Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Netanyahu is unwelcome in Greece — PAME

In a statement issued today, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) denounces the policy of  New Democracy (ND) government which strengthens Greece's ties with Israel, refering to the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Athens on January 2nd. Netanyahu visit's main purpose is for the signing of the agreement on the East Med pipeline. 

More specifically the PAME statement points out:

“For the profits of the big energy monopolies that have bloodshed the whole of the Middle East, the ND government continues its “friendship” policy with the state of Israel that is killing the Palestinian people daily, stealing Palestinian land with settlements, killing and imprisoning even small children.

The Greek people have nothing positive to gain from monopoly competitions. The “stability” of the Eastern Mediterranean, the government proclaims, are watered with the blood of Palestinian children.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Austria: Tibor Zenker elected new chairman of the Party of Labour (PdA)

Tibor Zenker, new chairman of the PdA,
 addressing the 4th Party Congress.
On December 21, under the slogan “Strengthen the PdA- Strengthen the working class”, the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit- PdA) held its 4th Party Congress in Hietzing, the 13th disctrict of Vienna. 

The Congress examined the activities and developments that took place the previous period since the 3rd Congress and proceeded to the planning for the next two years. 

Regarding the Party's leadership, Tibor Zenker from Wolkersforf was elected as the new chairman, succeeding Otto Bruckner who had been PdA's chairman since the founding party conference in October 2013. 

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Giorgos Marinos - The vanguard action of the communists will change the current negative correlation of forces

Giorgos Marinos, member of the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece, concluded the European Communist Meeting which was held in Brussels on December 9th, noting among others that the discussion helped the participants to re-examine the key events of the struggle of the International Communist Movement, its contribution, but also its weaknesses and its mistakes, and to intensify their efforts for the Communist Movement to become more effective, taking into account the needs that arise every day in the class struggle in order to intervene in an organized way.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Thanos Mikroutsikos, acclaimed Greek music composer, dies at 72

One of Greece's most prominent music composers of the last decades, Thanos Mikroutsikos, has died on Saturday at the age of 72 after a brave battle with cancer. 

He was born on the 13 April 1947 in Patra. He studied piano at the Philharmonic Society of Patras and in the Hellenic Conservatory. He also studied Mathematics at the University of Athens.

He began his music career in 1975, with the release of the album Politika Tragoudia (‘Political Songs’). He continued on this compositional path, setting to music the poems of Yiannis Ritsos, Nazim Hikmet, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Manos Eleftheriou, Bertolt Brecht and others. 

KKE calls the people to condemn the “criminal” Greek-US agreement on military bases

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Friday issued a statement in which it sharply criticizes the  conservative government of New Democracy (ND) for "tabling in Parliament, on Christmas Eve, the Greece-US Agreement for expansion of military bases that was signed in October 2018 following the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Athens, in the framework of the 'Strategic Dialogue' began by the SYRIZA government."

Friday, December 27, 2019

I'll be back: Large billboard in Russia depicts Joseph Stalin as the "Terminator"

Even a... billboard depicting Joseph Stalin is enough to make anti-communists trembling in shock and fear. 

This time, a Terminator-style image of Stalin with a note announcing the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany appeared in the small Russian town of Balakhna, northwest of Nizhny Novgorod.

The billboard was spotted a few days ago on a photo published by the local website of Balakhna. 

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

30 years since the execution of Ceausescu — Who has benefited?

"We want to die together" were the last words of Elena
Ceausescu. Bucharest, 25 December 1989.
Thirty years have passed since the counterrevolutionary events in Romania and the execution of Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena. It was on December 25, 1989 when, after a hasty, parody trial before a Kangaroo court, the Ceausescu couple were executed in Targoviste, north of Bucharest. 

According to the head of the firing squad, Nicolae Ceausescu sang "The Internationale" while being led up against the wall. The execution of Ceausescu marked the end of the counter-revolutionary overthrow of Socialism in Romania and the beginning of a “new order” in the country.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

"We will change this city, this country": Mass gathering of TKP in Istanbul

The second of the events organized by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), calling for "hope, organizing, and celebrating to win 2020" was held yesterday in Istanbul Bostancı.  

