Tag Archives: Greece

Macedonia crisis: clarity not ambiguity against the nationalist right’s offensive

  This is a press release from Popular Unity in Greece highlighting the intervention of its leader Panagiotis Lafazanis this week in advance of a second nationalist right wing rally, this time in Athens this coming Sunday. It is headlined: … Continue reading

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Return of the Macedonia-naming issue, and what it means for developments on the Greek right

Some 90,000 people took part in a right wing nationalist demonstration in Thessaloniki (Salonika) in northern Greece yesterday, according to police figures. It was a national demonstration, with 500 buses bringing people in and delegations from as far as Crete, … Continue reading

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‘How can you rape a whore?’

Those were the words of Jack Maury, the head of the CIA station in Athens, upon being asked whether the military coup in Greece that began with tanks on the street 50 years ago represented “the rape of democracy”. The … Continue reading

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France in the streets: against the government and EU

This column first appeared at Counterfire  There is a ferocious battle taking place in France to defend workers’ rights and wages against the new labour law. It pits working people and youth against the government. The government of Francois Hollande … Continue reading

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Refugees and the end of liberal Europe

In so far as it was ever a reality, the era of a liberalising Europe with diminished national tensions and ethnic conflict is over. The structures of official Europe – that is the European Union, the eurozone and their capitalist, … Continue reading

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