November 3, 2011
The announcement of the government to hold a referendum is at the centre of the political developments in Greece with the dominant propaganda aiding the plutocracy that seeks to make the people accept its bankruptcy and submit to the anti-people measures. In addition, the contradictions and the tensions between the various sections of plutocracy, the bourgeois parties and the governments are intensified in view of the impasses of the bourgeois management of the capitalist crisis.
The meeting that took place yesterday on the sidelines of the G20 Summit signaled the escalation of the war and blackmails. According to the statements of the presidents of France and Germany after the meeting with the Greek Prime Minister it was discussed to detach the referendum from the new loan contract while it was sought the question of the referendum to take on the form “will the Greece remain in Eurozone or not”.
In view of these developments the KKE took the following position through a statement of the Press Office of the CC of KKE:
“The dilemma Euro or drachma is misleading for the people. The interest of the people is the disengagement from the EU with people’s power and economy, which will cancel the whole debt unilaterally and return to the people the wealth that it produces, which the monopolies steal from them with the assistance of PASOK, ND and the bourgeois parties, by means of the socialization of the means of production.
In this very context the KKE calls on the working class and the popular strata to say NO to the referendum; to demand the fall of the government and elections in which they will deliver a strong blow to the rotten bourgeois political system voting for the KKE.
In case that the referendum takes place the people should participate in a militant way and vote NO, which will be a strong NO to the policy of the “EU one way road”, to the memorandum, to the medium-term programme, to the loan contract, a demand for another path of development of the Greek society. The interest of the working people who do not agree with the position on the disengagement from the EU but resist to the barbaric anti-people measures of the EU, the government and the plutocracy, is to share this line of struggle.
The KKE calls on the working people not to submit to the blackmail, to cause a boomerang to the dilemmas of PASOK, the ND and their stooges. The more decisive development of the people’s movement in every workplace and neighborhood, of a movement that aims at the overthrow the power of the monopolies is imperative.”