Monday, November 26, 2018

100 years of KKE: Greece's Communist Party gloriously celebrated a century of struggles

In a magnificent political and cultural event held on Sunday afternoon at the fully-packed Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Piraeus, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) celebrated its 100th anniversary. Enthusiasm, excitement and pride are three words that can describe the atmosphere created by the thousands of KKE members and friends who attended the event. 

People of every age, workers, students, pensioners, men and women participated in this celebration in order to honor the foundation and the glorious activity of a historic and unique Party, the thousands of dead communists who sacrificed their own lifes in the struggle for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man.

Among the attendees were prominent figures of arts, culture, literature, sports, as well as representatives of foreign communist parties who were in Athens on the occasion of the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties which was hosted at the KKE headquarters from 23 to 25th November. 

The major speech was given by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas (His speech will be published soon in a separate post). 

The cultural part of the event included a music concert by some of Greece's most popular artists including composer Thanos Mikroutsikos, singers George Dalaras, Maria Farantouri, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Manolis Mitsias, Glykeria, Pantelis Thalassinos and others. They performed songs written by Mikis Theodorakis, Yannis Markopoulos, Manos Loizos, etc.