Thursday, December 31, 2020
Communist Party of Britain: The UK-EU Brexit trade deal is a compromise between the big monopoly capitalists
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Happy and Militant 2021: Messages by the WFTU and PAME
In a video message, with the Athens' Acropolis in the background, the General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) George Mavrikos sends his best wishes for a Happy New Year "with faith and knowledge".
Farewell to comrade Kostas Pateras
Born in London to a Greek-British working class family, Kostas was deeply affected by the militant past of his grandfather, a British communist who fought in the Spanish Civil War through the ranks of the International Brigades.
Monday, December 28, 2020
Pakistan's communists condemn the violation of human and citizen rights in the country
The Communist Party of Pakistan strongly condemns the Pakistani establishment particularly the military establishment inhuman practices of suppression and violation of human and citizen rights.
The matter of missing persons, mutilated dead bodies in the province of Baluchistan, khyber Pukhtoon Khwa and Sind provinces are the well known facts and still need answers.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
George Blake, famous British double agent who worked for the KGB, died at 98
Blake, a member of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), became affiliated with the communist ideology while serving as a prisoner of war in Korea. He said he volunteered to work for the Soviet Union after witnessing the atrocities of U.S. army in North Korea.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Arya Rajendran: India's youngest elected mayor is a communist
Arya, a second year Mathematics student, is set to become the youngest person to hold a mayoral post in the country, the Hindustan Times reported. She presently serves as the state president of Balasangam, a children’s organisation affiliated to the CPI(M).
Thursday, December 24, 2020
State vandalism in Ukraine: Lviv authorities plan to dismantle monument dedicated to the Red Army
The decision was strongly condemned by the country's communists. Petro Symonenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, said that the dismantling of the monument is “an act of state vandalism and moral terrorism” and added: “This is a crime against the memory of the soldiers of the Red Army, a crime against the memory of compatriots who died in the fight against the fascist infection, it is a slap in the face of the international community and all members of the anti-Hitler coalition”.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
KKE: Démarche against the attempt to ban the Communist Party of Poland
In the démarche delivered by the KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis to the European Commission, it is noted: "The attempt of the Polish government to ban the CP of Poland as well as the methodical distortion of history are unacceptable. The EU also bears huge responsibilities, since the equation of the fascists - Nazis in the past and the present with those who fought against Nazism is an EU direction contained in anti-communist resolutions and declarations. This is a stance that encourages the action of the fascist-Nazi criminal formations".
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Capitalism is the virus, Socialism is the vaccine!
The 2008 global capitalist economic crisis, the effects of which are still visible today, was a tremendous opportunity for the big capitalists to increase their wealth. During a period of ten years, from 2008 to 2018, the number of billionaires was doubled, like their profits. It has been proved that the crisis generates more capitalists.
The Coronavirus pandemic, which has plagued the world since the beginning of 2020, comes to confirm that capitalist barbarity “feeds” from the people's death, poverty, impoverishment and exploitation. The recent report by Forbes is revealing:
Monday, December 21, 2020
Russia: Joseph Stalin's birth anniversary was honored in Moscow
Holding red banners and portraits of the Soviet leader, the participants laid flowers to the tomb of Stalin in the Kremlin Necropolis. At the end of the ceremony, a statement to the reporters was delivered by the Chairman of the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) Gennady Zyuganov.
Reaganomics Exposed: Keeping tax low for the rich doesn't boost economy, new research says
The economic policy that U.S. President Ronald Reagan advocated for pushed for lower taxes for the wealthy and less business regulation by the government. The idea was that showering the rich with even more money would - supposedly - result in a greater supply of services and goods, at lower prices, and an increase in employment.
Saturday, December 19, 2020
10 years after the illusion of the "Arab Spring"
WHY does the EU refuse to disclose COVID-19 vaccine contracts with pharmaceutical companies?
As 902 portal reported, the EU Parliament group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) raised the issue during the discussion for “EU's vaccination strategy against COVID-19” in the Parliament's Plenary. In his intervention, KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis asked from the Commission to publish the contracts between the EU and Pharmaceutical industries concerning the COVID-19 vaccines.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Kerala: Communist-backed LDF alliance wins landslide victory in local body elections
As counting of votes in the local body elections in the Indian state of Kerala is inching towards the final lap, the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) has gained a clear edge in village, block, district panchayats, municipal and corporation councils.
