[Marxism] Re: Anti-Semitism and the (Greek) Left

Brian Shannon brian_shannon at verizon.net
Mon Aug 7 10:13:35 MDT 2006

On Aug 7, 2006, at 12:03 PM, Jim Fleming wrote:

> "On the evening of the 1st of August in the year 2006 an event took  
> place that not even those who thought they had an idea about the  
> anti-Semitism of the “traditional” Greek leftwing parties could  
> envisage. After a mass evocation of anti-Semitic hysteria a pack of  
> supporters of the Greek Communist Party and its youth wing “broke  
> through the pig’s chains” (as they proudly wrote in the Rizospastis  
> – the party organ), protecting the Holocaust Monument in Plateia  
> Eleytherias (“Place of Freedom”), and desecrated it with photos  
> against the war in Lebanon.
> The breaking of the taboo — upholding the respect for the memory of  
> the victims of the Nazis, not by fascists, but by people calling  
> themselves leftwing — is the latest climax of a recent series of  
> anti-Semitic manifestations in both word and deed in which the  
> Greek Communist party (KKE) has played a leading role."
> Full story:
> http://info.interactivist.net/article.pl?sid=06/08/07/160241

Whatever the truth is about this action and whatever faction of  
communism and/or socialism this represents, it is negative proof of  
the need to distinguish Zionist from Jewish, not only within the  
Middle East, but more importantly, because it is our role as  
educators where we function politically, within imperialist countries.

Brian Shannon

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