The right-wing ND government is now pressing ahead once more
with its plans to privatise university education. This has reawakened the
student movement which has mobilised on a massive scale. Conveniently for the
right-wing, last week there was a missile attack on the US embassy,
which is now being used to justify greater state repression.
As we predicted, the coming to power of the right-wing ND
government two years ago has had the effect of radicalising the workers and
youth. A very militant primary school teachers' strike, massive student
mobilisations and the recent local elections, all confirm this.
The strength of the Greek student movement has been truly
amazing in these recent weeks. It forced even the conservative bureaucracy of
the trade unions to organise a solidarity strike with the students. In the mass
assemblies the students concluded that there should now be a pause and the
movement should prepare to remobilise in September.