Thursday, 23. February 2017

Greece

Mayor Kostas Peletidis with hundreds of antifascists. Photo: KKEMayor Kostas Peletidis with hundreds of antifascists. Photo: KKEA broad current of support for the communist Mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, has developed in the recent period. He was brought to trial on Monday 13th of February, after a lawsuit was filed against him by a former MP of fascist Golden Dawn, with the accusation of misconduct, because he implemented the unanimous decision of the municipal council in 2015 and did not facilitate the activity of this criminal Nazi organization. In the end, the trial of Kostas Peletidis, the mayor of the 4th largest city in Greece, was postponed for the 23rd of February.

Foto: KKEFoto: KKEThe 43rd anniversary of the popular uprising of students and workers in Athens, which was bloodily repressed by the military Junta, was honoured on the 17th of November 2016 with a large and militant demonstration. The mass contingents of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) provided a combative atmosphere during the demonstration and marched in a dynamic and organized way, highlighting the relevant character of the Polytechnic uprising, which is to be found in the daily struggles of the workers, youth and people, against the system of capitalist exploitation, NATO, the EU, imperialism.

Obama not welcomeOn 15th and 16th November US President B.Obama is visiting Greece.

WE DECLARE B.OBAMA AS NOT WANTED IN GREECE!

The Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) is organizing along with dozens of trade unions, students and women associations, a protest rally on Tuesday 15th November at 6:30pm at Omonia Square of Athens.

Communist Party of GreeceBy Giorgos Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the KKE

Dear comrades,

The Communist Party of Greece salutes the 18th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers Parties and warmly thanks the CP of Vietnam for its hospitality.

Our party has expressed its internationalist solidarity and has stood for many decades at the side of the Vietnamese people in their struggle against French and Japanese colonialism, against the imperialist intervention and crimes of the USA.

Communist Party of GreeceAn off-the-agenda Parliament debate at the level of the political leaders on the issue "the phenomena of corruption and vested interests, their influence on the institutional and political system and how to deal with them" was held on the 10th of October 2016 on the plenum of parliament. The discussion took place at the proposal of the Prime Minister, A. Tsipras, as it is a "convenient" issue of discussion for the bourgeois parties ("left", "centre" and "right"), which seek to hide their convergence in terms of serving the anti-people strategy of capital by accusing each other over issues of management, corruption and "ethics".

In honour of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE). Photo: KKEIn honour of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE). Photo: KKEThe 25th Anti-imperialist Weekend of the Communist Youth of Greece was held on the 1-3 of July . This year, KNE honours the 70th anniversary of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE) and so the weekend was held on the Mt Vitsi. A place where the Democratic  Army of Greece fought important battles.

Thousands of young people from all over Greece met and set up camp there. Many political and cultural activities were organized with a plethora of references to the actions of the DSE.

World Federation of Democratic YouthThe World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) greets the strike mobilizations throughout Greece!

On May 7th and 8th the government of SYRIZA-ANEL in Greece aims, through fast-track procedures, to pass a guillotine-law that eliminates what remains from one of the workers’ biggest conquests during the 20th century: Social Security and Healthcare, it crashes the pensions and increases the taxation of the people. There are additional charges onto the backs of the Greek people, that are added to the anti-popular measures taken the last years and sealed by the third memorandum signed between the Greek government, the EU, the ECB and the IMF during last summer.

PAME strike demonstration in Athens. Foto: PAMEPAME strike demonstration in Athens. Foto: PAME

The Greek workers are on strike. Hundreds of thousands of people participated today in the whole country on demonstrations against the politics of the Greek government. Greece's  largest private and public sector unions GSEE and ADEDY have called to protest against the government's planned pension reforms. Also the communist orientated All Workers Militant Front (PAME) organized 76 strike demonstrations in the whole country. The biggest march has been in Athens, where the media counted more than 100.000 demonstrators.

PAME general strike demonstration on thursday. Foto: PAMEPAME general strike demonstration on thursday. Foto: PAME

The Executive Secretariat of PAME salutes the participation of thousands of workers at the National General Strike on thursday. In more than 70 strike demonstrations of PAME, all over Greece, dozens of thousands of workers, students, farmers, self-employed, women and unemployed participated to give response to the anti-people’s policy of the Government of SYRIZA. During the demonstrations the messages of solidarity from trade union organisations from all over the world were read and the demonstrators cheered as it was announced that protests of Solidarity were held the same time in Turkey and South Africa. The demonstration in Athens went on, highlighting the banners and pickets of WFTU.

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