A resident tries to extinguish a forest fire at Kalamos village, north of Athens, on Aug. 13, 2017. A total of 53 wildfires broke out in Greece Saturday and more have done so Sunday, including on the beach resort of Kalamos near Athens. (AP/Yorgos Karahalis)

As Greece Burns, SYRIZA-Led Gov’t Declares “Success Story” After Neoliberal Takeover

Selling a struggling nation to the highest corporate, oligarchic, and state bidders may be just the way things work in the world, but please stop trumpeting it as a great “success story.” Greece’s forests are burning, its economy sold out, its citizens struggling more than before they were “saved.”