[Marxism] DEA statement on Syriza-ANEL deal

Michael Karadjis mkaradjis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 08:02:35 MST 2015

Rough translation of statement by DEA (the component of Syriza aligned 
with the US ISO) on Syriza's coalition with the right-wing ANEL:

Communication from the Internationalist Workers' Left (CMP) for the 
election result and the political developments
CMP | 27/1/2015
For members and supporters of SYRIZA, wide left, for activists of social 
movements, new circumstances arise.
1 . The political overthrow the coalition Samaras and Venizelos in the 
elections of January 25 is a historic political victory of the forces of 
social resistance. The forces of the working class and the popular 
masses in Greece fought hard by the outbreak of the crisis and the 
beginning of policy memoranda of agreements, the ruling class with the 
troika and lenders have imposed a brutal austerity policy. It is the 
result of general strikes, demonstrations, the movement of the squares, 
the decisive sectoral and local games that continued despite the decline 
of the great wave of resistance to hot two years 2010-12.
During this period the world struggling from below formed a framework 
demands, hopes and expectations remains active. The robustness of this 
framework, the requirement for a policy antilitotitas interprets the 
strength of the world, despite the blows of the mainstream media, 
insisted on pinning his hopes on the Left. This is the basis of the 
political victory of SYRIZA, which became massive, and the Communist 
Party of strength.
2. The massive shift of the world left, manifested to the polls on 
January 25, gives the SYRIZA more political momentum than reveal the 149 
seats in parliament, the minimum distance of the 151 seats in the 
parliamentary autonomy. ND Samaras, despite the scandalous support from 
local and international loyalist forces sank to 27.8%, writing a record 
low of influence. Mainly, however, came from the electoral battle deeply 
wounded politically and strategically: The differences between the 
far-right populism (with its emphasis on racism and nationalism) and 
"social radicalism" of the traditional center-right will bloom again, 
inevitably, in the party of Southwest, unknown for now the answer to the 
question of the single future of the conservative regime's area of the 
3. The decision of the leadership of SYRIZA coalition with ANEL Panos 
Kamenou, mistakenly underestimate this dynamic. There was a mandatory 
response to the data created by the elections, as was the way of 
reclaiming vote "tolerance" by the House, based on the commitments of 
Thes / niki horizon and the program of the founding conference of 
The Conference decision of SYRIZA, which confirmed the founding 
declaration, reiterating rejection Search political alliances with the 
center-left, we believe that force (much more!) On the center-right.
The "red lines" of ANEL contradict the mood of a large part of its 
members and the party SYRIZA, while acting as a transfer belt of system 
pressure on the government of the Left.
Under these conditions, the coalition agreement with ANEL jeopardizes 
the political project for a government of the Left with a transition 
policy and strategy.
4. For members and supporters of SYRIZA, wide left, for activists of 
social movements, new circumstances arise.
The implementation of the commitments of Thes / niki will be a first 
"station": reset the minimum wage to pre-crisis levels, the return of 13 
pension for low-income pensioners, the revalidation of the CPA, the 
reintroduction of untaxed income up 12,000 euro, the abolition of ENFIA 
and excise duty on heating oil, will be the first strong political 
message stop the downhill austerity.
With the mass movement at the forefront, we should open the way for the 
overall overthrow of austerity. To get them all back! In this course the 
vindication of ERT strikers, cleaners of the Ministry. Finance, 
redundant, the "assessed" and "available", it is equally important 
messages, both to our world and to their opposite.
5. In these new circumstances, the role of the "party" SYRIZA is 
irreplaceable. The function-states of organizations, collegiality, the 
party democracy are not an optional extra, but a condition for the final 
victory of SYRIZA, the final victory of the entire Left and our world.

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