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Syriza’s victory and what comes next: Marko Milosevic, Croatia

“The Workers’ Front is the only party that challenges the capitalist system in Croatia, and our exposure to the wider public has risen since the elections in Greece. That gave us an opportunity to present our position to many people, and now it’s up to us to translate this publicity into a concrete and strong […]

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Syriza’s victory and what comes next: Boryana Rossa, Bulgaria/USA

“If Syriza succeeds with its program, at least to some extent, there will be a new living leftist model that can be used to oppose this weird association of Russia with “the left” or “communism” by default. This is really important not only for Bulgaria – which has usually been torn in two (between EU […]

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Syriza’s victory and what comes next: Claudia Ciobanu, Romania/Poland

“Like in most of Central and Eastern Europe, Polish left wing activism is quite marginal, though it’s been steadily growing. Over the last years, not in the least because of the influence of global movements like Occupy and Indignados, Polish activists have been thinking about a model of social change that would involve building a […]

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Syriza’s victory and what comes next: Ilya Budraitskis, Russian Federation

“It’s important to stress that Kremlin welcomed Syriza’s victory exactly in the moment when inside Russia it provides its own version of “austerity politics” in conditions of a deepening economic catastrophe. We in the left are trying to present support to Syriza as an impressive example of popular mobilisation against anti-social logic of elites, which for the […]

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Syriza’s victory and what comes next: Matija Medenica, Serbia

“Even the Prime Minister Vučić admitted that Tsipras is more popular in Serbia than him. The political climate is changing rapidly. This is a chance that we are not planning to waste.” Matija Medenica is a sociologist from Belgrade and member of Marks21 and the Left Summit of Serbia.    1. What would it take […]