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24th Anti-imperialist weekend of KNE: The communists in the front line of the struggle

The 24th Anti-imperialist weekend of KNE ended with the speech of the GS of the CC  of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas. This year it was held near Nafplio on the 10-12 July 2015.

Thousands of members and friends of KNE from all over Greece camped on Karathona beach, where a series of cultural, political and sports activities were held. The thousands of young people participated in a an organized visit to Akronafplia, where for many years there was a prison, where communists were detained during the decades when the KKE operated in conditions of illegality.

On Sunday 12/7 the thousands of young people carried out a large demonstration inside the town of Tripoli, where the military court of Tripoli functioned in the period 1947-1949, which issued 370 death sentences against militants of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE) and 1087 guilty verdicts. In total, it handed out 6,000 years’ worth of jail time to the other militants. The youth of KNE held a major political event at the place of execution (next to the graveyard), where the KKE erected a monument in memory of the executed militants of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE). KNE honoured in this way the thousands of heroes of the class struggle in Greece.

D. Koutsoumpas spoke at the event and noted that: “We advance forwards, dynamically. We have as our weapons our worldview, our heroic history, the valuable class experience from our struggles, our conviction and perseverance, our unshakeable confidence in the final victory of the working class, in the conquest of workers’-people’s power, socialism-communism.”

In reference to current events, the GS of the CC of the KKE, called for a struggle against the new anti-people agreement with the imperialist unions, which the SYRIZA-ANEL government is preparing and is supported by the other bourgeois parties (ND, PASOk, POTAMI). He also underlined that the solution of the Grexit, i.e the exit from the euro and the establishment of a national currency, as long as the barbaric laws of capitalist exploitation continue to dominate our country, can not constitute a pro-people way out.

D. Koutsoumpas referred to the comprehensive political proposal of the KKE, which includes disengagement from EU-NATO, unilateral cancellation of the debt, socialization of the monopolies, with the people holding the reins of power.

The GS of the CC of the party stressed that “The course for a real change in the correlation of forces in favour of the workers’-people’s majority requires that the people rally around the KKE and that the KKE is strengthened everywhere, above all in the workplaces and people’s neighbourhoods”. He called on the young people to be in the front line of the struggle everywhere “to defend the people, to ensure the survival of the families of the working class and popular strata, to deliver the death blow to the monster of capitalist exploitation and war.”

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