Anti-NATO demonstration at a NATO meeting where the GS of NATO A.F. Rasmussen.
Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) and the
Students’ Front of Struggle (MAS) welcomed with anti-imperialist slogans
the meeting held in Athens on the 60 year anniversary of Greece’s
accession to NATO which had as its theme “Greece and NATO: Present
and Future”. The General Secretary of the predatory alliance, Anders
Fogh Rasmussen was one of main speakers at the meeting.
effort of the Greek government, which mobilised the riot police, with
the aim of repressing and dispersing the anti-NATO rally, did not succeed!
The demonstrators militantly remained outside the building where the
meeting was being held for more than two hours, ceaselessly shouting
slogans: “ 60 years of NATO, the same old story, dictatorships, wars,
terrorism”, “ No submission to the imperialists, the people are
the only superpower” etc.
NATO is targeting the peoples and movements
its statement regarding the visit to Greece of NATO’s General Secretary
and his meetings with the government, the Press Office of the CC of
the KKE stresses:
The GS of NATO did not come to Greece merely to celebrate with the PASOK-ND government the 60 year participation of our country in this imperialist-military alliance which has resulted in dictatorships, grey zones in the Aegean, the invasion and occupation of Cyprus, participation in the interventions and unjust wars in the Balkans, Middle East, Asia, Africa. He is coming to enhance even more the participation of the country in new interventions, and new wars which are being prepared by the imperialists.With open blackmails and threats and with the nuclear research of Iran as a pretext, NATO, the USA and the EU are warming up their military machines and are ready to unleash a war. The political and military collaboration of Greece with Israel which has been stably developing with the responsibility of all the Greek bourgeois parties, constitutes basic preparation for the new imperialist military campaign and reveals the deeper and more substantial participation of Greece.
danger of the involvement of Greece in a generalized imperialist war
is more visible than ever. The capitalist crisis and the competition
of the imperialist centres over how they will divide up the natural
resources of the Eastern Mediterranean, how they will control the transport
routes of oil and natural gas, are creating such pre-conditions.
alarm must be sounded. The people’s struggle so that the memoranda
of the people’s bankruptcy do not pass must be inextricably connected
with the disengagement of Greece from the imperialist organizations
of NATO and the EU. NATO is a strong military weapon of the Greek plutocracy
as well. They do not use it merely to draw up the borders of the countries
in their interests, they need it and are ready to utilise it against
the peoples of the NATO countries themselves. The strategy of NATO which
was approved in Lisbon 2011 operates in the direction of the intensification
of the imperialist aggressiveness. It will be further strengthened at
the Summit in Chicago in the Spring of 2012.
people and the youth must declare their decision more decisively that
they are not going to agree to shed their blood in the imperialist wars
so that the imperialists can resolve their differences and rivalries