Akdeniz: Dünya devriminin yeni havzası!

The Mediterranean: new basin of world revolution!

البحر الأبيض: الحوض الجديد للثورة العالمية

مدیترانه: حوزه جدید انقلاب جهانی

Il Mediterraneo: nuovo bacino della rivoluzione mondiale!

Μεσόγειος: Νέα λεκάνη της παγκόσμιας επανάστασης!

Derya Sıpî: Deşta nû a şoreşa cihânê

Միջերկրական ծով: նոր ավազանում համաշխարհային հեղափոխության.

El Mediterráneo: Nueva cuenca de la revolución mundial!

La Méditerranée: nouveau bassin la révolution mondiale!

Mediterrâneo: bacia nova da revolução mundial!

Articles

Sungur Savran
July 1, 2013

The evacuation of Gezi Park by the police on the night of 15 June through the ample use of tear gas, and for the first time chemically enhanced water cannon, has not extinguished the fire of rebellion in Turkey.

True, the insurgency that followed the evacuation, which involved night-long marches and the occupation of squares in the different neighbourhoods of Istanbul and cities all around the country, was short-lived.  But from the continuing energy of the masses burst forth new forms of action such as the ‘standing man’ and ‘standing woman’, in which individuals stand silently for hours at a venue where they are not otherwise permitted to demonstrate.  This form of action certainly isolates individuals from each other, is not amenable to voicing grievances explicitly, and hence is an inferior modality of protest.  But in this specific context, where it was almost impossible to stage actions on Taksim Square it heralded the return of the masses to the hotly contested space and raised the morale of the movement after the setback caused by the evacuation (followed, incidentally, by the evacuation of occupied squares in other cities).

Osvaldo Coggiola
June 25, 2013

 

Las movilizaciones en Brasil comenzaron el 6 de junio, con dos mil manifestantes en el centro de San Pablo contra el tarifazo del transporte en esa ciudad. La represión de esa acción (asi como la de los dos dias siguientes) ordenada por el gobierno estadual (de derecha) y apoyada por el gobierno municipal (PT) fue violentísima, con decenas de heridos y detenidos. Dos semanas después, los manifestantes, en casi todas las capitales y ciudades importantes del país, han superado los dos millones, con un millón em Rio de Janeiro el jueves 20. El tarifazo, reafirmado vehementemente por el gobierno municipal petista y el estadual derechista en los primeiros dias, fue retirado, y hoy es casi una anécdota. Varias otras capitales estaduales y ciudades que habían anunciado aumentos del transporte los retiraron sin que mediara el planteo explícito de uma reivindicación en ese sentido. El anuncio del gobierno paulista retirando el tarifazo, el jueves 20, buscaba vaciar las calles. Fue festejado de imediato en las calles, claro,...

RedMed
June 25, 2013

 

The International Conference on “Europe in crisis: for an internationalist revolutionary alternative”, following the initiative  taken in December 2012 by the  Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International (CRFI), has successfully taken place in Athens, Greece on June 9-10, 2013, hosted by the EEK, Greek Section of the CRFI.  They participated in the debates and/or brought their messages of support, representatives from over forty(40) revolutionary and anti-capitalist political parties, organizations, social movements, combative trade-unionists, collectivities of workers’ and citizens groups of struggle and individual militants from four(4) continents and twenty(20) countries.

RedMed
June 25, 2013

 

Biz Avrupa’nın, batısında doğusunda, kuzeyinde güneyinde bulunan 20 ülkesinden, ama ayrıca Ortadoğu, Asya, Afrika ve Latin Amerika’dan gelen, onlarca farklı siyasi örgütte, devrimci ve anti-kapitalist sol partilerde, mücadeleci sendikalarda, sosyal hareketlerde, halkın öz-örgütlenme temelinde oluşturulmuş mücadele kolektiflerinde kavga veren militanlar olarak 9-10 Haziran tarihlerinde Atina’da Uluslararası Avrupa Konferansı’nda bir araya gelmiş bulunuyoruz. Tüm ülkelerdeki işçileri, işsizleri, yoksul ve sosyal olarak dışlanmış kitleleri, dünya kapitalizminin mevcut krizi tarafından yayılan sosyal felaketten çıkış yolu olarak devrimci enternasyonalist bir alternatif için ortak mücadeleye katılmaya çağırıyoruz.

