The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election

June 19, 2012

The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election

June 19, 2012
7:00 pm EST

An Assessment and Report-Back

Leo Panitch Editor, Socialist Register
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 containing many contradiction and tensions. Whatever the electoral outcome, the crisis in Greece and Europe is far from settled, and will enter a new phase. Leo Panitch is just returning from a week in Greece where he met many senior officials in Syriza, and also of the radical left coalition Antarysya, speaking at one of their congresses.

Tuesday, June 19th -7:00 PM
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Sponsored by: Centre for Social Justice, Internal Education Committee of the GTWA, Socialist Project.

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