But while the threat of fascism in Greece is quite real, so are the possibilities for a working class socialist revolution, one that could garner wide support internationally. Even the most cursory walk in Athens these days reveals the depth of political activity. Graffiti, mostly of a left wing political nature, is ubiquitous.
So is the presence of heavily armed police and para-military units at major intersections and areas where people might congregate.
Posters from various left wing groups are everywhere, especially in the area around Syntagma Square and the University.