Please join us for a live web conference with Yanis Varoufakis, professor of economics at the University of Athens, tonight. Varoufakis is the author of The Global Minotaur, an analysis of the roots of the financial crisis, and he will be speaking on a …

Walton Pantland

Please join us for a live web conference with Yanis Varoufakis, professor of economics at the University of Athens, tonight. Varoufakis is the author of The Global Minotaur, an analysis of the roots of the financial crisis, and he will be speaking on austerity in Greece.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Join us tonight from 6pm GMT.

Joining instructions:

On the right side of the home page there is a box called Web Conference, with a drop down list of meeting rooms. Select the meeting called “Austerity in Greece”.

Type in your name, and password 123.

Click ‘Join’, and you will be redirected to the web conference.

A window will pop up asking permission to use your web cam and microphone, as well as the opportunity to choose devices and edit preferences. Allow, and click ‘join audio’. If possible, use a head set, as computer speakers can cause feedback.

Your web cam won’t come on automatically. There is a camera icon in the top left hand corner of the screen. If you click that a video window will open with a ‘play’ button at the bottom. If you click that your video will go live.

If you don’t have a web cam and mic, you can still participate by typing questions into the chat box.

You can ask questions by typing them in the chat area to the right of the screen, or by clicking the hand icon.

Please join us – we look forward to speaking to you.


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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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