It was the second of the events organized in three major cities with the title of the Istanbul Bostanci Showland. The first gathering was held in Izmir on Saturday.

Before the start of the event, resisting workers from many sectors, including Bimeks workers, textile workers, teachers of Doğa schools, construction workers, metal workers, and cafe workers, came to Bostancı Showland by shouting slogans and holding banners.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

British Communist Parties reflect on the result of the 2019 General Elections

In the 12th December 2019 general elections in Britain,  with Brexit being the dominant political issue, the Conservative Party (Tories), under the leadership of Boris Johnson, won a landslide victory securing 365 seats out of 650, acquiring an overall majority of 80 in the House of Commons. 

On the other hand, Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party gained 32.1% of the votes, gaining 202 seats.
In this site we have firmly expressed our negative political stance towards the social democratic Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Over the years the Labour Party has proved its role as a party of the bourgeoisie, devoted to the support of the British capitalist system and fully aligned with imperalist policies. For more, please read articles here and here.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Kyrgyzstan's Parliament attempts to restore the Nazi collaborationist "Turkestan Legion"

Turkestan Legion's fighters under the Nazi Wehrmacht flag.
In a statement issued by the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the Party strongly denounces the attempt by Kyrgyzstan's Parliament to restore a Nazi collaborationist legion. 
The so-called "Turkestan SS Legion" was the name for military units which fought in the Wehrmacht during World War II
The statement of the KKE is the following:
"The KKE condemns the attempt to restore a legion of the SS which fought against ELAS with the bill that was tabled in the Kyrgyzstan Parliament. 

Friday, December 20, 2019

KKE on Lisbon Treaty's 10th anniversary: "The people of Europe have no reason to celebrate"

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty and the "EU Charter of Fundamental Rights", the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement in which it points out that the people of Europe have no reason to celebrate, adding that "the euro-treaties are nothing but shackes with which the EU and the governments chain the working people to the chariot of the capital's interests". 

More specifically, the statement which was published on "Rizospastis", points out the following:

Thursday, December 19, 2019

"To win 2020": Communist Party of Turkey to hold gatherings in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has recently announced that it will hold three major meetings in Turkey's three biggest cities, Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir. Turkey's communists have called on the working people of Turkey to attend the gatherings "calling for hope, organizing, celebrating to win 2020."

The major event in Izmir will be held December 21, in Istanbul on December 22 and in Ankara on January 4.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Greece: Thousands demonstrated against the governmental budget-"guillotine"

Under the slogan "No to the budget-guillotine! Struggle for the people's contemporary needs" thousands of workers, students and pensioners demonstrated in Athens and other Greek cities, expressing their opposition with the anti-people state budget submitted by the conservative New Democracy government. 

After a call by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME), the protesters gathered at Propylea and marched towards the Parliament where the debate on state budget will conclude tonight with a roll-call vote. 

Monday, December 16, 2019

Vive la lutte des ouvriers de France! WFTU and PAME protest at the French Embassy in Athens

With a militant demonstration outside the French Embassy in Athens earlier today, members of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) and the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expressed their solidarity with the General Strike of December 17th and their support towards the working class of France

The General Secretary of WFTU George Mavrikos, alongside PAME International Relations Section's member Nikolas Theodorakis, had an one-hour meeting with the Ambassador of France and presented a motion of solidarity with French workers, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the anti-people reform project. 

South African Communist Party: Declaration of the 4th Special National Congress

Declaration of the 4th Special National Congress of the South African Communist Party (SACP)
We, delegates of the Fourth Special National Congress of the South African Communist Party, representing 319,000 Party members, carrying on our shoulders the aspirations and hopes of the working class of our country, convened from 9 to 12 December 2019 in Ekurhuleni. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

KKE slams EU's Pontius Pilate stance on Turkey-Libya maritime agreement

Reports by international media on Thursday state that the EU Council had reached a draft of its statement that the agreement reached by Turkey and Libya on their maritime borders violates international law. From its side, the Greek government and more specifically Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis have tried to present the EU position as a diplomatic victory for Greece

“Turkey is isolated,” Mitsotakis said after receiving the overwhelming support of his EU peers for Greece’s opposition to the memorandum of understanding Turkey signed with the Tripoli-based Libyan government last month. He also cited support for Greece’s positions from other countries, including the United States and Israel.

