GREECE/EUROPE

Jerome Roos: Greece’s referendum: one no, many yeses!

A victory for OXI would not just help restore a sense of dignity to Greece; it would strengthen the ground for anti-austerity struggles across Europe  Jerome Roos Today, Greece has an opportunity to make history. The brave decision by Prime Minister Tsipras to call a referendum on the creditors’ inhumane…

Greece's Creditors and structural violence

Despina Biri   The intransigent attitude of Greece’s creditors towards the Greek government has multiple consequences for society as well as for the government’s negotiation team. Under the present circumstances, the handling of panic and moral hazard constitutes a central concern. Yet what we are faced with has another name…

Α hundred researchers from the European University Institute express solidarity with the Greek People: The “No” vote a step towards a new Europe

 The European University Institute is an international postgraduate and post-doctoral teaching and research institute established by European Union member states to contribute to cultural and scientific development in economics, social sciences, history and law, from a European perspective. Nearly a hundred EUI researchers express their solidarity with the Greek people…

Athena Athanasiou: The right to democratic dissent

Athena Athanasiou   One of the normative impulses of Eurozone orthodoxy has been to forestall the element of dissent, and to establish an uncritical and authoritarian doctrine: namely, that neoliberal austerity is the only possible “game in town”.  For five years, the peoples of Greece and other countries of the…

St. Gill: The Geopolitics of Global Organic Crisis

Stephen Gill*   This essay sketches aspects of the constitution of geopolitical power in world capitalism and a conceptualization of organic crisis relative to questions of debt, dispossession and the “new constitutionalism”. It highlights contradictions, questions and potentials that concern the making of our collective future.   The Geopolitics of…

Ch. Hadziiossif: From an “honourable” compromise to a “necessary” compromise. Αn ingenious performance called “negotiation”

  Christos Hadziiossif   From “honourable”to “political'” to “necessary” compromise:  The lapsing of the adjective used by both the Greek Government and the media to describe the objective of the Government, demonstrates the collective mood swing from determination to uncertainty, and from uncertainty to throwing the towel.     For…

É. Balibar: The relations Greece and Europe need

Interview of Étienne Balibar to GrèceHebdo    Étienne Balibar was in Athens recently for an Institut Français workshop titled “From populism to counter-populism: history and strategy”. Before the meeting, he gave an exclusive interview to GrèceHebdo. E. Balibar was interviewed by Kostas Mavroeidis and Magdalini Varoucha.  In mid-2012 you proclaimed that…

M. Panayiotakis: On SYRIZA, negotiations and compromise

Mihalis Panayiotakis   There is a coordinated PR attack against the Greek government, unfortunately also deceiving people from the left, regarding the Greek government's intentions and actions so far. It is far from certain what the results of the negotiations will be, but preemptively announcing SYRIZA's retreat seems to me to…

D. Kousouris: Future winners and losers

Thoughts on the Agreement between the Eurogroup and Greece   Dimitris Kousouris   The retreat of the Greek government (under terms that leave little room for measures tackling the humanitarian crisis) was quite predictable for anyone with a basic understanding of the existing balance of powers across Europe. What came as a surprise though was the…