The Syriza government in Greece: The pseudo-left in power
By Robert Stevens, 14 February 2015
Since it was elected on January 25 on an anti-austerity ticket, Syriza has made one concession after another, including ditching pre-election pledges to write off a large part of the debt.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 February 2015
In the talks with the EU, the Syriza government is preparing to implement new austerity measures and "respect the European rules."
By Robert Stevens, 12 February 2015
The talks in Brussels on Greek bailout terms failed to reach agreement even on a statement of principles as to how discussions should proceed.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 February 2015
The Greek government has announced a ten-point program that retains large parts of the previous government’s austerity program.
By Robert Stevens, 10 February 2015
On Wednesday, a meeting of finance ministers from the euro zone countries will discuss the Greek crisis.
By Nick Beams, 9 February 2015
British Chancellor George Osborne has indicated the UK government has made preparations for the Greek exit from the euro zone.
By Peter Schwarz, 7 February 2015
Syriza leaders are traveling across Europe to assure governments they can rely on the party to push through “deep reforms."
By Robert Stevens, 6 February 2015
At a press conference with his German counterpart, Greece’s new finance minister pleaded with the European powers to “use us to implement the European programme.”
By Nick Beams, 6 February 2015
The European Central Bank has tightened its grip on both the Greek government and the country’s banking system.
By Alex Lantier, 5 February 2015
As Syriza leaders reiterate their willingness to accommodate the demands of European governments, the banks are pressing for intensified attacks on the working class in Greece.
By Ulrich Rippert, 5 February 2015
The position of the German ruling class is that the elections in Greece must have no impact on the policies dictated by the European banks and their political representatives.
By Robert Stevens, 4 February 2015
The Financial Times lauded Syriza’s request for “debt swaps” as deserving of a “full and even sympathetic hearing.”
By Robert Stevens, 2 February 2015
If Greece fails to reach an agreement with its creditors on €3.5 billion due in February and March, funding could be withdrawn from its banks.
By Robert Stevens, 30 January 2015
The bourgeois character of the new Greek government is exposed first of all in Syriza’s political alliance with the Independent Greeks, a right-wing nationalist party.
By Robert Stevens, 29 January 2015
Panos Kammenos, leader of the right-wing Independent Greeks, has built close links to the military and demanded his party be given control over defence.
By James Cogan, 29 January 2015
Socialist Alternative’s enthusiasm stems from years of promoting illusions in Syriza and presenting it as a model for new “left” formations internationally.
By Peter Schwarz, 28 January 2015
The new government of Alexis Tsipras has unleashed a wave of enthusiasm within pseudo-left organisations in Greece and internationally.
By Robert Stevens, 28 January 2015
The Independent Greeks party, Syriza’s coalition partner, is a staging post for some of the most reactionary layers in Greek society.
By Robert Stevens, 27 January 2015
Syriza‘s programme has been developed in close collaboration with sections of international finance capital.
By Chris Marsden, 27 January 2015
Syriza has come to power based upon a programme that articulates the interests of a powerful section of the Greek bourgeoisie and more privileged sections of the upper-middle class.
By Alex Lantier, 26 January 2015
While the election result reflects broad popular opposition to austerity in Greece and across Europe, Syriza is committed to the EU, the euro and the defense of capitalism.
On-the-spot coverage from Greece
By our reporters, 26 January 2015
The economic crisis has forced hundreds of thousands of Greek workers and young people to leave the country in search of jobs and better prospects.
By Peter Schwarz, 24 January 2015
Despite its left-wing facade, Syriza is a bourgeois party that rests on affluent layers of the middle class.
By our reporters, 24 January 2015
Alexis Tsipras promised that, should his party come to power, it would guarantee the existing political and social order.
By our reporters, 23 January 2015
Mass unemployment has been a permanent feature of Greek life since the imposition of austerity measures in 2010.
By our reporters, 22 January 2015
Tens of thousands of Greeks now rely on food handouts and soup kitchens as a consequence of devastating austerity measures.
By Robert Stevens, 21 January 2015
The Greek sections of the International Socialist Tendency and the Committee for a Workers International are backing SYRIZA as it prepares to take power in defense of capitalism.
By Robert Stevens, 16 January 2015
The Financial Times is trumpeting SYRIZA’s policy because it offers rich pickings for the global financial oligarchy
By Robert Stevens, 8 January 2015
SYRIZA is asking the pseudo-left outfits to join a government dedicated to the defence of capitalism.
By Robert Stevens, 6 January 2015
SYRIZA’s programme has been developed in the course of intense discussions with leading political representatives of the international financial elite.
By Robert Stevens, 30 December 2014
The fall of the New Democracy-led government is an expression of a deep crisis of bourgeois rule in Greece and heightens political instability across Europe.