New York Times Editorial – Change needed in Greece

International solidarity with SYRIZA and the people of Greece who give it life as they stand against the dictates of 21 st century capitalism’s austerity, is a critical focus in the coming weeks and year. All sorts of pressure will be mounted by the finance sector, their collborators in government, to stop SYRIZA from implementing their programme. This may extend to a new Greek military dictatorshipto stomp on democratic opposition to the most extreme and callous austerity, as briefly described in this New York Times piece. (At what point does austerity trip over require such adjectives? ) Allowing the neoliberal austerians in Europe nd the USA to neutralise and destoy the SYRIZA programme will harm the struggle against austerity in Australia, as being imposed by the Abbott government in consultation with the BCA and the finance sector, and everywhere else where that struggle is unfolding.

Author: Don Sutherland

I am a retired left wing and labour movement activist. Before that I worked for a long time in the Australian union movement in union education, Australian and international solidarity and organising. I am also active in Cuban solidarity, the SEARCH FOUNDATION, and promoting discussion, debate and action about green socialism based on workers control and social ownership.