Saturday, June 18, 2022
The pandemic revealed the bankruptcy of capitalism
Thursday, February 17, 2022
European Communist Initiative: "Capitalism is responsible for Covid pandemic casualties"
The Covid-19, which was first detected in late 2019 and declared as a worldwide pandemic in March 2020, has been going on for almost two years. During this period, 271 million people were infected, and more than 5 million people died due to Covid-19. The vast majority of deaths have been in the United States, which has the most market-oriented healthcare system in the world; however, “developed” European countries with big economies also lead the ranking of deaths.
Friday, December 10, 2021
Greece: KKE slams Mitsotakis government's criminal handing of the pandemic
In a comment issued on Thursday, the Press Bureau of the CC of the KKE points out:
“Instead of pointing their finger, the government and the Minister of Health should answer the critical questions:
Monday, November 22, 2021
Austria: Communists slam government's policy on pandemic
The statement reads:
On the 15th of November 2021, the federal government imposed an Austria-wide "lockdown for the unvaccinated". The Party of Labour of Austria cannot agree to this measure and wants to state the following points in this regard:
Thursday, July 1, 2021
USA: More than 40% of Americans view socialism positively
According to a recent survey conducted by Axios/Momentive, socialism has positive connotations for 41% of adult U.S. citizens, 2 per cent up since 2019. Furthermore, Socialism has positive connotations for 60% of Black Americans, 45% of American women and 33% of non-white Republicans. Those numbers have grown over the past two years from 53%, 41% and 27%, respectively.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
COVID Vaccines: Communist Parties say "No" to patents
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great tragedy for more than a year now. In this period, in many countries, millions of workers have caught the disease, losing their health, their jobs or even their lives. On the other hand, in the same time frame, some companies that have sold the essential needs food, hygienic materials, masks and finally, vaccines, as commodities, have become among the wealthiest in the world. The capitalist class has turned the pandemic into an opportunity for greater exploitation of workers in order to make more profits.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
May Day 2021 — Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)
The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing 105 million workers in 133 countries of the planet, sends a warm militant and internationalist greeting to the workers of the world, on the occasion of May Day 2021, this important day for the world working class. Each reflection, action and plan of the WFTU – especially in this difficult period for the workers and peoples of the world – has as its sole guide the interests of the working class. This 2021 will be a year of preparation for the world’s largest trade union event – the 18th World Trade Union Congress.
Sunday, April 25, 2021
India: Communist Party leader Sitaram Yechury urges PM Modi to take urgent action as Covid crisis deepens
Crematoriums are organising mass funeral pyres. On Friday 24 April India reported 332,730 new cases of coronavirus, setting a world record for a second day running. Deaths were numbered at 2,263 in 24 hours.
Friday, April 9, 2021
Forbes list of wealthiest parasites in times of pandemic
“The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755 — 660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list — roughly one every 17 hours.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Requisition of private health sector, mass hirings in public hospitals are necessary, says KKE leader Koutsoumbas
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Greece protests: "Give money for Health and Education, not for repression and terrorism"
Shouting slogans such as “Riot police, violence, authoritarianism, this is capitalism” and “Give money for Health and Education, not for repression and terrorism”, the protesters demanded substantial protection and strengthening of the public health system against the policy that leaves the working people unprotected in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Interview of the General Secretary of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas in "Kontra News" newspaper
The communist leader refers to the current political situation in Greece, the policy of New Democracy (ND) government during the Pandemic, Greece's Left political forces and the stance of the KKE.
Below, you can read a translated version of the interview:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
A YEAR OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC — JOINT STATEMENT BY COMMUNIST AND WORKERS' PARTIES
The full statement is as follows:
Monday, February 15, 2021
Free and safe vaccination must be ensured for all people! — Statement by the European Communist Initiative
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
From "heroes" to "villains"... Greek government persecutes healthcare unionists for their political activity
Monday, February 1, 2021
Communist Party of Turkey: The Coronavirus pandemic is yet another evidence of the historical collapse of capitalism
"The coronavirus pandemic, which has affected the whole world since the first months of last year, not only showed once again how devastating capitalism is as a social system but also showed the extent of its desperation. From this point of view, the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot be seen as a health problem alone,” the report said.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
KKE: Capitalism is the actual and visible virus!
Friday, January 15, 2021
German Communist Party: Capitalist economic crisis and the “Coronavirus” crisis
By the German Communist Party (DKP)
What is often referred to by the ruling media as the “coronavirus crisis” is in fact, regardless of the pandemic, the world’s deepest economic crisis for at least one hundred years.
It is a cyclical crisis of overproduction combined with structural crises in various economic sectors, with the coronavirus pandemic and related government action adding a special feature to this crisis.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Brazil's double pandemic: Bolsonaro and Coronavirus
In Brazil we have been experiencing two simultaneous crises: a deep, political crisis that is worsening at every moment, as shown in Bolsonaro’s recent speech at the United Nations Organization, in which he stated that Brazil has been taking adequate care of the environment, on the very moment that there are fires all over the Amazon and the Pantanal regions, a speech that has brought about criticism all over the world.
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Capitalist Crisis in Spain: Accelerated by the Pandemic and managed by Social Democracy
A superficial glance could determine that the causes of the current crisis are completely due to the effects of the pandemic and the paralysis of economy during confinement. However, the analysis we had made before the pandemic were already predicting the looming of a capitalist crisis, being the Coronavirus actually a catalyst, rather than the cause of it. One that affects the capitalist relationships worldwide and not only its national expressions.