George Iordanou Politics, Philosophy and (not much) Real Life

January 2014

Will SYRIZA become the left-wing reformist party that will inspire the left across Europe?

Recently, I’ve been reading a few articles from International Socialism, a UK-based journal associated with the local SWP, that discusses various issues from a socialist perspective: from current affairs, to internal disagreements of the left in the UK, to international issues and various other topics—the unifying characteristic of the articles is their political outlook.

Απάντηση στον κ. Δημήτρη Γεωργιάδη για τα δικαιώματα των παιδιών

Ο κύριος Δημήτρης Γεωργιάδης (ΔΓ), σε άρθρο του στην εφημερίδα “Πολίτης” (20.01.2014), ισχυρίζεται ότι αγαθά όπως η παιδεία και η υγεία, πρέπει να πάψουν να αντιμετωπίζονται ως δικαιώματα. Γράφει ο κ. Γεωργιάδης απευθυνόμενος στους μαθητές: “αν πράγματι πιστεύετε πως είναι άδικο εσείς να πληρώνετε για την υγεία σας, την παιδεία σας, τη μεταφορά σας… πέστε μου, πώς στο καλό είναι πιο δίκαιο να πληρώνει κάποιος άλλος.”
Στα πλαίσια αυτού του κειμένου, θα εκθέσω εφτά λογικές συνέπειες των συλλογισμών του κ. Γεωργιάδη. Δε θα σχολιάσω τους χαρακτηρισμούς του κατά των συνδικαλιστών και των οργανωμένων μαθητών. Θα περιοριστώ στην ανάλυση των λογικών συνεπειών της άποψής του.

Beware of the UK agreement with Cyprus, the price for the EU is too high

Today the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, met with the William Hague, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and tonight he will meet with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron. A quid pro quo took place. Cameron’s government agreed (amongst others) to allow the cultivation and development of land in the British Sovereign Bases and Anastasiades, in return, agreed to support the British government in its European Union reform agenda of returning power back to national governments.

Guardian: Armed Forces in Universities

Previously I have written an article titled Get the Armed Forces Away From Universities that was published in the Huffington Post. In the article I was calling for Universities to ban the armed forces from University grounds. Guardian decided to run a little story on the issue and called me up for a brief interview. From our chat,  the following made it to the article: George Iordanou, a doctoral researcher in political theory at the University of Warwick, says: “Students are vulnerable because of the low chances of finding employment on graduating, the student loan bubble and increased fees. “The army are not the problem, but universities shouldn’t be making the political decision of allowing them to be on campuses. It’s not that they shouldn’t have access...

Article on the elections at DIKO published in TC newspaper

My previous article, titled Elections at DIKO: change of leadership, change of direction?, published the day after the elections at DIKO, briefly examines whether the outcome of the elections is going to affect the negotiations for the solution to the Cyprus problem. This article has been translated into Turkish and published in the Turkish Cypriot newspaper Kibris Postasi (Cyprus Post) in December 3rd. It took a while to upload but better late than never.

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