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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

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.

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 workers strike and MPs rebel as government votes for austerity

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Up yours bankers—Greek workers say ‘OXI’

07 July 2015
Celebrations took place in Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament and around the surrounding streets long into the night last Sunday.

Workers in Greece defy bankers’ blackmail

07 July 2015
Millions refused to be bullied—now their struggle can inspire resistance, writes Dave Sewell in Athens

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