Greece in the Eye of the Storm

Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 20:00 to 22:00

Introduced by Paul Kellogg - Assistant Professor, Athabasca University. 

4:00 PM
Room 7192
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto 
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)

The year 2012 witnessed a sharp realignment in the architecture of Greek politics, when support for the two mainstream parties collapsed. SYRIZA, a coalition of the radical left, emerged as the second political force in the country. Ominously, a newly-emerged neo-Nazi party hardened its base of support. This talk will detail the depth of the Greek economic crisis and the scale of the ensuing political transformation, analyzing the roots of the New Left in Greece, and the importance of the emergence of SYRIZA. Some lessons will be drawn from the Greek experience, for the difficult task facing all of us in building solidarity against austerity. This talk is based on research for an article currently under consideration for publication. For related research, see "Bailout of Greece Leaves Workers in Misery", http://www.polecon.net/2012/03/bailout-of-greece-leaves-workers-in.html.

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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)
Toronto , ON
Canada
43° 40' 4.4004" N, 79° 23' 54.1392" W
Ontario CA

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