Statement of Solidarity to the Greek Left

We write to express our support for the ideals embodied by the Greek left in advance of the election of June 17th as they articulate the requirements for social and economic democracy under conditions of neo-liberalism. We oppose those forms of international pressure currently brought to bear on the people of Greece to cede their popular sovereignty to a European Union that has, until now, reproduced and strengthened social and economic inequalities throughout Europe and extended forms of intra-European racism through discriminatory economic regulations and austerity measures. We note that the Greek Left (Syriza and the Coalition of the Radical Left) have articulated the rights to work and to education, opposing those neo-liberal economic policies that increase precarity for growing numbers of people, establishing unemployment as a norm, decimating social and health services along with public education, and destroying the very conditions of economic production. We support the efforts of the people of Greece to wrest power from non-elected technocrats, and we oppose the reckless demonization of the current left coalition as unacceptable and malicious propaganda. The accusation currently circulated in the European press that the Left threatens to take Greece out of the Eurozone fails to see that the Left is struggling for a different Europe, one governed by and for the people, committed to the open political participation of all its inhabitants in creating equal conditions for work and for a livable life.

Chantal Mouffe
Costas Douzinas
Drucilla Cornell
Ernesto Laclau
Etienne Balibar
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Judith Butler
Jacqueline Rose
Jaen-Luc Nancy
Joanna Bourke
Jacques Ranciere
Wendy Brown

7 responses to “Statement of Solidarity to the Greek Left

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    Costas Douzinas
    Drucilla Cornell
    Etienne Balibar
    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
    Judith Butler
    Jacqueline Rose
    Jaen-Luc Nancy
    Joanna Bourke
    Jacques Ranciere
    Wendy Brown

  3. Reblogged this on Progressive Geographies and commented:
    Chantal Mouffe, Costas Douzinas, Drucilla Cornell, Ernesto Laclau, Etienne Balibar, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Judith Butler, Jacqueline Rose,Jean-Luc Nancy, Joanna Bourke, Jacques Ranciere, Wendy Brown

  4. Reblogged this on being-in-exodus and commented:
    Signed by:
    Chantal Mouffe
    Costas Douzinas
    Drucilla Cornell
    Ernesto Laclau
    Etienne Balibar
    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
    Judith Butler
    Jacqueline Rose
    Jaen-Luc Nancy
    Joanna Bourke
    Jacques Ranciere
    Wendy Brown

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