Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn Rejected by Greek Voters (2/2)

In Part 2 of my interview of Greece’s former Deputy Defence Minister, Costas Isychos, Mr. Isychos explains that, in austerity-ravaged Greece, support for the far-right remains strong despite the electoral defeat of Europe’s most brazen Neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn.

Mr. Isychos also argues that the incoming New Democracy government is unlikely to effect meaningful changes to Greece’s foreign and defence policies and that it will maintain the Greek state’s alliance with the right-wing governments of the United States and Israel, which are depriving Palestinians of their rights under international law.

Part 2 of our discussion can be seen here:

Greece’s Syriza Government Loses Election After Imposing Harsh Austerity (1/2)

This past weekend, Greece’s right-wing New Democracy Party, which is led by a Harvard-educated, former banker, won Greece’s national in a landslide and removed from power the purportedly left-wing SYRIZA government of Alexis Tsipras.

For The Real News Network, I spoke yesterday with Greece’s former Deputy Defence Minister, Costas Isychos, about SYRIZA’s defeat. Along with other SYRIZA MPs, Mr. Isychos defected from SYRIZA after Alexis Tsipras betrayed his anti-austerity mandate in 2015.

According to Mr. Isychos, New Democracy won the election not because Greek voters support New Democracy’s policies, but because they were fed up with Mr. Tsipras.

My discussion with Mr. Isychos can be seen here:

Dr. David Suzuki: Trudeau Government’s Climate Emergency Declaration Is ‘A Joke’

For The Real News Network, I interviewed Dr. David Suzuki about the Canadian Parliament’s recent declaration of a climate emergency and the Trudeau Government’s subsequent approval of the TransMountain tar sands pipeline expansion.

I asked Dr Suzuki if the Transmountain approval could be reconciled with the climate emergency declaration.

He answered “No, absolutely not. I mean, it just shows what a joke the whole declaration of a  climate emergency is.

My discussion with Dr. Suzuki can be seen here: