The Challenges of the Greek Left after the Election A talk by Leo Panitch
An Assessment and Report-Back
Editor, Socialist Register and Professor of Political Economy, York University
After two years of anti-austerity street battles, Greece is in the midst of a highly polarized electoral battle, with voting set for Sunday, June 17th. There is a good possibility that Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, will emerge as the strongest party, and be posed to form an anti-austerity government of the left, the first radical government elected in Europe in decades. But the direction and programme of Syriza is far from settled, and contains many contradictions and tensions. Whatever the electoral outcome, the crisis in Greece and Europe is far from settled, and will enter a new phase. Leo Panitch has just returned from a week in Greece where he met many senior officials of Syriza, and also members of Antarysya, the radical left coalition. He also spoke at one of their congresses.
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- Doors open at 6:45
- Free Admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and snacks with Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.