Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Discussion about Ukraine–fascism (16.11.2014) [video, Greek]

Anasintaxi 405B (1-31/12/2014)

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Anasintaxi 405 (1-31/12/2014)

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Anasintaxi 404B (1-30/11/2014)

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Anasintaxi 404 (1-30/11/2014)

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Anasintaxi 403B (1-31/10/2014)

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Anasintaxi 403B (1-31/10/2014)

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Anasintaxi 402B (1-30/9/2014)

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Anasintaxi 402 (1-30/9/2014)

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Video from the presendation of books with NIKOS ZACHARIADIS’ articles in Athens–25/10/2014 (Greek)

Photos from the presendation of books with NIKOS ZACHARIADIS’ articles in Athens–25/10/2014

K. Natsikas (member of the PC of Anasintaxi), S. Zachariadis, T. Mpallos, et al.

Alexis Parnis (poet and close friend of N. Zachariadis) and Tassos Mpallos


Sifis (Josef) Zachariadis under his father’s portrait

Saturday, January 24, 2015

BOYCOTT the elections–The elections do not solve the problem of imperialist DEPENDANCE (economic-political-military, NATO bases etc.), nor repel-cancel ongoing EU politics against the people

ΕΞΩ Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ από την ιμπεριαλιστική ΕΕ ΕΔΩ και ΤΩΡΑ

GREECE OUT OF EURO - EU RIGHT NOW

The elections do not solve the problem of imperialist DEPENDANCE (economic-political-military, NATO bases etc.), nor repel-cancel ongoing EU politics against the people

BOYCOTT THE ELECTIONS

Effective ONLY WAY: All-worker’s UNITY and intensity of the class struggle against the EU and its local chapter  - Militant MASSIVE demonstrations

In the last 6 years with the open and complete collapse of the economy all known myths of "equal participation in the EU", "the country's economic development", "convergence of the economies of EU member-countries", "continuous growth of prosperity ", etc., etc. collapsed completely.

Today the status of the country, the working class and the people is very bad, worse than ever:
1. Extreme deepening of imperialist DEPENDENCE whilst stifling international financial control and strict supervision for decades by European Commission-ECB-IMF,
2. indebtedness of the country with a huge external ever-growing debt which is a loop neck of the country and younger generations,
3. deep protracted economic cyclical crisis of overproduction, dropping production, mass closure of businesses, falling exports, etc., etc.,
4. large and rapid increase of mass unemployment, the actual amount of around 2,000,000 and for young people reaches a percentage of 65-70%, with hundreds of thousands of people forced to migrate permanently creating an unprecedented haemorrhage,
5. beyond the intensive exploitation and annihilation of all the conquests of the workers, there were: a large reduction of salaries and pensions, unprecedented cuts in social spending (health, education, etc.) And huge increases in taxes and prices, etc., which led to a great sharp deterioration of the situation of the working class and the people and lasting deepening of the process of absolute misery of the proletariat,
6. restrictions on democratic freedoms, deepening fascistation and dangerous rise of fascist and Nazi-fascist forces ("Golden Dawn" -LAOS etc.).

Despite the above and although, both basic and key issues of the struggle of the working class and the country which are directly and closely tied with the EU: that of DEPENDENCE and the attacks-measures against the people, have extreme worsen: ie.

first, with the constant deepening of DEPENDANCE has major negative impacts on the country, but also the continuous provocative interference in its internal affairs on all levels, even in the current election campaign, (see statements by Juncker, Moscovici, Schaeuble, et al. )

second, with durable continuous unpopular measures, not imposed only by the local capital but also directly from the EU,

NONE of the political parties, bourgeois and reformist, is not in favor of Greece’s immediate exit of Euro-EMU-European Union

In contrary ALL the bourgeois parties are in favor of Greece’s STAY in imperialist European Union, and in EURO-EMU and propagate consciously, serve the interests of the EU imperialists with misleading MYTH-fantasies about "equal participation" (!) of the country in the "pit of lions" of the powerful European monopolies. At the same time the propagate that Greece leaving the Euro-EMU-EU will be a "major disaster" (!).

ALL the reformist social democratic parties ("K" KE-SYRIZA, etc.) and the extra-parliamentary organizations follow the same strategic choice of the EU monopolies and the local capital.

It is not only SYRIZA which supports the country STAY EURO-EMU-EU, but also the "K" KE: “A solution outside the euro and return to the drachma in the present circumstances would be catastrophic” (A. Papariga, “Rizospastis” 31/5/2011, p.6)

Moreover: the leaders of the "K" KE definitively renounced the anti-imperialist struggle for the overthrow of deppendance.

