Friday, June 30, 2023

The 49th KNE Festival to be held on 21-22-23 September in Athens: " that the light vanquish the darkness”

Under the slogan “With the KKE, for Socialism, so that the light vanquish the darkness”, inspired by communist poet Nazim Hikmet, the central events of the 49th festival of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), commonly known as KNE-Odigitis Festival, will take place on 21-23 September 2023 in Athens.

The festival, which is traveling in many Greek cities throughout July and August, includes numerous political and cultural events.

Thursday, June 29, 2023

Donald Trump says he wants to keep ‘communists’ and ‘Marxists’ out of the US

In a new anti-communist rant, Donald Trump, the white supremacist, far-right billionaire former US President who is making a new bid in 2024, announced a new campaign proposal on United States immigration — barring “communists” and “Marxists” from entering the country.

More specifically, Trump said he would use “Section 212 (f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act” to “order my government to deny entry to all communists and all Marxists.”

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Greek Elections 2023: The KKE recorded a significant increase of 100,000 votes and 2.5% compared to 2019

In its statement, the Political Bureau of the CC of the KKE hails the thousands of people who strengthened the KKE with their votes and fought the battle for its electoral growth in the June elections.

The statement stresses, among other things, that the electoral reinforcement of the KKE is not circumstantial but an indicator of the rise of the prestige that the Party has gained among the working class and the entire people, by leading emblematic struggles and demonstrations.

USA: Militant demonstration in solidarity with socialist Cuba held in Washington DC

On June 25, hundreds of activists marched to the White House in Washington DC to demand US president Joe Biden take Cuba off the list of “State Sponsors of Terrorism” and lift the 63 year blockade against the island. 
Speakers at the rally highlighted that not only does the inclusion of Cuba on this list have no legal grounds, but it has caused immense difficulties in Cuba with the island seeing the most serious food, fuel, and electricity shortages in recent history.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Greek Elections 2023: KKE's significant rise with 7.7% and more than 400,000 votes sends hopeful message

Despite the negative correlation of forces, the parliamentary elections of June 25 in Greece sent a very hopeful message for the workers and popular strata, as the Communist Party (KKE) came out significantly strengthened, by 7.7% (from 5.3% in 2019) and more than 400,000 votes.

The Party also increases its MPs, from 15 to 20.  

The conservative party of New Democracy (40.55%) prevailed in the elections, while the party of the new social democracy, SYRIZA (17.84%), recorded an important decline and a major defeat. The old force of social democracy, PASOK (11.85%), was strengthened, while the nationalist party Hellenic Solution (4.44%) was reelected.

Revolutionary Communist Youth Union (Bolsheviks): Statement on the Putin-Wagner standoff in Russia

In a statement about the recent developments in Russia, with the "rebellion" of Prigozhin's Wagner against the government of Vladimir Putin, the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Youth Union (Bolsheviks) points out:
"On June 23, 2023, the owner of the Wagner private military company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, declared a rebellion and moved his troops into the territory of the Russian Federation. The Russian President Vladimir Putin called these actions «a treason» and «a stab in the back», while drawing analogies with the actions of the Bolsheviks in 1917. 

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Rabid anti-communist Putin likens Wagner rebellion to the 1917 October Revolution

In his today's statement over the ongoing developments in Russia, President Vladimir Putin went so far as to liken the stance of Wagner private army and its leader Prigozhin with the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution!

Once again,  President Putin has chosen to make absolutely clear that anti-communism is a key element of the Russian government's policy. 
Who forgets Putin's hideously slanderous attacks against Vladimir Lenin and his even more vicious comments against the legacy of Joseph Stalin? 

Greek Elections: KKE or Barbarism

“Only a strong KKE can strengthen the genuine 100% militant people’s opposition against the omnipotence of the policy of capital, against the New Democracy government, against the ‘opposition ministry’ of SYRIZA-PASOK and all the parties of the system. This is the only way to create cracks within this negative correlation of forces.”

The above quote from the speech of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the KKE, in the large pre-election rally in Athens summarizes the whole significance of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Greece

Friday, June 23, 2023

Workers Party of Ireland: "KKE's struggle is also our struggle and the struggle of the workers of the world"

In a message of solidarity addressed to the KKE on the occasion of June 25 parliamentary elections in Greece, the Workers Party of Ireland points out the following:

"Dear comrades, 

The Workers Party of Ireland sends warm comradely greetings to the Communist Party of Greece and sends its best wishes, solidarity and support to the KKE for the elections next Sunday. 

