The situation in Greece is growing ever more tense with each hour that passes. Today the country is being rocked by a general strike, while the youth continue to mobilise massively. In this situation the state is exploiting lumpen and ultra-left groups to portray the movement as a crazy violent outburst of criminal elements, but the anger of the Greek workers and youth cannot be calmed with these methods.
The brutal killing of a young 15-year old school student in Athens over the weekend at the hands of a police officer has suddenly radicalised the whole of Greek society, bringing to the surface all the tensions that were brewing below the surface.
On Tuesday, October 21, Greece was once more rocked by a general strike, the ninth since the present ND government has been in office. There were also many students on the rallies, as a wave of school occupations spreads across Greece.
The Editorial board of the Marxist journal, Marxistiki Foni,
has just published a Greek language edition of Lenin and Trotsky - What they
really stood for. It is dedicated to the memory of the founder of the
International Marxist Tendency (IMT), Ted Grant. The book is now available to
was shaken by a massive general strike, the third in three months. An extremely
militant mood is developing among the Greek workers. This is also being
reflected in a sharp swing to the left in all recent polls. In particular, the
Synaspismos, which stands to the left of the PASOK, is making big gains.
Yesterday a powerful
general strike shook Greece.
There was a massive turnout and the whole of Greece was brought to a standstill.
The New Democracy government is attempting to introduce severe cuts in the
pension system. All they have achieved is a massive radicalisation of society.