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D. Koutsoumpas: the people's conflict against capitalism is what brings hope
On July 3 2017, a pre-agenda discussion in Parliament was held at the level of the party leaders on the issue of the economy, at the request of the President of ND, K.Mitsotakis, on the occasion of the recent agreement in the Eurogroup regarding the completion of the second "review" of the Greek economy.
As was expected, the Prime minister A.Tsipras, the President of ND K.Mitsotakis and the leaders of the rest of the bourgeois parties attempted to use confrontational language in order to conceal their strategic convergence around the basic demands of capital, swapping accusations about who "undermines" the aims of capital and who serves them better.
In contrast, the GS of the CC of the KKE, D.Koutsoumpas, noted that the real hope for the working class and people is not to be found in the plans and negotiations of the capitalists. Dimitris Koutsoumpas underscored that the biggest memorandum is the capitalist development path itself. He noted that the fairy tales about "just development" in capitalism, which allegedly benefits both the monopolies and the people, are collapsing every day in the workplaces, where the harsh exploitation of the workers is realized.
The GS of the CC of the KKE noted that the euphoric atmosphere, which the government is trying to create amongst a people that has been driven to its knees by the policies of all the governments until now, is provocative and outrageous. In reference to Eurogroup agreement on the 15th of June, he underlined that this confirms that capitalist development does not mean the "end of the sacrifices" for the people, but signals the beginning of a new round of the intensification of the exploitation of the workers. a constant anti-people offensive.
At the same time, D. Koutsoumpas lambasted the country's participation in the NATO plans that serve the aims of big capital, with the danger that the Greek people will pay an even higher prices for the interests of capital.
The GS of the CC of the KKE stressed that real hope for the working class and people can only be created by coming into conflict and rupture with the current development path. With a powerful KKE, the revitalization of the movement, the Social Alliance, with a proposal for a way out in favour of the people.