The crisis in Europe - Alan Thornett

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OUTLINE OF THE LECTURE

  • The political/class character of the EU

Brief history

Why was it constructed?

What it its relationship to the workers movement?

Is it more or less democratic than the nation state?


  • The EU and the world crisis

The dual nature (economic and ecological) of the crisis.

The response of the EU elites.

The response of the workers movement.

Broad parties and the example of Greece.


  • An action programme for the crisis

Our response to the crisis

Do we call for ‘growth’?

What demands do we advance and why?