Tag: Greece

A middle aged woman with curly brown hair that falls to her chin is wearing a white mask, looking upward, and raising her hands, possibly in thanks. Other people (faces not visible) sit behind her on red auditorium-style seats.

Greek Neo-Nazi Group Declared a Criminal Organization by Court

After nearly five years of legal proceedings in Greece, the Athens Court of Appeals on Wednesday, October 7 found the leaders of the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn — including the group’s head Nikolaos Michaloliakos — guilty of belonging to and leading a criminal organization.

From Argentina to Athens: Connecting the Revolutionary Left

I spent 48 hours in the Greek capital. My goal: Sharing some experiences of the Trotskyist left in Argentina. The meeting almost didn’t take place because of 15 “nihilist” anarchists. It was pure chaos – and still a good internationalist exchange.

Syriza and Podemos: A Necessary Balance Sheet

Syriza and Podemos emerged in Southern Europe in the context of a deep capitalist crisis and a concomitant crisis of the political regimes. Both political formations occupied the vacant space left by the decline in popularity of European social democracies, who are responsible for rigorously implementing the neoliberal agenda against workers and youth over the last decades.

Greece Strikes Again

On Thursday, November 12, Greece was paralyzed as public and private sector workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures imposed by Alexis Tsipras’ “leftist” government and the third bailout. This was the first general strike to take place during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, was was re-elected in September.

INTERVIEW: ‘Tsipras is saving Greek capitalism’

We interviewed Kostas Skordoulis, a leading member of OKDE-Spartakos about the situation in Greece following the elections last September 20, Syriza, Popular Unity, and the debates within anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya.

The Greek Elections and the Strategic Debates within the Left

On September 21, Alexis Tsipras returned as prime minister, supported by a coalition between his party and the right-wing nationalist Anel party. It has been only two months since the massive victory of the “NO“ vote in the referendum on the third memorandum. This government, which assumed power as a left coalition, and ended up accepting the toughest structural adjustment plan yet imposed by foreign creditors, is now being given a “second opportunity”. Syriza represented the “lesser evil” in the elections against the historical parties of New Democracy and Pasok, who are considered to be the authors of the tragedy that the Greek people are now living.

A middle aged woman with curly brown hair that falls to her chin is wearing a white mask, looking upward, and raising her hands, possibly in thanks. Other people (faces not visible) sit behind her on red auditorium-style seats.

Greek Neo-Nazi Group Declared a Criminal Organization by Court

After nearly five years of legal proceedings in Greece, the Athens Court of Appeals on Wednesday, October 7 found the leaders of the Greek neo-Nazi group Golden Dawn — including the group’s head Nikolaos Michaloliakos — guilty of belonging to and leading a criminal organization.

From Argentina to Athens: Connecting the Revolutionary Left

I spent 48 hours in the Greek capital. My goal: Sharing some experiences of the Trotskyist left in Argentina. The meeting almost didn’t take place because of 15 “nihilist” anarchists. It was pure chaos – and still a good internationalist exchange.

Syriza and Podemos: A Necessary Balance Sheet

Syriza and Podemos emerged in Southern Europe in the context of a deep capitalist crisis and a concomitant crisis of the political regimes. Both political formations occupied the vacant space left by the decline in popularity of European social democracies, who are responsible for rigorously implementing the neoliberal agenda against workers and youth over the last decades.

Greece Strikes Again

On Thursday, November 12, Greece was paralyzed as public and private sector workers went on strike to protest harsh austerity measures imposed by Alexis Tsipras’ “leftist” government and the third bailout. This was the first general strike to take place during the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government, was was re-elected in September.

INTERVIEW: ‘Tsipras is saving Greek capitalism’

We interviewed Kostas Skordoulis, a leading member of OKDE-Spartakos about the situation in Greece following the elections last September 20, Syriza, Popular Unity, and the debates within anti-capitalist coalition Antarsya.

Announcement of the Political Bureau of OKDE-SPARTAKOS about the elections in 20th of September

If the result of the elections in January expressed the hope (along with the illusions it included) of the working class for abolition of the memoranda and austerity through the parliamentary route and a “Government of the Left”, the same, more or less, result in the election of the 20th of September has a totally different meaning: it depicts the limits of the working class’ movement until now. The victory and the only slight weakening of SYRIZA a few weeks after it introduced the 3rd memorandum show that a big part of the workers accept that, for the moment, there

The Greek Elections and the Strategic Debates within the Left

On September 21, Alexis Tsipras returned as prime minister, supported by a coalition between his party and the right-wing nationalist Anel party. It has been only two months since the massive victory of the “NO“ vote in the referendum on the third memorandum. This government, which assumed power as a left coalition, and ended up accepting the toughest structural adjustment plan yet imposed by foreign creditors, is now being given a “second opportunity”. Syriza represented the “lesser evil” in the elections against the historical parties of New Democracy and Pasok, who are considered to be the authors of the tragedy that the Greek people are now living.