Glezos

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Eyewitness Account: Macedonia Demos against the Tsipras Zaev deal.




All the truth about the hell at Prespes Pisoderi.

Prespes is a magical and beautiful and historic place which has been condemned forever by Tsipras travelling troupe which acts to destroy the hearts of the people in this country. We wanted to go there with my friends to demonstrate against the decision which he took in a dictatorial manner a PM that lied to the people with his pre-electoral lies. We didn’t want to hit anyone we didn’t want to fight anyone, we didn’t want to go into conflict with anyone! We wanted to shout peacefully that the agreement of Tsipras with the wine maker – of Boutaris, Zaev that it is a sellout not only able to dissolve Greece but the whole of the Balkans!







What fools!
We believed we had democracy!
Clowns!
We believed we were free!
Idiots!
We believed we had a left-wing government which promotes its progressivism and expression of word.
We arrived close to the village of Vigla and the snow centre and realised we have cars piled up. We had to stop 4km away from Vigla and go on foot. Like hundreds of others. As we arrived we saw thousands of people in the snow centre and a stage with speakers where the organisers of the rally spoke alongside some Church leaders. However long we sat there we lost time. Many people had sat and were eating souvlakia.
“Did we come here to eat souvlakia” I asked the organisers who informed me 5km further down the riot police are blocking the road towards Prespes!!

I spoke to the Police Chief there who confirmed it to me. I asked him to allow me to go with my car so as to cover the issue in journalists manner but he didn’t allow it. Alongside a woman police deputy who didn’t let me do my job. That’s when the first phone call came in. In Pisoderi they are beating up people and are throwing chemicals! I took all those that I could and we left on foot! We were walking about one hour one thousand people. During deadly heat to an unknown place.

When we got there we found another 4-5,000 people. The first batch we found were red and full of chemicals! In Pisoderi the riot police had taken positions on the sides of the hill and shot from on high chemicals and fake bomblets. I took a pair of binoculars and counted more than 40 riot police even on top of trees. There was smoke from on far everywhere.

We walked one km from the centre of the village and we reached the exit where there were no house. Others were coming and others were leaving. On the streets you saw small children lying on the pavements to try and recover from the attacks of tear gas.
Reaching there was a big roadblock on the sidewalk and a few vans of riot police on the farming road parallel to the central at a height of 20-30 metres. So the cars could no go round the police blockade.

For four hours they beat people up!
On scouts honour the riot police were never provoked by the people. Most of them were knackered from the walking and were asking the riot police to let through to go to Prespes another 20km! The riot police were never attacked nor were they provoked by the demonstrators!
Instead from the farmers path on the side of the hill every now and again the riot police threw tear gas on the heads of people. At one stage people dressed with normal civilian clothes who were behind the riot police came forward and threw stones and pieces of wood from on high, to the riot police that was on the road. That occurred first time at 9am in the morning and it has been recorded on video and I saw it with my own eyes! But I saw this occur another two times till 1pm! Men with civilian clothes behind one set of riot police to attack another bunch of riot police who were lower down! They then hid behind the riot police on the hill! What would the ‘leftwing’ Minister of Interior Tosca say about this? What will he say about the videos and photos circulating in social media as to who is provoking who?

Kotzias pronouncements were a joke and lies! Once the first rocks fell by the four citizens who were hiding behind the backs of the riot police, they started the attack of the riot police on the road below. They attacked with no concern hitting old people even children! Many fell and were trodden on from the Praetorian guards attacks and I saw 20 injured three of which were serious!
Not only did the riot police from below throw chemicals but they did also from below and I haven’t seen this and I have covered demos for going on three decades!

As is normal the youth who saw what was happening, filled the streets and started to climb on the sides of the hills with the aim of grabbing the four citizens that threw rocks to the riot police. What citizens? Paramilitary state officials in civilian clothes.

