Turkish video shows Greek coast guard trying to sink refugee raft

By Kate Randall, 23 November 2015

More than 600,000 refugees from the Middle East and Africa have made the treacherous journey to Greece by sea, and thousands have drowned making the attempt.

The way forward in the struggle against austerity in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 13 November 2015

The growing opposition to Syriza’s austerity policies raises the urgent need for a comprehensive strategic and political reorientation of the working class.

The Political Lessons of Syriza’s Betrayal in Greece

Statement of the International Committee of the Fourth International

13 November 2015

The warnings of the ICFI and WSWS that Syriza was a pro-capitalist party, hostile to the working class, have been completely vindicated.

European Union steps up financial pressure on Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 11 November 2015

New bankruptcy regulations are aimed at enabling banks to seize apartments and houses.

Strikes and protests begin in Greece against Syriza austerity programme

By Robert Stevens, 7 November 2015

The demobilisation of the working class by the trade union apparatus has enabled Syriza to impose a further wave of savage cuts.

EU and Syriza prepare mass evictions in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 28 October 2015

The EU and Syriza are negotiating how to slash protections on eviction, which could lead to hundreds of thousands of Greek families being thrown onto the streets.

French president applauds Syriza’s austerity measures before Greek parliament

By Alex Lantier, 26 October 2015

François Hollande and Syriza have been working together closely to block the eruption of mass opposition in the working class to austerity across Europe.

Syriza launches drastic attack on pensions under terms of EU bailout of Greece

By Alex Lantier, 17 October 2015

Working closely with the EU, the Syriza government is trying to liquidate basic social rights won by the European working class in the 20th century.

Murder trial implicates leadership of fascist Golden Dawn in Greece

By Robert Stevens, 13 October 2015

Nikos Michaloliakos and other Golden Dawn officials are accused of being part of a criminal organisation.

Tsipras wins confidence vote in Greek parliament

By Robert Stevens, 8 October 2015

The vote paves the way for the passage of Syriza’s budget proposal, which unleashes a new round of savage cuts against a beleaguered population.

Syriza budget implements dictates of European banks

By Christoph Dreier, 6 October 2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that austerity was the “only way” out of the country’s crisis, declaring, “we have to tighten our belts.”

Former Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis denounces working class, praises British Tories

By Chris Marsden, 3 October 2015

Varoufakis is, in essence, Tony Blair in a Greek context—shaped by the same political events and drawing the same political conclusions.

Tsipras returns to US to offer up Greece for capitalist exploitation

By Robert Stevens, 30 September 2015

The Greek prime minister began a weeklong trip to the US Saturday, speaking Monday before the United Nations General Assembly.

Minister from Independent Greeks appointed by Tsipras forced to resign from Syriza-led coalition

By Robert Stevens, 26 September 2015

Tsipras, who appointed Kammenos, is well aware of the reactionary character of the Independent Greeks.

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras selects pro-austerity cabinet

By Robert Stevens, 24 September 2015

Syriza is committed to imposing the latest austerity memorandum, the harshest yet imposed on any European country.

Syriza’s Tsipras and Independent Greeks finalise new austerity coalition

By Robert Stevens, 22 September 2015

The main feature of the election was the massive abstention, resulting in the lowest turnout since the restoration of democracy after the fall of the military junta in 1974.

Syriza voted back into office amid mass abstention in Greek election

By Bill Van Auken, 21 September 2015

No party in the elections gave expression to the mass popular sentiment to reject austerity that was revealed in last July’s referendum.

Widespread disillusionment in Greece ahead of Sunday’s election

By Robert Stevens, 19 September 2015

According to polls, no party is close to winning a majority under the Greek electoral system.

Election program of Greece’s Popular Unity is a political fraud

By Christoph Dreier, 18 September 2015

The Popular Unity Party is seeking to cover its own tracks in the Syriza government and is presenting a nationalist program in the Greek elections.

Syriza attempts to rewrite history in futile effort to stem collapse in support

By Robert Stevens, 17 September 2015

Syriza’s programme claims that the July referendum that rejected austerity and which Syriza then betrayed was the party’s “crowning achievement.”

European allies of Syriza issue a reactionary “Plan B in Europe”

By Alex Lantier, 17 September 2015

Syriza’s allies have issued a nationalist “Plan B” strategy because their “Plan A,” the election of a Syriza government, has suffered political shipwreck.

