Sunday, April 29, 2018

Ludlow Massacre's martyr, labor unionist Louis Tikas, to be honored in Colorado

104 years since his murder the legendary Greek American labor unionist and a leading figure of the 1913-1914 Colorado coal strike, Louis Tikas, will be honored in the United States. More specifically, according to kalami.us website, a statue of Tikas will be unveiled during a ceremony in Trinidad, Colorado on June 23, 2018. 

Louis Tikas, born Elias Anastasiou Spantidakis in 1886 in Loutra, Crete, had been a prominent labor union organizer of the Ludlow camp during the 14-month coal miners strike in southern Colorado. Since 1912, Tikas had been an organizer for the United Mine Workers of America. 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Joint declaration by the Communist Parties of Greece (KKE) and Turkey (TKP)

On the occasion of the International Workers' Day, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a joint statement in which they "address warm militant greetings to the working class, to the people of both countries", calling them to strengthen the "common struggle against the bourgeois governments and the antipeople policy, the capital and its power, to massively condemn the imperialist wars and to develop the struggle for the overthrow of the capitalist barbarity, for socialism which is the people's future". 

What will Greek Communists do in case of a war?


The recent escalation of Turkish government's aggressiveness, within the framework of the broader sharpening of the intra-imperialist competitions in the region, gave the opportunity to far-right and fascist circles to propagandize their known nationalist “wet dreams”. An integral part of the nationalist, far-right propaganda was always the stance of the KKE (Greek Communist Party) in case of a war between Greece and Turkey.

Recycling their unhistorical, repulsive anticommunist theory about the supposed “traitorous KKE”, various fascists across Greece's political spectrum- including, of course, the criminals of the Nazi Golden Dawn- began spreading blatant lies and vulgarities.

“In case of Greece's engagement in a war with another country, the KKE has ordered its members to avoid fighting” was the title of a text which, a few days ago, had been republished in various bourgeois, far-right and not, news sites. Of course, this is a known tactic for the political descendants of Maniadakis [1], who are masters in throwing mud against the KKE in order to vilify the Party and the Communists.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Defying Erdogan: Turkey's Communist Party will nominate candidates for June elections

Despite the decision of the country's Suprepe Electoral Council to prohibit its participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections in June, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) is determined to fight against Erdogan government's authoritarianism and will nominate candidates under the slogan "This social order must change". 

US Teachers Movement: Thousands rallied in Arizona and Colorado for better pay

Some 50,000 Arizona teachers and supporters marched to the state Capitol  in Phoenix on Thursday to demand more education funding during a historic statewide strike that closed most of the state’s public schools and built on an educator uprising that bubbled up in other parts of the U.S.
Crowds in red shirts filled the streets from the starting point at downtown Phoenix’s baseball park and broke into chants of “Red for Ed” as they marched en masse to the Capitol.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

KKE: Successful event in honor of political refugees held in Athens

The event held by the Central Committee on 21/4/18 at the Conference Hallof the Communist Party of Greece in Perissos was dedicated to a special aspect of our Party's 100 years of life, to the life of Greek political refugees in the People’s Republics.

The KKE headquarters were filled with political refugees, as well as their descendants who earlier visited the exhibition with deep emotion and also met old acquaintances, friends and comrades. The presence of the youth, which is thirsty to learn about a relatively unknown aspect of our Party History, was also special.

World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU): Message for the 1st of May 2018

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in the name of its more than 92 million affiliates all over the world salutes, on the occasion of this great day, all the workers who live, work and struggle in every corner of the world. May Day was, is and will be a beacon for the struggles of yesterday and tomorrow despite our enemies’ efforts. May Day has to be a message of resistance against bourgeoisie, imperialists and their international alliances’ policies.
At the same time, the workers’ blood which was shed in Chicago on 1886 reminds us of our duty today; it reminds us that nothing is given for free; every right or freedom that was conquered by our class has been won through sacrifices, conflicts and organized struggles.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Communist Youth Organizations denounce Greek government's repression and violence against protesting anti-war students

Message of solidarity by Communist Youth Organizations from all over the world, condemning the recent orgy of violence and repression by the Greek authorities against protesting anti-war, anti-imperialist students:

We denounce the violence, repression and the arrests of university students during the antiwar – anti-imperialist demonstration in Athens on April 16th.

