Referendum

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…

H. Cabot: Life Goes On. Banalities and Sociabilities of Crisis Greece

Heath Cabot “Grecia, prove di un'economia di guerra”. (Corriere della Sera, June 30, 2015)   “The Real Story Behind Greece’s Debt Crisis,” MSNBC with Chris Hayes (6/30, 2015)   “The decision to call a referendum in midstream only heightened uncertainty. It was a transparent effort to evade responsibility. It was…

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…

G. Giannakopoulos: The Restoration of Dignity

Now more than ever, the Greek people are in need of support and solidarity in every form   Georgios Giannakopoulos   In November 2011 Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou was summoned for emergency talks in Cannes, France to defend his plan for a referendum intended to validate the second bailout agreement…

So, Alexis Tsipras has not failed

Despina Biri   Recently, Mark Mazower claimed that Alexis Tsipras has failed. Mazower argued that Tsipras had managed to do this by "[...] uniting his interlocutors, and united them specifically in their resolution to push Greece down the same disastrous road as before". While this may be true, proclamations of…

St. Gourgouris: The European meaning of the Greek Referendum

                        Stathis Gourgouris Athens, June 28, 2015. As a Greek citizen and a citizen of the European Union, I fully support the Greek government’s decision to place the last Eurogroup proposal that determines the near and long term existential future of the country to a referendum. It is true that…

Greeks, don’t give in to the EU’s austerity ultimatum

 Letter of support for Greece Signed by Etienne Balibar, Costas Douzinas, Barbara Spinelli, Rowan Williams, Immanuel Wallerstein, Slavoj Zizek, Michael Mansfield, Judith Butler, Chantal Mouffe, Homi Bhabha, Wendy Brown, Eric Fassin, and Tariq Ali.  Over the past five years, the EU and the IMF have imposed unprecedented austerity on Greece.…

J. Roos: Greek referendum: euro crisis explodes into dramatic climax

Those who accuse the Greeks of “recklessness” are mistaken: the creditors’ utter contempt for democracy left them with no other choice but a rupture   Jerome Roos The announcement struck like a bombshell. Tsipras’ spectacular decision late on Friday to fly back to Athens and put the Eurogroup’s final bailout…

We shall stand firm: “NO”!

 TALES FROM THE STREETS OF ATHENS-2 From the streets and movements of Athens, pages of the Greek press and labyrinthine world of social media, comrade Quincey is sending his “reports” for AnalyzeGreece!, characterized by his particular style of writing and blasphemous humor. Keep up with the Tales from the Streets…

Al. Tsipras: Αddress concerning the referendum

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras “ Now is the time for the leading European powers to rise to the occasion and take initiative to definitively end the Greek debt crisis, a crisis affecting other European countries as well, by threatening the very future of European integration“ Greek citizens, For…