Showing posts with label Greece. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greece. Show all posts

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Dockworkers in Greece refused to load arms shipment destined for Israel, forced cargo ship to change route

The militant mobilization of dockworkers at Greece's major port, Piraeus, on Saturday 15 June led to the cancellation of the arrival of “MSC ALTAIR”, a container ship transporting weaponry and ammunition to Israel.

As “Rizospastis” daily reported, MSC ALTAIR began its itinerary from Valencia, Spain and was due to reach Israel via Piraeus. According to information the cargo ship was carrying ammunition and other war material destined to be used by the IDF against the Palestinians in the slaughterhouse of Gaza. 
 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Greek Communist Youth's anti-imperialist camp to take place on July 4-7 in Chalkidiki

Under the slogan “No to the wars of the imperialists - Hope lies in the struggles of the peoples”, the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) organizes the 33rd Anti-imperialist Camp on 4-7 July 2024 in Chalkidiki.

With a tradition of many years, the camp will take place in the popular seaside village of Posidi, in the northern peninsula of Chalkidiki, and will include numerous political, cultural and sports events. Posidi is located approximately 105 km away from Greece's second largest city and major port, Thessaloniki. 
 

Monday, June 10, 2024

European Elections: Significant rise of the KKE sends message of hope throughout Europe

Electoral rally of the KKE in Athens, 5 June 2024
By Nikos Mottas

With 9.30% and more than 350,000 votes, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) marks a very significant electoral rise in June 9 European Elections, thus sending a resounding positive message, not only for the country's working class and popular strata, but also throughout Europe. 

While far-right, ultra-conservative and racist political forces gain ground in EU countries (France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, etc), the rise of the KKE's electoral influence is a beacon of hope for Europe's peoples. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

European elections 2024 - Greece: Massive rally by the KKE in Athens sends message of struggle and hope

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) "will rise even higher," the Party's General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas said during a large pre-election rally held at Syntagma Square on Thursday night. 

Secretary Koutsoumbas stressed the KKE's determination to send a resounding, hopeful message of unwavering struggle, by increasing the party's percentages in the upcoming European elections on Sunday 9 June. 

Monday, June 3, 2024

European elections 2024 — Greece: The vote for the KKE sends an anti-imperialist and anti-war message

European elections in Greece: The vote for the KKE sends an anti-imperialist and anti-war message

An important difference in the election campaign, which the KKE is conducting to enlighten the workers, is the one concerning international developments, the involvement of the EU and Greece in the imperialist war in Ukraine, as well as in the massacre of the people of Palestine.

All the bourgeois political parties are silencing the developments on the war fronts and hiding the causes of the conflicts, the responsibilities of the EU, as well as of the USA and NATO. 

Friday, May 31, 2024

European elections 2024 — KKE: The current disputing the dominant policy needs to be expressed

On the 9th of June 2024, the ballot for the European Parliament will be held in Greece to elect the country’s 21 MEPs. The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and 30 other political parties are taking part in the elections. It should be recalled that in the previous European elections in 2019, the KKE received 5.35% and elected 2 MEPs.

KKE rallies are taking place all over Greece. Its cadres are visiting workplaces, working-class and popular neighborhoods, and are calling on the people to vote for the Party in the upcoming elections.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Letter of the KKE: Cuba must be removed from the US State Department’s unacceptable list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism"

LETTER OF THE MPs and MEPs of the KKE

Cuba must be removed from the US State Department’s unacceptable list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism"

In a letter to Foreign Minister, Giorgos Gerapetritis, the MPs and the MEPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) demand that Cuba be removed from the US Department of State’s unacceptable list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism".

The letter reads as follows:

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The EU is only getting worse — A strong KKE, no other solution exists

A strong result for KKE in the European Parliament elections on June 9 will "be the best investment for the future, for all that we have to face and the battles we will fight together", underlined Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) during a speech in the Athens district of Kolonos on Sunday.

"The people are now well aware that there are no saviours... that no governmental stability, nor any governmental change, is going to change their life as long as there no real blows to the policy that sacrifices their rights for the profits of the few. This is the system and this is the EU of exploitation, wars and injustice," he said.
 

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

KKE-backed Panspoudastiki KS triumphs for third year in a row in Greece's university student elections!

For a third consecutive year, "Panspoudastiki KS" (All Student Cooperation Movement), backed by KNE - the young wing of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) - emerges first in the nationwide student elections held on Wednesday 22 May 2024 throughout the country's universities and technological institutes. 

The imminent victory of Panspoudastiki KS comes just 18 days before the European Parliament Elections that are due to take place on June 9. 

Monday, May 13, 2024

Communist Party of Greece demands from government the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state

With a written question addressed to the Greek Foreign Minister G. Gerapetritis, the Parliamentary Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) demands the immediate recognition of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

More specifically, according to 902.gr portal, the question submitted by the 21 KKE MPs reads:
 

Sunday, May 12, 2024

KKE: On the remarks of the President-elect of North Macedonia Gordana Siljanovska

During Sunday's swearing-in ceremony in Parliament, and in spite of the fact that the official text of the oath that was read out to her referred to the country as “North Macedonia,” the new President of North Macedonia, Gordana Siljanovska, chose to call her country “ Macedonia.”


