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

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.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Is the KKE a homophobic party? Behind the curtain of “individual rights”

By Nikos Mottas

The much-debated same-sex civil marriage bill has already been submitted to the plenary of the Greek Parliament and its voting has been scheduled for Thursday 15 February.

Apart from the liberal-conservative New Democracy government, the bill is expected to be supported by the social democratic opposition parties of Syriza and Pasok. From its side, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) has firmly stated that it will vote down the proposed bill, underlying that the major aim of the law is to legalize the commercialization of surrogacy and the subsequent degradation of woman's role

Friday, February 9, 2024

Greek farmers on the streets: General Secretary of the KKE Koutsoumbas expresses support and solidarity

KKE's General Secretary speaking to farmers in Thessaly
Blocking dozens of traffic arteries with thousands of tractors, the poor and middle-sized farmers in Greece are fighting for their future. They struggle to prevent their total extinction, to be able to continue ploughing and cultivating their fields and producing good and cheap food for all the people.

On Thursday 8/2/24, starting from the morning until late at night, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the CC of the Communist Party (KKE), visited 9 junctions in Central Greece and Thessaly, where farmers’ roadblocks have been set up. The farmers gave a warm welcome to the GS of the CC of the KKE.

Friday, February 2, 2024

Greek Army cadet prosecuted over anti-NATO views

By Nikos Mottas

The spectre of censorship seems to be back in the Greek Armed Forces these days. Konstantinos Kesopoulos, Cadet reserve officer of Infantry in the Hellenic Army, has been summoned for an official apology after expressing himself against Greece's military involvement in the Euro-Atlantic imperialist plans in the Middle East.

The cadet's “crime” was the fact that that he publicly expressed his opposition to the dispatch of a Greek frigate in the Red Sea within NATO and EU's operations against the Houthis. He also demanded the closure of all foreign military bases and the cancellation of the Greek-US joint drills which actually prepare the Hellenic Army for active participation in the imperialist war fronts in Ukraine and the Middle East. 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The position of the KKE on civil marriage of same-sex couples and its impact on children's rights

The CC of the KKE recently met and issued a resolution under the title "The position of the KKE on civil marriage of same-sex couples and its impact on children's rights", on the occasion of the relevant bill put forward in parliament by the right-wing/liberal government of New Democracy. 
 
Below are some excerpts of the resolution, while the full text will be published in various languages in the near future:

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

KKE: Hands off Oscar Figuera, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Venezuela!

In a statement, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

"The anti-communist campaign of the social-democratic PSUV government against the CP of Venezuela is further escalating, following the unacceptable decision of the Supreme Court of Justice, which in August 2023 outlawed the CP of Venezuela and recognized a group of paid agents of government representatives in its place.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Greece: New mobilizations against the presence of US-NATO ships in the country

People’s protests against the escalation of the presence of US-NATO ships and troops in Greece continue. Greece’s ND government, together with its NATO allies, is involving the country more and more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans and wars against the peoples of the region.

On Saturday 13th January in Thessaloniki, the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) organized a rally against the presence of NATO ships of the US, Germany and G. Britain with the slogan: “Thessaloniki is a port of the peoples, not a launching pad for the imperialists”.

Friday, January 12, 2024

KKE condemns US-British air strikes in Yemen

In a statement following the U.S- British air strikes against Houthis in Yemen, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) warns about the risks of a generalized war. More specifically, the statement (here in Greek) reads: 

"The KKE condemns the US and British missile attacks on Yemen which multiply the risks of generalizing the war in the region, with the involvement of other powers, such as Iran.

Monday, January 8, 2024

The KKE slams Mitsotakis' government on Greece-USA relations, calls the people to be vigilant and oppose the US-NATO plans

In a statement on the meeting between Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and U.S Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stressed the following:

“Against the background of the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people by the Israeli state, the tangible dangers of a generalization of the conflict throughout the Middle East, the massacre in Ukraine and NATO’s arrangements regarding Greece–Türkiye relations, the Mitsotakis–Blinken meeting aims at deepening Greece’s involvement in the dangerous US-NATO plans and interventions in the region.

Friday, December 22, 2023

KKE: The dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea involves the country even more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans

In a comment on the dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses the following:

“The dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea, under the pretext of the safety of maritime navigation and protection of merchant ships, involves the country even more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans, which at this stage are directly linked to the support of the murderous policy of the Israeli state.

Monday, December 18, 2023

The KKE votes against Mitsotakis government's anti-popular budget

The 21 MPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) voted against the 2024 budget proposed by the New Democracy government, which increases taxation on the popular strata in order to increase the profitability of capital. 

