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Why Syriza Hasn’t Threatened to Leave the European Union—Yet

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Article of Interest

Greece’s newly elected radical left coalition is playing the long game. Reprinted from In These Times. By Alexandros Orphanides These are desperate times for the people of Greece. Heading into a frenzy of meetings with Eurogroup finance ministers and heads of state this week, the Syriza government is preparing for all scenarios and developments. On […]

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Syriza Holds Its Ground

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Article of Interest

Syriza has been able to stand up to eurozone finance ministers because of the popular movement behind the party. Reprinted from Jacobin. By Stathis Kouvelakis As the media and the Athens stock market (down 4 percent yesterday) had widely expected, yesterday’s finance ministers’ meeting ended in failure, perhaps even a momentous one. The tone of […]

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A Historic Opportunity

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Article of Interest

This article is reposted from Jacobin, which published it on January 20, 2015. Alexis Tsipras ___________________________________________________________ With victory in sight, Alexis Tsipras discusses Europe’s political landscape and the formation of a left government in Greece. On Sunday, Greece will hold a pivotal election. Opinion polls still have Syriza ahead of New Democracy by 3 percent and the old […]

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Syriza’s Magic Equation

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Article of Interest

Reposted from Jacobin.  Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s inaugural policy speech before parliament was followed particularly attentively within Greece, as much as in the European chancelleries — and no doubt in the White House too. Within Greece, after the European Central Bank’s blackmail and the continual attacks by the European leaders, there is a spreading […]

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Greece: Is SYRIZA radical enough?

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Ed Rooksby

Reposted from Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal January 22, 2015 — New Left Project, posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — It would have been unthinkable just a few years ago, but a party of the radical left is on the cusp of power in an EU country. The latest opinion polls indicate that SYRIZA will triumph in the Greek […]

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