The network of women of the Party of the European Left, EL-FEM, gathered this weekend in Athens, and interrupted their work to join the demonstration, held in the Greek capital, with the aim of denouncing the detention of 11 MPs of HDP - Democratic Party of the People, which represents the vote of left-wing and pro-Kurd of Turkey.
The two co-leaders of HDP – Peoples’ Democratic Party, Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ were both detained this past night, at their homes, alongside with 11 Turkish MPs who were also taken into custody.
The 22nd of October the second interregional forum channel Elbe Danube took place in Břeclav (CZ). The 4 member parties of the European Left SDS (CZ), Munkaspart 2006 (HU) and KPÖ as well as KSČM (CZ). 27 Persons from 4 Parties and invited guests from the KKS (Communist Club of Slovakia) participated. Activists, leading functionaries as well as delegates to nationwide parliaments and municipalities attended. The meeting was very free and open.
Announcement of the V Congress of the Party of the European Left
The Party of the European Left (EL) will hold its 5th Congress next December in Berlin, Germany, gathering delegations from all its parties to decide on the political focus for the next three-year term.
António Guterres was chosen by the United Nations Security Council to succeed to Ban-Ki-Moon as UN chief, starting of January 1st 2017. The decision of the UN Security Council was taken this Thursday, 6th of October, by acclamation, one day after the sixth pool in a row won by the former Prime-Minister of Portugal, this time without a single negative vote.
Despite the never seen degree of unprecedented hate campaign, the publicly funded propaganda campaign, the explicit and implicit threats, the Hungarian voters have not given authorization to the government shifted to the extreme right to act in our country and abroad on behalf of the majority regarding the issues of the refugees.
The President of the Party of the European Left (EL), Pierre Laurent, and its vice-presidents Maite Mola and Marisa Matías have already signed the campaign against the prohibition of the abortion in Poland launched byYou move Europe and which can be signed at the EL website www.european-left.org
"Across Europe, we are watching in horror as your parliament tries to take away your fundamental human rights. We condemn this attack on your freedom to make choices. We support your efforts to stop this terrible ban on abortion and we stand with you in solidarity across borders."
Please sign this open letter and share the link with comrades and friends:
The Vice-President and head of international relations of the Party of the European Left, Maite Mola, traveled this Sunday to Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to participate as guest in the historical signing of the peace agreement between the government of Juan Manuel Santos and the FARC-EP. From there she expressed her hope that in the referendum of the 2nd of October “the Colombian people will support massively this agreement which was just signed with a clear ‘Yes’”.