At least thousand of people took part in the Left Forum 2018, which took place from Friday June 1st to Sunday June 3rd, offering one plenary per day covering on Friday the political sphere, on Saturday the academic approach and on Sunday the grassroots activists perspective on this year’s general topic.
The opening plenary on Friday evening brought already a first highlight featuring Jane Sanders, the wife of Bernie, a well known political activist and university professor.
Gregor Gysi, President of the European Left about the solution on the name dispute between Greece and FYROM (North Macedonia):
Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev have reached a negotiated solution after more than 25 years of dispute between the two countries. This is extremely welcome as it gives the region more stability and also the chance of independent development in the international community for the future Republic North-Macedonia. I very much hope that the respective parliaments approve this solution.
The Working Group on Latin America of the European Left Party (ELP) congratulates the Venezuelan people for having made effective their right to choose in tranquility and peace. By a large majority the people have backed the Bolivarian Revolution, reelecting President Nicolás Maduro.
On 14 May 1948 Zionists set up the state of Israel, thereby defying the UN partition plan to establish a Jewish as well as a Palestinian state and with Jerusalem as a city under international - UN - control. The following day – 15 May - is commemorated by Palestinians as a day of catastrophe – Nakba – for the Palestinian people.
The Working Group on Latin America and the Caribbean of the Party of the European Left (PIE) demands the immediate release of Jesús Santrich, imprisoned on the basis of a warrant for the arrest by a United States court.
The capture of Jesus Santich and the threat of extradition to the United States constitutes a clear violation of the Peace Agreements, as they violate transitory article 19 of Legislative Act 01 of 2017, on the basis of which the Special Justice for Peace (JEP) is the only competent for these cases.