By John Vasilopoulos, 15 December 2014
Panayiotis Baltakos, the force behind this move, is a former cabinet secretary under Prime Minister Antonis Samaris. He has close relations to the fascist Golden Dawn party.
By Robert Stevens, 11 December 2014
The Greek stock market fell by almost 13 percent on Tuesday after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras called early presidential elections.
By John Vassilopulos, 22 November 2014
Athens was placed on virtual lockdown by an enormous police presence just days after tens of thousands gathered to mark the military junta’s crushing of a student uprising 41 years ago.
By John Vassilopulos, 11 November 2014
Students protested a new testing regime that pits schools and students against one another in competition for education resources.
By John Vassilopoulos, 13 October 2014
The vote of confidence was taken after an opinion poll put pseudo-left opposition party SYRIZA ahead of the ruling New Democracy.
By Christoph Dreier, 27 September 2014
The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) is positioning itself to take the leading role in imposing austerity measures against the Greek population.
By John Vassilopoulos, 24 September 2014
Greek police carried out mass arrests and attacked demonstrators at a protest marking the first anniversary since the killing of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a fascist Golden Dawn member.
By Robert Stevens, 13 September 2014
Greece has to demonstrate that it has imposed the necessary attacks on workers living standards and will match an agreed timetable for further measures to receive additional loans.
By John Vassilopoulos, 6 August 2014
Four men on trial for opening fire on a group of Bangladeshi strawberry pickers were freed by a Greek court.
By John Vassilopoulos, 23 July 2014
Conditions at the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Pireaus facilities are notorious, with accidents being a common occurrence.
By John Vassilopoulos, 15 July 2014
Local police are playing a central role in silencing opposition to the inhuman conditions the workers face, including the non-payment of wages.
By John Vasssilopoulos, 8 July 2014
The Greek government has again used dictatorial measures to end a strike.
By John Vassilopoulos, 5 July 2014
Workers at the Public Power Corporation in Greece began a 48-hour strike from midnight on Wednesday.
By John Vassilopoulos, 24 June 2014
A total of 271 private meetings were held between the Greek delegation and Chinese investors.
By Robert Stevens, 20 June 2014
Laid-off cleaners, who were recently attacked by riot police, continued their protests this week.
By Robert Stevens, 14 June 2014
Virtually all loan funds go towards paying off Greece’s debt to international financial institutions.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 May 2014
The results of the election for the European Parliament in Greece reflect the population’s hostility to the government and the EU’s austerity policies.
By Stefan Steinberg, 20 May 2014
The central government in Athens suffered a blow in central populated areas of Greece in the regional and municipal elections held on Sunday.
By Stefan Steinberg, 12 April 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel flew to Athens Friday to bolster the prospects of the right-wing government of Antonis Samaras in the forthcoming European elections.
By Patrick Martin, 10 April 2014
The strike call was widely observed, but few workers attended rallies called by the two main union confederations, which have helped implement deep social cuts.
By John Vassilopoulos, 8 April 2014
Panayiotis Baltakos was seen as the “No. 2” man in the government, co-ordinating its policies.
By Robert Stevens, 1 April 2014
The latest agreement between the European Union-led troika and the Greek government includes measures to limit the right to strike.
By Robert Stevens, 24 March 2014
Under the slogan “politics for everyone”, founder Stavros Theodorakis advances the conception that it is possible to achieve a national economic revival within the framework of the capitalist profit system.
By Katerina Selin, 13 March 2014
Students in Greece protesting for the right to an education are facing prosecution and possible imprisonment.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 March 2014
The German president exhibited all of the dishonesty and hypocrisy that have become his political trademarks on his three-day trip to Greece.
By Robert Stevens, 28 February 2014
The closure of the entire state-run outpatient clinic network for one month to introduce the new Primary Healthcare Network could lead to thousands of job losses.
By Robert Stevens, 25 February 2014
One of the police raids took place at the Keratsini High School on February 8, where students questioned by police were singled out because they had participated in a protest occupation of the school in October.
By Robert Stevens, 10 February 2014
The SYRIZA coalition has acknowledged that if it came to power, it would pay back the vast bulk of the country’s debt.
By Robert Stevens, 29 January 2014
Demands for further austerity come after the Council of State ruled previous wage cuts to the armed forces, police, coast guard and firemen unconstitutional.
By Robert Stevens, 25 January 2014
Afghan and Syrian refugees were allegedly “pushed back” towards Turkey.
By Christoph Dreier, 19 December 2013
The 25 parties which make up the European Left have a long tradition of defending the bourgeois order.
By John Vassilopoulos, 12 December 2013
The death of a 13 year old girl in Greece, from carbon monoxide poisoning, is the latest of many social tragedies resulting from years of brutal austerity.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 December 2013
On Saturday the Greek parliament passed a budget for 2014 that includes further spending cuts and layoffs.
By Christoph Dreier, 20 November 2013
Four decades since the Greek junta attacked the Polytechnio in Athens, the Greek government is again threatening to attack protesting university staff and students.
