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Newsletter 27 September 2019

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Featured Article
The European Parliament Inured to Wiping Out Memory
By Luciana Castellina
On left silence and the foreign-policy motivation behind the revision of history contained in the European Parliament's resolution. Read Luciana Castellina's comment. [read more... ]
Statement of the International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR)
A Bad Message from the European Parliament
Last Thursday the European Parliament adopted by majority the resolution on the Importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe. Read the statement of the International Federation of Resistance Fighters Association of Anti-fascists on this "ideological relapse into the worst times of the... [read more... ]
Britain’s Political Crisis: Problems and Possibilities for the Left
By Kate Hudson
The British political crisis continues, with the latest developments consolidating the hard right takeover of the Tory Party and Government that began with the Brexit referendum in 2016 and is now leading to the development of a potentially mass neo-fascist movement. This is taking place against the... [read more... ]
‘… Going to Ibiza’ – New Elections in Austria
By Michael Graber
On 29 September new elections will be held. The disclosing of the Ibiza video in May marked the end of the coalition of the conservatives and extreme right wing, at least provisionally. Read Michael Graber’s report on the situation in Austria. [read more... ]
Review – Update
In the Great Transformation
By Walter Baier
The Red-Green Alliance/Enhedslisten (Denmark) adopted at its Annual Congress on 5 – 6 October a program on globalisation entitled A Green Earth With Peace and Room for Us All, thus becoming the first party providing a comprehensive analysis on the current stage of international capitalism. Read... [read more... ]
A Political Earthquake in Eastern Germany: The Recent State Elections in Brandenburg and Saxony
By Cornelia Hildebrandt, Roland Kulke
Alongside European and municipal elections, there are also four state elections happening in Germany this year, taking place in Bremen, Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia. Read Cornelia Hildebrandt's and Roland Kulke's comment. [read more... ]
Nothing New Marches On in a ‘De-Leagued’ Italy
By Roberto Morea
And so a new government has been formed in Italy – more out of necessity than choice – dictated by the opportunity Matteo Salvini, the League’s leader, handed the Five-Star Movement (M5S) to switch alliances and isolate Salvini and his dreams of dominance. [read more... ]
03 October 2019 – 06 October 2019
MICAR 2019 International Film Festival
Memory – What is it useful to us?
Have we learned from the past? Is it possible to deny the past? Which are the risks of forgetting the past or parts of it? – This year, the films presented on the MICAR anti-racist film festival deal with these and other questions of individual and collective memory – again with the support of... [read more... ]
11 October 2019 – 12 October 2019
The rise of China and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism
In view of the escalation of the trade war between the USA and China the Institut für sozial-ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (isw) invites you to a conference of particular topicality in collaboration with transform! europe. [read more... ]
25 October 2019 – 27 October 2019
International Conference
marx2019 // climate change and the end of capitalism //
Already for the 3rd time the Centre for Marxist Social Studies (CMS) – supported by transform! europe – co-organises this international conference, centred on how Marxist theories can help our understanding of the contemporary era as well as how to conceive the future. [read more... ]
#jaztudi, Slovenia
By Nika Kovač
In recent years, we have witnessed extraordinary events: with the hashtag #metoo, women have stepped into the public arena, revealing their experiences of systematic misogyny. The Institute of 8th March, supported by transform! europe, collected testimonies of #metoo stories, demonstrating the scope... [read more... ]
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