[Marxism] Fwd: Syriza Against the Machine » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Apr 13 09:05:05 MDT 2015

Now, the media is making it seem that Syriza is in internal chaos. 
Syriza is a multi-tendency Left party with internally recognized 
factions that speak their mind freely.  Debates are brought to plenums, 
votes are taken and positions are announced.  The media has been trying 
to build a wedge between the current leadership and the Left Platform 
faction, led by government Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. In fact, the 
differences between the current leadership and the Left Platform are 
mainly strategic not ideological.  The president of the European 
Parliament, Martin Schulz went so far as saying that Syriza should expel 
its more radical Left flank, and form a new government with the more 
responsible systemic centrist parties, To Potami (a media creation 
masquerading a citizens’ movement) and even the once powerful Pasok now 
reduced to a rump.  This was an unprecedented intervention of a European 
official into the internal affairs of a member state.  No one can doubt, 
that the European establishment sees Greece as a debt colony and that 
the pro-establishment parties like ND, Pasok and To Potami see 
themselves as vassals.

full: http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/04/13/syriza-against-the-machine/

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