Category: Greece

11 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #3: Fear meets a movement of hope

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Headline of To Vima: ‘The chance for the Left’

When fear meets a movement of hope The Sunday papers still matter in Greece. More so, in fact, than before the crisis. A vicious circle of declining readerships, falling advertising revenue and disinvestment in journalism has left the daily papers as poorly produced and read as they are paginated. The once world-class Eleftherotypia has bitten […]

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10 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #2: The Right cornered, but fighting

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Greece’s national-chauvinist prime minister Antonis Samaras

The Right: cornered, but fighting for its life There are a lot of significant elections in Europe this year — including Britain’s general election in May. Tomorrow’s “Republican march” of national unity in Paris has morphed into a display of “European solidarity” — or, spelling it out more accurately, of solidarity between European political leaders facing angry […]

09 Jan

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Dispatch from Athens #1: Rules of the game

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Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras

Athens 2015 – the party is not over Greece has been the European country hardest hit by the global crisis unleashed following the financial crash of 2008. It is also the Eurozone state upon which the most devastating austerity measures have been imposed by the troika of the European Union, the European Central Bank and […]

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09 Jan

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Left Flank exclusive: Daily reports on Greece’s election

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In a imaginative venture of practical solidarity Philosophy Football are funding Left Flank’s KEVIN OVENDEN to go to Greece and report on Syriza’s campaign exclusively for us in Australia — alongside other radical media outlets in the USA and Great Britain. Here Kevin explains the significance of the 25.01.2014 General Election. For the first time in more […]

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21 May

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Imperialism & the anti-capitalist Left: Ukraine in context

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THANASIS KAMPAGIANNIS returns to the debate on imperialism, on the occasion of the controversies that have opened up inside the Left regarding the crisis in Ukraine. This is a translation of an article recently published in the theoretical magazine of the Greek Socialist Workers Party (SEK), Socialism From Below. The declaration of the end of […]

20 Nov

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The Greek crisis: Between democracy & dictatorship?

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Athens Polytechnic uprising 1973

By THANASIS KAMPAGIANNIS This is a translation of “Democracy, Dictatorship and Fascism” from the latest issue of the theoretical journal of the Greek Socialist Workers Party (SEK), Σοσιαλισμός από Κάτω (Socialism From Below). 40 years after the Athens Polytechnic uprising, the debate on democracy is now more relevant than ever. As if one needed to be […]

07 Nov

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Internationalism, racism & the geo-political labyrinth

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Golden Dawn banner at Russian ultra-nationalist march

About two hundred people took to the streets of St Petersburg, Russia, at the weekend for the annual ‘March Against Hatred’, which aims to ‘unite those who fight against intolerance, xenophobia, fascism and discrimination on grounds of race, nationality, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation etc.’ The following day, tens of thousands in about 100 cities […]

08 Oct

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Athens anti-fascist conference: a milestone for the Left

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By KEVIN OVENDEN This piece is a follow-up to “Greece, the state & anti-fascism”, which was subsequently also posted at Socialist Unity in the UK and Socialist Worker in the US. The anti-fascist conference in Athens last weekend hosted by the Greek anti-fascist/anti-racist coalition KEERFA was a major step forward. About 600 people, from a broad spectrum […]

25 Sep

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Declaration Antifascist Meeting 2013, 5-6 Oct Athens

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From ΚΕΕΡΦΑ / KEERFA- Movement United Against Racism and the Fascist Threat. The cold-blooded murder of 34 year old artist Pavlos Fyssas in Keratsini by thugs of the Golden Dawn in a Nazi ambush has sent shockwaves through millions of people, not only in Greece but around the whole world. Eight months ago, it was a […]