Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Communist Youth Organizations denounce Greek government's repression and violence against protesting anti-war students

Message of solidarity by Communist Youth Organizations from all over the world, condemning the recent orgy of violence and repression by the Greek authorities against protesting anti-war, anti-imperialist students:

We denounce the violence, repression and the arrests of university students during the antiwar – anti-imperialist demonstration in Athens on April 16th.

We denounce the Greek government of SYRIZA-ANEL for the orgy of violence and repression launched against the high school and university students that were demonstrating against the new imperialist crime in Syria. The pretext for this barbaric attack against the protestors was their effort to symbolically demolish the statue of Harry Truman.

No one should forget that Harry Truman was one of the biggest criminals of imperialism in the 20th century. He was the US president that ordered the detonation of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with more than 200.000 immediate deaths and millions of victims in the years that followed. He was the US president that launched the cold war, the one that ordered the attack against the people of Korea in 1950.

The violence of the security authorities led to the severe injury of six young people, while the police proceeded to the arrest of two militants who are now dragged to a trial based on false and unfounded indictment. 

We denounce the SYRIZA-ANEL government since it suppresses the young people in Greece who struggle against the imperialist war, while it promotes the imperialist plans of the USA/NATO in the region of Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and the Balkans. It bears tremendous responsibilities since it cedes our country’s territory for both old and new military bases of NATO and the USA, from where they launch murderous attacks against the peoples of the region.

We express solidarity with the struggle of the Greek people and youth that struggle against the country’s participation in the imperialist-war plans of NATO/USA/EU.

We demand the immediate acquittal of the two militants that are wrongfully accused.

List of the Communist Youth Organizations that sign the Message of Support:

Communist Youth of Albania “QemalStafa”
Communist Youth of Algerian Party For democracy and Socialism, JC – PADS
Bangladesh Youth Union, BYU
Communist Youth of Bolivia, JCB
Communist Youth Union, UJC – Brazil
Young Socialists of Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
United Democratic Youth Organisation, EDON - Cyprus
Communist Youth Union, KSM – Czech Republic
Communist Youth of Denmark, UngKom
Communist Youth of Ecuador, JCE
Union of Communist Youth, UJC – France
Communist Youth of Lyon – France
Socialist German Workers Youth, SDAJ
Communist Youth of Guatemala, JCG
Connolly Youth Movement, CYM – Ireland
Front of Communist Youth, FGC – Italy
Jordanian Democratic Youth Union, UJDY
Communist Youth of Jordan
Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
Union of Lebanese Democratic Youth, ULDY
Federation of Young Communists, FJC – Mexico
Communist Youth Movement, CJB – Netherlands
Young Communists of Norway, UngKom
Democratic Students Federation – Pakistan
Communist Youth of Pakistan
Youth of Palestinian People Party, PPP youth
Peruvian Communist Youth, JCP
Youth of Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Youth, JCP
Revolutionary Communist Youth League (Bolsheviks), RKSMb – Russia
Leninist Communist Youth Union of Russian Federation, LKSM RF
Young Communist League of Yugoslavia, SKOJ – Serbia
Collectives of Young Communists, CJC – Spain
Communist Youth Union of Spain, UJCE
Socialist Youth Union, SYU – Sri Lanka
Syrian Communist Youth Union – Khaled Bakdash Youth, SCYU-KBY
Communist Youth of Turkey, TKG
League of Young Communists USA, LYCUSA
Communist Youth of Venezuela, JCV