About the Communist Organization of Greece (KOE)

Who we are

- The Communist Organization of Greece (Kommounistiki Organosi Elladas - KOE) is a popular, democratic and militant organization.

- Our roots lie in the communist movement of Greece, which is united with the Greek People through the indestructible bonds of the blood shed in the decades-long struggles for National and Social Liberation.

- Our theoretical base is Revolutionary Marxism, founded by Marx and Engels and enriched by Leninism and the works of Mao Zedong, continuously enriched by collective efforts to produce the necessary new answers to the new problems that arise in the modern era.

- Been convinced that the theory and the previous historical experiences, both positive and negative, cannot offer ready-made answers to the actual problems, we consider as one of our main duties to contribute to the elaboration of the program of humanity’s emancipation in our era, and to the building of the movement towards 21st century’s Socialism.

Communist Organization of Greece / KOE

Info from the Organizational Committee of the 3rd Congress:

- While the regime imposed on Greece by the IMF-EU-ECB troika and their local puppets attempts to liquidate the last remnants of democracy, sovereignty and independence…

- While this regime represents the transformation of Greece into a modern protectorate within Europe and threatens the very survival and the dignity of our people…

But also:

- While the rotten political system finds itself in a deep crisis and the popular masses develop a new conscience and look for a way out breaking with the reactionary establishment…

- While the new popular mass movement that has arisen advances its organization and continues the courageous and protracted political struggle against the regime and the troika…

…the Communist Organization of Greece / KOE holds its 3rd Congress.

The main objective of the 3rd Congress is for KOE to fulfill, in these difficult circumstances, the duty of contribution to the overthrow of the special regime and the demolition of the established political system, thus paving the way for political, economic, social way out for the country.

The issues addressed by the 3rd Congress are: a) the assessment of the 5-year period since the 2nd Congress, b) the estimations of KOE about the actual political situation and developments in Greece and internationally, and c) the general directions to be adopted for the next period. The internal debate is going on for the last two months with great participation, based on the documents proposed by the Resolutions’ Committee and enriched by many collective and individual contributions.

The works of our 3rd Congress will start on this Friday 16 March and will conclude on Sunday 18 March. Please send your written messages by Thursday 15 March.

Warmest comradely greetings!

A landmark in our struggle for the building of a political and social front, for the strengthening of the communist left

Communiqué of the Presidium of the 2nd Congress

After a 2,5 months-long preparation that took place amidst important struggles against the neoliberal and imperialist policies, our 2nd Congress started its works on Friday 22 June with a big public meeting in the Sporting Hall of Athens, and concluded on Sunday 24 June with the adoption of resolutions and the election of the new Leading Committee and of the new Central Control Commission.

“The state of the Greek Left must change!”

Four years since the Founding Congress (January 2003) the Communist Organization of Greece, armed with a rich experience and having a steady development and recognition among the masses, finds itself in position to advance further. Our Organization is ready to make longer steps, to assimilate its positive and negative experience, to rectify the deficiencies and weak aspects of its function and action, to advance its central planification in a more essential, collective and planed way. KOE is ready to prove that the state of the country and society in large must change, and also that in order to achieve it, it is necessary to change the present state of the Greek Left towards a combative, unifying, modern and useful Left.

GREECE The Communist Organization of Greece (KOE) participates in the campaign for the parliamentary elections of October 4 in Greece as part of the Coalition of Radical Left (SYRIZA). In our international website you may read an interview of a KOE spokesperson to the German newspaper Rote Fahne (15/9/2009) where we explain the context of these critical elections after the bankruptcy of the right-wing government, the plans of the foreign and local reactionaries, the situation within the left alliance, and the efforts of KOE to offer a positive way out and a combative perspective.

GERMANY-PORTUGAL-IRELAND At the same time, the results of the elections in Portugal and Germany prove the possibilities for the Left, especially in conditions of a deep capitalist crisis, to be able to express the popular discontent and to create more favorable conditions in order to organize a successful resistance. Apart from the parliamentary elections in Portugal and Germany, KOE follows also closely the referendum campaign in Ireland, where the campaign of NO to the Lisbon Treaty delivers a courageous battle against the whole European and Irish political, financial and Media establishment. Twenty trade-unionists from Greece, cadres of our front organization “Union of the Working People”, have sent a letter to the Irish Press expressing our Solidarity with the Irish NO campaign (25/09/2009).

The Revolution is a Law of Progress

The Communist Organization of Greece (KOE) sends warmest comradely greetings to the Communist, Revolutionary and Progressive Forces all over the world.

These days our Organization concludes a nation-wide round of public meetings and activities celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the October Revolution, which marked the end of human pre-history and the entrance of humankind in a new era.

Until today KOE has organized a total of 37 public meetings for the October Revolution: 12 in various neighborhoods of Athens, Thessaloniki and Patras, as well as 25 in other cities all over Greece. Thousands of people participated in these meetings, many of which took place in cities or neighborhoods where such activities had not taken place for years. In most cases, this kind of meeting included the projection of a documentary film, exposition of photos, publications and other materials, and a main speech followed by debate with the participation of the audience.