We denounce the Greek government of SYRIZA-ANEL for the orgy of violence and repression launched against the high school and university students that were demonstrating against the new imperialist crime in Syria. The pretext for this barbaric attack against the protestors was their effort to symbolically demolish the statue of Harry Truman.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Communist Party of India (Marxist): Sitaram Yechury re-elected General Secretary

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has re-elected cde Sitaram Yechury as the party's General Secretary for a second term.
The decision was taken during party's 22nd congress in Hyderabad.
Yechury's re-election has reinforced his position on an electoral understanding with the Congress party in the upcoming India's general elections in 2019.
The election of the 65-year-old Yechury was approved by the party's newly-elected 95-member central committee.

KKE slams Erdogan's "bazaar" over the two Greek soldiers detained in Turkey

In a recent TV interview, commenting on the EU-Turkey Summit in Varna, Turkish President Erdogan referred to the case of the two Greek Army officers who, since March 2, are detained in a prison in Edirne. 

More specifically, Tayyip Erdogan said: “They asked us to return the two Greek soldiers and we told them that there are 8 soldiers who tried to do a coup. First of all you have to hand over those (eight), if you give us them then we can put the two on the table of talks” and he added "in order for us to remove the issue of the illegal border crossing by the two Greek soldiers and to bring the matter, return the 8 Turkish soldiers.”

Russian Communists honored Lenin's 148th birth anniversary in Moscow

Communists and people of the working class gathered on Sunday in Moscow's Red Square to celebrate the 148th birth anniversary of the legendary bolshevik revolutionary and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Iliych Lenin.

Those who turned out for the occasion held onto communist flags and portraits of the Soviet leader, as they convened on Red Square in order to visit Lenin’s Mausoleum.

The deputy of the Communist Party of Russian Federation (CPRF) Vladimir Kashin attended the ceremony, along with other members of the party and the Komsomol (youth wing), supporters and activists from various civil organizations.

Erdogan's regime prohibits Communists from participating in June elections

According to soL international latest report, Turkey's top election authority has ruled the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) will not be allowed to run in June 24 snap elections. 

Supreme Election Board (YSK) has also not approved the participation of the leftist ÖDP and EMEP. YSK, which acts according to the directives of the AKP government, announced that only 10 political parties were eligible to take part in the elections. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

1st May 2018: PAME calls Greek and Foreign workers to participate in mobilizations

In a statement regarding the 1st of May 2018, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) calls Greek and Foreign workers to participate actively in the strike mobilizations that will take place throughout the country.
AGAINST EXPLOITATION AND THE IMPERIALIST WAR FOR THE PEOPLE'S FINAL VICTORY.
Workers, unemployed, young workers,
May 1st is strike, day of the world working class, inspection of our forces and a springboard of new struggles. We honor our dead, Chicago in 1886, the cigarette workers of May 36, the two hundreds of Kessariani of the 1st May 44. We honor all those who gave their lives to have rights at work and in life, with salaries that meet our needs, fixed daily time work, leisure, social security, to live in a world without exploitation, in a world without wars, refugees.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

KKE: The danger of the imperialist war and the stance of the Communists

Theses of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) at the 12th International Conference "V.I.Lenin and the Contemporary World".


