Monday, September 24, 2018

Iranian communists strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Ahvaz

In a statement the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran condemns the terrorist attack on the military parade in the city of Ahvaz. The text of the statement is the following:

According to the media reports, the “Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz” (Habib Nebgan faction) - which is supported by Saudi Arabia and Bahrain - perpetrated this attack. Also, the criminal organisation ISIS (DAESH) released a statement on its website “Al-A’amaagh” and claimed that its infiltrated covert forces, infiltrated to the province of Khuzestan, took part in this terrorist attack.

KNE Festival: Massive attendance surpassed all expectations - Report from Athens

ATHENS- With an overwhelming, massive participation of people of every age, this year's KNE-Odigitis Festival surpasssed any expectations. 

Dedicated to the 100 years of the Communist Party of Greece and the 50 years since the foundation of its youth wing, KNE, the festival took place at Athens' Tritsis Park, on 20-22 of September. 

Inspired by the lyrics of a poem written by Yannis Ritsos, the festival's slogan was “it's been a long road so far. A difficult road! A certain road. Now this road is yours to follow”.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Solidarity with the construction workers of Istanbul's new airport

The Federation of Construction Workers of Greece, member of All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) and the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), denounces the Turkish government that responded with violence, repression and arrests of workers who are working at the new Istanbul Airport, after the mobilization they made to protest the new labor accident, resulting in injury of 17 people.
We express our solidarity with the struggling workers of the construction of the new Airport.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi to attend Communist Youth festival in Athens

According to a statement by the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), the 17 year-old Palestinian activist and former prisoner Ahed Tamimi will attend the events of the KNE-Odigitis festival, on Saturday 22 September at Tritsis Park, in Athens, Greece. 

As the statement of KNE writes, after numerous protests by the KKE and KNE and a wave of solidarity from all over the world, the Israeli authorities lifted the travel prohibition imposed on Tamimi and her family. Therefore, the 17 year-old anti-occupation activist and her family will be in the Greek capital to participate in the KNE festival events.

Five years since the assassination of Pavlos Fyssas - Mass demonstration in Piraeus

Hundreds of workers, students, people of every age participated in a mass rally on Tuesday afternoon, in Keratsini, a neighborhood of Piraeus in Greece, in order to commemorate the five years since the brutal assassination of anti-fascist musician Pavlos Fyssas.

Fyssas, a metalworker and a rapper, was murdered on September 18th 2013 by a neo-Nazi Golden Dawn member. He was 34 years old.

The slogan of the demonstration's front banner was "Golden Dawn, stooges of the bosses, the struggle of the people will smash you", while numerous other blocs with university and high school students were following. Among the major slogans of the protesters was "Smash fascists in every neighborhood" and "You are the stooges of  the shipowners, hencemen and stoolies of the bosses". 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Political Chernobyl? Russian communists denounce electoral fraud by the pro-Putin forces in Vladivostok

Left: CPRF candidate Andrei Ishchenko.
Communist protesters have rallied against alleged election rigging in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok on Monday following the loss of their candidate in gubernatorial elections to the incumbent from the ruling United Russia party, newspaper "The Moscow Times" reports.
Gubernatorial elections went into a second round in the region on Sunday after no candidates secured an all-out majority on election day Sept. 9. Primorye was one of four Russian regions in which ruling party candidates were forced into runoffs by candidates from other parties.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Parliamentary politics and the communist party: the electoral arena, experience and lessons from Greece and the KKE

By Giorgos Marinos*.
We would like to thank the South African Communist Party for giving us the opportunity to attempt to share some basic elements from the experience of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with our comrades. In our opinion, the exchange of views on the issues of class struggle and the communist movement enhances our knowledge and experience.
Introduction
The KKE was founded as a party of the working class one century ago, in November 1918, as a result of the merging of the labour movement with scientific communism, under the decisive impact of the Socialist October Revolution.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sweden's Communist Party (SKP) assesses the political situation after the elections

The executive committee of the Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) assessed the results of the recent elections, as well as the political situation in the country and issued the following statement.

The political situation in Sweden in the wake of the elections:

As of September 15th, the parliamentary situation in Sweden is still unclear, as both the so called center-right and center-left blocs claim victory in the elections, while at the same time, aim for the establishment of new alliances. 

98 years of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP): Socialism is possible and necessary

On September 10th, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement regarding the 98th anniversary since the foundation of the "oldest and youngest party" of the country:

"We will not content ourselves with something less than what is possible. Even though some claim that it is “impossible”, socialism is the only possible future in Turkey and the world.

The rest is nothing but darkness. The rest is nothing but lies.

