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Newsletter 31 January 2018

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
The Old-New Czech President
By Jiří
On the last weekend of January – and with a record-high turnout of 66% of 8,363,000 registered voters – Czechs chose the man who will be President of the Czech Republic for the next five years. [read more... ]
Report: 11th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture with Angela Davis
“This Is an Era Defined by the Rise of Women”
By Angelina Giannopoulou
This year, Angela Davis, renowned academic and activist for civil, feminist and prisoners' rights, was asked to deliver a speech at the annual lecture in memory of political sociologist Nicos Poulantzas entitled “Abolition Feminism: Theories and Practices for Our Time”. [read more... ]
Change and Continuity in the Polish Government
By Gavin Rae
After two years in government, the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has made some significant changes to the personnel of its government. Nevertheless, these changes are more designed to consolidate the government’s position, rather than signalling any significant alteration in its political... [read more... ]
Russian National Minority in Estonia
26 Years of Apartheid and Ethnic Discrimination
By Dmitri Suhoroslov
With the proclamation of independence by Estonia in 1991, the Estonian political elite took action to prevent the Russian national minority from governing the country, depriving Russians of their political and civil rights. The Estonian Left needs the support of the European Left in its struggle for... [read more... ]
Italian Left
#Power to the People
By Roberto Morea
The reconstruction process of the left in Italy has indicated a new benchmark. But to better understand the path, we must start out once again from the last European elections in 2014. [read more... ]
Call for Contributions
Perspectives of a Progressive Danube Region and Central Europe Strategy
At the end of October 2018, transform! europe is organizing a conference on the critical dispute over Otto Bauer’s book ‘The Austrian Revolution’. [read more... ]
04 February 2018
Does the Right to Self-Determination Exist in Europe?
The Polish think-tank ‘Naprzód’ is co-organising a meeting on Sunday 4 February in Warsaw on the topic of ‘Does the Right to Self-Determination Exist in Europe?’ [read more... ]
17 March 2018
International Transform!Danmark Conference 2018
'Global and Institutional Crises and Red-Green Alternatives'
The principal focus of this year’s – the 7th international conference organized by the Transform!Danmark network – is the global crisis and red-green alternatives. [read more... ]
After Neoliberal Transformation. Authoritarian Tendencies in Central and Eastern Europe
By Veronika Sušová-Salminen
On general trends of political and social development in the region of CEE (and not only) in the last 25 years – in order to understand the main roots of recent authoritarian tendencies in their historical contexts. [read more... ]
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