is being rocked by the biggest student mobilisations for more than 20 years.
Faculties have been occupied all over the country and the movement is
instinctively turning to the workers for help, calling on the unions to
organise a general strike.
On May 7, the Greek Hands Off
Venezuela! committee, together with the German group Network
Cuba and the Marxist journal Marxistiki Foni, organised an
important seminar on the Bolivarian Revolution. Close to 300 people
turned up making the event an important step in strengthening
solidarity work in Greece.
We have just been informed that yesterday the Greek government has withdrawn
from its plans to close the plant in Thessaloniki. They say it will reopen
"partially". This is a big victory for the workers after two months of
determined struggle. For now the solidarity appeal is suspended as we await the
Representatives of the
Editorial Board of “Marxistiki Foni” met the workers of the
fertilizer factory in Thessaloniki, who had once again come down to
Athens (a 6-hour train journey), to protest in front of the Ministry
of Labour against the closure of their factory. We publish the
announcement of their union. We should all support their struggle!
Another massive general strike rocked
Greek society on March 15. This came about in a situation of growing
class conflict. The result has been a big fall in support for the
present right wing New Democracy government. The Greek bosses are now
openly discussing the possibility of French contagion in Greece.