Friday, December 2, 2022

Union of Communists of Ukraine: Letter to the Russian Communist Workers' Party

Union of Communists of Ukraine, Letter from the Union of Communists of Ukraine to comrades from the Russian Communist Workers' Party

At this critical moment, when the instigators of imperialist war managed to pit the peoples of the two, until recently, fraternal republics that founded the Soviet Union, the Russian Federative Soviet Socialist Republic and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, against each other. The republics which made the greatest contribution to its great deeds - industrialization, the victory over German Nazism, conquest of outer space, development of unique Soviet social relationships, creation of the outstanding Soviet culture - we address to you, the rank-and file communists, who are just like us do not seek comfortable seats in the Duma, Verkhovna Rada, or local parliaments; who do not wait for any approval of those in power; with whom we “will share the glory", and to whom "socialism, built in battles, will be a common memorial". 

Cuba is not alone: KKE MEP speaks at the European Parliament's Committee on Petitions (VIDEO)

KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos
The European Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) intervened in support of Cuba at a meeting held at the Committee on Petitions (PETI).

More specifically, as 902 portal reported, KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos denounced the criminal US blockade against Cuba, expressed the solidarity of the KKE towards the struggle of the Cuban people against imperialism and exposed the lies and slanders released by the EU and various MEPs, from social democrats to the far-right, concerning supposed “human rights violation” in Cuba. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin dies at 96

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin died on Wednesday, as a result of leukemia and multiple organ failure, Xinhua news agency announced. He was 96 years old .

Jiang served as President from 1993 to 2003 with a policy focusing on the further liberalization of China's capitalist economy and the attraction of foreign investments. He is often credited by western media for successfully integrating China into the “international community”. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November 29 – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

The Section of International Relations of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People on 29 November 2022, stressing the following:

“On the occasion of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, the KKE expresses its full support for the just struggle of the Palestinians, which is an inspiration for the just popular struggle of the workers all over the world. 

MEPs of the KKE reject EU Parliament resolution that labels Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”

Cunning Euroatlantic supporters

Supporting the further escalation of the imperialist conflict in Ukraine,  on 23 November 2022 the European Parliament adopted a resolution characterizing Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. Putting forward the well-known “anti-terrorist” pretexts that have been utilized for imperialist interventions around the globe, the European Parliament, in continuation of previous resolutions-warmongering frenzy, attempts to “whitewash” the role of the Euroatlantic bloc in the imperialist conflict in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. It paves the way for further involvement of the EU in the war as well as for new sanctions that add fuel to the fire. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

KKE: On the ideological–political confrontation at the 22nd IMCWP and the “trick” about the “anti-Russian” and “pro-Russian” sentiment

On the ideological–political confrontation at the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties and the “trick” about the “anti-Russian” and “pro-Russian” sentiment

The discussion about the results of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held in Havana continues.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

World Peace Council's 22nd Assembly concludes in Vietnam: Pallab Sengupta elected new President

The 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC), was held from November 21 to 27 in Hanoi and the northern province of Quang Ninh. The event was the first of its kind to be held in Vietnam.

The new executive committee of 40 members elected Pallab Sengupta, General Secretary of the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, as President of the WPC with absolute consensus.

Thanasis Pafilis was re-elected General Secretary of the Council, and Iraklis Tsavdaridis was elected Executive Secretary.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Germany to officially adopt anti-communist conspiracy theory on Ukrainian famine

Here we go again! The filthy, old anti-communist falsehoods about the Ukrainian Famine, known as Holodomor, are back in the news. 
This time, its the government of Germany that plans to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as a "genocide" perpetrated by Joseph Stalin's leadership.

"German lawmakers have put forth a resolution to raise awareness of the 1932-1933 famine that led to the deaths of millions of Ukrainians as a result of Soviet leader Josef Stalin's policies", reads a recent article on "Deutsche Welle". 

