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Workers keep the struggle live as Greek state broadcaster ERT is reinstated

19 May 2015
Greece’s state broadcaster ERT is set to officially return on Monday of next week—two years after its closure. This is a victory for workers who occupied ERT and operated it under workers’ control.

Workers move to stop Greece’s Syriza government backsliding

12 May 2015
The Greek government, led by the radical left Syriza party, is backsliding under pressure from the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund (IMF). But workers are not taking this lying down.

Has Syriza reached its moment of truth?

05 May 2015
Many commentators argue that the Greek left government headed by Syriza is heading towards the moment of truth in its confrontation with the European Union.

Syriza’s compromise won’t beat austerity

28 April 2015
The rulers of the European Union (EU) are getting seriously annoyed with those pesky Greeks.

Bosses demand Syriza makes more 'reforms'

21 April 2015
Europe’s rulers are continuing to blackmail Greece’s Syriza-led government in the latest round of “crunch” talks two months after forcing it into a humiliating compromise.

Protests and shutdowns meet Golden Dawn trial in Greece

21 April 2015
Angry crowds marched on Korydallos prison in Athens on Monday of this week as the trial of the Nazi Golden Dawn party began inside.

Workers plan strikes to oppose Nazi Golden Dawn in Greece

14 April 2015
Greece’s public sector union federation ADEDY has called a four-hour strike on Monday of next week so workers can rally outside the trial of the fascist Golden Dawn.

Syriza commits to keep paying Greece's debts but Euro bullies still withhold bailout

07 April 2015
The blackmail of Greece’s government by its creditors pushed it closer than ever to bankruptcy this week.

Solidarity delegation from London council says, 'Don’t leave Greece to fight alone'

07 April 2015
A joint solidarity delegation of councillors and trade unionists from the London borough of Tower Hamlets visited Greece last month.

The left needs to fight Syriza's compromises

31 March 2015
Satisfying the workers’ demands and breaking with the EU blackmail means a revolutionary strategy, writes Panos Garganas

Migrants join mass anti-racist demo in Athens

24 March 2015
Protests took place across Europe and beyond last Saturday. Anti-fascists in Greece called the day of action to seek solidarity against the Nazi Golden Dawn.

Protests in Germany as rulers try to beat Greece

24 March 2015
The latest standoff between Europe’s rulers and the Greek government began this week. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and German chancellor Angela Merkel held crunch talks in Berlin.

Growing confidence in Greece to take on Nazi Golden Dawn

17 March 2015
The call for international protests against racism and fascism this Saturday first came from Greece. And the demonstrations here look set to be massive.

Syriza and socialist strategy—part two

17 March 2015
Alex Callinicos argues that any successful socialist strategy has to build working class strength to take on the repressive core of the state

Syriza and socialist strategy - part one

10 March 2015
Stathis Kouvelakis, a leading figure on the left of the Greek radical left party Syriza, argues it has made mistakes but is still our best hope for change.

Health strike planned as rulers pressure Syriza

10 March 2015
Health workers in two Athens hospitals were set to walk out on Wednesday of this week and march on the Ministry of Health. 

Hundreds debate Syriza and socialist strategy

03 March 2015
Up to 300 people came to a debate on Syriza and socialist strategy in central London on Wednesday of last week. The debate was organised by the International Socialism journal (ISJ).

Splits in Syriza after leaders sign deal for more austerity

03 March 2015
Greece’s left wing government began a new test last week as it returned from eurozone negotiations to face its supporters at home.

Resistance can beat the Eurogroup rulers

03 March 2015
The Greek struggle has only just started, and we need to learn the lessons of its opening phase, writes Alex Callinicos.

New Greek deal turns the screws on Syriza

24 February 2015
As a European Union deal locks Greece into austerity, workers plan more protests, writes Dave Sewell

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