Copyright: Flickr via thierry ehrmann The European Left is in a parlous state. France's Socialist president, Francois Hollande
Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.
In the last five years that hope grew. As networks spread and people reached rock bottom, they realized all they really had was themselves and that even if that was all they had, together and united it meant power.
Pity the Greeks. Today as they commemorate their 'OHI' to Italy's fascist regime and their joining the Allies in World War II, instead of enjoying the traditional military parade as it snakes through the plateies festooned with white and blue ribbons and flags, they will be contemplating a far grimmer scenario...
Politics as 'Business as Usual' Is No More: Whatever Lies in Store We Are Entering Uncharted Territory
Jeremy Corbyn's landslide 59.5% victory in winning the Labour leadership election in which his mandate was bigger than that of even Tony Blair's, has left the media and political establishment open-mouthed - both its right-wing Tory cheerleaders, and more 'serious' 'weightier' news media.
Without sentimentality, the newfound consecration of the Greek government to enact brutalising austerity measures, so corrosive that even the IMF doubts its promised successes, will now once more test the resolve of the Greek people.
If Corbyn wins, he will surely be asked as the Leader of the Opposition to support further arming the KRG and persuading Baghdad to stop sabotaging the Kurdish economy.
Through June and July, Europeans have watched with increasing consternation as the crisis between Greece and the Eurozone
With the passage of the first round of reforms by the Greek Parliament, it would appear from the outset that the Eurogroup's proposals for Greece will become a reality in return for the next round of bailouts...
Already before Eurozone leaders reached a final agreement on the third bailout package for Greece, the hashtag #ThisIsACoup