Europe in Revolt: Book Launch

Friday 15 July, 2016
7 - 10pm, $0

Verso Books
20 Jay Street, Suite 1010

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Join us on Friday, July 15, the day after Bastille Day, to celebrate the launch of Europe in Revolt [Haymarket, 2016] with a discussion on the wave of anti-austerity resistance sweeping through the continent. 

From 7 PM to 8:30 PM Jacobin publisher Bhaskar Sunkara will moderate a panel featuring...

Catarina Principe on Portugal’s Bloco de Esquerda

Mark Bergfeld on Germany’s Die Linke

Jonah Birch on France’s Nuit Debout movement

and Nantina Vgontzas on class struggle in Greece

Then stay for a Bastille Day party co-sponsored by Jacobin Magazine, Haymarket Books, and Verso Books. 

Beer and wine will be served throughout the evening, and books will be available.

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About Europe in Revolt, edited by Catarina Principe and Bhaskar Sunkara:

The debt crisis that began with the 2008 global recession helped trigger severe austerity measures across Europe. In response, a massive wave of resistance erupted. With mainstream parties largely discredited by their support of austerity measures, room opened for radicals to offer a left-wing alternative.

Europe in Revolt examines the key parties and figures behind this insurgency, with insider coverage of the roots of the social crisis–and the radicals seeking to reverse it–in Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden.

“There could hardly be a better guide to Europe, its crises, and its radicals. After so many promising starts that went awry, from Rifondazione Comunista to Syriza, there is an urgent need to take stock of the situation. This volume of brilliant, incisive texts — curated and edited by two of the best minds on the radical left — contains the answers we need.” –Richard Seymour, author of Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics

See more about the book at

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About the Speakers:

Catarina Príncipe is a social movement activist from Portugal. She is a member of Bloco de Esquerda (Portugal) and Die Linke (Germany) and a contributing editor at Jacobin magazine, where she writes frequent dispatches on the European situation.

Mark Bergfeld is an activist, researcher, and writer. He currently is researching immigration and labor at Queen Mary University of London. 

Jonah Birch is a graduate student in sociology, whose work has focused on France and European social democracy. He is a contributing editor at Jacobin.

Nantina Vgontzas is a sociology PhD student at New York University and has written on Greek politics for Jacobin. She is involved in the Academic Workers for a Democratic Union reform movement within the UAW. 

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine.

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