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US shares plummet over fears of European instability

06 May 2010
While we are watching the election results, there’s a stark reminder of the fragility of the economic "recovery". US shares have plummeted amid fears that the turmoil in Greece could spread to other parts of Europe.

Greek strike and protests rock the government

06 May 2010
Wednesday’s general strike against austerity in Greece shut the country down and saw huge protests in every town and city. Panos Garganas, the editor of the Workers Solidarity newspaper in Greece, told Socialist Worker how the attempt to use the tragic deaths of three bank workers in a fire in Athens to quieten the movement has not succeeded

Greek bank worker speaks out after Athens fire deaths

06 May 2010
A Marfin bank worker has issued this statement following the death of three colleagues in a fire on Wednesday at the bank in Athens

Picture of Greek solidarity protest in London

05 May 2010

Greeks rise up against IMF cuts

04 May 2010
Greece is aflame with strikes and mass struggle. All public sector workers struck on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Private sector workers joined them on Wednesday creating another general strike – the fourth this year.

Greek workers aren't lazy: ‘We are stretched and stressed’

04 May 2010
Europe’s press and politicians have attempted to portray ordinary Greeks as lazy and ill deserving of being bailed out.

Capitalist debt is crushing Greece

04 May 2010
The Greek economy is caught in the vice of the capitalist system.

Greek crisis could be Britain's future

27 April 2010
Greek workers are at the centre of the global battle to decide which class will pay for the economic crisis.

EU loan deal won't solve Greek crisis

13 April 2010
Greece is back in the eye of the storm—if it ever went away. European leaders this week agreed to loan the government up to £26.4 billion, if it asks for it.

Rulers' fear as world becomes less stable

13 April 2010
WORLD RULERS are in crisis. A revolution erupts in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in Russia’s "backyard". An open Nazi party takes nearly one in five votes in the first round of the Hungarian elections. In Thailand, a mass movement shakes the regime. In Greece, the fear of meltdown forces the EU to offer emergency funds—at a price.

Solidarity tour with Greek worker

30 March 2010
The Right to Work campaign organised a highly successful tour of Britain by a Greek worker last week. It brought together trade unionists and campaigners to discuss resistance to the attacks on working people.

Doctors strike in Greece

30 March 2010

EU leaders united on need for cuts in Greece

23 March 2010
European Union leaders all agree that deep cuts are needed—but they are sharply divided over how to slash Greek workers’ living standards.

Activists' diary

16 March 2010
Friday 19 MarchDefend Council Housing annual conferenceTUC, Great Russell St, London, WC1B. <a href="http://www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk">» www.defendcouncilhousing.org.uk</a>Tuesday 23 March to Friday 26 March, Greek workers resist austerity: What lessons for Britain?Vasilis Sylaidis gives an eyewitness account of the recent Greek general strikes at Right to Work meetings in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dundee. <a href="http://www.righttowork.org.uk">» www.righttowork.org.uk</a> Saturday 10 April,

‘Some Greek workers are continuing the fight beyond the general strikes’

16 March 2010
The general strike in Greece on Thursday of last week was even more powerful than the one on 24 February.

Greece: ‘They took our jobs–now we’ve taken their office’

16 March 2010
On the eve of Greece’s third general strike last week, Panepistimiou Street in Athens was packed with several hundred people, huddled around lit braziers.

Biggest general strike yet paralyses Greece

11 March 2010
Union leaders hailed today’s general strike as a complete success. Public services ground to a halt in all major cities from Alexandroupoli in the north to Sitia in the south. Public and private sector workers both joined the action.

Picture of police attack on Greek left wing politician

09 March 2010

Greek strikes show the way to resist here

09 March 2010
Greek workers have stepped up their resistance to cuts while politicians and bosses are demanding more.

Michael Foot’s nationalist spirit lives on in Greece's government

09 March 2010
The hypocrisy of the British media can still surprise. Look at the warmth with which they bade farewell to Michael Foot when he died last week, after they had vilified him while he was leader of the Labour Party between 1980 and 1983.

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