What's New: What the SYRIZA Government Will Do
transform! publishes the government programme of SYRIZA announced at the Thessaloniki International Fair on 15 September 2014 by Alexis Tsipras.
What's New: Greece: Hope Reborn
Greek elections 2015 special. Tariq Ali interviews leading Syriza intellectual Stathis Kouvelakis about the rise of left wing party Syriza in Greece, on the dawn of the 2015 elections.
What's New: The future has begun
A great change has taken place in European politics. The left is back. SYRIZA has won a great victory in the Greek general election. We celebrate their victory and applaud the leadership that has brought the party to power.
Launching the Socialist Register 2015: Transforming Classes
Sunday 25 Jan 2015, 2:00am
This 51st annual Socialist Register completes the investigation of class formation and class strategies on a global scale begun with last year's volume. Presentations by David McNally, Sue Ferguson, Adolph Reed, John McCullough and co-editors Leo Panitch and Greg Albo. Recorded in Toronto, 15 January 2015.
In The News Today
Show some Left initiative
It's pouring down in Athens. It's not put a dampener on people's spirits, however. A quick visit to the local square for a coffee brought me into an animated discussion with a fluid group of people who were reading the Sunday papers with a running commentary. They were printed a day early.
left-flank.org | 25 Jan 2015, 7:00pm
Winning an Election Does Not Mean Winning Power
Syriza's expected victory in tomorrow's Greek elections is part of a crescendo of anti-austerity movements across Europe. Throughout the upsurge, many formations have connected with one another, secure in the knowledge that they're fighting the same enemy.
www.jacobinmag.com | 25 Jan 2015, 6:30pm
Syriza and the Greek Elections: The Tough Questions That Must Be Asked
The specter of hope and change is once again in the air. After years of economic crisis and stifling economic austerity, all eyes are upon Greece once more, where the main opposition party Syriza is favored to emerge victorious in the snap parliamentary elections called for January 25.
www.truth-out.org | 25 Jan 2015, 6:00pm
We are going to destroy the Greek oligarchy system
Yanis Varoufakis, tipped to be Syriza's new finance minister, tells Paul Mason what his party would do if it gets into government in Greece, and admits the prospect of power in Europe is 'scary'.
www.channel4.com | 25 Jan 2015, 5:30pm
Change is in the Air Across Southern Europe
Change is in the air in Greece. Change is in the air in Southern Europe. Brothers and sisters, it's an honor to speak in front of you today. It's an honor to be in Athens just a few months before this country will finally have a popular government headed by Alexis Tsipras.
www.counterpunch.org | 25 Jan 2015, 5:20pm
Anti-austerity Syriza party enjoys comfortable win
Exit polls put Alexis Tsipras's leftwing party on 36-39%, well ahead of incumbent conservatives New Democracy.
www.theguardian.com | 25 Jan 2015, 5:15pm
Israel: Serious Abuse of Thai Migrant Workers
Thai agricultural workers in Israel face serious labor rights abuses because Israeli authorities are failing to enforce their own laws, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Israeli authorities should take immediate steps to improve its enforcement mechanisms and investigate whether unsatisfactory living and working conditions have contributed to a troubling pattern of deaths among migrant workers from Thailand.
www.hrw.org | 25 Jan 2015, 5:00pm
Time for the Left to Act Together
Popular desire for political change has become a feature of the current campaign against the water charge. This charge is the last straw in a litany of bank-bailout impositions; and many want an entirely different set of socio-political priorities. Recent months have also shown the power of the mass movement to bring change.
www.irishleftreview.org | 25 Jan 2015, 4:00pm
The Broken Memory: Left Unity and Neoliberal Fragmentation
The revolutionary socialist left faces a crisis of imagination. Most of us cannot really imagine an organized mass alternative within present-day capitalism (let alone a full-fledged post-capitalist polity).
www.emergeleft.com | 25 Jan 2015, 3:00pm
As Nigerian Massacre Evidence Grows, Questions Swirl over Collusion Between Boko Haram & Militar
Satellite images and witness accounts have emerged of what Amnesty International calls the 'catastrophic destruction' from a massacre in northern Nigeria.
www.democracynow.org | 25 Jan 2015, 2:00pm
Israel government 'tortures' children by keeping them in cages
The NGO called for Israel's definition of torture to be changed after children were kept in outdoor holding pens during winter in a practice which had been going on 'for months'.
www.independent.co.uk | 25 Jan 2015, 1:00pm
Who is Hillary Clinton
Ahead of the 2016 presidential contest, the leading democratic candidate is Hillary Clinton. Richard Seymour asks: Who is she? What does the media tell us about her? And what is her real record? And, finally, why is she the favourite?
tariqalitv.com | 25 Jan 2015, 12:00pm
Understanding the Greek Communists
Syriza is not the only left-wing party in Greece. Where did the Communist Party come from and where is it going?
www.jacobinmag.com | 25 Jan 2015, 11:00am
Hong Kong's independent trade union leaders face prosecution
Leaders of Hong Kong's independent trade union confederation HKCTU now face criminal prosecution for supporting the democracy movement. HKCTU general secretary Lee Cheuk-yan was formally questioned by police on January 17 and accused of inciting, convening and participating in unauthorized assemblies.
www.iuf.org | 25 Jan 2015, 7:00am
Is Syriza Radical Enough?
Syriza's left-wing critics are misguided: Syriza's programme is moderate enough to win support, while containing within it the seeds of its own radicalisation.
www.newleftproject.org | 25 Jan 2015, 6:00am
Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World
Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world's 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms -- while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world's population has fallen.
fivethirtyeight.com | 25 Jan 2015, 4:00am