syriza

Austerity might seem to visit an element of justice on the spendthrift borrowers. However, creditors who cheerfully and wildly
I'll get into the particulars of what this strategy might look like in a moment, but what concerns me in the meantime is
Populism's strength is homegrown. Putin is merely fanning the flames.
If austerity is not rewarded electorally, even when it is "successful," it makes sense for it to be disparaged more violently when it is not successful-- such as in the case of Greece.
While Syriza created neither the economic crisis nor the refugee crisis, its incompetence and opportunism have worsened their impacts on Greece and have undermined the country's position within Europe.
The debt-ridden government promised to cut pension funds and raise tax rates in exchange for international bailout funds.
What are we to make of Syriza's victory in the Greek election? Does this mean that the battle for Greece's future is over, and that those who claimed that there was no alternative to prolonged depression, mass unemployment and a more unequal and frankly, uglier society have won?
Examining the results of Greece's September 20 parliamentary elections, we observe the worrying phenomenon that the biggest winner was abstention. In record number, almost one in two registered voters decided not to cast a ballot for any of the parties.
Sunday's snap election was unnecessary because after the defection of Syriza's left-wing faction, a new majority could have been put together out of the existing parliament without calling for fresh elections.
Greek citizens of all persuasions turned out to vote in the country's second election of the year.
"In Europe today, Greece and the Greek people are synonymous with resistance and dignity."
As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.
As an activist for liberty, I am pained by the failure of the similarly anti-establishment and still-largely-insurgent liberty movement to replicate either Ron Paul's successes of four years ago, or the successes of its present political opponents -- a democratic socialist, Sanders, and I'm-not-sure-what-to-call-him-but-he-looks-like-a-populist-fascist, Trum
The way things now stand, Europe's impending "support" for Greece beginning in October merely means tolerating the same genre of defiant yet deeper cuts in public expenditure than before.