[16.08.2005] On the recent air tragedy
We express our profound grief and our strong indignation for the tragic death of 121 persons, following the crash of the aircraft of the private company “HELIOS”.
The Communist Party of Greece expresses its earnest condolences to the victims’ relatives and joins its voice with theirs so that the real causes of the tragic accident will be revealed and all responsible once will be punished.
At the same time, the Communist Party of Greece calls the Greek people to think which are the main reasons for the increase of such massive accidents – crimes during the last years; to distinguish the perpetrators and draw conclusions about the way to stop such accidents.
All evidents indicate that the aircraft of “HELIOS” has to be added to the long list of massive crimes committed for the shake of profits, Just like the once of Tempi, Rikomex, Samina etc as well as those that are committed everyday in the work places.
It is proved that the commercialization and privatization of social goods and popular needs in transports, alimentation, health, housing etc not only increase the people’s problems but also grow into a great threat against people’s safety and life.
The perpetrator of these crimes is the policy of privatization that serves the profits and the competitiveness of the enterprises. Practice demonstrates that these are either no or minimal possibilities to control or restrain the capital in the frame of Maastricht Treaty and “oneway” of the EU.
Our people and youth can and must stop the sacrifices for the profits of the plutocracy and overthrow the antipopular policy. Building their own alliance must claim the power and organize the society according to their needs and rights.
PRESS OFFICE OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREECE