Category: Communist Party Greece (KKE)
Requisition of private health sector, mass hirings in public hospitals are necessary, says KKE leader Koutsoumbas
worker | April 7, 2021 | 8:39 pm | Communist Party Greece (KKE), Greece, In Defense of Communism | Comments closed

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Requisition of private health sector, mass hirings in public hospitals are necessary, says KKE leader Koutsoumbas

 

Mass hiring in public hospitals, the immediate requisition of the private health sector and the inclusion of healthcare personnel in the arduous and hazardous jobs social insurance category are the measures that are necessary today, pointed out the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas during a visit today, World Health Day, in Evangelismos hospital in Athens.

Talking to reporters the General Secretary said: “Today, on World Health Day, we are here at Evangelismos hospital in Athens to express our solidarity with the struggle of the doctors, nurses and other hospital staff for their huge contribution in pandemic conditions but also in every other phase in the life of this country, for the protection of health and the protection of Greek people’s lives,”

Dimitris Koutsoumbas added that “the doctors, the nurses who fight this battle day and night with self-sacrifice do not need fake applause, empty words and congratulations. They need mass hiring in public hospitals,” underlining that what is needed is the immediate requisition of the private health sector in the fight against the pandemic and the inclusion of healthcare personnel in the arduous and hazardous jobs social insurance category.

Addressing Evangelismos’ staff, he stressed out the decisive contribution of the health-workers in the protection of Greek people’s health, hailing the great and invaluable contribution which took place under very difficult conditions.

The KKE leader also emphasized on the necessity of solidarity and common struggle within the workers-people’s movement, for the protection of public health and people’s rights, against authoritarianism and repression. “All together, united, we can fight and pave the way. We may wear masks, but our covered mouths have a voice”, he pointed out.

 

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MP of KKE -Vice President of the Greek Parliament and Doctor volunteers to return to Public Hospital to fight the Pandemic
worker | November 24, 2020 | 3:58 am | Communist Party Greece (KKE), COVID-19 | Comments closed

George Lamproulis , MP of KKE (Communist Party of Greece) and sixth Vice President of the Parliament of Greece, in a letter to the Speaker calls to be temporarily relieved of his duties as Vice President of the Parliament, in order to facilitate help as a Doctor- pulmonologist at the Larissa  Public Hospital in which he served or to join any public health unit in Larissa deemed necessary. At the same time, G. Lambroulis appeals to the doctors, elected deputies in the Parliament to act accordingly.

The entire letter of G. Lambroulis is as follows:

To the Speaker of Parliament Mr. Konstantinos Tassoulas

Notification to the Commander of the General Hospital of Larissa

Mister President,

As you know the effects on the health of the people from the pandemic are painful. A large number of people are infected with the virus. In many of them there are complications of the disease and they are intubated, the admission to the ICU is required and unfortunately many of them are led to the loss of their lives, despite the enormous efforts of fellow doctors, nurses and all other health professionals.

As a Member of Parliament for the KKE, I am immediately aware of the huge deficiencies in infrastructure and staff of the public health system, both nationwide and in the area of Larissa, where I come from and worked as a doctor – Pulmonologist before my election.

I listen to the daily anguish of fellow doctors, who at the limits of their endurance try to cope with the need to care for patients, the anguish of families for their people, who are ill and face the huge shortages of doctors and nurses, in simple beds and ICU beds.

I listen to all the other patients, who are not related to the epidemic but are essentially excluded for the second time from the necessary medical examinations due to the restrictive measures in the public health units.

As you know, as a Parliamentary Group of the KKE, we have repeatedly and timely highlighted the tragic shortcomings in the infrastructure and staff of the public health system, as a result of the timeless anti-popular policies of all governments. It is certain that if the government had used the time gained by the people to shield the public health units by recruiting staff, by equipping all the public health units, by developing the public First Level Health Unions, with a real order of requisition of the private Health sector companies, the “battle” against the pandemic would be fought on other, much better terms. The government did not do that and that is why its responsibilities are huge and even criminal.

Mister President,

In these circumstances, the demands, in order to provide solutions to the huge and well-known problems of the public health units, are a matter of life for the people. I will continue to contribute to this with all my strength.

