Greece eyewitness speaking tour with Green Left correspondent

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Protesters in Athens on February 11 back the newly elected anti-austerity SYRIZA government in its stance against European elite

Radical leftist party SYRIZA has swept to power in Greece promising to end austerity and threatening to spark an anti-austerity fightback across Europe.

Green Left Weekly's European correspondent and Socialist Alliance member Dick Nichols, usually based in Barcelona, was in Athens for the historic win. He is speaking across the country about SYRIZA's challenge to austerity and elite rule.

You can read GLW's coverage of Greece, as well as all articles by Dick Nichols.

Starting with a Melbourne meeting on February 19, the tour will continue through to the end of March. Dates and cities for the meetings are listed below, but check the Activist Calendar for full details or contact Green Left Weekly's offices in the relevant city.

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Melbourne - Thursday 19 Feb 6.30pm. The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. (dinner available 6pm) MULTICULTURAL HUB, 506 Elizabeth St, city (opp Vic Markets) Ph: (03) 9639 8622 for details.

Geelong - Tuesday 24 Feb 6.30pm (dinner 6pm). The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. Downstairs at Geelong Trades Hall, 127 Myers St Geelong. Ph (03) 5222 6900 for details.

Adelaide – Thursday 26th Feb at 6pm. The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide. Phone: (08) 8231 6982 for details.

Hobart – Sunday 1st March, 3pm Celebrate the victory of SYRIZA in the Greek elections. With special guest Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly European correspondent who travelled to Athens. Hobart Activist Centre, 225 Murray St, followed by a BBQ dinner.

Newcastle - Sunday March 8, 2-4pm. The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. Public Forum with Dick Nichols. Newcastle Resistance Centre. 472 Hunter St, Newcastle. Phone (02) 4926 5328 for details.

Newcastle - Monday March 9, 12 noon. Newcastle University Campus Forum, The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. Newcastle University Function Room (underneath the Bar on the Hill). Phone (02) 4926 5328 for details.

Sydney – Tuesday March 10, 6pm. Eyewitness report: The Greek
elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. Sydney University, New Law School Lecture Theatre 024. With Dick Nichols, Green Left Weekly European correspondent , giving an eyewitness account of the Greek elections, NSW Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon, Frank Stilwell, the Political Economy Department, University of Sydney, and Adam Rorris - from the recently formed Australia Greek Solidarity. Hosted by the USyd Political Economy Department.

Cairns – Sat & Sun March 14-15 (two days) - Politics in the Pub, Far North Qld presents: Weekend Escape! How Can We Change the World. With special guest, Green Left Weekly correspondent, Dick Nichols. The Yungaburra Hotel, 6 Kehoe Street, Yungaburra, Queensland. More info: cairns@greenleft.org.au, or Sarah 0488 681 196.

Perth - Wed 18 March, 12:30pm. Murdoch University forum, Greece: capitalism in crisis & the people's alternative. Ph: (08) 9218 9608 for details.

Perth - Thu 19 Mar, 6:00pm. The Greek Elections, SYRIZA, and the fight against austerity in Europe. 6:00pm The Perth Activist Centre, 15/5 Aberdeen St, East Perth (next to McIver Train Station). Ph: (08) 9218 9608 for details.

Sydney - Saturday 21 MARCH 3-6pm (drinks, nibbles avail). The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity in Europe. Resistance Centre, 22 Mountain St, Ultimo. Entry $5 / Gold Coin. Ph (02) 8070 9331 for details.

Brisbane - Thursday March 26 at 6pm, The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity. ETU Offices, 41 Peel Street South Brisbane. Ph (07) 3161 2936 for details.

Armidale – Saturday March 28. Eyewitness: The Greek elections, SYRIZA and the fight against austerity in Europe. Time and venue tbc. Phone Bea on 0458 752 680 for more details.

GREECE: THE END OF AUSTERITY? from Theopi Skarlatos on Vimeo.