Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1/16 Bar Night on Greece


Learning lessons from Greece: SYRIZA, the Left, & the fight against austerity
ISR Bar Night/Social* hosted by the Boston ISO

Saturday January 16th at 5:30pm
Pho Hoa
1370 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02122 (Google Map Link)
(A short walk from
the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line; all ages venue)
Call us if you get lost: (617) 902-0476

SYRIZA, the Coalition of the Radical Left, came to power in January 2015 as a party committed to overturning the austerity imposed by international capitalist institutions. Eight months later, the party had backed down and signed another round of devastating cuts. Why?

As Paul D'Amato writes in the International Socialist Review, "Greece over the past several years has been a laboratory of neoliberal austerity, class struggle, economic and political crisis, and, within this maelstrom, the reconstitution of the radical left around an anti-austerity program. It is rich in lessons, but it is by no means a finished chapter." It is critical for us to continue to study the lessons of Syriza's rise, reign, and capitulation in Greece as we consider the future of the left and continue to argue for an alternative to austerity. What does the Greek experience mean for questions of left-wing organization, the power & limitations of elections, and more?
Join the Boston Branch of the ISO for a casual bar night* discussion of Paul D'Amato's article from the International Socialist Review, "Turning Point in Greece" and the lessons Greece holds for the political questions confronting American radicals today.

Download the reading for free here: 
Turning Point in Greece