Syriza’s defeat illustrates the inevitable devolution of those who want to achieve revolutionary changes without a revolution.
World in View: French electionsMay 15, 2017
France’s national elections will head to a run-off between fascist Marine Le Pen of the National Front party and liberal bourgeois centrist Emmanuel Macron of the En Marche party.
Call for Convention 2016February 28, 2016
Official Call for national gathering of News and Letters Committees to work out Marxist-Humanist perspectives for 2016-2017
Reader’s Views: November-December 2015, Part 2December 16, 2015
readers views, nov dec 2015, part 2
Greek crisis: austerity, revolt and illusionsAugust 30, 2015
Although the Greek masses reject the austerity program imposed on them by the European institutions, Syriza inexorably took a path to capitulation because it is rooted in the search for state power rather than the power of mass self-activity.
After the referendum: The ongoing Greek crisisJuly 8, 2015
The two opponents facing off in Greece for five years have been the Greek masses vs. the European rulers and their institutions. The No vote manifested the revolt against austerity. We explore the meaning of these events.
Readers’ Views, July-August 2015July 4, 2015
Black lives as Subject; Russia in crisis; Nothing about us without us; Homelessness in L.A.; Central Canada Alliance; Perspectives and philosophy; Elderly to the streets?; Women and Yemen half-peace; Labor and climate justice; Dialectic and women’s liberation; Voices from behind the bars
Greek masses in perilMay 6, 2015
The rulers’ economic squeeze on Greece is intended to be an ideological prison for the working masses of Europe. Left tendencies aim to use the state to save capitalism or move toward socialism—rather than releasing self-activity of masses in motion as the prime mover of social transformation.
Readers’ Views, March-April 2015, Part 1March 8, 2015
Revolt and Counter-Revolution, from Greece to Syria; Here Come the Reformers; Women’s Freedom; Against Racism
Editorial: Syriza’s many challengesMarch 7, 2015
The electoral victory of Greece’s Syriza party was an important first step in resisting austerity imposed on the Greek and European working classes as capitalism’s response to its own intractable crisis. Nothing could be in greater contradiction to the movement that lifted Syriza to prominence than the parliamentary alliance with the racist, theocratic Independent Greeks party.
Greece: postmodernism in power
Yanis Varoufakis, the Finance Minister in Greece’s Syriza government, shows where postmodernist attacks on Marx lead politically, declaring that the task of today’s Left is to save capitalism from itself.
News and Letters Committees Call for Plenum 2015March 3, 2015
Official Call for national gathering of News and Letters Committees to work out Marxist-Humanist perspectives for 2015-2016
On Greece and Syriza: Against the inhumanity of austerity, we pose the fullness of human liberation!February 4, 2015
The electoral victory of Greece’s Syriza represents resistance to brutal austerity. Alarms are raised by Syriza’s alliance with the racist, theocratic Independent Greeks party.
European racism and economic decayJanuary 27, 2015
In today’s economic crisis, Europe is haunted by the specters that were supposed to be overcome by the European economic union and the single currency Eurozone: the 20th century tendency to degenerate into vile nationalism, genocidal racism and the barbarism of total war.
Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revoltJuly 10, 2012
by Franklin Dmitryev
When the bailout of banks in Spain, the Eurozone’s fourth largest economy, was announced on June 9, the immediate reactions revealed the two worlds that exist in every country. The Spanish masses intensified their protests, marching directly on both banks and government, while Greek and Spanish workers exchanged messages of solidarity against the [=>]
July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters is on the webJuly 8, 2012
News & Letters, Vol. 57, No. 4
Lead: Spain, Greece, Europe: capitalist crisis and revolt
When the bailout of banks in Spain was announced on June 9, the immediate reactions revealed the two worlds that exist in every country. The Spanish masses intensified their protests, marching directly on both banks and government, while Greek and Spanish [=>]