The inter-imperialist contradictions, which in the past led to dozens of local, regional wars and to two World Wars, continue to lead to tough economic, political and military confrontations, irrespective of the composition or recomposition, the changes in the structure and the framework of goals of the international imperialist unions, their so-called new "architecture". In any case, "war is the continuation of politics by other means", especially in the conditions of a deep crisis of capital's over-accumulation and important changes in the correlation of forces of the international imperialist system, in which the re-division of the markets rarely occurs without bloodshed.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Miguel Díaz-Canel: The Revolution doesn't end with guerrillas - We shall continue

On the morning of April 19, a historic date on which not only is the first defeat of Yankee imperialism in the Americas commemorated, but Cuba also sees the inauguration of a new government that makes evident the continuity of the new generations with the legacy of the historic generation that founded the Cuban Revolution in the highest leadership positions of the country, compañero Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, offered his first speech as President of the Councils of State and of Ministers of Cuba.

He began by recognizing the leadership of Army General Raúl Castro, the candidate for deputy to have received the most votes in the recent general elections; as well as the Comandantes of the Revolution, “who on being in this room offer us the opportunity to embrace history,” he noted.
He also referred to the “dark attempts to destroy us” of those who have not been able to destroy “our faith.”

TKP statement on Turkey's early elections: "We hold our salvation in our own hands"

Following the call by President Rejep Tayyip Erdogan to hold early elections on June 24th, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement:

"Turkey is experiencing a political gridlock which binds both the ruling party and opposition parties. This gridlock cannot be eliminated with early elections as suggested by Erdoğan and his partner Bahçeli. 
For at the root of this gridlock, there lies the Turkish economy that has come to an almost complete standstill; there lies the Turkish foreign policy which tosses and turns restlessly within the imperialist world; there lies internal policies which fail to go to the root of the problem but fiddle with fake solutions; there lies the fact that large masses are condemned to despair and helplessness; there lies this social order that persistently creates poverty, unemployment, injustice and tyranny.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

KKE Gen. Secretary Koutsoumbas warns of a “hot” incident between Greece and Turkey

“As the situation goes on, I am afraid that we will not avoid a “hot” incident” said Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece during a TV interview on Tuesday.

Speaking to ANT1 News, Koutsoumbas expressed his Party's concern about the latest developments in the Greek-Turkish relations. More specifically, he said:

“It seems that the policy of the Turkish bourgeois class, of the Turkish government, of Mr Erdogan, is oriented to put on the table- he already does verbally as well as practically- the violation of Greece's sovereign rights, the challenge of the Lausanne treaty, of Greek islands and islets in the Aegean which are Greek territory." 

Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez: Who is Cuba's new leader?

Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez has been officially nominated for President of the Republic of Cuba's Council of State. 

Born in 1960 in the province of Villa Clara, Díaz Canel  graduated as an Electronics Engineer in 1982. He had been a member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces and a professor at Martha Abreu Central University of Las Villas. During the 1980s he was a Young Communist League cadre and in the early 90s he began his work as a Party cadre. Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel fullfiled his international mission in Nicaragua, being the Secretary of the Young Communist League in the country. 

KKE: Solidarity to FARC rebel Jesús Santrich and the political prisoners in Colombia

The International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement, expressing its solidarity to FARC rebel Jesús Santrich and the political prisoners in Colombia.

More specifically, the statement writes:

"The FARC political prisoners who are still detained in the prisons of Colombia have started a new hunger strike, in solidarity with Jesús Santrich, leader of the FARC and the political party that they created after the Havana agreements, who remains detained by the Colombian authorities. The unacceptable detention of Jesús Santrich was made at the request of the United States. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Harry Truman: A War Criminal in the center of Athens


Two days ago, Greek police forces, following orders of the SYRIZA-ANEL government, brutally assaulted anti-war demonstrators when they tried to bring down the statue of U.S. President Harry Truman. This 3.2-meter statue - “a fossil of the bloodstained american imperialism”, as the KKE called it in a statement- has been in the center of the Greek capital since 1963.

