Showing posts with label Left Forum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Left Forum. Show all posts

Thursday, June 2, 2016

War and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. The dangerous role of the EU and NATO

Imperialists Collide: War and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. The dangerous role of the EU and NATO.
Remarks of Kostas Papadakis, Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and member of the CC of KKE, at the panel organised by the site Marxism-Leninism Today, at the Left Forum John Jay College, City University of New York, May 21, 2016.
We would like to thank Marxism-Leninism Today for the opportunity afforded to us to hold a discussion today, here in New York, on serious issues related to the struggle of the KKE (Communist Party of Greece), specifically our internationalist struggle. Greece and the USA may be separated by thousands of miles, but our goal and ambition is for communists and radical militants to form unified criteria in terms of examining the developments and organizing the struggle for the interests of the working class.
Our tool for this must be our worldview, Marxism-Leninism, which provides us with the capacity to draw the necessary conclusions regarding the causes and development of complex issues that mark the era of the highest stage of capitalism, imperialism. Above all, communists at an international level must form a unified revolutionary strategy against a ruthless and powerful enemy, the capitalist system. This is not a task for a distant and undefined future. It is something absolutely necessary in today's conditions. Its absence leaves its mark on the developments, makes it difficult for the workers and the poor popular strata on both sides of the Atlantic to understand that the capitalist system is their real enemy, to recognize its objective laws and the methods it uses to achieve its goal, which is none other than the safeguarding of the maximum profitability possible and its own perpetuation as a system.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KKE CC member and MEP Kostas Papadakis to address events in New York

The Communist Party of Greece's member of EU Parliament- also member of the Central Committee- Kostas Papadakis will be the major speaker of an event organised by KKE Friends Club in Astoria, New York. 

The event will take place on Saturday 21st May, at 7:30pm local hour, at Kefalos Society of America (20-41 Steinway, NY111105) in Astoria, having as a major subject the political developments in Greece and in the world as well as the positions of KKE.

Kostas Papadakis is also scheduled to attend the Left Forum, being the speaker in two panels sponsored by the site Marxism-Leninism Today. The panels will take place at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at 524 West 59th in Manhattan, New York City. The morning panel is titled "Imperialists Collide: War and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East" (Room 1.120, from 10 am to 11.50 am). The afternoon panel is about the "One Year of the SYRIZA-ANEL Government in Greece: The perspective of the Greek Communist Party (KKE)" (Room 1.113, from 3.30pm to 5:50pm).

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Left Forum 2016: Interesting panels about Imperialism, Greece and the Refugee Crisis (May 20-22)


Two very interesting panels of discussion will be hosted at the Left Forum which will take place on May 20-22 in New York. The panels are sponsored by the website Marxism-Leninism Today and will include speakers from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

1. One panel is: "Imperialists Collide: War and Refugees in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East". 

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are the focal point of imperialist aggression and the consequent enormous, tragic refugee crisis. The panel will discuss the causes of the conflicts, the social and national forces engaged in the wars, and the prospects for peace and justice in the region from the perspective of the Greek Communist Party (KKE).

The panel will discuss developments in the region spurred by the drive to control markets, natural resources, transportation routes, and to increase monopoly profits. Also, the panelists will address the role of NATO, the US, the EU, in the  competition with Russia and China in the region. The role of Israel, the role of the SYRIZA-ANEL government, the prospects for a general war, and the projection of a class-based, internationalist, and socialist solution will also be on the panel's agenda.