Friday, September 13, 2019

LETTER FROM THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY GROUP AND THE PARLIAMENTARY GROUP OF THE KKE TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UN ANTONIO GUTERRES



PRESS BULLETIN
A delegation from the European Parliamentary Group of the KKE visited the offices of the United Nations (UN) in Brussels today, Wednesday 11/9/2019, and delivered this letter to the Secretary-General of the UN Mr. Antonio Guterres, from the Parliamentary and European Parliamentary Group of the Party.
The letter denounces the interference of the USA and its allies in Venezuela and the threats of military intervention against the country, while it expresses the solidarity of the KKE with the Venezuelan people.

The text of the letter is as follows:

To: Mr. Antonio Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

Mr. Secretary-General,
The Parliamentary and European Parliamentary group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which has already marked 100 years of life and action, unites its voice with the thousands of workers of Venezuela and other countries, who denounce the ending and extremely dangerous intervention by the government of the United States of America (USA) and its allies in the domestic affairs of Venezuela.
We strongly condemn this intervention aimed at are overthrowing the elected President of the country Nicolas Maduro, and the imposition on the people of Venezuelan Juan Guaido, a person who is at the service of the USA for their aggressive plans in Venezuela and the wider region.
We particularly condemn US threats of military intervention against Venezuela and its people.
Developments in this Latin American country, just as in any other country are a matter for its own people.
The Parliamentary and European Parliamentary group of the KKE demand that the intervention in the internal affairs of Venezuela by the USA, the European Union (EU) and their allies cease and that the plotting to overthrow the elected President of the country and any other type of threat desist.

11 September 2019 Sincerely,

THE PARLIAMENTARY AND EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY GROUP OF THE KKE
Dimitris Koutsoumpas, President of the Parliamentary Group and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece
Aleka Papariga, MP State
Giorgos Lambroulis, Vice-President of the Parliament, MP Larisa
Thanassis Pafilis, Parliamentary Representative, MP Athens 
Nikos Karathanasopoulos, Parliamentary Representative, MP Achaia
Liana Kanelli, MP Athens
Christos Katsotis, MP Athens
Diamanto Manolakou, MP of Piraeus
Giannis Giokas, MP Eastern Attica
Giannis Delis, MP Thessaloniki
Leonidas Stoltidis, MP Thessalonki
Maria Komninaka, MP Lesbos
Manolis Sindichakis, MP Herakleion
Nikos Papanastasis, MP Aitoloakarnania
Giorgos Marinos, MP Evia
Costas Papadakis, MEP
Lefteris Nikolaou, MEP

Athens 11/9/2019 THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE CC OF KKE

Monday, September 9, 2019

Mass demonstration at Aristotelous Square


With the slogan : “Struggle for unity – mass – class, for modern working conditions and pay, for a life with rights”, thousands of working people, unemployed, self-employed, farmers  women and youth rallied on Saturday, 7th September at the All Workers Militant Front (PAME) demonstration at the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), directing a call for struggle to every working person for contemporary working conditions, for a life with rights.
Behind the banners of the Trade Unions, Federations and Labor Centers, protesters from Thessaloniki and surrounding prefectures, gave the first mass, united class answer to the anti-people attack of the government – the EU – capital, making it clear that “normalcy” is not the anti-labor upheavals the curtailment of labor rights, of trade union and popular freedom. It is not 'normalcy' for the country to be integrated in imperialist plans and competitions, which create dangerous conditions for our people and the peoples of the neighboring countries.
At the same time, they directed an open call for unity and action against the new plans that the ND government is readying.
A delegation of the CC of the KKE was at the rally, headed by the GS of the CC, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, who in his statement to the Press noted:
“Capitalist growth is neither beneficial for all, nor is it a given, due to the international environment, as is claimed  and alleged by the current Greek government.
All of them seek to 'drag the labor – popular movement behind the chariot of monopoly interests', so that they can serve the profits of the few at the expense of the interests of the many.
This why here and now we need a dynamic organization of labor – popular struggle, the development of class unity, a widening of the social, popular alliance, a change in the correlation of forces, so that the new anti-labor – anti-trade union laws will not pass, to abolish  previous laws that have brought the working class and the Greek people to their knees, to open the way so that we can live our lives as we really deserve to live them today.”

Friday, September 6, 2019

Israel Threatens to Use Nuclear Weapons to ‘Wipe Out’ Its Enemies


(Originally reported by Global Research)

Standing next to a secretive Israeli atomic reactor earlier in the week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “wipe out” his enemies. In a speech that many will see as the Jewish state breaking its long silence over the possession of nuclear weapons, the Likud leader warned that it has the means to destroy its enemies.
“Those who threaten to wipe us out put themselves in a similar danger, and in any event will not achieve their goal,” he said on Wednesday during a ceremony to rename the complex, near the desert town of Dimona. The site has long been suspected to be the location where Israel has been developing nuclear weapons.
Iran hit back by describing Netanyahu as a “warmonger”.  The threat “atomic annihilation” against the Islamic Republic was denounced as “beyond shameless in the gall”.
“Iran, a country without nuclear weapons, is threatened with atomic annihilation by a warmonger standing next to an actual nuclear weapons factory,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his official Twitter account.
Iran, a country without nuclear weapons, is threatened with atomic annihilation by a warmonger standing next to an actual nuclear weapons factory. Beyond shameless in the gall.
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Zarif also commented on Israel’s nuclear programme saying:
“As the world marks Int’l Day against Nuclear Tests, let’s remember that only nuclear bombs in our region belong to Israel and the US; the former a habitual aggressor & the latter the sole user of nukes. Let’s also remember that Iran has called for Nuclear Weapon Free Zone since 1974.”
Israel has never acknowledged possessing nuclear weapons, instead maintaining a policy of “strategic ambiguity”. Foreign reports have put the size of Israel’s nuclear arsenal in the dozens to hundreds of weapons.
Earlier this month a science journal published by Princeton University’s Science and Global Security journal claimed that Israel conducted illegal nuclear test in contravention of international law.
Netanyahu’s remarks came as Israel lobbies world powers to follow the US in exiting a 2015 international deal with Iran that capped the Islamic Republic’s nuclear capabilities.
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