Mass protests as general strike hits Greece

Mass protests gathered outside the Greek parliament as the country’s workers mobilised for the first time since Syriza took power in January.

Mass protests as general strike hits Greece

Mass protests gathered outside the Greek parliament as the country’s workers mobilised for the first time since Syriza took power in January. Members of key unions engaged in a 24 hour walk out against the terms of Greece’s so called ‘bailout’- in reality an austerity package designed to force Greek workers to pay for banker’s […]

Greece – a different strategy needed to stop austerity

In January this year, when Alexis Tsipras gave his speech following the magnificent Syriza election victory, he said: ‘Greece is turning the page. It is leaving behind austerity and five years of humiliation so that people can live in hope and dignity. We shall end the vicious circle of austerity because the verdict of the people makes the Troika a thing of the past’.

Greece – a different strategy needed to stop austerity

In January this year, when Alexis Tsipras gave his speech following the magnificent Syriza election victory, he said: ‘Greece is turning the page. It is leaving behind austerity and five years of humiliation so that people can live in hope and dignity. We shall end the vicious circle of austerity because the verdict of the […]

What is reformism?

For more than a hundred years the socialist movement has debated the issue of reform or revolution. Some people say the debate is ‘old hat’ and ‘boring’ and we should ‘move beyond it’.

What is reformism?

What is reformism? For more than a hundred years the socialist movement has debated the issue of reform or revolution. Some people say the debate is ‘old hat’ and ‘boring’ and we should ‘move beyond it’. In fact  many recent developments, including the election of the Syriza government in Greece followed by its capitulation to […]

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report.

Greece, Popular Unity & the lessons of Chile

Socialists welcome the left split from Syriza and the possibility of a united front of all forces opposed to austerity but within this movement we must debate the question of the left and capitalist State power. Miguel Silva, a comrade from Chile, sent us this report. The 25 Syriza MPs who split this week have […]

Tsipras throws down the gauntlet to the left

Alexis Tsipras has made a remarkable transformation- from a champion of the fight against austerity to witch-hunting the left within Syriza so he can push through more austerity. The strategy of treating the EU as ‘partners’ has led to a humiliating capitulation by the Syriza leadership.

Tsipras throws down the gauntlet to the left

Alexis Tsipras has made a remarkable transformation- from a champion of the fight against austerity to witch-hunting the left within Syriza so he can push through more austerity. The strategy of treating the EU as ‘partners’ has led to a humiliating capitulation by the Syriza leadership. The Greek masses voted for the progressive Thessaloniki programme […]

THE DEFEAT OF SYRIZA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE IRISH LEFT

Against the economic terrorism of the EU, people power and workers action is the only way to achieve change.

THE DEFEAT OF SYRIZA AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE IRISH LEFT

The EU has enforced a humiliating surrender on Greece. The Syriza government that was elected to end austerity has been forced to implement it. The meaning of Wolfgang Schauble, the German Finance Minister’s infamous phrase ‘we can’t possibly allow an election to change anything’ is now clear. The scale of the brutality is astounding. To […]

Ireland’s Shame, Syriza’s climbdown

To its great shame the Irish Government, and Finance Minister Michael Noonan in particular, have played a disgraceful role in lining up with the IMF and the EU institutions to inflict further suffering on the Greek people. Noonan joined forces with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble to intensify pressure on the Syriza government to abandon its commitments and impose even more austerity on its people.

Ireland’s Shame, Syriza’s climbdown

To its great shame the Irish Government, and Finance Minister Michael Noonan in particular, have played a disgraceful role in lining up with the IMF and the EU institutions to inflict further suffering on the Greek people. Noonan joined forces with his German counterpart Wolfgang Schaeuble to intensify pressure on the Syriza government to abandon its commitments and impose […]

Syriza – the Struggle Goes On

The attempt of the EU ‘institutions’, the hated Troika, to strangle the radical left Syriza government at birth is continuing.

Syriza – the Struggle Goes On

The attempt of the EU ‘institutions’, the hated Troika, to strangle the radical left Syriza government at birth is continuing. The European Central Bank has written to Greek banks instructing them not to buy any more government debt. That cuts off a potential source of emergency funding for Athens. Without access to capital markets, or […]

Time for the Left to Unite

With hundreds of thousands of people having taken to the streets in the great revolt over water charges and austerity as a whole and with a general election looming there is an urgent need for the left to unite its forces.

Time for the Left to Unite

With hundreds of thousands of people having taken to the streets in the great revolt over water charges and austerity as a whole and with a general election looming there is an urgent need for the left to unite its forces. In this context the People Before Profit Alliance has issued an ‘Appeal for a […]