The Socialist Equality Party of Germany reviews the lessons of Greece

By Marianne Arens, 17 September 2015

The PSG held a successful series of meetings on the lessons of the crisis in Greece in Leipzig and Bochum, with a final meeting in Frankfurt last Sunday.

Tsipras defends record of austerity in Greek election debate

By Alex Lantier, 15 September 2015

Monday’s debate was shaped by Syriza’s betrayal of its promises to end the European Union’s austerity policies.

A week before election, Greek conservatives neck and neck with Syriza

By Alex Lantier, 14 September 2015

What is being played out in Greece are the initial political consequences of Syriza’s betrayal of its electoral pledges to end austerity policies imposed by the European Union.

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part 3

By Katerina Selin, 14 September 2015

The German-dominated EU austerity measures imposed on Greece are directly in line with the Nazis’ World War II subjugation and plundering of the country.

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part two

By Katerina Selin, 12 September 2015

The occupation of Greece by Nazi Germany was the occasion for some of the worst crimes of World War II.

The crimes of the Nazis in Greece: Part one

By Katerina Selin, 11 September 2015

The occupation of Greece by Nazi Germany was the occasion for some of the worst crimes of World War II.

Why is Québec Solidaire silent about the betrayal of its “cousin” Syriza?

By Richard Dufour, 11 September 2015

Québec Solidaire’s silence on Syriza’s savage austerity measures is a warning that should it ever come to power it will also implement the diktats of big business.

Syriza prepares right-wing government coalition

By Christoph Dreier, 9 September 2015

Syriza leader Tsipras has made clear that, regardless of the result of the upcoming election, he will do everything possible to implement the new credit agreement with the EU.

PSG campaigns throughout Germany for public meetings on the crisis in Greece

By our correspondents, 7 September 2015

The balance sheet of the Syriza government, which is implementing unprecedented austerity measures, has been the subject of intense discussions during the campaign.

Syriza betrayal exposes role of Irish pseudo-left

By Dermot Quinn and Michael Lynch, 7 September 2015

Ireland’s pseudo-left are charting the course that their Greek counterparts have now taken to its logical conclusion.

Disaffection with Syriza mounts in Greece ahead of election

By Robert Stevens, 4 September 2015

In the weeks leading to the election, Syriza and the rest of Greece’s bourgeois parties are seeking to cement alliances to implement devastating attacks on the working class.

Polls show fall in support for Syriza ahead of Greek general election

By Robert Stevens, 31 August 2015

New elections to be held on September 20 are a political fraud aimed at suppressing the repeatedly-voiced anti-austerity sentiment of the Greek working class and youth.

Stalinism in Greece

By Christoph Dreier, 31 August 2015

This is a reply to a reader’s comment asking the WSWS to explain its differences with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

Syriza, pseudo-left maneuver ahead of Greek elections

By Christoph Dreier, 28 August 2015

The new elections triggered by Tsipras are aimed at imposing austerity measures against the wishes of the population and have nothing to do with democracy.

Greece’s Popular Unity: An attempt to create Syriza 2.0

By Robert Stevens, 26 August 2015

The main goal of Popular Unity is to prevent the Greek working class from drawing the lessons of the political criminality of Syriza.

German Left Party declares its support for Syriza’s Alexis Tsipras

By Peter Schwarz, 25 August 2015

The Left Party’s unconditional support for Tsipras as he maneuvers to implement deeply unpopular austerity measures says much about how the Left Party would govern in Germany.

Varoufakis documents Syriza's political treachery

By Robert Stevens, 24 August 2015

Varoufakis’ documentation of the reactionary, anti-socialist perspective of Syriza exposes the lies of the Left Platform and pseudo-left groups the world over.

EU backs Greece’s Tsipras as Left Platform splits from Syriza

By Robert Stevens, 22 August 2015

The new elections are part of a political conspiracy involving both Syriza and the newly formed Popular Unity Party to impose unpopular austerity measures.

In bid to ram through austerity package, Tsipras calls snap elections in Greece

By Alex Lantier, 21 August 2015

The snap election is a cynical attempt to boost Syriza’s vote before the austerity policies go into effect, in anticipation of a confrontation with the working class.

