July 16: The popular referendum held July 5 in Greece raised hopes for long-awaited changes, and not only in that country. Greece has captured the world’s attention as a place where a break with decades of disastrous policies of neoliberalism can begin, where a resounding defeat can be inflicted on the anti-people EU empire. The people of Greece declared a strong and unequivocal ‘OXI’ to the strict requirements of the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission, said ‘NO’ to austerity measures and savage privatization. And we cannot but admire the courage and the will shown by the Greek people in confronting the predatory policies of the Troika.
|Street battles outside the Parliament in Athens, July 15.|
We express our warmest support to those left and communist forces in Greece who are not afraid to say that the European Union is a prison of nations, and who call on the people to unite in the struggle for “No to the end!,” against the memorandum, for the cancellation of the illegal debt and exit from the euro zone, for workers’ control and nationalization of the banks.
Another world is possible!
Union Borotba (Struggle)