Category: Syriza
KKE: Solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

KKE: Solidarity with the struggle of the Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails
The KKE expresses its solidarity with the struggle that thousands of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli jails began on 17/4/2017 and demands their immediate release.
The KKE in general expresses its full support with the struggle of the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation that has been going on for decades with the responsibility also of the USA, EU, NATO.
The SYRIZA-ANEL government bears enormous responsibilities because in the framework of the perpetuation of the occupation and intensification of the Israeli aggressiveness against the Palestinian people it implements a policy of deepening-reinforcing political-military and economic relations with the state of Israel.
The KKE calls on the Greek people to intensify their support for the struggle of the Palestinians against the settlements, the imprisonments and every kind of repressive measure, for an independent Palestinian state, on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, with the people sovereign.
International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE.
PAME calls Greek and foreign workers to honour the International Workers’ Day in Athens

Monday, April 17, 2017

PAME calls Greek and foreign workers to honour the International Workers’ Day in Athens

On the occasion of the 2017 International Workers’ Day, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) issued the following statement, calling Greek and immigrant workers to attend the May Day rally in Athens on May 1st.

Together With The Workers Of All Countries For A World.

Without Exploitation, Wars, Refugees.

Greek and foreign workers, united, we honour May Day.
The Workers’ Federations, labour centres, trade unions, workers’ committees and militants, who rally with PAME (All-Workers Militant Front) we honour the International Workers’ Day, May 1st, by strengthening our struggle against the imperialist wars.
We struggle for work for all with full rights according to our contemporary needs!
We will not be slaves in the 21st century.
The anti-workers’ measures imposed by the Greek Government of SYRIZA , continuing all the previous, are taken to support the business groups.
They concern us all, the Greek and migrant workers, the persecuted from their countries, refugees, who will take part in the production process in Greece, in any EU country.
Everywhere, anti-workers’ measures are imposed. The capitalist development is based on the extreme exploitation, work without rights, stealing from the peoples and even based on their slaughter through the control of the energy sources, markets, transport routes and redefinition of borders.
This is happening around us, the migrants and refugees have experienced it. Whole regions are on fire from the Ukraine, the Black Sea, the Balkans and the Aegean to the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa.
The war in Syria, in which powerful capitalist powers are involved such as US-EU-Russia, has cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, has uprooted millions and the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees continues with their entrapment in our country.
At the same time the SYRIZA Government, puts Greece deeper into bloody imperialist plans. It has brought the hawks of war, the NATO, in the Aegean and it participates in NATO operations
We will not bleed for their profits in Peace!
We will not become flesh for their weapons in the war!
We strengthen our organization, our class unity, our working class solidarity!
We demand:
• No participation, no involvement of Greece in the imperialist interventions that are taking place and in those that are being prepared.
• Stop the imperialist US-NATO-EU interventions in order to stop the uprooting of the refugees.
• No to the hatred of the nationalists. Solidarity with the refugees and immigrants.
We continue on the path that millions of workers worldwide paved with their uncompromising class struggle.
We are moving forward for the future that belongs to us, for the great cause of the liberation of the workers and the oppressed of the chains of exploitation.
Long live the International Workers’ Day!
Greek And Immigrants
All In The Rally On May Day At Athens
Syntagma Square At 10:00 A.M.
May Day 2017.
Tsipras justifies the U.S. imperialist attack on Syria

