One Year on, Syriza has sold its soul for power

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

Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | ekathimerini.com

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

Capitalism and Democracy in Greece

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

The Greek Referendum: Method in the Madness

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