In just ten days, an open letter first published in the Internet (http://cartatsipras.blogspot.com) and addressed to Alexis Tsipras, the Greek radical left party Syriza's spokeperson and candidate in the next June 17 elections, has been signed by hundreds of people from the Spanish State and from a lot of other countries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.
The letter expresses an “enthousiastic welcome” to Syriza’s result in the Greek May elections, and the hope of a “new Greek government of popular unity” that would confront “the dictatorship of the financiers and bureaucrats who have hijacked Europe”, what would represent a “turning point which could lead to a radical transformation of the European political and economic order”.
Among the Spanish State’s signers are some of the leading voices of the Spanish left intellectual sphere, including the philosophers Santiago Alba Rico, Carlos Fernández Liria and Juan Domingo Sánchez Estop, the political scientists Raimundo Viejo, Íñigo Errejón and Jaime Pastor and the economists José Luís Carretero, Andrés Villena and Pablo Paz. With them, dozens of militants and representatives of almost all the centre-left and left political parties (PSOE, Equo, United Left, Communist Party of Spain, Anticapitalist Left...) and activists from social movements like ATTAC, CADTM, internationalist solidarity or social rights grassroots collectives and 15-M movement assemblies.
Outside the Spanish frontiers, the open letter deserved the solidarity of intellectuals and activists as Antonio Negri, Augusto Illuminati, Etienne Balibar, Benjamin Noys, Reza Hiwa, Jerome Duval, Warren Montag, Luigi Ficarra, Laurent Bove and Jason Read, among dozens of signatures received from France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, China, Japan and some other countries.
The decentralized work of voluntaries (and the much appreciated collaboration of the militant translators' collective Tlaxcala) has allowed the publishing in the campaign’s blog of Greek, English, French, Portuguese, Italian and German versions of this open letter, that have been massively shared in social media as Facebook or Twitter, and republished by some blogs, alternative information webs as Rebelion, Kaosenlared or Aporrea and, recently, the Italian newspaper Il Manifesto, among others.
The deadline for signing the letter is the 1st of June, then the letter with all the collected supports will be sent to the main Greek and European media. The campaign promoting group wants to express their gratitude for all the solidarity and collaboration received, and announces new actions of solidarity supporting Syriza's electoral campaign, and countering the fear’s campaign from EU institutions and corporate interests against the Greek anti-austerity left candidates.