RedMed
June 25, 2013

 

Nosotros, reunidos en la Euro-Conferencia Internacional de Trabajadores los días 9 y 10 de junio en Atenas, militantes provenientes de veinte países de Europa, del Oriente y Occidente, del Norte y Sur, pero también del Medio Oriente, Asia, África y América Latina, luchando en docenas de diferentes organizaciones y partidos políticos de la izquierda revolucionaria y anticapitalista, de sindicatos combativos, de movimientos sociales, de colectivos de lucha popular auto-organizada, llamamos a los trabajadores, a los desempleados, a los pauperizados y las masas sociales excluidas en todos los países a unirse en una misma lucha por una salida revolucionaria e internacionalista de la catástrofe social diseminada por la actual crisis mundial del capitalismo.

Sungur Savran
June 25, 2013

 

Après des jours d’hésitation et de négociation, le gouvernement a finalement décidé d’évacuer la Commune de Taksim, là où des milliers de gens campent dans le parc Gezi et que des dizaines de milliers d’autres ont visité tous les soirs. La police a attaqué le parc Gezi samedi soir (15 Juin). Après l’avoir fait évacuer à l’aide de gaz lacrymogènes et, grande nouveauté, de canons à eau dans laquelle celle-ci est apparemment mélangée à un type particulier de produits chimiques, car elle brûle la peau de tous ceux qu’elle touche, la police a rasé les tentes, l’infirmerie, les cuisines et la bibliothèque qui y avaient été installées.

Sungur Savran
June 25, 2013

 

Le 1er Mai 2013, la police a fait pleuvoir des tonnes de gaz lacrymogène sur des dizaines de milliers de travailleurs et de jeunes dans les différents quartiers d’Istanbul, afin de les empêcher de s’approcher de la place Taksim. Le gouvernement avait décidé que cette place, lieu traditionnel des célébrations du 1er Mai mais aussi de quantité d’actions politiques quotidienne, petites et grandes, devait être fermée aux manifestations pendant toute cette année, et cela parce que des travaux d’aménagement devaient être réalisés sur une grande échelle, impliquant le creusement d’énormes puits dangereux pour les foules de promeneurs. Au cours d’une prestation particulièrement ridicule, le gouverneur d’Istanbul a tenu une conférence de presse, juché au sommet d’un monticule au bord d’une de ces fosses, dans une tentative désespérée de faire comprendre à tout le pays la menace que représentaient ces fosses pour les passants.

Sungur Savran
June 25, 2013

Istanbul est devenue un champ de bataille envahi par les gaz lacrymogènes. La police a - sans aucun doute possible à la demande du Premier ministre Tayyip Erdogan et son gouvernement AKP - attaqué les manifestants dans le centre de la ville, près de la place Taksim, pendant cinq jours consécutifs. En soi, cela n’a rien d’une nouveauté : la police turque est célèbre pour sa brutalité dans le traitement des manifestations indésirables aux yeux du gouvernement. Il y a à peine un mois, le 1er Mai, elle a dispersé, sans ménagement et à coup de gaz lacrymogène, un rassemblement de milliers de travailleurs et de syndicalistes. Donc, en soi, il n’y a rien de nouveau sur le front de la police. Cette fois, la nouveauté vient d’ailleurs et c’est elle qui fait toute la différence.

Sungur Savran
June 16, 2013

After days of hesitation and negotiation, the government has finally decided to evacuate the Taksim Commune, where thousands camped in Gezi Park and which tens of thousands visited every night. Police attacked Gezi Park yesterday evening and after evacuating it using tear gas and, as a novelty, water cannon apparently supplemented with a special kind of chemical since it burnt the skin of everyone it touched, razed the tents, the infirmary, the kitchens and the library established there to the ground.

