Let’s be more informal about posting diaries.
Not everyone feels confident about their writing skills, or has the time to commit to writing articles for the sole purpose of publishing them on one, not heavily frequented – at least not yet – website.
Yet we know of one another mostly through disqus and the follow feature which we use when other posters comments find resonance with us. So fuck it. A good thought, a challenging question, or some random musings which may invite debate are good enough to share on Mosquito Cloud’s front page.
So here go I, knowing that my intellectual sloppiness may leave holes which I can fill in comment threads, should the need arise.
Two articles which combined offer some food for thought:
- Workers, youth in Athens discuss upcoming election and
- How Hardcore Leftists in Greece Got Dangerously Enchanted with the Far Right
Update: Alexis Tsipras and his radical, leftist, anti-austerity, anti-authoritarian Syriza party won the Greek general election today, January 25th, 2015. With 92% of the votes counted, Syriza has 36% of the vote and what looks like just shy of a majority government. The next step for Tsipras and his party is to demand debt forgiveness and renegotiate the terms on the €270 billion [$268 b U$] bailout with the troika: The IMF, European Commission and European Central Bank. Well, after forming a government, of course.
Update II: Alexis Tsipras is sworn in as Prime Minister. A coalition government was formed with the right-wing Independent Greeks party who are also anti-bailout. With 99.8% of the vote counted, the Syriza party has 149 out of the 300 seats in parliament with 36.3% of the vote — two votes short of an outright majority. Greek and European markets are down but hopefully that’s indicative that the relevant plutocrats’ accumulation of wealth will slow.