Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Spanish Elections 2023: PCTE communists emerge strengthened under negative political conditions

The results of July 23rd elections in Spain did not pronounce a clear victory for the ruling social democratic PSOE or the opposition right parties, with no side gaining the parliamentary majority needed to form a government. The turnout in the elections to determine the 350-seat parliament was 70%, with 37.5 registered million voters.

The right-wing People's Party (PP) won the elections with 136 seats, increasing the number by 47 compared to December 2019 elections. The social democratic Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), headed by PM Pedro Sanchez, won 122 seats.

Monday, July 24, 2023

The timely task of struggling against NATO is linked to a revolutionary understanding of the world

"The timely task of struggling against NATO
is linked to a revolutionary understanding of the world, to confidence in the power of class struggle"
On 14/7/23, Eliseos Vagenas, member of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and Head of the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE, delivered a speech during the 32nd Anti-imperialist Camp of KNE, held in Nestorio, under the theme “NATO Summit: more fuel to the fire of war and competition”.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Communist and Workers' Parties denounce detention and expulsion of Soha Bechara by Greek authorities

On Wednesday 12 July 2023,  Lebanese militant Soha Bechara, who has spent 10 years in Israeli prisons and considered a heroine of the liberation of South Lebanon from the Israeli occupation, was detained by the Greek authorities at Athens' International Airport and denied entry to Greece. She currently holds Lebanese and Swiss nationality.

Thanasis Pafilis, member of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and parliamentary spokesperson, protested to the Ministry of Citizen Protection against the detention of Bechara. 

Thursday, July 20, 2023

KKE condemns the murder of Oleg Khorzhan, leader of the Communist Party of Transnistria

"The KKE condemns the murder of Oleg Khorzhan and demands that the competent authorities immediately start the investigation of this heinous crime and the exemplary punishment of those responsible", reads a statement of the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

On 16/7/23 Oleg Khorzhan, leader of the Communist Party of Transnistria, was found murdered in his house in the village of Sukleia.

Stop the blockade now! WFTU solidarity campaign with the people of Cuba

In accordance with the 2023 Presidential Council’s unanimous decision the World Federation of Trade Unions is organizing a solidarity campaign with the people of Cuba, on the occasion of the 26th of July, the anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba, spreading the strong internationalist message that Cuba is not alone.

The 26th of July marks the beginning of the revolutionary attempt to overthrow the dictator, Fulgencio Batista, which gave hope to workers all over the world and showed that the people can defeat the exploiters and can create a society free from exploitation. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Vladimir Mayakovsky's 130th birth anniversary

Vladimir Mayakovsky, the "the best and most talented poet of the Soviet epoch" according to Stalin, was born 130 years ago, on 19 July 1893. 

Mayakovsky was born on 19 July 1893 in the village of Baghdadi (today Mayakovsky) near Kutais in Georgia. His father was a simple forester, and the family was nourished on progressive ideas. 

Vladimir was twelve years of age when the first Russian Revolution broke out in 1905. its echo was felt even in the mountains of the Caucasus. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Greece wildfires — KKE: The country is once again left unprotected against fire fronts

Criminal state - government responsibilities for the lack of prevention and inadequate firefighting means

Volunteer groups of the KKE and KNE are fighting the dozens of disastrous wildfires that have broken out around the country together with firefighters and local residents. KKE MPs are also present in the fire-stricken areas.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Thousands of young communists participated in the 32nd Anti-imperialist Camp of KNE

The 32nd Anti-imperialist Camp of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) took place in Nestorio, Kastoria, on 13–16 July 2023, with the participation of thousands of young people from all over the country.  
The area where the camp was held was the centre of the three-year epic of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE, 1946–1949), led by the KKE

Open letter of Communist and Workers’ Parties to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro

Open letter of Communist and Workers’ Parties to the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro

His Excellency Mr. Nicolás Maduro Moros

President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, 
President of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela,

Our parties consistently condemn the imperialist aggression and sanctions of the United States and its allies against Venezuela and express our firm solidarity with the Venezuelan people.

Friday, July 14, 2023

Spain: Statement of the PCTE on the July 23rd General Elections — "El poder tiene sus partidos, tú tienes al PCTE"

Statement of the PCTE on the July 23rd General Elections

 Retake the Tools

The Power Has its Parties, You Have the PCTE

All the parliamentary parties have set their propaganda machinery in motion because the General Elections have been moved forward. They are aiming to be part of a new government that can have only two possible colors — the two-party system has definitely returned.

Hollywood actors and writers go on strike: SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher blasts film studios

Hollywood actors will go on strike at midnight on Thursday after talks with studios broke down, joining film and television writers who have been on picket lines since May. Studios now face their first dual work stoppage in 63 years, forcing them to halt many productions across the United States and abroad.   
Both SAG-AFTRA - Hollywood's largest union, representing 160,000 film and television actors - and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are demanding increases in base pay and residuals in the streaming TV era plus assurances that their work will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI).

