Friday, March 23, 2007

Tunisia: Attacks against Hamma Hammami and Radhia Nasraoui

Official statement of the Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia (PCOT)

Tunisia: Attacks against Hamma Hammami and Radhia Nasraoui

The Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia denounces the fact that its spokesperson Hamma Hammami and his wife, the lawyer and member of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Radhia Nasraoui, have been subjected to harsh surveillance and to being followed by the political police. And not only Radhia, but her office is subjected to surveillance 24 hours a day by detachments of the political police. The lawyer is followed everywhere and, just as Hamma, is subjected to all kinds of intimidation.

Last March 13, Hamma Hammami was attacked in the middle of Tunis, at 6:15 PM by a group of high police officers who struck her brutally. This took place near the office of other lawyers, to whom Hamma went to denounce the persecution of which he was the victim. The police surrounded the office of that lawyer, Mokhtar Trifi, to prevent anyone from entering. The physical attack on Hamma stopped when a large group came to his defense and prevented the police from continuing to mistreat him.

In the "democratic" Tunisia of President Ali, the friend of Chirac, Aznar, Bush, etc., the political police play a sinister role. One should recall that both Hamma Hammami and his companion Radhia have been imprisoned on various occasions and attacked physically.

Forward with our total solidarity with Hamma and Radhia, as well as our most energetic protest against the tyrannical regime of the Ali Government.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Article to Roter Morgen 1/2007 about student's struggle

In its 1/2007 issue the german newspaper "ROTER MORGEN", published by KPD, hosts an article for the "Movement for the Reorganisation of KKE 1918-55". The article, in German, is available here. We give you an english translation of the biggest part of the article.

The reactionary Karamanlis’s government has started the most vicious attack in youth’s rights and the public and free education the last decade. It’s specific aims for the that period is the Article 16 of the Greek Constitution that previsions the public nature of higher education and the Universities asylum.

The social-democratic party (PASOK) for many years was declaring that it was against any revision of Article 16 but last year George Papandreou, PASOK's leader declared his agreement for the foundation of private Universities despite the large reactions in his party.

PASOK’s agreement for the revision was vital because revising a Constitution’s article needs positive vote the 2/3 of the Parliamentary members (180 PM) and the monarch-fascist party of New Democracy has 164. In the case that the positive votes are less than 150 the revision is fully cancelled and in the case that they are between 150 and 180 the revision is carried for the next government and needs again 180 positive votes.

The reactions triggered by this move are running high. The first round of mobilizations was before summer and ended with the teachers making strike for 6 weeks (the largest strikes the last 15 years), thousands of secondary schools and the 90% of the University departments under occupation. This force the government to cancel the discussion about the Universities asylum for an unknown time in the future.

The new year started with the discussion for the revision of Article 16 of the Constitution. Protest rallies from teachers, students, pupils and academics were held in all major cities throughout the country. Right now 300 University departments are under occupation. Thousands of students and academics participate in the mobilizations that take place every week in all the Greek major cities.

The struggle of academics, high school and primary school teachers with the last years' STRIKES and the massive University-high school OCCUPATIONS showed that with massive struggle the plans of the capitalists can be cancelled. ATHENS (with the mass pan-hellenic big strike on 1999) and PARIS show the only right way: UNITY - MASSIVITY - VICTORY.

From the first moment the Movement for the Reorganisation of the KKE 1918-55 underlined the necessity of a forehead of academic - professors - schoolteachers and a wider coiling round the education organisations with simultaneously mass LONG-TERM OCCUPATIONS of students and pupils with central objectives: DEFENCE of academic ASYLUM of - PUBLIC FREE EDUCATION - ARTICLE 16. This frame is only that can ensure fighting UNITY and big MASSIVITY, completely essential conditions for the rejection of attack and the victorious result of fight. The Movement supported the mobilizations of POSDEP (The Federation of University Professors) - OLME – DOE and participates in the “Pan-hellenic initiative for article 16” which was created on January.

It’s obvious that any energies in juxtaposition with this frame of fight are disruptive because they undermine immediately from the start the UNITY, they cancel inevitably the MASSIVITY, they render beforehand INEFFECTIVE the fight and they prejudge with mathematic precision his failure, they are included beforehand in government's disruptive tactics and they facilitate its plans “to pass” reagents metres for the education.

