• Brexit or Bremain?

  • Paul Mason | 08 Jan 19
  • In December, the conservative government ordered 3,500 troops to go on standby in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal. Plans originally published by Theresa May as a scare tactic, to force her MPs to vote the deal through parliament, are now being activated for real.
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Though May 2019 is not so far, many developments can change the course of the European left during the following months. Political upheavals may turn upside down the various strategies and convergences may pop up.

Can right-wing parties with a nationalist and populist agenda come into power even in the core of the EU? Of which character is the challenge they are posing to the Left?

New social actors pose new challenges to organisational structures for political action.


Michael Löwy at the 12th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture (17. Dec. 2018):

Rosa Luxemburg's open ended future: Socialism or Barbarism, Internationalism or Nationalism.

Our member organisation Nicos Poulantzas Institute presents the prominent Sociologist and Philosopher Michael Löwy in Athens. Since 2007, the Nicos Poulantzas Institute has established an Annual Lecture in memory of Nicos Poulantzas, where distinguished figures from different countries elaborate on various issues of their interest, linking theory to political practice, in the broad sense.

The French-Brazilian Marxist sociologist, philosopher and ecosocialist, Michael Löwy, was born in 1938 in Sao Paulo. He studied Social Science in the University of Sao Paolo and obtained his PhD from the University of Sorbonne under Lucien Goldmann. He worked with Nicos Poulantzas at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes). Presently, he is Emeritus Research Director of Social Sciences at CNRS and he teaches at the EHESS in Paris. He is a founding member of the World Social Forum and the Ecosocialist International Network as well. Löwy is the author of numerous books.

The speaker has been presented by Aristides Baltas, Emeritus Professor at Technical University of Athens, SYRIZA MP, and former Minister.