[Marxism] Syriza CC rejects deal?

Marv Gandall marvgand2 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 14:26:42 MDT 2015

On Jul 15, 2015, at 3:12 PM, Dayne Goodwin <daynegoodwin at gmail.com> wrote:

> You probably saw the later messages from Einde and David (which i just read).  There is a report at Socialist Worker http://socialistworker.org/2015/07/15/syriza-leaders-against-the-coup
> As you probably know, this is a sign-on type statement, not a vote at a meeting.  They are demanding the convening of a Central Committee meeting. Tsipras had promised he would take the new deal to Central Committee before taking it to parliament but he is reneging now that he can't be sure of winning Central Committee.  This is very important because apparently it is Syriza stricture (not governmental) that requires resignations from gov't positions when individuals defy party positions.  This action raises the question that Tsipras' position is not the Syriza/party position.
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Marv Gandall via Marxism <marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> There is a report on the Guardian’s live blog that 107 of 201 Syriza central committee members have condemned the deal signed by the Tsipras government. Any confirmation of this elsewhere?

Isn’t the logical outcome of these internal party tensions the expulsion or departure of the Syriza left and the formation of a coalition between Tsipras and the rest of the Syriza leadership with some combination of To Potami, New Democracy, and Pasok = before or after a general election? 

It’s impossible to believe the Tsipras leadership wasn’t anticipating this outcome when it struck the deal with the eurozone - in fact, the day after the referendum when it issued that joint statement with the opposition, or even well before that. 

If the Tsipras faction thinks the left is an annoying encumbrance and that they can carry most of the party cadre and - more important from their POV, the country - with them in the next election, they won’t be too bothered about whether their current actions are in conflict with the formal party program, wouldn’t you think?

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