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DIE LINKE, SYRIZA and the Future of the European Left
May 28, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Jacobin and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office are excited to host a conversation between DIE LINKE Co-Chair Bernd Riexinger and SYRIZA Scientific Advisor Elena Papadopoulou on the future of the European Left. Jacobin’s Chris Maisano will moderate.
Europe’s ongoing economic crisis has created openings for the return of the European socialist movement.
DIE LINKE, the German Left Party, is a democratic socialist party born from a merger of two leftist formations, which now stands as the third largest party in the German Bundestag. Greece’s SYRIZA, or the Coalition of the Radical Left, is similarly the result of a merger and is now the main opposition party in parliament, with many suggesting it could lead the next national government.
How are DIE LINKE and SYRIZA building on what came before them? In what ways are they breaking with old traditions, and in which direction are they heading?