Athanasios Lazarou

SYRIZA heads new European left challenge

“For millions of people, the European dream has turned into a nightmare,” Alexis Tspiras, the leader of Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), said in a November 28 opinion piece in The Guardian.

Tsipras was explaining why he will campaign on behalf of the European Left party for president of the European commission in elections next May. He said he was driven by the “desire to reunite Europe and rebuild it on a democratic and progressive basis. There is an alternative to the present crisis and it is our duty and destiny to fight for it.”

Greece: Fresh fascist threat amid crisis

The 40th anniversary of the polytechnic uprising that helped end the Western-backed military junta in Greece was marked on November 17.

The date is a national day of remembrance and marks a defining moment in modern Greek history. The image of a tank battering down the gates to the student-occupied polytechnic school 40 years ago remains strong in the public consciousness.

To this day, it is illegal for the police and army to enter the university grounds.

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