[Marxism] The Greek working class overwhelmingly rejects austerity

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 22:40:29 MDT 2015

Congratulations to the Greek working class and to you JA,
Your hard work helped get the good results.
Thanks for telling us about your experiences, about what's going on...
Best wishes for good results in the coming struggles,

On Sun, Jul 5, 2015 at 6:07 PM, ioannis aposperites via Marxism
<marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> The proletariat won a victory today in greece.
> In spite of the terror crusade of the bourgeois parties and EU officials
> In spite of Syriza's ambivalence about the referendum: till Wednesday it was
> unclear whether the referendum was to take place or not.
> In spite of Tsipras letter to the troika begging for any compromise and the
> declarations of retreat by top government officials, talking again about a
> deal as soon as in 48 hours after the referendum!
> The level of the greek working class was too high for the referendum. The
> victory was visible in the streets: Working class people were asking for
> more NO leaflets for their friends.
> I had phone calls at home from people i just knew who were asking questions
> about the no vote. It is the first time in my militant life since 1977 that
> the masses were looking for me to hear my opinion and not me for them.
> And we in ANTARSYA had the right thing to say. It was us who have something
> to say about the next day. People were asking us because nobody could take
> seriously syriza's bullshit about restarting the negotiations. We were the
> only political force speaking out a clear no to memoranda, whether right
> wind or left wing here and now. No,  till the end was our banner and that is
> the meaning of the vote
> It is now clear enough that Tsipras wanted a stalemate result, a shy no vote
> to struggle for its government's survival. And that he had dared call for a
> referendum because of the hesitation and ambivalence of the greek
> bourgeoisie who refused to sacrifice capital (in tourism and pharmaceutics
> industry and, above all, in shipping industry) refused to see itself
> slipping down in the imperialist chain.
> But OXI, no got a 61,3% of the vote and that had already a seismic effect.
> Samaras resigned from his party's presidency. He could not even wait until
> the election of a new leader.
> KKE has lost at least two thirds of his January votes. Many of its members
> and cadres were overtly for the no vote. This is more than crossing the
> Rubicon for a Stalinist CP.
> The government is steping  aside, hiding itself behind the bourgeois
> parties.Late this night Tsipras declared that he will ask president
> Pavlopoulos to convene the council of the political leaders which will
> decide about the eventual negotiations. Decide with whom? With ND's
> transitional president since Samaras resigned. With the lords of terror, the
> bourgeois leaders who for a whole week were repeating "Armageddon" in every
> single phrase, who till yesterday were chanting that voting NO means NO to
> EU and euro and today have no shame to declare that after all, the NO vote
> of the people does NOT at all mean a rejection of the EU and euro.
> The class struggle is getting really acute here, and this is not a third
> world country...

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