Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Yanis Varoufakis joins the May Day 2018 rally in Athens

Greek Ex-Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou, join the May Day rally in Athens and march with supporters of his newly launched political party Mera25 (ΜέΡΑ25).

Video: Yanis Varoufakis joins the May Day 2018 rally in Athens

Yanis Varoufakis makes a statement about the message of today's mobilization. He says:
"The 1st of May is a splendid opportunity for us to remember, that the working class of the world, - not of our countries individually - is obliged by History to fight the same struggles again and again and again. There is no such thing as a final victory, there is no such thing as a final defeat. In 1886 workers died on the streets of Chicago, in order to secure their right of a limited day- that is eight hours of work, no more - to social security, to descent conditions at work, to dignity, to effectively having the right to treat themselves as something they own and not something that is owned by others. And again today we have exactly the same issues. The working class of today is facing uberization, constant internships and completely annihilation of Trade Unions' rights, and any kind of labor protection.  Today we remember the struggles of the past, in order to be able to win the struggles of the future, on behalf of, not just the workers and wage laborists, but of humanity as a whole."
Athens, Greece, 1 May 2018.

This video is available in 4K resolution.