While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.
The current crisis in Greece and the Eurozone is fluid and far from settled.
The European debt crisis goes back to the end of the roaring '90s when the banks were flush with money and looking for ways to raise their bottom lines.
The situation in Greece is not unlike the dilemma facing workers in a multinational-owned factory that seems doomed to being moved overseas.
Shying away from political union now means the collapse of the Euro, the common market and the growth and economies of scale it promises.
Debtocracy, a free online movie distributed under Creative Commons license, exposes roots of Greece and Europe's debt crisis and offers an alternative to austerity policies.
If you rely on the major mass media to get a picture of what's going on in the world you probably think the economic crisis in Greece was caused by irresponsible Greek workers living high off the hog.