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The appeal of the party and Tsipras himself goes far beyond the usual suspects of old communists, social movement activists and anarchists. Syriza, with the new acronym Unified Social Front (EKM) added to its name, is a much broader democratic left
Michael Calderbank offers an alternative view of Ken Loach's appeal to discuss a new party In a week when Labour chose not to oppose the coercion of the unemployed into unpaid work for profitable companies, it's only to be expected that activists
Reuters Vassilis Papageorgopoulos, former mayor of Thessaloniki, Greece's largest second city, is escorted by policemen as he leaves a courthouse in Thessaloniki February 27, 2013. The Ekathimerini newspaper of Athens reported that Vassilis
Greece's leftist opposition party has regained a narrow lead over the ruling conservatives, an opinion poll published on Saturday said. The survey by Pulse for the 6 Imeres newspaper also showed Greeks divided over their government's tough stance
The opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras , whose opposition to international bailouts propelled his party, Syriza, to win the second biggest bloc of parliamentary seats in the June 2012 elections, also said he did not believe Greece would be forced to
Greece's leftist opposition leader, Alexis Tsipras, is seeking to reassure U.S. officials that he would lead a responsible government if elected. Tsipras heads the Radical Left Coalition Party, which is leading Greek polls.
A police spokesman said Kalashnikov-type assault rifles were used in the attack which followed a series of bloodless bombings targeting media and political targets in recent days. A bullet shattered the window of the third-floor of the building and
Several thousand people demonstrated in Athens yesterday to protest recent police operations against squatters in public buildings that have been condemned by the opposition. The protesters estimated by police at around 3,500 and nearly double that
Germany's finance minister will meet Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras, a vehement opponent of Berlin-backed austerity policies, when he visits the German capital next week. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble will meet Tsipras on Monday.
Police said about 80 people were detained for questioning in the two incidents which ended peacefully at the dilapidated building and the offices of the Democratic Left party. The incident came weeks after authorities had forcibly cleared the