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19th Congress of KKE

Announcement of WFDY Solidarity with the Greek youth and workers


WFDY expresses its solidarity and salutes the massive demonstrations organized by the Greek workers, people and youth, the class oriented trade unions and PAME (All Workers Militant Front) against the reactionary measures planned in common by the Greek government, EU and IMF. We condemn the organized murderous attack against the forces of the All-Workers’ Militant Front (PAME), that led to several serious injuries and to the death of a construction worker, trade unionist of PAME.


On the 19th and 20th of October the Greek government of PASOK brought to the Parliament another law aimed at demolishing ample sectors of social rights of the Greek people. Namely, among others, the abolishment of sectoral collective contracts, cutdowns in salaries and pensions, increase of the taxes and “extraordinary contribution” of the people in the name of the crisis.

Responding to this violent dilemma, the working class movement took to the streets organizing a 2-day strike on the 19th and 20th October. The unprecedented participation of hundreds of thousands workers, small bussinessmen and youth in the demonstrations shows the contempt that the Greek people has against the austerity measures imposed by the Greek government and its domestic and international accomplices, EU and IMF and the parties - supporters of them, shows the committment to reinforce their struggle against these barbaric policies.

Under this situation, mechanisms of the bourgeois system, hooded provocateur mechanisms, with the toleration of police, organized and implemented a planned murderous attack against the most vibrant and numerous part of the demonstration, against the blocks of PAME. The result of this attack of the anarcho - fascist groups was the death of the PAME trade unionist and construction worker, Dimitris Kotzaridis, 53, and the woundings of dozens of PAME demonstrators.

Despite the attempts to terrorize the demonstrators and disperse the thousands of participants, with the intervention of the class-oriented trade-unions, of PAME, of the members of KNE - Communist Youth of Greece and of the Communist Party of Greece, this attempt was thwarted.

We explicitly condemn the murderous attack on the demonstrators and especially on the forces of PAME, KNE and KKE, as well as the dangerous forces that orchestrated it. We express our condolences to the family of the deceased Dimitris Kotzaridis. We have faith that the struggle of the Greek people and youth will fortify, showing that the collective and organized class struggle is the only way for the people and the youth to claim their rights and overthrow these barbaric capitalist policies.

KNE 2011