Across Europe, lockdown measures have slowed the transmission of COVID-19, but the consequences for precarious workers and those in poor housing conditions have often been bleak. A socialist response has to go beyond telling us to stay at home — it has to challenge the deeper inequalities the pandemic has exposed.
Panagiotis Sotiris works as a journalist in Athens and teaches at the Hellenic Open University. He is a member of the Historical Materialism editorial board.
Five years after Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras capitulated to the Troika, the Left’s challenge to European neoliberalism is weaker than ever. The Greek case showed how the Left could exploit ruling-class crisis — but also the tragic consequences of a failure to prepare for power.
The European Memoranda imposing austerity on Greece came to an end last week. But the country still has no way out of its crisis.
A Mélenchon victory wouldn’t solve Europe’s crisis, but it will put us in a better position to rebuild the movements that can.
One year after taking power, Greece’s Syriza government is facing a wave of popular discontent.
Syriza won handily in Sunday’s Greek election. What lessons are to be drawn from the results?
Ahead of the Greek elections tomorrow, Popular Unity remains the best hope for the radical left.
It’s time for a united front on the Greek left against austerity and for a rupture with the eurozone.
For Greece, only a “no” vote on Sunday can make possible a lasting anti-austerity alternative.
On a Greek left dominated by Syriza and the Communist Party, Antarsya is often overlooked. Where did the organization come from and where is it going?