European Communist Meeting: Speech by the KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), was the major speaker at the European Communist Meeting which took place on December 9th in Brussels. 

The subject of the Meeting was "The communist and workers parties of Europe against the anti-communism, falsification of history by the EU and its governments, for the regroupment of the labour movement as a necessary precondition in the struggle for the overthrow of capitalist barbarity, for socialism".

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Political event by the KKE in Astoria, New York on December 14th

A political event, organized by the KKE Friends Club in New York, will take place on Saturday 14th December in Astoria. 

The subject of the event is "Political developments- The struggle of the KKE against the imperialist plans- The KKE position for the voting rights of the Greeks abroad". A speech will be delivered by Elissaios Vagenas, member of the Central Committee and head of the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE. 

Turkey: University student sentenced to 9 years in jail over a book and a cap with star!

A new incident from Turkey comes to verify the escalation of repression exercised by Tayyip Erdogan's AKP regime. 

According to a report by bianet.org, a university student has been convicted of "membership of and propagandizing for the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C)" because a biographical book about Ibrahim Kaypakkaya, the founder of the Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist (TKP/ML), and a cap with a star on it were found in his house.

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: "USA-NATO-EU do not protect Greece's sovereign rights"

“The doctrine which says that if Greece is the good child of NATO, USA, EU will, supposedly, protect its sovereign rights has been completely, demonstrably and historically bankrupt” said the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas during his speech at the Greek Parliament on Wednesday.

Speaking at the Parliament's Plenary regarding the voting rights of Greeks abroad, Koutsoumbas accussed both the New Democracy government, as well as the bourgeois parties of the opposition, that they are all committed to the doctrine of Greece's participation in the imperialist alliances of NATO and the EU. The KKE leader blamed the other political forces that pose a fake dilemma to the Greek people which is “either regression towards Turkey or conflict and military involvement”. This dilemma has been highlighted once again these days due to the “unacceptable agreement between Turkey and Libya”.

Monday, December 9, 2019

The European Communist Meeting concluded its works in Brussels

With the participation of 33 Communist and Workers' Parties from 32 countries, the European Communist Meeting began its works on Monday morning, 902 portal reported. 

The subject of this year's Meeting is "The Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe against anti-communism and the falsification of history from the EU and its governments, for the regroupment of the labor movement as a necessary condition in the struggle for the overthrow of capitalist barbarism, for socialism".

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Scientific symposium on Socialism initiated by the Communist Party (TKP) held in Ankara

Photo: soL news.
An interesting symposium on Socialist future and planning began on Friday 6th December in Ankara, after an initiative by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). 

The meeting takes place under the auspice of the "Academy of Science and Enlightment" at the premises of the Middle East Technical University (METU), with more than 300 scholars, university students and workers attending the event.

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey, Kemal Okuyan, was among the speakers of the first day. Okuyan pointed out that the only goal of scientific work in capitalism is the maximalization of profits, because its organization is in the hands of monopolies. In socialism, he said, the organization of scientific work will be transformed into a large network of all the working people. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Serbian communists blast NATO as an "enemy of peace and progress"

On the occasion of NATO's 70th anniversary, the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) issued a statement exposing and condemning the murderous role of the imperialist alliance.
The statement reads:
"As of its establishment in 1949, NATO became one of the headquarters of anti-communism and an imperialist alliance aimed to stop the rise of the working class. NATO was responsible for criminal attacks against communists in its member states and was the center of counter-guerilla organizations.