Thursday, June 22, 2023

D. Koutsoumbas: Only a strong KKE can strengthen the genuine 100% militant people’s opposition against the New Democracy government

Abstracts from the speech delivered by Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in the Party's massive central pre-election rally in Athens' Syntagma Square on Wednesday 21 June:

“The mass red rally of the people and youth here in Athens confirms that the positive step taken in May can now become a leap forward” stressed Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

REALLY MASSIVE rally of the KKE in Athens sends a resounding message ahead of June 25 election

It was massive and spectacular. Thousands of Athenians, men and women of every age, workers, students, pensioners gathered on Wednesday evening in Syntagma Square to attend the central political rally of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). 

Being by far the largest political gathering of all parties ahead of June 25th parliamentary elections, the pre-election rally of the KKE sent a resounding, hopeful message of unwavering struggle, for a 100% militant, popular opposition against the next anti-people government of New Democracy (ND) party.

Shame on Ukraine: Bust of legendary Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin dismantled

A bust of the legendary Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man to travel into space, was dismantled in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, according to a report by the "Decolonization. Ukraine'' ("Dekolonizatsiya. Ukraina") Telegram channel accompanied with an attached photograph showing only the empty pedestal remaining.

The granite bust had been installed in the late 1960s in the courtyard of the Center of Technical Creativity and Career Counseling for School-Aged Youth in the Darnitsa District of the Ukrainian capital.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Greek Elections 2023 — Now is the time to decide how much stronger the KKE will be

The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, was the keynote speaker at the mass rally organized by the organizations of the KKE and KNE in the city of Patras on Monday 19/6. The communist mayor of the city, Kostas Peletidis, also attended the rally. 

In his speech, Dimitris Koutsoumbas stressed the following:

“Another crime that was bound to happen, the shipwreck off Pylos that continues to shock us all, was carried out a few days ago. The KKE is once again at the forefront of the struggle and clearly states that, despite the decay and cynicism of all the voices of the system, there is the choice of action and organized struggle against barbarity.

World Refugee Day: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

Statement by the Secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU):

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, WFTU calls upon its more than 105 million members in the 133 countries of the 5 continents to continue and strengthen their struggle, in every sector and in every region, for the full and smooth integration of immigrants into the local societies and every aspect of social life, including trade unions.

It is obvious that imperialist aggressiveness for the control and exploitation of markets, natural resources and energy roads, capitalist barbarity, anti-labor and anti-people’s policies, hunger, poverty, modern slave trade are the main causal factors that have directly or indirectly compelled millions of people into forced displacement. The latest data according to the UNHCR, shows that there are 108 million people that were forcibly displaced worldwide.

Monday, June 19, 2023

KKE: The Cuban people have the right to determine their own future without any foreign interference

MEPs of the KKE: The Cuban people have the inalienable right to determine their own future without any foreign interference

The MEPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) took the floor during the debate on the “Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement between Cuba and the EU” at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In his speech, KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos stressed the following:

Saturday, June 17, 2023

On the Alliance of the CPI and PCUSA: Opportunism Under the Mask of “Anti-imperialism”

By the Interim Executive Committee of the Communist Workers’ Platform USA

Following our split from the Party of Communists USA (PCUSA), we analyzed the events leading to the fracture. This analysis was undertaken to further our understanding of opportunism in the US, and shed light on its manifestations in one of the so-called leading “communist” parties, particularly in matters of organization. Here we further our work and aim to set the table for ideological confrontation with the strange political groupings taking place in the US communist movement. One such grouping is that of the PCUSA, led by Angelo D’Angelo, and the Center for Political Innovation (CPI), led by Caleb Maupin. Such alliances take place within the context of the drawing together of these forces within the orbit of the “World Anti-Imperialist Platform” (WAP).

New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN): Stop involving the Netherlands in imperialist wars!

In a statement, the International Committee of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (Nieuwe Communistische Partij van Nederland - NCPN) points out:

"According to NOS (Dutch state media), part of the bourgeois political top in The Hague has known for a year about the heavy suspicions against the Ukrainian government for blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The Dutch military intelligence service (MIVD) warned the US intelligence agency (CIA) a year ago that there were plans from Ukraine to blow up the gas pipeline. The consequences of blowing up the Nord Stream have been very detrimental, including for the Dutch working class. 

Friday, June 16, 2023

KKE: Pre-election political events in Britain and Ireland

A week ahead of the 25 June parliamentary elections in Greece, the Party Organizations of the KKE in Britain and Ireland proceed to political meetings and gatherings. 
It must be noted that in the previous elections, on May 21, the KKE received 10.73% of the votes of the Greeks abroad  (10.70% in Britain), which is more than 3 per cent above its result at the national level (7.23%).

