Greek resistance

The massacre of the internationalist communists in Greece, December 1944

KKE headquarters, December 1944

An account of the killings of internationalist communists, Trotskyists and anarchists by nationalist communists in the Greek resistance movement during World War II.

British perfidy in Greece: a story worth remembering - Ed Vulliamy and Helena Smith

Unarmed protesters killed by police and British troops, Athens 1944

An account of the time in 1944 when the British Army, at war with Germany switched their allegiance, opening fire upon – and arming Greek collaborators with the Nazis to fire upon – a civilian crowd in Syntagma Square.

The Russian Revolution's influence on Greek labor - V.N. Gelis

How the Russian Revolution influenced and gave rise to communist ideals in the Greek labour movement and the rise of the KKE-Greek Communist Party.

A brief historic review of anarchist newspapers in Greece

A social movement that aims to communicate the course of events free from party political frameworks and regime censorship, the necessity of counter-information media is undeniable. The existence of counter-information media is self-evident for the anti-authoritarian movement. It is defined by the nature of information that resists the propagandist character of mainstream media. It is also defined by the need for expression of those whom the mass media insist to ignore, to marginalize and ultimately to isolate. (This text is taken from the presentation of Apatris in the anarchist bookfair in Malmö, Sweden.(

Greek tragedy: the failure of the left - Bob Potter

Solidarity pamphlet 29 by Bob Potter from 1968 on the current lack of resistance to the military dictatorship, its historical roots and the previous failures of the Greek left during the civil war, World War II and before.

Greece: war and civil war - Andrew Flood

Greek fighters from ELAS.

Text of a talk by Andrew Flood on the activities of the Greek Communist Party before and during the Second World War and its reactionary effect on the resistance movement as well as the support of the allies for authoritarianism in Greece.

Revolutionary defeatists in Greece in World War II - Aghis Stinas

Selections from the memoirs of the Greek socialist Aghis Stinas, focusing on class struggle, internationalism and revolutionary defeatism during the Second World War.

1941-1945: Andartiko: the Greek resistance - Jack Ray

Greek partisan women and men

A short history of the Andartiko, Greek Resistance partisans who fought fascist occupation. This article is highly uncritical and we disagree with some of it but reproduce it here for reference. For some more balanced articles covering the appalling anti-working class actions of the Greek Communist Party see these texts by Andrew Flood, Aghis Stinas and Solidarity.