The ultimate Greek tragedy. In my view, Syriza’s fatal error was to limit the referendum to approving (or rejecting) the bailout conditions. They should have sought permission to leave the euro. Finance minister Varoufakis had a Plan B (see Varoufakis Plan B) for creating a parallel currency in place of the euro. Syriza wasted six months trying to negotiate with European banksters when they should have been making plans to dump them.
A homeless man in central Athens.
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history. Directed by Theopi Skarlatos. Produced by Paul Mason.