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June 2, 2017

Now available!
Video of Helena Sheehan and Nantina Vgontzas,
and audio of Sheehan, speaking at the NYU event on Syriza 5/25/17

Syriza Wave book cover over demonstrators

Published on May 31, 2017
A forum with Helena Sheehan, author of the important new book The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left and Nantina Vgontzas, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at NYU and member of GSOC-UAW 2110 and AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement, held on May 25, 2017 at New York University. Molly Nolan, Professor of History at NYU and Brooklyn for Peace, welcomed the attendees, and Thomas Harrison, Co-Director of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, chaired the meeting. Sponsored by the NYU Department of History and co-sponsored by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement, Monthly Review Press, and The Marxist Education Project.
Thanks to Joe Friendly for this video.
Click HERE to hear historian and philosopher HELENA SHEEHAN, author of The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left, published by Monthly Review in 2016. Sheehan spoke at NYU on May 25, 2017, co-sponsored by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and recorded by Mitchel Cohen for WBAI/Pacifica radio.Sheehan is professor emerita at Dublin City University, where she taught the history of ideas and media studies. She is also the author of several books, including Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History, as well as many articles on politics, culture, and philosophy. In this talk, Sheehan updates the story of the resistance in Greece to the austerity program imposed by the European Union. She particularly excoriates Greece's former economics minister Yanis Varoufakis and his new book on the inner maneuvers of the Syriza party's negotiations with the EU.
Thanks to Mitchel Cohen for this audio.