Statement of the Press Office of the CC on the thuggish attack of the representative of the “Golden dawn”
“The KKE condemns the thuggish attack of the representative of the “Golden Dawn” against the MP of the KKE Liana Kanelli and generally his behaviour on the TV programme “Good morning Greece” against the representatives of other parties like SYRIZA.
The Nazi formation can be dealt with by the people themselves through the strengthening and the radicalization of the workers’ and people’s movement. Only a movement of rupture and overthrow can eliminate such organizations which operate as the iron fist of the system itself. Furthermore, “Golden Dawn” has supported for many years the employers’ organizations against the working people through strike-breaking etc.
The working people, the youth, the pensioners who voted for “Golden Dawn” must abandon it and join their class and the KKE “
Extracts from the speech of the GS of the CC of the KKE, Aleka Papariga, at the press conference:
“Allow me to condemn, on behalf of the party of course, the well known thuggish assault of the candidate of “Golden Dawn” against Liana Kanelli and the SYRIZA candidate Rena Dourou.
We clarify our position: the response to “Golden Dawn cannot be either “an eye for an eye” or a policy of revenge. The response should be given above all by the people in the elections. Of course, we do not blame those who voted for the “Golden Dawn” for the activities and the orientation of this party. Nevertheless, they should realize that they have the weapon of the vote and should marginalize “Golden Dawn” because that is what it deserves.
Above all such Nazi formations can be dealt with by a well organized and deeply politicized workers’ and people’s movement. We underline the issue of deep politicization because the yardstick for the orientation of the movement in a period of crisis is completely different from any other period we have experienced.
We should remind you of something else: “Golden Dawn” has always been available to offer its services to the employers or employer-led trade unionism and indeed its services have been requested on several occasions in order to break strikes, and with its thuggish violence and the use of fear to push the workers to abandon such forms of struggle.
I think that the time has come for the workers to think again as to why the KKE was skeptical and reserved about various movements which emerged during the crisis, that regardless of the slogans, were movements without a clear identity. “Golden Dawn” was one of the forces that operated systematically in these movements and tried to replace the spontaneous popular demands with the well-known slogans “300 to the place of execution in Goudi”, “Burn the Parliament” etc which they often said in cruder ways. Obviously the ordinary people who participated are not to blame for this. Indeed there were also the slogans “Parties out” and “Trade unions out”. In these movements without a clear identity, which may have had a spontaneous character to a certain extent, such organizations can operate comfortably and can play a very damaging role regarding the politicization of the working class-popular masses, but chiefly through provocations and the undermining of any genuine spontaneous protests which can lead to their dissolution.
Some people who very easily denounced the KKE when it expressed its doubts about the effectiveness of movements without a clear identity should think again.