The phrase “cherchez la femme” does not apply, but the unobtrusive yet powerful, intimate girlfriend of the prime minister and also manager of his office was simply the last straw that broke the camel’s back. Her use of military intelligence for the private monitoring of the premier’s wife was...
On 13 August, Lothar Bisky, former president of the European Left and of the parliamentary fraction of GUE/NGL, unexpectedly passed away. transform! europe sent the following letter of condolence to the party DIE LINKE, whose president Lothar Bisky had been until 2010.
The transform! Discussion Papers constitute a new and flexible form of our publications. They are mainly published in English and distributed via our website. The papers are meant to provide analyses and perspectives for discussion at irregular intervals, therefore they don’t necessarily represent a common consensus of the organisations involved in the network.
The highlight of transform!’s prioriry programme on the crisis in Europe was the launch of the “transform! Economists Working Group” (TEWG). So far 43 economists of 14 European countries have agreed to join the new network coordinated by Elena Papadopoulou, Elisabeth Gauthier and Maxime Benatouil.
On a hot day and despite the usual cold British weather in London, 4,000 delegates, among them works councils, trade union leaders, community representatives, spokespersons of social movements and leftist politicians like Tony Benn gathered on Saturday, 22 June in the time-honoured Central Hall in Westminster to the hitherto largest conference against austerity policy that has ever taken place in the UK.
The May Day School is a traditional event within the Spring-Summer conference circuit in the Balkans, held each year at the end of April by The Workers and Punks’ University (WPU) - a collective of students, researchers and activists from Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Finnish Left Alliance held its party congress during June 8-9 in Tampere, Finland. The congress approved a visionary and programmatic paper Red-Green Future, which outlines the central features of a red-green society and describes what kind of measures need to be taken for achieving it.
As Feminist Initiative for the elimination of Violence Against women, we state our opposition to the coup d’ etat of the government, i.e. the closure of public Radio/Television, ERT, and the dismissal of 2.700 workers all over Greece.
On 29 and 30 May the Joseph Jacquemotte Cultural Association organised, jointly with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the transform! network, a European seminar of reflection devoted to the relations between the Left and immigration. For two days, about thirty people took part, coming from political, trade union and academic circles as well as voluntary associations, considered the conditions for a greater degree of convergence between migrants, non-migrants and minorities.
The Zagreb Subversive Festival of 2013 hosted on the 9th of May the Seminar entitled ‘Nationalism, Neoliberalism and the Perspectives of the Left’. As a sequel to the Seminar ‘National Question in Central-Eastern Europe’ which had been organized by AD FSR with the support of Transform! European Network and the GUE/NGL Euro parliamentary Group represented by Gabi Zimmer MEP, in April 2012 in Bucharest, Romania, the seminar raised a lot of interest amongst the almost 80 participants.
Plunging into the maze of tents in Taksim Square and the Gezi Gardens, members of the ELP delegation (2 members of its Political Committee and two leading members of Syriza) we sought to pinpoint the many organisations and demands.