- This volume, the fifth in the series of yearbooks published by transform! europe, is appearing in the year of the European Parliament elections. Few people in Europe have heard of the Manifesto of Ventotene, and most who were aware of the summit that Hollande, Merkel, and Renzi held on the island of Ventotene in the summer of 2016 in honour of the Manifesto do not know that it was written by anti-fascists imprisoned on the island, notably by Altiero Spinelli, a member of the Italian Communist Party. And fewer still realise that Spinelli and his Federalists protested at the 1957 founding event of the European Economic Community, calling it a ‘monster’ having nothing to do with their...
The Radical Left in Europe - Rediscovering Hope
- The transform! yearbook 2019 examines current challenges for the left forces in several European countries, explores the lessons of super majority strikes and other recent organising experiences, and looks at the alternatives opened up in '68 - '69 in the West as well as the countries of state socialism with their history of attempts at renewing Marxist theory and council democracy.
THE RADICAL LEFT IN EUROPE: REDISCOVERING HOPE transform! 2019 Edited by Walter Baier, Eric Canepa and Haris Golemis
397 pages, Paperback ISBN 978-0-85036-751-5 Price: £ 17.99
Authors: Luciana Castellina, Frigga Haug, Alexandros Kioupkiolis, Tamás Krausz, Jane McAlevey,...