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

Saturday, May 28, 2022

KKE on the seizure of Greek ships in the Persian Gulf

"The policy of flag-bearer of the US-NATO plans pursued by the Greek government exposes the country and the Greek people to great dangers”, underlines the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party Greece (KKE) on the occasion of the seizure of two Greek-flagged ships by Iranian naval forces in the Persian Gulf on Friday.

More specifically, the KKE statement (here in Greek) points out:

Monday, May 23, 2022

Greece: Mass rally at the Ministry of National Defence against involvement in the imperialist war

A mass rally was held on Sunday 22/5/2022 at the Ministry of National Defence of Greece, the finishing line of the 40th Marathon Peace March, which had started at 8 am from the Marathon Tomb, conveying the message of opposition to the imperialist war, Greece’s involvement in it, and the country’s entanglement in the dangerous plans of NATO.

The march was organized by the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE), which on the same day organized other mass anti-imperialist demonstrations in Thessaloniki as well as in cities in the Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Communist-backed Panspoudastiki triumphs in Greek university student elections

Celebration for the electoral victory in Athens.
In what can be characterized as an electoral triumph “Panspoudastiki KS” (All Student Cooperation Movement), supported by the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), emerged first in the nationwide student elections held on Wednesday 18 May throughout the country's universities and technological institutes.

Thousands of students supported the lists of Panspoudastiki thus giving a significant boost for the regroupment of the students movement, especially during a period when the conservative New Democracy (ND) government tries to implement reactionary reforms in Education. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Turkish and Greek communists: "USA and NATO, get out of our neighborhood"!

With a large anti-imperialist political event held on Sunday 15 May in the southern Turkish city of Adana, the five-day visit of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) delegation in Turkey was concluded. 

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the KKE, two parties that share a long history of fraternal relations, organized bilateral meetings and joint events in Turkey between 11 and 15 May. 

During the week, cadres from the two parties jointly traveled in different provinces, visiting TKP's District Houses and attended in political activities. Communists from the two countries have voiced their demands together, against NATO and US imperialism, against exploitation and capitalist barbarity.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

NATO's "good boy": KKE comments on Mitsotakis-Biden meeting in Washington DC

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis "is 'selling' the Greek state's role as the "good boy" in NATO but also as an "intermediate" for the business deals in energy that are being promoted - with the USA in a dominant role - on the background of the war in Ukraine," the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) comments on the meeting between the Greek PM and U.S President Joe Biden in Washington DC. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Thousands of protesters in Greece raised their voice against the Greek-American Military Agreement

By Nikos Mottas.

Thousands of people, workers, students, pensioners, men and women of every age, participated on Thursday afternoon in demonstrations in Athens and other major Greek cities against the Greece-USA Agreement which upgrades and extends the existing network of US-NATO military bases in the country. 

The rallies were organized by the the Struggle Committee against the Greece–USA Agreement on Military Bases, with the support of the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE), the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), the Federation of Greek Women (OGE), numerous Workers' Unions and Associations, Students' Unions and other groups of the people's movement.  

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Giant banners by the KKE in the Acropolis: "No to War, No Involvement, No to the Bases of Death"

Today, early in the morning, members of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and KNE placed two huge banners in the Acropolis of Athens with the slogan "No to War, No to Involvement, No to the Bases of Death".

The message against the imperialist war and Greece's participation in it was written in both Greek and English.

This symbolic but powerful anti-imperialist act takes place in a day when the Greek government brings for ratification to the Parliament the Second Protocol Amending the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement between Greece and the United States, which includes the expansion of U.S military bases in the country. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

TKP-KKE: Turkish, Greek communists strengthen joint struggle against imperialism-exploitation

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), two parties with a long history of fraternal relations, organize bilateral meetings and joint events in Turkey between 11 and 15 May.


More specifically, TKP will host a delegation of the KKE within the framework of comprehensive program of visits, meetings and political events throughout Turkey, including major cities Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and Adana. 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Koutsoumbas: “The right side of history is the struggle against the imperialist war in every country”

“The anniversary of Greece's accession to NATO may be, without doubt, a black anniversary, but for the working class and the people, especially the younger ones, is also an opportunity: To refer to the blood-stained, full of crimes history of this imperialist organization which continues to be written even today”, stressed out the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris Koutsoumbas during a speech at the Party's headquarters in Athens. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

May Day 2022 in Greece: "The working class does not bow its head" (VIDEO)

“The working class will not bow its head” was the message sent by thousands of demonstrators on May 1st in Athens' Syntagma Square, on the occasion of the International Workers' Day. With a militant rally, trade unions that participate in the ranks of the All-Workers' Militant Front (PAME) raised their voice against the rise of prices and Greece's involvement in the imperialist war in Ukraine.

