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  • Interview with Alexis Tsipras:
  • "Austerity is a Dead End"

  • 03 Aug 15
  • „Under adverse conditions and with a difficult balance of forces within Europe and the world, we tried to assert the point of view of a people and the possibility of an alternative path. Ultimately, even if the powerful were able to impose their will, what remains is the absolute confirmation on the international level that austerity is a dead end. This process has established a completely new landscape in Europe.”
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  • We need a Plan B: for another Europe, for all of Europe!

  • By Walter Baier, Elisabeth Gauthier | 16 Jul 15
  • After five months of negotiations conducted in an authoritarian and arrogant manner, 18 heads of state and government of the Euro-group under the leadership of Germany’s finance minister, have forced an agreement on Greece’s democratically elected government that contradicts SYRIZA’s electoral programme and negates the results of the July 5 referendum.
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  • “This Eurogroup list of demands is madness”
  • Paul Krugman: Killing the European Project

  • 13 Jul 15
  • Suppose you consider Tsipras an incompetent twerp. Suppose you dearly want to see Syriza out of power. Suppose, even, that you welcome the prospect of pushing those annoying Greeks out of the euro.
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  • Statement by 'Blockupy goes Athens', July 12
  • Understanding the Defeat Means Preparing a Victory

  • 12 Jul 15
  • The Greek Dilemma and Us. Nine provisional considerations after both the popular Oxi and Syriza’s Yes to the Memorandum. This is being written after the vote in the Greek parliament and before the final decision of the Eurogroup. At the moment, everything is open, and we are certain of only a couple of things. Almost everything can change, but some things will remain true.
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  • ETUC Open Letter to EU Leaders

  • 07 Jul 15
  • The European Trade Union Confederation issued an important open letter, considering the historical dimension in the confrontation between the European institutions and the Greek government.
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  • Preface
  • Syriza and Europe
  • Essays
  • Divisions in Europe and Challenges for the Left
  • European Elections: A Snapshot of the Balance of Power
  • Activity Report
  • Book Order

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