- 28 November 2016
Dear comrades of the Young Communist League of Cuba:
We transmit to you the sincere condolences of the members and friends of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) for the demise of Fidel Castro.
It’s with deep sadness that we bit farewell to the great communist leader, the Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, who for decades was a source of inspiration for the struggles of the youth throughout the world, of course also in Greece. Entire generations of militants were formed by his example. Especially during the very difficult moments for the international revolutionary movement after the counterrevolution of 1989-1991, the members and friends of KNE were encouraged by the conquests of the Cuban Revolution, by the decisive stance of the Cuban people and of Fidel before the imperialist aggressiveness
- 28 November 2016
Camaradas de la Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas de Cuba:
Transmitimos las condolencias sinceras de los miembros y amigos de la Juventud Comunista de Grecia (KNE) por el fallecimiento de Fidel Castro.
Con profunda tristeza nos despedimos del gran líder comunista, revolucionario cubano Fidel Castro, que por décadas constituyó una fuente de inspiración por las luchas de la juventud en todo el mundo, naturalmente también en Grecia. Generaciones enteras de luchadores se formaron con su ejemplo. Sobre todo en los momentos muy difíciles por el movimiento revolucionario mundial tras los derrocamientos contrarrevolucionarios de 1989-1991, los miembros y amigos de la KNE tomaron fuerzas por las conquistas de la Revolución Cubana, la postura decisiva del pueblo cubano y de Fidel ante la agresividad imperialista.
- 21 November 2016
The 43rd anniversary of the popular uprising of students and workers in Athens, which was bloodily repressed by the military Junta, was honoured on the 17th of November 2016 with a large and militant demonstration. The mass contingents of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) provided a combative atmosphere during the demonstration and marched in a dynamic and organized way, highlighting the relevant character of the Polytechnic uprising, which is to be found in the daily struggles of the workers, youth and people, against the system of capitalist exploitation, NATO, the EU, imperialism.
The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, attended the rally for the 43rd anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising and made the following statements to the mass media:
"The best way to honour the Polytechnic is to continue the struggles against all the governments that have passed memoranda, that have passed and pass antipeople-antiworker measures, like the current SYRIZA-ANEL government, i.e. the real falsifiers of the history and struggles of the Polytechnic and of course all the previous governments of ND and PASOK.
The best way to honour it is to continue the struggle against the capitalist system, which brings crises, wars, poverty and unemployment. It is the struggle against all the imperialist organizations and unions, like the IMF, EU and NATO, until the Greek people and the peoples of the whole world come to power."
Thousands of demonstrators denounced the imperialist plans of the USA-NATO-EU and the stance of the "left" government of SYRIZA
- 21 November 2016
Demonstrations and protests were carried out on 15/11/2016 in Athens, Thessalonica and many other Greek cities on the occasion of the visit to Greece by the US President, B. Obama.
Thousands of demonstrators all over the country, with slogans that denounce imperialist war, Greece's involvement in the imperialist plans and the government's authoritarianism, participated in the dynamic demonstrations of the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) and the All-workers' Militant Front (PAME), self-employed associations, student unions, women's associations and organizations of the people's movement.
It should be noted that the government of the "left" and "radical" party SYRIZA and the Prime Minister himself, Alexis Tsipras, put on a show of adoration for the USA, presenting B. Obama to the Greek people as being a "saviour", who will contribute to the reduction of the public debt. In this direction, they banned all demonstrations in the centre of Athens for the duration of the visit.
- 15 November 2016
The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) salutes Greek people and youth who are demonstrating these days in Greece. We unite our voice with the mobilizations which are organized by vectors of the popular movement on the 15th and 17th of November, in order to decisively condemn the visit- provocation of Obama in Greece, on the eve of the heroic Polytechnic Uprising that is honored every year on the 17th of November.
The WFDY, which a few days ago on November 10th, completed 71 years of continuous struggle against imperialism, expresses its solidarity to the youth of Greece, to the students, the young workers who are demonstrating these days in order to:
- strenghten your fight against imperialist rivalries, interventions and wars.
- denounce one more time the criminal role of the NATO and the EU.
- reinforce your struggle against the dangerous policy of the Greek Government (SYRIZA – ANEL) that involves the country into imperialist plans through militarily cooperation and agreements with the USA, the NATO, the EU, and Israel.
- continue to militantly express your internationalist solidarity to the refugees and the immigrants, raising a wall over racism and xenophobia.
You are not alone! The organizations-members of WFDY all over the world follow you and support you. We are with you and we yell loudly:
Neither land nor water to the killers of the peoples!
- No to imperialist wars
-The American-Nato bases and headquarters must close down
- NATO must get out of the Aegean Sea
- The Greek army forces of the missions of the NATO and the EU must return to Greece.
Under the works of the 2nd International Preparatory Meeting of the 19th WFYS,
On Behalf of WFDY, The HQ of WFDY, Namibia, Windhoek, November 15, 2016.