136 years since the uprising in Chicago, in the shadow of another imperialist war that is taking place for the profits of the capitalists, in the face of the escalating attack of governments against the workers' rights, the message of the May 1st protests throughout Greece is a beacon of hope. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The struggle against the imperialist war in Ukraine and Greece's participation in it

By Giorgos Marinos,

The imperialist war in Ukraine, following the unacceptable invasion of Russia, continues. The conflict between the USA, NATO, EU with capitalist Russia carries the risk of generalization and Greece is “up to the neck” on the side of Euro-Atlanticism. The government, with the support of SYRIZA and KINAL, has transformed the country into a military base. The US bases, for which all governments bear responsibility, are used. Greek military unites and armaments are sent to the “eastern front”. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

KKE-TKP: Joint statement by Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Kemal Okuyan

On Monday 11 April, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas met with Kemal Okuyan, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), in Athens where they talked about the developments with the war in Ukraine as well as the political situation in Turkey, Greece and the broader region.

Following the meeting, the two leaders signed the following joint statement (in Greek and in Turkish): 

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Communist and Workers' Parties: Solidarity with the KKE and KNE in the struggle against imperialist war

Numerous Communist and Workers' Parties from all over the world have issued statements of solidarity with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) in the struggle against the imperialist war in Ukraine and the country's involvement in the dangerous US-NATO plans. 

The Parties express their support and solidarity to the militants, including two members of the CC of the KKE and a member of the Central Council of KNE, who were beaten, injured and arrested following the unprovoked attack by police forces on the day of nationwide strike on April  6th in Thessaloniki. 

Friday, April 8, 2022

KKE denounces the appearance of Nazi Azov battalion members in the Greek Parliament

Yesterday's disgraceful and utterly disgusting images in the Greek Parliament, with the presence of Nazi Azov battalion soldiers during Volodymir Zelensky's teleconference, consist a complete vindication of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) which refused to participate. 

Zelensky's address included the recorded messages of two members of the Nazi Azov battalion who fight against the Russians in Ukraine. 

In a comment published on Twitter, the Press Office of the CC of the KKE stressed out:

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Greece: Communist Party members blocked train carrying US-NATO military equipment (VIDEO)

Photo: 902.gr
Members of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Youth (KNE) set up a blockade on a train carrying US-NATO military equipment and combat vehicles at the exist of the port of Alexandroupolis.
 

Shouting anti-imperialist slogans, the protesters blocked the railroad and with demanded an end to Greece's involvement in the ongoing imperialist war in Ukraine, as well as in the transformation of Alexandroupolis into a hub of NATO aggression.

D. Koutsoumbas: “We do not choose a camp between thieves, we choose the camp of the peoples”

On Friday 1 April 2022, thousands of people participated in the rally of the Party Organization of Attica of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) at Athens' Syntagma Square, where the General Secretary of the CC of the Party Dimitris Koutsoumbas delivered a speech. 

The demonstrators united their voices under the slogan “No to the imperialist war in Ukraine”. They demanded that our country's involvement should stop. They shouted that they will not accept that the people pay the price of the war, that they face high prices that erode the income of the working class and greater energy poverty.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

No to Zelensky: Why the KKE will not attend Zelensky's address to Greek Parliament

As we wrote on March 29th, the Parliamentary Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) does not intend to participate in the sitting of the Parliament where the President of Ukraine, Volodymir Zelensky, will address a speech. 

The above is officially confirmed by a letter sent to Konstantinos Tassoulas, President of the Hellenic Parliament. The letter, which is signed by all KKE MPs, reads:

“Letter from the KKE Parliamentary Group to the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr Konstantinos Tassoulas.

Massive anti-war rally of the KKE in Athens

KKE rally in Syntagma Square, Friday 1 April 2022.
Thousands of protesters in Athens responded to the call of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and participated in a large anti-imperialist, anti-war rally held at Syntagma Square, in front of the Parliament. 

Waving red flags and shouting anti-imperialist slogans, the demonstrators raised their voice against the imperialist war in Ukraine and expressed their firm opposition to Greece's involvement in the dangerous US-NATO-EU plans. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

KKE declines to attend Zelensky's address to Greek Parliament

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) will not participate in the Parliament's special session on April 7th, in which Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelensky will address the body, 902 portal has reported.

The KKE points out that “Zelensky represents a reactionary government backed by the US-NATO-EU camp and, like Russia, is responsible for the drama of the Ukrainian people”. 

Friday, March 18, 2022

Resolution of the CC of the KKE on the Imperialist War in Ukraine

Read below the Resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the Imperialist War in Ukraine in three languages (ENGLISH, RUSSIAN, SPANISH).
 
RESOLUTION OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE KKE
ON THE IMPERIALIST WAR IN UKRAINE

1. The KKE, from the very first moment, denounced the Russian invasion of Ukraine and expressed its solidarity with the people of Ukraine.