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The Militant, 23 March 1946

Greek Trotskyists Slain by Stalinists

From The Militant, Vol. X No. 12, 23 March 1946, p. 3.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.


Despite serious losses among the leadership of the Greek section of the Fourth International, the Trotskyists are valiantly fighting to lead the Greek proletariat on the road to the socialist revolution.

Three of the most important leaders of the Greek Trotskyists were murdered during the Nazi occupation by Hitler’s Gestapo and Mussolini’s Ovra. Among them was Pantelis Pouliopoulos, 45 year old revolutionist, one of the founders of the Greek Communist Party and founder of the Trotskyist movement in Greece.

On top of the staggering blows delivered to the party by the fascists and Nazis, the Stalinist-Controlled EAM and ELAS murdered more than a hundred leaders and members of the Greek Trotskyist party when British troops moved against the Greek people in December 1945 and January 1946.

The Stalinist leaders of EAM and ELAS consider the Greek Trotskyists as their main enemies and slaughtered them with cold-blooded savagery.

From one of the papers published by the Greek Trotskyists we learned the names of more of the leading members of the Greek Trotskyists who were murdered by the Stalinists. The partial list of martyrs follows:

List of Martyrs

In spite of these staggering losses the Greek Trotskyists are moving forward. They publish two newspapers: the Workers Struggle, a regular weekly; and Labor Front, issued less frequently. In addition they publish a monthly magazine, Fourth International.

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