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26 August, 2015

SYRIZA's split sends waves of turbulence to the European Left

Another reason for Merkel, Schäuble and the Brussels bureaufascists to rejoice

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Through an article at the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the radical part of Podemos in Spain declares full support to the Popular Unity, the new political formation in Greece that came from the split of SYRIZA. It is worth to note that its executives criticize the stance of Podemos leader, Pablo Iglesias, to support Alexis Tsipras, even after his surrender to the representatives of the European Financial Dictatorship.

Key parts from the Iskra.gr website which reflects Popular Unity positions:

The anti-capitalist Left, the party that has been self-dissolved to join Podemos in which the leading Andalusian Teresa Rodríguez and MEP Miguel Urbán participate, is aligned with the radicals that left SYRIZA, opposing Alexis Tsipras and the Podemos leadership which insists on the unconditional support of the Greek prime minister. The spokesman of the anti-capitalist Left, Raúl Camargo, MP with Podemos in the Madrid Parliament , addressed a call on Saturday in the last session of the summer university to 'defend the Popular Unity, the party that was cut off from SYRIZA' against Tsipras who ended claiming that 'no se puede' (it's not possible). This stream of Podemos calls for return to an electoral program as that of the European elections, more democracy in the party and considers that it is clear that 'by no means will form a coalition with PSOE' (Social Democrats).

As Camargo stated:

Despite the fact that he [Tsipras] intended to fight, he ended saying that it can't be done. And we think that it was not inevitable, it was not the only option. We must defend the world of SYRIZA who still argues that there is an alternative, that we can cancel the memoranda of understanding, that we can fight against the dictates of the Troika and that in this historical moment we will continue to have our organizations that will defend the position that we can break the shackles of austerity.

Doubts and fears may be reasonable, but when there's a popular mandate, you must fulfill it to the end.

Now, the big distinction is between, on the one hand, those who apply the policies of austerity made by the Troika, those who say that even if we do not like to apply them because the consequences will be worse, and on the other, those who rebel and say: no, there is another alternative. But you must have the courage and say that yes, we can.

'We must defend the Popular Unity,' . However, the leadership of Podemos, defended Tsipras' choices, even after the acceptance of the third loan agreement, despite the fact that it was rejected by the Greek citizens in a referendum.


It seems that SYRIZA's split sends turbulence waves to the European Left. There are also some signals from Germany and Die Linke, according to which, there is a debate between top party members on whether it is useful for the Left to insist on the euro-currency unconditionally.

Apparently, the moderate of the European Left still believe that there is a chance for a significant change in Europe through the transformation of the political power balance inside the euro-prison. One the other hand, the radicals obviously don't believe in euro "at any cost", and set as absolute priority the termination of the neoliberal catastrophic policies in Europe.

In any case, the German leadership and the Brussels bureaufascists, have another reason to rejoice, as it seems that they achieved a double hit against the European Left through their planning which appears to be going well so far.

A lot will be determined from the elections in Greece, Spain and Portugal and whether people will dare to eliminate the old political system which paved the way for this Feudal Europe all the previous years.

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