Tag: Syriza

  • The Greek Election

    As we enter the eighth year of the long-lingering global economic crisis, it is sobering indeed that it is only in Greece that a political party putting forward a clear, radical democratic alternative to the perverse policies of neoliberal austerity stands on the doorstep of entering the state. Emerging out of a coalescence of people … Keep reading »

  • Syriza and European Elections

    Toronto — 21 April 2014. Moderated by Sakis Gekas. Presentation by: Leo Panitch is member of the Greater Toronto Workers’ Assembly, is Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University. Editor of The Socialist Register, his books include Working Class Politics in Crisis (1986); The End … Watch video »

  • Crucible of Resistance

    Class Struggle Over Ways Out of the Crisis Many commentators make Greece and other peripheral EU members responsible for the sovereign debt crisis. People in these countries would hav lived above their means and it was only right that they should tighten their belts now, the argument goes. Having postponed the necessary restructuring for too long, … Keep reading »

  • SYRIZA First Congress

    SYRIZA: The Great Social and Political Movement of Subversion

    Political Resolution, First Congress of SYRIZA 1 The Conference of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is a continuity and a breakthrough in its course, which started in 2000, continued with its official founding in 2004, and was sealed when it took on the historic responsibility to deliver the Greek people from the catastrophic neoliberal … Keep reading »

  • The Crisis and Socialist Strategy

    Toronto — 11 June 2013. Lessons from the Greek Left Michalis Spourdalakis is a founding member of Syriza and currently serves on its policy planning committee. Professor of Political Science at Athens University and current chair of the Hellenic Political Science Association, he is also on the Secretariat of Nicos Poulantzas Institute, and a corresponding editor … Watch video »

  • Greece, Syriza and the Struggle Against Austerity

    An interview with Dimitra Maragoudaki and John Milios,members of the Central Committee of SYRIZA Ingo Schmidt (IS): The economic and political crises in Greece were headline news for a couple of years. An explosion of sovereign debt, caused by an uncompetitive private economy and a bloated public sector, was presented as cause of the recession; spending … Keep reading »

  • Greece: Syriza Shines a Light

    Like a swan moving forward with relaxed confidence while paddling furiously beneath the surface, Syriza, the radical left coalition that could become the next government of Greece, is facing enormous challenges calmly but with intensified activity. In the palatial setting of the Greek parliament, Alexis Tsipras, the president of the radical left coalition Syriza’s parliamentary … Keep reading »

  • The Challenges of the Greek Left After the Election

    Toronto — 19 June 2012. An Assessment and Report-Back Leo Panitch – Editor, Socialist Register, Professor of Political Economy, York University After two years of anti-austerity street battles, Greece is in the midst of a highly polarized electoral battle, with voting set for Sunday June 17th. Syriza, the Coalition of the Radical Left, gained 10% over … Watch video »

  • Michalis Spourdalakis

    Syriza’s Rise

    The rise of Syriza, Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, in the May elections and in polls since has changed the political landscape of Europe. Michalis Spourdalakis, professor of political science at Athens University, talked to Alex Doherty (of New Left Project) about Syriza, the reasons for their success and what the prospects are now … Keep reading »

  • Greece: From Despair to Resistance

    On Sunday 12 February 2012 the people of Greece, in demonstrations and street fights all over the country expressed in a massive, collective and heroic way their anger against the terms of the new loan agreement dictated by the EU-ECB-IMF ‘troika’ (Eurpoean Union, European Central Bank, International Monetary Fund). Workers, youth, students filled the streets … Keep reading »

  • Class Struggles Heat Up in Greece

    Workers in Greece today stand in the forefront of the converging European class struggles against big capital’s attempt to make working people pay the costs of its crisis. Mobilizations against this austerity drive are spreading across Europe. In France, strikes and demonstrations were held on May 27 and a day of actions is planned for … Keep reading »