Syriza

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An Alternative for SYRIZA
Achilleas and Eleni
Article
2015
In order to regain sovereignty, a country has to exit not only the EZ, if a member, but the EU itself. Liberated from the noose of the EU treaties and regulations, Greek people will have the freedom t...
Analyzing the Failures of Syriza
Dolack, Pete
Article
2017
Examines the failture of Syriza, The Coalition of the Radical Left, since their election in Greece.
Auditing the Greek Debt: Unity of Place, Time, and Action
Toussaint, Eric
Article
2015
The recent debt currently being claimed presents features that make it irregular, illegitimate, illegal, unsustainable, and even odious. Allegedly Greek debts that were accumulated before 2010 were al...
Blatant Hypocrisy: the Latest Late-Night Bailout of Greece
Mavroudeas, Stavros
Article
2016
The new late night deal in the Eurogroup on the new bailout for Greece is another blatant hypocrisy by the dominant European Union powers, their partner-cum-competitor IMF (aka the US) and the Greek e...
The Catastrophic International Consequences of the Capitulation of Syriza and the Criminal Responsibility of Mr. Tsipras
Mitralias, Yorgos
Article
2015
Syriza's betrayal comes at a very critical historical moment, when the racist extreme right is advancing almost everywhere in our continent, which already makes immediate and direct the threat that ma...
A comment on Greece and Syriza
Seymour, Richard
Article
2012
This analysis is a rebuke to the notion that there is nothing between the far left and social democracy. That diagnosis may have been appropriate in the period of revolutionary growth beginning in 196...
Conundrum - Syriza, Democracy And The Death Of A Saudi Tyrant
Article
2015
It's always a tricky moment for the corporate media when a foreign leader dies. The content and tone need to be appropriate, moulded to whether that leader fell into line with Western policies or not.
Europe's Moment of Truth
Patnaik, Prabhat
Article
2015
Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras' acceptance of an "austerity package" on July 13, which contained measures rejected by the Greek people in a referendum barely a week before, represents not just an abject...
The Failed Strategy
Tietze, Tad
Article
2015
The failure of Syriza in Greece, and the timidness of other left-social-democratic parties and formations tells us that we must learn the dangers of political shortcut and focus on building radical mo...
The Financial Invasion of Greece
Peries, Sharmini; Hudson, Michael
Article
2016
Greece's economic crisis has perhaps been eclipsed by Europe's refugee crisis, terrorist attacks, and by the forthcoming Brexit referendum. But it has not gone away. Greece's Syriza coalition faced vi...
Fourteen organizations of the Greek Left call for mobilizations around the country against the new memorandum
Collective
Article
2015
The full text of the call signed by the leading figures of the 14 organizations of the Greek radical Left.
Greece: A no vote against blackmail: Now is not the time for academic debates. It is time for struggle
Red Network
Article
2015
Our response to the blackmail of the lenders is that the struggle against austerity will not be governed by concerns about the euro system or by the consent of the rulers of Europe. the response shoul...
Greece again Can Save the West
Roberts, Paul Craig
Article
2015
The 'Greek crisis' is not about debt. Debt is the propaganda that the Empire is using to subdue sovereignty throughout the Western world.
Greece, Austerity & Europe's Future
Georgakas, Dan
Article
2015
Easily lost in these political gyrations is the immense suffering of the Greek people. Unemployment continues to be 25% for the general population and 60% for younger people. One result has been that ...
Greece and the Future of European Democracy: Disfunction in the Eurozone
Ali, Tariq; Creston, Davis
Article
2015
Interview with Tariq Ali, author of "The Extreme Center: A Warning". Discussion addresses the current economic situation in Greece and the European Union's role in it.
Greece: postmodernism in power
News & Letters
Article
2015
Yanis Varoufakis, the Finance Minister in Greece’s Syriza government, shows where postmodernist attacks on Marx lead politically. This self-declared "erratic Marxist" states forthrightly that the task...
Greece: Syriza Shines a Light
Wainwright, Hilary
Article
2012
Like a swan moving forward with relaxed confidence while paddling furiously beneath the surface, Syriza, the radical left coalition that could become the next government of Greece, is facing enormous ...
Greece: The Crisis Continues: Against The Current vol. 151
Tamvaklis, Nikos
Article
2011
What's happened in Greece after the explosive strikes and street protests that erupted over the terms of the European bailout in 2010?
Greece and Tsipras' policy: Provoking a split with the working class
Lafazanis, Panagiotis
Article
2015
An interview with Panagiotis Lafazanis.
Greece: Was, and Is There, an Alternative? : The Left confronts Greece's financial crisis
Fidler, Richard
Article
2015
Addresses three major aspects of the Greek crisis of 2015: the debate over strategy and program within and around Syriza and how that was reflected in the months since the January election; the prospe...
The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets: A New Mode of Warfare
Article
2015
Greece has indeed become an example. But it is an example of the horror that the eurozone's monetarists seek to impose on one economy after another, using debt as a lever to force privatization sellof...
