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Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

18 March 2016
 Protests set to take place across Europe as EU and Turkey debate how to stop refugees

Biggest general strike in years defies Syriza's pension cuts in Greece

04 February 2016
The huge general strike rally in Athens today, Thursday, was probably the biggest since 2011 and the summer of mass occupations of public squares.

Syriza one year on - what went wrong?

02 February 2016
The celebration that followed left party Syriza’s election last year has given way to bitterness, says Dave Sewell

Syriza faces nationwide strike against pension cut in Greece

02 February 2016
Workers in Greece were set to take part in a general strike to defend their pensions, reports Dave Sewell

Greek general strike provokes political crisis

03 December 2015
As Greece’s parliament debates its budget, workers held the second general strike in a month today, Thursday.

Greek workers set for general strike

20 October 2015
Unions in Greece have called a general strike on Thursday 12 November against an attack on pensions.

Tsipras's return won't end anger at austerity in Greece

22 September 2015
The mandate of left party Syriza is weaker despite its re-election last weekend and its austerity plans will spark more struggle, writes Dave Sewell

Yanis Varoufakis - ‘Left should beware of friends who fear confronting the rich’

15 September 2015
Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis was among those who rebelled against Syriza’s support for austerity in parliament. He spoke to Socialist Worker:

Syriza's last chances run low as new election looms in Greece

15 September 2015
The left party’s crisis is unlikely to be solved by an election as more radical groups gain support—especially among workers, says Dave Sewell

Greek workers vote with their feet and protest ahead of new election

08 September 2015
With just days to go before a new election in Greece, the left wing Syriza party is rapidly losing ground.

Syriza's Alexis Tsipras says 'only forward' as his support goes backward

01 September 2015
Days after Greece’s caretaker government was sworn in and set a date for new elections last week, the first of a new wave of cuts started to bite.

The left can emerge stronger after Greek election - but it must not rely on parliament

01 September 2015
Greece’s election looks set to produce a confrontation between a new coalition government trying to implement austerity and workers’ resistance against it.

Syriza fell in Greece because it gave in to the bosses demands for austerity

25 August 2015
Greece’s coalition government, led by the radical left party Syriza, has collapsed because it capitulated to bosses’ pressure to sign a new bailout agreement. This forced Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras to call a new election.

Resistance follows betrayal in Greece

18 August 2015
The glaring contradiction in Greece’s government is producing a political crisis.

Syriza left needs to fight against deal

04 August 2015
Anyone who imagined that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras’ capitulation to the European Union (EU) in July would end the Greek crisis was kidding themselves. Unfortunately this is more because of what Europe’s rulers are doing than resistance from Syriza.

Greek workers strike and MPs rebel as government votes for austerity

16 July 2015
Striking public sector workers marched through Athens yesterday, Wednesday.

Protests at EU Greek cuts deal

23 June 2015
The European Union and the International Monetary Fund continued their brutish blackmail of the Greek government this week, writes Panos Garganas

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