Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Balkans. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

21 years since NATO's crime against Yugoslavia - We shall never forget!

Today, March 24th, marks the 21st anniversary since the beginning of Yugoslavia's bombing by NATO forces. On this day, twenty-one years ago, the sirens of war and destruction sounded in Belgrade, Pristina, Novi Sad and other cities, marking the beginning of a massacre that lasted 78 days. 

The following article was written and published last year, on the occasion of the twenty-years since the imperialist crime against the people of Yugoslavia.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kosovo: Mass murderers Clinton, Albright return to crime scene 20 years later

Mass murderers Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright, along
with the so-called "President" of Kosovo Hashim Thaci in
Pristina.
Twenty years later, the murderers of the Yugoslavian people return to the crime scene. Those who bombed Yugoslavia in 1999, spreading terror and death, are celebrating their atrocities in the NATO protectorate of Kosovo. 

Former US President Bill Clinton and top diplomat Madeleine Albright are among Western leaders flocking to Kosovo to receive honors by ethnic Albanian militants they backed in the 1999 NATO massacre against Yugoslavia

On Tuesday, Clinton arrived in Kosovo to receive honors from the ethnic Albanian authorities. He was presented with a medal by “President” Hashim Thaci (former leader of the terrorist paramilitary KLA organisation), and a commemorative postage stamp bearing his face.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

20 years later Greek Communists did not forget NATO's imperialist crime against Yugoslavia

General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas during his speech
in Thessaloniki.
In a fully-packed ceremony hall, at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, hundreds of members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) attended the Party's political event in commemoration of the 20 years since the bombardment of Yugoslavia by NATO imperialists. 

The event began with a 15 minute video depicting moments from the 1999 anti-imperialist, anti-war mass mobilizations in Thessaloniki and elsewhere in Greece, in which the communists had a leading role. 

Monday, March 25, 2019

Don't Forget Yugoslavia: 20 years since NATO's crime in the Balkans

By Nikos Mottas.

It was March 24, 1999, twenty years ago, when the imperialists of USA-NATO-EU were launching the last mass slaughter of the 20th century against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. 

NATO's war in Yugoslavia was the peak of the country's fragmentation, a process which was steadily orchestrated after the counterrevolutionary overthrows in the Soviet Union and eastern Europe in the beginning of 90s. The dominance of capitalist relations of production in Yugoslavia after many decades, marked the kick off of its dissolution. That was a great opportunity for the vulptures of capitalism, US and European monopolies, to extend their businesses in new markets and feed on the remains of the former Federal Yugoslavia. 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Koutsoumbas: The KKE's strengthening in all electoral and daily struggles is needed

A call to join the electoral and daily struggles of the KKE was delivered by the Communist Party of Greece's General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas during his speech at a political event held in Ioannina. 

The General Secretary pointed out that the major aim of the Party in the upcoming electoral battles (local elections, EU Parliament's elections and General Elections) is to deliver a united response to the attack unleashed by the EU, the capital, the governments and their parties, underlining that this can be achieved through the strengthening of the KKE everywhere, in every municipality, region and nationwide. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

KKE MEP: "EU and NATO ignited nationalism in the Balkans, destroyed Yugoslavia"

"Who ignited nationalisms, about which you supposedly worry about today in Bosnia and elsewhere, in order to dissolve Yugoslavia with bombardments? NATO and the European Union" said Sotiris Zarianopoulos, MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) during a discussion at the EU Parliament's plenary regarding Bosnia. 

The Communist MEP intervened in the discussion and attacked the imperialist policy of the EU. He said: "Bosnia is one of the latest abeyances in the mission of Western Balkans' euroatlantic integration in the midst of sharp, dangerous competitions between US, NATO, EU with Russia and China".

Friday, February 8, 2019

"North Macedonia" accession to NATO is a crime against the country's own people

"The signature of all of you has no ink but blood, which is going to chase you and you will pay dearly in your whole political life" said Thanasis Pafilis, the Communist Party of Greece's parliamentary representative during the discussion in the Greek Parliament's Committee of Foreign Affairs and Defense, regarding the protocol of FYROM's (now renamed as "North Macedonia") accession to NATO

Pafilis stressed that the protocol consists the essence of the Tsipras-Zaev Agreement which, as he pointed out, took place in order to accelerate the neighboring country's accesion to the imperialist alliance. During his speech, the KKE MP read an extract from a U.S. State Department report saying that Greece has taken a leading role in the process of Western Balkans' integration in the EU and NATO. "Congratulations, mission accomplished" said Pafilis referring to the deputies of SYRIZA

Thursday, January 31, 2019

GUE/NGL opportunists propose Tsipras and Zaev for... Nobel Peace Prize

In a previous post, we refered to the congratulations delivered to Prime Ministers of Greece and "North Macedonia", Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev respectively, by the leadership of the "European United Left-Nordic Green Left" (GUE/NGL) party alliance in the European Parliament, over the ratification of the NATO-inspired Prespes Agreement

It must be noted that the GUE/NGL, alongside the Europarliament's Social Democrats and Greens, have also proposed Tsipras and Zaev as potential candidates for the... Nobel Peace Prize. On this occasion, we publish the statement of the delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the EU Parliament which points out the following (from inter.kke.gr):

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Europe's GUE/NGL "socialists" praise NATO expansion in the Balkans

Greece's Parliament ratified on Friday evening the Prespes Agreement between the governments of Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, with 153 votes for and 146 against. 

The agreement paves the way for the integration of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now called "North Macedonia") in the imperialist alliances of NATO and the EU. 

