The Greek elections and the possibility of a Syriza’s government

After the failed attempt by Prime Minister Andonis Samaras to secure his choice of Presidental candidate, Stavros Dimas in three consecutive ballots, the government has been forced to call an early election. The loss of control in parliament over who should be the new president is just an expression...

The Fight Against The Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn

In September after Pavlos Fyssas’ murder, the known rapper Killah P, an antifascist activist and member of the leftist coalition Antarsya, the Greek streets were taken up by huge demonstrations and clashes with the police, demanding the ban of the neo-fascist party Golden Dawn. Fyssas Pavlos's murder was the drop...

Living One Day in a Revolutionary Situation

Lenin summed up the description of a revolutionary situation by stating that “those on top can no longer continue living as they did before and those on the bottom are no longer willing to live as they have lived until now”. This is the feeling when you come to Athens, Greece. At the hotel I askthe clerk if the...

Greece At a Crossroads

On Sunday June 17 legislative elections will be held in Greece in an attempt to form a new government.  All analysts agree that this election may be crucial for the country and be a kind of referendum to define whether Greece continues in the euro monetary system or...

Workers facing the abyss

A serious outbreak of malaria, and a sudden and uncontrolled increase in HIV infections, due to a health system in collapse. Rural children passing out during classes due to malnutrition, and classes suspended in winter months because no adequate heating can be provided. An official rate of unemployment...

Rebellion and wrath in Greece

Approval of the austerity package imposes new attack on the workers. The population responds with outrage on the streets of Athens. The approval of the new austerity package by the Greek Parliament on February 12, was a further dramatic chapter of a nation plundered by the capital. The poll...

Supporting the Greek people, against the “bailout”!

The European Union is the Europe of the capital and the crisis! Papandreou, the Troika foreman who, in less than two years has submitted the Greek people to five successive adjustment plans, each of them more brutal than the previous one, announced on November 02 that he would hold...

About the general strike on 8th July

Dear comrade Didi**,  I send you a brief report about the general strike on Thursday, 8th of July. With the approval by the parliament of the new law about the social security system and the new labor law on Thursday 8/7/2010 a round is over. It’s the end of the first round of the working people’s struggle against the government and...

General Strike! May 20th 2010

  The first issue that is clear for any one arriving in Athens from far away on this May 20th is that there happened a true General Strike. The transports did not work, not even a subway or a bus. Some people believe it is an error to have a...

Notes on Greece – May 19th 2010

  Today I will address the reason for the Greek workers' revolt and other interesting features of the current political situation. The government of the so-called “Socialist Party” (PASOK) decided to fight back what they call the crisis by cutting public workers and retirees’ wages. There are talks of cutting...

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