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The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece’s Radical Left (3/3)

September 10, 2017

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

The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece’s Radical Left (2/3)

August 30, 2017

Syriza is the culminating expression of the long history of the Greek left, says author Helena Sheehan

The Rise and Fall of Syriza: Finding a New Way Forward for Greece’s Radical Left (1/3)

August 29, 2017

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

IMF Concedes: No Debt Relief for Greece

May 28, 2017

Economist Heiner Flassbeck describes how Germany’s “shocking” position on no debt reduction of Greece’s debt, even though its debt is completely unpayable

Greece Passes New Austerity for New Loans

May 6, 2017

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

Greece’s Debt Relief Conundrum

February 23, 2017

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

Odious Debt and the Betrayal of the Popular Will in Greece

July 18, 2016

After Syriza’s “treason”, Zoe Konstantopoulou, ex-Speaker of Greece’s Parliament, founds a new party to unburden Greece of its odious debt

TRNN in Greece: The Last Dance of Ramadan at a Refugee Camp

July 8, 2016

Dimitri Lascaris speaks to people in Lesvos, Greece about their treacherous journey crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey

Canadian Miner Eldorado Gold Faces New Obstacles to its Controversial Mine in Greece

July 8, 2016

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

Will Brexit Lead to Grexit?

July 3, 2016

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

Greek Austerity Leading to Brain Drain with No Economic Recovery in Sight

June 20, 2016

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

Greek Leaks Expose IMF Chief Overruling Pro-Debt Relief IMF Negotiator

June 5, 2016

Recent press reports have revealed that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde forced her negotiator to renege on an agreement that would have provided debt relief to Greece. Eurozone finance ministers and the IMF appeared to reach a deal last week that would have cleared the way for new loans for Greece and provided a framework for future debt relief. “As I see this playing out, we’re going to end up with a continuation of this extraordinarily severe austerity regime with no meaningful prospect whatsoever for measures that could render Greece’s debt sustainable in the long run,” says securities lawyer Dimitri Lascaris. “Even if the debt is ultimately rendered sustainable decades down the road, Greece is never going to be the same given the program that’s being imposed upon it,” says Lascaris. A recent IMF report titled “Neoliberalism: Oversold?” says there are dubious benefits to increased growth resulting from imposing austerity measures and removing restrictions on capital movement across borders. The report also found this growth was both limited and rendered unsustainable. “All of this just paints a picture of complete incoherence within the IMF itself,” says Lascaris.

IMF-Eurozone Deal Hailed as a Breakthrough, But No Relief for Greeks

May 25, 2016

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

The Financial Invasion of Greece

May 22, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson says IMF’s concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties and much more

Yanis Varoufakis: How The Greek People’s Magnificent “No” Against Austerity Became “Yes”

January 28, 2016

The former Finance Minister of Greece says that on the night of the July 5th referendum, he realized the pressure had gotten to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Since then, Varoufakis has been campaigning for that “No.”

General Strike In Greece Reignites Anti-Austerity Battle

November 12, 2015

Greek port worker and union leader Giorgos Gogos says most of the demonstrations across the country were peaceful and unified against austerity measures imposed by the lenders and accepted by SYRIZA

SYRIZA Party Regroups After Crisis (1/2)

October 13, 2015

Michalis Spourdalakis says SYRIZA’s Central Committee met last weekend to evaluate the election results and consider ways to take advantage of potential cracks in the bailout agreement with European creditors

SYRIZA Party Regroup After Crisis (2/2)

October 13, 2015

Michalis Spourdalakis says SYRIZA’s Central Committee met last weekend to evaluate the election results and consider ways to take advantage of potential cracks in the bailout agreement with European creditors

The Future of Popular Unity in Greece (2/2)

October 10, 2015

Stathis Kouvelakis, member of Popular Unity says the future of Popular Unity will depend on the Greek peoples reaction to the economic tsunami unleashed as a result of Syriza’s surrender to the creditors