Articles by Fred Goldstein

Greek deal means more hardship for workers, more money for bankers

July 21, 2015

July 20 — The bailout deal signed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the European bankers has brought more hardship to the Greek workers, more money to the bankers and shows that electoral politics without vigorous class struggle is a dead end for the working class. Cutting pensions [...]

Resistencia masiva debe decir ¡NO!

July 21, 2015

14 de julio – Con pistola en la cabeza, los dirigentes de Syriza encabezados por Alexis Tsipras, han cedido ante los poderes financieros de Europa encabezados por los banqueros alemanes. Los términos del acuerdo dictan dificultades aún más graves para las masas griegas y una dominación [...]

German imperialism and the Greek debt crisis

July 18, 2015

Introduction The following article was written last March 4, shortly after the anti-austerity electoral victory of Syriza. The hostile reaction of European finance capital was out in the open. And the German bankers played the leading role in putting up a stone wall against the early anti-austerity [...]

Stop bankers’ rule in Greece

July 14, 2015

Mass resistance must say NO! July 14 — With a gun to their heads, the leaders of Syriza, headed by Alexis Tsipras, have capitulated to the financial powers of Europe, headed by the German bankers. The terms of the agreement spell even graver hardship for the Greek masses and outright [...]

Bankers aim to strangle Greece, seeking capitulation and regime change

June 30, 2015

June 29 anti-austerity protest in Athens. June 30 — As we go to press, rumors of a last-minute attempt by the Syriza government in Athens to ask the euro bankers for a third bailout have been rebuffed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Whatever the outcome, the fundamentals of the Greek [...]

Down with Greek austerity. Let the bankers pay!

June 10, 2015

Students in Athens, Greece, protest austerity and education cuts. Since February, shortly after the electoral bloc Syriza won Greece’s national elections on an anti-austerity program, negotiations have been going back and forth between Syriza and the Troika over Greek government debt. The Troika [...]

Global economic slowdown and the Greek crisis

June 1, 2015

Stephen King from HSBC, Britain’s largest bank, issued a report entitled “The World Economy’s Titanic Problem.” Will the U.S. economy capsize? U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew sounded the alarm recently about the Greek debt crisis on his way to a G-7 finance ministers’ meeting in [...]

Stop Pentagon war moves against China!

May 27, 2015

U.S. Navy’s P-8 Poseidon surveillance jet launches flares over the Pacific. The Pentagon in the third week of May sent a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane near Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea — called the East Sea by Vietnam. The Fiery Reef is in the archipelago called the [...]

Guantanamo in Chicago: Imperialist war and police torture

May 19, 2015

It is no coincidence that both Zuley and Burge learned torture in the service of U.S. imperialism, in Vietnam and Guantanamo. Torture is a feature of imperialist war against colonial resistance. In 1990, Lathierial Boyd, 24, was asked by police to come to a facility in Chicago to help them [...]
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