International Two-day Meeting of Internationalist Youth
Athens, National Technical University of Athens, January 18th-19th, 2014
For an international action plan of revolutionary youth against unemployment, repression and nationalism
The youth of the world is crushed under the pressure of the consequences of the global capitalist crisis. The entire working class, all the exploited and oppressed, is confronted with a social impasse, which is universal for the young generation, the most sensitive and vulnerable part of the population.
Youth unemployment, exceeding 60% in southern Europe, condemns it to social exclusion. We’re not just facing the results of savage austerity and policies as a result of Troyka memoranda, but also the miserable failure of capitalist governments to manage the crisis of their own system. The unstopable rise in unemployment dynamics in combination with "flexible" labor relations and the dismantling of the “welfare state” produces social conditions of suffocation.
The youth at the same time is at the battle forefront of international class struggle. From the murder by the Greek police of the 15 years old Alexandros Grigoropoulos and the generation of the December 2008 uprising, to the outbreak of Revolution in North Africa following the self-immolation of the young unemployed Mohamed Bouazizi, youth is on the streets and is accumulating revolutionary political experiences. Youth is ferociously hit by official state repression and violence by paramilitary gangs, such as the anti-fascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas assassinated by teh Nazis of teh Golden dawn in Greece or our imprisoned Turk comrades, detained by the Turkish bourgeois regime, which thries to prevent a new round of uprisings after the recent Gezi Park rebellion– among them our comrade from the Revolutionary Workers' Party (DIP), Cihan Yilmaz.
The Revolutionary Youth Organisation (OEN) of Greece addresses a call to the militant youth forces all over the world who do not seek to reform capitalism but fight for its revolutionary overthrow, who do not obey chauvinist calls of the capitalist classes to "save the fatherland" es, but live with the hope of world revolution, to join us in a fraternal non-sectarian discussion on the prospects for a revolutionary common plan of action. There is no way out from the despair and uncertainty created by the capitalist crisis and imperialism without the beacon of internationalism, without a common worldwide revolutionary struggle for our future.
Revolutionary Youth Organisation (OEN - Greece)