RedMed
June 14, 2013

We, gathered in the International Workers Euro-Conference on June 9-10, in Athens, militants coming from twenty countries of Europe, West and East, North and South but also from the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Latina America, fighting in dozens of various political organizations and parties of the revolutionary and anti-capitalist left, of combative trade unions, of social movements, of collectivities of popular self-organized struggle, we call  the workers, unemployed, pauperized and social excluded masses in every country to join into a common struggle for an internationalist revolutionary way out from the social catastrophe  spread by the current world crisis of capitalism.

RedMed
June 12, 2013

This resolution was adopted unanimously by the International Conference “Europe in Crisis: For a Revolutionary Internationalist Alternative” on 10 June 2013.

Sungur Savran
June 8, 2013

“Es una revuelta, no una revolución (todavía)!”, una referencia a la famosa conversación entre el rey Louis XVI y uno de sus asesores durante el estallido de la revolución francesa.

Sungur Savran
June 8, 2013

On May Day 2013, the police poured tonnes of tear gas on tens of thousands of workers and youth in different quarters of Istanbul in order to stop them from approaching Taksim Square. The government had decided that this square , the traditional venue for May Day celebrations and home to daily political actions big and small, was to be shut to demonstrations this year because development work was being done on a massive scale involving huge excavated pits making it dangerous for crowds.  In a ludicrous act, the governor of Istanbul stood atop a mound at the edge of one of those pits to hold a press conference in a desperate attempt to drive home the threat that these pits represented for people. Exactly one month later, on Saturday June 1, the masses protesting against the urban plans behind this development work and against the government itself had captured the square and made it the freest part of Istanbul, or rather of Turkey! The police withdrew that afternoon from Taksim Square to abandon the place to the thronging crowds of protestors unfathomably numbering in the hundreds of thousands! It has now been three days and not one single soul has fallen into the scarecrow pit...

Sungur Savran
June 2, 2013

Estambul se ha convertido en un campo de batalla cubierto por gas lacrimógeno. La policía, sin duda a instancias de Tayyip Erdogan y su gobierno del AKP, ha estado atacando a manifestantes en el centro de la ciudad, cerca de la Plaza de Taksim, por cinco días consecutivos. Esto no habría sido ninguna noticia en absoluto: la policía turca es famosa por su brutalidad en el trato a manifestaciones no bienvenidas por el gobierno. Sólo un mes atrás, el 1° de Mayo, había dispersado una concentración de miles de trabajadores y sindicalistas usando gases lacrimógenos incansablemente. Por lo tanto nada nuevo en el frente de la policía. Esta vez es diferente por otra razón.

Sungur Savran
June 2, 2013

Istanbul è diventata un campo di battaglia coperto da gas lacrimogeni. La polizia, senza dubbi e per volere di Tayyip Erdogan e il suo governo AKP, hanno attaccato i manifestanti nel centro della città, vicino a Piazza Taksim, per cinque giorni consecutivi. Questa non e' una novità' : la polizia turca è famosa per la sua brutalità nel trattare con le dimostrazioni sgradite al governo. Solo un mese fa, durante il primo maggio, avevano disperso una mobilitazione di migliaia di lavoratori e sindacalisti usando gas lacrimogeni senza limiti. Quindi niente di nuovo sul fronte della polizia. Questa volta pero' la situazione è diversa per un altro motivo.

