Wednesday, 29. March 2017

Greece

20th Congress of KKEWe reproduce the Theses of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) for the 20th Congress from March 30th to April 2nd. Download this document as PDF: Click here.

PROLOGUE

The Central Committee of the KKE publishes its Theses for the 20th Congress of the KKE, which will be held from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April 2017, four years after the 19th Congress, in line with our Statutes.

From the 19th Congress we have a new programme that expresses the elaborated strategy of the party for workers' power, socialism, and provides directions for the leading activity of the party under all conditions.

Photo: KKEPhoto: KKEThe CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honoured the 8th of March, International Women's Day, on the evening of Saturday (4/3) with a moving event in the conference hall of the CC. Hundreds of women and men of all ages filled the hall as well as the foyer in order to follow the event, which had the following slogan:"Together with the KKE in the struggle for women's equality and their contemporary needs".

Solidarity with the mayor of Patras. Photo: KKESolidarity with the mayor of Patras. Photo: KKEThe courts of Patras unanimously found the Mayor of the city, Kostas Peletidis, innocent on the 23/2. He had been brought to trial because he did not provide space to the murderers-Nazis of Golden Dawn to propagandize their fascist views and spread their racist poison in the parliamentary elections of 2015. The verdict was greeted by the prolonged applause and slogans of the thousands gathered outside the courthouse of Patras.

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.

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