Monday, April 10, 2017

Tsipras justifies the U.S. imperialist attack on Syria
Europe’s social democracy has showed once again its real face as an accomplice of imperialism. This time by justifying the recent barbaric airstrike of the United States against Syria
Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras– alongside France’s President Francois Hollande, Portugal’s PM Antonio Costa and Italy’s PM Paolo Gentiloni– participated in the southern EU leaders summit held in Madrid. 
MADRID — Leaders from seven southern European countries condemned the Syrian regime Monday for its alleged use of chemical weapons and defended the retaliatory U.S. airstrikes.
In a statement that ended a half-day summit near Madrid, the leaders of Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus and Malta said they “condemned in the strongest terms” the April 4 chemical attack that is alleged to have come from President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.
They went on to say the U.S. airstrike days later on Syria’s Shayrat air base “had the understandable intention to prevent and deter the spread and use of chemical weapons and was limited and focused on this objective.”
The meeting’s host, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, said the leaders also “vigorously condemned” recent deadly terror attacks in Sweden, Russia and Egypt, and called for a strengthening in anti-terrorism cooperation.
French President Francois Hollande said the EU’s duty was to strengthen its defense, protect its frontiers and fight against terrorism.
The informal meeting was the third to be held by the southern nations and follows gatherings in Athens last September and in Lisbon in January.

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KKE: Close down the Souda U.S. Naval Base; Greece out of the imperialist plans and wars

Friday, April 7, 2017

KKE: Close down the Souda U.S. Naval Base; Greece out of the imperialist plans and wars
In a statement regarding the recent air strikes of the USA in Syria, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out the following:
“The KKE denounces the attack of the USA against Syria with the use of missiles from american warships in the Mediterranean and expresses its solidarity to the much afflicted Syrian people.
The people know that the USA and their allies, which created criminal organisations like “Al Qaeda” and the “Islamic State”, highlight and utilize pretenses in order to justify the interventions and the imperialist wars in Syria, Iraq, in the broader region of the Middle East and Northern Africa, which consists field of fierce antagonisms, with the people being the victims. They did the same in the past too.
The developments prove the dangerous policy of the SYRIZA-ANEL government, which involves the country deeper in the imperialist plans, providing among others the military base of Souda and other military bases and infrastructure for military actions of the USA, NATO and the EU in the region.
The KKE demands the immediate closure of the Souda (base) and the other military bases. Greece must be disengaged from the imperialist plans and wars.”
Source: / Translation: In Defense of Communism ©.
PAME calls for demonstrations on April 7 against Greek government’s antiworkers measures

Thursday, April 6, 2017

PAME calls for demonstrations on April 7 against Greek government’s antiworkers measures
The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls the unions to continue and escalate their fight against the unified attack of the Government – the Capital – the European Union, with massive participation of the workers in the demonstrations of PAME all over Greece in April 7.
In Athens the demonstration is going to take place at Omonia Square at 6.30 pm, in Thessaloniki at Venizelos statue at 6.30 and in Piraeus at Karaiskaki Sq. same time.
The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas is going to participate in the demonstration at Athens’ Omonia sq.
PAME calls the trade unions, the federations, the Regional Labour Centres and workers’ committees, who are daily on the streets, in factories, offices and all the workplaces. Those who are the vanguard for informing the workers, in the organization of workers’ response to the brutal attack of the Industrialists, the Greek Government and the European Union.
The thousands of workers, who took part in PAME’s demonstrations declared:
Against the fatalism and the defeatism, against the disappointment and the compromise, the rich and multiform action of the class trade unions, the discussion, the information, their militant example in workplaces give hope and courage. They make workers more militant and mobilize them.
PAME calls the unions, the federations and the labour centres to address to the working class with decisiveness and militant spirit.
To reveal the lies of the SYRIZA Government, about the “Fair Growth” and the “Counterbalanced Measures”, in front of the workers. It seems like a “déjà vu” all over again. The working class doesn’t have to expect anything positive from the New Agreement.
With all of our forces and militant initiatives, we create the conditions to give Response against the brutal antiworkers’ measures with a General Strike.
Ecuador: Lenin Moreno’s social democracy is not the answer to capitalist barbarity

