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19th Congress of KKE

Anti-Communism is weapon of the capitalist system - It will not pass!

We, 28 Communist Youth Organizations from all over the world, sign the following resolution:

We condemn the arrest and detention of comrade Alexander Batov, a member of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Workers' Party of Russia and representative of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Union (bolsheviks) (also known as RKSMb) at the National Preparatory Committee of Russia for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.

Comrade Batov was arrested on 9th May, day of the Anti-fascist Victory of the peoples, with the falsified accusation of "civil disobedience", in fact for distributing the RCWP's leaflet about the actual content of the day, revealing the attempt to defame the content of this anniversary by today's Russian authorities. He was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment and after his release he has been receiving a series of threats in order to stop any political activity.


The Festival of KNE dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the October of Revolution

The events of the 43rd Festival of KNE and its journal “Odigitis”, which is the largest political-cultural event in Greece, began in Piraeus on 24/6.

As Nikos Ambatielos, Secretary of the CC of KNE, stressed in his speech: “From here our party almost 99 years ago took its first steps, was founded as the child of necessity, as the mature child of a historical process that was accelerated by the Great October Socialist Revolution.  As anyone can easily understand, our Festival could only have as its theme this year the world-historic event of the previous century, the revolution of 1917 in Russia, which swept away the exploiters of the people and shook the foundations of the world of exploitation and continues to light up the future.

Workers and young people all over the world and in Greece will absolutely correctly honour this as it deserves. With major political-cultural events, publications that have already began to be promoted in a multifaceted way. First of all, by increasing and intensifying our efforts, as the KKE and KNE, in order to disseminate the historical relevance and necessity of the struggle against  the barbaric system of capitalism, of the struggle to construct the socialist-communist society, the society where there will be no exploitation of man by man, of the comprehensive preparation of the working class for this great goal, taking all the necessary measures.”



43rd Festival of KNE- Odigitis

Its journey starts  honouring the anniversary of the October Revolution

Summer is here and so is the period, when the journey begins for the biggest youth political and cultural event, the 43rd Festival of KNE-"Odigitis".

This year, the Festival focuses on the October Revolution and borrows its slogan from the verses of the poet of the Revolution, Vladimir Mayakovsky. "100 years since October that shook the world”, "The future will not come on its own…If we do not also take measures", is the slogan of this year's festival, which will be spread across the country and will peakwith the central three-day event in Athens, on September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, in the familiar area of the park "Ant. Tritsis " in Ilion.

Throughout the events of the 43rd Festival, KNE honors the anniversary of the Great Socialist Revolution, which constituted an epochal event, gazing however at the future , spreading the timeliness and necessity of the struggle against the brutal exploitative system of capitalism, the struggle for the construction of Socialism, the society that abolishes exploitation of man by man.


43o Festival de KNE-Odigitis

Su viaje comienza honrando el aniversario de la Revolución de Octubre

El verano está aquí y es la época que comienza el viaje del mayor evento político y cultural de la juventud, el 43o Festival de KNE-Odigitis.

Este año, el Festival está centrado en la Revolución de Octubre y utiliza una consigna inspirada de los versos del poeta de la Revolución, Vladimir Maiakovski. “100 años desde el Octubre que estremeció al mundo “El futuro no viene por si solo nosotros no tomamos medidas”” es  la consigna del Festival de este año, que se extenderá por todo el país y culminarà con el festival central de tres días en Atenas el  21, 22 y 23 de septiembre, al sitio familiar del Parque “Antonis Tritsis” en Ilion.

A través de los actos del 43o Festival, la KNE honra el aniversario de la Gran Revolución Socialista que constituyó un hecho histórico, pero mirando al futuro y difundiendo la actualidad y la necesidad de la lucha contra el sistema bárbaro y explotador  del capitalismo, de la lucha por la construcción del socialismo, la sociedad que elimina  la explotación del hombre por el hombre.


The KKE and the anti-imperialist movement are intensifying the struggle against NATO

The NATO forces retreated in the evening of Friday 2/6 from the tolls on a national highway in Northern Greece (Macedonia), which had been blocked by the forces of the KKE and KNE.