Two meetings are going to take place in England, with key speaker being Dr. Panagiotis Rentzelas, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology and candidate MP in the nationwide ballot list of the KKE. More specifically:

KKE MEPs: Urgent letter to Ursula von der Leyen for the tragic migrant shipwreck off Pylos

In an urgent letter (here in Greek) addressed to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, the Europarliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces the recent tragic, deadly migrant shipwreck off the coast of South Greece and calls her to position herself on the EU's anti-immigration policy.

More specifically, the MEPs of the KKE point out in their letter:

"Mrs President,

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Communist and workers' youth of the world express solidarity with Venezuela's Communist Party (PCV)

Through a joint communiqué, more than 20 youth organizations from different parts of the world expressed their concern at the "advance of dangerous actions aimed at violating the political and democratic rights of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)".

The declaration was issued between May 26-28, 2023, when the General Council of the World Federation of Democratic Youth was taking place in Havana, Cuba, where the signatory organizations met to reaffirm their anti-imperialist and democratic positions and their unwavering struggle for peace and social justice for all the peoples of the world.

"Their profits or our lives": Statement of the KKE on the deadly migrant shipwreck off Southern Greece

Following the tragic news of the deadly migrant shipwreck off Pylos, Southern Greece, in international waters, which led to 79 confirmed deaths and numerous missing, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement. 

Furthermore, the Party's General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas made an emergency visit to Kalamata, while members of the KKE and its youth wing, KNE, proceeded to protests in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities. Demonstrations are also scheduled for today throughout the country. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Communist Youth of Denmark: On the opportunist character of the "World Anti-imperialist Platform"

The Executive Committee of the Communist Youth of Denmark (DKU) issued a statement on the so-called "World Anti-imperialist Platform", accusing it as an opportunist formation that every principled communist must condemn:

"The World Anti-imperialist Platform (WAP) is the latest addition to the consolidation of opportunist forces in this period. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

KKE denounces the dangerous games played by ND, SYRIZA and PASOK with the Muslim minority of Thrace

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounces the dangerous games that New Democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK are playing with the Muslim minority of Thrace. All the more so at a time when serious unfavourable settlements in Greek-Turkish relations are in the pipeline, with the direct intervention of the US–NATO, which have established their presence in Thrace with the responsibility of both the New Democracy and the SYRIZA government.

The acute problems faced by the minority in Thrace have the same cause as those faced by the entire Greek people; therefore the struggle must be joint within the framework of the labour and popular movement. 

KKE is the only true opposition in Greece, says General Secretary Koutsoumbas

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) is the only party that is "a 100% true fighting and popular opposition" party, said General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas on Monday evening, addressing KKE's Attica branch event.

Expanding on the event's thematic title on "Who created miraculous tourism?", Koutsoumbas said it was due to KKE's support that workers in the tourism industry experienced first-hand the fact "that only the people save the people, defending their rights at work, securing collective labor agreements, and protecting them from employers' arbitrary exploitation."

Monday, June 12, 2023

Italy's Communist Front on Berlusconi's death: "We will not mourn him"

"Non lo piangeremo" (We will not mourn him" is the message by the Communist Front (Fronte Comunista) of Italy on the death of former Prime Minister and business magnate Silvio Berlusconi. More specifically, the statement published on social media reads:

"On the day of his death, politicians and newspapers will speak of him as a statesman, an example of a great entrepreneur, a man in the service of the state.

Crimes of Francoism, a history of bloody impunity

By Álvaro Luque.

We have all heard stories of Francoism that continue to shrink our hearts. You left the house, they arrested you and little by little, humiliation by humiliation, they stripped you of all human dignity where you became a simple punching bag. You became a rag doll where the Brigada Político-Social in the 70s, and the Civil Guard and the Army in the post-war period, were practicing all kinds of humiliations and tortures to extract any confession. 

Sunday, June 11, 2023

The 23rd International Meeting of Communist Parties (IMCWP) to be held in Izmir, Turkey on 20-22 October

Turkey's coastal city of Izmir will be the hosting place of the 23rd International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) on October 20-22, 2023.

The decision was taken during the IMCWP Working Group meeting that was held in Istanbul on Saturday 10 June.

The responsibility for organizing and hosting of October's meeting belongs to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). It is reminded that Izmir had hosted the 21st IMCWP in October 2019.  

Henri Barbusse on the Soviet Union

By Nikos Mottas.

The 17th of May marked the 150th birth anniversary of French novelist, journalist and member of the French Communist Party, Henri Barbusse. He rose to fame following the publication of his novel “Le Feu” (Under Fire) in 1916, which is based on Barbusse's experiences as a soldier on the Western Front during the First World War.

