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(en) Greece, Thessaloniki Libertarian Initiative: Rally against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Athens | Saturday 5/10, 12:00, Statue of Venizelos

Date Sun, 6 Oct 2019 09:02:23 +0300


The struggle against war, imperialism, capitalism is a task of the world working class ---- The exacerbation of the capitalist crisis of overcrowding has, among other things, created several conflict zones, which are scattered across different lengths and widths of the globe (see Ukraine, the Middle East, Central and North Africa) surrounding the capitalist centers. Capitalist barbarism does not leave the sun for the poor and the oppressed. Sovereignty now defines the conditions under which it is possible to choose who will survive and who will not. The transition from social democratic management to social activism, through the lending of money and the exploitation of the financial sphere, fierce neoliberalism and budgetary surveillance are in line with the aggressive rebuilding of capital at the global level in response to the needs of the now shaky market economy. Correspondingly, the state apparatus proceeds to emergency measures and to suppress the internal enemy, while western metropolises are militarized using the pretext of migratory flows and the campaign against terrorism.

The irreconcilable internal contradictions of capitalism, which have once again contributed to the eruption of a structural crisis, bring to the fore one of the powerful papers that the ruling class is called upon to cast in such cases. This paper is war, as it is an outlet for capital from the capitalist crisis, but also a golden opportunity for the enrichment of the arms industries. The price, of course, is to be paid with the indemnity, both out of their own pocket and with their blood, where the oppressed and exploited land. War is an advantageous solution for capital when it comes to a standstill. It can open up new markets, new business opportunities through the insatiable exploitation of raw materials and the hands of laborers in the cyclone's eye. Also, after the period of widespread disaster, which is going to destroy both parts of fixed (means of production) and variable (workers / workers) capital, there is always a period of capital reconstruction, even if it is carried out on debris and corpses. As mentioned above, of course, war is an ongoing reality right now. But it is being carried out by representatives and at least it has not yet hit the door of the West. war is an ongoing reality right now. But it is being carried out by representatives and at least it has not yet hit the door of the West. war is an ongoing reality right now. But it is being carried out by representatives and at least it has not yet hit the door of the West.

Greece ranks second in the NATO countries with the highest military spending in proportion to their GDP. Greece's military spending is estimated at 2.4% of its GDP annually (exceeding the 2% threshold set by the Alliance at its 2006 meeting), which translates to $ 4.5 billion. Expenditure on armaments is at the top of the state budget's priorities, while the social majority is eliminated by austerity policies dictated by the memoranda. Indeed, the memorandum pledges stipulate that the country's international economic committees will hold at least until 2060.

As a member of NATO and as an integral part of the Euro-Atlantic imperialist tanks, the Greek state has been designated the role of the watchdog (second only to Israel) of its respective interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans. But this means that, even as an auxiliary, the Greek state will be involved, as far as it is concerned, in the geopolitical rivalries and war conflicts that its fathers are involved in. It is certain, however, that the domestic bourgeoisie will strive to obtain as much of the pie as possible from the pie shared in its neighborhood. At the moment, the local plutocracy is seeking to turn Greece into an energy hub in the Eastern Mediterranean and a gas and electricity transmission channel to the European Union. This is how the Greek-Cyprus-Israel-Egypt alliance is translated, as well as the military alliances and exercises set out in this transnational agreement, as well as the US suggestions. and NATO's actually behind it, along with the construction of the East Med gas pipeline and the Euro-Asia Interconnector for the transmission of electricity to European Union countries.

NATO plans seek to "plant" military bases on Greek territory, in preparation for upgrading the conflicts in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, the militarization of NATO countries is also a demonstration of power in order to grit the teeth on the Russian agent, who is the main US opponent. from the BRICS axis (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). In this context comes the Prespa Agreement with which the neighboring country became a member of NATO, thus joining the sphere of influence of American imperialism in order for the latter to gain advantage in the wider Balkan region against the Roman Empire. The Volatility of US Relations -Turkey (about a year and a half ago Turkey announced that Incirlik base would cease to serve NATO) upgrades Greece's geostrategic importance for NATO, as NATO is now called upon to find new milestones. The Andravida air base (which hosted the Iniohos war exercise in March 2018) and the Araxos counterpart (there is a possibility of nuclear resettlement) are to be upgraded. A drone base is being built in Larissa, while a helicopter base is planned in Alexandroupolis. For Syros, NATO planning is set to turn the port of Ermoupolis into a strategic point, where US Navy ships will be repaired and refueled. Simultaneously,

Recently, the second round of the "Strategic Dialogue" with the US is under way to final ratify the extension of the Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) for an additional 8-10 years, in order to a lot of time has been spent on upgrading Souda's NATO bases (expanding use of the Marathi pier), Larissa Air Base, Army Air Base at Stefanovikio Magnesia and Alexandroupolis Port. So the culmination of this "dialogue" following Mitsotakis' visit to the US is the visit of US Secretary of State M. Pompeo to Athens on October 5-7, a "dialogue" that began in December 2018 at SYRIZA, Washington. From now on the Greek state will be among the "front states", ie it will be the first line of deterrence against the main competitors of the USA (Russia, China). It is now clear in the most obvious way that the Greek state generously provides advice on the dictates dictated by the US military plans. and NATO, with the country essentially becoming a focal point of Euro-Atlantic imperialist military interventions. Along with the above strategy in the context of imperialist competition between the US and Russia, the US provided $ 250 million in military assistance to Ukraine's liberal-Nazi government,

In the event of war, the world proletariat will be the one that will be forced to move the war machines of the capitalists by paying the price with the lives of people in our class. The clouds of a generalized war seem to be thickening and the involvement of the Greek state in NATO's military plans is deepening. For example, in an earlier bombing of Damascus and Homs by British, French and US air forces, a ship sailed off the base of Souda and air refueling aircraft took off from the same base.

The more imperialist the rivalries become, the more the bourgeoisie will look to the future of their working classes, especially as they continue to thicken the clouds of an impending war that will serve only the interests of the capitalists. In the face of this deplorable and bloody prospect for the people, the proletarians of all countries must unite on the basis of our community of material interests and direct our efforts towards the establishment and strengthening of a class, anti-war, transnationalist transnational state. and capital. Let's face it that we are not going to fight for the profits of the bosses, that we are not going to eat with our class brothers because we are on the same side of the class barricade.

NO WAR BETWEEN PEOPLE, NO PEACE BETWEEN CLASSES

CLASS AND internationalist SOLIDARITY BETWEEN LAND WHERE oppressed and exploited

FIGHT FOR THE STRUCTURE
OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POWER OF CAPITAL
FOR libertarian communism

CONCENTRATION:
SATURDAY 5/10, 12:00 PM, STATE OF VENICE

Thessaloniki Freedom Initiative - member of the Anarchist Federation
lib_thess@hotmail.com
libertasalonica.wordpress.com

https://libertasalonica.wordpress.com/2019/10/02/
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