Showing posts with label KKE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KKE. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

KKE condemns reinforcement of NATO's presence in Kosovo, calls for the withdrawal of Greek forces

Statement of the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the developments in Kosovo:

Unacceptable reinforcement of NATO’s presence - Greek forces must withdraw immediately

Nowadays, there is a sharpening conflict of imperialist interests in various regions of the world, including the Balkans, where the situation formed by Euro-Atlantic intervention, NATO bombings and the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s remains a festering wound.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Greek Elections 2023: No anti-popular government is omnipotent when faced with a stronger KKE

On 29/5, the GS of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, spoke at a meeting attended by all the KKE candidates in Attica, Party cadres and other militants who joined forces with the Party in the elections. He called for a further strengthening of the KKE in the new parliamentary elections to be held on 25 June.  

“The optimistic message of these elections —without, of course, overlooking the overall negative correlation of forces— is the significant strengthening of the KKE, which won 7.23%, 427,000 votes, and 26 MPs, taking third place in Attica again, this time achieving  double-digit percentages in the working class–popular neighborhoods and an increase in all regions nationwide”, noted the GS of the CC of KKE.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023




1. The CC hails the thousands of KKE and KNE members, supporters, individuals who cooperate with the Party and voters who contributed to the electoral battle of the KKE.

We especially hail those who took the step for the first time, the young people who casted their first vote in favour of our Party.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The KKE can be the only true opposition to ND's anti-popular government

Only the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) can be a true opposition to the anti-popular policies of the New Democracy (ND) government, KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) published on Sunday.

"There is today but one dilemma: Either you give consent to the support of the government's anti-popular policies or you support the only true opposition from the point of view of working-class, popular interests," the General Secretary said, urging voters to further strengthen KKE in the upcoming elections on June 25.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ikaria: The “red” island of Greece, a KKE stronghold

Ikaria, or Icaria, is a relatively small island in the Aegean Sea, approximately 20 km southwest of Samos. According to Greek mythology, its name derives from Icarus, son of Daedalus, who fell in the sea because he “flew too close to the sun”.

Apart from its rich history, beautiful villages, friendly people and notorious summer feasts, Ikaria is also known as Greece's “red island”. The results of the recent parliamentary elections of May 21, 2023, came to confirm the tradition, according to which Ikaria is a stronghold of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

KKE's strengthening in Greek parliamentary elections with 7.23%, 425,000 votes and 26 MPs is a positive step within a negative correlation of forces

With 99.7% of the votes counted in the elections of 21 May 2023, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) made a significant 2% increase, getting 7.23%, 425,795 votes (+126,000) and 26 MPs (+11 MPs).

The right-wing party of New Democracy (40.79%) prevailed in the elections, while the parties of the new social democracy, that is SYRIZA (20.07%) and MeRA25 (2.62%), which did not cross the 3% threshold, recorded a significant decline. The oldest party of social democracy, PASOK (11.46%), was strengthened, while the nationalist party Hellenic Solution (4.45%) was reelected. You can find the detailed results here:

Monday, May 22, 2023

Statement of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the KKE, on the outcome of Greece's parliamentary elections

Following the results of the May 21 parliamentary elections in Greece, and the significant rise of the KKE, the General Secretary of the CC of the Party Dimitris Koutsoumbas stated:

“On behalf of the CC of the KKE, we salute the thousands of workers and young people who took this step today and voted for the KKE, resulting in its considerable rise.

We want to congratulate the thousands of members and cadres of the KKE and KNE who gave their best, contributing to this election result.

KKE gains more than 7% in parliamentary elections, almost doubles its MPs in Parliament - #greekelections

The parliamentary elections of May 21 sent a very hopeful message for Greece's working class, as the Communist Party (KKE) came out significantly strengthened, by gaining 40% more voters in relation to 2019 elections.

More specifically, the KKE gains 7.23% (from 5.3% in 2019) and 425,646 votes.  

The Party also increases its MPs, from 15 to 26.  

The results:

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Estonia's "Institute of Historical Memory" shamefully falsifies WW2 history, promotes anti-communism

In an effort to re-write history, the so-called “Estonian Institute of Historical Memory” (Eesti Mälu Instituut/ EIHM), an anti-communist institution, in collaboration with the German Embassy in Tallinn, has launched since 2018 a “Summer School” focusing on “the history of crimes against humanity and human rights violations during and after the Second World War.

