Greece: KKE(m-l) on the strike wave, general strike and protests

Communist Party of Greece (marxist-leninist)

People’s wrath flooded the whole country!

The determination of the people and the workers must block the brutal attack, state terror and provocateurs!

Thursday,  20/10/2011

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The Communist Party of Greece (m-l) salutes the hundreds of thousands of strikers who for two days have flooded the streets and the squares in Athens and every city all over the country against the new law – that concerns new austerity measures and abolition of workers’ rights.

This 2-day general strike was the result of the pressure exercised on the sold out leadership of the two workers’ confederations ( in public and private sector). During the last weeks there were a lot of mobilizations in the public sector, hospitals, ministries etc. This strike has shown – once more – that the workers and the people in our country are determined to fight and overthrow the barbarism imposed by the government’s policies and to oust the Troica, the IMF and the European imperialists. They have managed to surpass the obstacles set forth by the sold out leadership of the union with their participation in mass assemblies and militant resolutions in work places and unions.

The Communist Party of Greece (m-l) denounces the state terror that was launched-–particularly the second day, 20/10, in Syntagma Square in Athens through a sweeping operation using chemical gas against the demonstrators.

The clash among erroneous and provocative stances and practices on who was the “owner” of the square contributed to the premature dispersal of the mass demonstration in Syntagma Square.

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The revisionist Communist Party of Greece (KKE) blocked demonstrator’s access to the Parliament building.  The riot police moved on the mass of demonstrators with clubs and tear gas.

On one side it was those who hurried to encircle the parliament claiming that they were the “genuine class force” (denying all others) and on the other side it was those who overextend their presence by tediously, repeatedly, throwing stones. This clash provided to the government the pretext to accelerate and launch its attack against the broad mass of demonstrators. And unfortunately it resulted in a death.

Regardless of the result of the voting in parliament, the workers can and should continue their resistance against the policies of Troica and its puppets (the bourgeois parties) in order to hinder the application of this new law.

The only way to defend their lives is to continue to resist and struggle. Neither elections nor coalition government deals can be the solution to their problems.

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