Showing posts with label SYRIZA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SYRIZA. Show all posts

Friday, October 4, 2019

STATEMENT OF KKE: "No to the renewal of the Greece-USA Agreement on Military Bases; No to the visit of Mike Pompeo in Greece"

NO TO THE RENEWAL OF THE GREECE-USA AGREEMENT ON MILITARY BASES
NO TO THE VISIT OF THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE M. POMPEO
Statement by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the KKE.
The KKE calls on workers, the people and the youth to rise against the visit of the US Secretary of State, M. Pompeo, and above all against the conversion of Greece into a vast US-NATO base. This is also the content of the “Strategic Dialogue” with the US, initiated by the former SYRIZA government in Phase I and enhanced by the ND government with the current Phase II.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Human tragedy in Greece's Moria refugee camp — Statement by the KKE

A woman from Afghanistan and her child are the victims of the fire that broke out in a container in the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesvos on Sunday afternoon. 
The State-run news agency AMNA reports that the body of the woman was transferred to the hospital in the city of Mytilene with a private car, while it was the refugees who retrieved the body of the child.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Koutsoumbas to ND government: "Unfortunately for you, the KKE stands against your policies"

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas (right) and 
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Speaking at Greece's Parliament during the new government's policy statements and discussion over confidence vote, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas unleashed a political attack against both the newly-elected conservative government of New Democracy (ND), as well as against the social democratic major opposition of SYRIZA.

Regarding New Democracy's government policy statements, Koutsoumbas said that these were already known from the pre-electoral period, adding that even the EU Commission had prepared her recommendations for Greece even before the formation of the government on July 8th. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Greece: Anti-communist MP elected Parliament Speaker with SYRIZA, MERA25 backing

ND MP and Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas.
With a record 283 votes New Democracy's (ND) veteran MP and former Culture and Sports Minister, Konstantinos Tasoulas, was elected earlier today as the new Speaker of the Greek Parliament

A long-time MP for the district of Ioannina, Tasoulas was approved by New Democracy, main opposition SYRIZA, centre-left Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK), the far-right Greek Solution and Varoufakis' MERA25

Monday, July 15, 2019

STATEMENT OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREECE (KKE) ON THE RESULTS OF THE JULY 7 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

In a statement the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) reflects on the results of the July 7th parliamentary elections. The full statement is the following:

1. The CC greets the thousands of members of the Party and KNE, Party supporters, cooperators, and voters, who all contributed to the electoral battle waged by the KKE. We especially greet those who took this step for the first time, the young men and women who gave their first vote to our Party.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mitsotakis' government aims to continue the anti-people work of SYRIZA

Prime Minister-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
"We know what we want, we know how to make it happen and we will achieve it," Greek Prime Minister-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during his speech at the first cabinet meeting of his government. 

"I have not hidden my ambition for the government to function as a well-oiled machine" Mitsotakis pointed out, showing his intention to accelerate a number of anti-people reforms demanded by the capital. 

Commenting on the cabinet's first meeting, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Greece elections: Statement of the General Secretary of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Statement of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas shortly after the announcement of the result of the July 7th parliamentary elections:

"We thank all those who voted for the KKE and especially those who took the step for the first time. In addition we thank those who cooperated with the KKE in this election battle, participated in its lists, even if in the past they belonged to other political currents, continuing the similar mobilization that occurred also during the European elections. We salute the thousands of members, cadres, friends of the Party and KNE who gave their best to strengthen the KKE.

Greece elections: 300 thousand votes and 15 parliament seats for the Communist Party (KKE)

Early general elections were held in Greece on 7 July 2019, in which the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) received 300,000 votes and 5.3%,  with the  re-election of 15 MPs to the Greek Parliament. 

This result was achieved in conditions of the change of the correlation of forces amongst the bourgeois parties, a generalized trend towards increasing conservatism, blackmail, disillusionment that had been sowed by the anti-people political line of the "left" SYRIZA government. 
 
The conservative party of New Democracy (ND) came first with 39.8% and popular discontent was expressed towards the SYRIZA government, which received 31.5%. 
 
KINAL, the continuation of old social-democracy in Greece, entered the new parliament with 8.1%, the nationalist-racist party "Greek Solution" with 3.7% and the other social-democratic party MERA25 with 3.4% also entered parliament. In contrast, 16 parties did not pass the election threshold of 3%, including the criminal fascist organization of Golden Dawn whose vote shrunk significantly to 2.9%.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

SYRIZA paved the way to New Democracy — Dimitris Koutsoumbas

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas.
"The right-wing and conservative policy of SYRIZA's government paved the way to New Democracy and PASOK, it purified and resurrected them", said Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in his interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, three days before the July 7th parliamentary elections.

Koutsoumbas points out "the leadership of SYRIZA has been recorded as a "sellout" to the unjust system, to Trump and the EU Commission" and adds that many people who did not submit themselves to the system draw conclusions and support the KKE. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dimitris Koutsoumbas' interview on ANT1 News: On Turkey, Varoufakis and the July 7th elections

On Friday afternoon, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas gave an interview to anchor Nikos Chatzinikolaou and the news program of ANT1 TV. 

