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Newsletter 28 January 2013
Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It 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
Download "EuroMemorandum 2013"
The Deepening Crisis in the EU: The Need for a Fundamental Change
The European Union is facing an increasingly severe crisis. The EuroMemorandum 2013 critically analyses recent economic developments in Europe and emphasises the need for an alternative economic policy. [read more... ]
Blog
Meeting of the Preparation Committee in Brussels
Towards the Alter Summit
By Walter Baier
Already in December last year a strategy meeting of the organisations preparing the “Alter Summit of the European Peoples” (Athens, 7-9 June) took place in Brussels. The meeting was attended by 75 persons representing 50 organisations from 18 countries. [read more... ]
Presidential Elections in the Czech Republic
By Jirí Málek
The election result in favor of Milos Zeman (55:45 %) gives a certain advantage to the Left. But we cannot expect major changes in the conditions for enforcing leftist concepts. [read more... ]
SYRIZA’s Visit to Brazil and Argentina
Austerity in Southern Europe Could Lead to a Resurgence of Global Recession
By Andreas Karitzis
The recent SYRIZA-USF formal visit to Brazil and Argentina has offered the opportunity to meet government officials, leaders of left parties supporting governments as well as left-wing opposition parties, representatives of unions, left movements, but also intellectuals, academics, artists and... [read more... ]
Greece: Golden Dawn and the War against the Play “Corpus Christi”
The Crisis Attacks Democracy and Freedom of Speech
By Alexandros Ballas
Violent reactions around the performance of “Corpus Christi” at the Hytirion Theatre in Athens prove that a play could indicate all the conservative trends that characterize an important part of the Greek society. [read more... ]
The Work Projects for the First Half of 2013
transform! europe Conclave
By Walter Baier
On 16-17 January, the transform! europe managing board met for a conclave in Vienna to define the work projects of the first half of 2013. [read more... ]
Report: Workshop in Brussels, December 2012
Where Does the Left in Europe Stand?
By Maxime Benatouil
Gathered in Brussels on 6 December, transform! members and researchers from across Europe were sharing experiences and debating major issues: Where does the Left in Europe stand? In what direction will the present contradictions and the new political constructions develop? [read more... ]
Calendar
01 February 2013 – 02 February 2013
Annual Conference of “Forum Neue Politik der Arbeit”
Economic and Political Crisis in Europe - Chances for a Democratic and Social Europe
[read more... ]
16 February 2013 – 01 January 1970
Conference by transform! europe and CMS
Strategies for a Left in a Precarious World
The conference hosted by the Centre for Marxist Social Studies (CMS) and transform! europe deals with the central questions: How to battle insecure jobs, insecure housing and how to organize the precariat? [read more... ]
20 March 2013 – 21 March 2013
Moscow Economic Forum
In response to an initiative from the Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Director of the Institute of Economics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the association Rosagromash, and a number of other academic and business organizations, the Moscow Economic Forum will take place... [read more... ]
26 March 2013 – 30 March 2013
transform! europe at the WSF 2013
The World Social Forum 2013 takes place in Tunis. From 27 to 29 March transform! will be co-organizing nine seminars which will host amongst many others representatives of Tunisian and African progressive movements and of new movements like the so-called “Indignants”, European politicians,... [read more... ]
04 May 2013 – 18 May 2013
6th Subversive Festival
The Utopia of Democracy
In May Zagreb will become the center of leftist thought and debate gathered around the theme “The Utopia of Democracy”. Featuring Oliver Stone, Alexis Tsipras, Álvaro García Linera, Aleida Guevara, Slavoj Žižek, Tariq Ali, Silvia Federici, Chantal Mouffe, Franco Berardi Bifo, Yanis Varoufakis,... [read more... ]
Publications
Bibliography 2012
transform! on Crisis and Contemporary Capitalism
In the frame of our key project on the crisis we continuously publish articles by various authors in our journal and in the blog-section. Find here a selected bibliography of the year 2012.   [read more... ]
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