Posts Tagged "democracy"

I want to live free. From violence.

November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women   Today, IUSY and YES jointly recall once again to stop violence against women*. November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 and fought for by grass ...

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YES SUMMER CAMP DECLARATION

CHANGE THE SYSTEM, NOT THE CLIMATE We are at a moment of profound crisis and necessary transformation for the European socialist movement. This year the concept of a social and democratic Europe has been devastated by  simultaneous crises of legitimacy. These have left its future severely in question. Internally to the European Union, ...

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CHANGE THE SYSTEM,NOT THE CLIMATE!

As Young Socialists we believe that the climate justice movement has a strong connection with labour movement and other struggles for liberation to create an alternative to the upside down world shaped by fossil fuels and corporate power.  In numerous debates, panels, training and interviews we will discuss alternatives to current ...

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Save Europe: Respect Greek democracy and Greece’s place in Europe

We call upon Europe’s leaders to take a clear stand for a democratic and united Europe by respecting the vote of the Greek people in the referendum of July 5th. An overwhelming majority of Greek voters have decisively rejected the austerity and bailout measure proposed by Greece’s creditors. This referendum vote is ...

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Time to stand up for Greece

An emergency summit on the Greek debt crisis is set to be held this Monday 22nd June, after the latest meeting of Eurozone finance ministers on Thursday concluded with a depressingly predictable failure to reach agreement. The line taken by the main powerbrokers in Europe as to why an agreement has ...

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YES shocked at Hungary’s plan for migrant fence

Young European Socialists (YES) expresses its profound dismay and regret at the recently announced decision of the Hungarian government to start building a fence on its border with Serbia to keep migrants out. The country, which took a very important part in tearing down the “Iron Curtain”, now started preparations to ...

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Support struggle for democracy in Macedonia

Young European Socialist (YES) and International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY) are following the latest developments in Macedonia with great concern. The clashes happened in Kumanovo on Saturday 9 May, in which 8 police officers were killed and 37 citizens injured, occurred among a powerful wave of protests against the ...

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12th YYES Congress is over and new Presidium is getting ready for work.

More than 230 delegates from more than 56 youth and sister organizations gathered in Winterthur for our 12th Congress. Three days full of interesting,and sometimes tense discussions, compromises, voting, emotions and fun ended with the election of our new President, Secretary General, President of the Control Commission and 10 Vice Presidents. After ...

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YOUNG EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS SUPPORTS DEMOCRACY IN MACEDONIA

Young European Socialists condemns the latest positions and actions taken by the government of Macedonia, as well as the continued, systematic attacks on the freedom of the media. We send our strong support to our members in the Social Democratic Youth of Macedonia, and declare our solidarity with our comrades ...

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Statement on The Juncker Commission

Young European Socialists (YES) welcomes the announcement of the Juncker Commission with mixed expectations. Despite the restructuring of the Commission as a new, promising idea to organize the work of the Commission towards more functioning “government” for the Union, more needs to be done to address the democratic deficit. “Business as ...

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