The recent events give us the opportunity to remember who Harry Truman really was. A representative of U.S. imperialism, Truman was the perpetrator of the most horrendous war crime of the previous century. We refer to the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Greek soldiers detained in Turkey: KKE MEP asks for their immediate release

In his intervention at the plenary of the European Parliament, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) MEP Sotiris Zarianopoulos asked for the immediate and without preconditions release and repatriation of the two Greek Army officers who have been detained in Edirne, Turkey since 2 March 2018.

More specifically, he pointed out:

Monday, April 16, 2018

U.S imperialism's best partner: SYRIZA government orders riot police to violently attack anti-war demonstrators in Athens

Once again, the government of SYRIZA has shown its true face as a partner of the U.S.-NATO imperialism. This time, riot police violently attacked protesters (mainly students) who were demonstrating in the center of Athens against the imperialist attack in Syria

When protesters attempted to pull down the 3.5-meter statue of war criminal U.S. President Harry Truman, police forces fired tear gas and flash grenades, beating them with bats. 

The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) expressed outrage for the incident, denouncing the assault on the anti-imperialist youth mobilisation:

"British imperialists out of Cyprus": Militant demonstration by the KKE at Akrotiri

A militant demonstration organised by the Cyprus Party Organisation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was held on Sunday outside the British RAF base at Akrotiri, from where airstrikes were launched against Syria

Carrying placards with slogans "NATO Killers Go Home" and KKE flags, the protesters called the working people of Cyprus to "assert their opposition to the facilitations given to the British butchers who are bombing the Syrian people. The British bases must be closed down now. Neither soil, nor water to the murderers of the people". Various international media (BBC, Associated Press, Sky News, etc.) reporting from Cyprus referred to the demonstration. 

Tsipras Exposed: How Greece's government participates in the crime against Syria

Just a few hours before the beginning of the new imperialist attack against Syria by the USA, France and Britain, the Greek government announced that it will not participate in the intervention. 

On Saturday, 14th of April, the front page of the daily newspaper "Avgi"- which is politically affiliated with SYRIZA- was writing: "Alexis Tsipras said to Macron about Syria: We do not participate in a possible intervention". The report of the newspaper was writing among other things: "In a phone call with the President of France, the Prime Minister condemned the use of chemical weapons and demanded decisive initiatives by the EU. He pointed out that efforts must be made for a peaceful solutiuon, based on the swedish proposal at the UN and he emphatically ruled out the participation of Greek Armed Forces in a possible military mission".

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cuba strongly condemns the imperialist attack against Syria (English / Español)

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strongest condemnation of the new attack by the United States and some of its allies against military and civilian facilities in the Syrian Arab Republic on the evening of this April 13th, under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian Government.
This unilateral action, outside the United Nations Security Council, is a flagrant violation of the principles of International Law and the UN Charter and an outrage against a sovereign State, which exacerbates the conflict in that country and region.

Massive rally by the KKE in Athens against the new imperialist crime in Syria (Photos)


A sea of red flags in the center of Athens gave a militant response to the new imperialist intervention of the USA, Britain and France against Syria. Thousands of workers, young people and women, participated in the demonstration organised by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Saturday evening, expressing their firm condemnation of the imperialist attack in Syria. 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Hands Off Syria! Communist Parties across the world denounce imperialist barbarity


Communist and Workers' Parties across the world have reacted to the imperialist attack on Syria, strongly condemning the US-Britain-France intervention (to be updated):

"You will surely pay for this crime" say the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) in its statement. "When the people of Syria disrupted your plans, when the reactionary-collaborationist gangs you supported in every way possible were struck by the resistance of the people, you resorted to treachery and fraud".

IMPERIALIST ATTACK ON SYRIA - RISE UP! ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE KKE


THE IMPERIALISTS ARE MAKING THE PEOPLES BLEED
GREECE: NO PARTICIPATION IN THE CRIME – CLOSE DOWN THE BASES DISENTANGLEMENT FROM NATO AND EU.