Greek lesson: let's show some initiative on the Left
Ovenden, Kevin
Article
2015
Kevin Ovenden provides some suggestions on initiatives that the European Left can take to deliver practical solidarity to the people of Greece.
Manoeuvres from above, movements from below: Greece under Tsipras
Jenkins, Gareth; Karayianni, Despina
Article
2015
The Syriza left is at a crossroads. For all the belief that Syriza is a different kind of party, one that transcends the division between reform and revolution and therefore should be the home for the...
The new colonialism: Greece and Ukraine
Rasmus, Jack
Article
2015
According to Jack Rasmus, aA new form of colonialism is emerging in Europe. Not colonialism imposed by military conquest and occupation, as in the 19th century. Not even the more efficient form of eco...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2015: SYRIZA
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
This week we're featuring the 40-point program which SYRIZA, the Greek coalition of the radical left, put forward to win the Greek election. Oliver Tickell writes about the mass media's latest campaig...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 3, 2015: Greece and thd debt crisis
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Our spotlight this issue is on the debt crisis facing Greece. To understand the crisis, one has to look beyond the mainstream media to alternative sources of information. We’ve done that, with article...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 21, 2015: Canadian federal election, mining and the environment
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Featuring the Canadian federal election, mining and the environment, failure of Syriza in Greece, refugees, veterans of India's struggle for independence.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2015: Labour Day issue
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Rickwood, Darien Yawching (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
Labour Day issue, with articles examining the relentless pressure put on workers to work ever longer hours, at the cost of their health and family life; anti-worker legislation, Zapatista popular educ...
The Postmodern Left and the success of neoliberalism
Jay, Scott
Article
2016
The international Left promotes its own image rather than engaging in the bitter reality of resistance against neoliberalism. It does not need to believe in postmodernism because it is postmodernism.
The problem of Greece is not only a tragedy. It is a lie.
Pilger, John
Article
2015
According to John Pilger, the leaders of Syriza are revolutionaries of a kind - but their revolution is the perverse, familiar appropriation of social democratic and parliamentary movements by liberal...
Revolutionary Greece
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2015
The small town of Distomo is just 150 kilometers from Athens, positioned in the heart of Greece, literally squeezed between two great world heritage sites: Delphi, the cradle of the European democracy...
Slavoj Zizek: Apologist for the social democratic turn of SYRIZA
Irakleidis, Angelos; Weston, Fred
Article
2013
The authors argue that Zizek's radical posturing is at odds with his reformist political stance.
Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us
Lebowitz, Michael A.
Article
2015
Lebowitz discusses the construction of Syriza, its Thessaloniki Programme, and the potential for revolutionary democracy in Greece.
Syriza and the crisis
Garganas, Panos
Article
2015
Interview with Garganas Panos about the election victory of Syriza (the Coalition of the Radical Left) in Greece.
The Syriza Dilemma: What would constructive pressure on the Syriza government look like?
Gindin, Sam; Panitch, Leo
Article
2015
The radical Syriza government was elected in January 2015 based on its promise to try to bargain a better deal than the severe neoliberal austerity imposed through the memoranda signed by previous gov...
Syriza and Sanders: "Just Say 'No'" to Neo-liberalism
Rectenwald, Michael
Article
2015
Hopes for Syriza's negotiations with the banking troika in the EU simmered and even boiled over among elements of the left, especially after the vaunted "No" referendum vote suggested that the Greeks ...
The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left
Sheehan, Helena
Book
2016
An account of the rise and fall of the Greek left party Syriza.
The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left - Book review
Stauber, Peter
Article
2017
A book review of The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left by author Helena Sheehan.
SYRIZA's 40-point program
Article
2015
Here is the official program of the Greek coalition of the radical left, SYRIZA, which won the elections of January 2015.
The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy: Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nations economy.
Polychroniou, C. J.
Article
2015
The only certain thing is that a government will be formed by a grand alliance whose only mission will be to implement the most painful, humiliating measures ever attempted by a democratically elected...
Wall Street and the Greek Financial Crisis
Hudson, Michael; Black, Bill
Article
2015
Michael Hudson and Bill Black zero in on some of the key elements of the crisis. They point out that it is not really 'Greece', let alone the Greek people, who have contracted this debt and who have b...
What can the Corbynistas learn from Syriza?
Unkovski-Korica, Vladimir
Article
2017
As a Corbyn government seems more and more likely, there are clear lessons to be drawn from the Greek experience.
Why Greece Doesn't Matter: We have to stop talking about Greece. What must emerge from the calamity of SYRIZA-ANEL is a renewed call for democracy
Lazarou, Athanasios
Article
2015
Change in Greece will not come from short-term strategies and tactics of seeking power, but from a long process of coordinated and planned immanent critiques. This political organization will not aim ...
Will the Greek elections strengthen the hands of the Global South?
O'Riordan, Alexander
Article
2015
The endorsement of a leftist party is a vote against global lenders imposing governance prescriptions on countries in crisis. If Greece successfully pushes back against its lenders, it will open the d...