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Newsletter 14 October 2013
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
The Greek Government and the Golden Dawn: More Links than Conflicts
By Spiros Rapanakis
At night of 17 September, Pavlos Fyssas, a 34 years old antifascist hip-hop artist had been stubbed to death by a member of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn in Keratsini, a district of Piraeus. The murder of Pavlos Fyssas became the springboard of massive developments at the political and judiciary... [read more... ]
European Left Party statement
Lampedusa: Stop fighting refugees!
The European Left Party (EL) is horrified and deeply concerned by the tragic deaths of at least 300 refugees in the Mediterranean close to the island of Lampedusa. [read more... ]
Some Political Reflections on Norway
The Defeat of the Norwegian Left
By Ida Søraunet Wangberg
The lack of a clear political project is an important part of the explanation of the defeat of the red-green government coalition in Norway. [read more... ]
The German Bundestag Elections – Left of Centre
By Joachim Bischoff, Richard Detje
Regarding arithmetics the centre-left parties won a slim majority in the elections, however, a mathematical majority is not a political one. [read more... ]
Austrian Parliamentary Elections
Austria Voted Paradoxically
By Walter Baier
The outcome of the Austrian parliamentary elections must seem paradoxical all across Europe. Despite the – by comparison – favorable economic data, the ruling “Great Coalition” of Social Democrats (SPÖ) and Conservatives (ÖVP) was punished. Their share of the votes fell back from 55 percent to less... [read more... ]
Report and Documentation
International Conference on Rosa Luxemburg
By Maxime Benatouil
Paris, University of Sorbonne, 4-5 October 2013 [read more... ]
17 October 2013 – 19 October 2013
Centre for Labour Studies Conference
Predicaments of the Left: Conjunctures, Strategies, Perspectives
The greatest crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression is – counting since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 – has entered its sixth year. Yet, despite high expectations in its early stages, the Left has not been able to politically capitalize on the crisis. During this... [read more... ]
19 October 2013 – 20 October 2013
International Conference
Since the financial crisis in 2008, Karl Marx’ analysis of society have been discussed in wider circles, even amongst mainstream economists, in order to grasp the crisis of the global economy. What more can Marx’ analysis and social critique contribute with, if we want to understand contemporary... [read more... ]
07 November 2013 – 09 November 2013
The transform! Economists Working Group at the 25th Annual EAEPE Conference
From 7 to 9 November 2013, the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy will hold its annual conference in Paris. The conference theme will focus on the state and future of industries in Europe, with a special emphasis on policy. The transform! Economists Working Group (TEWG) will... [read more... ]
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