Thursday, July 13, 2023

MEPs of the KKE: Statement on the new despicable ploy against Cuba in the European Parliament

The MEPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) denounce the new unacceptable ploy of the European Parliament against Cuba before the peoples of the world.

Through the resolution adopted by the European parliament on 12/7/23, it is once again demonstrated that the EU’s long-standing aim is to undermine the achievements of the Cuban people.

“Medieval Inquisition” returns to Europe with anti-communism as a spearhead

Do you remember the so-called “Velvet Revolution” back in 1989 in Czechoslovakia? Do you remember the promises of the then leaders of the counterrevolution, like Vaclav Havel, about the supposed coming of “freedom” and “democracy”?

Well, more than 33 years later, it has been proved that the “Velvet Revolution” had nothing to do with revolution but, on the contrary, it was a major setback for the working people of Czechoslovakia. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

NCPN: On the recognition of the myth of "Holodomor" as "genocide" by the Dutch House of Representatives

From the Editors of Manifest, newspaper of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN): 

On Thursday 6 July, the Lower House adopted a motion by the coalition parties VVD, D66, CDA and Christian Union regarding the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s. Against all historical facts, the famine is labelled a ‘genocide’ of the Ukrainian people. The motion claims that the famine was deliberately “planned and carried out by the then Soviet regime to oppress the Ukrainian people and identity.” The purpose of this unprecedented falsification of history is nothing but to further demonise communism.

¡Basta señor Maduro! PSUV Government intensifies attack against the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV)

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv) has advanced to a new phase of aggression against the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV). 
This Monday, July 10, a group of mercenaries at the service of the Psuv requested before the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) the judicial intervention of the PCV.

Just as some 24 hours earlier it was denounced before the national and international public opinion, this action is aimed to usurp the acronym and the legal personality of the Communist Party of Venezuela.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

The struggle against NATO cannot be postponed — Statement by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

Following Tayyip Erdogan's "green light" for Sweden's accession to NATO within the framework of the imperialist alliance's Summit in Vilnius, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement:

"It is only a matter of time before NATO, the world’s largest terrorist organisation, expands to include one more country.

We cannot be expected to remain indifferent to Sweden’s membership of NATO. Our interest does not only come from our responsibility to fight against the role of our own government in the oppression of the peoples of other countries. 

Communist Youth of Denmark: Socialist or Capitalist? The political character of contemporary China

Socialist or Capitalist? Is China an imperialist state? A comprehensive article by the Communist Youth of Denmark (DKU), adopted by its Third General Assembly, on the political character of contemporary China:

The question of whether or not modern China is a socialist country, is one of the most polarizing issues among self-proclaimed Marxist-Leninists today. DKU's position on this question defines our position on a wide range of theoretical, political, philosophical and economic issues that we have to deal with in our daily activities. Therefore, we must give a clear answer to our view on the political character of China.

Monday, July 10, 2023

KKE: The NATO Summit in Vilnius will add further fuel to the fire of imperialist competition and wars

The Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the NATO Summit in Vilnius, which reads as follows:

“The NATO Summit in Vilnius (Lithuania), which is due to be held on 11–12 July 2023, will add further fuel to the fire of imperialist wars and rivalries. These rivalries are currently manifested in the fierce military conflict in Ukraine, as well as in the tension in the Indo-Pacific and other regions, where the struggle over raw materials, energy, the transport routes of the commodities, market shares, i.e. for the division of capital’s profits, is escalating.

Festa do Avante! 2023: Portuguese Communist Party's festival to be held on 1-3 September

Under the usual slogan "There is no party like this", the 47th Avante Festival (Festa do Avante), organized by the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP), will take place on 1 to 3 September 2023 in Lisbon's Seixal district. 

The three-day festival includes numerous activities, such as music concerts, political debates, various events about cinema, theatre, gastronomy, books, sporting events, etc.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

WFTU: NATO Summit in Lithuania is another blatant provocation to the whole peaceful humanity

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), on behalf of its 105 million workers who live, work and struggle in 133 countries of the 5 continents strongly condemns the imperialist plans of NATO and considers the 2023 Summit which is going to be held July 11-12 in Vilnius, Lithuania, one more blatant provocation to the whole peaceful humanity.

The peoples all over the globe know we well the bloody mission of this imperialist alliance is to maintain, and expand if possible, the existing favourable correlation of forces for the NATO countries in order to safeguard the profits of their monopolies.  

KKE MEPs call EU Commission to position itself on the political persecution of Josef Skála in Czech Republic

In a question addressed to the European Commission, the MEPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Kostas Papadakis and Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos, denounce the unacceptable and provocative prosecution of Dr Josef Skála, leading cadre of CP of Bohemia and Moravia, in Czech Republic and calls the EU body to position itself towards the issue.

As 902 portal reports, among others, the KKE MEPs question stresses out: 

Friday, July 7, 2023

Czech historian Josef Skála persecuted for challenging the official narrative on the Katyn massacre!