[…]

In order the working class and the workers to defend their class interests against the attacks of the local and foreign capital (EU, etc.) they have to fight against capital and local governments but also EU in conjunction with the struggle against imperialist DEPENDENCE generally, particularly that of the EU and for the here and now, EXIT of Greece from Euro-EMU-EU.

Alongside they have to fight against nationalism and fascism

The ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY is the unity of all workers and intensity of the class struggle against the EU and the local capitali with MASSIVE militant protests.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

BOYCOTT the elections–The elections do not solve the problem of imperialist DEPENDANCE (economic-political-military, NATO bases etc.), nor repel-cancel ongoing EU politics against the people

ΕΞΩ Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ από την ιμπεριαλιστική ΕΕ ΕΔΩ και ΤΩΡΑ 

GREECE OUT OF EURO - EU RIGHT NOW

The elections do not solve the problem of imperialist DEPENDANCE (economic-political-military, NATO bases etc.), nor repel-cancel ongoing EU politics against the people

BOYCOTT THE ELECTIONS

Effective UNIQUE WAY: All-worker’s UNITY and intensity of the class struggle against the EU and its local chapter  - Militant MASS demonstrations

Movement for the REORGANITATION of KKE 1918-55

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Greetings to "REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRACY"

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary (September 2014) of the journal "REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRACY" we wish you every success in continuing publishing of the journal for the correct orientation of the revolutionary working class and the Indian peoples in their struggle against capitalism and imperialism and we stand by in this effort.

We consider “REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRACY” an important magazine, because it studies and analyzes from the standpoint of revolutionary Marxism the economic and socio-political situation in India and worldwide.

Moreover because:

- It supports and stands in the struggles of the international proletariat and the various peoples against capitalism and imperialism,

- It is guided by revolutionary Marxism ie. Leninism-Stalinism,

- It combats the traditional reactionary bourgeois ideology and the various counter-revolutionary currents (social democracy, revisionism, Trotskyism, anarchism, etc.),

- It defends Marxist positions on the questions of anti-imperialist-proletarian revolution and it has a Marxist conception of socialism-communism and its practical application-building in the Soviet Union (1917-1953) the Leninist-Stalinist period till the violent coup overthrowing of the dictatorship of the proletariat - after the death-murder of Joseph V. Stalin - from the treacherous anticommunist Khrushchevit group of Khrushchev-Brezhnev that restored capitalism in the Soviet Union - restoration that was completed in the mid 1960s.

- It defends, promotes and highlights the revolutionary traditions of the world proletariat and the international communist and workers' movement of the Comintern-Cominform,

- It defends fighters and cultivates and promotes the proletarian internationalism

With revolutionary greetings,

Movement for the Reorganisation of the KKE 1918-1955

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Kobane needs international support

Iraq has effectively been divided into three parts after the US led occupation. Kurds have taken control in the North while the Shiites in the East and South and the Sunni Arabs in the West. The power in Iraq has been shared between the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds but the collaboration did not last long. Kurds virtually announced a free Kurdistan in the North. Sunnis complained from their lack of say in governance of the country and distribution of petrol, opposing and resisting Shiites, sometimes engaging even in armed struggle. During this period, radical religious powers such as Al-Qaeda and Salafi Jihadists gained strength. These groups have been supported by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Later, when the armed struggle supported by the imperialist powers - led by the US - against the government in Syria started, the Al Qaeda and Salafi forces in Iraq entered Syria and became the main force fighting against the Assad regime. They had the weaponry, the experience and a centrally led organisation while the FSA forces supported by the US were fragmented, disorganised and lacked any real experience of war. The anti-Assad coalition led by Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as well as the US and the EU, have supported the Al Nusra Front that included Al Qaeda linked and other radical groups, believing that they had the power to defeat Assad. However, the practices of radical religious groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Egypt and Syria have disturbed the US and its allies. These groups, while serving the US and its allies on the one hand, tried to establish Sharia Law in their localities and caused damage to US interests on the other.

