29 September 2018 – 29 September 2018
Sports and Cultural Event
The Race and Walk Lluís Company. A Sport and Cultural Event in Favor of Peace and Against Fascism and Racism.
Transform!'s catalan member organization fundació l'alternativa is organising annually the Iluis Companys race in commemoration of the anniversary of the farewell of the international brigades and the 1936 people's olympiade. [read more... ]
02 October 2018 – 06 October 2018
International Conference on the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Karl Marx
‘Thinking with Marx Today’
On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, followers, detractors, and those who remain neutral agree that Marx has been the most influential political and social thinker of all time. [read more... ]
26 October 2018 – 28 October 2018
International Conference
Is Southern Europe the Weak Link of European Integration? Tracing Possible Areas of Cooperation among Movements and Parties.
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30 October 2018 – 31 October 2018
International Conference
BrückenBauer. Neighbourhood Central Europe?
In the light of the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Austria, transform!europe and the Jahoda-Bauer-Institute are organising a conference on perspectives of a common strategy for the Danube Region and Central Europe. [read more... ]
09 November 2018 – 11 November 2018
2nd European Forum Of Progressive, Ecological And Leftist Forces
Bilbao European Forum
The Bilbao European Forum is open to all forces who wish to debate, build and act together to ward-off current threats and build another future for Europe. Our unity and our cooperation are indispensable. [read more... ]
Re-appropriating Europe as a Common
By Walter Baier, Angelina Giannopoulou Maria Karamessini Steffen Lehndorff John Weeks
Despite the return to modest economic growth in the EU and the Euro group the scars of the economic crisis persist. The European Union still operates in a crisis mode. Inside the Left a debate on how to cope with the crisis of European integration has begun. [read more... ]
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