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Thursday January 01 1970

End the Dictatorship of Fear : Support The Greek People : Solidarity Rally

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Monday June 11, 2012 19:40author by . - . Report this post to the editors

On, Saturday, June 16th, at 1pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, we will take to the streets in Dublin in solidarity with the people in Greece who will vote against fear, and in the hope and shared dream of a Europe based on justice, dignity and social solidarity.
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On Sunday June 17, the people of Greece will have a choice.

They can vote, if they are moved by fear and threats, for political parties who will continue to oversee the enforced impoverishment of their country, in keeping the wishes of European leaders, the IMF, and big... European banks.

On the other hand, they can vote, moved by a desire for democracy, freedom, and dignity, for an end to the criminal debtocracy imposed on them, and for a radically transformed Europe. A Europe based on solidarity among all its citizens, and not the diktats of bankers, unelected technocrats, and neoliberal politicians who only represent themselves.

On, Saturday, June 16th, at 1pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, we will take to the streets in Dublin in solidarity with the people in Greece who will vote against fear, and in the hope and shared dream of a Europe based on justice, dignity and social solidarity.

Inspired by so many brave Greek people who have taken to the streets and squares, to resist the destruction of their country, and who now provide hope for millions of women and men across the European Union, we too have had enough of fear.

Since this crisis began, fear, threats and intimidation have become part of the fabric of daily life for tens of millions of people across Europe. In Ireland, successive right-wing governments, bosses' organisations, billionaire-owned newspapers and radio stations and have churned out threat after threat. They spread constant fear about the catastrophe that will unfold unless we obey 'the markets' and throw away our rights to decent public services and working conditions in order to pay off speculator debts.

But as the recent vote on the Fiscal Treaty has shown, giving in to fear and threats simply brings more fear, more threats, and more devastation.

The circuit of fear in Europe must be broken. The Greek people can make this break with a vote next Sunday for SYRIZA.

Then it will fall to us, the peoples of Europe, to smash the Frankfurt Consensus once and for all.

We will have to set about the task of building a common life together in a new continent, with open democratic institutions that serve the citizens, not unaccountable bureaucracies that serve the crooks of the banking lobby and the liars of the political elite, whether New Democracy and PASOK, or Fine Gael and Labour.

The Greek people, with their rebellion and resistance in the face of vicious economic punishment designed to intimidate the rest of Europe, have shown the way ahead, and we owe them our gratitude and support. If they vote against fear and economic terrorism, a new day for democracy beckons, in Europe and in Ireland.

We will be there on Saturday the 16th to support them, and we call on you to be there too. People still have the power. Our hearts beat with theirs.

Την Κυριακή 17 Ιουνίου οι Έλληνες πολίτες θα έχουν μια επιλογή.

Μπορούν να ψηφίσουν, παρακινούμενοι από φόβο και απειλές, για κόμματα που θα συνεχίσουν την επιβεβλημένη πτώχευση της χώρας τους, εκπληρώνοντας έτσι τις επιθυμίες των Ευρωπαίων ηγετών, του ΔΝΤ και των μεγάλων ευρωπαικών τραπεζών.

Από την άλλη μπορούν να ψηφίσουν, παρακινούμενοι από μια επιθυμία για δημοκρατία, ελευθερία και αξιοπρέπεια, ώστε να δώσουν ένα τέλος στην εγκληματική χρεοκρατία που τους έχει επιβληθεί προς μια ριζικά διαφορετική Ευρώπη. Μια Ευρώπη που βασίζεται στην αλληλεγγύη των πολιτών της και όχι στις απαιτήσεις των τραπεζών, μη ελεγμένων τεχνοκρατών και νεοφιλελευθέρων πολιτικών που εκπροσωπούν μόνο τα συμφέροντά τους.

Το Σάββατο 16 Ιουνίου, στις 1μ.μ. στο Spire, στην οδό OíConnell, θα κατέβουμε στους δρόμους του Δουβλίνου, αλληλέγγυοι με τον Ελληνικό λαό που θα ψηφίσει ενάντια στο φόβο και με την ελπίδα και το ίδιο όνειρο με εμάς για μια Ευρώπη που βασίζεται στη δικαιοσύνη, την αξιοπρέπεια και την κοινωνική αλληλεγγύη.

Εμπνευσμένοι από τόσους γενναίους Έλληνες που έχουν κατέβει στους δρόμους και στις πλατείες για να αντισταθούν στην καταστροφή της χώρας τους και που τώρα δίνουν ελπίδα σε εκατομμύρια γυναίκες και άντρες στην Ευρωπαική Ένωση, έτσι κι εμείς αρκετά ανεχτήκαμε την τρομοκρατία.

Από την έναρξη της κρίσης, τρομοκρατία, απειλές κι εκφοβισμός έχουν γίνει μέρος της καθημερινής ζωής για δεκάδες εκατομμύρια ανθρώπους στην Ευρώπη. Στην Ιρλανδία, διαδοχικές δεξιές κυβερνήσεις, μεγαλο-αφεντικά, εφημερίδες δισεκατομμυριούχων εκδοτών και ραδιοφωνικοί σταθμοί μας βομβαρδίζουν με την μια απειλή μετά την άλλη. Σπέρνουν τον συνεχή φόβο για την καταστροφή που επίκειται αν δεν υπακούσουμε τις αγορές και δεν πετάξουμε στα σκουπίδια τα δικαιώματά μας για εύρυθμες δημόσιες υπηρεσίες και συνθήκες εργασίας, ώστε να αποπληρώσουμε τα κερδοσκοπικά χρέη.

Όμως, όπως έδειξε το πρόσφατο δημοψήφισμα για το Δημοσιονομικό Σύμφωνο, το να ενδώσεις στο φόβο και τις απειλές, πολύ απλά φέρνει περισσότερο φόβο, περισσότερες απειλές και περισσότερη καταστροφή.

