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.
Diego LotitoAugust 6, 2016
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.
Josefina L. MartínezOctober 8, 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
‘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
The “New” European Reformism and the Failure of the Broad Left Party Strategy
The capitulation of the SYRIZA government to the demands of European imperialism has sent shock waves across a wide section of the international Left for some very concrete and understandable reasons.
Rob LyonsAugust 20, 2015
The Eurogroup’s brutal agreement on Greece: A colonialist pact
After 48 hours of meetings, Alexis Tsipras accepted every condition of the Eurogroup in order to reach an agreement. The Greek parliament will approve privatizations, cut backs, and other austerity measures in the next three days in exchange for a new bailout.
Josefina L. MartínezJuly 14, 2015
SYRIZA: The referendum was a joke
Friday night, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras successfully rallied support from Greek MPs for a bailout deal strikingly similar to the one rejected by national vote five days earlier. Once again, left-wing elements within SYRIZA expressed their discontent. A response from the Troika is expected this Sunday.
Juan CJuly 11, 2015
Interview: What’s happening in Greece after the Referendum?
The “NO” victory in the Greek referendum showed that a majority of workers and youth rejected the terms of the bailout and oppose paying a debt that amounts to 180% of the country’s GDP. What are the possible scenarios after Sunday’s referendum?
Left VoiceJuly 7, 2015
Tsipras’ concessions and Syriza’s left wing
There is a growing tension between Tsipras and the left platform within SYRIZA due to the negotiations with the Troika. However, Syriza’s “left wing” acts only as formal opposition, while in government continuing to support the parliament's decisions.
Diego LotitoJuly 6, 2015