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Maria Margaronis is a writer and radio documentary maker, and a longtime contributor to
June 17, 2016
With MP Jo Cox’s Murder, Britain’s Campaign to Leave the EU Turns Toxic
The demons of xenophobia, resentment, and rage unleashed by Brexit informed the killer’s act.
May 27, 2016
The EU Has Turned Greece Into a Prison for Refugees
The grief, frustration, and need that have washed up on these shores is overwhelming.
May 18, 2016
Desperate Syrian Refugees Begin a Hunger Strike in Greece
“Tell the EU governments this deal is the biggest shame in the history of the whole EU.”
March 7, 2016
Is the European Union Unraveling Before Our Eyes?
It’s being destroyed by its own contradictions and failure to deal with the refugee crisis.
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September 21, 2015
Syriza Couldn’t End Austerity in Greece—Here’s Why Voters Reelected Them Anyway
Like a tragic hero, Alexis Tsipras acted out the country’s impasse—and the impasse of the left—dramatically, in real time, with real people’s lives.
August 26, 2015
The Promise, and Peril, of Europe’s New Left Solidarity
There's been a groundswell of insurgent politics, from Greece to Britain, but so far victory has been elusive.
July 13, 2015
The Troika’s Ultimatum to Greece Is Terrible. Leaving the Euro Would Be Worse.
Those who blithely call for exit haven’t fully imagined what that would mean for Greek citizens.
July 6, 2015
Greek Voters to Eurozone: We Can’t and Won’t Do This Anymore
A “No” vote meant acknowledging the end of the fantasy of a benevolent, neutral Europe and taking a leap of faith into the unknown.
June 21, 2015
Will Europe’s Leaders Push Greece to the Breaking Point?
The crisis isn’t quite as dire as the media often portray it, but still—this is a dangerous moment for Greek democracy and for Europe.
June 4, 2015
Syriza on the Brink
Greece’s anti-austerity party continues to struggle to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis.