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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

KKE: For a Europe of solidarity, friendship, peace and socialism!


KKE rally in Athens June 5 -- image via X



With its participation in the European elections of 9 June, the KKE demonstrates that the struggle continues! The peoples have not said their last word yet!


The current disputing the dominant policy must become stronger! The path for the overthrow of the system must be opened, so that people take matters into their own hands. The KKE can look the people in the eye because from the very first moment it has revealed the truth about the EU! Because it organizes the struggle against its strategy!


The EU has turned out to be a prison for the peoples.


The EU is “a big family” of big monopolies, bourgeois governments and parties that attack peoples’ rights.


The EU is the watery grave for the uprooted of the imperialist interventions, concentration and exploitation camps for refugees. The 27,000 dead refugees from the fatal shipwrecks in the Aegean and the Mediterranean (over the last decade) are the tragic consequence of the policy of brutal repression at the borders, whose integral part are Frontex, deportations, refoulements, “fences”, and confinement in superstructures - prisons. The new unacceptable “EU Pact on Immigration and Asylum” reinforces the repression of the uprooted and violates the Geneva Convention on Refugees. It promotes a despicable bargaining between Member States, which will pay 2,000 per each refugee in order to deport them to countries outside the EU, while at the same time, by means of agreements and Euro-mechanisms, they will send the big employers cheap labour without rights, only with a residence permit for as long as they need.


The EU is a paradise for lobbies. The EU has long been a centre of lobbying, financial corruption and buying off former and current MEPs, Commissioners, etc. The cynical admission in a resolution of the European Parliament —which, out of a total of 705, was voted against only by the two MEPs of the KKE— that the ability of lobbyists ‘to influence decision-making in parliament by way of arguments is a vital part of European democracy’ is typical of the nature of the European Union! The European Parliament, as well as all the EU institutions, are the breeding ground for illegal links with business groups, bribery and corruption, because their very mission is to promote laws, regulations and directives for capitalist profitability, at the expense of the people.


A few days before the European Parliament elections but also throughout the previous period, the EU and its member states systematically promote the “far right danger”, while they support the system that gives rise to the far-right, to fascism. Their aim is to create false dividing lines and so-called progressive fronts. They seek to pigeonhole those who dispute the basic directions of EU policy (the war in Ukraine, energy, CAP, ‘individual rights-ism’ policy, etc.) as ‘far right’. The ‘rise of the far-right’ is presented as a convenient opponent for passing off EU policy as progressive to broader sections of the population. Neither the bourgeois and opportunist parties of liberal or social democratic orientation nor the EU can fight against the far-right because it is their own child. Moreover, anti-communism and the revision of history, which is an official EU policy, objectively feed the far right and reactionary forces. Only the workers’–people’s movements and the radical class-oriented movements can eliminate the root cause of the far right and fascism.


The call of the bourgeois parties of social democracy in all its versions (the group of “Socialists and Democrats” and the “Left”), and even more so of SYRIZA in all its versions (those who remained in and those who left it), to support them in the European elections, in order to allegedly promote ‘progressive developments’ in the European Union is a conscious fraud against the people.


The vote for the KKE does not only pertain to the people’s interests and the struggle in Greece, but also to the coordination and joint action of the movements at the European level, especially today, in a period when a larger part of the workers, farmers, the youth, and the peoples of the EU are becoming aware of the role that the EU and their governments play as regards the deterioration of living standards, war, repression, and authoritarianism. The European contribution of the KKE will be unique and invaluable for a Europe of the popular movements, of the resistance and counter-attack of the peoples, the Europe of socialism.


Only a vote for the KKE means:


▶ A DECISIVE RESPONSE TO THE EU’S BARBARITY OF MONOPOLIES

▶ STRENGTH IN THE STRUGGLE OF OUR PEOPLE AND OTHER PEOPLES TO BREAK FREE FROM THE CHAINS OF THE EU, NATO AND ALL IMPERIALIST UNIONS

▶ HOPE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE WORKING PEOPLE IN A EUROPE OF COOPERATION AMONG THOSE WHO PRODUCE WEALTH; A EUROPE OF SOLIDARITY, FRIENDSHIP, PEACE, SOCIALISM!

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