Sungur Savran
June 2, 2013

Το Ιστανμπούλ έχει γίνει ένα πεδίο μάχης καλυμμένο από τα δακρυγόνα. Η αστυνομία, αναμφίβολα με εντολή του Ταγίπ Ερντογάν και της κυβέρνησής του του Κόμματος της Δικαιοσύνης και Ανάπτυξης, επιτίθεται σε διαδηλωτές στο κέντρο της πόλης, κοντά στην πλατεία Ταξίμ, εδώ και πέντε συνεχόμενες ημέρες. Αυτό βέβαια δεν αποτελεί είδηση: η τουρκική αστυνομία είναι διάσημη για την κτηνωδία της στην αντιμετώπιση των ανεπιθύμητων για την κυβέρνηση διαδηλώσεων. Μόνο πριν από ένα μήνα, την Πρωτομαγιά, διέλυσαν μια συγκέντρωση χιλιάδων εργαζομένων και συνδικαλιστών κάνοντας «απλόχερη» χρήση δακρυγόνων. Συνεπώς, τίποτα νέο στο μέτωπο της αστυνομίας. Αυτή η φορά είναι διαφορετική για έναν άλλο λόγο.

Sungur Savran
June 1, 2013

Istanbul has become a battlefield covered by tear gas. The police, no doubt at the behest of Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, have been attacking protestors in the centre of the city, near Taksim Square, for five consecutive days. This would have been no news at all: Turkish police are famous for their brutality in dealing with demonstrations unwelcome to the government. Only a month ago, on May Day, they had dispersed a gathering of thousands of workers and unionists using tear gas unsparingly. So nothing new on the police front. This time is different for another reason.

RedMed
May 29, 2013

Unisciti alla Conferenza Internazionale “Europa in crisi- per un’alternativa rivoluzionaria internazionale” ad Atene, Grecia, nella sala dell’Unione Nazionale dei Giornalisti, via Akadimias and Voukourestiou , 9-10 Giugno2013 

RedMed
May 29, 2013
ΚΑΛΕΣΜΑ
 
Σας καλούμε στη Διεθνή Συνδιάσκεψη με θέμα «Η Ευρώπη σε κρίση – για μια διεθνιστική επαναστατική εναλλακτική», στην Αθήνα, στην αίθουσα εκδηλώσεων της ΕΣΗΕΑ, Ακαδημίας και Βουκουρεστίου, 9 και 10 Ιουνίου 2013.

RedMed
May 28, 2013

The Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International (CRFI) and RedMed are jointly organizing a conference of internationalist revolutionary forces of European countries to meet in Athens, Greece on 9-10 June 2013. The aim is to close ranks among forces fighting against austerity in the different countries of Europe, to determine a common policy against that of the Troyka and the capitalist governments of the countries in question, to organize campaigns and work together in the future, as well as establishing links with the world outside of Europe, in particular the Mediterranean basin. The conference will be held immediately after the Alter Summit to be held in the same city on 7-8 June 2013, in which our forces will be intervening as well. All forces and persons who are determined to fight the assault of the capitalist class and defeat it are welcome to share their ideas with us at the conference.

EEK , DIP
April 9, 2013

 

Απορρίψτε τη ληστεία των καπιταλιστών ληστών!

Ελληνοκύπριοι και Τουρκοκύπριοι, ενωθείτε και παλέψτε!

Για μια Ενιαία Σοσιαλιστική Κύπρο!

Kάτω η ΕΕ! Για τις Ενωμένες Σοσιαλιστικές Πολιτείες της Ευρώπης!

EEK , DIP
April 9, 2013

 

Aşağıdaki bildiri, Güney Kıbrıs’ta doğan ve bütün Avrupa’yı tehdit eden ekonomik kriz bağlamında, Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Yeniden İnşası Koordinasyonu içindeki kardeş partimiz Yunanistan’dan EEK ile birlikte Devrimci İşçi Partisi tarafından yayınlanmıştır. Bildirinin orijinali İngilizce hazırlanmıştır. Burada yayınlanmakta olan, İngilizce metnin Türkçe çevirisidir. 

RedMed
March 27, 2013

Le Forum Social Mondial 2013 a ouvert ses portes mardi, le 26 Mars 2013, à Tunis, la capitale de Tunisie. Une manifestation qui a commencé au centre-ville s’est dirigé, après une marche qui a duré plus de trois heures au stade Menzah, sur une scène près duquel a tenu lieu la cérémonie d’ouverture.