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno’s social democracy is not the answer to capitalist barbarity
EDITORIALIn Defense of Communism ©.
“It’s Official”, reads the report of teleSUR, Lenin Moreno elected President of Ecuador”. Ecuadorean eleciton authorities made the results of the presidential election official Tuesday, announcing a win for renowned disability activist and former vice president Lenin Moreno of President Rafael Correa’s governing Alianza Pais party. With 99.65 percent of the votes counted, the National Electoral Council, known as CNE, said the trend of Moreno’s win was irreversible and that the results showed the will of the Ecuadoreans”.
Moreno and his vice president Jorge Glass won with 5,057,149 votes or 51.16 percent over former banker Guillermo Lasso and his vice president Andres Paez, of the right-wing CREO-SUMA alliance, who secured 4,827,753 votes and 48.84 percent. 
“We want to dignify politics, to be a good example for citizens, especially for our youth,” Moreno said in a press conference in Quito after the CNE announced the official results.
However- and despite the celebrations by parts of the communist Left around the world – Moreno’s electoral victory does not consist a revolutionary act. In fact, both the two candidates- Moreno and Lasso- do not challenge the capitalist way of development. Both the governing Allianza Pais and the right-wing CREO-SUMA alliance have a common strategy: they both aim in preserve the capitalist economic model. Their difference lies on the mixture of policies which will better serve the interests of the local bourgeoisie.
The so-called “Citizens’ Revolution” of Rafael Correa, which Lenin Moreno has promised to continue, did not consist an actual socialist revolution, but a way of managing the current capitalist economy of Ecuador. After all, it is no secret that Correa’s policy has been praised and supported by numerous opportunists and social democratic forces in Europe like, for example, SYRIZA.
Like the cases of Venezuela and Bolivia, the period of Rafael Correa’s leadership in Ecuador consists a proof that the so-called “21st century socialism” is nothing but another mode of capitalism’s management. Within this framework of capitalist economy, the promises for “pro-people, pro-workers” policies are pure illusions aimed at trapping large working masses into the bourgeois political agenda.
The answer to capitalist barbarity does not lie in the social democratic recipes of Mr.Correa or Mr.Moreno. What the working people of Ecuador need is to organise and strengthen their struggle against capital and its power. For that, a necessary prerequisite is the strengthening of the communist-revolutionary forces in the country towards a large, working class front against capitalist exploitation and its servants. 
Vile anticommunism from SYRIZA’s daily “Avgi”

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Vile anticommunism from SYRIZA’s daily “Avgi”

The true face of social democracy’s anticommunism is expressed through the pages of SYRIZA’s daily newspaper, known as “I Avgi” (The Dawn). In a recent article, under the title “A tragic page of european history”, the newspaper actually adopts the vile anticommunist-antisoviet imperialist propaganda regarding the so-called “Katyn massacre”.
Regarding this unhistorical and provocative article, KKE’s daily “Rizospastis” points out that:
“The whole goebbelist propaganda about the murder of thousands of Polish officers by the Nazis at Katyn forest in 1941 (which was attributed to the USSR by the crumbling Nazi Germany in 1943) is, once again, adopted by “Avgi” and her known anticommunist “stalinologist” article writer Vlasis Agtzidis. The article reproduces one of the most characteristic products of History’s counterfeiting during the counter-revolution period of Gorbachev and Yeltsin in the USSR, in 1991-92, when the notorious document of the 5th March 1940 appeared, according to which Stalin supposedly gave his permission for the slaughtering of the Polish officials.
That specific case is highlighted on several occasions by the anticommunists-forgers of History, who deliberately hide its basic aspects. Like, for example, that Goebbels himself characteristically writes in his “memoirs”: “Unfortunately, German ammunition has been found in the graves at Katyn… It is essential that this incident remains top secret. If it were to come to the knowledge of the enemy the whole Katyn affair would have to be dropped.”
Also, the hands of the executed were tied with rope produced in Germany, while documents and letters dated after the German invasion were found on the victims. It seems that all these are meaningless details for “historians” like Agtzidis and newspapers like “Avgi” which pleasantly diffuses the anticommunist poison through her pages”.