With today’s attack in Syria, the USA, Britain and France, with the support and tolerance of the rest of the NATO and EU member-states, are making the peoples of the region once again to bleed, they destroy and dismember states, utilizing fabricated proof and pretexts. Their real objective is to control the wealth-producing resources, the energy routes, the spheres of influence. This objective puts them in confrontation with other powerful capitalist states and regional powers, with governments that are not of their liking, because the serve competitive plans.

Kemal Okuyan on imperialist aggression in Syria : "What you are watching is porn"

"Everything is apparent. Capitalism is dying and has no way out other than delaying its fate by gradually destroying humanity. Yes, we do not need any analysis. In fact, the existing world order survives by sucking the blood of the poor", writes, among other things, Kemal Okuyan, Secretary General of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) in a recent article regarding the developments on Syria. 

The article appeared on soL news portal and is titled "Don't mind analysing, what you are watching is porn", where Secretary Okuyan refers to the escalation of the imperialist aggresiveness on Syria as an indication of dying capitalism.

Don’t mind analysing, what you are watching is porn.

Friday, April 13, 2018

SHAME: Greek soldier punished because he participated in anti-war demonstration!

Soldier Kaklamanos speaking during the antiimperialist,
antiwar rally in Athens, 27 February 2018.
Aimilios Kaklamanos, soldier of the Greek army, was punished by his unit for participating and speaking in an antiimperialist demonstration organised by the KKE in Athens on February 27th. In his speech, the soldier had argued against the participation of Greek soldiers in the warmongering imperialist plans of NATO-EU. 

Today, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement condemning as "unacceptable" the punishment of the soldier. More specifically the statement reads:

"The KKE denounces the unacceptable punishment of the soldier who participated and spoke at the antiwar rally of the KKE, in Athens, on 27/2. 

Greek working class movement stands by the side of the Syrian workers and people

Faced with the escalation of the situation, following the aggressive statements of Trump and the concentration of new military forces in the region, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) communicated on Thursday, April 12, 2018 with the GFTU Syria, where it expressed Solidarity of the class trade union movement of Greece to the people and workers of Syria.
PAME informed the GFTU Syria of the clear opposition of the Greek class movement to the plans of imperialist organizations. Both trade unions confirmed the ties of friendship and solidarity between workers in the two countries and the need for a common front of workers against imperialism.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Joint Statement: 28 Communist and Workers Parties condemn the imperialist aggression against Syria

In a joint statement, 28 Communist and Workers Parties from Europe condemn the escalation of the imperialist aggression against Syria. More specifically, the statement writes:

"The Communist and Workers Parties of Europe condemn the escalation of the imperialist aggression, the sharpening of the situation in Syria and the broader region after today's intervention of the US President Donald Trump on bombing Syria under the pretext of the use of chemical weapons, something that the USA have repeatedly done in the past. The danger of a generalized war is increased.

"Greece must not be used as a base for the imperialist attack on Syria": Statement by the Communist Party of Greece

In a statement regardiing the military preparations for an attack against Syria, the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece issued the following statement:

"The warfare preparations of an intervention in Syria, from the side of the USA, Britain, France, etc, have no relation with the pretexts that they invoke once more, like so many times in the past.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Israeli communists condemn the cold-blood murder of palestinian by IDF sniper

Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) condemned on Monday, April 9, a video showing Israeli soldiers cheering as one of them, a sniper, shot and brought down a Palestinian who approached the Gaza security fence. 

All Israeli television channels broadcast the clip at the start of their primetime evening news bulletins – with one host describing the spectacle of the cheering soldiers as “disturbing” – after it circulated widely on social networks.

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: "Greece's people have nothing to divide with Turkish people"

"Our people have nothing to divide, the Greek people have nothing to divide with the neighboring people of the Balkans, of Turkey, eastern Mediterranean and northern Africa" said, among other things, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas speaking today in Brussels. 

In a statement from Brussels, where he participated in the European Communist Meeting, the KKE General Secretary said:

Brinda Karat- Marxism and the Struggle for Women’s Emancipation in India

Marxism and the Struggle for Women’s Emancipation in Contemporary India

By Brinda Karat*.