That’s where everything was lost. I am putting forward my personal eyewitness account that the riot police when someone reached the top of the hill they hit them with clubs and their shields. Whilst the youth were in danger in a downward slope they tear gas cannisters to injure people. On the right side of the hill a riot copper pushed with force a young lad who fell down after having fainted like a sack for 20 metres down the side of the hill. He just remained there and tens of people went to save him.

I really don’t know if that riot copper who pushed the young man was a human.
Even if he was Greek!
As the riot police never even spoke among themselves! Not a word. Their eyese had a venomous hatred! I didn’t hear one word from their mouths for five hours. Not one…
In this area we had street battles and the riot police sent out tonnes of tear gas.
I got in front with my friend Nick and said ‘wait for the old people to leave. Stop hitting them anymore. I am a journalist. Someone will be killed!”

Whilst I had my hands high and I told them I am going on the side to small and there were only two of us and we did nothing which could be interpreted as a confrontational attack they threw two tear gas cannisters at my feet and four infront of us! We had been cut off from the crowd which was around 100 meters behind us. No one threw a stone towards the riot police. People were in retreat just chanting slogans.
In my attempt to escape from the cloud of tear gas and to see which way the wind is blowing so as to go in the opposite direction I was hit at least three times in the back and on my legs and without breath I ran towards the crowds. It took me about 20 minutes to be able to see properly as my eyes were blown up and hurt from the tear gas! Around another two hours for my chest to clear from the tear gas!
Whilst all the people had left fully from the blockade and they were in the village suddenly around 3 pm the riot police entered the village and started throwing tear gas and to hit people. Result was to close the women and children inside the cafeteria where there was chaos with children crying and old people sufferrring!

Why was this attack by the riot police required inside Pisoderi Mr Toska? When you already knew there were injured people in the village? What was the aim? Didn’t you realise there was enough beatings you gave the people outside the village town? Why wasn’t there an ambulance to take the three really injured people?

You are all liars! From the PM to all you party lackeys!
No one attacked the riot police. Instead they pleaded to be allowed to pass on foot. No one attacked the riot police on the road below. The above had flooded the people with chemicals so as to dissolve them!
The chaos continued when those hiding behind the riot police on the hills to dissolve them! The chaos started when those hiding behind the riot police on the hills started throwing rocks at the riot police below!
It was a Provocation manufactured to become a criminal attack. All else is made up.
I have another query! I asked to find a Prosecutor for the reason being my work to be allowed to pass the blockade and go on foot for Prespes! They told me during the blockade there was no Prosecutor!

Since when are the roads cut off, blockades are created and there is no Prosecutor to oversee and to give orders?
A whole operation is required so as to be released from the hell created by Alexis Tsipras in Pisoderi but it was worth it.
As we learnt you aren’t the same as those before.
But much worse!

As you are uniting us! You are cultivating unity amongst ourselves. Self control amongst us!
Alexis Tsipras I had told you, you will find us on the streets! Where we left you to become a tyrant!
The hell created in Pisoderi and was hidden by all the establishment media placed the bases for us to ‘burn’ the traitorous agreement which you went to sign to hit us and poison us so as to not appear to your bosses that the Greeks are demonstrating!
Greece doesn’t accept sold out marionnetes like you! In Pisoderi you united us with the sloganfor all us. United and alone we will Win.

Postscript
As for you own follower who you sent to weaken the hatred of the people to the agreement and they stayed back at Vigla and they circulated speeches I am enquiring as to all the time they were eating souvlakia and we were receiving tear gas whether they paid for it or you gave it to them as bonus!!!

George Adalis

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

'Macedonia' Whats in a Name?









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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias: the Agreement over Macedonia has been Reached!!!




Greek Foreign Minister Kotzias: the Agreement has been Reached!!!

All the MSM announce they have cut the deal. The agreement has finally been achieved but not one dares to announce it.



Kotzias singing songs for NATO 'We are the World' Drug dealing invaders...

