Tuesday, 18 May 2010
KKE shows the Peoples of Europe how to fight cuts
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) have held a huge rally in Athens. (See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSjwwf91rEg )
In a show of strength, tens of thousands of members and supporters of KKE packed into central Athens. Their message was simple, KKE demands that power in the country must rest with the people, not the monopolies. The austerity measures demanded by imperialism must be fought.
Aleka Papariga, General Secretary of the CC of KKE, stood in front of the huge crowd assembled at the Pedion Areos Square. She declared;
“The government is shamelessly lying when it claims that the measures will last for three or maximum four years. This system, which is rotten to the core, is not eternal. The people’s sacrifices will benefit the capitalists, the monopolies. And even if we assume that the Greek economy will soon exit from the cycle of the crisis and recover, things will be equally worse for the people."
She warned that the Social democratic PASOK government mirrors the dictatorship that KKE fought for so long. The government is rolling out the anti-communist propaganda and demanding that the people respect the constitution.
The capitalist courts have carried out their measures against the people's counterattack. Strikes by the All Workers Militant Front(PAME)have been declared ilegal.
The massive demonstration has barely registered with the Greek bourgeois media, but we must make sure that the KKE's heroic efforts to combat cuts are heard. Furthermore, we must echo the call of the KKE that capitalism holds no solutions. This crisis was not created by the people, yet capitalism offers only austerity measures. The only path out of capitalist crisis for the peoples of Europe is that of socialism.
Peoples of Europe, rise up!