[Marxism] European left debates a 'Plan B' against austerity

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 00:56:07 MDT 2015

Five key figures of the European left have launched a new initiative “for a
Plan B in Europe”.

A statement was jointly published on September 11 by former Die Linke (Left
Party) leader Oskar Lafontaine from Germany; Italian deputy and economist
Stefano Fassina, leader of France's Left Party Jean-Luc Melenchon, and
former deputy and parliamentary speaker Zoe Kostantopoulou and ex-finance
minister Yanis Varoufakis from Greece — both former members of SYRIZA who
resigned after the left-wing party accepted harsh austerity measures in


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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