The political parties know it, the Yanks know it, the Europeans know it. Only those immediately interested in the issue don’t. Only the Greeks and the citizens of FYROM don’t. Whom did the servants of NATO and Brussels ask whether we gave our agreement and to what? What is the agreement and the new name of the Protectorate in Skopje which the NEW ORDER has imposed on the Balkans?



Even the discussions that occurred shouldn’t have. The decision is equal to a National Betryal. Here the whole of Hellenism with demonstrations of millions all over the world expressed with a single voice its desire and no parliamentary clown was interested. Not only didn’t the government resign not only didn’t they even call for a referendum on the name not only did they not accept the majority decision of the Greek people to not include the name Macedonia in any shape or form of the state in Skopje but ignoring the constitution, History and the pride of the Greek people and Nation they dared to serve Foreign interests to negotiate with the name Macedonia with our neighbours.



The quislings in Athens and Skopje showed they remain loyal to their bosses. They tried to undermine our future but also that of Skopje and the whole of the Balkans, destabilising the area. They want to tie hand and foot like we are to NATO and the European Union. No surrender. Everybody to the National Rally of Sunday. They took on the whole Nation. We will win.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Mass Migration Nightmare Squats Coming to a Town Near You



http://hellenicinsider.com/mass-migration-nightmare-refugee-squats-coming/





Mass Migration Nightmare: ‘Refugee’ Squats Coming to a Town Near You!
Since the last massive migrant waves in 2015 and the creation of the so-called migrant ‘hotspots’ all over Greece which are just processing reception centres for mass migration towards the EU we had an incident regarding a hotel called ‘City Plaza’ in central Athens.
The owner of City Plaza a lady called Aliki Papaxelas who had appeared in the media defending and supporting migrants and Syriza alleges one night NGO’s took it over and started using it as a base to house migrants. The hotel wasn’t being used when this occurred but it was still in her name and the occupation occurred without her permission. At the time there were many rumours that hotels would be requisitioned and if they were empty and didn’t provide accommodation to migrants then the state would penalise the hotel owners.
Everybody knows to a little or greater extent the Greek state. It’s not famous in paying its commitments on time and when it comes to migrants two may turn up for a room but behind them could be another 10, as subletting is all the rage. There have been countless of cases of apartments being rented and then mattresses appearing to cover all floors and tens of people to be living in one three bedroom flat.

Athens City Plaza ‘Refugee’ Squat

The hotel City Plaza became an international status symbol of ‘refugee squats’ ie migrant displacement and economic warfare inaugurated by global corporations. It appeared all over the worlds media and was presented as a lively modern version of what migration should look like. Any buildings that are derelict on not functioning should be taken over. City Plaza was closed in 2010 and the owner after having supported Syriza suddenly started to criticize the occupation of her hotel.

The Greek state in the era of the economic Memorandums (IMF-EU economic genocide against the Greek people) started to charge all owners of property an ENFIA ‘haratsi’ (tax) whether in use or not. By 2016 Aliki Papahela alleges she had debts of 135.000 Euros which had accumulated for all the properties she owned the majority of which would have been from the closed hotel. Now according to reports the Greek government received near Euro 1 billion for the mass migrant waves. The NGO’s which are too many and too varied also receive tonnes of money. The issue here is that once the migrants are processed then money can be claimed from the NGO’s the UN and the Greek government for provisional accommodation. The Guardian obviously inverts reality alleging that “Squats like City Plaza accomplish their work without a cent of government or NGO funding. In contrast, despite the $803m euros that since 2015 have flowed to the Greek government and NGOs to help them deal with the refugee crisis, refugees froze to death in camps last winter” by implying despite tonnes of money swishing around City Plaza has been taken over by destitute refugees all on their own without NGO help or government backing.”[1]
So the City Plaza is a real squat independent of the owner Aliki Papahela or in agreement with her? What is the actual purpose of this ‘squat’ in central Athens? The Guardian is once more illuminating:
“Perhaps the squats’ real crime is breaking this barrier, and bringing refugees from the urban periphery to its heart. City Plaza is just one prominent member of a network of squats, festivals, social centers, bars, solidarity kitchens and community assemblies that form the multi-ethnic, politically radical fabric of several Athens neighborhoods.”
So is this its real purpose? In your face migration at will wherever we want to whenever we want to and a parallel propaganda blitz by the owner that the hotel has been taken over and nothing can be done. So far so good as the story goes but is there something else behind it all?
Aliki Papahelas has gone on record to state that an agreement was made with the UN Refugee Agency to rent the hotel to them and for her to collect money. “I would like to thank the crooks and criminals in the government the biggest scumbag functionaries who intervened just after an agreement had been reached with the Ipati Armostia for the renting of my hotel to refugees. If it had been rented I would not now have lost my ancestral home and would not now be facing eviction to end up on the street or in gaol” [2]

