SEP & IYSSE public meetings:
The pseudo-left in power: Lessons of Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

Syriza’s abject surrender to the European Union ranks among the most miserable betrayals of the working class in history. In the July 5 referendum, Greek voters overwhelmingly rejected new austerity measures. Syriza has repudiated this mandate and agreed to impose devastating cuts on behalf of the European banks and wealthy.

The SEP public meetings will provide a unique forum to discuss the crucial political lessons to be drawn from the experiences of the working class in Greece, above all from the role of Syriza, and their relevance to the political tasks facing the working class in Australia and around the world.

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