German “democrat” Heribert Prantl lauds vote on austerity for Greece

By Peter Schwarz, 21 August 2015

Heribert Prantl of the Süddeutsche Zeitung praised the Bundestag debate on the Greek austerity measures as “highly refreshing for parliamentary democracy.”

German parliament votes by a large majority for Greek austerity plan

By Peter Schwarz, 20 August 2015

The surrender by the Syriza government in Greece has clearly strengthened the Merkel government in Germany and the drive for austerity policies throughout Europe.

European parliaments move to back austerity measures for Greece

By Peter Schwarz, 19 August 2015

There is no serious opposition in a single European parliament to the brutal cuts being imposed on Greece, which mean untold misery for millions of workers and youth.

Scores of refugees die brutally in the Mediterranean

By Robert Stevens, 18 August 2015

At least 49 migrants died in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the coast of Libya Saturday, thought to have asphyxiated after inhaling fumes from fuel.

Refugees confront appalling conditions in the Balkans

By Martin Kreikenbaum, 18 August 2015

Refugees traveling the 4,000 kilometres between Syria and Germany, France and Sweden must endure a treacherous journey through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary.

Eurogroup approves austerity deal with Syriza-led Greek government

By Robert Stevens, 15 August 2015

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem welcomed Syriza’s passage of measures that will cut the living standards of millions of workers and further devastate the economy.

What does the “Jeremy Corbyn phenomenon” represent?

By Chris Marsden and Julie Hyland, 15 August 2015

While the support for British Labour politician Jeremy Corbyn represents a growth of oppositional sentiment, those looking to a Corbyn victory to provide an alternative to austerity will be cruelly disappointed.

Greek parliament votes for new round of austerity measures

Syriza’s Tsipras set to call vote of confidence

By Christoph Dreier and Chris Marsden, 14 August 2015

The measures backed by the Syriza-led government, in line with the demands of the European banks, are a further assault on Greek workers and youth, following years of brutal austerity measures.

Syriza government steps up repression of refugees

By Robert Stevens, 13 August 2015

Since Syriza came to office in January, its entire policy of dealing with refugees and asylum seekers has been based on repression.

Scottish Socialist Party defends Syriza

By Steve James and Chris Marsden, 13 August 2015

Scottish Socialist Party leader Colin Fox has made clear that what Syriza has done in Greece, the SSP would be more than ready to do in Scotland.

Syriza agrees to full list of EU austerity demands in new bailout plan

By Robert Stevens, 12 August 2015

The proposed deal, which accepts all the main demands of the "troika," will have catastrophic consequences for Greece’s already impoverished population.

Italian pseudo-left supports Syriza’s betrayal

By Marianne Arens, 11 August 2015

Italian pseudo-left politician Nichi Vendola is dissolving his SEL organisation and preparing to establish a new “political subject” modelled on Syriza.

International Viewpoint, Syriza and the fraud of Greece’s “Truth Committee” on debt

By Robert Stevens, 4 August 2015

Syriza’s initial support for a debt audit was merely a diversion to prevent any mobilisation of the working class against the EU and the Greek ruling class.

Syriza’s austerity policies pave way for far right in Greece

By Kumaran Ira, 4 August 2015

In pointing to the danger of the fascist Golden Dawn, Thanasis Kourkoulas, from Syriza’s Left Platform, is acting in political bad faith.

After Syriza’s capitulation, Troika demands brutal austerity programme

By Robert Stevens, 3 August 2015

According to a report in a leading Greek daily newspaper, the IMF has listed a further 16 austerity measures that must be passed by Syriza within three months.

The political bankruptcy of Syriza’s Left Platform

By Alex Lantier, 1 August 2015

By giving Tsipras a green light to negotiate more EU austerity, Syriza’s Central Committee has exposed the Left Platform’s claims that there is broad opposition to austerity within Syriza.

Former Greek finance minister Varoufakis facing calls for criminal prosecution

By Robert Stevens, 30 July 2015

Varoufakis faces charges that could lead to his imprisonment, including treason and participating in a criminal organisation.

Television programme shows how German companies benefit from privatisation in Greece

By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015

The “Trust Fund” is the centrepiece of the EU’s new austerity programme and is aimed at plundering the Greek economy.

