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Tsipras Dodges Responsibility Once Again Despite New Blow to Greek Economy

"Elections are a celebration of democracy" is a slogan that has often been heard from the lips of SYRIZA members. The key word here is "celebration," as SYRIZA members and voters like to celebrate. In the past few months, SYRIZA...

Greek Govt Comments On Lafazanis' New Anti-Bailout Movement

The Greek government defended the country's new rescue program on Thursday, commenting on the decision of SYRIZA Left Platform leader Panagiotis Lafazanis to announce the "social and political formation" of a "unitary movement" against the Memorandum. According to government sources, "Panagiotis Lafazanis' decision to announce the...

SYRIZA Hard Leftists to Start New Party in Greece

SYRIZA Left Platform leader Panagiotis Lafazanis has indirectly announced the creation of a new political party by calling Greek people to join a new anti-bailout movement. Lafazanis has issued a written statement just when parliamentary committees began to debate the bailout...

Spanish Artists Send Message to Greeks

Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was inspired by the recent Greek referendum results, where the people said a big "No" to the measures proposed by Greece’s creditors. Furthermore, it drew inspiration from the Greek government recently revealing the existence of a...

Greek Government Denies Greek PM Interview to German Newspaper

On Thursday afternoon, the Greek government said that a supposed interview that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave to German newspaper Neues Deutschland, never took place. As a government announcement clarifies, the Greek version of German newspaper Deutsche Welle, which had first reported the...

SYRIZA Left Platform 'Show' Marks the Split in Greece's Ruling Party

The absurdity of Greece's ruling party is a mirror of the paradox of the country's public opinion and political thinking. Greece's most popular leftist party has a "Left Platform." On Monday night, SYRIZA's infamous Left Platform put on a...

Another Greek Generation Lost…

“Broke and beset by the stigma of unemployment, young Greek men are putting off serious relationships and extending their childhood indefinitely,” Greek journalist Yiannis Baboulias told the Telegraph. The British newspaper focused on the acute unemployment issue that younger generations...

The Gun Culture of Crete and World War II Memories

The island of Crete is home to great traditions and proud, defiant people who function mainly on tight kinship and friendship ties. Greece's largest and southernmost island has 620,000 people and its rich, fertile land and gorgeous seaside make it...

Death of Democracy

After last week’s referendum euphoria, authorizing the Tsipras administration to negotiate with creditors on the premise not to accept additional Memoranda, I felt proud to be Greek! I truly believed that Greece would shine again and protect the people against a...

Greek Govt Counts its Losses After Getting Vote of Approval on Proposals

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is assessing his political damages after "losing" 17 coalition Ministers and MPs who voted against or abstained in the crucial parliament vote on the Greek proposals to international creditors. It was no surprise that prominent extreme...