Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NATO. Show all posts

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The KKE will not take part in anti-popular government, says Party Secretary Koutsoumbas

"The KKE won't participate in any anti-popular government", clarifies the Party's leader ahead of the Greek Parliamentary Elections of 21 May 2023. 
Excerpts from the interview of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), to "Proto Thema" newspaper:

What does the term “left” mean today?

The truth is that it is a term that has been abused by many people over time, both in Greece and internationally.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Workers Party of Ireland: On the presence of the US President in Ireland. No to Biden! No to NATO!

In a statement, the Central Executive Committee of the Workers Party of Ireland refers to US President Joe Biden's visit to Ireland:   

This week the US President, Biden, is in Ireland, supposedly to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. This is a pretext. He will spend very little time in Northern Ireland where he has one brief engagement.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

KKE: On the so-called World Anti-Imperialist Platform and its damaging and disorienting position

Article by the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE

The outbreak of the imperialist war in Ukraine has sharpened the contradictions within the international communist movement around serious ideological-political issues that have been plaguing it for years and express the opportunist influence in its ranks. Naturally, the focus was on the stance towards the imperialist character of the war that is being waged between the USA-NATO-EU and capitalist Russia on the territory of Ukraine, the stance towards the bourgeoisie and its political representatives such as social democracy, the problematic analyses of the imperialist system and the position of China and Russia, and other issues, more deeply connected with the question of the erroneous strategy of stages towards socialism, of support for and participation in bourgeois governments.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

U.S-Britain to nominate Zelensky as next NATO's Chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is going to be nominated for the position of NATO's General Secretary, succeeding Jens Stoltenberg who is set to step down later this year.

According to the State Department's spokesperson Ned Price, President Joe Biden and British Premier Rishi Sunak have both agreed to support Zelensky's nomination in the North Atlantic Council Summit that is due to take place in Brussels in September 2023. The initiative is also endorsed by French President Emmanuel Macron, while the governments of Germany, Italy and Canada are expected to respond positively. 

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP): Vote for exiting from NATO, not for NATO enlargement!

Statement by the CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Turkish Parliament's ratification of Finland’s accession to the imperialist alliance of NATO:

Vote for exiting from NATO, not for NATO enlargement!

Today the Parliament will vote on NATO enlargement. The general assembly of the Parliament will discuss the bill ratifying the protocol on Finland’s accession to NATO.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Austrian Communists slam Zelensky's appearance at Vienna Parliament

The Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) sharply criticises the propaganda appearance of the Ukrainian president Zelensky in the Vienna parliament. 
The representative of a war party as well as of a reactionary, repressive regime is out of place in the democratic heart of a neutral country. What is needed is a policy of neutrality and peace instead of NATO war propaganda. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Joint Statement of Communist and Workers' Parties on the one year since the imperialist war in Ukraine


We must strengthen the struggle against the monopolies and the bourgeois classes, for the overthrow of capitalism, for the strengthening of the class struggle against the imperialist war, for socialism!

One year has passed since the start of the imperialist conflict in Ukraine, which is one of the consequences of the tragic situation that has developed for the peoples after the overthrow of socialism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union. 

Monday, March 27, 2023

KKE: On the war in Ukraine and China’s “proposals for peace”

On the war in Ukraine and China’s “proposals for peace”" 

Their peace is being built upon the ashes and in the fire of the imperialist war

“Those at the top say:
Peace and war
Are of different substance.
But their peace and their war
Are like wind and storm.
War grows from their peace
Like son from his mother.
He bears
Her frightful features.”

B. Brecht, From A German War Primer

Friday, March 10, 2023

KKE: Greece’s participation in the imperialist war in Ukraine must stop!

We do not choose a camp between thieves, our only hope lies in the struggle of the peoples!