KKE: Regarding the European Parliament's resolution on Hungary

The Delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament voted for the resolution condemning the anti-communist and racist government of Hungary but also denounced the equally anti-immigrant attitude of the EU. The delegation of the KKE in the European Parliament notes in its press release:

“The positive vote of the delegation of the KKE in the EP for the resolution of the European Parliament about the Orban’s government is a political position against the policy of anti-communism of the Hungarian government, its racist policy against refugees and immigrants and every kind of racist discriminations.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

More than 40% of Ukrainians express nostalgia for the Soviet Union (New Survey)

More than 40% of the Ukrainian population express nostalgia for the Soviet Union and the era of Socialism, according to a new sociological study performed by the research group "Kalmiusska Grupa" and the opinion research company "GfK Ukraine". 

More specifically, as the newspaper "Ukrainska Pravda" has reported, 43% of Ukrainians and 51% of the Donbass region residents expressed the opinion that life in the Soviet Union was better. In the western part of the country- which is widely dominated by western propaganda- 31% of the people believe that life under socialism was better than today. On the other hand, 54% of western Ukrainians prefer today's situation.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

KKE comments on Tsipras' speech in the EU Parliament: "He emerges as a pillar of the rotten and reactionary system"

Commenting on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' speech at the European Parliament, earlier today, the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

"Mr. Tsipras went to the European Parliament to reassure that, despite any reservations by some people who though that he is a "leftist" and a "radical", he accomplished the antipeople work he undertook, even presenting this barbaric policy as a "victory of the Greek people" and as "EU's solidarity"! He also reaffirmed that Greece will honor the agreements and will not return to the past, which means that the people must forget everything they lost".

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Massive demonstration by PAME during the opening of Thessaloniki's International Fair

Thousands of workers, farmers, unemployed and self-employed men and women participated in a large demonstration organized by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) in the center of Thessaloniki on Saturday evening. 

The protest was organized on the occasion of the opening, by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, of the 83rd International Trade Fair where the "honored country" is the United States of America. 

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Alexis Tsipras: From “anti-imperialism” to US-NATO's most loyal ally


By Nikos Mottas.

Those who follow the political developments in Greece during the last decade have certainly understood the rapid transformation of SYRIZA- the ruling party in today's coalition government- from a small party of the opportunist left into the country's major social democratic power. In this site we have written extensively, in numerous occasions, about the role of SYRIZA a major pillar (alongside the center-right New Democracy party) of the bourgeois political establishment.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

COSCO dockworkers in Piraeus go on strike over collective agreements

Giant banner at Piraeus' tower promoting September 7th
dockworkers' strike.
In a statement, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls every trade union, federation, Regional Trade Union Center, every worker and unionist to stand by the great struggle of the workers at the piers of Piraeus who continue their  struggle with a new Strike on Friday 7 September so as to sign Collective Contract.
We call on the trade unions of each country, in particular the Trade Unions in Ports and Transport Workers, to express Solidarity and Support to the COSCO Workers' Strike at Piraeus Port.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Ukrainian parliament's neo-Nazi speaker praised Hitler as the "greatest democrat"

In an outrageously provocative statement, the neo-Nazi speaker of Ukraine's parliament (Verkhovna Rada) Andriy Parubiy called Adolf Hitler a... "great person who practiced democracy". 

The hideous remark of Parubiy- a notorious fascist and admirer of Nazi Germany- took place during an interview on "ICTV" Channel.

From its side, the Communist Party of Ukraine calls on the deputies of national Parliaments from left, communist and workers' parties, deputies of the European Parliament from left parties and delegates to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe to demand on their governments to take appropriate measures to punish Parubyi for the dissemination and glorification of ideas Nazism and Hitlerism.

Kisan-Mazdoor: Enormous rally by farmers, agricultural workers held in Delhi (Photos)

A huge river of red flags covered the roads of India's capital city as hundreds of thousands agricultural workers and farmers rallied today in Delhi. 

The known as "Kisan-Mazdoor Rally" consists an expression of mounting opposition to the government's neoliberal policies by the distressed peasantry seeking land rights, pensions, food security, remunerative prices, loan waivers and other demands.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

KKE expresses "deep concern" over the escalation of imperialist showdown in Syria

In a statement issued today, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses the Party's concern over the dangerous developments and the escalation of imperialist confrontation in the region of Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East

More specifically, the KKE "expressses its deep concern for the developments in Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East where military esclation is intensified, within the framework of the confrontation of USA-NATO and EU with Russia for Syria and the control of the province of Idlib (stronghold of Jihadists), with the participation of other powers too, like Israel, Turkey and Iran".

Joint statement by KKE-PCM: From Greece to Mexico, proletarians of all countries unite!

Joint statement by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) for the reinforcement of the struggle of the communist movement and its revolutionary regroupment.

The developments at an international level and in the two countries, the situation in the communist movement were examined and in the meetings of the Communist Party of Mexico with the Communist Party of Greece during the proceedings of the 6th Congress of the former in Mexico City, 3-5 August 2018. The high level of bilateral relations was recognized and saluted and the strengthening of joint actions was decided.