Thursday, August 31, 2023

Nikos Sofianos, the KKE's candidate for Athens mayor

"People's Rally" campaign poster.
The member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, Nikos Sofianos, is the candidate of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) for the mayorship of the Greek capital in October 8th regional and municipal elections.

An experienced KKE cadre, with a long political and social activity, Sofianos has been a member of the Athens Municipal Council since 2010 under the banner of the KKE-supported "Athens People's Rally". 

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Chilean communist leader Guillermo Teillier dies at 79

Guillermo Teillier, President of the Communist Party of Chile since 2005, has died at 79.

Teillier was born in Santa Bárbara, Biobío Region, on October 29, 1943.

He joined the Communist Youth in 1958, serving as regional secretary in the cities of Temuco and Valdivia. He then became regional secretary in Valdivia, where he was caught in the 1973 Chilean coup d'état. In 1974, he held the same post in Concepción and Lota. 

Chile: Victor Jara's murderers are going to jail — Justice served 50 years later

A Chilean court has confirmed jail terms for seven elderly retired soldiers for the 1973 murder of beloved folk singer and Communist Party member Victor Jara in the aftermath of the coup d’etat that installed dictator Augusto Pinochet.

The soldiers, aged between 73 and 85 and free men until the ruling, will now have to report to prison to serve sentences of between eight and 25 years. The defendants had approached the Criminal Chamber of the Chilean Supreme Court to review their conviction in 2018.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

PAME: Solidarity with the workers of France against trade union persecutions

The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) denounces the new attempt of the French Government to intimidate workers and criminalise workers’ struggles, by calling the General Secretary of the CGT Energy Federation, Sébastien Menesplier to give statement to the police for the militant initiatives developed by the trade unions in the past months against Macron’s pension reform.

The great months-long struggle of French workers has succeeded, through the huge mobilisations of millions of workers, in showing that the French people have rejected the French government’s anti-workers’ reforms. 

Sunday, August 27, 2023

CPUSA Again Shows True Colors, Sides with PSUV Against Revolutionary PCV

In recent months, the governing party of Venezuela – the PSUV – under the leadership of Nicolas Maduro has brought the hammer down on the revolutionary Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV). 
The PCV has taken the principled communist stance of opposing the bourgeois regime of PSUV and exposing the irrefutably capitalist nature of the Venezuelan state and the PSUV’s role in perpetuating the continued economic crises in the country.

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Vladimir Podgorbunsky: The bandit who became a Hero of the Soviet Union

The trials and tribulations that befall people during the war can change their lives forever. War brings tragedy and tears, but it can also be a turning point that inspires courage and heroism. A striking example of such a transformation is the amazing story of Vladimir Podgorbunsky, a former criminal from Chita.

Born in the Irkutsk region, Vladimir Podgorbunsky lost his father soon after his birth, and then tragically lost his mother, leaving him in the care of an orphanage . To survive, he became a thief and quickly became a leader among the inmates of the orphanage. He was sent to a juvenile colony at the age of 18, from where he repeatedly escaped, continuing to lead a life of crime.

Thursday, August 24, 2023

KKE condemns the persecution against Ukrainian communists by the reactionary Zelensky regime

The International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the persecution of communists in Ukraine, which reads as follows:

“The KKE condemns the ongoing undemocratic persecution against Ukrainian communists by the reactionary Zelenskiy regime, that has outlawed dozens of Ukrainian political parties and is particularly eager to persecute communists.

Is there justice in Venezuela? TSJ denies the right to defense to the Communist Party

The President of the Communist Party of Venezuela, Perfecto Abreu, qualified as unlawful and illegal the ruling of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) that last August 11 declared the intervention of the PCV with an ad hoc board constituted by citizens from outside the organization.

"The magistrate did not give the right to defense to the Communist Party of Venezuela", denounced Abreu in a press statement, after explaining that the Constitutional Chamber "admitted and decided immediately, using the procedure of mere law, without taking into account that among the plaintiffs there is not a single militant of the Communist Party of Venezuela". 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

KKE on Mitsotakis-Zelensky joint declaration: Their invocation of international law is hypocritical

In a statement concerning the Joint Declaration signed by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskyy in Athens, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

“As much as Mr Mitsotakis hypocritically invokes the “international law”, he can't hide that actual aim of his government, which is the more active and deep involvement of our country in the imperialist war in Ukraine and in NATO plans in the region. Essentially, that is, the ND government feeds those factors that led both to the NATO-Russia conflict in Ukraine, as well as to the aggravation of the problems in the Balkan countries. 

