The Communist Party of Turkey's statement came after the June 23 redo local elections in Istanbul as Ekrem Imamoglu, the mayoral candidate of the opposition, won the polls by a wide margin against his rival, Binali Yıldırım, from the ruling party:
Friday, June 28, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Thousands of cypriots, men and women of every age, attended the funeral of the former President of Cyprus and long-time General Secretary of AKEL, Demetris Christofias, who died on Friday at the age of 72.
The funeral, which took place in Strovolos, dictrict of Nicosia, was also attended by numerous officials, including the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, members of the Cypriot government, as well as representatives of political parties from Cyprus and Greece.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
On the occasion of the 30 years since the overthrow of socialism and the restoration of capitalism, the Romanian Academy assigned the conduction of a research regarding the romanian public opinion on several issues.
The survey, which took place between 12 April and 3 May 2019, was conducted by the INSCOP Research Institute and the Laboratory of Informational War and Strategic Communication (LARICS). The research included issues such as the national pride of the Romanian people and their view over a possible union of the country with the Republic of Moldova.
Saturday, June 22, 2019
By Nikos Mottas.
The former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is back and ready to participate in Greece's general elections on July 7th. Once again, the flamboyant economist tries to present himself as a "radical", "pro-european leftist" and an anti-establishment political force, aiming to attract voters who have been dissapointed by the anti-people policy of SYRIZA.
First of all, Varoufakis tries to obfuscate the reality about his past as a member of the Tsipras' government. He denounces the pro-memorandum, pro-austerity stance of SYRIZA but he doesn't say a word about his own contribution to this policy. Why? The answer is clear and straightforward: Varoufakis had been an accomplice in the preparation and voting, by the SYRIZA government, of the 3rd memorandum in 2015.
Regarding the passing away of the former General Secretary of the CC of AKEL, also former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement of condolences.
More specifically, the statement of the CC of the KKE points out:
"Comrade Demetris Christofias was born in August 1946 in the village of Kato Dikomo of Keryneia district and as a pupil he joined action. From an early age he believed in the right and served the interests of the cypriot people in all phases of his life.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Demetris Christofias, the former President of the Republic of Cyprus and long-time General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL party, has died in Nicosia. He was 72 years old.
Doctors had said earlier that his health condition was extremely critical and irreversible.
Doctors had said earlier that his health condition was extremely critical and irreversible.
Born in 1946, Christofias studied in Moscow, in the Soviet Union, at the Institute of Social Sciences, Academy of Social Sciences, from which he received a degree in history.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality elections were unlawfully annuled and are going to be repeated on June 23. The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement and clarified its position.
As early as the announcement of the annulment decision, the Party had declared that Ekrem İmamoğlu had been elected as the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and that the TKP candidate for the March 31 elections, Zehra Güner Karaoğlu, would not be nominated again for any repeated elections.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
In a press conference earlier today, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas announced the names of the candidates included in the Party's nationwide electoral list ("epikrateias") for the July 7th general elections.
As we presented in a previous article, the head of the list is the former General Secretary of the KKE, a long-time member of the Central Committee and current MP, Aleka Papariga.
Below is the full nationwide electoral list of the Party:
Nine years have passed since the 18th June 2010, the day when José Saramago, one of the most gifted novelists of the 20th century, died.
Saramago, was far more than just a novelist, a poet, a playwright and a journalist; he was a philosopher and he was a communist.
Born on November 16th, 1922 at Azinhaga, a small village in Portugal. In 1924, the Saramago family moved to Lisbon where his father began his new job as a policeman. Just a few months after their settlement in the portuguese capital, Jose's older brother, Franscisco, died. Although Jose was a good pupil, his parents were unable to afford to keep him in grammar school, and instead moved him to a technical school at age 12.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
|Riot police violently attacking demonstrators during an|
anti-imperialist rally in Athens; April 16, 2018.
Two university students are facing charges by the Greek authorities for participating in an anti-imperialist, anti-war mobilization last year.
