Greece

The EU implements austerity policies in France and Greece

The fall of 2016 shows the beginning of a hard year in Europe. The refugees’ crisis takes immense proportions, the Brexit generates a growing uncertainty, the negotiations for the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) stall and the social conflict is so high in countries like Greece and France...

Greek workers strike against austerity

On 6 May the union rank and file in Greece forced the trade union leaderships to call and extend a general strike for three days. It was the fourth general strike to take place under Tsipras Syriza government.  By ISL - Britain.   Greece’s largest labour union, the private sector GSEE, the...

The Greek elections and the new Syriza

Greece is living a new political panorama, completely different from January, after the elections held on last September 20. Tsipras, who was elected in January to break with the Memorandum, now leads a government whose only objective is to implement all the measures demanded by the Troika.  This is...

“It lacks a Workers International in Europe”

We interviewed Stephanos from the left Greek party OKDE (Organisation of the Communist Internationalists of Greece). This interview is part of a series of reports that our correspondent has been carrying out in Greece during a fortnight.   -          How do you assess Syriza’s government?  Syriza increased from 3% of votes...

The working class is not the same after the referendum

This article is part of a series of reports and interviews that Corriente Roja’s correspondent is performing for two weeks from Greece.  As in a laboratory, where dyes are used to mark a sample and observing it in the microscope, the vote for the "NO" in the last referendum...

An internationalist trip to Greece

This article is the first in a series of reports and interviews made by a correspondent from Corriente Roja in Greece.  Athens' urban landscape Europe is awaiting for Greece’s outcomes. The Left activists, in one way or another, put their main hopes in this country. And Athens has just the...

Greek parliament approves treacherous agreement between Tsipras and the Troika

The betrayal is consummated. The Greek Parliament, at the request of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, approved the brutal colonialist package of measures that the Syriza’s government agreed with the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank, IMF) a few days ago, in exchange for a third "bailout" that will...

Greece says “OXI” to austerity

The first official results of the referendum held THIS Sunday in Greece point to a victory for the "NO" with 60.6% of votes, which means a rejection of the proposals made by the Troika that wants to continue the extortion of the Greek people to make they pay...

The first strike against Syriza’s government

On last May 20, thousands of doctors, nurses and ambulance staff from Greece’s state-run hospitals and health centers began a 24-hour strike to protest the lack of staff and funding. The state of public health in the country is on the verge of collapse. The Federation of Public Hospital...

Communist Party of Greece: from class collaboration to extreme sectarianism

 The KKE (Communist Party of Greece) is the oldest party in activity in Greece. Founded in 1918, it actively participated in the main events of the XX century in the country. In the January elections, it won 5.47 per cent of the votes and elected 15 MPs, becoming...

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