The Party of the European Left salutes de commitment expressed by the National Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the past 23rd of June, to proscribe “the use of weapons in the exercise of politics and work together to achieve a national consensus in which all political, economic and social sectors engage in an exercise of politics in which the values of democracy, the interchange of ideas and civilized debate prevail”.
“We have to restructure the debt so the majority of the peoples of Europe can reactivate and mobilize the money to objectives other than the financial adjustments”. Within those objectives is to “put the wealth of our society in service of another kind of development”, with a massive public investment, sustainable and respectful to the environment”, explained Pierre Laurent.
Paolo Ferrero, Secretary-General of the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC), was the host of the Seminar for a European Debt Conference, organized by his party together with the European Left. After coordinating the debates of the session, he closed the presentations and round tables with a call to deconstruct the debt narrative and clearing the mind of the speeches saying there is no money “because if we allow to be brainwashed with those theories we cannot win the battle”.
Proposals to fight the debt, used as a political weapon against the people
European Left and Communist Party of Finland joint initiative in Helsinki gathered 16 political parties, 3 NGO´s, environmental – human rights and peace organizations, several investigators and researchers, many workers, artists and intellectuals to make concrete initiatives and participate in common discussion about environment-security and human right issues in the Arctic.