The General Secretary pointed out the need for the strengthening of the KKE in the upcoming general elections of July 7th, saying that the Communist Party is the only one that can prevent anti-people measures. He stated that the Party has immediate law proposals for the relief of the unemployed people, for lower salary at 751 euros, for the Social Insurance System and other issues related to the country's popular strata. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The phony radicalism of Yanis Varoufakis and his MERA25 party


The former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is back and ready to participate in Greece's general elections on July 7th. Once again, the flamboyant economist tries to present himself as a "radical", "pro-european leftist" and an anti-establishment political force, aiming to attract voters who have been dissapointed by the anti-people policy of SYRIZA

First of all, Varoufakis tries to obfuscate the reality about his past as a member of the Tsipras' government. He denounces the pro-memorandum, pro-austerity stance of SYRIZA but he doesn't say a word about his own contribution to this policy. Why? The answer is clear and straightforward: Varoufakis had been an accomplice in the preparation and voting, by the SYRIZA government, of the 3rd memorandum in 2015.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Greece: Solidarity with the students who are prosecuted for their anti-imperialist activity

Riot police violently attacking demonstrators during an
anti-imperialist rally in Athens; April 16, 2018.
Two university students are facing charges by the Greek authorities for participating in an anti-imperialist, anti-war mobilization last year. 

The trial is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th of June at the Evelpidon Court in Athens and various workers and students' unions have called for a solidarity rally on this day. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

KKE: Statement on the dangerous plans of the United States against Iran

On the occasion of the latest dangerous developments at the Bay of Oman and the U.S. provocations against Iran, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued the following statement: 
The last attacks against tankers in the Bay of Oman ignite once again the developments around Iran. The USA as if they were “already prepared”, put Iran in the cross-hair and rally more military forces in the region.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Greeks Abroad: KKE received 14.09%, emerges in the 3rd place in EU elections vote

Greece’s Ministry of the Interior has published the official results of Sunday’s European Elections for the Greek citizens who were abroad on the day of the election and who voted for Greek candidates instead of the local ones in the EU country of their residency.

According to the official results, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) received 14.09% of the votes, emerging in the 3rd place behind the ruling social democratic SYRIZA party and the conservative opposition of New Democracy (ND). 

Monday, May 27, 2019

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: Statement on the results of the European and local elections of May 26th

In his statement to the mass media, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary  of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) noted the following regarding the results for the elections for the European Parliament and local administration: 
“First of all we would like to thank all of those who responded to KKE's call to join forces with it. All of those who honored us, participating in the Party ballot, but also all those who under difficult conditions came to the ballot box and voted for the KKE in the European Parliament elections and for “People's Rally” in the municipal and regional elections. We would especially like to thank all those who took that step for the first time, for the young men and women who gave their very first vote to our Party.

European Elections 2019: KKE gets more than 250,000 votes, elects 2 deputies

Konstantinos Papadakis (upper photo) and Lefteris Nikolaou
are the two MEPs of the KKE.
According to the latest results given by the Greek Ministry of Interior, with 82% of the total electoral centers counted, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) gets 5.48% (252.912 votes) and elects 2 MEPs. 

The eurodeputies elected with the KKE are Kostantinos Papadakis and Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos. 

In yesterday's European elections, the conservative New Democracy (ND) got a comfortable lead (9.5%) over ruling social democratic SYRIZA. According to the latest results, ND gets 33.23% of the votes and elects 7 MEPs, while SYRIZA gets 23.79% and elects 6 MEPs. The center left KINAL (formerly PASOK) party gets 7.61% and elects 2 eurodeputies. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Social Democracy plays a leading role in EU policy that feeds the fascists- Kostas Papadakis

The latest issue (3/2019) of the "Communist Review" (KOMEP), the Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) political and theoretical journal, organ of the Central Committee, includes an extraordinary interview with two of the Party's candidates for the European Parliament electionsMakis Papadopoulos and Kostas Papadakis

Below you can read - translated into english- an excerpt of Kostas Papadakis's answer in the question "aren't there issues for joint action of the communists with social democracy in the wake of the danger of rise of the far-right and fascism?"

Friday, May 10, 2019

Despicable: Tsipras signs EU Council's vulgar anti-communist declaration in Romania


A shameful delcaration was signed yesterday, Thursday 9 May, by the EU leaders at Sibiu, Romania, during an unofficial summit. All together, "liberals" and "social democrats", "conservatives" and "progressives", confirmed that the rottenness of the so-called "founding values" of the EU. The declaration of Sibiu, signed on 9 May (on the anniversary of the Great Anti-Fascist Victory), is another memorial of hideous anti-communism

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

"The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is dangerous"- Statement by the KKE

The Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in its statement on the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean notes:
"The situation in the Eastern Mediterranean is dangerous. This is clear due to the violation of Cyprus' EEZ by the Turkish drilling ship "Fatih" and the search and rescue ship "Barbaros", the threats of the Turkish government regarding Cyprus and the Aegean, as well as due to the intensification of the criminal Israeli aggression against Palestine and its bombing of Gaza.

Monday, May 6, 2019

PAME: The SYRIZA government washes its hands in the blood of the children of Palestine

On the occasion of the new strikes of the Israeli military forces against Gaza, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) issued the following statement, strongly condemning the new bombings and accusing the SYRIZA government for being an accomplice in the crime:

PAME condemns the new, murderous raids of Israel against the Palestinian People.

The murderer-State of Israel went on a new escalation of its aggressiveness against Gaza and held dozens of raids the last days, which resulted in dozens killed.