Source: International Communist Review, Issue 8, 2018.

Introduction

The struggle for and the road to women’s emancipation depends on the nature of the State and the specific correlation of class forces in any given society. Which are the forces responsible for the unequal status of women, the violence against women, the daily humiliations and creation of multiple barriers in women’s struggles for freedom? 

British ambassador at the U.N. thinks that Karl Marx was... Russian!

Speaking at the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday, during her confrontation with her Russian counterpart regarding the proposed resolution on Syria, the U.K. ambassador at the United Nations Karen Pierce decided it was the proper time and place to refer to... Karl Marx

Responding to a comment by Russia's permanent representative at the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia, Mrs.Pierce launched the attack:

"With respect to Karl Marx, I think he must be turning in his grave to see what has become of his country… in its defense of the use of chemical weapons against the innocent.”

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

KKE - TKP ☭ Greek and Turkish Communists against Imperialism [VIDEO]

Did you dare to criticize Erdogan on social media? You are under arrest!

The government of Tayyip Erdogan escalates repression measures thus increasing the number of the people detained for sharing social media posts which criticize the AKP government. 

As soL international reportsover a thousand of people including TKP members and citizens from other left-wing parties have been detained for sharing social media posts criticizing the government as the AKP tries to criminalize sharing news from soL.

845 Turkish citizens were detained in January and February for sharing social media posts criticising the government or “defaming” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as the number of detentions is gradually increasing every day.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Party of Communists, USA: Condemns U.S. government's hostile policy against Russia

PCUSA STATEMENT ON U.S HOSTILITIES AGAINST RUSSIA.

The Party of Communists USA (PCUSA) condemns militarist efforts to isolate and harass Russia. U.S. imperialism continues to ramp up its hostility to Russia, to a point where, informed observers believe the U.S. and Russia are closer to war now more than since the overthrow of socialism in the U.S.S.R. in the early Nineties. Some even assess the hostilities to be greater than at any time since the end of World War II. The hysterical accusations grow wilder each time: Russia is accused of having shot down a Malaysian passenger jet, duped U.S. voters into electing Donald Trump, and poisoned an ex-spy, all without evidence. 

Raúl Castro Ruz: "Eternal gratitude to the people of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam"

Speech by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, upon receiving the Gold Star Order of Vietnam, at the Palace of the Revolution, March 29, 2018, “Year 60 of the Revolution”
COMPAÑERO Nguyen Phu Trong, Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam;
Distinguished members of the Vietnamese delegation;

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Rizospastis: "No trust in the bourgeois class and her governments at all"

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras (Right) with Defense Minister
Panos Kammenos, dressed in military uniforms during an
exercise of the Greek Armed Forces.
No trust in the bourgeois class and her governments.

Abstract from "Rizospastis
(7-8 April 2018, p.9).

While the country's involvement in the US-NATO-EU plans in the region grows, so it happens with the effort of the bourgeois class, of her staff and parties to “call up” the people in the dangerous plans, to “prepare the ground” for the possibility of fast developments, even of a war engagement, interchanging the dangerous complacency and the placement of hope to the imperialist unions with ultrapatriotic rhetoric and the people's “psychological” preparation.

This is Capitalism #7 - Richest 1% on target to own two-thirds of all wealth by 2030

According to a report published in The Guardian (7 April), the world’s richest 1% are on course to control as much as two-thirds of the world’s wealth by 2030

An alarming projection produced by the UK House of Commons library suggests that if trends seen since the 2008 financial crash were to continue, then the top 1% will hold 64% of the world’s wealth by 2030. Even taking the financial crash into account, and measuring their assets over a longer period, they would still hold more than half of all wealth.