The LDF, which had won a majority of local bodies in 2015, is poised to either retain its existing numbers or improve its tally further.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that it will be a historic election and the Left Democratic Front will win seats even in areas which have not been its strongholds earlier.
KKE: Greek government's 2021 state budget is a "monument of unpopularity"
Koutsoumbas strongly denounced the policies of the government during the pandemic, adding that the measures announced aim at strengthening the capital at the expense of the workers and people's rights. The KKE General Secretary pointed out that ND, opposition party SYRIZA and all the other bourgeois parties in the parliament are "strategically aligned" in the same policy, despite minor differences.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Questo è il capitalismo: Queues form outside Milan food banks as capitalist crisis deepens
But behind the impressive facade of capitalist growth, there is another Milan which reflects the deepening class inequalities and the results of long-time policies by the bourgeois Italian governments and the European Union.
Monday, December 14, 2020
Teleconference of the Parties of the European Communist Initiative: "The necessity of Socialism is highlighted every day"
The following parties participated in the Teleconference: Party of Labour of Austria, Union of Communists in Bulgaria, Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia, Communist Party in Denmark, Communist Workers' Party - For Peace and Socialism (Finland), Communist Revolutionary Party of France, Pole for the Communist Revival in France, Unified Communist Party of Georgia, Communist Party of Greece, Hungarian Workers' Party, Communist Party, Italy, Socialist Party of Latvia, Communist Party of Norway, Communist Party of Poland, Russian Communist Workers Party, Communist Party of the Workers of Spain, Communist Party of Sweden, Communist Party of Turkey, Union of Communists of Ukraine.
Sunday, December 13, 2020
EU's stance is a 'green light' for Turkish aggression: Statement by KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas
In Athens, the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas made the following statement:
Friday, December 11, 2020
Who will pay for the crisis? Lufthansa receives $10 billion state bailout and cuts 30,000 jobs
The COVID-19 pandemic had a serious impact on the aviation industry due to travel restrictions and a significant slump in demand among travellers. No travellers means less profits for the big airliners. In order to reduce losses, the monopolies of aviation proceed to a series of anti-labor measures, including pay cuts, furloughs and, of course, layoffs.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Polish government's plan to outlaw the Communist Party shall not pass!
It's been a long time since Poland, under the far-right government of Andrzej Duda, is driven into a very dangerous, anti-democratic path. With the EU's tolerance, or even encouragement, the authorities of Poland have unleased a persistent “witch-hunt” against the country's communists.
We have many times referred to the persecutions and legal proceedings against the Communist Party (KPP) and its newspaper “Bzrask”. Communist and Workers' Parties across Europe and the world, such as the KKE, have undertaken numerous initiatives in the international forums (e.g. EU Parliament) about these anti-communist persecutions and restrictions imposed by the Polish government.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Venezuela Elections 2020: The Communist Party (PCV) is back in the National Assembly!
The Communist Party will be represented in the National Assembly by its General Secretary Oscar Figuera who has been elected a deputy.
With a low turnout of 30.5% of eligible voters, Nicolas Maduro's social democratic United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its allies swept the December 6th parliamentary elections and regained control of the National Assembly. According to the National Electoral Council, the PSUV-lead “Great Patriotic Pole” alliance has gained 68% of the votes and is projected to win at least 189 of the 277-seat assembly.
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
John Lennon's Communist Manifesto
A vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and a sharp critic of British government's crimes in Northern Ireland, Lennon expressed himself politically through some extraordinary songs. Among these are “Give Peace a Chance”, “Working Class Hero” and “Imagine”.
India: Communist Party member stabbed to death by right-wing criminals in Kerala
This is the fourth CPI(M) worker murdered in the state in the last four months.
CPI(M) state secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan said the killing was an attempt to disrupt peace ahead of polling for the first phase of today's local body elections.
