Showing posts with label Greek farmers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Greek farmers. Show all posts

Friday, September 18, 2020

Emblematic Greek farmer-unionist and former KKE MP Vangelis Boutas dies at 66

The farmers’ movement in Greece mourns the death of militant trade unionist Vangelis Boutas who died at the age of 66. A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), who served as a Parliament deputy for KKE between 1996 and 2000, Boutas was for many years a leading figure of the struggles of lower and middle-class farmers. 

In a statement, the CC of the KKE expresses its deep sorrow for his death, pointing out that “comrade Vangelis had been an emblematic figure of our country’s farmers movement, a genuine, humble man, a pioneer militant”.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Greek police fired tear gas to demonstrators during Tsipras' speech in Thessaloniki

How did the government of SYRIZA respond to the thousands of workers, farmers, trade unions' members organized with PAME, students and other people who demonstrated against its antipeople-antiworkers policies in Thessaloniki? By ordering riot police to fire tear gas to protesters who wanted to express their disagreement with the "development fiestas" of Mr.Tsipras and his government!

More specifically, when the trade union's rally arrived at the area of the venue where the Prime Minister would deliver a speech, met strong police forces who had blocked the street. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Greece's farmers converge in Athens to protest against government-EU policies

After 22 days in road blockades, small farmers are going to give a powerful response to the provocative intransigence of the government which has ignored their rightful demands

After a decision by the national committee coordinating the farmers’ protests, a large rally is scheduled to take place in Athens today as a way of pressure towards the government. Already, since the early hours of Tuesday, thousands of workers with their tractors and pick-up tracks, from all over Greece, began their route towards the Greek capital.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Solidarity with Greece's small farmers in their struggle against the SYRIZA and EU policies

Small farmers in Greece are back on the roads again. With their tractors of work and struggle, on the roadblocks, in order to survive. They are struggling, tooth and nail, in order to keep their fields and animals, so that their remain in their villages, so that we can sustain our families through our work in a decent way.

The struggle is inevitable for poor farmers. If they don’t struggle, they will be driven off their land, if they do not resist, they will be throwed on the bonfire of unemployment and destitution. 

Farmers from Tyrnavos, Central Greece, set the first blockade on Monday noon, while farmers from Karditsa, Trikala, Farsala, Larisa have scheduled to go out on the streets on Thursday. The protests and the blockades are to take place from South on the island of Crete and Peloponnese to the North in Central and East Macedonia and from East mainland like Magnisia to the West like Aitoloakarnania and Epirus.