27 Jan

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Some thoughts on the deal between Syriza & ANEL

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This was written as part of Kevin’s live blogging of the post-election manoeuvres, in response to the shock many readers felt at Syriza’s coalition agreement with the right-wing ANEL (Independent Greeks). We thought it deserved a standalone post that people could come back to easily, before Kevin delivers his final dispatch — a  full post-election […]

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23 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #11: Voices from Syriza’s Left

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Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos, editor-in-chief of Red Notebook

Voices from Syriza’s Left “Communist”, “Eurocommunist”, “radical Left”, “anti-capitalist”, “plural”, “a coalition of the radical Left”, “a new Left”, “a recomposition of the old Left”, “Left-reformist”… There are many characterisations of Syriza. In part, that is a reflection of the heterogeneous make-up of the coalition, which was founded in 2004 and turned itself into a […]

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23 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens: Greek Election Liveblog

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Tsipras victory

#VoteSyriza2015 Greek Election Liveblog [View the story “#VoteSyriza2015 Greek Election Liveblog” on Storify]   Previous dispatches Left Flank exclusive: Daily reports on Greece’s election Dispatch from Athens #1: Rules of the game Dispatch from Athens #2: The Right cornered, but fighting Dispatch from Athens #3: Fear meets a movement of hope Dispatch from Athens #4: […]

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20 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #10: Everyone has their rationality

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Tsipras hands in air

Everyone has their rationality — that’s the problem What is Syriza? For the champions of free market economic liberalism at the Economist the answer is simple. It is one of the mad, bad and dangerously “extremist” forces which have failed to grasp the universal benefits which are to be found in capitalist “globalisation”. It is […]

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17 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #8: Shahzad Luqman zindabad!

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Shahzad Luqman

Dispatch from Athens #8: Shahzad Luqman zindabad! A joyful gathering in Athens. Warm and funny. Also insightful and serious about the political developments we had met to discuss and organise around. A few hours raced by. Then the awful, heartbreaking news. It was two years ago today that two supporters of the fascist, criminal conspiracy […]

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