Friday, December 6, 2019

France General Strike: KKE and PAME on the side of French workers

Photo: 902.gr
Members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and its youth wing KNE, who live and work in France, participated in the large strike rallies of December 5th.

As 902 portal reported, holding banners with the slogan "Popular alliance against the blow on pensions by the government and the EU", KKE members and supporters stood on the side of French workers, demonstrating in Paris, Marseille, Grenoble and other big cities.

Greece: Mobilizations by pupils and students in memory of slain teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos

Hundreds of pupils, students, young men and women marched today in downtown Athens, commemorating the 11th anniversary of 15-year old Alexis Grigoropoulos' murder. 

The rally was also attended by workers, teachers, professors and people of every age who expressed their strong condemnation for police repression. 

The protesters shouted slogans against the violation of the academic sanctuary by the right-wing ND government, opposing the invasion of university faculties by riot police forces. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Communist Party of the Workers of Spain: No trust in the Government of social democracy!

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), after holding its 9th Plenary Session, issues the following statement:
The slowdown of the capitalist growth cycle which followed the last crisis is an unquestionable reality. In spite of the efforts made by the spokespeople of capitalist bodies and governments to state that the current situation of “deceleration” does not take a chance to become a crisis, the macroeconomic data known thus far increasingly express with more clearness that the capitalist growth is deeply weak and there are lots of factors that could accelerate the outbreak of a new crisis in the next years.

General Strike in France - Grève Générale en France: Solidarity from WFTU and PAME

Today, December 5th, thousands of workers across France participate in a nationwide general strike against the anti-people, anti-worker reforms announced by Emmanuel Macron's government. The government's reforms include several blows to the pension system, including rise in retirement age limits and reduce of financial recompensation. 

In a statement, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expresses solidarity with the general strike of December 5th. The statement reads:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

KKE: "NATO's 70-year course has been marked by imperialist wars, interventions, threats and coups"

On the occasion of NATO Summit in London (3-4 December), the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement which was published on 902 portal

The statement reads:

"The NATO Summit in London considers the further strengthening of the aggressive planning of the wolf-pack alliance against the people. It accelerates the implementation of the decisions of previous Summits for the creation of ground, air and naval military units, preparing for new imperialist wars. It takes additional steps in the competition with Russia and China. Moreover, the NATO Summit considers the even bigger increase of military spending, while Greece is already paying 4.3 billion per year for (military) equipment intended for NATO needs. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People: Joint Statement by Communist and Workers' Parties

On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (29th of November), the undersigned Communist and Workers parties affirm that the key to peace and stability in the Middle East is the end of the Israeli occupation, and the implementation of the Palestinian people's right to self-determination and the establishment of the independent Palestinian state within the borders of June 4, 1967 with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the resolution of the refugee issue in accordance with UN Resolution 194.

Monday, December 2, 2019

The 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution was honored in Greece

In an event organized by the Hellenic-Cuban Association of Friendship and Solidarity in Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, hundreds of people paid tribute to the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. The event was attended by the Ambassador of Cuba in Greece Zelmys Maria Dominguez Cortina who delivered a greeting speech. 

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was represented by Theano Kapeti, member of the Central Committee and Secretary of the Party Organisation of Central Macedonia of the KKE. Apart from the Cuban Ambassador, speeches were delivered by Nikos Mottas, General Secretary of the Hellenic-Cuban Association of Thessaloniki and Nikos Zokas, Vice President of the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE). 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Greece: "Hands Off Social Security" — Large demonstrations held in Athens and other cities

"Hands Off Social Security Rights", that was the message that thousands of working men and women, pensioners, self-employed people, students sent during a large demonstration held earlier today in downtown Athens

The protests were organized by Trade Unions, Labour Centers and Pensioner's Associations. Among the speakers were Dimos Koumpouris, President of the Pensioner's Federation, Giorgos Stefanakis, President of the Trade Union of Catering-Tourism-Hotels of Attica and Dimitris Vitalis, member of the Federation of Craft Industry Unions of Athens. 