By our reporter, 16 November 2013
At least 12 more migrants, reportedly fleeing the Syrian civil war and seeking to enter Europe, have drowned off the Greek island of Lefkada.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 November 2013
A vote of no confidence in the Greek government initiated by the largest opposition party, Syriza (Coalition of the Radical Left), failed by a wide margin on Sunday.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 November 2013
Former employees of the Greek public broadcaster called for public support as their occupation of the broadcast centre was brutally dispersed by police.
By Christoph Dreier, 7 November 2013
While the EU and IMF travelled to Athens for new talks, thousands of workers protested against mass layoffs, tax increases and cuts in social spending.
By Christoph Dreier, 6 November 2013
Though the circumstances of the attack remain unclear, the Greek ruling elite is pushing for greater police powers after the murder of two Golden Dawn members.
By Christoph Dreier, 14 October 2013
The Greek government is increasingly resorting to authoritarian methods to enforce planned redundancies in the face of mounting working class resistance.
By John Vassilopoulos, 8 October 2013
Greek trade unions, where the pseudo-left Syriza party plays a key role, are working to isolate and defeat the 5-week strike of university administrative workers.
By Robert Stevens, 7 October 2013
The arrest of fascist Golden Dawn party leaders was a long-planned operation, carried out amid escalating opposition to Greece’s coalition government.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 October 2013
Yesterday, Greek authorities released three of the fascist Golden Dawn deputies arrested after the murder of anti-fascist hip-hop musician Pavlos Fyssas.
By Christoph Dreier, 2 October 2013
Fearing that workers will begin to take the struggle against the fascists into their own hands, the Greek government has arrested leading members of Golden Dawn to bolster the credibility of the state.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 September 2013
On Saturday, 18 leading members of Golden Dawn, including the chairman of the party, Nikos Michaloliakos, were arrested.
By Christoph Dreier, 28 September 2013
Golden Dawn has been deliberately built up by the ruling class to spearhead the violent suppression of the working class.
By Christoph Dreier and Katerina Selin, 25 September 2013
As new evidence of official support for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn group emerges, unions and pseudo-left parties are trying to politically subordinate protests to the state.
By Christoph Dreier, 20 September 2013
On Thursday thousands again took to the streets in Greece to protest social cuts and the fascist murder of musician Pavlos Fyssas.
By Katarina Selin, 20 September 2013
The increase in suicides in Greece highlights the social decline which has taken place under the diktat of the European Union.
By Cristoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 19 September 2013
Fyssas was attacked by dozens of neo-Nazis whom eyewitnesses identified as supporters and members of Golden Dawn.
By Katerina Selin and Christoph Dreier, 19 September 2013
Protests were held in all major Greek cities Wednesday against the austerity measures of the Greek government and the European Union.
By John Vassilopoulos, 16 September 2013
Thousands protested in Greece after Golden Dawn supporters attacked Greek Communist Party (KKE) members, wounding nine.
By Robert Stevens, 6 September 2013
According to a report, the EU, ECB and IMF sent an email to the Greek government “insisting on liquidating state enterprises and dismissing their employees without compensation.”
By the WSWS International Editorial Board, 27 August 2013
Greek leftist Savas Michael-Matsas and academic Constantinos Moutzouris are the targets of a legal frame-up orchestrated by Greek fascists and their allies in the state.
By John Vassilopoulos, 14 August 2013
The visit by Greece’s fascist Golden Dawn party to Perama shipyard workers is an indictment of the trade union bureaucracy.
By Stefan Steinberg, 13 August 2013
The EU’s agency for the protection of European borders, Frontex, has worked with the Greek state to set up centres that are characterized by subhuman conditions.
By Christoph Dreier, 12 August 2013
During Antonis Samaras’ trip to Washington last week, Obama made clear that the US is prepared to back military repression to deal with increasing social opposition in Greece.
By Stefan Steinberg, 27 July 2013
The slashing of public sector jobs in Greece is part of an international offensive by the financial markets to eliminate all the social gains of the working class.
By Christoph Dreier, 19 July 2013
The Greek government has used the visit on Thursday by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble to impose a blanket ban on demonstrations in central Athens.
By Robert Stevens, 17 July 2013
Greek workers struck against the firing of thousands of public sector employees.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 July 2013
Greek municipal workers went on strike Monday in response to government plans to carry out further redundancies in the public services.
By Robert Stevens, 5 July 2013
A deal expected over the weekend between the “troika”and the Greek government will have further devastating austerity as its centerpiece.
By Robert Stevens, 27 June 2013
A crisis-ridden Greek government, composed of New Democracy and PASOK, announced a new cabinet following the resignation of the Democratic Left from the coalition.
By Christoph Dreier, 22 June 2013
DIMAR chairman Fotis Kouvelis announced that his party would leave the Greek government coalition yesterday, amid protests over the shutdown of public broadcaster ERT.
By Robert Stevens, 19 June 2013
The restructuring of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation is part of government and EU plans to impose 150,000 job losses in the public sector by 2015.
By Christoph Dreier, 14 June 2013
Tens of thousands of workers protested the closure of the Greek public broadcaster on Thursday, defying threats of arrest.
