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    Greece says OXI

    After the landslide victory for 'No' voters in Greece in the referendum on austerity and the subsequent resignation of finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, what next for the Eurozone, Greece and the Syriza project?

    Read more from Verso's Greece reading list and for the latest comment and analysis on the Greek debt crisis, follow #Syriza on the Verso blog.


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    Paul Mason

    "Greece is the test bed for an austerity programme dictated by international capital. It is being imposed so that globalization can go on existing."
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    Shulamith Firestone

    “A landmark manifesto” — Susan Faludi, New Yorker
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    Arundhati Roy

    “Revolutions can, and often have, begun with reading."
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    Sheila Rowbotham

    “A most unshowy icon.”
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    Rosa Luxemburg

    “A radical of luminous dimension.”– Vivian Gornick
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    Michele Wallace

    Michele Wallace is currently Professor of English at CUNY’s Graduate Center and City College. She...



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    July 15, 2015

    London, United Kingdom


    The Dialectics of Liberation

    A contemporary revisiting of the the now legendary 1967 Congress, with guest speakers including Selma James and Lynne Segal.
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    July 23, 2015

    London, United Kingdom

    Rough Trade East

    Dead Children Playing: Stanley Donwood in conversation

    A launch event at Rough Trade East to celebrate the paperback release of Dead Children Playing, a book of Radiohead artwork.
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    July 29, 2015

    London, United Kingdom

    Frontline Club

    The 51 Day War: Gaza One Year On

    A panel of journalists, including Max Blumenthal, reflect on Israel’s brutal assault on Gaza in July 2014 and what life has been like since.


  • When Israel Bombed Gaza…..A Year Ago.

    Photo by Reuters, August 3, 2014 

    A year ago, Israel began its pummeling of the Gaza Strip. This was the self-styled Operation Protective Edge. The United Nations’ Human Rights Commission’s report on the bombing alleges that Israel violated the rules of war in its barrage that killed over 2200 Palestinians, including 504 children. That report is now on the way to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to add to documentation compiled by the Office of the Prosecutor, where, it is hoped, a case will be brought against the Israeli leadership. The report says that the Israeli conduct in the way is “reflective of a broader policy, approved at least tacitly by decision-makers at the highest levels of the government of Israel.” Regardless of how national politics will impact the ICC’s preliminary investigation, the Prosecutor at the ICC will have to take that sentence seriously.

    For the next week, we – Noura Erakat and Vijay Prashad – will be taking over the Verso blog and social media to share our thoughts and readings on the bombing of Gaza and its aftermath, as well as more broadly on the Israeli occupation and what good people are doing to undo it. Noura is a professor at the School of Social Impact and Innovation, George Mason University and a co-editor of Jadaliyya – an e-zine that provides detailed and analytical coverage of the Middle East. She is the co-editor of Aborted State? The UN Initiative and New Palestinian Junctures (Tadween Publishers, 2013). Vijay Prashad is a Professor of International Studies at Trinity College and Chief Editor at LeftWord Books. He is the editor of the recent Verso collection, Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation, in which Noura has an essay.

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  • Explaining Yanis Varoufakis: Greece's Anti-Austerity 'Rock Star'

    This morning, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis announced his resignation on his blog. This is despite the "no" vote in the country's referendum on austerity measures, a result which Varoufakis calls "splendid". Varoufakis said he "was made aware of a certain preference by some Eurogroup participants, and assorted 'partners', for my... 'absence' from its meetings", and so he's resigning to help Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reach a deal. He said he would "wear the creditors' loathing with pride".

    Varoufakis's anti-austerity ideas are spelled out in his book The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy, published by our comrades at Zed Books. Below is the foreword, , to that book by Paul Mason, economics editor for Channel 4 News and author of Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed.

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  • Tariq Ali: "The Syriza triumph is a victory"

    Tariq Ali, author of The Extreme Centre, gives his verdict on the resounding 'No' from voters in Sunday's referendum, backing its leader's call to reject the harsh terms outlined by the Eurozone for a potential bailout.

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  • Paul Mason on Yanis Varoufakis: the economist who wouldn’t play politics

    In his latest video for his 'Greece on the brink' series of vblogs for Channel 4, Paul Mason reflects on the resounding 'No' from Greek voters in the referendum on austerity and the subsequent fallout that has seen the resignation of Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

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