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.

Key:

x = participated
– = did not participate
o = observer
Country Party - - - 12th[4] 11th[5] 10th[6] 9th[7] 8th[8] 7th[9] 6th[10][11] 5th[12] 4th[13] 3rd[14]
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2005 2004 2004 2003 2003 2002 2002 2001
Strasbourg[15] Paris[16] Almada[17] Saint-Denis London Edinburgh Amsterdam Brussels Paris Athens Copenhagen Madrid Brussels
 Belgium Revolutionary Communist League x x - - - - - - - - - - -
 Belgium Parti socialiste de lutte / Linkse Socialistische Partij x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Denmark Red-Green Alliance - - x x x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 Germany German Communist Party - - - x x - - - - o  ? o  ?
 Germany International Socialist Left x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Germany Revolutionary Socialist League (Germany) x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Greece Synaspismós x x o - - - - - x o  ? -  ?
 France Revolutionary Communist League - x x x x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 France New Anticapitalist Party x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Ireland Socialist Party - - - - - - - - x o  ? -  ?
 Ireland People Before Profit - x - - - - - - - - - - -
 Italy Party of Communist Refoundation - - - - - - - - - x  ? x  ?
 Italy Sinistra Critica x x - - - - - - - - - - -
 Luxembourg The Left - - - - - - x x x -  ? x  ?
 Poland Polish Labour Party x x - - - - - - - - - - -
 Portugal Left Bloc x - x x x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 Sweden Socialist Party x x - - - - - - - - - - -
  Switzerland SolidaritieS x x x x x x x - x x  ? x  ?
  Switzerland Movement for Socialism (Switzerland) x x - - - - - - - - - - -
  Switzerland Anticapitalist Left (Switzerland) x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 Spain Alternative Space - - - x x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 Spain Zutik - - - - - - - - x -  ? x  ?
 Spain Red Current - - - - - - - - - -  ? o  ?
 Spain United Left (Spain) - - - - - - x - - -  ? o  ?
 Spain United Alternative Left of Catalonia - - - x x x - x x o  ? o  ?
 Spain Anticapitalist Left x x - - - - - - - - - - -
 Turkey Freedom and Solidarity Party - - - x - - x - x x  ? x  ?
 United Kingdom Scottish Socialist Party x - - x x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 United Kingdom Socialist Alliance - - - - - - - - x x  ? x  ?
 United Kingdom Socialist Workers Party x x x - x x x x x x  ? x  ?
 United Kingdom Socialist Party x x - - x x x - x o  ? -  ?
 United Kingdom Respect Party - - - x x x x x - - - - -
 United Kingdom Socialist Resistance x - - - - - - - - - - - -
 United Kingdom International Socialist Group x - - - - - - - - - - - -

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