The trial is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th of June at the Evelpidon Court in Athens and various workers and students' unions have called for a solidarity rally on this day.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
On June 1-2 in Moscow there was held international conference “100-years to the Communist International and tasks of the Communist movement today”.
As a result of discussions and exchange of views on the issues of international cooperation between communist parties a final statement was composed by the participants.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
|Mass murderers Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright, along|
with the so-called "President" of Kosovo Hashim Thaci in
Twenty years later, the murderers of the Yugoslavian people return to the crime scene. Those who bombed Yugoslavia in 1999, spreading terror and death, are celebrating their atrocities in the NATO protectorate of Kosovo.
Former US President Bill Clinton and top diplomat Madeleine Albright are among Western leaders flocking to Kosovo to receive honors by ethnic Albanian militants they backed in the 1999 NATO massacre against Yugoslavia.
On Tuesday, Clinton arrived in Kosovo to receive honors from the ethnic Albanian authorities. He was presented with a medal by “President” Hashim Thaci (former leader of the terrorist paramilitary KLA organisation), and a commemorative postage stamp bearing his face.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Aleka Papariga, the former General Secretary of the Party's Central Committee, has been placed first in the Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) nationwide list of candidates for the upcoming general elections of July 7th.
Born in 1945, Papariga has served as General Secretary from 1991 to 2013, thus being the first woman to head a major political party in Greece. Born in a family of National Resistance fighters and Communist Party members, Aleka Papariga became active in the peace and women's movements during the 1960s and 70s.
In a statement the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) slams the recent agreement made by the governments of Donald Trump and López Obrador on immigration issues.
The Communist Party accusses both the two governments that they actually staged a farce of negotiations - with threats with tariff measures on one hand and a wave of patriotism on the other - thus hiding the real issue which is the imposition of anti-immigration policies by both sides.
Sunday, June 9, 2019
The Working Group Meeting of the 21st International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP), hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in Izmir, Turkey on June 8th.
Delegates from 25 Communist and Workers Parties attended the event.
The Working Group Meeting decided that the 21st IMCWP, which will be jointly organized by the TKP and the KKE, will take place in the city of Izmir on October 2019.
Saturday, June 8, 2019
A new sculpture - and more specifically a black bust and two plaques - dedicated to the great Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was unveiled in the city of Novosibirsk, the third largest city of Russia, on May 9th.
The monument was placed in the facade of the local offices of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, after a decision of the city council.
At the same time, a record 70 percent of Russians approve of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history, according to a poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster last April.
Friday, June 7, 2019
On Thursday, May 23rd, the Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) gave the floor to the –imposed by court order and not elected- President of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), Yiannis Panagopoulos.
It is no coincidence that his speech, which began with the defense of Juncker and the ETUC, was spent in slander, lies and anti-communism, while he did not find a word to say about the struggles and demands of Greek workers. Struggles, in which he never took part. Struggles which he opposed and undermined them systematically!
The headquarters of the provincial committee of the Iraqi Communist Party in the province of Basra was subjected to a cowardly attack at 2:15am on Sunday (2 June 2019), with a grenade which caused material damage to the building without casualties.
This treacherous attack came after the blatant assault last month on the offices of our party in the city of Nasiriyah and town of Souk al-Shuyukh, in the province of Nasiriyah.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
D. Koutsoumbas: "The KKE joins the battle for the general elections with greater determination and optimism"
On Sunday 2/6, the 2nd round of the local elections was completed in Greece. In Patras, the communist mayor Kostas Peletidis was reelected with 70.22% of the vote, while in the other 4 municipalities where the candidates of "People's Rally" took part in the 2nd round, despite the high vote percentage (Kaisariani-47.18%, Petroupoli-49.01%, Haidari-46.02%, Ikaria-42.82%), the election of a communist mayor was not achieved.
The communist mayor of Patras, Greece's third largest city, Kostas Peletidis, has been re-elected in office in the second round of the local elections that took place on Sunday.
Peletidis, who has the support of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), gained 70,91% winning a landslide victory over his opponent G. Alexopoulos.