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Greece: debt and memory of war

Memory is selective and therein lies an explanation for some of the deep animosity between Berlin and Athens in the current debt crisis.


Syriza’s Greece: whispers of battles past

The negotiations between Greece and the EU bring to mind Themistocles, a man who knew when to retreat and when to fight. 


Syriza and the banks: a Greek tale for U.S. workers

The banks declarations have been painfully exposed as lies, as Greece's economy has shrunk nearly one-third since it began following austerity policies.


Greece’s Tsipras declares end to austerity, favors jobless over creditors

Alexis Tsipras set his leftist government on a collision course with Greece's creditors, proclaiming an end to the era of austerity and "five years of bailout barbarity." 


Left victory in Greece breaks new ground

All eyes are on Greece, where left-wing Alexis Tsipras became the new prime minister on Monday, Jan. 26.


Celebrating Syriza victory, Greeks “finally feel some hope”

Radical left leader Alexis Tsipras took over Monday as austerity-wracked Greece's new prime minister.


Remembering a tragedy: How Cyprus became a nation divided

The illegal Turkish occupation has now gone on for some 40 years, and progressive minded people the world over should take a keen interest.


Europe: The sky's not falling

"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."


Greek unions hold 24-hour general strike against austerity

Transport grinds to a halt and schools close as thousands march through Athens in protest.




Presidential elections in Cyprus

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.

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