Earlier, dozens of KKE demonstrators had set up a roadblock on the Egnatia highway, impeding the transit of Albanian military vehicles, which were heading through Greece to Romania, where from the 6th to the 14th of June the NATO "Noble Jump 2017" exercise will be held. The demonstrators, shouting anti-NATO and anti-imperialist slogans, allowed other vehicles to pass, only impeding the transit of NATO vehicles, which withdrew after several hours of waiting.

Sotiris Zarianopoulos, MEP of the KKE, was at the side of the demonstrators.






PANSPOUDASTIKI is once again the second force in the universities (AEI) with 20.69% and 9,284 votes and a powerful force in the Technological Educational Institutions (TEI) with 20.70 % and 2,737 votes.

The forces of PANSPOUDASTIKI, with new forces in the student unions, with thousands of votes nationwide and with determination, will continue to be in the frontline of the efforts to regroup the student movement, the day after the student elections, which took place in the majority of student unions on 24th of May 2017.


This year as well the student grouping that is supported by SYRIZA , "BLOKO", received a very low vote, 469 votes, 1.05% in the universities (AEI) and 88 votes 0.72% in the Technological Educational Institutions (TEI).







Mass combative strike response of the workers to the anti-people political line of the government-EU-IMF

A 24hr general strike was held in Greece on 17 May 2017, as well as the strike rallies and demonstrations of the All-worker’s Militant Front (PAME) in dozens of cities, against the measures which the coalition government of the “Left” party of SYRIZA and the nationalist party of ANEL brought for discussion on that day in Parliament. Protest demonstrations will be organized by PAME all over the country on 18th of May, the day the measures will be voted on.

Thousands of workers through their mass participation in the strike on the 17th of May all over the country declared : ““We will not become the slaves of the 21st century.”

In Athens the strike rally of PAME ended with a large march to Parliament.


School Students’ Festivals of KNE

The School Students’ Festivals of KNE take place once again with 88 scheduled events and acts all over the country (see map), from the beginning of April until the first days of May. This year the School Students’ Festivals are aiming as for all the students to discuss massively about unfairness and the system that generates it. The Festivals include concerts, theatrical performances and sports tournaments by students as well as discussions on the students’ concerns  and the school that we need today and are visited by lots of students  in every neighborhood and place they are organized.

Among others, the appeal of KNE for the School Students’ Festival calls the youngsters to “come to the big festival of the students who have concerns,  who dream, who sing, who do not accept unfairness, who, from the beginning of this year they organized their struggle for the school, the life, the future we deserve. […]  The dreams, the needs and the happiness of the children all over the world do not fit inside the unfair system of today, which generates poverty, unemployment, wars, refugees, fascism […] We don’t have nothing to divide between us, nor with our refugee and immigrants classmates. The rotten ideals of this system do not fit us! We fight for the new society, […] the socialist society that’s built on new foundations”.


Joint Declaration of Communist Youth Organizations from all over the world, for the Refugee Issue

Large support from dozens of Communist Youth Organizations (CYOs) received the Joint Appeal for the Refugee Issue, initially an initiative by 6 CYOs, KNE – SDAJ – FGC – SKOJ – CJC – TKG. The CYOs from every corner of the world, CYOs, from countries that face imperialist wars and their people face the consequences of capitalism that creates crisis, wars, and refugees, declare the following:





Joint Declaration:
Solidarity to the refugees. Let´s strengthen our struggle against imperialist wars and capitalism, that gives rise to crises, wars, refugees

The Communist Youth Organizations express our solidarity to the victims of the imperialist wars, the more than 65 million of refugees all over the world, among which, more than 30 million are children.


Joint Appeal of Communist Youth Organizations for the Refugee Issue

On the framework of the Two – Days Internationalist Events, organized by the CC of KNE in Thessaloniki, KNE along with the 5 invited CYOs, the Socialist German Workers Youth (SDAJ), the Collectives of Young Communists from Spain (CJC), Front of Communist Youth from Italy (FGC), the Young Communist League of Yugoslavia from Serbia (SKOJ) and the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG), signed a Joint Appeal concerning the Refugee Issue (PDF).




KNE 2011