What does the Greek left say?
We are sharing two statements, sent to us, on the Greek referendum, to be held on July 5th.
Left VoiceJuly 4, 2015
Greece in default, Tsipras’ red lines and the significance of the referendum
Greece has been declared to be “in arrears” after missing a deadline for a €1.5 billion payment to the IMF. As a result, worldwide markets trembled for the last few days. Banks throughout Greece are closed to prevent capital outflow and the people are on the streets. The SYRIZA government has called for a national referendum to vote on the Troika’s draconian proposal, urging the public to vote NO in order to return to the negotiating table.
Juan CJuly 2, 2015
In solidarity with the Greek workers and people, against the imperialist blackmail
The troika under the instruction of the German government and the imperialist banks have put Greece between a rock and a hard place. In spite of all the concessions made by the Syriza-led government, which had presented a plan accepting 90% of the austerity measures demanded by the creditors, European capital and the IMF are not satisfied and want further cuts. The European institutions want a total surrender by the Greek people. They want the Greek people to accept the payment of the debt and the EU austerity measures that have plunged the country into unprecedented misery. This has been accomplished with the complicity of the Greek capitalist class and its parties. Drop Greece’s debt! No to austerity! We are publishing here a statement by the Trotskyist Fraction - Fourth International.
Left VoiceJuly 1, 2015
Tsipras’ capitulation and the crisis of Syriza
After five months of negotiations, Syriza agreed with the European Union (EU) governments on several proposed cuts last Monday. These agreements look to secure the last phase of the 7.2 billion euro bailout, and prevent the country’s bankruptcy.
Celeste MurilloJune 25, 2015
ENG | Greek elections: With the workers against the capitalists and the Troika
On January 25th there will early elections in Greece, elections which are being followed with huge expectations throughout all of Europe. These elections have emerged as a product of the profound political, economic and social crises that have shaken Greece to its foundations for more than 6 years, placing it at the center of the […]
Left VoiceJanuary 22, 2015
The right wing gets an adjusted election victory
By a narrow margin – of 29.9% to 27.1% – the right-wing New Democracy (ND) party won the June 17 elections, leaving Syriza in second place. Despite this negligible difference, because of the completely anti-democratic Greek system that guarantees control by the traditional parties of the regime, ND received a “bonus” of 50 deputies (that […]
Claudia CinattiJuly 4, 2012
Revolutionaries and the Question of the “Government of the Left”
The May 6 elections showed that the great majority of the Greek people are repudiating the brutal adjustment from the “Troika” (the European Union [EU], the IMF and the European Central Bank), implemented by the main parties of the bourgeoisie: New Democracy and PASOK. The collapse of the traditional parties was mainly capitalized on by […]
Claudia CinattiJune 17, 2012
SYRIZA and the Position of Revolutionaries
The unprecedented results of the Greek elections in May 2012 that gave SYRIZA the possibility of forming a government led by Alexis Tsipras bring to light once more the debate around the position of revolutionaries regarding the political forces to the “left of the left”. This is even more important taking into account that SYRIZA is softening its discourse.
Philippe AlcoyJune 16, 2012
Are we facing a new turning point?
One of the three most important credit rating agencies, the Anglo-Saxon agency Moody’s, has threatened to reduce the rating of 87 banks from 15 countries of the European Union (EU). Yesterday, in order to get credit in the market, the public bonds of the Italian debt paid an interest rate that is above those that […]
Paula BachDecember 9, 2011