During all this months of reactions the reformists of the so-called “C”PG organized disruptive separate concentrations, didn’t publish photos of the vicious police attacks against the strikers in their newspaper, they were against long term University occupations and they did everything possible to make the reactions lighter. Their actions are completely aligned with government's tactics in the frames of permanent reactionary collaboration "C"PG-New Democracy.

The big reactions forced PASOK in a manoeuvre. Suddenly during the Parliament’s discussion about the Constitution’s revision it called for censure motion and declared that is not wishing to participate in the revision anymore. The practical fall back of the leadership of PASOK results from the strong pan-hellenic movement that disputes the market's dictatorship and defended public university with passion and sobriety. It was the first victory for Greek education movement.

The reactionary collaboration "C"PG-New Democracy was revealed once again when A. Papariga, leader of the so-called “C”PG, during the 3-day debate for the censure motion, spoke first from all the party leaders and called the censure motion a “wash-out” winning the warm applauses from the parliamentary members of the monarch-facist party of N.D. Finally “C”PG MPs instead of voting for the motion they abstained.

Now it’s vital that the reactions commence so the government fully cancels any thoughts for privatising the public education and cancelling the asylum. Already POSDEP will proceed with rolling five-day strikes and new rallies are already in the schedule.

Movement for the Reorganisation of the KKE 1918-55
February 2007
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Announcement of the academics' Union



The Union of Teaching and Scientific Personnel of AUTH, given the unjustifiable massive and brutal arrests of dozens of students of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, that had been peacefully demonstrating against the legislation reforms in the Highest Education Level, taking part in the education demonstration of Thursday 8-3-2007 in Athens following their student unions' decisions,
  • expresses the solidarity of the academic professors of our University towards their struggling students and especially towards the arrestees, a lot of whom are first year pre-graduate students,
  • protests strongly against the provocative and bloody suppression of the struggles of the student and the university-wide movement as a choice for applying the governmental policy for the Higher Education,
  • expresses their firm opposition to the infringement of the constitutional and juridical rights of the arrestees, who have been deprived from having a contact with their lawyers and their family for more than 24 hours.
  • strictly denounces the plans and the tactics for taking advantage of the so-called masqueteers by the security forces, who aim to defame and degrade the University and Student movement in the social conscience.
  • firmly protests against the penalisation of the democratic and critical right of every citizen to freely demonstrate their opposition to the governmental choices; and against the extremely having charges of "anti-terrorist" kind, for "constituting a gang", which have been falsified by every recent witness and record.
The Union believes that the arrested students, whom we, professors, know in person in the classrooms and the amphitheatres, have nothing to do with the accusations, as neither do they wear any masks, or are "gangsters" by taking part in the democratic procedures of their student unions.

ESDEP comittee
Eleftheria Karnavou (president) / Yannis Krestenitis (secretary)

Thessaloniki 10-3-2007
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Norwegian communists will reorganize

Our Movement today recieved the following message from the Marxist-Leninist group Revolution of Norway:

Today, on 10 March 2007, the old Maoist party of Norway (AKP) will dissolve itself and merge into a new "broad" party of left Social Democratic character.

Some comrades from the communist opposition within the AKP and from the party's student's league, NKS, together with comrades from Revolusjon, have initiated "Communist Platform". Our ambition is to start a process of struggle and unification, as necessary steps on the road towards re-establishing a Marxist-Leninist Communist Party in our country.

The "Communist Platform" has its own web page

Follow this link to read the translated version of the declaration from the "Communist Platform"

As you will see, Revolusjon is active part of and fully supports this initative.

Marxist-Leninist group Revolution of Norway
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Friday, March 09, 2007

Anasintaxi issue 243 RELEASED


  • Strengthen of fascist terrorism

  • The fighting struggle of student-academics "breaks" the collaboration of government-PASOK for revision of article 16

  • August Bebel and the dreary of the social-democrat A. Papariga

  • V.I. Lenin (22.4.1870-21.1.1924)

  • A. Brezimenski: Lenin's death ("Rizospastis", 21/1/1934)

  • ICMLPO: Resolution on the Situation in the Middle East

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