Friday, November 25, 2022

European Communist Initiative: "On the “green” and war profits of business groups and the energy poverty faced by the peoples"

Statement by the European Communist Initiative "On the “green” and war profits of business groups and the energy poverty faced by the peoples":

The war in Ukraine has exacerbated the already existing inequalities in our society, deepening the worsening living conditions of the working majority, in conditions of an imminent capitalist crisis following the 2020 crisis, which acted as a catalyst for Covid-19. According to official EU data, one in four inhabitants of the EU (more than 122 million people) is living in poverty.

PAME on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Statement by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), Greece's trade union powerhouse, on the occasion of the
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
"On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, PAME expresses once again its solidarity to every woman who experiences violence and insecurity at work and in everyday life.

We especially denounce the horrific incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation of children.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico to be held on 16-18 December

The 7th National Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) is scheduled to take place on 16-18 December in Mexico City, under the subject "For the Socialist Revolution, a Strong, Class and Internationalist Communist Party".

In an editorial published in the Party's official organ "El Machete", the 7th Congress of the PCM "will deepen its policy of criticism and confrontation against the current government of López Obrador and any expression of social democracy, and will seek to strengthen itself in order to have the capacity to promote a revolutionary transformation in Mexico that is urgent and necessary".

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Greece: People's solidarity stops seizure of pensioner’s home by the banks

Protest in Athens in support of pensioner Ioanna Kolovou (Right)
On Monday, November 21, at 5.30 in the morning a bailiff with police forces broke into the house of an elderly woman, a low pensioner in Athens, Greece, in order to evict her and her home to be given to a fund that had bought her debt.

The elderly woman, Ioanna Kolovou, mother of a person with special needs, had a debt from credit cards of 15.000€, which, when she lost her husband, she could not afford its payment and asked for a settlement of the debt. While the bank was delaying the procedures the interests were growing and doubled the debt with the Bank going forward to auctioning her home to a Fund (called "vultures" for taking people’s homes).

Turkish communists condemn Erdogan's attack in Syria and north Iraq

In a statement concerning the air strikes of the Turkish Armed Forces on Kurdish settlements in Syria and Iraq, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) stresses out:

"Following the bombing attack on Istanbul’s Istiklal Street last week, the Turkish Armed Forces has been conducting air strikes on Kurdish settlements in Syria and Iraq since last night. Alleging that this operation is carried out on the pretext of “defense”, the AKP government is once again concealing the truth.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Fidel Castro statue to be unveiled in Moscow

A bronze statue dedicated to the legendary leader of the Cuban Revolution Comandante Fidel Castro is scheduled to be unveiled on Tuesday 22 November in Moscow. 

The statue, created by sculptor Alexei Chabanenko depicts Castro in his military uniform standing on a stone with the inscription "CUBA". 

The memorial will be positioned on "Fidel Castro square", near Novopeschanaya street, in northwestern Moscow and the ceremony will be attended by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel who is currently on an official visit in Russia

KKE denounces Turkey's air strikes in Syria, north Iraq

The new Turkish military offensive in Syria and northern Iraq consists a demonstration of power under the compliance of USA, EU and Russia, reads a statement issued by the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

More specifically, the statement reads (here in Greek):

"The KKE denounces Turkey's new unacceptable air strike on the Kurdish areas of Syria and Northern Iraq, which is added to the military operations of the previous period and the maintenance of the Turkish occupation of Syrian lands and military forces on Iraq's territory. 

British Communist Party (CPB) calls for a "united front" against monopolies

'The votes for strike action by members of PCS, the RCN - Britain’s fourth largest union - and the Education Institute of Scotland confirm that the strike spirit has spread beyond the industrial, transport and communications sectors', Alex Gordon told the Communist Party executive committee at the weekend. 

'Hopefully, the current ballots by Unison in the NHS and the two main teachers' unions NEU and NASUWT will strengthen the determination of unions to coordinate strike action and collective bargaining strategies in order to bust the Tory pay freeze and secure a real cost of living increase for workers', he added.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

FIFA World Cup in Qatar is stained with working-class blood — Statement by the WFTU

In a statement about the FIFA World Cup 2022 that begins today, November 20, in Qatar, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) stresses out:

The designation of this Arab emirate to host the event was already tainted by corruption. Billions of resources belonging to the Qatari people -as it is theirs all wealth found in their subsoil- passed into the hands of the large capitalist corporations.  Since then, the sponsorship of these companies has been supported by speculation and business from which only the elites of the Arab country benefit.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Portuguese Communist Party elects Paulo Raimundo as new General Secretary

Paulo Raimundo, PCP new General Secretary.
On November 12, the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) elected Paulo Raimundo as the party's new General Secretary. 

