But, there is a hitch--- How will Syriza approach the Greek Communist Party and its huge working class coalition?
Here in this country there has been a lot of support for Syriza when there was virtually none for the KKE and its coalition partners prior to there ever having been a Syriza.
The KKE is quite capable of speaking for itself:
A big part of the problem is that anti-Communism has been responsible for not including the positions of the KKE in the debate... especially here in this country and now you pretend the KKE position needs some kind of explanation; aren't they very clear where they stand?
Also a very big problem is the intervention on the part of the CIA infiltrated and directed, International Trade Union Confederation, with its ax to grind with the KKE, P.A.M.E. and the World Federation of Trade Unions. All of this is a matter of record.
This CIA infiltrated, led and bankrolled group only became involved in Greece--- including supporting and funding Syriza--- after the KKE, P.A.M.E. and WFTU affiliates brought masses of workers out into the streets and led actions in the workplaces.
Now Syriza needs the KKE... the better question to ask is: Why has Syriza been so anti-Communist?
Another question you might want to ask is: Will Syriza as a social democratic organization and party cave to the demands of the big monopolies (domestic and foreign).
Another question: Just what are Syriza's connections to the Democratic Party and these phony liberals, progressives and leftists here in this country who supported Obama--- the Wall Street imperialist war monger who has led the G-7/G-8 in tightening the noose around the neck of the Greek working class?
My hunch is that the KKE has good reason to be leery and suspicious of Syriza... of course, we will find out very quickly just how honest Syriza is when it has to approach the KKE for support--- or, will Syriza turn towards big-capital representing coalition partner?
Quite frankly, the question I would like to see answered is why Syriza took funding from all of these ITUC affiliations and used the offices established by the ITUC for its campaign when the leaders of the ITUC openly stated they were moving their organizers into Greece in order to counter the influence of the KKE, P.A.M.E. and the WFTU?
If you want to know what the KKE is thinking and doing, just go to their web site:
We should all hope that what comes out of all of this is a Greek left working together in coalition to bring down capitalism in Greece with socialism being established.
Will Syriza allow itself to be used as a safety breaker to diffuse the anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and movement for socialism that the KKE, P.A.M.E. and WFTU initiated long before there was a Syriza--- a very legitimate MASSIVE mass movement that those who initiated a split AFTER by initiating Syriza they were invited to join the existing mass movement.
It really befuddles me to try to understand why those who never gave any support to the Communist led working class movement in Greece that was struggling pre-Syriza who now want to get explanations of why the KKE does what it does when they could have taken the time to learn who was leading the Greek working class and why.
My other hunch is that if Syriza initiates the kind of dialog necessary to bring the KKE into an electoral coalition, it won't be long before the anti-Communists from the ITUC--- withdraws support--- and stops backing them and withdraws from the coalition.
The Greek Communist Party (KKE) has a rich, deep and very proud and distinguished history of working class unity, militancy, activity, international solidarity and involvement including fighting against Hitlers takeover, together with its fascist partners--- Italy and Bulgaria; and then fighting for years against another fascist government put in place by U.S. imperialism.
Quite frankly, the long-established social democrats in Greece couldn't get elected to dog-catcher positions because of their slavish adherence to Wall Street's and the EU's domination so Syriza was created to replace these social democrats as a safety valve to prevent Greece turning to socialism.
I would encourage my leftist friends, and everyone, to study closely what is taking place in Greece.
Richard Trumka should explain why the AFL-CIO has pumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into building Syriza and he won't invest one single penny building a working class based progressive anti-imperialist people's party for peace, social and economic justice intent on challenging Wall Street for political and economic power right here in our own country. Anyone care to explain this?
The only reason Syriza came into existence in the first place was to undermine and thwart the massive movement the KKE was leading against austerity measures.
This is the:
Appeal of the Central Committee of the KKE concerning the parliamentary elections on the 25th of January 2015
Wherever you look, you will see the contribution and impact of the communists’ struggle. However, you know that the electoral reduction of the KKE had a negative impact on the dynamism and mass character of the labour-people’s movement. You know that despite all that, the KKE did not give up. It supported employees, farmers, self-employed, pensioners, students, school students for the right to health, social security, pensions, education, the protection of income, and housing, the professional premises of the self-employed and farmers from the usurious loans and unbearable taxes. The KKE never told the people lies.