These comrades are showing leadership even if we have disagreement with their line in the past - they speak to the need of the hour - Democracy and Class Struggle offers a Red Salute to KKE ML comrades.
A week ago the SYRIZA-ANEL government asked the people to say “no” at the troika proposals and the “recessional policies” that the so called institutions wanted to implement. Today, and after a resounding “no” by the people, they cosign an antipopular agreement much worse than the rejected proposal, a new memorandum that extends and deepens the barbarous policy of austerity, unemployment, overtaxing, and of labor and social middle-ages.
This is not just a contradiction, but the culmination of the erratic and adventurist policy of SYRIZA, the end of the self-illusions about the possibility of a so-called “pro-people policy” and a so-called “alternative course” inside the imperialist wolf-pack of the EU.
This marks the end for the dead-ends of a policy that has hidden and still hides the true, barbaric nature of imperialism and the true role of imperialist alliances like the EU and NATO. This is a policy which on the one hand was subjugated under the Western imperialist yoke and on the other assumed that could exploit imperialist contradictions and play with them by throwing glances East-side.
This new antipopular and antilabor agreement is living proof of the complete failure of this policy and of the collapse of the illusions about the negotiation margins with the imperialist hawks.
It will follow now a new round of a barbaric assault against popular and labor rights. This time this assault will be in the name of “national consensus” and with the support of the whole bourgeois swarm (old and new), of all the political forces that had promoted this barbaric policy for five years now.
This SYRIZA policy “managed” also to legalize and bring forth again all those political forces that had caused the people's wrath and rage and had led to long and tough struggles during the years 2010-2012.
The burden of resistance against the new round of barbarity and the overthrow of this agreement falls again on the shoulders of the working class, the toilers, the unemployed, the pensioners and the youth. This will be done through the launching of new resistances in the direction of building a broad Resistance Front for the defense of popular rights.
It is clear that we also have to fight against the new illusions that have already started to spread by Tsipras and his leading SYRIZA group. His comments about “financial stability”, “possibilities for recovery”, “debt restructuring” and “assured funding” are just lies similar to those accompanying the first two memorandums. Even his assurance that “Grexit is in the past” is nothing but wishful thinking.
The people must not be fooled neither by Tsipras' attempts to sugar the pill through the so called “growth package of 35 billion” or his assurances that the burden will not fall only on the shoulders of the poor. It is clear that every penny that the imperialists will give as loan will be paid back manifold.
SYRIZA and Tsipras appear as guarantors of social justice and popular sovereignty when at the same time they cosign an agreement that serves the imperialist interests and the interests of capital, foreign and local.
The people must not be carried away by the nagging and gabble of the left section of SYRIZA because they had also helped to disarm ideologically and entrap the people. They had contributed to the illusions about “left governance” under the imperialist yoke and capitalist domination. They still spread illusions that a policy which will “simply” leave the country inside the EU but outside the Eurozone is something possible under the imperialist-capitalist domination.
They are the same persons who in their naivete and adventurism, and as government ministers, wanted us to believe that to change imperialist protectors would change things for the better.
The CPG (m-l) calls the people to rise up against this new assault.
We must take to the streets en masse.
We must participate on the first mobilizations of 14 and 15 July 2015.
The people must fight against disappointment, fatalism, and fear and organize their forces and resistance, everywhere.
DOWN WITH THE NEW EU-IMF-GOVERNMENT AGREEMENT AND THE PARLIAMENT ACTS THAT GO WITH IT!
DOWN WITH MEMORANDUMS OLD AND NEW!
NO WAITING, NO TOLERANCE!
WE MUST DEFEND OUR LIVES AND RIGHTS THROUGH STRUGGLE!
GREECE OUT OF THE EU AND NATO!
THE PEOPLES DO NOT NEED PROTECTORS!
Athens 13 July 2015
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