POLITICS

Greek elections: profile of each party in the running

The profile of each political party in the general elections of 20th September, as described by Damian Mac Con Uladh in his article in "The Irish Times", 20.9.2015). Damian Mac Con Uladh   Syriza Leader: Alexis Tsipras In contrast to the general election he won eight months ago, a more…

The SYRIZA Split and Popular Unity (LAE)

From the Referendum to the split  of Syriza and the creation of Popular Unity (LAE): Α critical presentation Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos Following 5 July referendum the two parties that fiercely campaigned for a NO vote and won it were fraught with splits: both SYRIZA and ANTARSYA are different parties to those…

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…

“No to the end” to new and old memorandums, Eurozone, EU and debt

Interview with Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA (Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow)   The Greek elections are coming on the 20th of September. We ask four comrades and friends (Anastasia Giamali from SYRIZA, Yiannos Giannoulos from Laiki Enotita, Sokratis Giannopoulos from the former Youth of SYRIZA, Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA)…

The impossible negotiation

Yannis Almpanis   Those who in the past few weeks are attempting to evaluate SYRIZA’s time in government whilst rejecting its pro-memorandum turn, are by definition asked to answer a thorny question: was Tsipras’ capitulation to the creditors a result of breaching the party’s electoral programme, or should we instead…

A success of LAE will mean a strong Left

  Interview with Yiannos Giannopoulos  from Laiki Enotita (Popular Unity)    The Greek elections are coming on the 20th of September. We ask four comrades and friends (Anastasia Giamali from SYRIZA, Yiannos Giannoulos from Laiki Enotita, Sokratis Giannopoulos from the former Youth of SYRIZA, Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA) some questions…

SYRIZA, from the historic victory to the humiliating capitulation and the political crisis

 Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos   No pain, no gain.  Following the relevant endorsement by the national assemblies of Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria and Latvia, the European Commission and ESM announced the approval of the 2-year loan of €86bl to Greece. This came just a few days after the parliament approved the…

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…