Greece, Spain & Puerto Rico: Current Struggles and Building Solidarity

 

Published on Sep 29, 2015

Vicente Rubio-Pueyo, Rafael Bernabe, and Despina Lalaki, with moderator Ed Morales, discuss the struggles of their countries with debt and austerity in a forum hosted by David Galarza Santa at Camaradas El Barrio in Manhattan September 28, 2015 video by Joe Friendly

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Follow the link below to watch this panel discussion on Struggling With Austerity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv-NFzGpA9U&feature=share

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“NO TO BLACKMAIL – SUPPORT DEMOCRACY” Rally In Astoria, July 1st

PLEASE JOIN US:

Tomorrow

WEDNESDAY ON JULY 1st

@ 6:30pm

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WE GATHER AT ATHEN’S SQUARE IN ASTORIA

30th AVENUE and 30th STREET

IN SUPPORT WITH THE PEOPLE OF GREECE

TO SAY

NO” TO THE BLACKMAIL OF THE FINANCIAL ELITES

NO” TO FEAR

NO” TO AUSTERITY

SUPPORT THE GREEK REFERENDUM

FOR

DEMOCRACY AND DIGNITY

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Zoe Konstantopoulou to Speak at The GCAS Conference in Athens / AKNY is sponsoring GCAS conference

 

Zoe Konstantopoulou, President of the Greek Parliament.

Zoe Konstantopoulou,
President of the Greek Parliament.

The Global Center for Advanced Studies’ conference, Democracy Rising   announced that the President of the Greek Parliament, Zoe Konstantopoulou will address the conference

https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/president-of-the-greek-parliament-zoe-konstantopoulou-to-speak-at-democracy-rising/ Continue reading

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Greece’s “Solidarity For All” tours the US

Please Forward & Post
on Websites, Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
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U.S. TOUR WITH CHRISTOS GIOVANOPOULOS
FOUNDING MEMBER OF GREECE’S
SOLIDARITY FOR ALL MOVEMENT

Christos Giovanopoulos

Christos Giovanopoulos

A founding member of Solidarity for All, Christos Giovanopoulos lives in Athens. He is responsible for the international solidarity movement. He holds an MA in Film and TV theory and a political economy degree and he has worked as a visiting lecturer teaching Media and Critical Theory in the University of Westminster, London between 2007-2011. He is a chief editor in the radical left publishing house A/synechia and co-editor of Democracy Under Construction: from the Streets to the Squares.

Solidarity for All is a collective that identifies and supports the many social solidarity initiatives that have been established in Greece as a part of the resistance to the harsh austerity policies that have led to a humanitarian crisis. People have taken matters into their own hands through grassroots activism and local collective action. The many and varied social solidarity initiatives include social pharmacies, social medical clinics, social kitchens, social groceries, markets without middlemen, a social collective of mental health professionals, social solidarity drop-in centers, time banks (sharing skills and time), olive oil producers sharing olive oil, the “potato movement,” where farmers trade directly with consumers, cutting out the supermarkets. Read here about Solidarity4All  

For ongoing information about events in different cities, go to the tour’s Facebook page. And don’t forget to promote the tour by “liking” the page! The tour is especially timely at a moment when Greece is urgently calling for international solidarity in the face of unrelenting demands for disastrous austerity.

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NEW YORK:
Tuesday, May 26 • 7:30 – 9pm
“Austerity Is Killing Us: What the U.S. Is Learning from Greece’s Fight”
Frances Fox Piven in Conversation with Christos Giovanopoulos
ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, TUOHY HALL AUDITORIUM
SJC Student Ambassadors-Brooklyn Campus
245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Sponsored by The Nation, St. Joseph’s and AKNY. Co-sponsored by Verso, Jacobin, Campaign for Peace and Democracy. This event is free and open to the public. Group drinks to follow, bar TBA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/679069165555536/

Wednesday, May 27 • 7:00pm
Christos comes to Astoria!
Kefalos Society of America, Inc.
20-41 Steinway St, Astoria, NY
[the meeting will be in Greek]
https://www.facebook.com/events/1428076744177653/

FOR NEW YORK
Also see Left Forum panels described below:

 

LEFT FORUM 2015 will take place from May 29th-31st at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 524 W. 59th Street in New York City. Registration and full conference information is at available here. Christos will be on two Left Forum panels:

Healthcare Restructuring: Neoliberalism and the Assault on the Social Wage 
Saturday, May 30, 10am-11:50am, Rm. 1.69. Chair, Martha Livingston; Panelists, Christos Giovanopoulos, Sean Petty, Martha Kuhl, Adam Gaffney, Mark Dudzic. Sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro Chapter.

