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Newsletter 24 November 2020

Dear readers!

On the occasion of next week‘s webinar The Project of a Marxist Feminist International (2 December, 10am, CET), this newsletter focuses on current feminist struggles and Marxism-feminism. It provides a key text by Frigga Haug (Thirteen Theses of Marxism-Feminism), a commentary on the ongoing feminist protests in Poland, as well as publications on different feminist issues.
With an analysis of neocolonial discourses in Portugal and the petition #Right2Cure: No profit on pandemics, the newsletter offers highly topical items alongside its core theoretical focus.

We are happy to announce that – in cooperation with the Austrian left-wing platform Mosaik – we have made our webinar series The Left Reflects available also as a podcast.

transform! europe continues to provide webinars with left-wing thinkers, activists, and leading personalities of parties of the European left discussing crucial political issues – today, Tuesday, with an interview with the newly elected Secretary of the Central Committee of Syriza-Progressive Alliance Dimitris Tzanakopoulos. Join the discussion on 24 November, 18:00 (CET).

We wish you stimulating reading!

Michael Hollogschwandtner, web editor, for transform! europe

Featured Article
Thirteen Theses of Marxism-Feminism
By Frigga Haug
This foundation for Marxist feminist thinking and action, formulated by Frigga Haug, is the outcome of a collective process organised around the Marx-Fem-Conferences.[1] With an introduction by Frigga Haug. [read more... ]
Blog
Commentary
Poland: Revolution in times of the pandemic
By Agata Czarnacka
While the protests are set to drown in a rising wave of the pandemic, we are witnessing a profound mentality shift in Poland. [read more... ]
Analysis
The living ashes of Portuguese colonialism
By Miguel Cardina
Lisbon, November 2017: Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa speaks at the 9th edition of the Web Summit, the world's largest tech event that, every year, welcomes thousands of participants. At the opening session, Costa recalled Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan), the Portuguese explorer... [read more... ]
Petition
#Right2Cure: No profit on pandemics
Left-wing forces all over Europe demand free and universal access to a Covid-19 vaccine and treatments for everyone. [read more... ]
transform! europe Podcasts
transform! europe's online interview series "The Left Reflects" with Luciana Castellina, Alex Demirović, Nancy Fraser, Leo Panitch, Gayatri Spivak, and Hilary Wainwright now available as podcast – in cooperation with Austrian left-wing platform Mosaik. [read more... ]
Calendar
24 November 2020 – 24 November 2020
web interview
transform! europe Meeting the Left: Dimitris Tzanakopoulos
Our web interview with Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, Secretary of the Central Committee of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and MP of the Hellenic Parliament. [read more... ]
27 November 2020 – 27 November 2020
transform! europe at the European Forum
It's getting hot in here! How can we drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the EU, and eradicate poverty?
transform! europe, the Green European Foundation (GEF) and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) support the European Forum 2020 – How can we drastically reduce CO2 emissions in the EU and eradicate poverty? [read more... ]
02 December 2020 – 02 December 2020
Webinar
The Project of a Marxist Feminist International
This event is dedicated to reflecting on the growing Marxist feminist project, its possibilities and practices, as well as on its future working methods, activities and priorities. [read more... ]
08 November 2020 – 28 November 2020
European Forum of Left, Green and Progressive Forces 2020
The Covid-19 Pandemic Challenges Humanity: Refounding a Europe of Solidarity! — transform! europe at the European Forum
transform! europe supports the European Forum 2020 – a dialogue between left-wing, green and progressive groups, from political parties to trade unions and community campaigns, bringing together people from around Europe, and beyond. This year's Forum will be held completely online between 8 and 28... [read more... ]
05 December 2020 – 06 December 2020
International Web Conference
A European Spring is Necessary. European/Prague Spring 2020
All-European mobillizing Conference for climate justice and peace, discussing social and environmental alternatives and answering the multidimensional crisis. [read more... ]
Publications
ePaper
Ecofeminist review of the proposals for a Green New Deal
By Júlia Martí Comas
Basque researcher Júlia Martí Comas presents a critical review from an ecofeminist point of view of the DiEM25 proposal The Green New Deal for Europe, and Resolution Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal, presented to the US House of Representatives by... [read more... ]
Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond
By Agnieszka Mrozik, Anna Artwińska
We proudly present the book Gender, Generations, and Communism in Central and Eastern Europe and Beyond, published by Routledge in the series “Routledge Research in Gender and History” – with the support of transform! europe. [read more... ]
ePaper
Progressive Narratives. The Future of Labour Law as Envisaged by Europe's National Labour Movements
By Andrea Allamprese
Andrea Allamprese, Professor of Labour Law at the University of Modena, on reforms necessary to challenge – or even reverse – the trend towards labour precarisation in various European countries, edited by Tatiana Moutinho (transform! europe), with an introductory note by Danai Koltsida, Vice... [read more... ]
eBook
"New Deal" means being prepared for conflict
By Steffen Lehndorff
Coping with the consequences of the Corona crisis makes a socio-ecological transformation even more urgent. A look back at the New Deal of the 1930s is useful as inspiration for this. Not just at what was done, but primarily at how it was set in motion – by the economist Steffen Lehndorff, supported... [read more... ]
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