A Greek tragedy? No, a courageous fightback!

  WHY HAS Greece taken the lead? Quite simply because its ordinary people have been subjected to five austerity packages between February 2010 and February 2012. The first three alone amounted to a total cut of €30 billion (12.5 per cent of the 2009 Greek GDP). There was a further cut of five per cent […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2012

Antarsya and the far left

ANTARSYA HAS recognised the importance of the massive swing of voters behind Syriza as an act of rejection of the austerity programmes. They have elaborated a series of demands as the basis for a social movement from below and demand that Syriza should commit itself to implementing them. They are:   1. Cancellation of all […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2012

Greece: what direction will the struggle take?

AT THE moment, it is vitally necessary for revolutionaries to pursue such a tactic within Syriza and to campaign for maximum electoral support while criticising every limitation of its programme and leadership. Any sectarian abstention would be suicidal for the left because it would pass the initiative to the fascists, who could grow like wildfire amongst the […]

Workers Power  ·  12 June 2012

A rout for the parties of austerity – an opportunity for the left

The Greek elections have demonstrated a massive popular rejection of the governing parties who support the EU-IMF austerity memorandum that has caused so much suffering to ordinary Greek people over the last two years. New Democracy (ND), which won 33.5 per cent in 2009, is in first place with 18.9 per cent, a loss of […]

Workers Power  ·  12 May 2012

Greece: the prospects for a revolution

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou gives way to a coalition government as the EU leaders attempt to force through more cuts and austerity. But the Greek people are fighting back, writes Martin Suchanek

Workers Power  ·  07 November 2011

What is wrong with Europe?

THE GREEK economy accounts for only 2 per cent of EU GDP. If the EU were a single economic entity, like the United States, transferring some funds to pay off Greek debts would be no more significant than US federal support for reconstruction in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina being partly paid for by taxes […]

Workers Power  ·  27 September 2011

Greek debt crisis leaves Europe on the brink of financial collapse

With Greece on the verge of default the crisis is set to deepen, writes Simon Hardy and Richard Brenner. The Eurozone is in serious trouble with Spain and Italy sinking deeper into debt

Workers Power  ·  27 June 2011

Greece on the verge of revolution – but can the workers win?

Greece is in a prolonged pre-revolutionary crisis. Dave Stockton points to how it can be resolved

Workers Power  ·  27 June 2011

Another general strike hits Greece – but is it enough to win?

Mass anger has again hit the streets of Athens in a general strike against the austerity measures killing the country. John Bowman reports for

Workers Power  ·  15 June 2011

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