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Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour lives, works and writes in London. He runs the Lenin's Tomb website, which comments on the War on Terror, Islamophobia and neoliberalism.

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  • Against rationalisation: Richard Seymour on Syriza's defeat



    The following two posts, by Richard Seymour, were originally published on Lenin's Tomb.

    Syriza. Defeat. Victory. Defeat.

    10 July, 2015

    It is gut-wrenching, watching Syriza beg and plead with the creditors not to crush Greece. Too late did they realise that they weren't negotiating. They had nothing to negotiate with, no cards to play. They went looking for the 'good euro', and found only ruthless, mercenary capitalist enforcers. They sought compromise and were given fiscal strangulation. Even after their big deal with the creditors in February, wherein they gave up most of their emergency programme, none of the money they expected was forthcoming. Their means of raising money were cut off. For months, and months, they made concessions; the troika made none. Finally, they were all set to sign up to a deal considerably worse than any imposed on previous governments. The troika demanded more, on pain of destroying the banking system.

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  • Salvage, the brand new magazine project for the Left, is looking for funding!

    Salvage is a new magazine project that has been founded by a bunch of London based leftys. They're currently seeking help with funding and you can get all sorts of exciting perks by donating. Check out the contents of the first issue and find out how to help below.



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  • The World Today with Tariq Ali

    Tariq Ali's weekly, online review show, The World Today, is now collected in full online on Tariq's new website. Produced for Venezualan broadcaster teleSUR’s English language online channel by Dartmouth Films, the show consists of 4 segments:

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