Come to the demonstration in support of the Greek people – 1pm this Sunday 15 February, in front of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
Earlier this month, the Greek people struck a blow against austerity in Europe with the first election of an anti-austerity, left wing government since the crisis began.
Syriza is sticking to its anti-austerity mandate with courage against the huge pressure from the pro austerity establishment in Europe and the IMF.
Since being elected Syriza has truly led the way, as its first 48 hours in government shows:
"One by one they were rolled back, blitzkrieg-style, mercilessly, ruthlessly, with rat-a-tat efficiency. First the barricades came down outside the Greek parliament. Then it was announced that privatisation schemes would be halted and pensions reinstated. And then came the news of the reintroduction of the €751 monthly minimum wage. And all before Greece’s new prime minister, the radical leftwinger Alexis Tsipras, had got his first cabinet meeting under way.
"After that, ministers announced more measures: the scrapping of fees for prescriptions and hospital visits, the restoration of collective work agreements, the rehiring of workers laid off in the public sector, the granting of citizenship to migrant children born and raised in Greece. On his first day in office – barely 48 hours after storming to power – Tsipras got to work. The biting austerity his Syriza party had fought so long to annul now belonged to the past, and this was the beginning not of a new chapter but a book for the country long on the frontline of the euro crisis."
Stand with Syriza and the Greek people – come to the demonstration on Sunday.