We are writing to you to ask you to endorse this campaign and to publicise it to others.
The Coalition of Resistance have been inundated with calls to organise in support of the people of Greece.
A planning meeting for the campaign will be held on Thursday 23rd February at 6pm. Please contact CoR Secretary Andrew Burgin should you wish to attend this meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is time to take action. Please sign the statement and ask your anti-cuts group to send a representative.
We are proposing that an emergency delegation of trades unionists, politicians and campaigners go to Athens to meet with unions and other organisations there. This delegation will report back on events in Greece and outline the concrete ways in which we can help the people of Greece in their struggles against austerity.
This new campaign will require the devotion of considerable resources. Please consider giving a donation to COR. This can be done through paypal (click here) or please send a cheque made out to Coalition of Resistance, to CoR, c/o Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London N1 9DX.
The people of Greece face an unprecedented economic and political crisis. They are being driven to poverty and mass unemployment by the demands of the so-called Troika – the European Union, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund which has imposed Lucas Papademos, formerly of Vice-President of the ECB, as Prime Minister.
Hospitals in Greece are running out of basic medicines, nearly half of all young people are unemployed, workers in some sectors have not been paid for months, and many are forced to resort to soup kitchens or scavenge from rubbish dumps.
Now the Troika demands a cut of 23% to the minimum wage, the sacking of tens of thousands of public sector workers and the decimation of pensions which have already lost nearly 50% of their value. International capital is asset stripping an entire country and ripping apart its social fabric.
Greece is at the cutting edge of the austerity measures that are being introduced across Europe. All the evidence shows that while these measures may protect the interests of the rich, they just make matters worse for the majority of the population. What happens in Greece today we will see in Portugal tomorrow and in Ireland the day after. In Britain, the Coalition government is pursuing similar measures which will see workers earnings cut, working longer for a smaller pension, and the dismantling of the NHS along with other public services.
Mikis Theodorakis, famous Greek composer of Zorba’s Dance, and Manolis Glezos, veteran resistance fighter against the Nazi occupation, have issued a statement calling for a European Front to defend the people of Greece and all those facing austerity.
The Coalition of Resistance and the People’s Charter have decided to support this call and agreed to work with trades unions, campaigns and parties across Europe to establish a European Solidarity Campaign to defend the people of Greece. The campaign aims to organise solidarity and raise practical support for the people of Greece; they cannot be made to pay for a crisis for which they are not responsible.
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You can also join the Greek Solidarity Facebook Group here:
This group has been created in order to start the active solidarity with the Greek people. You can promote artistic and musical events, you can collect food and clothes, you can create your own national solidarity groups, this should be even an input to start creating solidarity and self aiding groups or communities.
Please post here only events or use the group to coordinate about the organization of the solidarity events and groups.
Questo gruppo è stato creato per iniziare una solidarietà attiva con la popolazione greca. Possono essere sponsorizzati eventi artistici o musicali, si possono raccogliere cibo, vestiario possono essere creati dei gruppi di auto aiuto che sarebbe anche un input per iniziare a create delle comunità di auto sostentamento nei proprio paesi quartieri ecc.
Per favore il gruppo serve solamente a sponsorizzare gli eventi e a coordinarsi.
Ce groupe a été crée pour lancer une solidarité actif en collaboration avec le peuple grec. Vous pouvez créer des évènements artistique ou musicale, vous pouvez coordonnez des collections de vêtements et d’alimentations, ainsi que des groupes ou communautés qui doivent etre self suffisantes. Veuillez seulement faires des posts pour les évènements que vous avez créer ou dons vous avez connaissance qui on déjà été coordonnez pour une date au futur ou veuillez utilisez ce groupe pour coordonner l’organisation d’ un évènement ou évènements ou groupes en solidarités du butte de notre groupe. Merci
Αυτή η ομάδα έχει δημιουργηθεί με σκοπό να ξεκινήσει η ενεργός αλληλεγγύη προς τον ελληνικό λαό.
Μπορείτε να προωθήσουν καλλιτεχνικές και μουσικές εκδηλώσεις, μπορείτε να συγκεντρώσετε τα τρόφιμα και ρούχα, μπορείτε να δημιουργήσετε τις δικές σας εθνικές ομάδες αλληλεγγύης, αυτή θα πρέπει να είναι ακόμη και μια είσοδο για να αρχίσετε να δημιουργείτε την αλληλεγγύη και την αυτο ομάδες συνδρομή ή κοινότητες.
Παρακαλούμε εδώ μόνο μετά τα γεγονότα ή να χρησιμοποιείτε την ομάδα για τον συντονισμό για την οργάνωση των εκδηλώσεων ομάδες αλληλεγγύης και.