Monday, December 7, 2020
Swaziland communists struggle for women's rights, denounce Mswati regime autocracy
In a statement published on December 1st, the Communist Party of Swaziland refers to the deepening crisis in the country, the treatment of women as objects of sexual exploitation and Mswati’s insatiable thirst for splendour.
Greece: New orgy of governmental authoritarianism and police repression — Statement by KKE leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas
Grigoropoulos had been murdered by special police officer Epaminondas Korkoneas on December 6, 2008. Korkoneas had been convicted to life sentense. However, in 2019, a court reduced his term to just 13 years and, on the basis of the new legal code introduced by the then SYRIZA government, he was ultimately released from prison on July 2019!
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Tudeh Party of Iran: Condemns the murder of nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh and opposes any foreign intervention
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Research and Innovation Organisation of the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics, was killed in a terrorist attack in the Absardvicinity of Damavand on Friday, November 27, according to Iranian and international media. Fakhrizadeh, who was involved in research and development activities in the nuclear industry of the Islamic Republic of Iran, had been [a name] cited for several years in relation to the Iranian nuclear issue.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Letter of the KKE to the National Electoral Council of Venezuela: On the anti-democratic censorship against PCV and APR
Read more about the censorship imposed on PCV and APR here. The letter is the following:
Cuba and Vietnam celebrate 60 years of a genuine friendship
This week, Cuban and Vietnamese senior leaders celebrated the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which they described as exemplary.
Thursday, December 3, 2020
International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions
On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, the World Federation of Trade Unions reiterates its support and solidarity with people with special needs and supports their demand for free, public and high quality healthcare which become even more urgent during the Pandemic of COVID-19.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Cuba: Who is behind the San Isidro counter-revolutionary show?
But who is behind the anti-Cuban show in San Isidro? The following article published in Granma newspaper is revealing:
Who’s behind the anti-Cuban show in San Isidro?
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Friedrich Engels Bicentennial: Joint edition of Marx and Engels selected works to be published by PCM and PCTE
Being the bicentenary of Friedrich Engels’ birthday, the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) and the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) consider that it is necessary to contribute to the diffusion of the work that he devoted most of his life to along with Karl Marx.
Monday, November 30, 2020
Engels memorial rally in Wuppertal marked by police violence
The report comes from “Engelsbündnis”, a group that organizes events in honor of the great philosopher and revolutionary since 2015. Taking into account the pandemic the gathering was successful but was marked with local police's "extreme arbitrariness and aggression".
Venezuela's Communist Party denounces censorship ahead of the December 6th parliamentary election
The full statement is the following:
Sunday, November 29, 2020
On the Anti-communist remarks of the Ecumenical Patriarch concerning the Holodomor
“The Ukrainian term ‘Holodomor’ refers to the man-made and intentional famine, the devilish plan of the Stalinist system aimed at a well-planned genocide of a very pious people with the aim of eradicating the Christian faith and the Orthodox Church...”.
These words were not expressed by any extremist ultra-conservative bishop or priest, nor they were written in any right-wing newspaper. These are the words of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of the Orthodox Church, during a memorial service held at the Patriarchal Church in Istanbul on the occasion of the 87th anniversary of the so-called 1932-1933 Ukrainian famine (also known as “Holodomor”).
Communist and Workers' Parties of the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and the Gulf hold regional teleconference
Friday, November 27, 2020
Hands off the communists! KKE condemns the persecution of communists in the Russian city of Tyumen
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns these anti-communist actions of the authorities in the city of Tyumen, which are part of the ideological-political operation to silence the revolutionary message of the Red October, which is especially evident since the authorities had allowed other mass activities, while in other cities related activities for the October Revolution were carried, without any particular problems.
Over 250 million workers and farmers join All India Strike!
