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Newsletter 24 March 2014
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
Preliminary Analysis, Results, Evaluation
The European elections from a left perspective
The European elections on May 22 - 25 will be crucial. They offer the possibility for the European populations to give their verdict on the policy of the institutions and to express their expectations and hopes for change. transform! europe will present on its website preliminary analysis,... [read more... ]
transform! Research Project
European Perceptions in the Crisis
This transform! research project is investigating political perceptions in the crisis and aims at understanding subjective paths of resignation and rebellion regarding capitalist domination. From materials such as opinion surveys or more qualitative studies, it seeks to characterize the evolution of... [read more... ]
Founding Congress of the Initiative for Democratic Socialism
By Anej Korsika
On 8 March, the “Initiative for Democratic Socialism” (IDS) had its founding congress and officially transformed itself into a political party. In the invitation to the congress we have written that in the last twenty years all political parties in Slovenia have been representatives of one and the... [read more... ]
Videos Online
Freedom of Information Under Pressure
About 280 participants have been at the international conference on 28 February and 1 March entitled Freedom of Information under Pressure: Control - Crisis - Culture, organized by the University of Vienna, transform!at and the Critical Librarians Association (KRIBIBI) at the Vienna University. ... [read more... ]
From the Bologna Process to the Dismissal of a Dean:
The Pretext for Privatization of Greek Higher Education
By Maria Nikolakaki
Higher education reforms, by using a discourse of quality, competitiveness and “attractiveness” of the university, are of the most important risks going on in many countries, as they are connected not only with issues such as the denigration of university as a public good with the relative reduction... [read more... ]
Report of a Brussels Meeting
Undocumented Workers and Class Consciousness: Which Role for Trade Unions?
By Laura Leprêtre
On 11 March, the Association Culturelle Joseph Jacquemotte organised a debate at Espace Marx Brussels inviting the two main Belgian trade unions (FGTB and CSC) and two undocumented workers to speak about class consciousness and solidarity between undocumented workers and regular workers in Belgium. [read more... ]
Feminists for Another Europe
The Power Of The Ideology: Feminism And Its Critical Examination
Speech held by the philosopher and psychoanalyst Nicole-Edith Thevenin at the public meeting on 9 November 2013 in Capannori, Italy, during the FAE’s European meeting. [read more... ]
‘If the left movements don’t unite, only the far right will benefit from social anger’
By Maxime Benatouil, Volodymyr Ishchenko
Interview with Volodymyr Ishchenko, Deputy Director of the Center for Society Research in Kiev (28 February) [read more... ]
03 April 2014 – 01 January 1970
European Seminar by the Alter Summit Network
Strategies for the Struggle Against Far Right and Neo-Nazism in Europe
Nowhere in Europe has a nascent fascist movement made greater inroads than in Hungary, where the far-right Jobbik party has staked a hold on the hearts and minds of Hungarian youth and won 17 percent of the Hungarian Parliament in 2010. [read more... ]
04 April 2014 – 01 January 1970
"Fighting for: Investments, Quality jobs, Equality"
ETUC Euro-demonstration
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls for a demonstration in Brussels. [read more... ]
10 April 2014 – 01 January 1970
EL and transform! europe invite to a conference:
“Together We Can Put an End to the Problems of Debt and Austerity in Europe”
A few weeks before crucial European elections, the proposals of the European Left shall be discussed with the world of work, trade unionists, social movements and critical intellectuals. [read more... ]
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