For the Greek economist, the single currency has simply allowed Berlin to dominate the European market and to become a global exporter country: “The Euro was a disaster”. And on Greece he adds: “Syriza shows us what we should not do and how we should not organize ourselves. Those who want to change things from […] … More “Syriza has failed.”
Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza government have overseen privatizations at a scale unseen since German reunification. Source: Greece: A Country for Sale | Jacobin
by Costas Lapavitsas Today marks a year since a radical left government was elected in Greece; its dynamic young prime minster, Alexis Tsipras, promising a decisive blow against austerity. Yanis Varoufakis, his unconventional finance minister, arrived in London soon after and caused a media sensation. Here was a government that disregarded stuffy bourgeois conventions and … More One Year on, Syriza has sold its soul for power
So divided has SYRIZA’s youth wing become over the direction of Greece’s leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting. Source: Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | … More Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | ekathimerini.com
Introducing Popular Unity | Jacobin.
Podemos, Greece and the hot Spanish autumn.
Why Greece’s ritual humiliation won’t kill off Europe’s revolutionary Left – Telegraph.
There has been no paucity of allusions to Greek tragedy when discussing the current negotiations between Greece and its European creditors: Syriza caught between Scylla of austerity and the Charibdas of ‘Grexit’; Greece’s Sisyphean task of paying down its debt through contractionary austerity policies; the Pyrrhic victory of the no campaign in the austerity referendum; … More Capitalism and Democracy in Greece
Cracks in the Deal? | Jacobin.
The Alternative to Austerity | Jacobin.
How Greece went from victory to economy-destroying defeat – The Washington Post.
Europe will pay the price for Greece – FT.com.
Greece debt crisis: Athens accepts harsh austerity as bailout deal nears | Business | The Guardian.
Lew and Lagarde raise pressure on EU to avoid Grexit – FT.com.
Everyone seems to be weighing in on the resounding NO vote delivered by Greek voters to the Eurocrats in Brussels and Frankfurt on Sunday. Much speculation is being made regarding the potential outcomes of Tsipras’s gamble (as well as the significance of Varoufakis’ surprise resignation). What some observers may not have noticed is that not … More The Greek Referendum: Method in the Madness
Illegal, Illegitimate, Odious and Unsustainable Debt – Transform Network. Given the resounding victory for the ‘No’ campaign in the Greek referendum, it is of interest to take a look at the Syriza led debt audit published a few weeks ago.
Europeans tried to block IMF debt report on Greece, say sources | Business | ekathimerini.com.