Aliki then goes on to name names of various individuals who profit from the migrant flows as they have been in business for decades now tapping money from various sources. First of all is the illustrious Mr Giannopoulos from Diktio (Liason Group for Political and Social Rights) who was a defence witness in the pseudo terrorist trials of ‘17th November’ and in particular the infamous Koufontina. [3] Second is Lafazinis (currently leader of a breakaway from Syriza called LAE ex-Minister of Development in the First Syriza government) daughter Olga Lafazani. Thirdly the political formation Antarsya which encompasses a motley crew of the globalist fake far left.

There are technically no squatting rights in Greece and there never have been so it’s a tall order to believe that Aliki Papahela is being billed for ENFIA and all her properties are up for repossessions whilst she cannot evict the illegal squatters. Mr Giannopoulos has been close to Syriza since time immemorial.[4] He has been promoted on their media platforms like Left Gr. Why would Giannopoulos all of a sudden with Syriza in power, illegally aid a squat when the government in all its pronouncements and in all its practice since coming to power has shown that it supports sustained illegal mass migration and bends over backwards to accommodate all newcomers to the detriment of its own electoral base? Why would Lafazani via his daughter want to be exposed as supporting an illegal occupation? Something doesn’t quite fit.

Is this a case of the owner Aliki Papahelas actually being instructed to go against the occupation of City Plaza? Why is this being stated? Almost a decade before in the centre of Athens there was another squat but this time it looked real and it had no media attention nor was it a darling of the global pro-migrant propaganda movement. It was in a derelict building housed tens of thousands of migrants and was a living hellhole. There was rubbish and excrement piled everywhere, needles and women sold themselves either outside or a few meters from the central police station a block away from Omonia Sq.
According to this Athens Mayor as reported in Kathimerini 3,000 migrants are squatting in empty hotels in Central Athens. [5] The owners of these myriad of properties who don’t actually get any media attention or profile or interviews like Aliki Papahela are told to pay for electricity, water and tax as the NGO’s turn on all the facilities without their knowledge but as their name is registered as owners they are liable! Within the Athens council Petros Konstantinou of KEERFA fame (main anti-racist lobby group in Greece) alleges all the fund raising Antarsya has done is to pay the previous employees of City Plaza hotel who are owed back wages. Aliki Papahela responded her hotel was rented out and they aren’t her costs as well and that she was also owed back rent.

Housing Refugees Ministry says the Banner on the Occupied Building
Via social media campaigns, solidarity groups the open border brigades circulate tonnes of propaganda throughout Athens. If anyone nearby complains or states anything that jeopardises these squats they are immediately labelled ‘fascists’ or ‘racists’ so as to silence them and ensure nothing is questioned. One also sees these constant demands for resources from the Greek population but hardly any passion for destitute Greeks in the same situation.

