The Greek May of 1963
By Panos Trigazis
‘Grigoris Lambrakis was an exuberant personality, a courageous and ardent fighter for peace, democracy and social justice. We walked together in 1963 on the great march from the atomic weapons facility in Aldermaston to London, where we got to know each other, and I became a profound admirer of his passion for peace.
That visit to London to take part in the Aldermaston march gave me an opportunity to meet the great British philosopher Bertrand Russell, leader of the British anti-nuclear movement and consistent supporter of the Greek people’s struggle for democracy and national independence, as is shown clearly in this book �
This book is a significant contribution to commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Lambrakis � Its message is the need for constant vigilance and struggle in the cause of peace, which is fragile in our region, especially at the crucial geopolitical crossroads of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, as shown by the tragic carnage in Syria.’
Panos Trigazis is SYRIZA’s co-ordinator for international relations and peace, a leading member of the European Network for Peace and Human Rights, and president of the Observatory of International Organisations and Globalisation (PADOP).