Psychedelic Bordigist, Pavlos Roufos (@PRoufos), joins us to talk about the years leading up to, the proximate causes of, and the aftermath of the Greece sovereign debt crisis.
How the post-war dictatorial regime cared more about repressing the left than economic development. How the social-democratic PASOK became more than just a party, but the agents behind both Keynesian and Neoliberal reforms. How entering the Eurozone ended up going in such a shitty direction for Greece and the rest of the PIIGS.
Most importantly: we talk about the lessons from years of street actions, general strikes and mutual aid and why it was that Syriza, a parliamentary leftish formation, arose and ultimately failed to break with austerity and what that means for the future of the global working class movement.
We have some hottt 'audio riot porn' bonus episode that will drop shortly. To become a patron go to www.Patreon.com/TheAntifada
Pavlos' "A Happy Future is a Thing of the Past: on the Greek Crisis and other Disasters" will be available shortly from Reaktion press in Europe and the Chicago University Press shortly.
Outro: Javaspa - Δύο Antifa Kουπλέ