Friday, January 25, 2019

Communist Party of Greece holds large rally against Tsipras-Zaev agreement (Photos)

Thousands of members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), alonside workers, pensioners, young men and women, said a militant "NO" to the Prespes Agreement, the USA-NATO-EU plans, denouncing irredentism and nationalism, during a massive rally in Athens on Thursday afternoon. 

Under the slogan "This isn't an agreement of the people but an order of imperialists", thousands men and women gathered at Eleftherias Square, where the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas delivered a speech. The demonstrators marched towards the U.S. embassy where protesters burned the flags of NATO, US and EU. 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

D. Koutsoumbas: Under no circumstance will the KKE vote for the Prespes Agreement

During an interview on ERT earlier on Saturday, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas repeated the firm stance of the KKE against the Prespes Agreement (between the governments of Greece and FYR of Macedonia), confirming that the Party will not vote in favor of the deal when it comes to the Parliament.

Secretary Koutsoumbas said that from the beginning of the Macedonia naming issue in 1992, the KKE had supported the possibility of an erga omnes-based commonly accepted solution, with a name with a geographic designation, which will not include irredentist aspirations. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

KKE statement on FYROM Referendum: The people in both countries must fight against NATO, imperialism and nationalism

Regarding Sunday's referendum in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) for the approval of the agreement between the governments of Greece and FYROM, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement:

"The low turnout of the people of FYROM in the referendum was the basic element of yesterday's (Sunday) process, despite the fact that a large number of NATO, US and EU officials visited the neighboring country in order to press for the ratification of the Prespes Agreement and to accelerate the process of [the country's] integration in the above imperialist organisations.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

KKE expresses "deep concern" over the escalation of imperialist showdown in Syria

In a statement issued today, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses the Party's concern over the dangerous developments and the escalation of imperialist confrontation in the region of Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East

More specifically, the KKE "expressses its deep concern for the developments in Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East where military esclation is intensified, within the framework of the confrontation of USA-NATO and EU with Russia for Syria and the control of the province of Idlib (stronghold of Jihadists), with the participation of other powers too, like Israel, Turkey and Iran".

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kostas Papadakis (KKE): The Greece-FYROM agreement is dangerous for the people

“The recent agreement of the governments of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia does not serve the interests of the people of the two countries and the region”, said Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the Communist Party of Greece, during his intervention at the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The decision between Athens and Skopje- Papadakis said- “is being promoted with the flagrant intervention of the USA, NATO and the European Union, in collaboration with the two governments, aiming at the accession of this country [FYROM] in NATO and the European Union as a step for the Balkan's Euro-Atlantic integration, a key region for the competitions which are being escalated with other powerful states, such as Russia”.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

European Communist Initiative: Statement against NATO's Summit in Brussels

On the 11th and 12th of July a Summit of NATO Heads of State and Governments will be held in Brussels, Belgium, with a dangerous agenda at the expense of the peoples.

Previous summits of this type have been used to introduce new reactionary policies and invite new members in NATO. In the recent years, NATO has put forward decisions for the creation of multi-tentacled military formations around Russia, new rapid imperialist intervention corps, a deeper cooperation with the EU apart from the intensifying rivalries between the USA and the EU, for the allocation of 2% of the GDP of the state-members for military expenditures. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

KKE slams Tsipras government's deal with FYROM over the Macedonia name dispute

In a statement issued today, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece sharply criticized the government's recent deal over the Macedonia name issue

More specifically, the KKE statement writes that "the agreement between the governments of Greece and FYROM was achieved with the open intervention of the US, NATO and the EU, it has their stamp and was signed on the basis of the deadlines and timetables set by these organisations so that the euroatlantic integration of the western Balkans can proceed".

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Macedonia name deal: A “solution” that serves the interests of NATO-EU imperialists


Tsipras and Zaev agreed; the US, NATO and the EU applause. That phrase can describe the recent agreement between the governments of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia regarding the decades-old name dispute. “We have a deal” said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras yesterday in a televised announcement, describing the accord between the two countries on the name “Severna Makedonija” (Northern Macedonia).

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: "Greece's people have nothing to divide with Turkish people"

"Our people have nothing to divide, the Greek people have nothing to divide with the neighboring people of the Balkans, of Turkey, eastern Mediterranean and northern Africa" said, among other things, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas speaking today in Brussels. 

In a statement from Brussels, where he participated in the European Communist Meeting, the KKE General Secretary said:

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Interview with the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ): "NATO murderers out of Balkans!"

Special interview with Marijan Kubik, Secretary for International Relations of the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (Nova Komunistička Partija Jugoslavije NKPJ), on the occasion of the 19th tragic anniversary of the NATO bombing against Yugoslavia. 

Introduction by the NKPJ:

Between 24 March and 11 June 1999, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and its 12 million inhabitants were faced with the ruthless attack of the strongest military force in the world. Bearing in mind the human potential of the aggressor countries 764 million inhabitants, the ratio was 1:70. The territorial ratio was 1:234, and economic power 1:676. A comparison of the military might is hard to set, due to the complete qualitative and quantitative disproportion. In the NATO aggression on FR Yugoslavia, nearly 27.000 sorties, were made. More than 8.200 involved the use of weaponry.. About 2.300 strikes were carried out against 995 sites ("targets") in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Greece faces the risk of direct engagement in a war, KKE's General Secretary warns

Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece, has expressed his deep concern about the danger of Greece's direct engagement in a war, during an interview with the newspaper “Ethnos” on Sunday. Koutsoumbas accusses the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government for cultivating an environment of complacency regarding Turkey's escalated aggression.

Responding to those who repeat the argument that Greece's membership in NATO consists a “factor of security”, the KKE Gen. Secretary reminds that NATO and the EU are responsible for border changes in the region since 1990s, always through wars and with the people's blood.