In proclaiming that there is no alternative, the Syriza leadership has rejected politics itself.
Stathis Kouvelakis teaches political theory at King’s College London. He formerly served on the central committee of Syriza.
The majority of Syriza’s central committee members opposes the proposed agreement with Greece’s creditors.
A definitive account of what has transpired over the last few weeks in Greece, and what’s next for Syriza and the European left.
Those who lead Greece and its Left to surrender should be opposed.
Despite media misinformation and EU blackmail, anti-austerity forces in Greece remain strong ahead of Sunday’s referendum.
After five months of negotiations, Syriza’s choices remain the same: capitulate to Greece’s lenders or break with the euro.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Syriza member Stathis Kouvelakis debate the future of Greece.
For Syriza, embracing an “honorable compromise” means abandoning the platform that brought them to power.
The fear of Greek exit from the euro should no longer cripple us.
There are only three options remaining for the Syriza government.
Alain Badiou and Stathis Kouvelakis in conversation on Syriza and whether a radical break from the eurozone is possible.
For Syriza, there is an alternative to “strategic retreat.”
Syriza remains popular with the Greek public. But the strategies developed over the next four months will determine the party’s future.
Syriza’s deal with Greece’s creditors hasn’t bought more time or avoided austerity. It’s demobilized Greek workers.
The negotiation strategy of Syriza’s leadership failed. But it’s not too late to avert total defeat.
The latest from Europe is not good. Syriza appears to have backtracked in negotiations, and Germany is seeking total surrender.
Syriza has been able to stand up to eurozone finance ministers because of the popular movement behind the party.
In his first speech before the Greek Parliament, Alexis Tsipras defiantly rejected austerity.
Syriza’s Stathis Kouvelakis on why his party fell short of an absolute majority and the choices that lie ahead.
Syriza is the Left’s best chance at success in a generation. But for socialists, the hard part starts after election day.