Parchment in the Fire: “Syriza has failed.”

For the Greek economist, the single currency has simply allowed Berlin to dominate the European market and to become a global exporter country: “The Euro was a disaster”. And on Greece he adds: “Syriza shows us what we should not do and how we should not organize ourselves. Those who want to change things from […] ...

Alberta Politics: The Top 10 Alberta political news stories of 2016: AlbertaPolitics.ca’s picks

PHOTOS: Alberta NDP Premier Rachel Notley. Below: Calgary MLA Sandra Jansen, elected as a Progressive Conservative and now a member of the NDP, Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee, and the late Jim Prentice, the last PC premier of Alberta. 2016: It was the International Year of the Bean. I kid you not … OK, technically, ...

Parchment in the Fire: Greece: A Country for Sale | Jacobin

Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza government have overseen privatizations at a scale unseen since German reunification. Source: Greece: A Country for Sale | Jacobin Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Greece, privatization, Syriza

Alberta Politics: Second verse, same as the first! Notley Government decrees no change to Alberta’s royalty regime

PHOTOS: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, surrounded by Calgary New Democrat MLAs in this screen shot of yesterday morning’s news conference in Calgary, announces her new government’s new royalty policy, which is pretty much the same as the old government’s old royalty policy. Below: A screen shot of royalty panel chair Dave Mowat at the same ...

Parchment in the Fire: One Year on, Syriza has sold its soul for power

by Costas Lapavitsas Today marks a year since a radical left government was elected in Greece; its dynamic young prime minster, Alexis Tsipras, promising a decisive blow against austerity. Yanis Varoufakis, his unconventional finance minister, arrived in London soon after and caused a media sensation. Here was a government that disregarded stuffy bourgeois conventions and ...

Michal Rozworski: 2015: Year in review

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Podcast151230-Year-in-Review.mp3   As 2015 comes to a close, here’s a podcast and a post that’s something in between a best of and a year in review. It’s a look back at some of my interviews from 2015, both in terms of significant subjects and personal favourites. First up, it is interesting to follow my sequence of ...

Michal Rozworski: Creative resistance: Interview with Andreas Karitzis

After Syriza accepted a third austerity memorandum for Greece and called early elections, much of its leadership left the party. Some formed Popular Unity, while others are still searching for a new home to continue the fight against austerity. Andreas Karitzis is among the latter. Until this summer, he was a member of Syriza’s central ...

Michal Rozworski: Podcast: What’s next for anti-austerity in Portugal and Greece?

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Podcast151028-Portugal-and-Greece.mp3   Two updates from Southern Europe this week: Catarina Principe brings us up-to-date on the situation in Portugal and Andreas Karitzis recounts the search for a new politics in Greece after (and under the rule of) Syriza. My first guest, Catarina Principe, is an prominent activist in Portugal’s Bloco, or Left Bloc, the country’s ...

Parchment in the Fire: Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | ekathimerini.com

So divided has SYRIZA’s youth wing become over the direction of Greece’s leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting. Source: Ahead of Greek election, SYRIZA’s ‘lost generation’ deserts Tsipras | Comment | ...

Parchment in the Fire: Introducing Popular Unity | Jacobin

Introducing Popular Unity | Jacobin. Filed under: Greece Tagged: Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Greek Left, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: Podemos, Greece and the hot Spanish autumn

Podemos, Greece and the hot Spanish autumn. Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Podemos, Spain, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: Why Greece’s ritual humiliation won’t kill off Europe’s revolutionary Left – Telegraph

Why Greece’s ritual humiliation won’t kill off Europe’s revolutionary Left – Telegraph. Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, European left, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza

Political Eh-conomy: “Can ‘people over profits’ become a reality in Greece?”

This is the full transcript of my podcast interview with John Milios; it appeared earlier this week in Jacobin. John is a prominent figure within Syriza; he was the party’s chief economic advisor until earlier this year and is also a member of the party’s central committee, one of the 109 who signed a letter last week opposing ...

Michal Rozworski » Political Eh-conomy: “Can ‘people over profits’ become a reality in Greece?”

This is the full transcript of my podcast interview with John Milios; it appeared earlier this week in Jacobin. John is a prominent figure within Syriza; he was the party’s chief economic advisor until earlier this year and is also a member of the party’s central committee, one of the 109 who signed a letter last week opposing ...

Parchment in the Fire: SYRIZA’s Thessaloniki Programme vs. Euro-Troika Austerity

Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: SYRIZA’s Stability Rocked by New Memorandum

Filed under: Eurozone crisis, Greece, Syriza Tagged: Eurozone Crisis

Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: Syriza’s John Milios, “I will continue to fight against austerity”

https://politicalehconomy.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/podcast150720-greece-milios.mp3   Greece continues to be in flux. Two weeks ago, the Greek people voted over 60% No in a referendum on further austerity. One week ago, the Greek government agreed to a new Memorandum in principle after an all-night negotiation, described at times as “mental water-boarding”. Finally, last Wednesday, the first pieces of enabling legislation ...

Michal Rozworski » Political Eh-conomy: Podcast: Syriza’s John Milios, “I will continue to fight against austerity”

http://rozworski.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/podcast150720-greece-milios.mp3   Greece continues to be in flux. Two weeks ago, the Greek people voted over 60% No in a referendum on further austerity. One week ago, the Greek government agreed to a new Memorandum in principle after an all-night negotiation, described at times as “mental water-boarding”. Finally, last Wednesday, the first pieces of enabling legislation ...

Parchment in the Fire: Capitalism and Democracy in Greece

There has been no paucity of allusions to Greek tragedy when discussing the current negotiations between Greece and its European creditors: Syriza caught between Scylla of austerity and the Charibdas of ‘Grexit’; Greece’s Sisyphean task of paying down its debt through contractionary austerity policies; the Pyrrhic victory of the no campaign in the austerity referendum; ...

Parchment in the Fire: Cracks in the Deal? | Jacobin

Cracks in the Deal? | Jacobin. Filed under: Austerity, Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: A Soft Coup in Greece

Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, debt, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza

Parchment in the Fire: #ThisIsACoup

Filed under: Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza

Political Eh-conomy: Austerity insanity: on the Greek proposals

Alternate title: #Gruster#$%k. My most recent piece from Ricochet on Syriza’s proposed austerity package. There is acrimony and division in Athens, after the Syriza government submitted a revised list of proposals to its creditors. Despite a resounding victory in last Sunday’s referendum for Oxi — the “no” vote rejecting creditor demands that Greece fall in ...

Michal Rozworski » Political Eh-conomy: Austerity insanity: on the Greek proposals

Alternate title: #Gruster#$%k. My most recent piece from Ricochet on Syriza’s proposed austerity package. There is acrimony and division in Athens, after the Syriza government submitted a revised list of proposals to its creditors. Despite a resounding victory in last Sunday’s referendum for Oxi — the “no” vote rejecting creditor demands that Greece fall in ...

Parchment in the Fire: The Alternative to Austerity | Jacobin

The Alternative to Austerity | Jacobin. Filed under: Austerity, Eurozone crisis Tagged: Austerity, Eurozone Crisis, Greece, Syriza