During the debate, the MPs of the KKE lambasted the government’s draft budget, highlighting its anti-labour and class character in favour of businessmen, and demanded increases in wages and pensions and the abolition of anti-popular taxes. 

Friday, November 17, 2023

50 years since the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the Greek Junta

This Friday, 17th November 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising which subsequently led to the fall of the military dictatorial regime in Greece. 

The events at the Athens Polytechnic in 1973 consist one of the most significant moment of class struggle in Greece during the second half of the 20th century. But what was the historical background and the socio-political developments that led to the uprising of the Greek youth?
 

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Diamantis Mavrodoglou, Greek veteran communist and former KKE MP, dies at 99

Diamantis Mavrodoglou, an emblematic veteran of the Greek communist movement who served as an MP for the Communist Party (KKE) from 1977 to 1989, died on Tuesday aged 99. 

Born in 1924, Mavrodoglou participated in the Greek Resistance against the Axis Occupation during the Second World War, being a member of EPON (United Panhellenic Organization of Youth) and ELAS (Greek People's Liberation Army). He became a member of the KKE in 1944.

Monday, October 30, 2023

Mass demonstration in support of Palestine in Athens — مظاهرة ضخمة مؤيدة لفلسطين في أثينا

On Sunday 29/10, a mass demonstration in support of Palestine took place in Athens, following a call by the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME). 
 
Thousands of demonstrators gathered outside the US embassy and then marched to the Israeli embassy.

Addressing the rally, the trade union representatives demanded an end to the massacre of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and to the Israeli occupation. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

KKE: Mitsotakis’ visit to Israel constitutes a provocation and complicity in the crime

The Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued the following statement on the visit of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ visit to Israel:

“At a time when the state of Israel is escalating its attacks against the Palestinian people, resulting in thousands of dead and wounded, the visit of Mr. Mitsotakis to Jerusalem and his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu constitutes a provocation and complicity in the crime.
 

Monday, October 16, 2023

Six communists were elected mayors in Greece's local elections — Significant reinforcement of the KKE

On 15/10/23 the 2nd round of local elections took place in Greece. Based on the result of both rounds, the lists supported by the KKE were voted for by thousands of popular forces, recording over 10% nationwide (from 6.86% in the 2019 regional elections).

A communist mayor was elected from the 1st round on the island of Ikaria, while the communist mayor in the country’s 3rd largest city, Patras, won over 41% in the first and 56% in the second round, and was therefore reelected. 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

KKE: No involvement of Greece in the NATO-USA-Israel massacre in Gaza

The Press Office of the CC of the KKE issued the following statement on the deployment of the Greek frigate "Psara" in the Southeastern Mediterranean:

"The dispatch of the Greek frigate "Psara" —with a crew and security team of more than 200 people in total— to the South-Eastern Mediterranean, to join a NATO force operating in the region, is a very dangerous development, at a time when the conflict in the Middle East is a breath away from further escalation and a generalized military engagement.
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Greece local elections: Significant reinforcement of the KKE in all regions and large municipalities

On 8 October 2023, the first round of the regional and municipal elections took place throughout Greece
 
The KKE participated in the elections in all 13 regions of the country, as well as in 262 municipalities, with the ballot paper under the name “People’s Rallying”. Based on the results, “People’s Rallying” gained over 10% in the 13 regions nationwide, up from 6.86% in the 2019 regional elections and 7.69% won by the KKE in the parliamentary elections last June.
 

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Koutsoumbas: Join forces with the KKE in all struggles and in local elections!

The activity of the party organizations of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) throughout the country is culminating ahead of the municipal and regional elections that will take place on Sunday 8 October. The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, is participating in the pre-election rallies in many cities across the country, such as Thessaloniki, Lamia, Larissa, Nea Ionia (Athens), Nikaia (Piraeus), etc.

At the rally in the city of Larissa on Tuesday 3 October, he stated the following:

Thursday, September 28, 2023

SYRIZA hits rock bottom of political degeneration

Stefanos Kasselakis, SYRIZA's new leader
On 24/9/23, the second round for the election of the new president of SYRIZA took place. This party was the continuation of the “Coalition of the Left, the Movements and Ecology (SYN)”, consisting of a part of KKE cadres who, eroded by opportunism, the ideas of the counter-revolution and Gorbachev, left the KKE in 1989-1991 after their unsuccessful attempt to dissolve the Party. 
 
This section collaborated within the SYN framework with other opportunist forces that had broken away from the KKE in 1968 and embraced the Euro-communist current.