LEFT IN GOVERNMENT

Rekindling Hope: SYRIZA's Challenges and Prospects

Michalis Spourdalakis Before turning to the main theme of this article it would be very useful to come to terms with at least the following preliminary observations:[Greek farmers protesting against planned pension system reforms.]Greek farmers protesting against planned pension system reforms. The left in government and especially the radical left in…

Greek Left and the need for progressive reforms

Kostis Karpozilos spoke to Rethinking Greece about Greek-American Radicalism, the current internationalization of the Greek story and the need for progressive reforms within a European radical project   Interview by Nikolas Nenedakis, Athina Rossoglou   Kostis Karpozilos (Ph.D. in History, University of Crete) is an A.G. Leventis Fellow at SEESOX, Oxford University, UK.…

Beyond Reform vs. Rupture

Greece still has alternatives. What mix of compromise and confrontation could yield something better than more austerity?   by Nantina Vgontzas   If nothing else, phase one of Syriza’s tenure has revealed the limits of reformism in a period of stagnation and global economic integration. It’s also shown the need for a Plan B. Given the recent…

To Fight Another Day

Syriza Before and After the Elections   Ιnterview of Michalis Spourdalakis to Pavlos Klavdianos Will the elections bring about changes in the balance of power and on the political system? The historical victory of the Left in January marked a change in the system of political representation which outlines a…

What can a Left-wing Government under Memorandum do?

Three Questions by Alexis Tsipras-1   Costis Hadjimichalis   Addressing SYRIZA's Political Secretariat on 27 July Alexis Tsipras posed three questions about the negotiation, the deal, Plan B and Government's course. We felt that these questions go beyond the discussion held within the Political Secretariat; they can serve as a…

Mihalis Panayiotakis: Alexis Tsipras's three questions

Α humanitarian management of a sociopathic Memorandum? Mihalis Panayiotakis   Addressing SYRIZA's Political Secretariat on 27 July Alexis Tsipras posed three questions about the negotiation, the deal, Plan B and Government's course. We felt that these questions go beyond the discussion held within the Political Secretariat; they can serve as…

Nasos Iliopoulos: The burdens of SΥΡΙΖΑ

Nasos Iliopoulos   Our enemy took us seriously. Our enemy believed that we truly are a systemic danger. Not economy–wise, but in terms of politics. We have been treated as a threat against the hegemony of the neoliberal paradigm. We have been treated as a paradigm ourselves; a paradigm that…

SYRIZA, From Hope to Event?

Peter Bratsis   Barely one week ago, Syriza secured a landslide victory in the Greek elections. Its electoral slogan was ‘Hope is Coming’. The promise to end austerity and the obvious futility and failure of the then existing political trajectory in Athens carried Syriza to become the first radical left,…