European Anti-Capitalist Left

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European Anti-Capitalist Left
Europäische Antikapitalistische Linke
Gauche anticapitaliste européenne
Sinistra Anticapitalista Europea
Izquierda Anticapitalista Europea
Avrupa Antikapitalist Solu
President Collective leadership
Founded March 2000 (2000-03)
Headquarters Brussels
Ideology Anti-capitalism
Democratic socialism
Soft Euroscepticism
Political position Left-wing to far-left
International affiliation None
European Parliament group European United Left-Nordic Green Left
Colours Red, Black, White, Pink

The European Anti-Capitalist Left (EACL) is an informal network for left-wing and anti-capitalist parties in Europe.

The EACL took part in the Europe against Austerity Conference in 2011 and 2012.[1][2]

Ideology[edit]

Parties participating in the EACL are united in opposition to neo-liberalism and capitalism. The criteria for participation in its conferences are:

  • A clear foundation in anti-capitalism, with the goal of achieving socialism.
  • Recognition of the pluralist nature of the left, with no claim of a monopoly for their own organisation or viewpoint.
  • Pursuit of common action of the left in general coalitions.
  • Some degree of representation (in local, regional, or national legislatures) and anchoring in social movements.

Despite the last criterion, many organisations involved in the EACL, with the exception of the founding parties, are rather marginal groups which exert strong activities in social movements, but have little or no representation on an electoral level. The EACL does emphasise, however, a need to carry out a great deal of extra-parliamentary activism.[3]

Participants[edit]

The following table is a list of participants in each meeting.

Country Party - - - 12th 11th 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd
2009[4] 2008[5] 2007[6] 2006[7] 2005[8] 2005[9] 2004[10] 2004[11] 2003[12] 2003[13][14] 2002[15] 2002[16] 2001[17]
Strasbourg Paris Almada Saint-Denis London Edinburgh Amsterdam Brussels Paris Athens Copenhagen Madrid Brussels
 Belgium Revolutionary Communist League Participant Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
 Belgium Left Socialist Party Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 Denmark Red-Green Alliance No No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 Germany German Communist Party No No No Participant Participant No No No No Observer Unknown Observer Unknown
 Germany International Socialist Left Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 Germany Revolutionary Socialist League (Germany) Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 Greece Synaspismós Participant Participant Observer No No No No No Participant Observer Unknown No Unknown
 France Revolutionary Communist League No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 France New Anticapitalist Party Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 Ireland Socialist Party No No No No No No No No Participant Observer Unknown No Unknown
 Ireland People Before Profit No Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
 Italy Party of Communist Refoundation No No No No No No No No No Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 Luxembourg The Left No No No No No No Participant Participant Participant No Unknown Participant Unknown
 Poland Polish Labour Party Participant Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
 Portugal Left Bloc Participant No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 Sweden Socialist Party Participant Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
  Switzerland Solidarity Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant No Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
  Switzerland Movement for Socialism Participant Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
  Switzerland ALternative Left Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 Spain Alternative Space No No No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 Spain Zutik No No No No No No No No Participant No Unknown Participant Unknown
 Spain Red Current No No No No No No No No No No Unknown Observer Unknown
 Spain United Left (Spain) No No No No No No Participant No No No Unknown Observer Unknown
 Spain United Alternative Left of Catalonia No No No Participant Participant Participant No Participant Participant Observer Unknown Observer Unknown
 Spain Anticapitalist Left Participant Participant No No No No No No No No No No No
 Turkey Freedom and Solidarity Party No No No Participant No No Participant No Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 United Kingdom Scottish Socialist Party Participant No No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 United Kingdom Socialist Alliance No No No No No No No No Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 United Kingdom Socialist Workers Party Participant Participant Participant No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant Unknown Participant Unknown
 United Kingdom Socialist Party Participant Participant No No Participant Participant Participant No Participant Observer Unknown No Unknown
 United Kingdom Respect Party No No No Participant Participant Participant Participant Participant No No No No No
 United Kingdom Socialist Resistance Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No
 United Kingdom International Socialist Group Participant No No No No No No No No No No No No

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