Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Truth and lies about Stalin - An exclusive interview with Grover Furr

On the ocassion of the 140th birth anniversary of Joseph Stalin we asked Professor Grover Furr to share with us his thoughts on some issues surrounding Stalin and the period of his leadership. Grover Furr, a Professor of medieval english literature at Montclair State University in New Jersey, is well-known for his research and writings on a vast range of issues about Soviet history. Some of his most famous books include "Khrushchev Lied", "The Moscow Trials as Evidence", Trotsky’s "Amalgams", "The Mystery of the Katyn Massacre: The Evidence, The Solution" and others. The name of Grover Furr is included in the list of the "101 most dangerous academics in America".

Monday, December 17, 2018

Beirut turns red: Large demonstration held by the Lebanese Communist Party

Thousands of Lebanese workers, men and women, took to the streets of Beirut on Sunday to protest against a political stalemate that has prevented the formation of a new government seven months after elections. 

The demonstration was organized by the Lebanese Communist Party and consists the beginning of a series of actions against the ruling class and the pillaging of the country. 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Nikos Sofianos to be the Communist Party's candidate for mayor of Athens

Nikos Sofianos.
Nikos Sofianos, an experienced cadre of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and a member of the Athens' City Council, will be the Party's candidate for the mayoralty of the Greek capital city in May 2019 elections. More specifically, the KKE Party Organisation of Attica announced the candidate mayors for the municipalities of Athens and Piraeus, as well as the candidate governor of Attica. 

For the municipality of Athens, the candidate will be Nikos Sofianos, 53, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the KKE, also member of the Athens City Council since 2010. He was the Secretary of the Central Council of the Communist Youth (KNE) from 1991 to 2001.

Vasily Zaytsev - The Soviet sniper who made the Nazis tremble in fear

Vasily Zaytsev - During his service at the Soviet Army (lef)
and in his later years.
It was 27 years ago, on December 15, 1991, when a hero of the Soviet Union passed away at the age of 76. He was Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev, the legendary sniper of the Red Army whose name became inextricably linked to the Battle of Stalingrad. He was the man that made the Nazi soldiers tremble in fear. 

Born in March 1915 in Yeleninskoye, Orenburg Governorate, a member of a peasant family, Vasily learned hunting at a very early age. He became acquainted with marksmanship by his granfather who taught him how to hunt deers, wolves and other animals. At the age of 12, Vasily got his first rifle as a gift.

Friday, December 14, 2018

KKE: Greece-US Strategic Dialogue confirms deeper involvement in imperialist plans

The so-called "Strategic Dialogue" between Greece and the United States began in Washington DC on Thursday, focusing on regional defense, security and energy issues (read the Joint Statement). 

The Greek government is represented by the alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, while the U.S. delegation includes Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Erdogan and Gülen, former accomplices in CIA anti-communist campaign in Turkey

Fethullah Gülen, the islamic preacher and businessman who resides in Pennsylvania, is today regarded as the number one enemy of Tayyip Erdogan's AKP government which has repeatedly asked for his extradition to Turkey. 

However, it is known that Erdogan and Gülen were once close allies. What is less known is that both men had participated, in one or another way, in the CIA-designed anti-communist campaign in Turkey during the Cold War years. 

KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis in Poland: Stop the persecution of Polish communists!

A delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) group at the European Parliament, headed by Kostas Papadakis, MEP and also member of the Party's Central Committee, visited Poland in order to express solidarity and support with the persecuted members of "Brzask" newspaper. "Brzask" is the official gazette of the Communist Party of Poland and members of its editorial board have been persecuted by the authorities under the unfounded allegations of "public promotion of a totalitarian system".

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Chinese ambassador in Greece meets with members of Golden Dawn's Neo-Nazis!

Nazis invited at the Chinese Embassy in Athens on December
2017 (left) and December 2018 (right).
It seems that the Embassy of China in Greece has developed some kind of relations with the Neo-Nazi party - actually a criminal organization - of Golden Dawn

Since when a country like China is interested in opening dialogue with fascists, fans of Hitler and Mussolini, who are under court investigation for murders, attacks on migrants and workers, as well as other crimes? 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Hungarian Workers’ Party: Gyula Thürmer reelected as president at the 27th Congress

Gyula Thürmer unanimously reelected as president of the Hungarian Workers' Party (Munkáspárt) at the 27th Congress that was held in Budapest. 

Born in 1953, Thürmer has been the chairman of the Party since its formation on December 1989. 

The 27th Congress decided that the Party will participate in May's European Parliament elections and issued a resolution with the major tasks for a "Strong Hungarian Workers' Party":

Monday, December 10, 2018

Secretary Koutsoumbas in Thessaloniki: "A strong KKE means power for the people"

Photo credit: Konstantinos Tsakalidis/SOOC.
In a large political and cultural event at Palais des Sports indoor arena in Greece's second largest city, Thessaloniki, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honored the 100 years since its foundation. 

Thousands of people of every age, men and women, workers, students, pensioners, attended the event, while the General Secretary of the Party, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, delivered a major speech. 

