Podemos, Syriza, Left Unity: Doing politics differently

The tour is now finished.
Click here to watch video from the London meeting.

podemos-lu-nlPodemos, a new left wing party, has set Spanish politics alight. Formed only this year by the indignados movement, its membership has soared over 100,000 and it won five seats in the recent European elections.

Syriza has done the same in Greece: building mass support for a left wing alternative to the mainstream parties.

Now these brilliant European parties are coming to Britain to tell us how they do it. We hope this tour will not only be a big event for Left Unity but also a real learning experience for us all. Details below.

Mon 13 Oct, 6.30pm
Arts A2, University of Sussex, Falmer
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Marina Prentoulis (Syriza), Kate Hudson (national secretary, Left Unity), Cat Rowe (Food Sovereignty Sussex)

Tue 14 Oct, 12.30pm-2.15pm
Note change of venue: Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Pete Green (principal speaker, Left Unity), plus others to be announced.

Tue 14 Oct, 6pm
Maurice Keysworth SR (G31), Business School, University of Leeds
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Pete Green (principal speaker, Left Unity), a representative from Syriza and others to be announced.

Wed 15 Oct, 7pm-9pm
Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, B4 6AF 
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Marina Prentoulis (Syriza), Ken Loach (film director), Kate Hudson (national secretary, Left Unity). Chaired by Sharon McCourt (Birmingham Left Unity)

Thu 16 Oct, 1pm-2.15pm
Keynes Hall, Kings College, Kings Parade CB2 1ST
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Kate Hudson (national secretary, Left Unity), plus others to be announced.

Thu 16 Oct, 6.30pm
Kings College Waterloo Campus, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford St, SE1 8WS 
With Eduardo Maura (Podemos), Marina Prentoulis (Syriza), Ken Loach (film director), Tariq Ali (writer and broadcaster), Kate Hudson (national secretary, Left Unity)

The tour is now finished.
Click here to watch video from the London meeting.


2 responses to “Podemos, Syriza, Left Unity: Doing politics differently”

  1. Vince Williams says:

    Interested in Nottingham, is registration required?

Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

Left Unity is a member of the European Left Party.

Read the European Left Manifesto  


Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Mon 23 Sept 11.00-12.30
Remain, reform, revolt: In and against Europe

In Brighton. What does changing Europe mean? What can a left movement – in and out of government – do about democratic reform, the environment, migration, and workers’ rights? Part of The World Transformed 2019 programme.

More info here

September and October
Remain Reform Revolt, public meetings

In Southampton, Manchester, Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sunderland. Organised by Another Europe Is Possible and with a great lineup.

More info here.


20-27 Sept
Global Climate Strike

Global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.

More info here

Sun 29 Sept, 12.00-16.00
Shut Down The Tories – Protest the Tory Party Conference

They shut down Parliament – now we need to shut down the Tories. Be in Manchester to demonstrate.

Details here

8-10 Nov
European Forum, Brussels

The annual event for progressive, environmental and left forces will take place in Brussels. If you are interested in attending contact info@leftunity.org

More events »


Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.


Get the latest Left Unity resources.

Broadsheet: Disaster Capitalism

Transform journal

Broadsheet: No One is Illegal!

More resources »