Setbacks for Syriza have prompted Alexis Tsipras to call an early general election. Yet as a onetime left-wing government reaches the end of the road, the bases for rebuilding the fight against austerity look weaker than ever.
Stathis Kouvelakis teaches political theory at King’s College London. He formerly served on the central committee of Syriza.
In 2015 the international left invested its hopes in Syriza and its promise of a break with austerity. Today, it must call out the repression of social movements in Greece by Alexis Tsipras’s government.
Alexis Tsipras’s government promised to end austerity. Now it’s defending the banks against people evicted from their homes — and persecuting those who protest.
The naming dispute between Macedonia and Greece sounds trivial to outside observers, but it’s fueling right-wing nationalism in both countries.
A Greek leftist on why British socialists shouldn’t shy away from rejecting the European Union.
Stathis Kouvelakis on Syriza's record in office, the mood in Greece, and why Alexis Tsipras should've stepped down months ago.
Syriza failed to stop austerity in Greece. What can Popular Unity do differently?
Syriza’s left wing has split from the party, becoming the third largest group in the Greek Parliament.
Some lessons from Syriza — and where we go from here.
In proclaiming that there is no alternative, the Syriza leadership has rejected politics itself.
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.