Category Archives: Speeches

Syriza -the main anti-austerity left wing party – pays tribute to Tony Benn

SYRIZA STATEMENT IN APPRECIATION OF TONY BENN’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE PEOPLE OF GREECE Tony Benn’s life graced post-war Europe during the century he lived. His thoughts and actions, inextricably connected until the end, inspired the struggles and embodied the hopes … Continue reading

“I strongly believe that the people and the working class of Europe have to build a broad front against the economic war that neo-liberalism has launched”

Speech of Syriza Member of the Greek Parliament Theano Fotiou at the GSC and FBU fringe meeting at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Bournemouth, UK Monday 9 September 2013. Theano, a former University Professor, was an official guest of … Continue reading

The state of the Greek health service and the humanitarian crisis in Greece 2013.

Speech by Jane Beach,Unite the Union official Health sector, at the South East Regional TUC briefing for trade unionists on Politics in Greece, 24 October 2013, following her visit to Greece with the GSC.  I’d like to share with you … Continue reading

Gold mining in Greece: Stories of resistance and repression -film of meeting

Introductory speech of the President of the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA-USF, Alexis Tsipras

Comrades, Men and women, fighters for Democracy and Social Justice, I’m glad we meet up at this Convention of joy and creation. Welcome to this historic get-together for the Left and for this country. To a Convention that will give … Continue reading

SYRIZA leader tells congress ‘party ready to govern’

ANA-MPA — Main opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday evening declared his party’s “readiness and faith in taking the responsibility of overturning the memorandums’ tyranny and the old-fashioned party corruption… to govern the country at the … Continue reading

LGBT history month – solidarity with Greece

The South East Regional TUC LGBT network and the UNITE London & Eastern Region LGBT Committee organised an event to celebrate LGBT History month on February 4 against austerity and focused on the contribution that LGBT migrants from countries such as … Continue reading

Theodorakis Speech | Part 1 (transcription)

From the era of the revolution in 1921, the problem of foreign occupation became an undisputed organic part of our national life. It entered the life of the young Greek nation, changing all of its forms and functions and teaching … Continue reading

How to save Europe for the many, not the few

This letter appeared in the Guardian on the 1st of June The Greek people’s democratic rejection of the policies of austerity on 6 May could not be clearer. Christine Lagarde told the Guardian that the Greeks must pay their taxes (It’s payback … Continue reading

Tsipras sets out SYRIZA’s plan for rejecting memorandum

  SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has promised to repudiate Greece’s loan agreement with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund if his party comes to power and to reverse or halt some of the measures that have already been … Continue reading