By Christoph Dreier, 13 June 2013
On Tuesday night, Greek police stopped transmission of the public broadcasting service, which is slated for restructuring and large-scale job cuts.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 June 2013
Trade unions and pseudo-left groups organized a so-called Alter-Summit in Athens, backing the European Union institutions that impose austerity throughout Europe.
By Robert Stevens, 1 June 2013
For the working class, there has been a drastic reversal in living standards, growing mass unemployment and savage cuts in social spending.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 May 2013
Tensions have risen in the Greek government over draft legislation against racist incitement and state financing of the fascist party Golden Dawn.
By Chris Marsden, 18 May 2013
The decision by leaders of the OLME teachers union to abandon an agreed strike in the face of civil mobilisation orders has delivered a serious blow to the entire Greek working class.
By Christoph Dreier, 16 May 2013
Greek teachers have voted to oppose the mobilisation order of the government and begin strike action on Friday.
By Christoph Dreier, 15 May 2013
The public service trade union federation, ADEDY, has made clear that it will not mobilize public employees to defend the teachers.
By Christoph Dreier, 14 May 2013
Greek police served 88,000 high school teachers with civil mobilization orders on Monday.
By Robert Stevens, 13 May 2013
The New Democracy, social democratic PASOK and Democratic Left coalition government signed a civil mobilisation order Saturday to outlaw a teachers strike, scheduled to begin on May 17.
By Robert Stevens, 10 May 2013
The IMF’s report follows the agreement made between the “troika” and the coalition government of New Democracy, PASOK and the Democratic Left last month.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 May 2013
Police intervened to prevent supporters of the Greek fascist party Golden Dawn from carrying out a food distribution in Athens’ Syntagma Square.
By Robert Stevens, 2 May 2013
Public transport ground to a halt in the capital Athens, with no train or ferry services operating.
By Christoph Dreier, 30 April 2013
The Greek parliament has voted to dismiss 15,500 public service workers and slash the minimum wage.
By Robert Stevens, 19 April 2013
Under terms agreed with the “troika” some 15,000 public sector workers will lose their jobs by the end of 2014, including 4,000 jobs this year.
By Chris Marsden, 19 April 2013
Thirty or more migrant workers have been wounded in a shooting on a strawberry farm in southern Greece. Eight of the workers remain in critical condition.
By Robert Stevens, 13 April 2013
Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem has warned that Greece needed to “speed up its efforts” in order to comply with the troika’s austerity programme.
By Christoph Dreier, 4 April 2013
The alliance with right-wing nationalists clearly shows SYRIZA’s class character.
By Robert Stevens, 2 April 2013
The cynically-named Athena Plan, calling for mass closures of universities and technical institutions, was passed in flagrant violation of the Greek constitution.
By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2013
Fresh from its financial looting of Cyprus, the European bourgeoisie is threatening to withhold funds from Greece unless it complies with mass sackings in the public sector.
By Robert Stevens, 23 March 2013
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s SYRIZA spoke in London at several events last week.
By Cristoph Dreier, 13 March 2013
Some 68 years after the end of Nazi rule in Europe, fascistic organizations are again part of official politics, and entire ethnic groups are deported and humiliated.
By Christoph Dreier, 11 March 2013
As the social crisis worsens in Greece, the ruling class is courting the fascist Golden Dawn group to help it suppress popular opposition.
By Robert Stevens, 6 March 2013
The primary demand of the troika is that there be no retreat on plans to slash the number of civil service employees.
By Robert Stevens, 2 March 2013
Politicians have been in contact with military personnel over how to respond to an “explosion” of social unrest against government austerity measures.
By Robert Stevens, 25 February 2013
Mass unemployment exists in Greece, with many “working poor” unable to meet their basic needs.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013
Tens of thousands of Greek workers went on strike on Wednesday to protest government austerity measures and attacks on the right to strike.
By Christoph Dreier, 21 February 2013
The Greek Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) has expelled one of its members from a parliamentary committee after he distanced himself from anti-Turkish chauvinism and the Greek army.
By Robert Stevens, 16 February 2013
In the face of a deepening slump and growing government repression, workers throughout Greece have continued strikes and protests ahead of a general strike February 20.
By Robert Stevens, 8 February 2013
The WSWS replies to a criticism of “Pseudo-left conceals refusal of SYRIZA, PASOK and trade unions to oppose Golden Dawn.”
By Christoph Dreier, 7 February 2013
The criminalization of striking workers harks back to the police state conditions that prevailed under the fascist regime of the Greek colonels some 40 years ago.
By Christoph Dreier, 5 February 2013
The Greek government has announced that it intends to ban a strike by ferry workers against wage cuts and sackings and place the workers under martial law.
By Christoph Dreier, 1 February 2013
On Thursday Greece witnessed numerous protests and strikes against the government’s austerity measures and its brutal crackdown against strikers.
By Christoph Dreier, 29 January 2013
The invocation of emergency powers and use of state violence to smash the Athens subway strike has shattered all claims that it is possible to shift the policy of the state by mass pressure from below.
By Christoph Dreier, 28 January 2013
The Greek government has turned to state repression to halt sympathy strikes after using emergency powers and police violence to break the Athens subway strike.