EEK , DIP
March 21, 2013

The Troika has burned its fingers in Cyprus. It overshot and the brutal measures that it tried to impose on the people of Cyprus fired back. It tried to impose, in addition to a near 10 per cent one-off levy on the Russian money launderers, a near 7 per cent levy also on the small depositors of the island: workers and peasants, widows and pensioners were all robbed of their hard-won savings of years! The people of Cyprus immediately took to the streets and rejected these measures. In the vote taken in the Cypriot parliament in the South, not one single deputy voted for the measures agreed to by a president elected by a majority of the people less than a month ago! Total defeat for Merkel, the new tsaritsa of Europe! Shameful rejection for EU imperialism! Tiny Cyprus, producing 0.2 per cent of the overall GDP of the EU, is now threatening a collapse of the whole system!

RedMed
February 21, 2013

The revolutionary tissue of the Mediterranean is being woven in ever tighter knots. In a new display of the combative mood of the working classes of the different Mediterranean countries, the workers of a steel plant in Egypt (Kouta Steel) sent their greetings of solidarity to the workers of a factory in Thessaloniki, Greece by the name of Vio.Me, which has lately become a self-managed factory.

Vio.Me earlier had benefited from internationalist solidarity from Argentina. The Argentinian section of the Coordinating Committee for the Refoundation of the Fourth International (CRFI), Partido Obrero, had been very much involved in the takeover and self-management of factories by the workers during and in the aftermath of the economic crisis in 2001. In December 2012, during a meeting organised by the Ergatiko Epanastatiko Comma (EEK-Workers’ Revolutionary Party), our Greek section, a workers’ delegation from Vio.Me had the possibility of meeting with the representatives of the PO, who readily informed them on how the Argentinian workers had proceeded. International solidarity thus bore very concrete fruits for the Vio.Me workers.

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DIP , EEK , PCL
February 12, 2013

 

L’assassinat de Chokri Belaïd, secrétaire général du Parti unifié des patriotes démocrates et un des leaders du Front populaire pour la réalisation des objectifs de la révolution, dont fait partie son courant, est un fait d’énorme importance pour la révolution tunisienne et les luttes de classes dans le monde arabe. 

DIP
February 12, 2013

These attacks targeting women do not raise fear, they cultivate anger. Rather than abandoning the streets, Egyptian women have been organizing demonstrations for days. As women militants of the Revolutionary Workers’ Party (DIP), we salute the courage of the revolutionary women of Egypt. And we call women around the world to fight against sexual harassment and rape!

DIP
February 12, 2013

Bugün kadınları hedef alan bu saldırılar Mısır’da korkuyu değil öfkeyi besliyor. Mısırlı kadınlar, bu saldırılar karşısında sinip alanları terk etmek yerine günlerdir eylemler düzenliyorlar. DİP’li kadınlar olarak, Mısırlı devrimci kadınların cesaretini selamlıyor, tüm dünyada kadınları cinsel tacize ve tecavüze karşı mücadele etmeye çağırıyoruz!

DIP
February 7, 2013

Tunus devriminin önde gelen önderlerinden biri, iktidardaki liberal İslamcı Ennahda’nın silahlı milisleri veya Selefi çeteler tarafından katledildi. Kendisini Marksist olarak niteleyen Birleşik Demokrat Yurtseverler Partisi Genel Sekreteri Şükrü Belaid bir suikaste kurban gitti. Belaid aynı zamanda solcu, pan-Arap milliyetçisi ve çevreci 12 partiden ve çevreden ve ayrıca bireylerden oluşan Devrimin Hedeflerinin Gerçekleşmesi İçin Halk Cephesi adlı ittifakın da önde gelen liderlerinden biri idi.

PCL
January 25, 2013

Il Partito Comunista dei Lavoratori(PCL) si presenta alle elezioni politiche sulla base di un programma anticapitalista: l'unico programma realmente contrapposto all'”agenda Monti”, a partire dalle ragioni del lavoro e di tutti gli sfruttati. L'Agenda Monti è il programma degli industriali, dei banchieri, del Vaticano, già votato in Parlamento da tutti i principali partiti ( PD, PDL, UDC). L'ipocrisia che la circonda regna oggi sovrana.


