A coup in Greece

Print edition : August 07, 2015

An anti-austerity protest in front of the Hellenic Parliament in Athens on July 15 as lawmakers began debating the deeply unpopular reforms needed to unlock a new eurozone bailout. Photo: LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Parliament on July 16, the day it passed a sweeping package of austerity measures demanded by Greece's E.U. partners. Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis/REUTERS

Yanis Varoufakis, who resigned as Finance Minister after the July 5 referendum. He likened the Brussels agreement to a "New Versailles Treaty". Photo: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP

An employee of the National Bank of Greece distributing tags with queue positions to pensioners as they wait outside its main gate to withdraw a maximum of 120 euros, in central Athens on July 16. Photo: Emilio Morenatti/AP

Despite the overwhelming popular mandate to resist pressures from global finance, the Syriza-led government in Greece fails to stand up for its people.
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