Do you dare to challenge the official anti-communist narrative in historical issues? You will be persecuted! This seems to be the case of
Josef Skála, a Marxist historian and politician from Czech Republic, who is persecuted because of his research on the Katyn Massacre (a Nazi crime that has been attributed to the Soviets)!  

This is a new episode in the escalation of anti-communist hysteria throughout the EU, especially in the countries of Eastern Europe, where socialist-era monuments are being demolished and the activity of communists is criminalized. 

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Solidarity with Kononovich Brothers! Protest of the KKE and KNE at the Ukrainian Embassy in Athens

On 6 July 2023, a delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), headed by MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos, and members of KNE protested at the Ukrainian embassy in Athens and posted on its door a statement of protest regarding the constant death threats against the two young communists, Aleksander and Mikhail Kononovich.

The KKE’s statement of protest reads as follows:

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Ho Chi Minh statue unveiled in Leningrad

Photo: VNA
A ceremony was held in the city of Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia, on June 30 to inaugurate the statue of Vietnamese communist hero and leader Ho Chi Minh.

The three-meter-tall bronze statue of President Ho Chi Minh is placed on a 1.5-meter-high pedestal in a beautiful flower garden at the intersection of Ho Chi Minh Street and Prosvescheniya Avenue in Vyborgsky District of Saint Petersburg.

Zelensky regime is planning our assassination: Urgent Appeal from Kononovich Brothers

In an urgent appeal to the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFTY), Communist Youths and anti-fascist organizations, Ukrainian communists Mikhail and Aleksander Kononovich, denounce the Zelensky regime for planning their assassination. 

More specifically, the two young communists who were arrested in March 2022 and imprisoned in Ukraine following a "kangaroo-court" trial, point out that according to Kiev government's plans, "there will be two scenarios or prison or our murder". 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Communist Party of Vietnam and KKE reaffirm long-standing fraternal relations

A delegation of the Communist Party of Vietnam, headed by Politburo member Phan Dinh Trac, paid a visit to the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens, 902 portal reported today.

Phan Dinh Trac, accompanied by the Ambassador of Vietnam in Greece, Le Hong Truong, was welcomed by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Giorgos Marinos, member of the KKE's Political Bureau. 

Israeli Communist Party, Hadash-Ta'al condemn IDF's military attack in Jenin

On Sunday night, the Israeli army launched an attack in the Palestinian refugee camp of Jenin, north of the occupied West Bank, which has so far resulted in the death of 10 Palestinians and the injury of, at least, 103. 

The military attack began with an aerial attack on the city's refugee camp, "as part of an effort to thwart the widespread threat of terrorism in Judea and Samaria," as the IDF spokesman said. 

Greek Elections: Hope for the people lies in the KKE! We continue for a 100% people’s opposition


Hope for the people lies in the KKE!

We continue for a 100% people’s opposition

The Political Bureau of the CC of the KKE hails the thousands of people who strengthened the KKE with their vote and the people with whom we fought the battle for the Party’s electoral growth in the June election.

Monday, July 3, 2023

Trump’s statements and PSUV’s false anti-imperialism

Recently, the ultra-conservative former president of the United States, Donald Trump, revealed during a pre-election campaign rally the true objective he pursued with the criminal unilateral sanctions against Venezuela during his administration: to collapse the national economy in order to bring about a change of government and thus take control over the country’s oil wealth.

The government leadership and the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and its propaganda machine did not miss the opportunity to use Trump’s confession to feed the narrative with which they seek to absolve President Maduro’s administration from any responsibility for the country’s crisis. 

Requiem For a “Leftist” Servant of the Capital

Following SYRIZA's double resounding electoral defeat in the parliamentary elections of 21 May and 25 June, Alexis Tsipras announced that he steps down from the party leadership after 15 years. 

This is almost certainly not the end of 49-year-old Tsipras' political career his talent in demagogy will be proved useful for the bourgeois class in the future —  but provides us a chance to review and evaluate some major aspects of his so far contribution to Greek politics.  

Sunday, July 2, 2023

NCPN: On the honorary rehabilitation of Anton de Kom by the Dutch government

In a statement issued on June 23rd, the Commission of Antiracism and Antifascism of the CC of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) refers to the decision of the Dutch government to grant honorary rehabilitation to Surinamese resistance fighter and anti-colonialist author Anton de Kom. 

More specifically, the full statement (Over het eerherstel voor Anton de Kom) reads:

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Communist Youth of Greece condemns the murder of 17-year-old Nahel by police in France

In a statement the International Relations Committee of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), the youth wing of the KKE, refers to the murder of 17-year-old Nahel M. in Nanterre, France and the subsequent mass demonstrations throughout the country. The statement reads:

“The Communist Youth of  Greece condemns the murder of Nahel, a 17-year old boy of Algerian origin, on Tuesday 27 June 2023 in Nanterre, Paris, who was shot at point-blank range by a police officer because he... “refused to comply” during a traffic control.