Euro leaders seek regime change

Syriza is now reaping the consequences of having taken office, writes Eddie Ford

In the end, Brussels and the ‘institutions’ did not blink - nor were they ever going to. On June 30 Athens, surprising absolutely no-one, defaulted on its €1.5 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. On the same day, the current bailout programme officially ended after euro zone finance ministers rejected a desperate last-minute appeal by Alexis Tsipras for a third bailout of €29.1 billion that would supposedly cover Greece’s needs for the next two years.

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Letters

Borderline; Sloganising; Stoned again; Devastating; Unite for Corbyn; Curious face

Incorporation and commercialisation

The annual Pride march was symptomatic of a divided LGBT movement, reports Daniel Harvey

Loyalists defend whitewash

Peter Manson reports on the willingness of ‘official communists’ to excuse the slaughter of workers

Truth, not myths, serve our cause

Why do comrades on the left insist on repeating evident falsehoods about Lenin and the Bolsheviks, not least when it comes to 1917? Jack Conrad replies to Jim Creegan

Fictitious capital and the rate of profit

Arthur Bough takes issue with Chris Gray

Destabilisation and failed states

IS terrorism has little to do with Islam, argues Yassamine Mather

Renzi’s support plummets

The rightwing offensive on immigration and gay partnerships, combined with the corruption of local administrations, has left the PD struggling, writes Toby Abse

Stop digging, Peter

How has SPEW responded to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership bid? Incompetently, Paul Demarty discovers

Wildcard winnings

Mark Fischer reports on some solid progress for the Summer Offensive

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