Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Greek workers in solidarity with Palestinians


The three-day celebration of the anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising in 1973, when the students and the workers in Athens rose up against the fascist junta, finished on Saturday 17/11/2012 with the big anti-imperialist march to the US and Israeli embassy. 

In spite of the enormous effort of the coalition government to prevent the anti-imperialist march by means of creating an atmosphere of intimidation and setting up police blockades, in spite of the provocative information which was spread on the internet and in the other media by various mechanisms, their plans were thwarted thanks to the persistence and the repeated protests of the KKE. The march continued, the people demonstrated their anti-imperialist sentiment in front of the US and the Israeli embassies!

The protesters of the KKE and KNE condemned the new Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip and supported the just struggle of the Palestinian People. In addition, they demanded that Greece must not be involved in the imperialist war which is being organized in the Middle East, not to allow the use of the military base in Suda nor to facilitate the predatory alliance of NATO.

The GS of the CC of the KKE made the following statement to the media: “Israel which has occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories is bombarding Gaza. It tries to create the basis , a bridgehead at the expense of the Palestinians to attack Syria and then Iran. At the same time, the Greek government has proceeded to a despicable military agreement with Israel which means that in any case Greece is willing to be involved in the war with the bases or something more. We are fundamentally opposed to this agreement because it has nothing to do with the interests of the two peoples but has to do with the active participation in the struggle for the energy routes, for the oil routes”. 

Anti-imperialist demonstrations were held in dozens of cities throughout the country while in the previous days the KKE organized mass events in the state universities in Athens and Thessalonica for the anniversary of the uprising.


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