Europes Left has finally renounced the Syriza Party (acronym for Coalition of the Radical Left), as Jean-Luc Mlenchon of France Insoumise or Unsubmissive France calls for Greeces Syriza booted out of the Alliance of Leftists. Greeces PM Tsipras of the Syriza Party faux Left is way too far Right!
In stark contrast to Syrizas Greek PM Alexis Tsipras, Monsieur Mlenchon, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), calls for (a) an end to presidential monarchy in France, (b) enhanced environmental protections, (c) increased labor rights, and in harmony with his hard left sympathies, lo and behold, (d) a 100% income tax on those earning over 360,000 a year.
As for Syriza, Mlenchon says it has become impossible to rub shoulders with Syriza and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras given attacks on working people. Unfortunately for hard working Greeks, that may be a gross understatement. It now appears they were sold a bill of goods by PM Alexis Tsipras representing the Left since January 2015, as he infamously serves to please, time and time again, whenever Wolfgang Schuble (DE), the Eurozones notorious Hatch Man, frowns, oh so frequently!
According to SocialistWorker.org: In January 2015, the Coalition of the Radical Left, or SYRIZA, was swept into office on a huge tide of votes in national elections. There was immense hope that the new government led by a party that had remained uncompromising in its opposition to austerity would finally stand up to the European Union and defend working class living standards ravaged by the economic crisis and the punishing Memorandums demanded by the lenders. Yet by July of that year, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had capitulated, signing up to a new Memorandum. The attacks on workers, the poor and immigrants have continued unabated.
After years of being screwed over, Greece is so bloody exhausted from hard right European Troika aka: European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF screwing that the country resembles a haggard dark-eyed nymphomaniac hard-core heroin addict at the first break of dawn, squinting into blinding brightness, too hacked to sit up in bed. Now, after years of raw naked brutality, Greece has morphed into a forlorn soulless zombie with nothing more to lose.
In its latest installment of Robbing Greece Blind, big bad Troika has instituted (1) a new raft of privatizations and (2) benefit cuts, including cuts to child care, as well as disability benefits, (3) the sale of 14 additional public assets, and (4) stern measures to facilitate repossession and sale of properties of families who fall behind in payments. Oh yeah, also, (5) longer working hours for teachers; thus, providing some kind of arrangement for kids when their parents are evicted.