Ελληνική Επιτροπή για τη Διεθνή Ύφεση και Ειρήνη

WE DENOUNCE:

  • THE US CRIME OF HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI IN 1945
  • THE IMPERIALIST WARS AND INTERVENTIONS
  • GREECE’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE IMPERIALIST PLANS

Seventy three years have passed since the crime of the imperialist USA against the people of Japan, whenthe nuclear mushroom wiped off the face of the earth thousands of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki (6 and 9 August 1945).  The material damages were enormous, with both of the US’s target citiesleveled.  The real targets were the peoples, the USSR, and the rising revolutionary and labor movement. To this day, imperialist propaganda is still trying to conceal the real targets, using the lie of “military necessity” to justify these crimes, when World War II was already over! 

We are currently going through an extremely dangerous period for the Greek people, and for all peoples of the earth. Intra-imperialist rivalries and conflicts are becoming more acute over the entire planet, in the Middle East, North Africa, the Eastern Mediterranean, Ukraine, the Balkans, the Persian Gulf. The military-political plans of the imperialist centers are being advanced for the control of the markets, the natural resources and energy resources. The possibility of a “First Nuclear Strike”, which was examined after many years in the framework of NATO, was confirmed at the NATO Summit in Warsaw (July 2016) and is a threat for the peoples. The decisions of the NATO Summit in Brussels (July 2018), which are “coupled” with the further militarization of the EU (strengthening the PESCO, creating the “European Initiative for Interventions”, strengthening the EU Common Security and Defense Policy, EU Battlegroups) are speeding up the implementation of their murderous plans by strengthening the NATO-led forces from the Baltic to the Black Sea in the context of the dangerous competition with Russia.

The  responsibilities  of the SYRIZA-ANEL government are enormous. Inside the country, it intensifies its anti – popular policy, while is further deepening  our country’s involvement in imperialist interventions and wars, acting as a flag-bearer for US-NATO-EU interests in the wider region of the Western Balkans and South –East  Mediterranean, drawing our people into great adventures. In the name of “stability”, the government and the other bourgeois parties adopt and support the whole package of old and new imperialist plans in the wider region, which were discussed at the recent NATO Summit in Brussels (July 2018). At the same time, in a period of deprivation  for our people, the government spends huge sums of money on military spending in the framework of NATO plans, turning our country into a vast base by upgrading the existing Euro-Atlantic Bases and Headquarters range, by creating new ones (Alexandroupolis, Syros , Karpathos, etc.). Also continues to upgrade the dangerous military-political co-operation with Israel while the murderer-state is massacring the Palestinian people every day.

EEDYE calls for mass participation in the rally and demonstration on Thursday 9th of AUGUST at the “Sacred Rock” of the Acropolis at 8 pm and a march through the historic centre of Athens. Through our participation we will denounce decisively the US crime at HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI and commemorate the victims of this atrocity. 

We are fighting for and we demand:

  • The disengagement of Greece from all the imperialist plans and wars
  • No changes to the borders and the treaties that determine them
  • To shut down Souda Base and all the Euro Atlantic Bases and Headquarters that exist in Greece
  • To return all military forces involved in NATO and EU operations abroad
  • All nuclear weapons must be abolished and nuclear testing must be banned
  • No to the transfer of nuclear weapons to Araxos or any other region of Greece
  • Disengagement from NATO and the EU with the people masters in their own land

 Athens, August 2018