The European Left Party has launched a Call for a European Forum of Progressive Forces, to be held in Marseille on 10th and 11th November. The Call rejects the inequality and austerity policies imposed on the peoples of Europe and refuses to accept that the only political alternatives are far-right, xenophobic nationalism or extreme neo-liberalism. The dangers of war and authoritarianism are great, especially since the election of Donald Trump.
Calling for a Forum which will help build an alternative, it states:
“We are the ones who are looking for another path: that of building a Europe of social and ecological progress, a feminist and anti-racist Europe, a democratic, welcoming and peaceful Europe.
We know that many share this desire, and that the peoples of Europe can change the course of history. We know that our gathering is urgent and awaited throughout Europe and beyond.
Only the unity of our forces will allow for change. It is time to build a common front, break down the walls and open a wide debate to produce progressive solutions together. We must meet, debate – without taboo and without exclusivity – about the convergences, solidarities, common objectives to be found to reach this objective.
We propose to create an annual forum of progressive forces of Europe, a new space for long-term political cooperation, bringing together a very broad panel of left, green and progressive parties, of platforms and political movements, trade union and social organisations, NGOs, intellectuals and citizens movements from all over Europe. We want a useful Forum to coordinate the various initiatives that are taking place in Europe and to build all the possible joint actions.”
All like-minded organisations and individuals are welcome to participate in and help shape the process.
For the list of signatories click here
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Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Tuesday 24 October
The Gig Economy: Now and in the age of the ROBOT
Public meeting with South London Left Unity: 6pm in the Meeting Room, The Artworks, Elephant Road,
London SE17 1AY. Tickets and details here
Friday 10th to Saturday 11th November
Marseille Forum, France
A European-wide gathering of progressive forces in Marseille – trade unions, campaigns, parties, social movements – discussing the crisis we face and how to build a different Europe. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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