However, I feel that I have to do something more and contribute in my capacity as a doctor-pulmonologist, because at this stage I believe that, above all, the practical contribution to the defense of human life is paramount.

I consider that my position is with my fellow doctors and nurses who are fighting in adverse conditions for the treatment of the people in the public health units of Larissa.

I therefore ask you to temporarily relieve me of my duties as Sixth Vice President of Parliament and to facilitate me to contribute as a doctor-pulmonologist at the General Hospital of Larissa where I served or to join any public health unit in Larissa.

I also call on doctors, elected members of Parliament, to do the same.

Thank you in advance,

George Lamproulis

Member of the KKE

6th Vice President of the Parliament

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May Day in Athens, Greece
worker | May 3, 2020 | 6:59 pm | Communist Party Greece (KKE), Greece, International Workers' Day | Comments closed

KKE statement on Tsipras-Zaev meeting: “The combat against irredentism requires FYROM’s constitution to be amended”
worker | January 25, 2018 | 8:00 pm | Communist Party Greece (KKE), Syriza | Comments closed

Thursday, January 25, 2018

KKE statement on Tsipras-Zaev meeting: “The combat against irredentism requires FYROM’s constitution to be amended”

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“The meeting between Tsipras- Zaev and the statements that followed confirm that the general established set, focusing on the accession of the neighboring country in NATO and the EU, the so-called Euroatlantic integration in western Balkans and the bankrupted practice of nomenclature, cannot guarantee a solution for the benefit of our people, for the people of the neighboring country (FYROM) and the people of the region” writes a statement of the Communist Party of Greece regarding yesterday’s meeting between the Prime Ministers of Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in Davos.
According to the statement issued by the Press Office of the CC of the KKE, “the truth that both Mr. Tsipras and Mr.Zaev hid from the people during yesterday’s meeting” is that “within this process, nationalism meets cosmopolitanism, the same problems afficting the people are recycled, the plans of large monopoly interests are promoted and competitions between the USA, NATO, EU and Russia are fueled, sharpening the situation in the Balkans and the broader region”.
 
The KKE statement also underlines that “mr.Tsipras hid that nationalisms which afficted and continue afficting the people of the Balkans were incited by the USA, NATO and the EU, the plans of which the SYRIZA-ANEL government, like a flag-bearer, has assumed to promote”.
 
The KKE “calls the Greek people and the people of the region to strengthen their struggle against the imperialist plans, against NATO and the EU, against foreign military bases in the region”, underlining that “the combat against irredentism is important and requires the change of FYROM’s constitution, the explicit preservation of the borders and the prevention of agitation of any nationalist aspirations”.
 
Regarding the discussion regarding the name, the KKE stands firm in its position for a compound name that will include the term “Macedonia” or its derivatives, with a strictly geographical determination, for all uses. Such as solution, writes the KKE statement, “requires the settlement of all the above issues”.
 
Source: 902.gr / Translation: In Defense of Communism.
Αναφορικά με τη συζήτηση για το όνομα, το ΚΚΕ, πιστεύει ότι «το όνομα με σύνθετη ονομασία που θα περιέχει το όνομα Μακεδονία ή παράγωγά του, με αυστηρό γεωγραφικό προσδιορισμό, προϋποθέτει την επίλυση όλων των παραπάνω προβλημάτων και βεβαίως ξεκαθάρισμα πως πρόκειται για ένα όνομα για όλες τις χρήσεις, χωρίς “ήξεις- αφήξεις”».
 
Thanasis Pafilis on Macedonia Issue: “NATO and EU are the people’s murderers, not guarantors of borders”
worker | January 24, 2018 | 7:46 pm | Communist Party Greece (KKE) | Comments closed

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Thanasis Pafilis on Macedonia Issue: “NATO and EU are the people’s murderers, not guarantors of borders”

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Speaking earlier today (Wednesday) at the Greek Parliament, the parliamentary spokesman of the Communist Party of Greece Thanasis Pafilis, mentioned that nobody must see the Macedonia name issue (between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) “detached from all the developments in the wider region and especially in the Balkans”. 

