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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.

‘Four hours of fear’—refugees' deadly voyage to Greece

25 August 2015
Refugees are arriving every night on the Greek island Samos. Most are from Syria, others are from Iraq and Afghanistan. And for the first time last week I met Yemeni refugees. 

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.

Greek Socialist Workers Party calls for resistance to memorandum

14 August 2015
Greek MPs voted to accept a “bailout” from Greece’s international creditors last night, Thursday—with eye-watering conditions. The following is a statement from the Greek Socialist Workers Party (SEK).

Europe's institutions demand even more from Greece

11 August 2015
Greece’s government and its international creditors were in talks over a third bailout agreement as Socialist Worker went to press.

Greek workers resist austerity in fresh strikes

04 August 2015
Train services were cancelled across Greece on Monday of this week, as rail workers held a five hour strike.

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.

Syriza government blackmails rebel MPs as institutions return to Greece

28 July 2015
Officials from Greece’s hated “Troika” of creditors returned to Athens on Tuesday of this week, six months after the new left government kicked them out.

Political crisis brings new challenges in Greece

21 July 2015
Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras sacked the three ministers of Syriza’s Left Platform who had voted against the first round of austerity measures last week.

Greek MPs to vote on more cuts as fightback set to grow

21 July 2015
MPs were set to vote on the second round of austerity measures in Greece’s new bailout package on Wednesday of this week.

Greece's royal coup - lessons of the July Days

21 July 2015
The current battle against unelected institutions in Greece isn’t the first. Dave Sewell looks at the July Days in 1965—and how that movement could have won

Greek workers strike and MPs rebel as government votes for austerity

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

Defy Europe’s bosses—organise resistance

14 July 2015
Both the deal imposed on Greece’s government and the Tories’ latest budget are dripping with spite. The demands of the European Union (EU) leaders stand out for their petty details.

New austerity deal in Greece will make the crisis worse

14 July 2015
Eurozone leaders have pushed Greece’s government into a terrible austerity deal, writes Dave Sewell

Mass strike in Greece—workers resist EU blackmail

14 July 2015
Furious workers across Greece were preparing to walk out against a crippling new austerity package imposed by Europe’s rulers as Socialist Worker went to press.

Greek unions call strike to beat a new austerity deal

14 July 2015
Workers had an immediate response to the Greek government’s surrender to its creditors—meeting within hours to call a public sector mass strike.

Failure of reformism led to Greek tragedy

14 July 2015
The agreement in Greece has been widely described as a coup—and in some ways it is.

Building on OXI vote can win real change

07 July 2015
There are historical moments when the normal rush of events comes to a standstill. These are often occasions when the usual relations of power are reversed, the mighty humbled, and the poor and needy uplifted.

OXI vote boosts Greek workers’ confidence

07 July 2015
People in Greece are elated with the referendum result. They have said no to austerity and showed they are prepared to stand up to the bankers’ pressure.

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