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Newsletter 13 May 2015
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
Declaration of the Political Secretariat of SYRIZA, 5 May
No to blackmailing – The Greek People’s mandate is nonnegotiable
The Political Secretariat in the last meeting unanimously decided the following: 1. The Government, staying faithful to the popular mandate of the 25th of January regarding the abolition of the memorandum policies and austerity, defends the interests of the country, the popular sovereignty and the... [read more... ]
Blog
On the UK General Election
By Kate Hudson
Britain’s general election outcome – a narrow majority for the Conservative Party – was unexpected. Polls and pundits had predicted a hung parliament, too close to call whether Conservative or Labour would be the largest party. [read more... ]
Great Britain
Tories will continue to rule a less-United Kingdom
By Gregory Mauzé
Against all predictions, conservative Prime Minister David Cameron was able to obtain an absolute majority in the general election held in the UK on 7 May 2015. It was a political earthquake of an election, for many reasons. The populist right-wing movement made clear that it was here to stay, while... [read more... ]
Women, Work, Economic Crisis and Labor Law in Spain:
From Bad to Worse
By Adoración Guamán
As most people are well aware, Spain and the country’s labour market in particular have been deeply hit not only by the economic and political crisis but also by austerity measures. The rise in unemployment has been dramatic, as has the rise in social inequality and the growing risk of poverty: the... [read more... ]
Interview with Marco Revelli
By Fabio Sebastiani
The following interview with the well-known Italian intellectual was conducted in Rome on 19 April during the national assembly of L'Altra Europa con Tsipras. [read more... ]
Finland
A Shocking Defeat for the Left
By Ruurik Holm
The parliamentary elections in Finland mid April resulted in a major defeat for the left. The expected victory for the Left Alliance changed into a defeat from 8.1 % support in 2011 to 7.1 % now. A loss of seats from 14 to 12. [read more... ]
transform! launches 2 Calls for Papers
Within the context of its research program “Strategic Perspectives of the European Left”, the transform! network is calling for research papers. [read more... ]
Report: International transform! Conference in Copenhagen
“Alternatives to Global Capitalism? – Exploring possibilities for a No-Growth Agenda”
By Inger V. Johansen, Gitte Pedersen
Transform!Danmark organized its fourth international conference on 15 March in Copenhagen on the issue of economic and ecological alternatives to mainstream thinking, politics, and debate. [read more... ]
Calendar
29 April 2015 – 11 June 2015
Series of panel discussions
“From Debt and Austerity to a Reclaim of Democracy”
Nicos Poulantzas Institute and transform! launch a series of panel discussions considering the European Integration experience, posing as spikes, issues that characterize the evolution of the European financial and political crisis, while examining them in a broader perspective. [read more... ]
29 May 2015 – 01 January 1970
Workshop of Espaces Marx and transform!
Current Developments within the Radical Left in Europe
The crisis has had profound consequences for the radical left in Europe, and Syriza’s victory is simultaneously an example and a challenge for all its components. [read more... ]
29 May 2015 – 01 January 1970
Workshop of transform! Akademia network
Research and Universities – What Contributions for Another Europe?
Following the work undertaken by the transform! Akademia Working Group on Science and Democracy, a one-day workshop will be held in Paris. It aims at gathering researchers and unionists from the higher education sector in order to discuss the state of the European university system, its risks and... [read more... ]
29 May 2015 – 31 May 2015
Left Forum
Each spring Left Forum convenes the largest gathering in North America of the US and international Left. transform! will be present with two panels under the general title ”Europe on the move”. [read more... ]
30 May 2015 – 31 May 2015
Party of the European Left and transform!
European Forum for Alternatives
transform! will participate in the two-day event with contributions on issues as diverse as productive transformation and European industrial policy, ecological transition (in view of the UN International Conference on Climate Change, December 2015 in Paris), the challenges of labour, social economy... [read more... ]
12 June 2015 – 13 June 2015
Change work, enterprise and production, promote common goods
Self-management in Europe
Workshop organized by transform! europe and transform! Italia in collaboration with GUE/NGL, Cercare Ancora, Altramente and the University of Camerino. [read more... ]
05 July 2015 – 08 July 2015
Workshop of Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and transform!
The European Integration and the Left – Between National Orientation and European Cooperation
Due to the success of last year’s experience in terms of both content and participation, a second workshop will be held in Berlin shortly before the EL Summer University. [read more... ]
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