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Against the anti-communist measures in Poland

A delegation of KKE comprising of Giorgos Toussas, member of the CC of KKE and MEP, and Kostas Papadakis, member of the CC of KKE and member of the International Section of the CC, arrived yesterday in Warsaw.

The delegation will participate in the protest actions against the activation of the anti-communist law in Poland that bans the communist symbols and goes into effect on 8th June.

In addition, the anticommunist measures met the response of KKE and KNE that organised a placard protest outside the Polish Embassy in Athens on 8 June. Elisseos Vagenas, member of the CC of KKE and responsible for the international section of the CC and Yiannis Gkiokas member of the Bureau of the CC of KNE and KKE MP participated in the protest.

The Greek communists delivered a statement condemning the anti-communist measures. They expressed their solidarity with the communist party of Poland and revealed the true goals of the anti-communist campaign in Poland and the EU in general.

The full text of the statement:

Denouncement of the anticommunist measures of the Polish Government

Athens 8th June 2010

The Polish authorities decided to ban by law the communist symbols adding one more link in the chain of the anti-communist campaign launched by the European Union for the equation of communism with fascism.

This campaign is linked with the continuous efforts to falsify the history of the Second World War and the socialist construction. For that reason, they ban everything that reminds of the socialist construction targeting mainly on the consciousness of the young people as they seek to trap them into capitalism which is presented as the only alternative.

At the same time, these bans as well as other bans reveal the falsehood and the hypocrisy of the bourgeois democracy. The ban of the communist symbols in the EU countries shows that the governments and the mechanisms are afraid of a new counterattack by the workers’ and people’s revolutionary movement because they know how big and irreconcilable the contradictions and the impasses of capitalism are; because they know that the future belongs to a society without exploitation of man by man namely to socialism communism.

The hammer and sickle and the red star represent the struggle for the abolition of the capitalist exploitation. They symbolize the blood and sacrifice of millions of communists who had been at the forefront of the anti-fascist struggle, who played a leading role in the defeat of fascism in the Second World War. They symbolise the struggles for 8 hour working day, for social security, for free education and healthcare as well as other important gains achieved by the working people with the communists playing the leading role, thanks to the influence of the socialist construction in the USSR and in other countries of Eastern and Central Europe. Today these gains are cut down due to the anti-people’s policy that serves the profits of the business groups and due to the world capitalist crisis that shows the historical limits of capitalism.

Anti-communism goes hand in hand with the attacks against working people who are called to “pay” the consequences of the capitalist crisis, who witness the abolition of their labour and political rights, the increase of unemployment and homeless, the privatization of state owned enterprises, education and healthcare system etc.

Imperialists seek to erase the achievements of socialism from the consciousness of the Polish people and the peoples of Europe in general. For that reason, they persecute the communist ideology in Poland and other EU countries, they ban the communist parties, they shamelessly distort History, they slander socialism with huge lies and try to impose the equation of communism with fascism.

KKE expresses comradely solidarity with the CP of Poland and all Polish communists and declares that it will firmly support their struggle for the repulse of anti-communism and the intimidation of all the people who struggle for the rights and the future of the working class.

It denounces the Polish government and demands the immediate stop of the ban of the communist symbols and of any anti-communist law and persecution. KKE calls the Greek people to condemn the EU and demand the abolition of this ban as well as of all the previous anticommunist persecutions and bans in the EU member states.


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