Category "March 2015"

Syriza, the Troika and Grexit

Syriza, the Troika and Grexit

The four-month breathing space As I write, the Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, is meeting again with the Eurogroup finance ministers in another chapter in the tortuous negotiations over revising the conditions for the extension of the bailout programme for Greek [...]

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Building a mass socialist party

Building a mass socialist party

This is an edited and revised version of a talk Nick Wrack gave at a meeting of the Independent Socialist Network in January of this year. This discussion is about building a mass socialist party. It is really trying to set [...]

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What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

What electoral strategy for Left Unity?

The March 2014 Left Unity (LU) Conference agreed that the party should open discussions with other left groups, coalitions and parties to avoid electoral clashes and move towards electoral pacts – with the initial aim of creating the largest ever [...]

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Review: Yossi

Review: Yossi

Yossi is a love story about escape from loss and loneliness. The tension in this film is carried, almost exclusively, by Dr Yossi Gutmann (Ohad Knoller), a hirsute, thick-bodied man on the verge of fatness. He is 34, single, vulnerable to [...]

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