Socialist Equality Party holds meeting in Berlin on Syriza and the crisis in Greece

By Verena Nees, 30 July 2015

The meeting put forward the position that the defence of the working class in Greece requires a united struggle by the entire European working class against austerity.

“We need a revolution”

Workers in Berlin speak out on the crisis in Greece

By our reporters, 29 July 2015

In discussions with German workers and youth, PSG supporters found widespread solidarity with the Greek population and opposition to the policies of the German government.

Syriza’s austerity policies expose the reactionary role of France’s NPA

By Alex Lantier and Anthony Torres, 29 July 2015

The NPA, having promoted Syriza as a great hope for the left, is politically responsible for the EU austerity measures Syriza is imposing against the Greek people.

Conflicts erupt over Syriza’s contingency planning for Greek euro exit

By Robert Stevens, 28 July 2015

Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis did contingency planning for a parallel banking system that could serve to reintroduce a Greek national currency.

Australian SEP meetings discuss political issues posed by Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By our reporters, 28 July 2015

The SEP meetings were the only public events in Australia to expose Syriza’s craven capitulation to German banks and the financial elites.

Widespread solidarity in Berlin with Greek workers

By Marianne Arens and Désirée Müller, 25 July 2015

Workers repeatedly declared their opposition to the policies of the German government and compared them to actions taken during the darkest chapters of German history.

France’s Lutte Ouvrière group covers for Syriza’s betrayal in Greece

By Stéphane Hugues, 25 July 2015

With the devastating character of Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek people exposed, LO is leaping to the defense of the Greek government.

The pseudo-left covers up for Syriza’s betrayal

By Alex Lantier, 24 July 2015

Aware that their brutal austerity policies will provoke mass anger as they go into effect in the coming months, Syriza officials are coming forward to defend their record.

The German Left Party defends Syriza’s betrayal

By Johannes Stern, 24 July 2015

The actions of Syriza in Greece have laid bare the thoroughly anti-working-class and pro-imperialist character of its political partners—in particular Podemos in Spain and the Left Party in Germany.

Greek parliament rubber-stamps new EU austerity plan

By Christoph Dreier and Alex Lantier, 23 July 2015

The parliament did not even have the time to read the 900-page draft dictated by the EU, submitted to it the day before Wednesday’s vote.

Troika representatives return to Athens

By Christoph Dreier, 22 July 2015

Officials of the European Central Bank, European Union and International Monetary Fund will work out the details of the third credit/austerity program imposed on Greece.

A letter from Athens: Taking stock of Syriza’s capitulation

By Evel Economakis, 22 July 2015

The WSWS has received this report from a reader in Athens, Greece on the reaction to Syriza’s agreement on a new round of brutal austerity measures.

Workers in Australia condemn Syriza and austerity in Greece

By our correspondents, 22 July 2015

“Greece is in conditions of war again, not a military war, but it’s akin to war—the type of poverty imposed on them.”

After Berlin dictates EU bailout of Greece

French ruling elite debates how to deal with Germany

By Kumaran Ira and Alex Lantier, 21 July 2015

While the French bourgeoisie supports harsh attacks on Greek workers, it is shocked by Berlin’s threat to unilaterally expel Greece from the euro zone.

The confessions of Yanis Varoufakis: The pseudo-left as a social type

By Chris Marsden, 20 July 2015

The former Greek finance minister described in a recent interview the “air of defeat” within the Syriza leadership following the landslide “no” vote in the July 5 referendum on EU austerity.

German parliament supports attacks on Greek workers

By Peter Schwarz, 18 July 2015

By a large majority, the German parliament has backed austerity measures that mean the impoverishment of the Greek people and the plundering of the country’s resources.

Tsipras expels critics of EU austerity deal from Greek cabinet

By Alex Lantier, 18 July 2015

The cabinet reshuffle aims to stabilize the Syriza government while it negotiates a new austerity memorandum with the European Union.

Racism and arrogance: Anti-Greek agitation in the German media

By Johannes Stern, 18 July 2015

The German media’s anti-Greek agitation brings to mind the darkest period of German history.

France’s Left Party applauds Syriza’s imposition of EU austerity

By Kumaran Ira, 18 July 2015

Despite the capitulation of Greece’s Syriza-led government to the European Union’s austerity dictates, Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s Left Party is hailing Tsipras’ party as a model of resistance.