Canada's Communist Party slams Trudeau for his stance on the Skripal case

In a statement, the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada condemns the decision of the Trudeau government to expel four Russian diplomats, calling it "part of a dangerous New Cold War".
The CPC has sharply condemned the Trudeau government’s decision to expel four Russian diplomats from Canada, in lock step with the Conservative government of Theresa May in UK, who demanded ‘solidarity’ actions from European and NATO countries, including the US, declaring she had led “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history”. 
In fact, the expulsions exceed any equivalent action taken since the height of the Cold War. Nearly 150 Russian diplomats have been expelled from 24 countries, including 60 from the US. 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

La France en grève - Solidarity with railway workers against Macron's policies

France is on strike! Thousands workers have been in streets during the last weeks, participating in strikes and mobilizations, protesting against the new "reforms" that the Macron-Philippe government promotes in order to serve the needs of the domestic capital. 

More specifically, the French government launched a lightning war against the railwaymen. It has decided to pass by order (without debate or vote in parliament) a privatization project of the SNCF (the national railway company) and to remove the railway status, conquered by the workers' struggles of the past. Among the Macron government’s plans is to lay off 120,000 public sector workers.

Friday, April 6, 2018

The U.S. to set up new military bases in Greek islands, reports say

Does the U.S. government intend to install new military bases in Greece? According to news reports in Greece, U.S. military installations have been scheduled to take place in the Aegean Sea. 

The Athens daily "Estia" reported that "the Ministry Defense has contacted the U.S. embassy and proposed the construction of a large heliport in a flat-island close to Kalymnos, in order to be used as a base for the landing and refueling of allied helicopters".

These scenarios are combined with the maintenance and upgrade process of the U.S-NATO military bases within Greece's territory, which was agreed during Prime Minister Tsipras' visit to Washington DC last October. In the northern city of Alexandroupolis, the U.S. have already set up a military base in the port, while there are plans for construction works in the Aegean island of Syros, the port of which could also be used as a hub for U.S-NATO forces.

Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) calls for massive mobilization to celebrate May Day

The Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) and national trade unions convoke our people to a massive mobilization to celebrate May Day, under the maxim of "Unity, Commitment, and Victory," at a very special time, as we undertake a fundamental process at the grassroots level leading to the 21st CTC Congress.
There are many reasons that motivate us to make the world proletariat's day a great demonstration of support for the Revolution, for Raúl, and the Party - in a new context of tribute to our historic leader Fidel Castro Ruz, in which we reaffirm our determination to fulfill the concept of Revolution he bequeathed to us.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Communist Party of Ireland: The servile and collaborationist approach of the Irish establishment to EU and NATO must end!


The decision by the Government to expel a Russian diplomat as part of a co-ordinated response by EU and NATO member-countries is but another example of how far the Irish establishment has aligned this state with their military strategies.

The expulsion of the diplomat is justified by the unproven involvement in some type of chemical attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in England in early March, which the British have blamed on Moscow. The Russians have continually asked for a sample of the chemical toxins used for their own tests, which has been denied. 

Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG): "NATO is the biggest terrorist organisation"

The Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) protested the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in a statement titled “NATO is the murderer of peoples”, released on April 4, on the 69th anniversary of the establishment of NATO, as news portal soL international reports. 

Reminding that NATO was established in 1949 against anti-imperialist popular movements under the influence of the Soviet Union, as well as communism, which is the biggest enemy of the capitalist world, the TKG states that, since the day it was established, NATO have exported occupation, terror, and destruction to the non-NATO countries. “As for the allied countries, it attempts to lead the oppression of the working class in these countries through the coups it organised and the counterinsurgency gangs it established.”

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

AKEL expresses "deep concern" about the nuclear power station in Turkey's Akkuyu

In a statement today, the Cypriot Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL) expresses its deep concern for the beginning of the construction of the nuclear plant in Akkuyu, Turkey. 

The construction was launched yesterday April 3, with a ceremony attended by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin,  as part of the agreement signed between Turkey and Russia in 2010, Russian State Nuclear Energy Agency Rosatom undertook the construction of the NPP in Turkey's southern province of Mersin.