Indian trade unions condemned the arrests of workers’ and farmers’ leaders across the country as they demonstrate together in one of the biggest ever nationwide general strikes. Indian trade union leaders issued a clarion call to the government to repeal anti-worker labour codes and anti-farmer farm laws as a massive mobilization of industrial and agricultural workers and farmers across the country disrupted normal life across the country, in rural and urban areas.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Diego Maradona, the Anti-imperialist
Born in 1960 in Lanús, Buenos Aires, Diego was the fifth child of a poor, working class family. His father was a factory worker and the early years of young Diego were marked by extreme poverty. Over the decades, alongside his extraordinary career in football, Maradona proved to be a defender of the less privileged, a vocal supporter of Cuba and Latin American left-wing movements and an outspoken critic of U.S. imperialism.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Portugese Communist Party to hold its XXI Congress on 27-29 November
Under the slogan "Organize, Fight, Advance. Democracy and Socialism", the PCP's 21st Congress is organized in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, something that has provoked reactions from right-wing parties and conservative politicians in Portugal. However, as the PCP General Secretary Jerónimo de Sousa has stated, the Congress will take place under all the necessary health security measures.
Workers in Greece go on strike on November 26th: Statement by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME)
On Thursday 26th of November, the country's workers respond to the anti-labor, anti-people policy of the government by organizing a nationwide strike. In statement, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) points out:
Monday, November 23, 2020
Greek communist MP asks to be relieved of Parliament duties in order to serve as a doctor against the pandemic
In a letter to President Konstantinos Tasoulas released Monday, Lambroulis, a doctor in the National Health System (ESY), criticized Greek governments for ignoring chronic shortages in the health sector, and called on fellow-MPs who are doctors to follow his example. "My place is with my fellow doctors and nursing staff that are fighting under adverse conditions to care for the people, in the public health sector of Larissa," he said.
Youth in Survival Against Pandemic and Capitalism: SOCIALISM or BARBARISM
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, working people all around the world are envisaging numerous attacks against their rights. Their right to healthcare is getting vandalized by capitalist governments who are promoting private health industry instead of public healthcare.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Venezuela's Communist Party slams reformist "Plataforma de la Clase Obrera Antiimperialista (PCOA)"
"Together with class conscious trade unionism, the PCV will participate in initiatives of unity of anti-imperialist action.
The Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), as the party of the working class and the Venezuelan working people, clarifies its position regarding Venezuela's launch of a supposed Platform of the Anti-imperialist Working Class (PCOA), which lacks the presence of class conscious trade union organizations from our country or representatives of national historical labor currents.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) held virtual meeting
They were accompanied by the Greek side by Aris Evangelidis, head of Latin America of the Department of International Relations of the KKE and by the Cuban side by Ileana Hernández, Head of Europe of the Department of International Relations of the PCC, Silvia Colunga official of the department and Cuba's ambassador to Greece Zelmys María Dominguez Cortina.
Friday, November 20, 2020
KKE MEP Nikolaou-Alavanos: "EU and bourgeois governments defend healthcare's commercialization against people's needs"
This program seeks to legitimize the inadequacy of public health systems that was proved painfully in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and is even more dramatically confirmed in the second. It lays down, among other, the air transportation of doctors from one country with a disintegrated public health system "of one disease" to another, perpetuating the patch of gaps, opening others, while in each case the private health groups are growing richer, destroying the people's income.
All India Strike on November 26th: Workers and peasants rise against Modi's anti-people policies
The working class is all geared up for a massive countrywide general strike on November 26, 2020. The declaration adopted in the online joint national convention of workers has strongly condemned the BJP government’s attacks on the basic workplace, democratic and constitutional rights of the workers and the people of our country.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Slovakia's reactionary drift: Parliament passes monstrous anti-communist amendment
More specifically, the amendment, which was prepared by the conservative coalition government of Igor Matovič and passed by the Parliament on November 4th, declares the Czechoslovak Communist Party (as well as the current Communist Party of Slovakia) as “criminal organizations”! The amendment is added to the 1996 anti-communist law on “Immorality and Illegality of the Communist System” and will be put into effect on December 1st.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Solidarity with the KKE — Communist and Workers' Parties denounce Greek government's authoritarianism
A few days ago the conservative New Democracy (ND) government, escalating authoritarianism and repression, banned anti-imperialist demonstrations and any gathering of more than three people across the country, on the pretext that the march would be a health 'time bomb' due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The KKE performed its rally, in an organized way and observing all the necessary social distancing measures. But the police, on the orders of the government, unleashed an unprovoked attack with batons, tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades. The police did not hesitate to attack KKE MPs, while also injuring protesters and proceeding to dozens of arrests.