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Saturday, May 1, 2010

60% of Greeks wish for 'a genuine left-wing party'

Interesting review of the situation in Greece
by Fred Weston at Rebelión[es].

One one side he makes an analysis of the positions: the working class, the majority of the people wants some sort of radical change and is not willing to put up with the IMF-EU impositions that would cut pensions by even as much as 50%, among other Capitalist measures of the like of those imposed by Pinochet in Chile. The tamed labor unions and established "left" parties such as the Communist Party are just letting pressure go with limited demonstrations but don't seem willing to corner the "socialist" government and rather prefer to just pose the anger in the vague hope that the government will step back.

The problem is that the government cannot step back. After all social-democratic parties such as the PASOK are nothing but violin ones: supported by the left but played by the right. And making genuine left measures such as embargoing the debt and nationalizing companies and banks is well beyond their imagination and their real positioning.

Then Weston analyzes the opinion polls, which show that the PASOK is sinking but to the benefit of absolutely no other party: both the right (culprits of the ripoff and accomplices of the IMF-EU neocolonization) and the established left (the communist KKE and the 'new left' Syriza) remain static in vote intention. Here is where we come to know that 60% of voters would want 'a genuine left party' to vote for.

Easier say than done I guess but it's clear that there is popular demand, that the people is ready for such thing as a true socialist party that can face globalized Capitalism with some dignity for the good of the people.

The conditions are there: revolution is awaiting in Greece. How will it manifest.

PS- keep also an eye in neighboring Albania, where the right has rigged the elections bringing multitudes to protest in the streets of Tirana. We are now standing on a moment of uncertainty when everything becomes possible, except the old regime. It is impossible to predict how the situation will evolve locally and globally but we should expect many surprises and sudden twists. But of course expect growing discontent everywhere coalescing more or less rapidly into revolutionary options, which may eventually come to power.

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