The International Coordinating Committee of the ‘No to War No to NATO’ network has issued the following statement today:
Solidarity with the Government of Greece is Commitment to Peace!
The EU wants to force the democratically elected Greek government into giving up their election pledges and their renunciation of neoliberal policies which have impoverished the Greek people to an extent unparalleled in Europe. The EU is doing so with brutal political and economic force, with the entire machinery of government and media propaganda and lies, employing deep-rooted prejudices against a destitute population.
Nonetheless, the Greek government pursues a policy of peace:
- By cutting military spending by more than €200 million – if the institutions allow it
- By unveiling the former Greek government’s decade-long corrupt practices with Western politicians and military corporations
- By introducing more human asylum policies
- By rejecting the sanctions against Russia and by tentatively attempting to develop cooperative relations with her
We know that the political powers within the EU (and NATO) that wish to bring this Greek government of social alternatives to their knees are the same ones that massively advance the militarization of Europe, foster interventionist policies in the EU (and NATO) and threaten the poorest of the poor – i.e. refugees – with war in the Mediterranean.
Therefore, as active opponents of war and NATO, we hold that solidarity with Greece is an integral part of the further delegitimization of NATO.
We appeal to all initiatives and organizations of our network and to the global peace movement:
Join the protests against the neoliberal oppression of Greece!
”Solidarity is the tenderness of the peoples.” (Che Guevara)
Berlin/London, July 1st 2015