CRFI
January 25, 2013

Two years ago, in the wake of the revolutionary uprising in Tunisia in December 2010- January 2011, on the 25th of January 2011, the Egyptian people rose in rage against the 30-year dictatorship that had been ruling the country under the iron fist of Hosni Mubarak. For 18 days they fought for bread, jobs, freedom, and dignity. They occupied Tahrir Square, that aptly named square, whose name, “Emancipation” in Arabic, later resounded throughout the world symbolising the struggle of the masses everywhere. They fought the “Battle of the Camel” against the hired thugs of the regime, the notorious “Baltadji”. From 7 February on the working class staged a strong strike movement in industry, in transportation, in the docks of the Suez Canal and elsewhere. The system now had to sacrifice the dictator. Mubarak came tumbling down. The Egyptian masses thus proved to the world that the will power and courage of ordinary people, if they come together in their millions, will overcome the mightiest dictatorship.

PCL , EEK , DIP
January 24, 2013

 

El asesinato en París de tres militantes kurdas del movimiento del PKK es un hecho de gran importancia. Ante todo porque sucede justo después del anuncio de una serie de conversaciones entre el Estado turco y Abdullah Ocalan, líder del PKK en prisión, que apuntaría a una solución política de la guerra entre el ejército turco y la guerrilla del PKK. Este asesinato es un golpe a la esperanza que habían creado estas negociaciones en el pueblo kurdo y los medios progresistas turcos. Segundo, y no menos importante, es que es la primera vez, en la larga historia de la llamada guerra que ya lleva 28 años, que altos representantes del PKK son asesinados. Sakine Cansiz, la más importante de los tres cuadros militantes, fue fundadora del PKK (ella pertenecía al movimiento desde 1978). Era, a su vez, la representante del mismo en Alemania desde hacía mucho tiempo. “Rojbin” Fidan Dogan, por su parte, servía de portavoz del KNK, el Congreso Nacional de Kurdistán, una de las muy variadas organizaciones que el PKK ha creado, para difundir en el extranjero la voz, mucho tiempo en silencio, del pueblo kurdo.
PCL , EEK , DIP
January 24, 2013

Türkiye’deki mücadele üzerinde devasa etkiler yaratabilecek bir cinayet başka bir ülkede, Fransa’nın başkenti Paris’te yaşandı. Bu, işçi sınıfının devrimci öncüsünün uluslararası alanda örgütlenmesinin, yani bir dünya partisinin önemini  hissetmemize yol açabilecek somut bir örnek. Devrimci İşçi Partisi, böyle bir devrimci işçi Enternasyonalinin inşası için Dördüncü Enternasyonal’in Yeniden Kuruluş Koordinasyonu’nu (DEYK/CRFI) destekliyor. DEYK/CRFI’ı destekleyen üç parti (biri DİP), Paris’te yaşanan cinayetler üzerine son günlerde bir bildiri yayınladı. Bildiri, Fransa işçi hareketine ve soluna hitap ettiği için, orijinali Fransızca olarak kaleme alınmış bulunuyor. Bildiri, DEYK/CRFI’ın Fransa’daki sempatizanları tarafından bütün ilgili Fransız örgütlerine iletiliyor. Aşağıda bu Fransızca bildirinin Türkçesini yayınlıyoruz. Ayrıca, bildiriyi orijinal dili olan Fransazca’da da yayınlıyoruz. Bildiri, Latin Amerika’da da DEYK/CRFI’ın Arjantin örgütü olan Partido Obrero’nun (İşçi Partisi) sitesinde İspanyolca olarak yayınlanmış bulunuyor.

