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February 6, 2015 Forum

“After the Greek Elections:
The Future of Austerity in Greece, Europe and Beyond”

The entire evening was livestreamed and videotaped.
To see the tapes, go to for Part 1  for Part 2
(note: There is a small overlap of the two tapes: Aaron Amaral’s presentation is at both the end of Part 1, and at the beginning of Part 2)

Transcripts of talks and updates by the speakers:
Natassa Romanou, Alan Akrivos, Iannis Delatolas,
Nantina Vgontzas, and Aaron Amaral (in order of presentation)

panelists at the Feb. 6, 2015, forum on Greece
Photo by Despina Lalaki
Speakers from right to left: Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison (Co-Directors of the
Campaign for Peace and Democracy, who chaired the forum); Natassa Romanou,
Alan Akrivos, Nantina Vgontzas, Iannis Delatolas, and Aaron Amaral

Update by Natassa Romanou
Natassa Romanou forum talk

Update by Alan Akrivos
Alan Akrivos forum talk

Update by Iannis Delatolas
Iannis Delatolas forum talk

Update by Nantina Vgontzas
Nantina Vgontzas forum talk

Update by Aaron Amaral
Aaron Amaral forum talk

NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life
Lecture Hall 95
238 Thompson St
(off Washington Square South)

Friday, February 6, 2015 • 7:30 pm

Admission on a first-come, first served basis. No reservations.
Please bring photo ID for admission.
Wheelchair accessible.

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 She is a member of the UAW Graduate Student Organizing Committee and involved in the nationwide Academic Workers for a Democratic Union reform movement.

Natassa Romanou is a Research Professor at Columbia University in Climate Studies, a member of SYRIZA and the ecosocialist group System Change Not Climate Change. She is a founding member, SYRIZA-NY and AKNY. Romanou is in Greece for the elections.

Iannis Delatolas is an art photographer, a founding member of AKNY, and a supporter of Antarsya-MARS and of the International Socialist Tendency. He has been involved in the antifascist solidarity movement with Greece and in struggles for LGBTQ rights, abortion rights, anti-war, and other social justice causes.

Aaron Amaral is a member of the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and a founding member of AKNY. The ISO sister organization in Greece, Internationalist Workers Left (DEA) participated in the formation of the SYRIZA coalition and is part of the Left Platform within SYRIZA.

Alan Akrivos is a founding member SYRIZA-NY, a member of Socialist Alternative/(CWI), and among the founders of AKNY. He has been active in the struggle to stop the neo-fascist Golden Dawn in NYC, and speaks frequently across the U.S. on issues of international politics, labor, and socialism.

Co-Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy

Campaign for Peace and Democracy

NYU Radical Film and Lecture Series,
AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement/Aristeri Kinisi Neas Yorkis,
SYRIZA-NY, ANTARSYA-US, Jacobin, New Politics, Logos,
International Socialist Organization (ISO)-NY, Socialist Alternative,
Democratic Socialists of America-New York City