POLITICS

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…

Alex Andreou: The pantomime of the Greek Deal

A bad deal is what Greece wanted. A bad deal is what Greece got. Tsipras neither saved nor doomed the country   Alex Andreou re-published from www.byline.com, 10.5.2015   This is my initial reaction to the deal proposal by Greece: it is more austerity -harsh austerity at that – and…

Mariya Ivancheva: The Balkans: the missing link in international solidarity?

GREFERENDUM FROM THE VIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENTS-2 Mariya Ivancheva The negotiations of the Greek government with the Troika have shown that our ‘shared European home’ was built over financial quicksands. Yet, by 2015 it should come as no surprise that ECB, Eurogroup, and IMF readily risk a humanitarian crisis,…

Catarina Principe: Teaching us how to fight

GREFERENDUM FROM THE VIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENTS   Catarina Principe   Being southern European today is not an easy task. Not only have the central and northern European elites (with the complacency of our own right-wing governments!) changed the narrative of our people from being honest, hard-working, and warm-hearted…

Fighting Golden Dawn

The Greek left has a historic opportunity to marginalize fascists and address the needs of migrants.   Ιnterview of Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos to Catarina Principe and George Souvlis for Jacobin   While the neo-fascist and post-fascist far right is gaining momentum all over Europe, in Greece, the ongoing trial against Golden…

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…

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…

F. Escalona: Syriza, Podemos, and the “eurocommunist” legacy

Fabien Escalona   In order to understand the dynamics along with the challenges that Syriza, as well as the whole spectrum of radical left, are confronted with it is useful to turn our attention to the “eurocommunist moment” at the end of the '70s. Despite the passage of nearly forty…

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…

Ε. Papadopoulou: The Next Hundred Days

What should Syriza’s economic strategy be going forward, given Greece’s position in the eurozone?   Ιnterview of Elena Papadopoulou to Catarina Principe and George Souvlis  re-published from Jacobin   As the bridge agreement with the Eurogroup approaches its expiration date, the conflict between the European “institutions” and the Greek government is getting…