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Greece: Euro blackmail pulls off narrow victory for the Right – but it can be overthrown by mass workers' action

By the narrow margin of just 2.77 per cent of the popular vote, just enough of the Greek electorate succumbed to the blackmail of the Greek media and political class and the threats of the leaders of Read more...

Greece: Fight for a Workers' Government!

The election in Greece on 17 June could give Syriza, a coalition of left reformist and smaller far left organisations, a popular mandate to form a government pledged to reject the austerity programme Read more...

Political situation in the EU and Euro-zone after the elections in Greece and France

The elections in Greece and France, and also the regional elections in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany, reflect a move to the left in Europe and a growing polarisation in all countries. Read more...

Greece: The General Election and the Greek Revolution: For a Government of the Workers' Parties!

The Greek general election on May 6th takes place against a background of a protracted revolutionary period that has lasted several years. Read more...

Greece: heading for a social explosion

On the night of 12 February, the Greek parliament adopted the latest package of savage austerity dictated by the EU, the IMF and the European Central Bank, the so-called Troika. The pro-imperialist puppet government of Prime Minister Lucas Papademos agreed to another 15,000 sackings in the public sector, the repeal of labour protection laws, and a slashing of the monthly minimum wage by 20 per cent, from €751 to €600, and pensions. Unemployment now stands at 20.9 percent with half of the young unemployed. Moreover, it is widely expected that the next meeting of the EU ministers will demand even more drastic measures. Read more...

Greece: the Revolution and its prospects

Greece is in a crisis so deep that the entire future of the country is called into question with the government split and the Greek people threatening more strikes and protests against austerity, writes Martin Suchanek Read more...

What does the Greek referendum show?

Chaos reigned in Athens as Prime Minister George Papandreou called a referendum to agree the latest round of austerity measure and EU bail outs, only to call it off days later. Read more...

Greece: October 20: second day of 48h general strike (clashes between demonstrators)

The 48th general strike of October 19-20 has been by far the most successful strike in Greece since the fall of the dictatorship in 1974. It was the first time since many many years that private sector had a huge participation in a labor mobilization. Read more...

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