Addressing world leaders gathered for the first fully in-person high-level debate of the UN General Assembly in three years, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the true essence of the unjust and unsustainable prevailing international order.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Cuba exposes capitalism's inherent inequality at the UN General Assembly
Thursday, September 15, 2022
This is Capitalism: UN says 50 million people stuck in ‘modern slavery’
|Protest against child slavery in India.|
Fifty million people around the world are trapped in forced labor or forced marriage, the UN said Monday, warning that their ranks had swelled dramatically in recent years.
The study by the UN's agencies for labor and migration along with the Walk Free Foundation found that at the end of last year, 28 million people were in forced labor and 22 million living in a marriage they had been forced into. That means nearly one out of every 150 people in the world are caught up in modern forms of slavery, the report said. The Covid pandemic, which worsened conditions and swelled debt levels for many workers, has heightened the risk, the survey found.
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.
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Brazilian Communist Party: "The crisis generated by the pandemic evidenced the superiority of Socialism"
"Dear Comrades: Receive the fraternal and revolutionary greetings of the Brazilian Communist Party, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next year. We recently successfully held our XVI Congress. The PCB is organized throughout the country and it’s present in the struggles of the workers and the youth.
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:
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.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
A YEAR OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC — JOINT STATEMENT BY COMMUNIST AND WORKERS' PARTIES
The full statement is as follows:
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, 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:
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.
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Solidarity with the workers and staff in U.S. airlines — No to layoffs, pay cuts and anti-labor measures!
The 90,000 job losses will bring U.S. airlines employment to its lowest level since the mid-1980s by year's end as a result of more than 30,000 furloughs at airlines such as United and American and thousands of other workers from Southwest, Delta Airlines and other carriers accepting buyouts, CNBC reported.
Bureau of Transportation Statistics data that the trade group compiled show the drop from pre-COVID peak in March of 460,000 full-time jobs to 370,000 full-time jobs by year's end.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Lockdown capitalist policies! KKE slams Greek government's handling of the pandemic
Alongside the lockdown, as the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) mentions, the government has committed crimes against the people's health and safety in order to serve the interests of the capital in a number of industry branches.
Sunday, October 25, 2020
European Communist Initiative: The pandemic reveals the criminal inadequacy of health systems in all capitalist states
The new outbreak of the pandemic throughout Europe is a reality that did not come out of thin air. The claims of the bourgeois governments that they “took measures” and “shielded the public health systems” after the first wave of the pandemic, as well as that “in the course of the pandemic the EU wised up and stands in solidarity with the peoples”, are myths.
Following the new wave of the pandemic, all these claims are day by day revealed and bankrupt. The increase in deaths, cases, and intubated patients reveals the responsibility of the EU and the government directions over time, which left the public health systems destitute of staff, infrastructure, ICUs, reagents, and tests.
Friday, October 16, 2020
New Communist Party of the Netherlands: The consequences of the pandemic for the people and government's response
The declaration reads:
The number of hospital admissions and deaths caused by the coronavirus is rising rapidly. Meanwhile, increasingly more people are feeling the consequences of the new economic crisis. Among workers, students, and pupils, there is a lot of uncertainty about the second wave and the economic crisis, as well as what this will mean for their job or education. The government, however, refuses to offer solutions and leaves everything to ‘individual responsibility’. Only big capital can count on the government for generous support.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Communist Party of Greece: Statement of the CC on national and international developments
The further escalation of the intra-imperialist competitions in the Eastern Mediterranean region, which include the contradictions of the bourgeois classes of Greece and Turkey and the escalation of Turkish aggression.
The course and outbreak of the pandemic in our country and internationally, the tragic situation in public health systems, the consequences of the pandemic on the life and the rights of the working class and the popular strata, as a result of anti-popular policies and measures.