[Marxism] Fwd: Tsipras: the reverse shock doctrine | Paul Mason | Paul Mason

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 14:55:08 MST 2015

SYRIZA mulling overtures to KKE, other leftist forces
June 21, 2014

The Political Secretariat of main opposition Radical Left Coalition
(SYRIZA)  unveiled a detailed and specific proposal for alliances with
other leftist or green parties, including the Communist Party of
Greece (KKE), which it has submitted to SYRIZA's Central Committee.

The proposal, which will make overtures for collaboration to the
broader area of the left and green politics with the aim of forming a
majority government "able to overturn the current situation", is to be
at the focus of a SYRIZA Central Committee session on Saturday and

In this, the Political Secretariat said that social-political
alliances must be formed based on the major reforms envisaged in the
party's policy platform and urges an invitation "to set aside the real
but, in relation to the conjuncture, secondary differences between us
and, together and severally, each of the political forces of the Left
and Ecology, leftist socialists and popular forces that have separated
from the coalition government parties, and of course former MPs."

Among others, the proposal will also be extended to the opposition KKE
party, which gained roughly 6 pct in recent European elections
"without overlooking our many and important differences but
considering more important the historic responsibility of the Left to
express the majority of the people that are brutally stricken by
memorandum policies".
. . .

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Sheldon Ranz via Marxism
<marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> According to this article, the KKE refused the join the new governing
> coalition.  Mason implies it was asked by Tzipras.  So, while I was
> technically in error about the KKE supporting austerity, criticism of
> Syriza on this matter may be a moot point.

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