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EUROPEAN FORUM: our vision of Europe

Convergenza Socialista believes that it is very important to anticipate the duo Macron-Merkel and their plan to “imagine” a new vision for the European Union. We believe that the Forum could be the right setting to work towards an alternative idea of Europe.

If we can write down a political proposal within the Forum framework, the outcome could be a platform to be used for the European election in 2019.

In our opinion there are different ways to go forward in the direction above highlighted:

1)      An alternative, simple but exhaustive, European Treaty could be formalized and approved by the Forum which does in fact overwrites the spirit of the treaties now in place. This approach could be simple to read and to understand by the public since explained Article by Article. 

2)      Another approach could be to write down a political document containing the major points, the soul, of what an alternative Europe, their rules, etc, could be. Certainly less detailed with respect to the first option but nevertheless effective.



Message from our secretary to the comrades – towards the second European Forum of the Progressive Forces in Spain

Dear comrades,

I believe that the first European Forum of the Progressive Forces in Marseille was very good, a very good first step in the right direction.

I believe that the ultimate goal of the Forum and of the European Left should be to aggregate around a precise political and programmatic platform all forces available in Europe to fight liberal and right wing forces. We should channel all our forces towards a common political goal. I believe we would need more politics, not less, to achieve our goals.

It is also very important to avoid dispersion of forces due to an uncertain political platform. I believe the European Left should lead the effort for the definition of a precise common ground.

Naturally, if we work well in the future then the Forum could grow enormously. It has indeed great potentials and the second appointment in Spain next November is an opportunity we cannot miss out.

Socialist greetings from Italy!

Manuel Santoro
National Secretary of Convergenza Socialista


“’It appears’, ‘highly likely’. This is UK rule of law nowadays. No proofs but lots of propaganda”, commented Manuel Santoro, national secretary of Convergenza Socialista, on Sergei Skripal saga.

“It is ridiculous how there is, on one hand the position of the police and investigators that say nothing is certain, more time is needed to assess what has happened, and on the other hand politicians so anxious to give the blame to Russia driven by a precise political agenda. Russia will surely reply to May today childish measures. It does not help anyone. For sure it does not help peace and prosperity around the globe.”

“But I can assure you this”, conclude Santoro. “I and Convergenza Socialista will help Mr. Jeremy Corbyn to become next UK Prime Minister and put an end to the Conservative Party regime.”


What is socialism?
“(…) a system of society based upon the common ownership and democratic control of the means and instruments for producing and distributing wealth by and in the interest of the whole community”. The Socialist Party of Great Britain” (SPGB) – 1904


Convergenza Socialista is a socialist political Party born from the ashes of Italian Socialism. We are sure that the neoliberal system is the cause for the excruciating economic and social crisis, which are affecting greatly our time, in all continents of our world. We are socialist and we believe that the neoliberal system must be overcome with socialist policies. Our mission is to contribute to the construction of the political alternative to the neoliberal system, in Italy, internationally and wordlwide.

Introduction – The political Party

Convergenza Socialista (‘Socialist Convergence’ in English) is a new socialist political Party of Italy, which is growing and needs your help to expand its political platform worldwide and therefore achieve precise political goals. We deeply think that socialism is the future of humanity. It is our belief that it is necessary to construct a unique, worldwide, socialist political platform to strategically overcome the globalized, multinational and transnational capitalistic framework.


Congresso della Sinistra Europea – Berlino 16-18 Dicembre 2016
Congress of European Left – Berlin 16-18 December 2016

Convergenza Socialista è ospite internazionale / Convergenza Socialista is international guest

Di seguito la pianificazione dei lavori:

Friday, DECEMBER 16, 2016

08.00 Welcome / Registrations

12h00 – 15h00 Women’s Assembly – interpretation EN – FR – DE

16.00 Host parties welcoming
Presentation EL delegates and internationals
Adoption of rules of Congress
Presentation Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution
Presentation Documents of working groups and networks
Intervention Women’s Assembly
Intervention of international guests
Intervention of German organizations
Intervention of EL President, Pierre Laurent
Debate on the Political Document and Evaluation & Evolution

21.00 Dinner


Manuel Santoro, National Secretary

Advice to the American people.

