[Marxism] DEA statement on Syriza-ANEL deal

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jan 28 09:37:39 MST 2015

On 1/28/15 10:07 AM, Andrew Pollack via Marxism wrote:
> better translation
> http://socialistworker.org/2015/01/28/the-tasks-for-the-left-in-greece

The decision of the SYRIZA conference, which confirmed its founding 
declaration, repeated the longstanding rejection of searching for 
political alliances with the center-left. We believe that applies--much 
more so!--to alliances with the center-right.

ANEL’s conditions for being part of the coalition government contradict 
the mood of a large part of SYRIZA's membership. They will also act as a 
transmission belt through which the system will put its pressures onto 
the government of the left.


I do not agree with this analysis. It is actually the center-left that 
is more problematic than ANEL. We know that ANEL broke with New 
Democracy over austerity. New Democracy and PASOK, the Greek version of 
the Republican and Democratic parties, were united on selling public 
property to the highest bidder. If PASOK representatives were at the 
bargaining table alongside SYRIZA, they would be favoring the sale of 
the Piraeus port to China.

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