Friday, November 29, 2019

KKE MEP slams EU and US support on Cuban counterrevolutionary José Daniel Ferrer

Left: KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos; Right: Cuban
counterrevolutionary Jose Daniel Ferrer.
As 902 portal reported, during an intervention in the Plenary of the European Parliament in Strasburg, the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos denounced the hypocritical stance of the E.U and the U.S. regarding the human rights situation in Cuba. 

More specifically, during the discussion titled "Cuba, the case of  José Daniel Ferrer", the KKE MEP pointed out the following:

Total censorship in Ukraine: "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) has been banned

In a statement issued on November 27, 2019, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine denounces the complete ban of "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) by the Sixth Appeal Administrative Court. 
A month ago, in an authoritarian decision, the Kiev District Court had ordered the ban of the newspaper.
The Communist Party's statement is the following:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

100 years of Mexico's communist movement: Communist Parties attended centenary event in Mexico City

This year marks the centenary of the communist movement in Mexico and the 25th anniversary of the reformation of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM). On this occasion, PCM organized an international seminar and its 7th Communist Festival which took place on 23-24 November in Mexico City.

The seminar was attended by several Communist Parties from Latin America, North America, Europe and Asia including: Communist Party of El Salvador, Peruvian Communist Party, Partido Vanguardia Popular de Costa Rica, Communist Party USA, Communist Party of Canada, Communist Party of Guatemala, Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). 

Albania earthquake: Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses solidarity with Albanian people

In a message to the Communist Party of Albania, the International Relations Department of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses its solidarity to the working class and the people of Albania who are experiencing difficult moments after the recent powerful earthquake. 

As 902 portal reports, the KKE expresses deep sorrow for the many victims, the dead and injured people, as well as the extensive material damages, caused by the recent destructive earthquake.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Workshop event organized by the KKE: "1940-1949: A decade of class struggle's sharpening in Greece"

An interesting workshop event under the title "1940-1949: A decade of class struggle's sharpening in Greece" took place on Saturday 23 November at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens. 

The event, which was organized by the Attica Party Organisation, was attended by hundreds of members and friends of the KKE, workers, students, pensioners. 

Monday, November 25, 2019

D. Koutsoumbas: "Solidarity to the heroic people of Cuba who fight to defend their homeland"

Three years have passed since the death of Fidel Castro on November 25, 2016. On this occasion, the memory and political legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution was honored on Saturday afternoon, during an event organized by "New Star cinema" in Athens, Greece.

Speeches about the life and polical activity of Fidel were delivered by the Ambassador of Cuba in Greece Zelmys Maria Dominguez Cortina and the Professor of Contemporary History at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Giorgos Margaritis. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Brazil's fascist President Bolsonaro launches new party "against communism"

The far-right President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro launched on Thursday a new political party called "Alliance for Brazil", which will put an emphasis on fighting communism. 

The announcement for the new party took place in Brasilia, with a strong appeal to extreme conservatism, including "respect for God and religion", the defense to carry firearms for the protection of private property, the rejection of globalization and the fight against socialism-communism. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

NATO propaganda infiltrates Greek schools — Imperialist brainwashing targets schoolchildren

Through the project "#WeAreNATO", which was launched in 2017, the imperialist North Atlantic Treaty Organization tries to spread its propaganda to the young generation, especially in universities and schools. A new incident in northern Greece comes to verify that NATO's propaganda infiltrates schools under the pretext of "educational programmes". 

The most recent case is the 3rd Primary School of Pylea-Chortiatis Municipality in Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, which was invited by NATO to visit the organization's Joint Forces Command in Naples, Italy. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Israeli Communist Party: The settlements is a war crime endorsed by the United States

The Israeli Communist Party and the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Al-Jabha/Hadash) condemn US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's statement on Monday, November 18, that Israel's settlements in the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 do not contravene international law.
This statement plainly reaffirms the US administration's unequivocal support for the policy of the Netanyahu government and the right-wing settlement project to the detriment of the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people, for the recognition of a “united Jerusalem,” for the elimination of the refugee issue, and for the erasure of the Green Line, all within the framework of the “Deal of the Century” and with the complicity of the Arab regimes.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

KKE slams Mitsotakis government's measures for the refugee-migration issue

In a statement published on 902 portal, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) comments on the recent measures announced by the right-wing government of New Democracy (ND) regarding the refugee-migration issue. 

