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Greek Voters Deliver Stunning Rebuke to Austerity
Michael Spourdalakis, Dean of the School of Economics and Politics at the University of Athens, in an interview with Dimitri Lascaris, says it is time for the Greek government to play hardball with the Troika

  July 5, 2015

The Politics of Fear Ahead of Greek Referendum
Elite interests aim to keep Greece on the path of further austerity, say University of Greenwich's Ozlem Onaran and University of London's John Weeks

  July 3, 2015

Greek Pensioners Demonstrate Against Inhumane Austerity Demands
45% of Greek pensioners already live in poverty due to previous austerity measures but now the troika is demanding more cuts to their pensions, says Dimitri Lascaris

  June 25, 2015

Tsipras Deals Another Hand to EU Leaders Before Summit on Greece
Ukraine gets debt reduction and additional loans from IMF while Greece gets further squeezed, in a despicable demonstration of the geo-strategic games being played

  June 22, 2015

European Leaders in Emergency Meeting Over Greece
The question is whether the euro itself can be maintained without Greece, says Ann Pettifor, the author of Just Money: How Society Can Break the Despotic Power of Finance

  June 21, 2015

Troika Demands Could Create Rupture Within SYRIZA
Dimitri Lascaris Report: The IMF knew that the Greek debt was unsustainable and demanded that it be written down, but this proposal was rejected by the Troika, with consequences that could include a rupture within SYRIZA

  June 11, 2015

Troika Tightens Grip on Greece
John Weeks, author of Economics of the 1%, says it's really the German government that is flexing its muscles regarding Greece despite that the IMF recognizes the entire Greek debt can never be paid in full

  June 10, 2015

Creating an Economy of Need in Greece
Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University, talks about the difficulties and tensions in running a state connected to people

  May 31, 2015

Greece in Suspended Animation
Leo Panitch, professor of political science at York University, says the movements that propelled SYRIZA into power are immobilized by the Greek deadline dance.

  May 29, 2015

Default Looms in Greece
Dimitri Lascaris discusses what's at stake with talk of referendums in Greece and Germany.

  May 24, 2015

Syriza's Choice: Bail on the People or the Troika
Dimitri Lascaris says debt relief is not on the table, but unnamed European government officials are indicating some modest short-term concessions might be in order

  April 21, 2015

Yanis Varoufakis, Greek Finance Minister and Economist Joseph Stiglitz on Disruptions in the Eurozone
Rob Johnson, president of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, reports on conversations he chaired between Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Joseph Stiglitz at the INET-OECD conference.

  April 19, 2015

Putin Tsipras Meeting Shows Greece Will Pursue Independent Foreign Policy
Dimitri Lascaris says that Greece is opposed to sanctions against Russia and will not follow lock-step a Western led approach, but as long as it remains in the Eurozone, there are limits to what it can do to break with the sanction policy

  April 10, 2015

Youth of SYRIZA: More Radical on Debt, Grexit and Redistribution in Greece
Aris Spourdalakis, member of the Youth of Syriza, speaks out on the debt management and the opportunity for democracy and redistribution in Greece

  April 7, 2015

Greece Says They Will Meet IMF's April 9 Deadline for Payment
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch analyze Syriza's reform proposals and compromises and discuss roadblocks posed by maintenance of European austerity

  April 3, 2015

A Greek Default Hanging by a Thread
Dimitri Lascaris warns that the powers that be in Europe are unusually silent

  April 2, 2015

Greek Public Coffers Expected to Run Dry Next Month
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there were no concessions forthcoming, and ECB has placed significant and severe restraints on Greek banks causing capital flight, says Dimitri Lascaris

  March 26, 2015

Syriza - a Necessary Compromise or Avoiding an Inevitable Conclusion?
Dimitri Lascaris and Leo Panitch discuss the Greek government's negotiating strategy and whether it should be preparing to leave the Eurozone

  March 15, 2015

Capital Control May Become Necessary in Greece
Avoiding capital flight appears to have support among the people, says Nantina Vgontzas, PhD student at New York University

  March 6, 2015

Reform Within the Euro-Zone is a Delusion for Greece
It's unclear whether Greece can survive beyond March, or whether it can even avoid a default within the next several weeks, says Dmitri Lascaris

  March 5, 2015

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