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a spectre is haunting Europe – Pasokification

A slice of recent Greek history has been immortalised as a new word in the European political vocabulary. In English it is most commonly known as ‘pasokification’, in French as ‘pasokisation’, and in German ‘PASOKisierung’, while somewhere in the web there even appeared a verb, to ‘pasokieren’. It is now common currency among politicians and … Continue reading

Who is Who: Alexis Tsipras

Alexis Tsipras (Αλέξης Τσίπρας) is leader of the left coalition SYRIZA (ΣΥΡΙΖΑ) that since 2012 is the main opposition in the Greek parliament. In the 2014 European elections he stood as the candidate for the presidency of the European Commission, for the cross-national European Left alliance. Born in 1974, Tsipras has been often hailed as … Continue reading

The Greek Chapter of the ‘Shock Doctrine’

What makes Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism a pioneering study is that it connects a number of seemingly disparate stories of violent political and financial turnarounds from across the globe. From Pinochet’s Chile to Thatcher’s Britain, and from Yeltsin’s Russia to the US/UK occupied Iraq, the book traces the rising … Continue reading