Concerning the above, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which had opposed the 2018 Prespes Agreement issued the following comment (here in Greek): 
 

Sunday, April 14, 2024

KKE: Statement on Iran's attack against Israel and the escalation of war in the Middle East

In a statement (here in Greek) concerning the escalation of war in the Middle East, following Iran's missile and drone attack against Israel, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

"Iran's expected attack on Israel, in retaliation for the Israeli state's criminal attack on the Iranian embassy in Damascus, Syria, which resulted to dead Iranian officials, constitutes a dangerous escalation of the war in the Middle East that could reach terrifying dimensions in case of an attack by Israel and its allies against Iran.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

"Communists are potential terrorists": Anti-communist rant by Swissport executive in Greek airport

 By Nikos Mottas

“Communists are potential terrorists” and for that reason, employees must have no contact with them!! This is what a security executive of Swissport company has been quoted as saying during a speech to workers and staff in the airport of Chania, Crete.

More specifically, in a statement published in Communist Party's 902.gr portal, the KKE Party Organization in Chania denounces the unacceptable references of a Swissport member who “urged the company's workers to avoid contact with left-wing groups and communists” (!!) because they “are potential terrorists”! 

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: With a stronger KKE in Greece and abroad, for a great pan-European counterattack

Speaking in Nicosia, Cyprus on Sunday, the General Secretary of the CE of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, called for strengthening of the Party in the upcoming European Parliament elections.

"With a much stronger KKE much stronger in Greece and abroad, let's trumpet a pan-European counterattack! Let's send the appropriate message to the EU of brutality: A stronger KKE and bigger mass counter-attack struggles for the right of the peoples," he stressed. 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

"No Pasaran!": KKE-KNE members in Alexandroupolis blocked train carrying US-NATO tanks

Photo: 902.gr
They did it again! Members of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and its Communist Youth, KNE, in the northern city of Alexandroupolis, set up a blockade on a train carrying US-NATO military equipment and combat vehicles (tanks).

As 902 portal reported, the KKE and KNE members blocked the railroad by staying firmly in front of the train with the banner and flags thus forcing the train to stop. Additionally, the protesters spray-painted the armored vehicles, writing on them the phrase "Killers Go Home".  

KKE: On the 2024 European Parliament Elections

Call of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the European Parliament elections that are due to take place on 9 June 2024:

"Workers, employees, toiling farmers, self-employed tradesmen, scientists, artists, pensioners, women, young people of working-class families

The KKE calls on you to join it in the struggle for the European elections on 9 June!

Thursday, March 21, 2024

KKE honors Lenin's 100th death anniversary: "Hold high the flag of socialism-communism, the red flag of Lenin"

In the fully-packed conference hall at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens, people of every age, workers, people of Letters, Sciences and Culture, young men and women, attended on Wednesday 20 March an event in honor of the 100th death anniversary of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the 20th century's greatest revolutionary.

The event, organized by the Party's Central Committee, consists part of a series of political and cultural events in honor of the Bolshevik revolutionary and father of the Soviet Union, on the occasion of the 100 years since his death. 
 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Mass rally of the KKE in Athens: No participation of Greece in NATO’s abattoir of war!

The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, was the main speaker at the mass rally held by the KKE outside the Greek parliament on Monday 11 March.

In his speech, D. Koutsoumbas called on the people to break the omerta that the New Democracy government and all other parties are trying to impose on the involvement of our country in the imperialist wars raging in the region and in all the dangerous plans of the USA and NATO. “The message that the New Democracy government and the warmongering EU will receive in the coming elections, should be much more resounding! The only ballot paper that can carry this anti-war message across Europe is that of the KKE”, he stressed.

Friday, March 8, 2024

Mitsotakis' anti-communist rant against the KKE

By Nikos Mottas

Today, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis couldn't hide his disturbance for the fact that the Communist Party (KKE) leads the struggle against the monstrous bill which establishes private universities. For that reason he resorted to hideous anti-communism, unleashing slanders against the KKE.

The pretext behind Mitsotakis' rant was yesterday's speech of KKE's General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas who exposed and denounced phenomena of extreme exploitation of female and male students in Nordic countries due to the commercialization of High Education. More specifically, Secretary Koutsoumbas criticized the so-called “Scandinavian model”, saying: 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Mass farmers rally held outside the Greek Parliament

On 20 February, thousands of farmers from all over Greece, who have set up more than 50 roadblocks at the national road for a month now, arrived in Athens with dozens of buses and tractors and held a large march, which ended with a rally outside the Greek parliament.

The poor farmers were warmly received in the Greek capital by trade unions, university students’ unions, unions of the self-employed of the city, the Federation of Women of Greece and other mass organizations.