Monday, August 21, 2023

Ireland: Communist Party condemns government's decision to provide weapons training to Ukraine

In a statement the Communist Party of Ireland denounces the Irish government's decision to provide weapons to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

"The Communist Party of Ireland condemns the government’s decision ordering Irish troops to provide weapons training to the Ukrainian Armed Forces. 

This decision dangerously increases Irish involvement in the war and is another calculated attack on Irish neutrality.  We call on the Irish government to immediately rescind this decision and instead to add its voice to the majority of the world's nations that have called for a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement. 

Sunday, August 20, 2023

KKE and AKEL condemn attack on UN peacekeeping forces in Cyprus' buffer zone

KKE: The decision of the occupation authorities on Cyprus aims at the creation of fait accompli

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in an announcement on Saturday underlined that the occupation authorities in north Cyprus arbitrary decision to carry out unauthorised construction works for the opening of a road that would link the occupied village Arsos with Pyla (inhabited by Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots) along with the attack against UN peacekeeping forces aims to the creation of fait accompli and triggers a dangerous tension in the area.

Saturday, August 19, 2023

Pakistan's Communist Party condemns the recent attacks on the Christian Community and Churches

The Communist Party of Pakistan and Comrade Imdad Qazi, the Secretary General of the Communist Party of Pakistan and Convenor of the Popular Left Alliance (Left Parties Alliance), have strongly condemned the attacks on churches, homes, and properties of the Christian community in Jaranwala, District Faisalabad, Punjab following rumours of Quran desecration. 

The Christian community makes up around 2% of the total population and occupies one of the lowest rungs in Pakistani society. They are frequently targeted with spurious blasphemy allegations. In the current incident, at least four churches were burnt down and ransacked, along with shops and homes belonging to Christians. 

Friday, August 18, 2023

Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV): On Maria Corina Machado and PSUV's media manipulation campaign

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) rejects the infamous campaign of manipulation undertaken by propaganda laboratories financed by the Government to make public opinion believe that our organization has some kind of political or electoral alliance with the citizen María Corina Machado.

These crude maneuvers are not an isolated fact, but are part of a chain of "false flags" aimed at justifying the assault plan executed by the leadership of the Government-PSUV with the objective of legally intervening into the PCV and subordinating it to their interests.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

NO TO 'FORTRESS BRITAIN' AND 'FORTRESS EUROPE', says Communist Party of Britain


'Imperialism’s military interventions and proxy wars are destabilising countries in Asia, Latin America, East and West Africa in an aggressive drive to protect Western economic interests and impose political dominance', Carol Stavris told the Communist Party's political committee on Monday evening (August 14).

She said Niger, whose valuable uranium resources are being exploited by the country's former colonial master to feed France's nuclear power industry, had more than ten million people - almost half Niger's population - living in extreme poverty.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Communist Parties denounce judicial attack against the Communist Party of Venezuela

Following the latest assault against the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) by the social democratic government of President Nicolas Maduro, numerous Communist and Workers' Parties across the world express their solidarity with PCV. 

Except from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which strongly condemned the decision of the Supreme Court to impose a puppet "leadership" on PCV, more Parties denounce the anti-communist machinations of the PSUV government:

Monday, August 14, 2023

KKE blasts Maduro government's attack on PCV: Hands Off the Communist Party of Venezuela!

In a statement, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) strongly condemns the recent arbitrary judicial sentence of Venezuela's Supreme Court against the Communist Party (PCV) that endorses the imposition of a puppet leadership composed of mercenaries at the service of the high government officials of the PSUV.

The KKE expresses its internationalist solidarity to the Communist Party of Venezuela and its genuine leadership under General Secretary Oscar Figuera. Among others, the statement titled "Hands Off the CP of Venezuela" reads:

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Venezuela: Maduro's social democratic regime steps up assault against the Communist Party

The social democratic government of President Nicolas Maduro, has proceeded to an unacceptable and shameful coup against the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV), imposing through a judicial sentence a puppet "leadership" composed of mercenaries. This activity comes as a result of an escalating attack orchestrated by the Venezuelan state against the communists and the country's working class movement.

In a statement published on social media, PCV points out: 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) condemns the assassination of Fernando Villavicencio

In a statement, the Communist Party of Ecuador (Partido Comunista de Ecuador- PCE) condemns the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio (photo) in Quito and demands the punishment of those responsible for the crime. 

