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Strikes return to Greece ahead of pensions fight

27 October 2015
Walkouts by dockers last week were the beginning of a new wave of strikes in Greece.

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.

Protests grow across Europe as governments clamp down

20 October 2015
More refugees died trying to enter Europe last week.

International day of protests called in solidarity with refugees

13 October 2015
Anti-fascists from around Europe met in Greece last week and called a day of protests on Saturday 19 March.

Greek movement resists Nazis' attempts at revival

29 September 2015
Thousands marched through Athens last Saturday to mark two years since Nazis murdered anti-racist rapper Pavlos Fyssas.

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.

‘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. 

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.

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 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 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.

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

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