After the failure of Greece's conservative party, New Democracy (ND), to elect a new president in late 2014, new elections were held. Polls in the run up to the showed that the left party, Syriza, which lost the June 2012 election was well ahead of ND. Syriza and the Greek Communist Party (KKE) between them won a parliamentary majority on 25 January.
Across Europe leftists saw hope as the Greek Left surged and attempted to take on the capitalist crisis that had befallen the country with hope of an anti-austerity government. Eventually the Syriza-majority government adopted austerity measures as part of a bailout deal with the EU and IMF.
This pamphlet from that time on Syriza, the revolutionary left and the class struggle in Greece. It presents interviews and discussions with many different groups in the Greek left and labour movement, plus an editorial article from 7 January 2015, by Greek socialist Theodora Polenta, explaining the political crisis there.