Following these developments, especially after the murders of US diplomats in Libya by radical groups and the events in Egypt, the US and its allies reduced the support provided to radical religious organisations in Syria.
Groups such as Al Qaeda, Al Nusra, Salafis, etc., upon realising they cannot defeat the Assad forces in Syria, declared their sovereignty and set up an ‘Islamic State’ covering the areas of Syria under their control and areas under Sunni Arab control in Iraq.
Meanwhile, taking advantage of the vacuum created by the fighting between the Assad forces and FSA and Al Nusra, Syrian Kurds have created three autonomous regions near the Turkish border in Northern Syria. The area controlled by the Kurds is called Rojava (meaning West or the West of Kurdistan in Kurdish). Kurds, having established their autonomous Cantons in Rojava, armed themselves, mainly against the attacks from radical religious groups. Representatives of these Cantons have been arguing that governance was not exclusively Kurdish but Arabs, Yazidis, Armenians, Turkmens and other minorities and religious groups were sharing power and hence they created a democratic autonomous alternative. But it is clear that the PKK’s political line is dominant in the governance of Rojava. This line is represented by the Democratic Union Party (PYD). The security of Rojava is under the domain of the armed People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ). YPG/YPJ have about 5000 armed members. Following the outset of the civil war in Syria, PYD has political and military control of the cities of Kobane, Afrin and Cinderas in the state of Aleppo; the towns of Amude, Derik and Efrin in the state of Hasaka, the cities of Darbasiyah, Resulayn (across Ceylanpınar in Şanlıurfa, Turkey) and the town of Tirbesipiye. YPG, the armed wing of PYD, have taken over the town of Resulayn from Al Nusra forces after an armed conflict and brought the tanks they seized from them to Kobane.

The three Cantons in Rojava do not share borders with each other. Assad Regime established Sunni Arab villages between Kurdish settlements. These are now under IS control.
About four months ago, IS armed forces have started their advance towards the east aiming for Baghdad. They quickly took over the city of Mosul, a major city in Iraq. In the areas of the advance and in Mosul, where Sunni Iraqi soldiers put up no resistance and handed their weapons over to IS. Some joined the ranks of IS and some fled to the east. While IS was advancing on Baghdad, the Shiite leader of the Iraqi government was replaced, the US provided the Central Iraqi government with arms and military experts, and supported them with air strikes against IS. The IS reaction was to do a u-turn and advance on the Kurdish areas of Iraq and Syria. The Barzani forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Northern Iraq could not withstand the IS onslaught and retreated, abandoning their positions and weapons.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) forces (which have been waging a war for 30 years against Turkey until the recent ceasefire) confronted the IS forces and managed to halt their advance in places. IS forces got closer to the Iraqi Kurdistan’s capital Erbil and the important oil town of Kirkuk and they overran the Yazidi city of Shengal. Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled Shengal and have taken refuge in Turkey.

The US support helped stop the IS advance on Iraqi Kurdistan and following this IS began to attack Kobane. It is now surrounded on three sides by IS forces in the east, south and west, except for the border with Turkey in the north. IS forces have tanks and heavy artillery while the YPG/YPJ forces in Kobane only have light infantry rifles. The elderly, women and children in Kobane have escaped to Turkey. Tens of thousands are in the town of Suruc in Turkey, camping in the open and going hungry.

Kobane wants arms to fight against IS. They want Turkey to open a corridor for them to bring tanks and heavy artillery abandoned in the Eastern Canton by the Iraqi Kurds and Iraqi military forces and seized by the YPG. IS forces are now within 1km of the YPG positions.

Our party and other progressive democratic forces in Turkey are staging demonstrations to get peoples’ support and force the government to help Kobane. Those that support the resistance go to Suruc in the Turkish side to access Kobane to bring in food and other supplies. They guard a 25km stretch of the Turkish-Syrian border to prevent IS militants filtering into Turkish borders and launching an attack from the north. Many Kurdish youth from Turkey cross the border into Kobane to fight against IS and support the resistance.

Meanwhile, the Turkish government has joined the US coalition against IS and wants to create a 40-50km wide buffer zone in Rojava, along the Turkish-Syrian border to settle the Syrian refugees that crossed the borders into Turkey during the civil war. The populations in this zone will be disarmed (hence PYD and YPG will lose control and influence in Rojava and the coalition forces, including Turkey, will defend the area against IS and the Assad forces). Later, an FSA army to be set up in this area to fight the Assad forces.

The progressive and democratic forces in Turkey stand against this plan. We oppose a buffer zone and the Turkish military crossing the border. We want Turkey to stop supporting IS and allowing its militants use Turkish borders. We want Turkey to support the peoples of Kobane and Rojava against IS attacks.
Our party believes that in the current situation international solidarity and support for Kobane is vital. We call on your parties and organisations and your peoples to support and show solidarity with Kobane and Rojava.

We think that solidarity with the peoples of the region against the imperialist plans and attacks is one of the most urgent political tasks.

Imperialism will lose and the victors will be the peoples.

Long live the Kobane resistance

Labour Party (EMEP), Turkey