Occupied London coverage of the September 26 General Strike, including live updates

Nieuws, gepost door: opstand op 25/09/2012 09:07:36

Wanneer: 25/09/2012 - 20:51

As a new round of austerity cuts is about to inflict even more misery, people on the ground in Greece are gearing up for the strike of Wednesday, September 26, the first called by mainstream unions in the country since February 12th. Follow our September 26 tag for updates throughout the day.

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Hundreds of thousands of Greeks march against austerity

General strike brings country to a halt in first confrontation with three-month-old government

In one of the biggest demonstrations in the capital in recent years, as many as 200,000 marched on the Greek parliament, according to unions in the public and private sector, which called the strike to oppose new wage and pension cuts – the price of further rescue funds from international lenders.


Summer 2012, a report from Greece

1. Arrival in Thessaloniki. It is July 5 and I just have arrived in Thessaloniki full of questions concerning the political situation in Greece. My trusted and knowledgeable friend meets me at the airport. In response to my impatient questions he immediately begins the tale of what happened in Greece and in Thessaloniki in particular over the last year, as he drives us into the city.


Greece: Trying to understand SYRIZA - Paul Mason

SYRIZA is an acronym signifying “Coalition of the Radical Left”. It’s key component is a party called Synaspismos, itself an umbrella group of the far left in Greece.

Alexis Tsipras is the 38 year old leader of the Synaspismos party, and rose to prominence as its candidate for the mayor of Athens in 2006. Tsipras originated from the youth wing of the Communist Party, the KKE.

lees verder;http://libcom.org/library/greece-trying-understand-syriza-paul-mason

Without You, Not a Single Cog Turns…

A text written some days after the conflict between the rioters and the stalinists on 20 October 2011 (the second day of a 48 hour general strike) in front of the greek parliament .

“The way things are today, only when people are frightened will they take to the streets; and they will come out abruptly, all at once… Then, the KKE 1 will be enlisted to stop them.” This impressively precise prediction was made by an old Trotskyist in a chat over a coffee in 2007. In this text, we look into the overt emergence of the KKE as police 2 , this important event of 20th October, its meaning for the development of the class struggle in Greece and how this relates to the development of the crisis.

lees verder...http://libcom.org/library/without-you-not-single-cog-turns%E2%80%A6

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