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Saturday, July 4 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
Merkelmania: The German model and its discontents

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Deep resentment of Angela Merkel and the German political establishment is widespread across southern Europe, yet within the EU's wealthiest and most powerful state the ruling coalition seems to be as popular as ever. Or is it? The ongoing strike wave across various German industries represents a significant crack in Merkel's facade. This meeting will focus on the development of industrial and social struggle in Germany since the crisis, as well as the role played by the radical left Die Linke party.

Recommended Books Available in the Haymarket Room:
Sociology, Capitalism, Critique by Hartmut Rosa, Stephan Lessenich, and KLAUS DÖRRE
German Europe by Ulrich Beck

Speakers
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Loren Balhorn

Loren Balhorn is a member of Die Linke in Berlin and an organizer for Marx21, a revolutionary socialist current within that party. He writes regularly for Marx21 as well as its theoretical journal, Theorie21.
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Mark Bergfeld

Mark Bergfeld is an activist-writer researching labour and social movements and new forms of worker organization at Queen Mary University of London. He has written for Al-Jazeera English and the New Statesman, and a number of other mainstream publications. You can find his writings at mdbergfeld.com


Saturday July 4, 2015 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grant Park A

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