Κυριακή, 6 Απριλίου 2014

Videos from the Conference

EEK and DIP at the antifascist demonstration in Budapest (3 April 2014)


Photos from the 2nd Workers Euromediterranean Conference

Cyprus in the international situation by Aziz Şah

Our name is Neos Anthropos-Yeni İnsan. We used this name because of the historical meaning of Neos Anthropos. Neos Anthropos was a newspaper of the first Leninist-Bolshevik political cadre in Cyprus. It was the mother of the Cyprus Communist Party. Neos Anthropos, had in the year 1926 two main mottos: Workers’-peasants’ government and “Balkan socialist federation”.

Balkan and Mediterranean socialist federation of the soviets is our aim and reason to live in Cyprus. Cyprus as an island, isolated and alone can be only military base of imperialism! Like todays Cyprus: 40 years ago Turkey occupied Cyprus. The colonisation and settlement began!

Report on Iran

Iran is a country with an interesting and rich political history. It is one of the most geopolitically strategic countries in the middle-east. Its unique policies throughout its various political regimes in its history constantly keep it at the center of attention. Here, we will briefly attempt to cover important events in the last months and years.

The discussion will begin with Ruhani’s rule after Ahmedinejad, touch important issues regarding the “green movement” and conclude with the situation of minorities in Iran.

Ruhani’s rule after Ahmedinejad

Throughout the history of the Islamic Republic, we repeatedly observe a more relaxed and stable period right after a suffocating period of hardship and repression. While it would be far-fetched to claim that this happens 100% under the control of the religious leader, it would equally be naive to think that he does not play a part. Even though Ahmedinejad and the religious leader came to opposite terms at the end of Ahmedinejad's rule, he was the religious leader’s supported candidate in the beginning. On one hand the economic hardships, partly due to his ‘strict’ (fundamentalist) policies, and on the other hand his desire to organize the masses to support policies different from Khameney's resulted in the establishment’s desire of a new government. We have already seen such a period of “relaxation” after the Refsencani rule mainly in the cultural domain and now the establishment required another relaxation in the economic and social spheres. Various speeches by Ruhani before his election show extensive proofs of this claim.

Παρασκευή, 4 Απριλίου 2014

Report from Bulgaria: The years of transition in Bulgaria from the totalitarian regime by Evgeni

Mass privatisation - the biggest facturies and resources felt into possesion of the former communist party leaders, which became wild capitalists and like ones, they immediately sold part of them to big western corporations and rest they just led to bankruptcy and sold them for scrap, leaving all workers behind with no job.

Organized crime - when the transition started, the old Militia fell apart - the powerful police machine with tens of thousands of members, was no longer needed. The former police officers had no job and because of thei represion training they formed wide spread organized crime groups. They started widespread blackmailing, kidnapping, tourturing, extortion and so on. All the current huge insurance and financial companies in Bulgaria emerged from these groups. So did our previous prime minister. While the current minister came from the former totalitarian party leaders, who sold the country for no money to western companies.

Western proraganda - the Soviet propaganda was totally replaced by the western one. The word ''communist' became ofensive, the shamans of the free market ënlightened the people of the "new gods" - the foreign investors, for whom we needed to make the sacrifice of mass privatisation. The result was that 3 million people vanished from the country. 1 million died from poverty and preventable deceases, 1 million emigrated and 1 million were never born.

Cyprus, The Communique and Imperialism by Kostas Apostolopoulos

Contribution to the 2nd Workers’ Euro-Mediterranean Conference

40 years after the war that divided Cyprus in two and filled the country with sorrow and thousands of people from both main communities went missing -but also 100 years after the break of WWI- both the Cypriot people and humanity as a whole, are now confronting great historic challenges.

On the one hand, global capitalist crisis, along with the new erupting problems, stirs up and persistently asks for answers to all the unsolved historical issues - and Cyprus has many.

On the other hand, it is harder to describe in words the devastating changes in the Republic of Cyprus and in the life of Greek-Cypriots in the past period.