"The subjugation of democratic process to the markets was the reason why we have the crisis today...we predicted from the onset...that austerity-based policies would backfire."
Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.
This election is of significance because it took place in the context of the world crisis of capital. The crisis has hit Cyprus hard is due to the close connections of the nation's banks to the Greek economy.
Things are a little rocky in Europe these days.
As is widely known, the present financial crisis, a crisis of the system itself, has hit parts of Europe particularly hard.
Greece held a new election to correct the fact that in the last one, voters split their votes in such a way as to make the formation of a governing majority impossible.
A male Greek fascist politician physically assaulted two left-wing women members of parliament during a television show June 8.
Dimitris Papadimoulis was re-elected as a deputy for Syriza, the left coalition in Greece, on May 6. He presents his analysis.
Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.
The Greek Parliament early Monday morning approved austerity measures demanded by European bankers and financiers.