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Newsletter 10 September 2015
Our newsletter contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.
Featured Article
Europe under scrutiny
By Walter Baier
It is true that the European Union, or rather its predecessors, the European Coal and Steel Community, the EEC and the EC, have never been the projects for peace and human rights as which they were introduced to us. Those have to be disappointed now who allowed themselves to be deceived. [read more... ]
Blog
Athens, 29 August
Alexis Tsipras speech at the nationwide SYRIZA conference
By Alexis Tsipras
Comrades, allow me to start my introductory speech at our conference with a conclusion no-one could disagree with. Today and tomorrow, we are all meeting, discussing, deciding but all of us know that we are acting and fighting in a political battlefield. [read more... ]
SYRIZA’s governmental program
Find here the introduction to SYRIZA’s governmental program, as it was approved by the Central Committee on Saturday, 5 September. This introduction summarizes the party’s analysis on what happened throughout the negotiation process, but also its strategy for the new period. [read more... ]
“We Need a Convincing Alternative Plan”
Intervention of the “Initiative of SYRIZA members coming from the ex tendency of 53+” at the nationwide meeting of Syriza on 29/30 August in Athens. [read more... ]
Dossier
European debate on Greece
Find here a selection of articles reflecting actualities on the Greek case. [read more... ]
Standing together rather than standing alone
By Gregor Gysi
The case of Greece, the austerity policies imposed by the Eurogroup and the fact that hardliners in the governments of Germany and other countries have been blackmailing the Greek government to implement neoliberal programmes have led to discussions about the stance of DIE LINKE (Germany’s main... [read more... ]
Open letter by Barbara Spinelli
Need to help Greece as soon as possible
In order to make pressure on the European commission concerning the very urgent and necessary help for Greece facing a very strong influx of migrants and asylum seekers, Barbara Spinelli as Italian GUE/NGL MEP, has initiated an open letter to the European Commission. [read more... ]
Discussion with Alberto Garzón and Íñigo Errejón
“If in Doubt: Populism”
A discussion about Podemos and the dangers of populist politics. [read more... ]
Interview with MK Ayman Odeh
“It is a strategic decision to remain citizens in our homeland”
By Maxime Benatouil
Ayman Odeh is member of Knesset, leader of the Jewish-Arabic Radical Left Coalition Hadash and coordinator of the Joint List. With 13 seats, the coalition made up of the communist, Palestinian-nationalist and Muslim parties became the third political force in Israel. Civil rights, social justice and... [read more... ]
“Peoples power” anti-austerity protest in Finland
By Juha-Pekka Väisänen
12 000 people took the streets of Helsinki on 22 August, under the slogan “Joukkovoima” (Peoples power - Fuerza colectiva) against government austerity measures . [read more... ]
Hungary
Statement of Leftist Island Festival
Between 28 and 30 August 2015 a festival of the European United Left Labour Party 2006 was held in Horány (25 km North of Budapest, Danube riverbank) in the Regatta Leisure Centre, where other left parties (Hungarian Socialist Party, 4K! PM), progressive trade unions and NGOs were also present as... [read more... ]
Calendar
01 October 2015 – 18 October 2015
Marches of Dignity
“Oxi! Basta! Enough! – Build another Europe!”
Call to all organizations and movements sharing our motto to integrate the action framework, contribute to our program and join us for the European Marches and in Brussels on 15, 16 and 17 October. [read more... ]
Publications
Advance notice
The Politics of the Right: SOCIALIST REGISTER 2016
Edited by Leo Panitch and Greg Albo.– Today the left faces new challenges from political forces amassing on the radical right. The 52nd volume of the Socialist Register presents a serious calibration and a careful political mapping of these forces. It addresses pivotal questions on the reordering of... [read more... ]
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