Friday, 25 January 2013

Fascism or revolution? Our choice is clear

FASCISM or revolution is the clear choice now facing the people of Greece, as the neoliberal regime stamps down even harder on people's basic rights.

On Friday January 25 riot police stormed the Athens metro's main depot and attacked striking workers staging a blockade.

Reports The Guardian: "State-run television showed police handing strikers civil mobilisation papers. The workers, who had defied court decisions labelling the action 'illegal and abusive', face immediate arrest and loss of jobs if they refuse to return to work in the next 24 hours."

Kathimerini adds that the head of the metro workers’ union, Antonis Stamatopoulos, has accused the government of being a “junta” and said that the protesting workers at the metro’s main depot in Sepolia would not be brought out of there alive.

"All the other public transport unions came out in support of the metro workers by announcing 24-hour strikes for Friday. Greece’s main private sector union, GSEE, also backed the action. Two senior SYRIZA MPs, Panayiotis Lafazanis and Dimitris Stratoulis, visited the Sepolia depot to express support for the strikers and their opposition to the government’s decision."

The plutofascist system is prepared to use brute force to push the population of Greece into slave-labour conditions - and if they succeed there they will extend their new 21st century authoritarian version of capitalism to the rest of Europe and beyond.

Our only hope for the future is to defy them all the way and to risk everything for the freedom of tomorrow's children.