Hotel Oniro occupied in Lesvos, Greece

Picture of leaflet on Facebook advertising a list of needs of the above occupied hotel in Lesvos
From a refugee activist website it states the following:
“The City Plaza building had been empty from 2010 to 2016, when activists occupied the building and repurposed it as a building with living spaces, healthcare, education and dining for migrants and refugees.
Over 1,500 people migrants and refugees have lived in City Plaza, many of them using the building as a temporary home while they find other accommodation in Greece or another European country.
However, City Plaza owner Aliki Papahela filed appeals for its evacuation that resulted in the court decision.” [6]
So after going to court and getting an eviction still no eviction occurs as we are now in 2018.

Another occupation in Notaras St Athens
They write the following on their website..
“Those who manage to enter Fortress Europe come face to face with states who profit from the migrant-refugee flow and the emergence of cheap labour, paying no interest to human life and dignity. They are confronted with xenophobia and racism, institutional or not.

In this suffocating context, we are squatting an empty public building in Athens, 26 Notara Str., in order to territorialize our solidarity towards refugees/immigrants to cover their immediate needs (shelter, food, medical help). This project doesn’t stand for philanthropy, state or private, but rather for a self-organized solidarity project, wherein locals and refugees-immigrants decide together. The decisive body is the squat’s open assembly where everyone is welcome to participate with no exclusions.” [7]

Thousands of properties have been left derelict due to the economic crash in Greece and now they are being taken over with or without the owners consent.
Activists state that there are around 4,000 empty buildings in Athens that could be used as temporary homes for refugees.
After they managed to stabilise the situation they will aim for apartments. Syriza will repossess homes as conditions for the loans in their tens of thousands. So even if you went bankrupt and couldn’t pay your bills they will add more to ensure you lose everything and you become an internal refugee in your own country, just like what happened to the Serbs who overnight became citizens of foreign ‘nations’ (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia).
Mass migration sold as a refugee movement aims to displace the populations of the EU and clever NGO marketing alongside absolute promotion by the corporate media seals the deal. It’s just that as with everything that is localised and most don’t pay attention to what is happening when it hits their area people always wake up and smell the coffee. The latest mass migration nightmare is just unfolding….









Footnotes
1. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/23/refugee-squat-city-plaza-greece-best-worst-humanity
2. http://patari.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15974
3. https://tinyurl.com/y7ysre73
4. Nikos Giannopoulos on Left Gr Syriza site in 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKSLqetFKac
5. http://www.kathimerini.gr/906410/article/epikairothta/ellada/3000-prosfyges-zoyn-se-ktiria-ypo-katalhyh-sthn-a8hna
6. https://www.dailysabah.com/europe/2017/06/24/greeks-take-to-the-streets-against-eviction-of-refugees-in-athens
7. https://tinyurl.com/zfthtm9

Hellenicinsider.com: When a Coffee Break Turns into a Modern Greek Nightmare...



When a Coffee Break Turns into a Modern Greek Nightmare...
Having stopped off briefly for a coffee break near Dafni Metro station to catch up with some work emails a crowd developed at the entrance for some unknown reason. It was clear the station had closed but no one initially knew why. What happened next is a microcosm of a society in terminal decline.

Suddenly police ambulance and fire crews arrived and the crowd in front had to make way and it was stated someone had fallen on the tracks. No one initially knew the cause or the age of the victim. After more than thirty minutes a mobile stretcher arrived on wheels and it was positioned eerily at the entrance. It epitomised what happened next. They brought a black body bag fully wrapped and wheeled it away.

It was then revealed it was a 75 year old Greek who had jumped in front of a train. The mythology that Greece has ‘turned the corner’ ‘development is back’ ‘unemployment has been reduced from 27% to 19%’ are words that don’t relate to the human dramas unfolding infront of everyones eyes. The massive expansion of part time work the destruction of full time work and wages that could end up as low as Euro 250 a month one can understand how easily figures are manipulated.
Quite a few Athenians the majority of which arrived from the villages in the 1950’s and 1960s built their houses from cash without the necessity of mortgages or loans from the banking system. When the Great Crash of 2010 arrived the IMF imposed property taxes. Many families had an ancestral home in a village and possibly one in four had built small holiday homes that were never properly legalised as they were built in designated ‘forest’ or non-planning areas. The irony of this is that one cannot then sell a property of such nature but the government does tax it!

