Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.
Greek voters handed a stunning victory to the left-wing Syriza party and its leader Alexis Tsipras, as they went to the polls for the third time in a year.
Austerity as a strategy is more than just throwing a scare into countries, it is also undermining the social contract between labor and capital that has characterized much of Europe for the past two generations.
On July 29, Sto Kokkino, the radio station politically close to SYRIZA, broadcast a long interview with Greece's Prime Minister.
The debt crisis in Greece is only a vehicle to exploit the resources of the Greek nation.
Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.
The end of the GDR eased the way for racists and open Nazis. A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could open the door to a strengthened neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement.
All the workers of the world, I hope, hear the Greek voice, as in ages past they did. Solidarity. Its time is now.
This courageous vote hit usually smug politicians and bankers so hard you could almost hear their teeth rattle.
Blockupy gathered disparate groups into a solid force, not only on the question of Greece but against the highway robbery tactics of the powerful private German banks.