Front of the Greek Anticapitalist Left

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Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow
Αντικαπιταλιστική Αριστερή Συνεργασία για την Ανατροπή
Founded 22 March 2009
Merger of Radical Left Front
United Anti-Capitalist Left
Ideology Communism,
Revolutionary socialism,
Anti-capitalism,[1]
Eco-socialism
Anti-Fascism
Political position Far-left
Colours Red
Parliament
0 / 300
Seats in the European Parliament
0 / 22
Regions [2]
9 / 703
Municipalities
11 / 12,978
Website
http://www.antarsya.gr/
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

The Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow (Greek: Αντικαπιταλιστική Αριστερή Συνεργασία για την Ανατροπή, ΑΝΤ.ΑΡ.ΣΥ.Α., Antikapitalistiki Aristeri Synergasia gia tin Anatropi, Ant.Ar.Sy.A) is a coalition of radical left political organisations in Greece. The Greek word antarsia (which is pronounced the same as the acronym Antarsya) means "mutiny". ANTARSYA describes itself as "Front of the anticapitalist, revolutionary, communist left and radical ecology".

ANTARSYA was founded on 22 March 2009 in Athens by 10 organisations and independent militants involved in the Radical Left Front (MERA) and United Anti-Capitalist Left (ENANTIA) with the exception of the Workers Revolutionary Party (ΕΕΚ).[3] These organisations come from different left wing currents ranging from ex-Communist Party (KKE) and KKE Interior members to Maoism and Trotskyism.

Members[edit]

The 10 organisations which are members of ANTARSYA:

The Organization of Communist Internationalists of Greece (Greek: Οργάνωση Κομμουνιστών Διεθνιστών Ελλάδας, Organosi Kommouniston Diethniston Elladas), although it participated in the foundation of ANTARSYA, left the coalition shortly afterwards on 18 May 2009.[4] ANTARSYA is based on local assemblies of militants at city or neighbourhood-level with a central coordination committee in Athens. There are also periodically national assemblies of ANTARSYA.

Ideology[edit]

ANTARSYA calls for defaulting on Greece's debt, and nationalization without compensation of major industries.[5] The party also calls for a banning of lay-offs, a minimum salary of 1,400 euros, a reduction of weekly working time to 35 hours without reduction of wages, the disarmament of the police, full political and social rights for immigrants, and an ecosocialist answer to ecological crisis.

Popular support and electoral results[edit]

ANTARSYA participated for the first time in elections in the European Parliament elections in June 2009. It took 21,951 votes or 0.43% of the votes, which was the best result ever for an anti-capitalist left list in European elections in Greece. ANTARSYA also participated in the October 4, 2009 general elections presenting lists in every constituency. With 24,737 votes and 0.36%, ANTARSYA obtained the best result for the anti-capitalist left in general elections in Greece since Metapolitefsi.[6]

Regional Elections[edit]

Administrative regions of Greece
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2010 97,499 1.79
7 / 725
2014 128,154 2.27
9 / 703
Increase2

Hellenic Parliament[edit]

Hellenic Parliament
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2009 24,737 0.36
0 / 300
2012 (May) 75.428 1.19
0 / 300
Steady0
2012 (June) 20,389 0.33
0 / 300
Steady0

European Parliament[edit]

European Parliament
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
±
2009 21,951 0.43
0 / 22
2014 41,307 0.72
0 / 21
Steady0

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Teachers' union calls for rally over arrest of ANTARSYA protester (in English)". Kathimerini. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ The counselors of the Regions.
  3. ^ Tassos Anastassiadis. "On January 31, the Greek anti-capitalist left will launch the perspective of its convergence!". International Viewpoint No. 408 - January 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ Γιατί αποχωρήσαμε από την ΑΝΤΑΡΣΥΑ (in Greek). Οργάνωση Κομμουνιστών Διεθνιστών Ελλάδας. 18 Μαυ 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Hardy, S & Cooper, L (2002) Beyond Capitalism?: The Future of Radical Politics
  6. ^ Andreas Sartzekis. "Greece:The Right is routed in the legislative elections". International Viewpoint No. 417 - October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 

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