Μήνυμα Αλληλεγγύης από το Σοσιαλιστικό Κόμμα Ιρλανδίας
Message of Solidarity to Greek striking workers occupying ministry of Health
Paul Murphy, Member of European Parliament Socialist Party, Ireland
Dear Brothers and sisters,
Speaking to my Greek comrades sometime ago, I was informed that today, in a few hours from now, you have an assembly to decide on the progress of your struggle.
I take this opportunity to send you this message of Solidarity, to wish you success to your struggles, and to let you know that millions of workers across Europe follow the struggles of the Greek working class and hope that you are victorious in the end. The Irish workers that I represent in the European parliament will be filled with joy when they see the demand of the hundreds of thousands that demonstrated on Syntagma on Sunday, come true: down with the government of the bankers, out with the Troika
The mass media, controlled by the ruling class, will never let the truth come out, will never inform you about the solidarity that many workers and ordinary people accross Europe feel towards the Greek working class. They will only slander the Greek workers, accusing them of living beyond their means, of being lazy and corrupt, in order to justify their attacks on them. We reject with fury their nauseating slanders. we stand by your side. we know that if they defeat you, then our turn will come.
Next week a number of EMPs from various left parties across Europe will come to Greece to meet the fighting Greek workers. I will be one of them and I do hope that your occupation will still be on, until next week, so that I can visit you, and bring you the solidarity of the Irish workers, who are also suffering but certainly not as much as their Greek brothers and sisters.
This is a crisis for which the workers have not the least responsibility. This is a crisis caused by the insatiable greed of capital for profit, and particularly by the banking sector, which is behind the crisis. None of us can fight it out on their own. we need to coordinate our struggles. Particularly the heavily indebted countries - Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy, need to develop common struggles and move in the direction of an all European 24 hour general strike. We need to fight from the base to force the TU leaderships to call for such deternimed strike activity. We need to fight against the attacks and for system change, against the inhuman, profit thirsty capitalist system, for a society in the interests of the working people, and for real democracy - a socialist society in the true meaning of the word
Yours in Solidarity
Socialist Party Ireland - Irish section of the CWI
(sister organisation of Xekinima - Socialist Internationalist Organisation)