At this year’s Summer University of the European Left and Transform!Europe, which was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia 6 – 9 July, there was an important panel “Peace is our victory: now and for the future, in Ukraine and everywhere“. This panel advocated a diplomatic negotiated solution regarding Ukraine, their argument was that the war in Ukraine cannot be won by anybody, neither the Putin nor Ukraine. The speakers were Giorgos Katrougalos, chairman of the left-wing group in the European Council and from Syriza, and Czech Jan Kavan, as well as Heidi Meinzolt of WILPF, Germany, who spoke in particular for resuming the fight for disarmament, once a key to peace, she said, highlighting her support for the current global women’s movement initiative against the NATO summit in Vilnius, including the use of cluster bombs and “depleted uranium “ and proposed to send a picture from the plenary with the audience waving their greetings to the meetings in Brussels. Jan Cavan is a former president of the UN General Assembly who together with other former UN Genersl Assembly presidents has adopted a Bahrain declaration on 7 March 2023 with focus on the possibility of a negotiated solution (by Inger Johansen).
Southern Anti-Racism Network (SARN) is sponsoring a Tour to bring attention to the UN International Decade for People of African Descent and the call for “Recognition, Justice, Development” including Reparations.