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Newsletter 23 May 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
Alternative Summit of the European Movements
For a Europe of Solidarity and Social Justice
The Greek Working Group for the preparation of the Alter Summit has addressed the following call to the public. [read more... ]
Blog
Strawberry Fields in Greece: Exploitation and Racism
By Aliki Kosyfologou
At least 28 strawberry field workers from Bangladesh were transferred to hospital with injuries on 17 May after being shot by the “foremen” of their employer. The incident occurred at 6 p.m. on the 41st kilometer of the highway between Patras and Pyrgos in Peloponnese. [read more... ]
International Mobilisation on 1 June
“People United Against Austerity”
In the end of April there has been launched an International Call in Portugal for 1 June to unite against the Troika. The mobilisations are growing. [read more... ]
Petition
Stop “Troika for everyone” – No to a Pact on Competitiveness!
A petition for democracy and social security in Europe as an alternative to further cuts in social expenditure through a “pact for competition” has been set up by activists and scientists in Paris, Berlin and Vienna. Find here the text and the link to sign it. [read more... ]
Lecture by Lilja Mósesdóttir at NPI on 17 April
The ‘Other’ Way of Iceland: Analysing a Case of ‘No Bail-Out’
By Giannis Gaitanis, Sotiris Koskoletos
The Professor of Economics and ex-MP of Iceland expressed her view that the Icelandic way out of the crisis shows an alternative to the neoliberal crisis management. [read more... ]
Bulgarian Election: Fraud and Vote Buying
By Margarita Mileva
On 12 May in Bulgaria were held early parliamentary elections. They were reached after unprecedented massive protests in the whole country in February and the resignation of the government of the ruling party GERB. [read more... ]
Conference Report
First Central and Eastern European Social and Environmental Forum
By Felix Jaitner
From 2 to 5 May 2013 the first Central and Eastern European Social and Environmental Forum (CEESF) took place in Vienna, Austria. About 150 participants from 12 European countries discussed along the title “Revolts in the Periphery?” both the economic and political situation of central and eastern... [read more... ]
Seminar Report
Networking for the Emancipation of Labour
By Orsan Senalp
Supported by transform! europe, Transnational Institute, Networked Politics and IGOPNet, an international seminar on Networked Labour was held in Amsterdam from 7 to 9 May. [read more... ]
Initiative by the Transnational Trade Union Rights Experts Network (TTUR)
Building Bridges Between Academia and the Trade Union Movement
We would like to draw your attention to the recent initiative by the Transnational Trade Union Rights Experts Network (TTUR) consisting of eight leading European labour law experts denouncing the systematic attacks on social dialogue and labour law provisions to which the Euro-area crisis and the... [read more... ]
Calendar
07 June 2013 – 08 June 2013
Alter Summit
We invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit of the European Peoples in Athens. An alliance of more than 160 organisations – including trade unions, social movements, NGOs and political actors – from all parts of Europe will present to the public a manifesto for the... [read more... ]
29 May 2013 – 30 May 2013
European Seminar
Left and Migrations
How to think common struggles between migrants, non-migrants and minorities? Issues, obstacles and possibilities. [read more... ]
Publications
Europe: The People First!
New transform! Journal in English out now
The issue no. 12 of the transform! journal entitled “Europe: The People First” is out now. The articles deal with the Alter Summit, The Future of Europe, New Politics of Trade Unions, Alternative Conceptions and International Points of Interest. [read more... ]
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