Topic: Greece

  • The broad left party question after SYRIZA

    A contribution to the discussion of the SYRIZA experience in Greece and the left's debate about a question of strategy today.

  • Europe's unelected government

    A leading left-wing economist describes how the European creditors maneuvered Greece into a position of subordination.

  • The goals of Popular Unity

    A Greek socialist lays out the challenges ahead in the face of an austerity government that still speaks in the name of the left.

  • Austerity and the drachma

    A Greek socialist examines the views put forward on the left about exiting the euro and the impact of adopting a national currency.

  • Where does the election leave the Greek left?

    Tsipras' crime is not only the imposition of new austerity, but destroying the optimism unleashed by SYRIZA coming to power.

  • Who will rule Greece?

    Alexis Tsipras won a major victory in the September 20 election, but he now must abide by the draconian terms of the lenders' new Memorandum.

  • Right sentiment, but the wrong conclusions

    Learning the lessons of SYRIZA requires analyzing the concrete conditions in Greece and how they differ from those in the U.S.

  • Tsipras' Pyrrhic victory and the struggle ahead

    Greek socialists respond to the outcome of the September 20 elections and explain the tasks for the left ahead in the struggle against austerity.

  • Elections in Greece and the left's challenge

    A leading Greek socialist explains how the new alliance Popular Unity was formed to confront the betrayals of Alexis Tsipras' SYRIZA government.

  • Keeping the flame of resistance lit in Greece

    The elections in Greece come at a critical turning point: the end of one political period and the beginning of another.

  • Time for an exit from austerity

    With new elections in Greece less than a week away, three leading voices of the European far left call for a new direction.

  • Building an anti-Memorandum alliance

    SYRIZA's Left Platform announces that it will help form a new alliance to run in early elections forced by Alexis Tsipras.

  • The left challenge to Tsipras' surrender

    A Greek socialist explains why SYRIZA's left has broken from the party to form Popular Unity, a radical alternative for the elections to come.

  • The deal is done, but the fight isn't over

    The left in Greece is coming together in defiance after parliament gave final approval to Alexis Tsipras' new Memorandum.

  • The left's challenge in SYRIZA

    On the eve of a SYRIZA leadership meeting, a leader of the Left Platform argues that the party must not become pro-austerity.

  • The battle in SYRIZA goes on

    Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is trying to win final approval for a third Memorandum over the opposition of SYRIZA's left.

  • Provoking a split with the working class

    The best-known leader of SYRIZA's Left Platform argues against the government's course toward a new Memorandum.

  • Opposing the newest austerity plan in Greece

    An activist in SYRIZA's left wing discusses the situation in Greece, after the government of Alexis Tsipras appeased European authorities with tax hikes and privatization.

  • Our new tasks in the struggle against austerity

    A Greek socialist and leader of SYRIZA's Left Platform speaks to a 2,500-strong rally as the fight against austerity continues.

  • The lessons of SYRIZA for U.S. socialists

    Marxist principles and theory must be used to develop a concrete strategy that leads out of the decades-long political impasse.

  • Subordination is not an agreement

    The speaker of Greece's parliament and leading voice of the radical left speaks out on a second vote on Memorandum policies.

  • Turning resignation into resistance in Greece

    A journalist for Red Flag reports from Greece as the radical left takes stock and organizes opposition to Alexis Tsipras' new Memorandum.

  • What SYRIZA must not become

    A leading voice of SYRIZA's Left Platform spells out the radical challenge to the new Memorandum negotiated by Alexis Tsipras.

  • A Brest Litovsk moment?

    Several writers have compared Alexis Tsipras' surrender in Greece to the Russian Bolsheviks' harsh treaty with Germany.

  • The fight against Golden Dawn isn't over

    Golden Dawn may be marginalized for now, but we have to bring the anti-fascist fight into the struggle against austerity.