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10th MECYO: The capitalist crisis, the struggles of the youth and the role of the Communist Youth Organizations

On the 16th of February the 10th Meeting if European Communist Youth Organizations was successfully concluded in Madrid, hosted by the Collectives of Young Communists, with the participation of 17 organizations of Europe. We publish the speeches of KNE in the meeting as well as in the international seminar under the title: Youth revolutionary press, an invaluable tool in our struggle.

 

 

 

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10th meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations in Madrid

In 15 and 16 of February in Madrid, the 10th meeting of European Communist Youth Organizations will take place, with a significant participation of organizations, among them KNE, with the subject: “Capitalistic crisis, the struggle of the youth and the role of the Communist Youth Organizations”. The meeting is hosted by the organization of Collectives of Young Communists of Spain (CJC), the youth of the Communist Party of Peoples of Spain.

The representative CYO of Europe will discuss the character of the crisis, the antipopular policy that is united applied within the EU and its consequences for the youth. They will present the experience of the struggle of the previous period, their aspect about the role and the duties of the CYO.

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Organization and struggle of the students in every faculty and year-group

The 5th Nationwide Meeting of the Students’ Front of Struggle (MAS) was successfully held in Piraeus on Sunday 1/12. 500 representatives from 28 student unions, 240 struggle committees, dozens of year committees and elected members of student union committeesfrom all over Greece participated in it.

Students conveyed the rich activity of the previous period and the rich experience from the struggles carried out and set the tasks for the next period so that the militant response should correspond to the offensive unleashed by the government-EU-plutocracy against the studies and also against the future of the students.

Giorgos Skiadiotis, member of the Executive Secretariat of the All-workers’ Militant Front (PAME), addressed a message of greetings to the meeting, underlining the need for there to be more decisive steps in the next period regarding the struggle over immediate issues. Giorgos Skiadiotis stressed that the student movement can not develop without the parents, workers and labour and trade union movement.

1.000 issues Odigitis. The combative voice the youth

1.000 issues Odigitis. The combative voice the youth

Dear Comrades,

In this January the newspaper of the Communist Youth of Greece "Odigitis" reaches its 1000th issue. Due to that the Communist Party of Greece and KNE have dedicated this month of January 2013 to "Odigitis" organizing a series of activities that have to do with: the history of "Odigitis", the role of revolutionary press and, the role of mass media and electronic media in the capitalist society.

Following, we publish the announcement for the 1000th issue of Odigits:

Odigitis: the combative voice of the youth!

This year, KNE's monthly newspaper "Odigitis" reaches 1000 published issues.

"Odigitis", the organ of the Central Council of KNE, is a newspaper that exists, circulates and is distributed in order for the subversive policy of KKE to reach more and more young people.

"Odigitis" is the newspaper of KNE, with which KNE gets in touch with you. Through out all these years the pages of "Odigitis" never left out a single small or big struggle of the youth. "Odigitis" not only displayed these struggles but also took a stand, it supported them and contributed so that these struggles would acquire an orientation of rupture.  It revealed and clashed with the bourgeois ideology and with the compromising with the system of exploitation.

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Forwards, unwaveringly, with militant revolutionary realism

94 years have passed since the beginning of the 1st founding Congress of the Socialist Worker’s Party of Greece (SEKE), which at its 3rd Extraordinary Congress in 1924 was renamed the Communist Party of Greece.......

Thousands of people took part in PAME’s rallies yesterday

 

PAME’s demonstration in Syntagma yesterday was impressive.
  • The government organized the state repression of the demonstration
  • The battle will continue in the workplaces with even more determination

 

At the time when inside the Parliament the bourgeois parties were calling on the people to submit in order to save the monopolies and were preparing to vote through the raft of barbaric anti-worker measures of the 3rd Memorandum, tens of thousands of strikers and demonstrators from working class and popular families made themselves heard all over the country: “Worker you must not accept this modern slavery, you can abolish all the laws and bosses.” And “No sacrifices for the plutocracy, the oligarchy must pay for the crisis.”

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First day of the 48hr strike: A large rally of determined workers

 

The first strike rally of PAME on Tuesday morning in Athens and dozens of other cities was mass, dynamic and lively. An indication of the size of the demonstration in Athens was that it once again occupied the entire centre of the city. Thousands of workers, self-employed, tradesmen, youth and women demonstrated their opposition to the savage anti-people and anti-worker measures which are being pushed forward by the government, EU and Troika. The central slogan of the rally was “The measures must be overthrown, the people must have their say, either we will prevail or the monopolies will.”

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On the Major Success of the 38th Festival KNE-Odigitis

The 38th Festival of KNE (Communist Youth of Greece) and Odigitis (the journal of KNE) has been successfully completed . The events were held all over Greece in the previous months and came to a climax at the central three-day event 13-15 September in the Tritsis Park in the mainly working class and popular western neighbourhoods ofAthens. The chief element this year was the mass participation of the youth, school students, university students, unemployed and workers. There was a higher participation of workers and unemployed of every age group.

The 38th Festival of KNE-Odigitis with the slogan “"Help him who has risen to revolt… you must prepare to take command now” was a decisive answer to the mechanisms of the system, which through slanders and other underhand methods have tried to place a wall between the KKE and KNE and the youth. It demonstrates that despite and in opposition to the climate of disappointment and blind indignation there are preconditions for the people’s emancipation to be expressed more dynamically and decisively, the organization and counterattack of the workers and youth against capital, the EU, and the parties which serve them, for the radical overthrow.

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The workers in the “Greek Steelworks” plant destroyed the plans of the employer and continue fighting using other forms of struggle

Aspropyrgos, Steelworks plant, Monday 30/7, 9:05 a.m.

 

The Greek steelworkers enter the main gate of the plant to work following a 9-month strike (272 days). They conduct a rally, lift their fists and hold carnationsin their hands. They implement the decision of their 20th General Assembly, which took place on Saturday. The assembly stated that they will resume work and continue their struggle using other forms. Thus, they once again destroyed the plans of the industrialist Manesis, who made it clear that he wished the degradation of the strike and the dismantling of the trade union. In this he was fully supported by the government, which put in the industrialist’s service the state repression machine.

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Solidarity with the strike of the steelworkers: mass demonstrations of PAME across the country

The brutal operation of the government which attempted to repress the struggle of the steelworkers met the response of the class oriented labour movement though the mass demonstrations of solidarity with the strike of the workers in Greek Steelworks which were organized by PAME. On Friday 20th July the government of ND-PASOK-DIMAR attempted to break the heroic 9-month strike of the steelworkers by means of a criminal attack of repression forces which was accompanied by the use of chemicals, beatings and arrests.

The response of the steelworkers was decisive: at the mass General Assembly of their union on Saturday 21st June they decided to continue the strike with 164 votes in favour and 5 against.

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KNE 2011