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Mikis Theodorakis: A Life of Music and Resistance

Muhammed Shabeer Peoples Dispatch
Mikis Theodorakis, who began his political life as a partisan in Greek resistance, remained a staunch opponent of imperialist aggression throughout his life. His musical compositions contributed to the cultural revolution in Greece.

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Yanis Varoufakis’s Doomed Fight Against Austerity

Emmett Rensin The New Republic
This volume is an insider's account of Greece's recent struggle to preserve the general welfare of its people in the fact of the belt-tighening demands of the managers of the international financial system. Reviewer Rensin offers an assessment.

Austerity Unbroken

Alp Kayserilioglu & Jannis Milios Jacobin
Syriza was elected a year ago today, only to retreat in the face of European pressure. Is there a way forward for the Greek left?

Greece: What a SYRIZA Government Will Do

Links, International Journal of Socialist Renewal
Below is the governmental program of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) announced by Alexis Tsipras at the Thessaloniki International Fair, September 15, 2014. According to the latest opinion poll, SYRIZA is at 36.5%, with a seven percentage point lead over the conservative New Democracy. The current contest for the presidency of Greece looks likely to lead to a new parliamentary election.

Report on the 1st Congress of SYRIZA, and Text of Political Resolution

Yiannis Bournous Transform!
In a press release after the end of the Congress, Alexis Tsipras stated: “The founding Congress of SYRIZA constitutes a big step, a historical landmark for the Greek Left and for democracy. Approximately 3500 delegates from all over Greece sealed the birth of the new political subject. With an open and lively democratic debate. ...To stop social destruction and rebuild Greece”.
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