Sunday, November 18, 2012

Long Live the heroic Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 - We continue the anti-fascist anti-imperialist struggle

Long Live the 39nd anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 against the military Junta (1967-1974).

Refusal to pay the entire DEBT – Greece, here and now, OUT of: Euro-EMU-EU

The occupation of the Polytechnic in November 1973 by the students is an important part of the history of fascist-anti-imperialist struggle of the youth, the working class and people. A squat held despite opposition and hostility of all bourgeois parties together and the social democratic leaders of "K" KE(es.) and "K" KE which in order to prevent the occupation accussed through "K" Ne-AntiEFEE the students of Law and Physic-mathematic department as "agents" of CIA («PANSPOUDASTIKI" No. 8) and then fought desperately for the "disengagement of students from the University" ("KOMEP", 11/1976, page 98).

The occupation has sparked the popular uprising and eventually led to the overthrow of the military-fascist dictatorship of the local capital and the US-NATO imperialism.

39 years later the people is to conduct another tough fight. This time against the triple economic and political control by the international Troika (EU-IMF-ECB) which deepens dependence, against the absolute misery brought by local capitalism and exacerbated by the global capitalist crisis of overproduction, the bankruptcy of the Greek economy which took place in the "fateful 6 years 2004-2009 " ("Kathimerini", 25/3/2012, p.2) ) and "memorandum" measures demolishing the gains and rights of the working class, the people, the youth and destroying the future of the country, with the plunder of wealth from foreign monopolies with new measures recently passed by the government of ND-PASOK-DHMAR. According to recent surveys, the average annual salary in Greece amounted in 2011 to 10,110 euros, against 13,098 in 2010 and this year is expected to fall even lower. The official youth unemployment has reached 58%, while the number of unemployment people is expected to reach 2 million. The retirement age jumped to 67 years.

The popular struggle against the imperialists dependence - a dependence which its existence deny not only the bourgeois parties but also the "K" KE. - and the suffering it causes not stop time, in any season, against difficulties within any circumstances. In this historic battle was always Leading the[…]

Today we fight:

  • For the combative defense of the interests of the people and regain the conquest demolished years, which have resulted in the utter misery of the working class and the broad masses
  • Against the criminalization of popular struggles, the violation of Asylum, racism, nationalism-chauvinism and fascistication promoted by ultranationalists-racists-Samaras-Dendias in collaboration with the nazi-fascists "Golden Dawn", especially the fascist murderous pogroms against immigrants
  • For immediate exit of the country from the EU-EMU-EURO and the total refusal of foreign usurious debt payments - for unilateral refusal
  • Against Fascism, capitalism, imperialism and war and for the withdrawal of Greece from the EU and NATO

November 2012

Movement for the Reorganization of the Communist Party (1918-1955)

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Full-alignment of Papariga-Tsipras-Kouvelis with the strategic choice of the big capital for Greece staying in the EU– even pro-Euro statements

Translation of Anasintaxi, issue 377 (1-31/10/2012 B)

It is known that the social-democrat Alexis Tsipras, leader of SYRIZA, is openly in favor of Greece STAYing in the European Union, a position that is in complete alignment with the current strategic choice of the imperialists and the local capital.

Tsipras does not miss the chance to repeat this position whenever it deems appropriate and necessary "is not an objective or goal of SYRIZA the country leaves euro," he said in an interview in ANT1 (10/15/2012). Rushed even warned that "the consequences of this major tectonic vibrations from the breakup of the euro would be unprecedented and extremely important for the entire global economy, not only for Greece," a statement which makes it clear that the aim of SYRIZA is the stability of the global capitalist economy and its alignment with the interests of the imperialists.

A statement which is essentially a continuation of earlier statements. In an interview with CNBC Network and the Associated Press where he said: "An exit of Greece from the euro zone would  be disastrous " ("Ethnos", 5/11/2012). The new element is Tsipras’ attempt to convince Greek people that the struggle to exit eurozone is either futile or would have catastrophic consequences for Greek workers and the unemployed.

"Unfortunately" for Tsipras, his statements were preceded by corresponding statements of his "Triplets" of Social Democrats Papariga ("K" KE)-Kouvelis (DHMAR), which all come from the same ideological and political power, that of Khrushchev's revisionism: Aleka Papariga:"A solution outside the Euro and return to the drachma in the present circumstances would be catastrophic" ("Rizospastis", 31/5/2011, p.6., can also be found here). and Fotis Kouvelis: "exit from the euro would mean greater destruction" ("Real News", 4/12/2011).

The statements by Papariga-Tsipras-Kouvelis aim to blunt the class struggle against the destructive effects of the country’s stay in EU-EUROZONE and serve both the interests of the imperialist EU and the local big capital and reflect their current strategic choice.


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Social-democrat Papariga: Prima Ballerina of the Greek capital and the EU monopolies
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

ADEDY: 3-hour strikes on November 13 & 14

ADEDY (the Civil Servants' Confederation) has declared a 3-hour nationalwide (10:00-13:00) strike on November 13 and 14.

The Worker’s center of Corfu and the Worker;s center of Heraklio (subsesctions of GSEE) has declared a strike on November 14.

Till now no other Worker’s centers have declared a strike on that day.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

November 14: Rallys in Greece but no general strike

Greece's two main unions GSEE (the General Confederation of Greek Workers)  - ADEDY (the Civil Servants' Confederation) have called for rallys November 14 to protest government plans to pass new austerity measures including spending cuts, tax increase and state-asset sales.

ADEDY has declared a 3-hour nationalwide (10:00-13:00) strike on that day.

It is important to note though that there is no general strike declared in Greece for this day.

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Government brings budget vote on November 11

GSEE (the General Confederation of Greek Workers) calls on all workers, pensioners and unemployed to participate at the rally to be held Sunday November 11, 2012, the date of the budget vote (austerity, taxes, unemployment) to 5 pm the Syntagma Square (Athens).

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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

PCEML: They put price to the vote

Called the electoral process for the 2013 elections, the bargain deals is present as has happened in the past. The demagoguery takes shape in both messages and offerings electoral right-wing candidates, manipulating poverty and popular hope, playing with people's basic needs that need urgent attention.

There is not any difference on the right political organizations are traditional or rubberized on the XXI century. To sample what happens these days about the so-called Development Bond.

In recent months, various sectors, mainly in rural areas-sued its increase to $ 50, but the government remained deaf. But close to the electoral process, and having taken Guillermo Lasso that proposal, Correa also endorses, and to show "radical" and an enemy of the corrupt bankers proposed fund with profits obtained by them. Now he does say that in the last five years the financial sector has earned 1.64 billion dollars.

When from various sectors did denounce to the bank as beneficiary of government management, the Carondelet was total silence, and could not be otherwise, if from this sector Correa took a few thousand dollars to fund his campaign, claims that the the government has not denied.

Correa wants to buy the vote of nearly two million ecuadorians with a bonus of fifty dollars; Gutierrez has put a higher price and offers sixty-five. Demagoguery does not have limit. And so we will see new jobs, more cheatings.

A bonus, as we refer, it is necessary to alleviate urgent problems of the poor, but does not end poverty. Our people need to implement structural measures that guarantee steady work, fair prices for their products, wages, etc. Poverty does not want to be used by demagogues as a mechanism to maintain power.

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Anasintaxi 377 (1-31/10/2012 B)


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Anasintaxi 376 (1-31/10/2012)


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