Mackney of Greece Solidarity denounces Morning Star

July 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm (Europe, Greece, internationalism, posted by JD, sectarianism, stalinism)

Well-respected Labour movement activist Paul Mackney, former general secretary of the UCU and currently secretary of the Greece Solidarity Campaign, has written this sharp letter to the Morning Star which was published in today’s edition:

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I am in Greece, where the people are preparing, more or less on class lines, to vote in the referendum on EU austerity demands next Sunday.

I was appalled to read your editorial mirroring the position of the KKE which voted in parliament not to have a referendum.

After years of reporting which ignores the realities of the new social and political movements in Greece, with regret, I have decided to cancel my daily copy of the Star.

The facts are that the KKE got 5 per cent of the vote in the last election and that Syriza got 36 per cent.

Syriza was clear with the people, who were overwhelmingly pro-EU and pro-euro, that it would try initially to find a solution within the Eurozone, which has involved negotiations which have been transparent.

We have to stand with the Greek people.

As the Greece Solidarity Campaign slogan has it: “In or out of the Eurozone, Greeks will never fight alone.”

PAUL MACKNEY London N22

7 Comments

  1. caseypurvis said,

    GOOD LUCK GREEK PEOPLE————–THERE IS NO MONEY TREE

  2. Chris said,

    There is if they leave the Ottoman Emp… I mean, Eurozone.

    Eleftheria i thanatos.

    • Steven Johnston said,

      In or out, the Greece economy is in terrible shape. It’s hard to see how they can stay in the EU but harder to see how they can ever leave.

      • caseypurvis said,

        AW GEE CHICKEN LITTLE THE SKY IS FALLING==============FAVORITE PHRASE OF LEFTIES

  3. Steven Johnston said,

    Casey, it’s the right-wingers, like UKIP that think the sky is falling in.

  4. Glesga Keeping Scotland Free From Loonies said,

    I thought Syriza were commies so why are they negotiating with capitalism. They are opportunists who are failures. I will bet that many of them have transferred money.

  5. Jim Denham said,

    The Morning Star’s politically incoherent, sectarian defeatism regarding Greece, continues with a bizarre editorial in today’s edition:
    http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-4816-Eurozone-cant-be-reformed#.VZuwuP50zcs

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