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 […]
Left VoiceOctober 3, 2015
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.
Claudia CinattiSeptember 25, 2015
Syriza Forms New Coalition Government for the Third Memorandum
Syriza won more than 35 percent of the vote in Sunday's Greek elections. In contrast to euphoria back in January, Alexis Tsipras prepares to form a new coalition government with Anel (Greek Independents) to implement the third memorandum.
Left VoiceSeptember 22, 2015
Against Syriza’s austerity and the false alternatives of Popular Unity and the KKE
Statement by the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International. For an independent and working class policy. The capitalists must pay for the crisis
Left VoiceSeptember 16, 2015
Who’s Who in the Greek Left
We present our readers a map of the main tendencies of the Greek Left, including SYRIZA and its internal tendencies, Popular Unity, the KKE, ANTARSYA and others.
Alejandra RíosSeptember 4, 2015
‘I think that the dilemma of ‘reform or revolution?’ is still valid’
Left Voice interviewed Kostas Skordoulis, a leading member of OKDE-Spartakos about the current situation in Greece following the resignation of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the recent formation of Popular Unity. Kostas spoke to us in a personal capacity.
Alejandra RíosAugust 26, 2015
Chronicle of a trip to Greece
Workers and youth around the world have followed the struggle of the Greek people with interest and hope. At the end of July and beginning of August we visited Greece to meet activists, trade unionists and members of left parties to get a first hand account of the situation in Greece.
Laura VarletAugust 18, 2015
The Institute Pantelis Pouliopoulos and the legacy of Greek Trotskyism
On August 6, we interviewed Kostas Skordoulis and Yanis Felekis, leading members of the group OKDE-Spartakos and founding members of the Institute for Political and Social Research Center Pantelis Pouliopoulos (IPSR Pouliopoulos). After a two-hour journey by bus we arrived at Kamena-Vourla, a seaside resort in the center of Greece. In the past, this small […]
Alejandra RíosAugust 17, 2015
Interview with Nikos Tsibidas: public broadcaster ERT under workers’ control during two years
After the government shut down Greek Radio-Television (ERT) in 2013, the workers resisted and took ERT into collective self management and continued broadcasting for 2 years.
Alejandra RíosAugust 6, 2015
A Difficult Summer for Tsipras
After a very difficult July, the crisis continues to hit hard in Greece. In the exhausting month of August, Tsipras government still faces great difficulties: a historic stock market crash, negotiations with the Troika and a difficult social situation that may bring more surprises after the summer.
Laura VarletAugust 5, 2015