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Germany: PSG holds meetings in defence of Greek workers

By Marianne Arens, December 22, 2012

The Partei für Soziale Gleichheit (Socialist Equality Party) recently held a series of meetings in Germany under the slogan “Defend Greek workers.”

Social discontent grows in Greece against austerity

By Christoph Dreier, December 21, 2012

Workers are vehemently opposed to the implementation of the most recent cuts package, in particular the massive layoffs planned for the public sector.

The destruction of health care in Greece

By Ernst Wolf, December 8, 2012

Five austerity packages within the space of two and a half years have reduced the health system in Greece to the level of a developing country.

Austerity without end

By Peter Schwarz, November 29, 2012

The main message from Monday’s meeting of euro zone finance ministers is that the Greek people confront years, if not decades, of austerity.

No debt reduction for Greece

By Peter Schwarz, November 28, 2012

Euro zone finance ministers rejected calls by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), among others, for debt relief for the highly indebted country.

SYRIZA leader visits Barcelona to prop up Greens and Stalinists

By Alejandro López, November 26, 2012

Alexis Tsipras attended a public meeting in Catalonia just three days before the regional elections.

Greece in the grip of the EU

By Christoph Dreier, November 22, 2012

The latest draft of the credit agreement between the Troika and the Greek government envisages the virtual abrogation of all the legal powers of parliament.

The troika calls for further cuts in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, November 17, 2012

The report presented November 12 by the troika paints a devastating picture of Greece’s economic prospects.

SYRIZA leader Tsipras offers his services to the troika

By Christoph Dreier, November 14, 2012

Under conditions of growing popular resistance to austerity, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras is preparing to succeed the unstable government of Greece in order to suppress workers’ protests.

Euro zone finance ministers demand deeper cuts in Greece, Europe

By Robert Stevens, Jordan Shilton, November 13, 2012

A meeting of euro zone finance ministers on Monday delayed a further 31.5 billion euros in aid to Greece.

Strikes continue in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, November 10, 2012

Following parliamentary adoption of the fifth package of austerity measures, strikes are continuing in much of the Greek public sector.

What way forward for workers in Greece?

By Christoph Dreier, November 9, 2012

While this week’s strikes and mass protests show the immense potential power of the Greek workers, the policy of the trade unions and their political allies is aimed at suffocating the struggle to defeat the austerity measures.