The new incident with the multi-fatal accident on the Egnatia Odos, where seven migrants lost their lives and as many others were seriously injured, confirms that the policy of confinement of refugees and immigrants in Greece, of deportations and savage repression in accordance with EU directives , turn Greece into a prison or grave of the uprooted.
The dangerous and criminal policy of the Greek Governments that support and implement the Dublin Regulations and the unacceptable EU-Turkey agreement on refugees is the one that leads the refugees and immigrants to the inhuman dilemma, to be trapped in Greece for years or to leave their lives in the hands of the various circuits of traffickers who exploit them on land or at sea with such tragic consequences.
It is a huge responsibility of the Greek Governments that support and fund NATO-EU imperialist plans and their interventions in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere, that kill and uproot entire peoples from their land and at the same time target their victims as criminals because they are searching for a better future.
The working people of our country, who have the pain of refugee and exile engraved in their history, must not allow the barbaric policy of the Greek governments and the EU towards refugees and immigrants.
To intensify the struggle of the unions against the participation of our country in imperialist interventions and wars, against NATO and the American bases that have filled Greece.
The unions to demand en masse
- Protection of refugees’ rights to asylum. Ensuring all their rights to decent housing, work, education, social welfare, without deportations and superstructures – prisons.
- Provide them with travel documents for the countries they wish to travel to under the responsibility of the state and the EU and apply for asylum there
- Abolish the Dublin Agreements and the Joint Declaration with Turkey that trap refugees and migrants.
- The abolition of the framework that traps refugees and immigrants in Greece and Turkey in accordance with the mandates and wishes of the EU.
- No involvement of our country in the imperialist rivalries and NATO-EU plans. No facilitation to the butchers of the peoples. Close all NATO bases now