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Grassroots Struggles for a New Economy: Learning from Greece, pt.2
January 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
The second of a two-part report-back on austerity and grassroots movements in Greece by Larry Haiven and Max Haiven, who recently visited the country to meet with organizers and activists developing the solidarity economy.
This presentation explores a number of grassroots movements that are seeking to reinvent economic and social life in Greece. From factory occupations to social centres to solidarity clinics to local economic networks to refugee solidarity initiatives, Greece is not only a laboratory of austerity, it is also a laboratory for the commons and new forms of cooperation.
- What lessons can we learn about building and sustaining solidarity amidst crisis?
- What are the conditions and potentials for such struggles in the context of an (allegedly) left-wing government?
- Could such movements be the seeds or sprouts of another society?
- How can they move beyond alleviating the worst effects of the crisis and towards transforming politics and social life as we know it?