German auto workers condemn austerity deal imposed on Greece

By our correspondents, 17 July 2015

Workers at GM-Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant denounced the brutal austerity measures imposed on Greece last weekend by the German government.

Greek parliament endorses EU-dictated austerity programme

By Chris Marsden, 16 July 2015

The legislation was overwhelmingly approved by a vote of 229 to 64, as the Greek government deployed riot police against protests outside of parliament.

Lessons from Greece: The pseudo-left in power

By Joseph Kishore, 15 July 2015

Syriza’s betrayal is all the more brazen because it occurred within days of a popular repudiation of EU ultimatums in a referendum called by the government itself.

Syriza government campaigns for Greek parliament to pass EU austerity package

By Alex Lantier, 15 July 2015

Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras criticized the plan he agreed upon with the EU, yet called on the Greek parliament to vote for it anyway.

A letter from Athens

15 July 2015

The WSWS recently received a letter from Greece on the Syriza betrayal.

UK Socialist Workers Party and Left Platform debate: Joint apologists for Syriza

By Paul Stuart and Paul Mitchell, 15 July 2015

Stathis Kouvelakis, the leader of the Left Platform within Syriza, said at a rally in London that it is impermissible to describe the government’s endorsement of savage austerity as a betrayal.

Greek bailout deal highlights monumental scale of Syriza’s betrayal

By Chris Marsden, 14 July 2015

The function of Greece’s parliament will be to rubber-stamp the transfer of real authority to Brussels and Berlin.

Defend the Greek workers! Oppose the diktat of Schäuble and Merkel!

By Partei für Soziale Gleichheit, 14 July 2015

The PSG (Socialist Equality Party) in Germany calls on workers throughout Europe to declare their solidarity with the workers in Greece and resist the German government and EU.

Berlin: Angry reaction to Syriza betrayal of Greek workers

By our reporters, 14 July 2015

Developments in Greece are being followed by broad layers of workers and youth in Germany.

The consequences of Syriza’s betrayal: From terms of surrender to terms of occupation

By Barry Grey, 13 July 2015

The EU is demanding terms that will condemn large sections of the Greek working class to destitution and turn the country into a virtual colony.

Tensions erupt in Europe as Berlin threatens to expel Greece from the euro

By Alex Lantier, 13 July 2015

The German government intends not only to reduce Greece to semi-colonial status, but to whip critics of its Greek policy, such as France and Italy, into line.

Syriza’s betrayal of the Greek working class

By Alex Lantier, 11 July 2015

With extraordinary speed, the Syriza-led government has repudiated the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum by proposing €13 billion in austerity measures.

Greek government approves brutal austerity measures in proposal to EU

By Alex Lantier, 10 July 2015

The €13 billion package of cuts, including regressive sales taxes and an increase in the retirement age, is a repudiation of the landslide “no” vote on austerity in Sunday’s referendum.

The significance of Greece

By Jerry White, 10 July 2015

In the face of economic blackmail and even threats of a military coup, the Greek working class overwhelmingly rejected the European Union’s austerity demands.

Tsipras petitions EU for new austerity deal

By Joseph Kishore, 9 July 2015

Following the landslide “no” vote in Sunday’s referendum, Tsipras is continuing the policy of retreat and surrender that his Syriza-led government initiated from its first day in office.

Euro zone summit rejects emergency funds for Greece, issues austerity ultimatum

By Barry Grey and Chris Marsden, 8 July 2015

Taking its lead from Germany, the euro zone summit laid plans for a meeting Sunday of the heads of all European Union states to discuss expelling Greece from the common currency.

On-the-spot report from Athens

Greek workers speak out after “no” vote on austerity

“This is the 21st century—we want more than this”

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 8 July 2015

The WSWS spoke to workers and young people in the aftermath of the overwhelming “no” vote last Sunday.

As EU denounces “no” vote, Tsipras moves to the right

By Chris Marsden, 7 July 2015

In response to the vote by Greek workers against austerity, the EU is demanding that its program of cuts be implemented, while Syriza lurches further to the right.

Mass demonstrations in Greece follow vote against EU austerity

By Robert Stevens and Christoph Dreier, 6 July 2015

Thousands gathered on Athens’ Syntagma Square Sunday evening after the emphatic rejection of austerity proposals of the European Union and the IMF.