“From the Greek Streets: Grassroots Resistance to Authority” 
Saturday, May 30, 5:10-7:00pm, Room 1.123
Chair, Athena Hassiotis; Panelists, Christos Giovanopoulos and Sarah Leonard, Senior Editor, The Nation.
Sponsored by The Nation, Jacobin, Verso Books, Campaign for Peace and Democracy

BALTIMORE:
Thursday, May 28 • 7:30 pm
Come meet Christos in Baltimore! He will be joined by Peter Bratsis and Kostis Papantonakis.
RED EMMA’S
30 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD
https://www.facebook.com/events/1639779432922689/

 

SAN FRANCISCO and OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA : June 4-6.  Thursday, June 4  @ 7:00pm

From The Greek Streets: Grassroots Resistance – Self Organization – Solidarity

OAKSTOP

1721 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612

https://www.facebook.com/events/794145237343876/

 

SEATTLE:

Sunday, June 7 • 7:00 p.m.
Come meet Christos in Seattle!
UNIVERSITY TEMPLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1415 NE 43rd St., Seattle, WA
https://www.facebook.com/events/848135858612770/

CHICAGO:
“Chicago to Greece: Building Social Movements Against Austerity”
Thursday, June 11 @ 6pm
FORUM AT JANE ADDAMS HULL HOUSE MUSEUM
800 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446672965642762/

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Panel Discussion at CUNY: The European Working Class in Revolt Against Austerity

Sutarday on April 4 @ The Graduate Center - CUNY

Saturday on April 4 @  – CUNY

The European Working Class in Revolt Against Austerity

Saturday, April 4 – 6:00pmThe Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, CUNY25 W 43rd St, 19th Floor, Rooms 18A – 18DNew York, New York 10036

The big banks and world powers are trying to make working people, youth and the poor pay for a crisis that they didn’t create. “Austerity” means attacks on jobs, living conditions and social programs. Millions of people in Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland have been thrown into perpetual joblessness and social crises.

In this context, new political formations of the left have arisen. Syriza has come to power in Greece and has faced immense challenges. Podemos, only a year old, is the highest-polling party in Spain. The Anti-Austerity Alliance in Ireland has come to the forefront of mass direct action against unfair taxation one of their Members of Parliament, Paul Murphy, being jailed for his leadership of the movement. There will be speakers at this meeting who have been involved in all three of these new political organizations.

This discussion will attempt to deal with the following questions: How can austerity be stopped? What role do elections have to play? What about strikes and demonstrations? What is the socialist and internationalist strategy?

Speakers from Greece’s Syriza, Spain’s Podemos and Ireland’s Anti-Austerity Alliance

Natassa Romanou
Research Professor at Columbia University in Climate Studies; a founding member of SYRIZA-NY and AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement.

Elma Relihan
has been a community organizer and member of the Socialist Party in Ireland. She is campaigning for social justice issues and has been active in the campaign against austerity policies in Ireland. Elma will report on the recent struggles against water charges that threaten to bring down the Irish government

Seraphim Seferiades
Member of Xekinima – Socialist Internationalist Organization/CWI in Greece. Professor of History and Political Science at Panteion University in Athens as well as Life Member at Cambridge University.

Sean Sweeney
Director, International Program on Labor, Climate & Environment at the Murphy Institute; Trade Unions for Energy Democracy.

Cora Bergantinos
is active in PODEMOS EEUU, a member of New York Socialist Alternative and will speak about the crisis in Spain

Alan Akrivos
is a member of New York Socialist Alternative,a founding member of SYRIZA-NY and AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement.

Hosted by Socialist Alternative New York

 

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