Sunday, March 5, 2017

KKE: Women's liberation is connected with the struggle for the overthrow of capitalism

With a political and cultural event held at the Party's headquarters in Perissos, Athens on Saturday evening, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honoured the International Women's Day (8th March). 

Hundreds of women and men of all ages attended the event which had the slogan "With the KKE in the struggle for the equality and the contemporary needs of woman".

The major speaker at the event was the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas. Secretary Koutsoumbas hailed the 8th of March as a "milestone day for the participation of women in the struggle for the equal rights between men and women in labour, education and social life"

In his address, the KKE GS said that during the 100 years of the KKE there are numerous examples of communist women who have demonstrated extraordinary heroism in their activity. 

Talking about the simple, working class, heroic women who fought through the ranks of the KKE, of EAM-ELAS and the Democratic Army during extremely difficult periods, Koutsoumbas pointed out among other things: "We talk about women who with their stance as communists, as militants, but also as mothers, choosed to give a "lesson for life" thus contributing with their stance to the militant education of their children, even if this would lead them to execution". And he added: "They could find the courage, the power to resist through their unwavering faith to the rights of the working class, of our people".

The event was concluded by a theatrical play prepared by the Thessaly Organisation of the KKE. 

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