Editor’s Note: This statement was originally shared by former WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos on Facebook
From the RUSSIA-NATO war going on in Ukraine, the BIG LOSER so far is the European Union. It has been defeated economically, politically, geostrategically, morally, and the peoples of Europe are paying the consequences more than any other people.
High cost of living, layoffs, poverty, hunger, factory closings, etc. This defeat will have long-lasting consequences for the global working class. It is thus confirmed that this union is a union of cartels and imperialist interests. IT IS NOT A UNION FOR THE PEOPLES. Now, after the sabotage of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, and with the cost of American LNG seven times more expensive than the Russian one, the coming winter will further lower the living standards of workers and deprive us all of basic daily needs.
We need a general uprising against all governments, against monopolies and the EU itself. We don’t need NATO or the EU. We need friendship and cooperation with mutual respect between all European peoples.