More specifically the statement signed by General Secretary Ab. Winston Alarcón Elizalde reads:

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

International Action Day of Trade Unions for Peace — Día Internacional de Acción de los Sindicatos por la Paz

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) organizes for one more year an International Action Day of Trade Unions for Peace on September the 1st, the dark anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War after the attack of Nazi Germany on Poland.  

This day is established by the international class-oriented trade union movement as the day of remembrance and honor for the millions of victims of the Nazi and fascist atrocities of the Second World War, but also for all the victims of the imperialist wars, for all those who paid with their lives for the imperialist antagonisms and multinationals’ speculations and bulimia of big capital.

Denmark's Communist Parties are being reunited

The two Communist Parties of Denmark (DKP and KPiD) issued a public statement announcing their reunification. The statement reads:

"Dear comrades

The 3rd of September this year an important event is taken place in Denmark. After being divided for 30 years Communist Party of Denmark and Communist Party in Denmark are being reunited. The historical force that defined The Communist Party of Denmark since its founding in 1919 are forming the framing for the reunited party. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

KKE: Statement on the murder of 29-year-old man by Croatian fascist hooligans in Athens

The spot where the AEK fan was murdered.
A 29-year-old Greek man died yesterday after being stabbed during violent incidents caused by far-right Dinamo Zagreb fans outside AEK FC stadium in Nea Filadelfia, Athens. 
At least 10 persons were wounded, one of them being in serious condition. The events took place a day before the Champions League qualifier game between AEK Athens and Dinamo Zagreb, which has now been postponed.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Revolutionary Communist Party of France (PCRF): On the situation in Niger and the issues at stake

In a communique about the developments in Niger, following the military coup of 26 July, the Revolutionary Communist Party of France (PCRF) stresses out the following:

On July 26, 2023, in Niamey, Niger, President Mohamed Bazoum was overthrown by Abourahamane Tiani, the former head of the presidential guard who had served him for 10 years, with the help of part of the Nigerien military apparatus and the active support of a large part of the Nigerien masses, as witnessed by the demonstration on Sunday July 30, which brought together thousands of demonstrators in front of the French embassy.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Niger coup: Why West Africa has become the center of inter-imperialist standoff

The military coup d'etat of July 26th in Niger, which deposed pro-French President Mohammad Bazoum, is part of the broader imperialist confrontation of the Western powers (USA, NATO, EU) with Russia and China. This time, the imperialist standoff is focused on the resource-rich region of Sahel, activating the decades-old political divisions in West Africa. 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Reactionary Ukrainian authorities remove sickle and hammer from giant WWII statue in Kiev

In another attempt to re-write history and guided by blind anti-communism, the Ukrainian authorities proceeded to the removal of the hammer and sickle from a gigantic sculptural figure that watches over Kiev, as part of a campaign to remove Soviet-era symbols.

The 62-metre-high steel figure of a woman holding a shield with the hammer and sickle and a sword, was opened in 1981 as a memorial to Soviet victory in World War II.

NCPN: Declaration on the fall of the Dutch government and the announcement of elections

Statement of the Central Committee of the New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) on the fall of the cabinet and the announcement of elections:

On 7 July, it was announced that the Rutte IV cabinet was going to resign. This happened mainly under the pretext of disagreement on the issue of so-called family reunification, as part of the broader asylum policy on which parties could not agree. 

KKE: Article by Dimitris Koutsoumbas on the post-election developments and the tasks of the Party

The following article by Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), on the post-election developments and the tasks of the Party was published on 22/07/23 in the newspaper Rizospastis - organ of the CC of the KKE.

A few weeks ago, we came out of an arduous, long and relatively intense electoral period with two successive electoral battles that reflected the current negative political correlation of forces. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

CPI (Marxist): Arrest Killers of Subhash Munda

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the cold blooded murder of Subhash Munda, member of the Jharkhand State Committee of the Party. He was shot dead at his office at Daladli Chowk, Ranchi on July 26.

34-year old Munda was a popular leader in Nagri area in Ranchi district, who was in the forefront of struggles to protect the rights of tribals and other poor and marginalized sections. 

50 years since the death of legendary Greek communist leader Nikos Zachariadis

Today, August 1, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Nikos Zachariadis, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) from 1931 to 1956, one of the most significant figures of the European and international communist movement in the 20th century. 

He was born to ethnic Greek parents in Ottoman Empire's Edirne (Andrianoupolis) in 1903. At the age of 16, Nikos moved to Istanbul where he worked in various jobs, including as a dockworker and sailor. It was there when he started having his first organised relationship with the working-class movement.