Panagiotis Maniatis, born in Athens, is a Greek poet. He has been a dynamic defendant of Marxist-Leninist ideology in the socio-political space-time of late capitalism.
From the populous demonstration outside the ‘Embassy’
We declare our opposition to the domination of imperialism.
Either as Cuban boatmen
Or as Vietnamese old moles
We protest forcible interventions
Calling for independence
From theocracies, monarchies
And economic oligarchies.
Do you remember when we protested for Iraq,
Syria, Libya and Afghanistan?
Against the partition of Yugoslavia
And the destabilization of Venezuela?
Years and years we have been crying out against the bloodshed
For oil and wealth-producing resources
In solidarity with the struggle of the peoples,
We are the enemies of the murderous imperialists.
Lifelong warriors for the day
We will live in peace
In a world without wars, poverty and exile.