PCL , EEK , DIP
January 24, 2013

L’assassinat à Paris de trois militantes kurdes de la mouvance du PKK est un fait d’une grande importance. D’abord parce qu’il survient juste à la suite de l’annonce d’une série de pourparlers entre l’Etat turc et Abdullah Ocalan, le leader du PKK en prison, visant à une solution politique à la guerre entre l’armée turque et la guérilla du PKK. Cet assassinat entame l’espoir que cette annonce avait créé auprès du peuple kurde et les milieux progressistes turcs. Puis, et non de moindre importance, c’est la première fois dans la longue histoire de ladite guerre qui perdure depuis 28 ans que des hauts représentants du PKK soient assassinés. Sakine Cansiz, la plus importante cadre parmi les trois militantes, est fondatrice du PKK (elle a donc fait partie du mouvement depuis au moins 1978). Elle était également sa représentante en l’Allemagne depuis longtemps. « Rojbin » Fidan Dogan, pour sa part, servait de porte-parole du KNK, le Congrès National du Kurdistan, une des très diverses organisations que le PKK a créées pour faire entendre en étranger la voix trop longtemps réduite au silence du peuple kurde.

Savas Michael Matsas
January 22, 2013

The worst fears of the ruling classes of Greece and Europe are becoming true:  an uncontrollable social explosion is under way in Greece. When these lines are written, late in the night on February 12-13, 2012, the violent clashes and street fights between demonstrators and the riot police, in the center of Athens and in other cities all over the country, still continue.  The phony “majority” that just voted in Parliament the new package of measures of social cannibalism imposed by the troika of the EU, the European Central Bank, and the IMF cannot and will not stop the Greek social wild fire to  expand in the country and spread beyond Greece, all over Europe and internationally.

EEK
January 22, 2013

The people made their voices very clear on the streets: No to everything proposed! No to all making and supporting the proposals! 

Σάββας Μιχαήλ
January 22, 2013

Now, as you know we are again facing new early elections n June 17, after the totally failure to form of a coalition government to impose the “memor an dum”, the austerity program of the EU /ECB/ IMF. The fact that all the pressures by the Greek President of the Republic, by all the Greek bourgeois parties, by the EU Commission, by the ECB, by Merkel’s government, by Lagarde, the head of the IMF etc. failed to produce such a coalition government after May 6, shows clearly that the country had become ungovernable: those above c an not rule as before, those below can not afford to continue to be governed as in the past, an d above all,  the radical turn to the left of the masses expressed in the recent elections  rejecting austerity an d supporting the perspective of a “government of the Left” indicates clearly that a pre-revolutionary situation is developing in the country , affecting   an d deepening the crisis in Europe an d internationally.

Savas Michael Matsas
January 22, 2013

As only less than two weeks separate us from the new critical parliamentary elections in Greece, on June 17, polarization, fears and hopes dominate the political climate.

Savas Michael Matsas
January 22, 2013

The right wing New Democracy won in the Greek elections on June 17 a pyrrhic victory, with a very narrow lead from the second party, the reformist SYRIZA: the Right got around 30 per cent( not permitting to form a majority government by itself alone) and the reformist Left around 27 per cent ( from 17 per cent on May 6). This extremely limited and non inspiring “success” of the Right came despite a gigantic international and national campaign of intimidation of the Greek people and in favor of New Democracy, waged by all international and national bourgeois media as well as by the IMF and Lagarde, Merkel’s and Shäuble’s Germany, Baroso, Oli Ren and the EU Commision, Junker, the chairman of the Eurogroup, even by Obama himself and his Administration. Although the pro-Memorandum parties (New Democracy, PASOK, the liberal Democratic Left) can form a coalition government supported by a parliamentary majority (thanks also of the anti-democratic electoral law giving to the first party as a bonus 50 seats), the majority of the voters themselves have voted anti-Memorandum parties.

Savas Michael Matsas
January 22, 2013

The working class and popular masses of all the over-indebted capitalist countries, arrogantly named as “PIGS” by the global finance capital and the imperialist chancelleries, are now in an uncontrollable rebellion. A tsunami of popular anger against the EU and the IMF imposed measures of social cannibalism is engulfing the entire Southern Europe. The last few days, hundreds of thousands of workers are flooding the streets and the squares, from Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, to Athens, and then Rome.

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