Friday, May 29, 2020

George Floyd's Murder — Capitalism means I can't breathe...

In a statement issued on Friday, the youth wing of the KKE, the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), condemns the heinous murder of 46 year-old African-American jobless man George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis, USA. 

More specifically, the statement of the Press Bureau of the Central Council of KNE points out:

“This new murder, with the image of police officer’s knee on the neck of the victim who died of suffocation, has caused righteous indignation and disgust in millions of workers and young people in the USA and all over the world. It shows the barbarity with which the bourgeois state in the “metropolis of capitalism”, in the “highly publicized democracy of the USA”, treats the workers, the jobless and the poor ones – such as Floyd – who seek for a day’s wage. 
The Trump government, as well as the one of his predecessor, African American Obama and all the U.S., Republican and Democratic, governments so far, bear great responsibilities because racist crimes, police violence and repression never stopped. At the same time, with their policies in the USA, with the wars and imperialist interventions waged abroad, they feed racial and nationalist hate, fascism, cause bloodbaths, sowing great sorrow for the people. For that reason, the government of ND, SYRIZA and the other parties, which regard the U.S. an “ally” of the Greek people thus transforming Greece into a vast U.S-NATO military base, are once more exposed.  
Especially today, the results of the pandemic and capitalist economic crisis, the huge unemployment and the increasing poverty in the USA and internationally, reveal the criminal nature and the dead end of capitalism. The American people, like all the people of the world, have the power to crush the aspiration of the bourgeois class to eliminate popular rights and their claims”.