Among other things, Koutsoumbas mentioned that the KKE celebrated its 100 years in Thessaloniki, the city which fairly has her own contribution to the history of the country's labour movement. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

KKE expresses solidarity with the French people, condemns police repression

In a statement issued today regarding the massive mobilizations in France and the brutal repression from the side of Emmanuel Macron's government, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out the following:

"The KKE expresses its solidarity with the mass mobilizations of workers, students, and other popular forces over the last weeks in France, against the policy of expensive fuels and their heavy taxation.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Hands Off Polish communists: The working class in solidarity with the CP of Poland

Resolution by the European Communist Initiative regarding the anti-communist persecutions in Poland: 

On December 7th 2018 the 3-year anti-communist trial against members and cadres of the CP of Poland will resume. 

The Polish authorities, escalating the anticommunist campaign, encouraged by the fact that the EU recognizes anticommunism as its official ideology, have proceeded to despicable persecutions against the editorial board of Brzask magazine, carrying out even investigations in the houses of cadres of the Party. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

A pseudo-socialist: Bernie Sanders praises imperialist criminal George HW Bush...

Senator Bernie Sanders- the much publicized supposed "socialist" of the Democratic Party- did it again! In a message published on his personal Twitter account, he praised the recently deceased former U.S. President George H.W. Bush as a man who "served our country honorably", pointing out that he will be remembered for his "humble and devoted service to the country". 

What, we are compelled to ask, is Bernie Sanders, who present himself as a political figure of the left and even socialist, talking about? Did he forget about the crimes that George H.W. Bush committed during his presidential term? Doesn't he know about the imperialist wars in Iraq and Panama? Does Bernie Sanders know how many people were massacred as a result of Bush's decision to invade Iraq in the Gulf War?

Gilets jaunes: French communist parties reflect on "yellow vests" movement

Through written statements, the marxist-leninist Communist Parties in France have expressed their support towards the progressive demands of the "yellow vests" movement, pointing out that the anti-governmental demonstrations must take an anti-capitalist, anti-monopolies shape, against the big capital and the participation of the country in the imperialist alliances of EU and NATO. 

In a statement titled "All together against the policy of Macron, the man of financial capital", the Communist Revolutionary Party of France (PCRF) calls Emmanuel Macron as "the president of the rich" and reaffirms its solidarity with the "yellow vests" movement while calling for vigilance against attempts by fascist groups to take advantage of the protests. The PCRF points out that the best protection against the far-right is the mass participation of the workers, of the labor movement in the ongoing demonstrtaiuons. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Communist Party of Mexico slams Obrador's "left illusion", calls for class struggle

Since the 1st of December, the new President of Mexico is Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the social democrat politician known by the initials AMLO and head of the MORENA coalition. Although López Obrador is promoted by mainstream media as a "left" change in the country's politics, the truth is that he is another alternative choice of Mexico's bourgeois class for the implementation of pro-capitalist, pro-monopolies policy agenda. 

Turkish and Cuban communists honored the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

TKP General Secretary Kemal Okuyan (left) with
Juan Carlos Aguilera of the Communist Party of Cuba.
Together with the José Martí Cuba Friendship Association, a member of ICAP (Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos), the Communist Party of Turkey organized a solidarity week with socialist Cuba and hosted a delegation of five, including representatives of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Cuban Parliament and ICAP. 

Responding to the call of TKP, thousands of friends of Cuba gathered in a series of events organized from the 25th of November to the 1st of December in three major cities of Turkey; Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.

In Istanbul, under the title "Great Humanity is 60 years old", a large solidarity event was attended by hundreds of people, including representatives from the Communist Parties of Cuba (PCC) and Turkey (TKP). 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

European Communist Initiative: Speech by KKE Politburo member Giorgos Marinos

The plenary meeting of the European Communist Initiative (ECI) was held at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens on Monday 26/11/18. 

Within the framework of the meeting an assessment of the rich action of the previous six months was carried out, that highlighted the significant interventions and initiatives that were held by the ECI: against the imperialist Euro-Atlantic plans and the further dangerous militarization of the EU; against the anti-communism of the EU and of the governments particularly against the Communists in Poland, Ukraine and other countries; against the anti-popular measures that are been generalized: the orchestrated restriction of the right to strike, the measures affecting the right to education in the EU Member States and other countries. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Gilets jaunes protests in France: Solidarity with the workers and people of France

Regarding the ongoing protests in France- known as the "Gilets jaunes" protests- it is important to highlight and promote internationalist solidarity towards the French working class and the comrades who are fighting against capitalist exploitation and state violence. 
At the same time, the fascist, nationalist elements which might try to politically exploit the justified indignation of the people must be isolated. 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Anticommunist persecutions in Poland bear the stamp of the European Union

In a revealing response to the Communist Party of Greece MEP Kostas Papadakis, the EU Commission actually confirmed that the anticommunist campaign in Poland (and in other EU member-states too) bears the stamp of the Union. 

Responding to a written question submitted by K. Papadakis the EU Commissioner on Justice Věra Jourová defiantly and hypocritically tried to justify the anticommunist strategy of the Polish government.