"In today’s meeting, the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party elected Paulo Raimundo as General Secretary of the PCP. The proposal from the executive bodies was unanimously adopted. Paulo Raimundo chose not to vote in his election", PCP spokeswoman Margarida Botelho said in a statement. 

Raimundo, 46, replaces Jerónimo de Sousa after 18 years in office and becomes the seventh secretary general of the PCP since the party's foundation in 1921. 

30th anniversary of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN)

On the 14th of November 1992, the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) was founded. Last Sunday, we celebrated our party's 30th anniversary in a packed hall. In large numbers, comrades from all over the country came together for a day full of comradeship, solidarity and great moments. Comrades held various contributions and played music. 

The Cuban embassy delivered a greeting, as did comrades from sister parties: the Communist party of Belgium, the German Communist Party, the Communist Party of Greece, the Communist Party of Luxembourg and the Communist Party of Turkey. 

Friday, November 18, 2022

World Cup 2022: Workers' deaths in Qatar, a massive labor sacrifice at the altar of monopolies' profitability

On Monday 14 November, the Subcommittee on Human Rights of the European Parliament discussed the issue of workers' rights ahead of the 2022 World Cup which will take place in Qatar. The discussion was attended by the Qatari Labour Minister Ali Bin Samikh Al Marri.

In his intervention, the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Kostas Papadakis, pointed out the following: 

49th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising: Massive anti-imperialist rally by the KKE in Athens

The events for the celebration of the 49th anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic Uprising culminated on Thursday 17/11/2022 with the mass rallies of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and its youth wing (KNE), to the US embassy.

Thousands of people, workers, students, pensioners, men and women of every age, waving the flags of the KKE, demonstrated against the imperialist war and Greece's participation in it, the anti-popular policy that crushes workers’–people’s rights and achievements and turns the country into a US-NATO base for the profits of business groups. Similar marches took place in Thessaloniki and other major cities throughout the country.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

World Peace Council: The 22nd Assembly to be held in Vietnam on November 21-26

The coming 22nd Assembly of the World Peace Council (WPC) will take place in the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, the from 21-26 November 2022. For one week, Hanoi will turn into the "world capital of the anti-imperialist struggle for peace", after 6 years of the holding of the previous conference in Sao Luis of Brazil.

The Vietnam Peace Committee, founded in 1950 with the revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh himself as its first president, will host the World Assembly of the WPC on November 23-24 and an International Anti-Imperialist Conference will follow on November 25. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

KKE responds to the statement issued by the Russian Communist Workers’ Party (RCWP)

In response to a statement issued by the RCWP after the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties that was held in Havana, the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE notes the following:

“We have read, to our sorrow, the statement issued by the Russian Communist Workers’ Party (RCWP) following the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) in Havana. We believe that it is engaging in another attack, in a non-comradely or at least a critical spirit, against the KKE, the Communist Party of Mexico, the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain, and the Communist Party of Turkey that took the lead in issuing the Joint Statement of 43 Communist and Workers’ Parties and 30 Communist Youth Organizations. The Joint Statement condemned the imperialist war in Ukraine based on class, communist criteria as a war between the USA-NATO-EU and capitalist Russia.

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: Internationalist solidarity with Cuba, the U.S. blockade must stop

Photo from the meeting (
During a meeting with a delegation of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba (Central de Trabajadores de Cuba - CTC) today in Athens, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas denounced the unacceptable long-standing blockade of Cuba by the U.S imperialism and demanded its immediate ending. 
Secretary Koutsoumbas also referred to the constant internationalist solidarity of the KKE towards the Communist Party and the people of Cuba.