The Great October Socialist Revolution, the the world-changing event of 'the twentieth century, had a profound influence on Barbusse. In January 1918 he left France and moved to Soviet Russia where he joined Lenin's Bolshevik Party. Later, in 1923, he became a member of the French Communist Party. 

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Communist Party of Mexico (PCM): The “World Anti-Imperialist Platform”, a provocative group

With a well-elaborated, detailed article, the International Section of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) denounces the role of the so-called "World Anti-imperialist Platform", calling it a "provocative group" that has nothing to do with communist principles. Read below the article in English and Spanish:

The “Anti-Imperialist Platform”, a provocative group 

Friday, June 9, 2023

Cuba rejects Wall Street Journal publication on alleged Chinese military base

The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, rejected the publication of the US newspaper The Wall Street Journal about an alleged agreement between the governments of China and Cuba to establish a Chinese military base in Cuban territory to intercept communications in the United States.

In a statement, Carlos Fernández de Cossio pointed out:

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

On the political economy of contemporary imperialism: The concept of the “imperialist pyramid” and its critics

By Thanasis Spanidis

Summary in short theses: 

1. In the Programmatic Theses of Kommunistische Organisation (KO) we find (in broad outline) a clear orientation for the analysis of imperialism. The theoretical conception developed therein has now been rejected in a number of contributions to the discussion (Klara Bina, Alexander Kiknadze, to a lesser extent Paul Oswald). 

2. The assertion that the imperialist world system is characterized by a “unipolar world order” led by the USA cannot be confirmed by the available data. Both the economic and military balance of power at the top of the imperialist world order refute the picture of singular U.S. domination. 

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

KKE condemns reinforcement of NATO's presence in Kosovo, calls for the withdrawal of Greek forces

Statement of the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the developments in Kosovo:

Unacceptable reinforcement of NATO’s presence - Greek forces must withdraw immediately

Nowadays, there is a sharpening conflict of imperialist interests in various regions of the world, including the Balkans, where the situation formed by Euro-Atlantic intervention, NATO bombings and the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s remains a festering wound.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Communist and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations demand an end to imperialist Windsor Monarchy

On the occasion of the coronation of Charles III of England, revolutionary youth organisations from Britain, Jamaica, Canada & Australia have signed the following statement, demanding an end to the imperialist British Monarchy:

"We the undersigned Communist and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations of countries retaining the British Monarchy as their head of state and members of the so-called ‘Commonwealth’ reject the farce coronation of Charles Windsor and call for the immediate abolition of the British monarchy.

Communist Party of Swaziland mourns the death of its former National Chairperson Dumisani Fakudze

The Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) has sadly learned of the passing away of Comrade Dumisani “DU” Fakudze on the early hours of June 2, 2023.

The CPS conveys its message of heartfelt condolences to Comrade Dumisani’s family, the working class as well as the mass democratic movement which he served diligently till he breathed his last.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Communist Party of India (Marxist): Statement on the gruesome train accident in Odisha

In a statement concerning the gruesome train crash in Odisha, which claimed the lives of at least 280 people, the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) stresses out:

"The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones in this worst rail accident in recent times. The PB calls upon all concerned authorities to prevent the rise of the death toll by ensuring speedy and urgent medical attention to the injured.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Greek Elections 2023: No anti-popular government is omnipotent when faced with a stronger KKE

On 29/5, the GS of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, spoke at a meeting attended by all the KKE candidates in Attica, Party cadres and other militants who joined forces with the Party in the elections. He called for a further strengthening of the KKE in the new parliamentary elections to be held on 25 June.  

“The optimistic message of these elections —without, of course, overlooking the overall negative correlation of forces— is the significant strengthening of the KKE, which won 7.23%, 427,000 votes, and 26 MPs, taking third place in Attica again, this time achieving  double-digit percentages in the working class–popular neighborhoods and an increase in all regions nationwide”, noted the GS of the CC of KKE.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

10th anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance: TKP hold a protest on Istanbul's Istiklal street

Communist Party of Türkiye (TKP) organised a demonstration on Istiklal Street in İstanbul today on the 10th anniversary of Gezi Park Resistance. TKP members, who 10 years ago hung the banner of “Don’t Bow Down” on Atatürk Cultural Center -this slogan had become the symbol of the resistance afterwards- this time hung it on Demirören Shopping Mall and chanted slogans of “Everywhere Taksim Everywhere Resistance”, “Don’t Bow Down, Reclaim Your Country”, “This is just the beginning, keep on struggling”. TKP members marched on Istiklal Street and faced police intervention in the first minutes of the protest.