"The measures announced by the ND government for the refugee issue strengthen even further the entrapment and repression to asylum seekers, as well as the suffering of the local Greek population. They cultivate and fuel racism and xenophobic reactions. They are dangerous measures for both the refugees and the Greek people" points out the statement. 

Monday, November 18, 2019

GREECE: Massive anti-imperialist rally in honor of the 1973 Polytechnic Uprising (PHOTOS)

Thousands of people participated in the annual rally that was held in Athens, Greece on Sunday 17 November, in commemoration of the 1973 Polytechnic Uprising against the military Junta. 

The demonstrators marched through central streets of the Greek capital and ended outside the U.S. embassy where they shouted anti-imperialist slogans and burned flags of the United States and the European Union.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Hands Off the Communist Youth of Venezuela!

JCV member Jose Daniel Ramos.
¡Manos fuera de la Juventud Comunista de Venezuela!

On Wednesday 13 November a group of hooded thugs entered the premises of the Bolivarian University in Caracas during the elections of the students council that was taking place.  The unknown men cowardly attacked members of the Communist Youth of Venezuela (Juventud Comunista de Venezuela), including José Daniel Ramos member of its National Directorate and a candidate for the students' council. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

Greeks pay tribute to the heroic 1973 Athens Polytechnic Uprising (PHOTOS)

A toddler lays flowers to the Polytechnic monument.
Photo source: 902.gr.
Thousands of people of every age gathered today at the Athens Polytechnic in order to honour the heroic uprising of 1973 against the military dictatorship. 

The commemoration events which began on Friday will culminate on Sunday 17 November with the annual large anti-imperialist rally towards the U.S. embassy in downtown Athens. 

On the occasion of the Polytechnic uprsing anniversary, a statement by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out that "the slogans of the Polytechnic remain timely in the struggle aganst the policy that leads the people to poverty, unemployment, insecurity, against the implication of Greece in the imperialist plans of NATO-USA-EU, against repression and authoritarianism". 

In Erdogan's Turkey 18 million people are living below poverty line

While the world's media are busy covering Tayyip Erdogan's visit in the United States, a report issued by the General Workers Union exposes the harsh reality of the deepening of social inequalities in Turkey

According to a report titled "Income Inequality and Poverty in Turkey", the number of poor people in Turkey is 16 million, while 18 million people are living below poverty line. 

As the report notes, the working pverty in the country has increased by 11% in one year, while the capitalist crisis has created more than 1 million newly unemployed. 

"The EU is the flag-bearer of anti-communism and history's distortion" — KKE MEPs

In a statement published in Rizospastis, the Communist Party of Greece group in the European Parliament denounces another anti-communist event organized at the EU Parliament's Plenary for the Berlin Wall fall anniversary, with the major speaker being the President of the German Parliament (Bundestag) Wolfgang Schäuble

The statement reads: "The anti-communist fiesta organized for the Berlin Wall fall, with a speech by Schauble at the Plenary of the EU Parliament in Brussels, confirms the role of the EU as a "standard-bearer" of anti-communist and history's distortion. Once again, the imperialists distort history and the truth. The Wall was the result of the intervention and aggression of the imperialists, of the continuous subversion against the German Democratic Republic (GDR). 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

IMPORTANT NOTICE — TWITTER SUSPENDED “IN DEFENSE OF COMMUNISM” ACCOUNT

Without any prior warning or justification, the social media platform TWITTER proceeded to the suspension of the "In Defense of Communism" account (twitter.com/id_communism) on Thursday 14 November 2019. 

The account, which had 10,500 followers, never violated any of the terms and conditions of TWITTER and was never engaged into any exchange of hate messaging or any kind of offensive behaviour against other accounts.