Ahead of Alexis Tsipras’ meeting with Angela Merkel tonight on the sidelines of the EU summit in Riga, we share an interview given on Monday by Costas Lapavitsas, Syriza MP and co-author of Against the Troika, in which Lapavitsas urges a Greek exit from the Euro. "If one finds himself in a trap is it a disaster to try and get out of it? Is it better to wait until death comes?"
See the interview, with English interpretation after 40 minutes, here. A summary of the interview, by ThePressProject, is below.
Every spring in New York City Left Forum assembles the largest North American gathering of the US and international Left.
This year, Verso is sponsoring "Publishing The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg—in English and Chinese" which will bring international minds together to dicuss recently discovered manuscripts and writings of Rosa Luxemburg, translated for the first time in English and Chinese. Join us for this fascinating panel which will cross cultures and languages, and meet firmly back on the Left.
Saturday, May 30th 5:10-7:00pm
Session 4, Room 1.121
Chair/ Facilitator: Peter Hudis, General Editor of The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg
Deng Rene, People’s Publishing House, Beijing, China
Xiong Min, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University, China
Paul Le Blanc, Professor of History, LaRoche College
He Peng, Department of Philosophy, Wuhan University China