Mrs Angela Merkel’s visit is intended to confirm the total submission of Mr Samaras to the demands of the most reactionary political force in Europe. Once again the prime minister will appear delighted in front of the photographers making grave statements about exiting the crisis, while at the same time behind closed doors he will be confirming his absolute compliance with the memorandum commitments after the elections.
Mr. Samaras cannot and does not want to identify with the struggles of the Greek people, because he totally identifies with Mrs. Merkel. The Greek people need a government that will set on the table the real demands and the preconditions for an exit from the crisis: The need for a debt cut and for policies of support and development of employment, the need for a change of the implemented policy on a European level, a government that will pose the issue of the loan to the German occupation during World War II and the payment of the war compensation by Germany. Promoting these demands is the duty of a government that defends the country interests. However such a stance is impossible for Mr Samaras, an outstanding ally and supporter of the extreme neoliberal goals.
On the contrary, the current government masters solely in authoritarianism. Indeed the government adds a new act of oppression on Friday with the closure and blockade of the center of Athens and the creation of “red zones” in yet another effort to terrorize the Greek people. SYRIZA calls on the Greek citizens to demonstrate against the common plans of Merkel and Samaras, massively and peacefully, on Friday the 11th of April at 17.00 on Klathmonos Square. Let’s give a powerful message for a real change and hope, a message for the defense for democracy and rights.