Αυτός ο φαύλος κύκλος του τρόμου στην Ευρώπη πρέπει να σπάσει. Ο Ελληνικός λαός μπορεί να τον σπάσει με την ψήφο του στο κόμμα του ΣΥΡΙΖΑ την επόμενη Κυριακή.

Τότε θα είναι στα χέρια μας, τους λαούς της Ευρώπης, να διαλύσουμε τα δεσμά της Φρανκφούρτης μια για πάντα.

Πρέπει να χτίσουμε μια κοινή ζωή μαζί σε μια νέα ήπειρο, με ανοιχτούς δημοκρατικούς θεσμούς που υπηρετούν τους πολίτες, όχι τους δωσίλογους γραφειοκράτες που υπηρετούν τους απατεώνες του τραπεζικού λόμπι και τους ψεύτες των πολιτικών ελίτ, είτε είναι η ΝΔ, το ΠΑΣΟΚ, το Fine Gael ή το κόμμα των Εργατικών.

Οι Έλληνες πολίτες με την επαναστατικότητά και την αντίστασή τους στο πρόσωπο μιας αδιέξοδης οικονομικής τιμωρίας που αποσκοπεί στον εκφοβισμό της υπόλοιπης Ευρώπης, μας έχουν δείξει το δρόμο και τους οφείλουμε την ευγνωμοσύνη και την αλληλεγγύη μας. Αν ψηφίσουν κατά του φόβου και της οικονομικής τρομοκρατίας, μια νέα μέρα ανατέλλει για τη δημοκρατία, τόσο στην Ευρώπη όσο και στην Ιρλανδία.

Θα είμαστε εκεί το Σάββατο στις 16 Ιουνίου για να τους υποστηρίξουμε και σε καλούμε να είσαι κι εσύ εκεί. Οι λαοί έχουν ακόμα τη δύναμη. Οι καρδιές μας χτυπάνε με τις δικές τους.

Related Link: https://www.facebook.com/greecesolidarityirl

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author by . - ad hoc : greecesolidarityirlpublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 02:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The group decided to remove the direct mention of a particular party in the above statement. The intent of the change is to be more inclusive of other progressive groups and individuals in Greece involved in the election in various ways.

The current version can be found at the facebook page.

author by pat cpublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 02:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Democracy is a good thing and so is debate but when you are operating in a narrow time frame such changes can be frustrating and they don't necessarily add to your credibility. In good faith I sent out your statement on the Irish Left List; I also posted it on Politics.ie and punched.com .

Could you you enlighten us as to why you originally supported SYRIZA but then rapidly changed your minds? Did new political forces get involved?

What political groups are involved in this initiative?

author by Ajaxpublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 09:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Not everyone is on FB. Please post the updated relevant section here. Be inclusive.

author by Zeuspublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:48author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Its being discussed here: http://www.politics.ie/forum/events/190547-end-dictator....html

author by pat cpublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 14:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Here is the current text for the rally appeal.

On Sunday June 17, the people of Greece will have a choice.

They can vote, if they are moved by fear and threats, for political
parties who will continue to oversee the enforced impoverishment of
their country, in keeping the wishes of European leaders, the IMF, and
big... European banks.

On the other hand, they can vote, moved by a desire for democracy,
freedom, and dignity, for an end to the criminal debtocracy imposed on
them, and for a radically transformed Europe. A Europe based on
solidarity among all its citizens, and not the diktats of bankers,
unelected technocrats, and neoliberal politicians who only represent
themselves.

On, Saturday, June 16th, at 1pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, we
will take to the streets in Dublin in solidarity with the people in
Greece who will vote against fear, and in the hope and shared dream of
a Europe based on justice, dignity and social solidarity.

Inspired by so many brave Greek people who have taken to the streets
and squares, to resist the destruction of their country, and who now
provide hope for millions of women and men across the European Union,
we too have had enough of fear.

Since this crisis began, fear, threats and intimidation have become
part of the fabric of daily life for tens of millions of people across
Europe. In Ireland, successive right-wing governments, bosses'
organisations, billionaire-owned newspapers and radio stations and
have churned out threat after threat. They spread constant fear about
the catastrophe that will unfold unless we obey 'the markets' and
throw away our rights to decent public services and working conditions
in order to pay off speculator debts.

But as the recent vote on the Fiscal Treaty has shown, giving in to
fear and threats simply brings more fear, more threats, and more
devastation.

The circuit of fear in Europe must be broken. The Greek people can
make this break by choosing to reject the doctrine of fear and the
socio-economic deprivation that has been so brutally imposed on them.*

Then it will fall to us, the peoples of Europe, to smash the Frankfurt
Consensus once and for all.

We will have to set about the task of building a common life together
in a new continent, with open democratic institutions that serve the
citizens, not unaccountable bureaucracies that serve the crooks of the
banking lobby and the liars of the political elite, whether New
Democracy and PASOK, or Fine Gael and Labour.

The Greek people, with their rebellion and resistance in the face of
vicious economic punishment designed to intimidate the rest of Europe,
have shown the way ahead, and we owe them our gratitude and support.
If they vote against fear and economic terrorism, a new day for
democracy beckons, in Europe and in Ireland.

We will be there on Saturday the 16th to support them, and we call on
you to be there too. People still have the power. Our hearts beat with
theirs.

author by Revolutionpublication date Wed Jun 13, 2012 14:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Trotskyist Group of Greece leaflet calling for critical support to KKE, in both Greek and English.
http://icl-fi.org/english/leaflets/votekke.html
http://spartacist.org/greek/critsupkke.pdf

Related Link: http://icl-fi.org/index.html
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