With the collapse in pension payment by at least 50% which hasn’t been reversed but continued under Syriza a retired pensioner could end up owning 2-3 property taxes and go up on the scale of tax bands as he is considered ‘wealthy’. Thus added all together the reduction in fixed income could be as high as 70% and without the capacity of reducing overheads or transferring it to ones children’s (who have their own problems) many seek the option of suicide.

It is alleged more than 10,000 have committed suicide since the onset of the crisis but many aren’t registered as such as it brings shame on the family and the figure could be much closer to 30,000. The most infamous case being that of the pensioner Christos Soulas who hanged himself in 2012 publically in Sindagma Square. Added with all the robberies of pensioners inside their homes or on the streets this economic war against the third generation has as an aim to destroy Greek families and break the nation apart. Social justice has been erased from the lexicon of the modern mass media and the parties that govern. It’s all forecasts and targets with made up figures. Not long ago a government Minister Loverdos stated that the problem with Greek pensions ‘is that Greek pensioners live too long’. Taken literally one understands how a short coffee break turns into a modern Greek nightmare...
http://imfoccupationgreece.blogspot.gr/2012/04/greek-pensioner-commits-suicide-in.html

http://hellenicinsider.com/coffee-break-turns-modern-greek-nightmare/

Monday, 12 February 2018

The Greek 'Deep State' Paramilitary Murders and Fake Terrorism




An analysis of the Cold War state and how it used murder to advance its politics. Since the ending of the Cold War hybrid forms of war have continued against the Greek population from fake terrorism, to financial terrorism, to labour displacement, spying, burning, flooding and chemical spraying to wholescale destabilisation by the CIA and its appendages.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978342780/ref=cm_sw_su_dp









Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Balkans: The 1920s debate in the Comintern and the KKE on the Balkan Question Part Two


Part Two The 1920s debate in the Comintern and the KKE on the Balkan Question

The slogan for a United and Independent Macedonia (and a united and Independent Thrace) entered the Balkans under Stalin. It was pushed by the Bulgarian Communist Party and became Comintern policy. It was the central slogan for the Balkan Communist Parties in the 1920’s.
The slogan originated among Slavo-Macedonians in Pirin (south-west of Bulgaria) and was taken up by Alexandrov, Panitsas and Protogerov, who were separatist leaders in the region. It was seized upon by the Bulgarian capitalist government, which saw it as a means of extending its borders southwards to the Aegean.



In 1923, Protegerov and Alexandrov allied themselves with Tsangov, the Bulgarian leader. But Tsangov imprisoned and murdered thousands of communists and refused to implement the demands of Protegerov and Alexandrov for a United and Independent Macedonia. This is where Stalin entered the picture allying himself with Protogerov and Alexandrov and making the slogan Comintern policy for the Balkans. It was an early example of the Cominterns attempt to build alliances with the peasantry, etc. after the defeat of the workers in Germany – attest case for China.

Stalin made an alliance with Radic in Cratia as well as with the ‘Komitsadides’ the committee set up by Panitsas and Protogerov. It was an attempt to bring the Slavo-Macedonians, among others under the influence of the Comintern rarther than anyone else.

For us the national question isn’t a geographical question, it is one of distinct peoples with a distinct culture, language, etc. It’s impossible to accept that a ‘Macedonian’ nationality which is composed of Greeks, Jews, Pomaks, Vlachs and Albanians – but a united Macedonian nationality just doesn’t exist. Neither is there any Thracian nationality – some people in Thrace are of Mulism descent.

