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What now for Greece? What now for the left?

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What now for Greece? What now for the left?

Logics of financial capital are all the more powerful blended with cultural logics. From now on, do Greeks need to keep their “orientalist radar” active wherever they go? [...]

July 15, 2015 Author: Andreas Chatzidakis

Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

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Greece: Interview with negotiations insider

In this interview with Mediapart, a senior advisor to the Greek government, who has been at the heart of the past five months of negotiations between Athens and its international creditors, reveals the details of what resembles a game of liar’s dice over the fate of a nation that has been brought to its economic [...]

July 8, 2015 Author: Christian Salmon

On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

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On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

"Both for the periphery and for many parts of the lower classes in the core countries it is becoming more and more apparent that capitalism cannot deliver anymore..." [...]

July 15, 2014 Author: Idemo dalje

Denmark: The success of the Right is due to the shortcomings of the Left

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Denmark: The success of the Right is due to the shortcomings of the Left

The rise of the Eurosceptic Right cannot just be dealt with moralising criticism. [...]

May 30, 2014 Authors: Esben Bøgh Sørensen, Søren Mau

Greece: The unsolvable equation

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Greece: The unsolvable equation

The crisis in Greece and Europe, the four sociopolitical currents it generated and the ongoing conflict between them. [...]

December 31, 2013 Author: Kostas Gardounis

The objective and the subjective

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The objective and the subjective

From the standpoint of relatives and friends, it is the overwhelming loss of two young people: a zero point of no return. As leftists and antifascists, we do not feel any vindication or satisfaction whatsoever for the fact that two opponents of ours are dead. We’d rather have them politically marginalised or in prison, had [...]

November 3, 2013 Author: Demosthenes Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos

Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

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Thought it was safe to forget Greece? Think Again

Just before Christmas, I met with former Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou, and he talked about how excited he was to spend the holidays abroad, where -- unlike in Greece -- he could roam freely without a security detail. His holiday didn’t go quite as expected. [...]

January 15, 2013 Author: Megan Greene

Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

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Greece: 153 “Yes”, thousands of “No”

Early in the evening of Monday 5th of November, the Ministry of Finance finally submitted the much-anticipated bill. One single article, 216 pages! In an unprecedented move that totally undermined the democratic processes, the MPs were called to study, discuss and vote on it in less than 48 hours’ time. [...]

November 7, 2012 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

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“Democracy” in the time of… austerity

I have spent many hours arguing to friends and comrades why I do not believe that we are governed by a “junta”, because these comparisons do more harm than good; because the situation is disappointing but it is not a “junta”. The truth is that lately I am less and less willing to do that. [...]

November 4, 2012 Author: Stratis Mpournazos

Plebs in London

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Plebs in London

Andrew Mitchell was, until September the 4th, a member of the government, the most classist cabinet Britain has seen since the beginning of the 90s. The Minister for International Development passed by bike in front of the police guards of the Ministry, to whose polite request for an ID, he yelled amiss and multiple times [...]

October 28, 2012 Author: Thodoris Rakopoulos