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Forced Privatization of The Greek Port of Piraeus, One Year Later
Dimitri Lascaris in Greece, speaks with Giogros Gogos, general Secretary of the Dockworkers Union at the Port of Piraeus. The Troika forced the privatization of 67% of Port of Piraeus, this means that the most secure and lucrative asset in Greece, that could have generated money to pay the debt, is now the hands of Chinese shipping company Cosco

  December 12, 2017

Greece Emerges from Economic Crisis with Increased Inequality
Greece is "coming out of the crisis with a more polarized society, with an opened gap between the rich and the poor," says economic scholar John Milios

  December 8, 2017

Bankrupt Greece Becomes a Major Military Spender and 'Sales Agent' for NATO
Costas Isychos, the former Deputy Defence Minister of Greece, discusses the Syriza Government's policy of expanding NATO's military might

  December 7, 2017

Is Greek Democracy Dead?
Panagiotis Lafazanis, former leader of Syriza's Left Platform and current leader of Popular Unity, says Greece has become a protectorate of the Troika

  November 15, 2017

Can Syriza's Use of 'Soft Power' Be Reconciled with the Values of the Radical Left?
Costas Douzinas, the Syriza MP who chairs the Greek Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Relations, defends Syriza's efforts to act as an 'honest broker' in international affairs

  November 7, 2017

For Ordinary Greeks, Has Greece's Battered Economy Turned the Corner?
Greece's Syriza Government claims the economy is improving, but many Athenians do not agree

  October 18, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece's Radical Left (3/3)
Syriza's influence on the European Left: there is popular aspirations welling from below, but Syria has also had a negative effect on the European left says author and historian Helena Sheehan

  September 10, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece's Radical Left (2/3)
Syriza is the culminating expression of the long history of the Greek left, says author Helena Sheehan

  August 30, 2017

The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece's Radical Left (1/3)
Author Helena Sheehan details her experience with Syriza, a Greek coalition of radical leftist groups, from its victory at the polls in 2015 to its surrender to the austerity measures it once promised to stand against

  August 29, 2017

IMF Concedes: No Debt Relief for Greece
Economist Heiner Flassbeck describes how Germany's "shocking" position on no debt reduction of Greece's debt, even though its debt is completely unpayable

  May 28, 2017

Greece Passes New Austerity for New Loans
Bond holders, banks, and IMF bear responsibility for having made irresponsible loans to Greece, so it is not right for them to force yet more austerity on Greece, says Michael Hudson

  May 6, 2017

Greece's Debt Relief Conundrum
SYRIZA has failed to a develop the political capacities within its base that would provide room for the party to maneuver in case of a shift in the international balance of forces, says political science Leo Panitch

  February 23, 2017

Odious Debt and the Betrayal of the Popular Will in Greece
After Syriza's "treason", Zoe Konstantopoulou, ex-Speaker of Greece's Parliament, founds a new party to unburden Greece of its odious debt

  July 18, 2016

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Faces New Obstacles to its Controversial Mine in Greece
Maria Kadoglou of Hellenic Mining Watch explains that a newly issued decision of Greece's Ministry of the Environment means that the battle over the Skouries mine in Chalkidiki is far from over

  July 8, 2016

TRNN in Greece: The Last Dance of Ramadan at a Refugee Camp
Dimitri Lascaris speaks to people in Lesvos, Greece about their treacherous journey crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey

  July 8, 2016

Will Brexit Lead to Grexit?
Dimitri Lascaris says so-called leftist or socialist governments throughout the EU are engaging in self-immolation by embracing austerity, and then become wildly unpopular with the electorate

  July 3, 2016

Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight
Dimitri Lascaris says the latest unemployment figures in Greece show the indifference of the EU elite to the hardships of austerity and the democratic will of the European people

  June 20, 2016

Greek Leaks Expose IMF Chief Overruling Pro-Debt Relief IMF Negotiator
Securities lawyer Dimitri Lascaris says recent leaks to the press show that IMF Chief Lagarde forced her negotiator to give up the previously stated position to insist that creditors offer debt relief to Greece

  June 5, 2016

IMF-Eurozone Deal Hailed as a Breakthrough, But No Relief for Greeks
Dimitri Lascaris, securities class actions lawyer, says the Troika is lending money with one hand and taking it back with the other, perpetuating the fiction that Greece's debt is sustainable

  May 25, 2016

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