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Tsipras defeats the Left Platform at Syriza’s CC meeting

At a meeting that lasted for 14 hours, Tsipras defeated a motion presented by the Left Platform of Syriza. The Central Committee decided to hold an extraordinary party congress in September, after the third bailout has been completed.

Alejandra Ríos

July 31, 2015

Greece: A scandalous trial targeting left-wing activists

On Tuesday July 28, the charges faced by three activists arrested on July 15 during the mobilisation in Syntagma Square were announced. While the police was beating the demonstrators, the government led by Alexis Tsipras was debating the draconian agreement with the Troika. The activists were sentenced to several months of imprisonment on suspended sentences of three years.

Laura Varlet

July 30, 2015

Greece: arrested demonstrators on trial

Statement of Greek organization OKDE-Spartakos on the trial of the arrested demonstrators last July 15.

Left Voice

July 30, 2015

From the Podemos hypothesis to the test of power

Podemos was born one and a half years ago. It presented itself as something new, a participatory movement “open to all citizens”. Referring to the movement of the Spanish “indignados” (the ‘indignant’ or ‘outraged’) that emerged on May 15, 2011, Pablo Iglesias at the time announced that, “We said in the plazas that it can be done and we are saying today that we can do it”.

Diego Lotito

July 25, 2015

Internal disputes in German government over pressure on Greece

Last Friday, the German parliament approved a colonialist pact against Greece. Although a broad majority voted in favor, the governing parties faced an internal opposition. A dispute that even reflected itself within Merkel's cabinet.

Stefan Schneider

July 23, 2015

Greece: Have you read it?

The Greek people voted NO at the referendum last July 5. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Tsipras accepted the demands made by the Troika. New austerity measures were approved in the Parliament... What happened? What does the left say?

Left Voice

July 22, 2015

International Solidarity with the Greek demonstrators taking part in the protest against the austerity plans

We, the undersigned, strongly condemn the brutal police repression against demonstrators gathered outside parliament to oppose the new referendum signed by Tsipras and The Troika, and backed by the Greek Parliament.

Left Voice

July 22, 2015

German Parliament approves colonialist pact against Greece

On Friday, the German Bundestag came together for an extraordinary session to vote on the initiation of negotiations with the Greek government based on the agreement reached last Sunday with the Troika.

Stefan Schneider

July 18, 2015

Biggest attack on trade unions’ rights for 30 years

Yesterday the British government unveiled its Trade Union Bill – a draconian set of proposals that will affect working conditions and trade union’s rights and shift the balance of power in favour of the bosses. The new bill represents the biggest crackdown on trade union rights in 30 years since Margaret Thatcher introduced her anti-union laws in the 80s.

Alejandra Ríos

July 17, 2015