Griechenland Links zur Wahl

For the first time in a long time, a rad­i­cal left wing par­ty has real chances to win an elec­tion in Europe. Here’s a list of links (thank, you, Mar­ga) for every­one inter­est­ed in fol­low­ing tomorrow´s greek elec­tions using more sources than the usu­al media; alter­na­tive inter­na­tion­al and greek news-sites in sev­er­al languages.


Jour­nal­ists-Coop­er­a­tive from Greece:

Radio-Sta­tion Web­site from Athens (SYRIZA-con­text)

Poulantzas Insti­tut backround-analysis-website

Aus­tralian lefit­sts report­ing from Athens


Block­ypy Acitivists


Aus­tri­an Blog

und: Griechen­land entschei­det auf Face­book



and who ever wants to look at the win­ning party:

We start from Greece – We change Europe

Create an international solidarity campaign of hope against fear

Dear All

The forth­com­ing elec­tions in Greece promise a hope­ful New Year start. The ‘pan­ic’ over the weak­est link named Greece haunts once more the Euro­pean (and not only) elites. Even more so, as the pos­si­bil­i­ty for a break with the Troi­ka regime and aus­ter­i­ty in Greece seems more viable than ever.

As soon as the col­lapse of the pro-Troi­ka (con­ser­v­a­tives and social-democ­rats) coali­tion gov­ern­ment appeared, few weeks ago, the threats and black­mails against the Greek peo­ple start­ed again. The reas­sure­ment that the EU (and glob­al) mar­kets are pro­tect­ed by the effects of a change in Greece, do not suf­fice to ease the polit­i­cal threat such a change sig­nals for the dom­i­nant sta­tus quo. The rhetoric of “suc­cess sto­ry” and “GRe­cov­ery” were imme­di­ate­ly sub­sti­tut­ed by direct inter­ven­tions and “alarm­ing” state­ments. Finan­cial and polit­i­cal offi­cials re-launched the sce­nario of a “GRex­it” and of a pos­si­ble (Troi­ka-dri­ven) bank-run, as well as sug­ges­tions to the Greek elec­torate to behave with­in the frame­work of the bailout poli­cies (W. Schäu­ble) by pre­fer­ring (vot­ing) the famil­iar faces of the pro-Troi­ka par­ties (P. Moscovi­ci). Fear is chang­ing sides but the con­flict is expect­ed long and fierce.

In the con­text of cri­sis, Greece has been used as the test­ing ground for the deep­en­ing of neolib­er­al restruc­tur­ing and aus­ter­i­ty regime through­out Europe. But also Greece has emerged as a par­a­digm of resis­tance. The mul­ti­form and pro­tract­ed strug­gles of its peo­ple both obstruct­ed the imple­men­ta­tion of such poli­cies and gave life to new forms of grass-root orga­ni­za­tions, sol­i­dar­i­ty and social par­tic­i­pa­tion. These efforts were met with the gen­er­ous mobi­liza­tion of move­ments around the world that have shown their per­sis­tent sol­i­dar­i­ty. This enabled the Greek soci­ety to stand up with dig­ni­ty against the social cat­a­stro­phy that brought it to the point of human­i­tar­i­an cri­sis, and to emerge as lethal threat to the Troi­ka regime, send­ing a mes­sage all-over Europe. Those respon­si­ble for the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion know it only too well, and do their best, in uni­son, to save their inter­ests by hold­ing on to pow­er by any means. Weit­er­lesen