 
Thanasis Pafilis attacked both those who organize nationalist rallies – such as the one that took place three days ago in Thessaloniki- as well as those who express cosmopolitan views, underlining that both “do not challenge the accession of this country in NATO and the EU”. More specifically, the KKE MP said: “The government’s urgency [to solve the problem] – we don’t know what agreements made in the USA- is exactly related with that. Because the USA and NATO in general are interested to incorporate FYROM in NATO and the EU, in order to finish the encirclement of Russia”. 
Furthermore, Pafilis refered to an additional dimension of the issue which has to do with the interest of Greek business groups based in FYROM to utilize Skopje’s NATO-EU accession process in order to broaden their profit-making investments in the region.

The KKE parliamentary spokesman denounced the efforts of both SYRIZA government and the opposition parties to present NATO as a “guarantor” of security and peace. “Really, should the Greek people forget who dissolved Yugoslavia and sharpened this problem? Wasn’t NATO which dissolved Yugoslavia thus changing the borders that had been formed after the second World War? And you come today to say to the world that NATO, which slaughters humanity, is a guarantor of borders? Does the government, which pretends of being a left government, compete with New Democracy on who will integrate FYROM in NATO?”.

Thanasis Pafilis also criticized the hypocrisy of SYRIZA over the nationalist demonstrations, pointing out that the governmental partner [the far-right ANEL party] participated in the last one in Thessaloniki. Moreover, as he said, the predecessor of SYRIZA – Synaspismos- had participated in all nationalist rallies that had been organized back in 1992.

Expressing a firm and consistent internationalist stance, the KKE MP underlined that the working people of Greece have nothing to divide with other people. “Those who send the people in the slaughterhouse” Pafilis said, “are those who own the wealth, the business groups, your system where the 1% owns the 86 of the world’s wealth. These are the murderers of the people, these are the ones who slaughter the people in order to control their resources, the routes of energy” he added.

Source: 902.gr / Translation: In Defense of Communism.
Political event for the 100 years of the KKE held in Piraeus: “Capitalism- imperialism are the past – the KKE fights for a new world”
worker | January 22, 2018 | 8:38 pm | Communist Party Greece (KKE), Imperialism | Comments closed

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Political event for the 100 years of the KKE held in Piraeus: “Capitalism- imperialism are the past – the KKE fights for a new world”

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“A century of struggle and sacrifice, the KKE in the vanguard”. Under this slogan, hundreds of workers, self-employed people, pensioners, trade unionists, students, people of sports and arts participated in the political event held on Monday evening in Piraeus, in honor of the 100 years since the foundation of the Communist Party of Greece.
The event, which was organised by the Party’s Central Committee, took place at the Piraeus’ Municipal Theatre, just a few metres from the historic building when, on November 1918, the founding congress of SEKE (Socialist Labour Party of Greece), later KKE, was held.
The General Secretary of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, was the major speaker, presenting the Declaration of the Central Commitee for the Party’s 100 years which was published on “Rizospastis” on Saturday 13th January. The event also included a magnificent cultural performance dedicated to the 100 years of the KKE’s existence and activity.
Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the KKE General Secretary, began his speech by saying: “We are welcoming you in Piraeus, the city where the KKE was born in 1918, since it is here where the 1st founding Congress of the Socialist Labour Party of Greece (SEKE), which was later renamed into Communist Party of Greece, took place”.
“We are completing 100 years of struggles and sacrifices, remaining the only actually new party of the Greek society” said Koutsoumbas, adding:
“Because the KKE is the only party that fights for the definite abolition of the exploitation of man by man. In honor of the 100 years since the founding of the KKE, we will give all our powers for the Party to achieve even wider, deeper, stronger ties with the working class, the Greek people. We will give all our powers so that, with powerful Party Organisations, the struggle for the overthrow of the barbarity of capitalist power, for socialism, to be strengthened”.
In a powerful speech, Dimitris Koutsoumbas refered to both the heroic past of the Communist Party, as well as to the current political developments, sending a message of struggle for the future.
“Capitalism, imperialism are the past. The KKE fights for the new world.”
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