Almost immediately after I entered the labour movement in 1921, the question of a United and Independent Macedonia became a central issue (aroun 1923-24). Initially, the Greek communists were opposed to the slogan, but when representatives of the KKE went to the Fifth Congress of the Comintern in 1924 (the Comintern was now led by Zinoviev) the party changed its views and supported the Troikas position). The three delegates – Pouliopoulos, Maximos, and Mangos – went to the Congress with a position against the slogan and came back supporting it. The third emergency congress of the KKE then took place and accepted the slogan. This was the so-called ‘Bolshevisation’ of the KKE in reality it was the beginning of the partys Stalinisation. Pouliopoulos who had gone to Russia after 1921 and spoken to Trotsky and was in awe of his role in the civil war, was deliberately made to give the main report at the Conference. Meanwhile Kordatos and Apostiliades were expelled for differences on this issue. The Archeiomarxists of which I was a leading member, were also expelled in 1924 – for allying themselves with Trotsky.

What actually happened was that although there were differences over the slogan, the leadership imposed it on the party. Then the ruling class locked up every member of the KKE on the grounds that they were seeking the break up of the Greek state.
If Greek Macedonia had to become independent that would mean the KKE had to be divided into two. If the three Macedonias had to be united, the Bulgarias, Serbian and Greek Communist Parties first had to split into six parties then the three in Macedonia had to fuse. In other words what is happening now Stalinism proposed back in 1924.

After Greece lost the 1921 war with Turkey, there were population transfers in Greek Macedonia. About 10,000 Slavo-Macedonians living there went to Bulgaria and there was a huge influx of Greek refugees from Constantinople and elsewhere in Turkey. In all some one and half million refugees came to Greece following a pogrom in Turkey, 700, 000 of whom stayed in Greek Macedonia whilst the rest settled in Athens. A large and militant refugee movement was set up. In Athens, it demanded housing, food, etc. The KKE was not resepcted among the refugees because implicit in its slogan for a united and Independent Macedonia and a United and Independent Thrace were new population transfers. The KKE secretary KOrdatos (who was allied with Souvarine and Trotsky in this period) wrote that if you continue this, you will turn the refugees into fascists. In western Greek Macedonia, in two districts – Florina and Edessa – there were communities of Slavo Macedonians.

When the Archeiomarxist Vitsoris went to see Trotsky in Prinkipo, Trotsky was using a reference for the discussion his period in the region writing about the Balkan wars. But in 1912-14, the area had been much more mixed. Trotsky was using as a reference for the discussions his period in the region writing about the Balkan wars. But in 1912-14 the area had been much more mixed. Trotsky didn’t accept Vitsoris argument – he said something is brewing, there is a national issue. I think there was an issue in Edessa and Florina, which the Archeiomarxists ignored, but not where Trotsky thought there was one. Later the Arcehiomarxists accepted that there was a SlavoMacedonian issue in the ‘triad’ –Serbian Macedonia, Bulgarian Macedonia and Edessa and Florina –but they were opposed to the inclusion of the whole of Greek Macedonia. (Its important to note that at the Fifth Congress of the Comintern the Serbian CP delegates had not voted for the slogan)

In the 1930’s, the Greek ruling class opposed Macedonian independence because of the territory it would lose. Today the slogan of Macedonian independence is being put forward by imperialism as part of its plan for a New World Order. Gligorov President of Macedonia wants an exit to the south. As Mitsotakis (ND) is in the pocket of the US his position on Macedonia is contradictory (as it is on Thrace, which is claimed by Turkey). Its possible that the Greek ruling class would accept the loss of some territory in exchange for the southern part of Albania which has a majority of Greek speakers. The leaders of the 400k Greek speaking Albanians have indicated that they will organise a plebiscite demanding unity with Greece. My opinion is that these referendums can be manipulated by nationalist demagogues.

In the north of Yugoslavia the dominant influence is Germany, in the south, the US. The overall aim of imperialism is to smash Serbia. We are entering a dark period of imperialist conspiracies in the Balkans.

Lukas Karliaftis