Promoting anti-communism and the distortion of history, EIHM tries to equate the Soviet Union – the major liberation force in WW2 – with Nazi Germany!!! More specifically, in the website of EIHM's “Summer School” someone can read the following:

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Massive, awe-inspiring pre-election rally of the KKE in Athens: "Only the people can save the people"

A clear and decisive message of militant resurgence and optimism for the battle being waged up until the last moment before the elections May 21st to strengthen the Communist Party (KKE), was sent by the huge central pre-election rally held in Syntagma Square, in the heart of Athens, addressed by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Under the slogan "Only the people can save the people, with the KKE at the forefront!", thousands of workers, men and women of every age participated in the largest pre-election rally this year. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Large pre-election rally of the KKE in Thessaloniki

On Monday 16/05, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, delivered a speech at a mass pre-election political rally in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city. 

An excerpt from his speech reads as follows:

“During this pre-election period, an optimistic message is emerging from all over Greece: There are many more people, who, with a clearer mind, draw broader conclusions; who understand that what we have experienced, especially in recent years, was not accidental. 

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The KKE keeps its arms open to progressive people, leftists who refuse to compromise

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) "keeps its arms open to progressive people, leftists who refuse to compromise" with the systemic 'swamp', Party Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoumbas told "Efimerida ton Syntakton" (Efsyn) newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.

Referring to the May 21 parliamentary elections, he said that "there are many responding to our invitation, and many honest people who have joined our ballots, former deputies, Eurodeputies, and officials and members of SYRIZA, ANTARSYA and LAE," naming the main opposition party and other leftist parties.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Greek Election 2023: KKE's main pre-election rally in Athens on Wednesday 17 May

The main pre-election rally of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), ahead of the May 21 Parliamentary Elections, will take place in Syntagma Square, Athens, on Wednesday 17 May at 8 pm. 

Dimitris Koutsoumbas. the Party's General Secretary, will be the major speaker.

Other major pre-election rallies will take place in Thessaloniki on Monday 15 May, at 7.30 pm, as well as in Patras on Tuesday 16 May at 8 pm.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The KKE honors the 9th of May, Day of the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples

Members and friends of the KKE in Berlin's Treptower Park.
The Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the 9th of May, Day of the People's Great Anti-fascist Victory, which notes, among other things, the following:

"World War II, like World War I, was the result of imperialist rivalries for the new division of markets, territories and spheres of influence, as well as their sharpening in conditions of capitalist economic crisis [...]

Monday, May 8, 2023

Koutsoumbas: Only the strength of the KKE will be the indicator of the people’s strength after the elections

In Ioannina, the capital of the Epirus region, the great political campaign of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)  continued on 4/5, in order convey the call for the strengthening of the KKE, from the ends of Greece,to every working man and woman and youngster.

As D. Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the KKE Central Committee, noted: “Only the strength of the KKE will be the indicator of the people’s strength after the elections. And the people of Ioannina have every interest in electing a communist MP for the first time in years."

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Workers' May Day 2023 in Greece: The struggles of the workers of the whole world will win!

Tens of thousands of people participated in the mass strike rallies that were held all over Greece, militantly commemorating the bloody uprising in Chicago and the heroic struggles of the labour movement under the slogan “All over the world workers’ struggles will win!”.

“The working class can abolish capitalist slavery and build a new society without the exploiters and their parasitic nature”, stressed Giorgos Perros, member of the Secretariat of the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME).

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Greek Election 2023: On May 21st you have at least... 10 reasons to vote for the KKE

In Greece's Parliamentary Elections that are scheduled to be held on May 21, 2023, the people have at least 10 reasons to vote for the KKE:

1. A stronger KKE means stability for the people, their lives and their rights.

The anti-popular stability that the New Democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK talk about is the path that brings insecurity and instability to the lives of the people and the youth.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

A strong TKP in Türkiye and a strong KKE in Greece — that's what the people need

Interview of Eliseos Vagenas, member of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in TKP’s soL website:

Elections in Greece will be held on May 21. While it was expected that the elections would be held on an earlier date, they were postponed due to the train accident, which can be considered a "working class agenda". What is the political atmosphere in which Greece moves towards the elections?

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The KKE will not take part in anti-popular government, says Party Secretary Koutsoumbas

"The KKE won't participate in any anti-popular government", clarifies the Party's leader ahead of the Greek Parliamentary Elections of 21 May 2023. 
Excerpts from the interview of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), to "Proto Thema" newspaper:

What does the term “left” mean today?

The truth is that it is a term that has been abused by many people over time, both in Greece and internationally.

Monday, April 17, 2023

Statement of the KKE on the Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons

In a statement on the Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israel, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

“This year’s Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons (17/4) coincides with the escalation of the aggression of the Israeli state against Palestinians and in general, which is taking on dangerous dimensions.

The KKE expresses its solidarity with the struggling Palestinian people and the thousands of political prisoners in Israeli prisons.