The July 13th « coup » against Greek democracy revealed the true face of the neoliberal oligarchy running Europe. This oligarchy has shown it is ready to do anything to forbid any credible alternative to austerity, even one founded on an overwhelmingly accepted democratic consensus.
Following on from this « night of shame », we are organising a debate with intellectuals, leaders of social movements and politicians : how can European social movements develop a way out of austerity ? What is our responsibility in the defeat of the first Tsipras government ?
Two lessons to draw from the Greek summer : What do the words « democracy » and « sovereignty » mean in the EU and in the Euro zone ?
With Susan George, Transnational Institute, & honorary president of Attac France and Ronald Janssens, European Trade Union Institute
How do social movements fight against austerity ?
Resist through trade union action : Eduardo Chagas, European Transport Workers Federation
A coalition for small-scale agriculture : Erwin Shöpgkes, , European Milk Board, Belgium
International Coalition of Sans-papiers & Migrants : Aboubakar Soumahoro, Italy
… Interventions from EuroMarchas 2015 and citizens conferences OX15.eu
Questions from the floor
Can political action get us out of austerity ?
Marina Albiol – Member of the European Parliament GUE (IU), Spain
Philippe Lamberts – Member of the European Parliament, co-President of the Greens, Belgium
Pablo Echenique – member of Parliament, PODEMOS, Spain