Thousands of American people are protesting against the election of President Trump. Despite how you might feel about it, the democratic process has done its job and while it is the people right to demonstrate peacefully, it is totally unacceptable to follow billionaires, reverends, organizations with the purpose of fomenting riots in different American cities like many times before abroad.

I believe the American people must not fall in this trap. The American people shall consider the importance and the necessity of the democratic vote.

Thus, I say to the American people to be part of the political environment, to engage into the political arena, talk to your fellow citizens, always, constantly, since this is the only way to learn how your nation changes year after year, month after month. Do not just wake up at Election Day.

Be vigilant of the external powers that surround your vote. It is something we have all seen before.
Democratic elected Presidents overthrown by external forces for economic, financial and geopolitical interests. Many times the same plot have being played in different nations and you, my fellow Americans, were not paying attention. Pay attention now because the same machine that has worked so well abroad in changing regimes, Parliaments, elected politicians, has been started in your own Nation.

Do not follow it. It is something we all have seen before. Just a few examples.

Mohammad Mosaddegh was an Iranian politician. He was the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran from 1951 until 1953, when his government was overthrown in a coup d’état.

The same happened to Jacobo Árbenz Guzmán, a Guatemalan politician. He was the second democratically elected President of Guatemala, serving from 1951 to 1954. A coup was successful in overthrowing Árbenz in 1954.

Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was a Chilean politician. He was democratically elected in 1970 and on September 11th, same day and month of the tragic Twins Towers attack in New York, the military killed Allende in a coup d’état putting dictator Augusto Pinochet in power.

At last, Jaime Roldós Aguilera, an Ecuadorian politician, was democratically elected in 1979 and in 1981 and Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych, a Ukrainian politician who was democratically elected president in 2010. Both of them were either killed or overthrown.

Thus, I repeat. Do not fall in the trap of rioting against democracy and its results.


To Movimiento Alianza PAIS

Dear comrades, dear friends,

for the coming V Convention of the Movimiento Alianza Pais to be held on October 1st 2016, I wish to extend a warm greeting to President Correa, leaders, delegates and all those people who will participate to this important meeting.

For those who observe you from the distance, from far away, remember that you are a worldwide reference point of Socialism of the XXI century, and I thank you for the enormous work you are doing in Ecuador and Latin America for socialism.

A job certainly complex and with very strong internal and external pressures . A job which is possible thanks to your ever-renewed willingness to counter the advance of the neo-liberal system and his disciples, scattered everywhere, with increasing arrogance that lurk within the political, economic and information sphere.
We are socialists and we all work to strengthen socialism as a model in opposition to the neo liberal system. Our role is to build solidarity, cement aggregations. We must find the driving forces for an alternative development model, measurable on economic and social sustainability factors and, working together, I think we could do it.

This is an age when we must join forces, build new projects, give hope to people. The light of socialism is still alive but needs to be extended so that it will reach distant, poorly lit places.

Best wishes to all of you,

Manuel Santoro
National Secretary


We, the socialist of Italy, live and work in Europe. We want an united Europe but not an Europe of ‘pecoroni’ (large sheep meaning docile and submissive people).

“On 1 July 2016, the Council prolonged the economic sanctions targeting specific sectors of the Russian economy until 31 January 2017,” said the Council statement.

Once again the European ‘pecoroni’ were genuflecting to the crazy will of the United States and their administration. United States which are not affected at all by the Russian counter-sanctions, but which have a significant recessive impact, however, on European economies.

Thus, we confirm once again to the World to be emeritus European ‘pecoroni’, that is, people who work against their own interests but for interests of others without anything back.

Some may say that is not the fault of the European people, after all. But the European Council consists of the Heads of State or Government of the EU Member States, and it was ‘us ‘, the Europeans people, who brought them to power. Next time vote consciously.

We, the socialist of Italy, declare therefore to be against the sanctions to Russia, against the violent expansion of NATO eastward, against the proliferation of Nazism in Europe, and to be for an autonomous, political and finally democratic Europe, militarily away from NATO.