The KKE addresses the people who want to live in peace, who can no longer bear to see other peoples and their lands being destroyed, who are concerned about the powder keg that has been storing up and the escalation of the imperialist confrontation in Ukraine.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Note on the "World Anti-Imperialist Platform" Meeting in Caracas

In a statement about the meeting of the so-called "World Anti-Imperialist Platform" in Caracas, Venezuela, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) notes:

"On March 3, the third meeting of the "World Anti-Imperialist Platform" begins, which amalgamates confused forces unknown until recently, together with strange to the communist movement political groups. Some exist only in the computers and minds of their spokespersons, such as the non-existent "Collective of Struggle for the Revolutionary Unification of Humanity" or the "Platform for Independence" of Greece. 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Italy: Workers, students rally against the imperialist war and the transportation of weapons to Ukraine

Under the slogan “Put down the weapons, raise the wages”, thousands of dockworkers and students protested last week in Genoa and other cities in Italy against the imperialist war and the transportation of weapons to Ukraine.

A strike was declared and organized by USB (Unione Sindacale di Base) trade union, while multiple protests were also held in other cities, including Rome, Milan, Turin and Bologna. 

Friday, February 24, 2023

One year since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine: The KKE firmly at the forefront of the struggle against the imperialist war

One year since the outbreak of the imperialist war in Ukraine: blood and tears for the peoples - profits for capital

The KKE firmly at the forefront of the struggle against the imperialist war

Twelve days before V. Putin announced the “Special Military Operation”, as he called the Russian military invasion of the Ukrainian territories, Rizospastis commented the statements of the US official Kurt Volker, who claimed that “Russia may annex one-third of Ukraine”, assessing that Ukraine could lose all access to the Sea of Azov and that a land passage could be formed connecting the Russian Federation with Crimea.

D. Koutsoumbas: Statement on the one year since the beginning of NATO-Russia war in Ukraine

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the beginning of the war between NATO and Russia in Ukraine, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, made the following statement (here in Greek):

“After a year of war in Ukraine and the danger of a generalization of the war is more than existing, especially when the conflict between USA and China for the primacy in the imperialist system is clearly projected in the “big picture”. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

"Blinken Go Home": Greek communists demonstrated against US-NATO in Athens and Thessaloniki

With slogans like “NATO-US bases out of Greece” and “No participation in imperialist interventions”, thousands of young men and women, members and friends of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), protested in Athens against the visit of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Greece.

Marching outside the US Embassy, the protesters sent a powerful message that the US “minister of war” is not welcome in Greece and demanded the immediate closure of all US-NATO military bases in the country, 902 portal reported.

Statement of the KKE: On the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Greece

Concerning the official visit of the US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken in Athens within the framework of his European trip to Germany, Turkey and Greece, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued the following statement (here in Greek): 

"The visit of the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Greece marks the even more active and in all ways active participation of our country in the dangerous US-NATO plans in the broader region, with the current imperialist war between NATO and Russia in Ukraine being at the epicenter. Actually, it has been made absolutely clear that Greece is willing to continue its military support with weapons and other ways towards the reactionary Zelensky government. 

Monday, February 13, 2023

"Nato Killers Go Home": KKE protesters mobilized against Greek-US joint military drill in Thrace

Under the slogan “NATO Killers Go Home”, members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Xanthi, northern Greece, organized on Monday a protest against the country's involvement in the imperialist war and the presence of NATO forces in the region, 902 portal reported.

The protesters gathered at Petrochori, where the joint Greek-USA military drill dubbed “Thracian Cooperation 23” takes place with the participation of units from numerous Greek brigades, including airborne, armored, and aviation, as well as with the US 101st Airborne Division. The exercise is due to continue until February 24. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Greece: Protest against the presence of USS George W. Bush in Piraeus

Thousands of protesters attended a militant rally organized by the local organization of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on Saturday in Piraeus, sending a resounding message against the presence of USS “George W. Bush” aircraft carrier in the country's largest port.

With slogans like “neither land nor water to the murderers of the people”, the demonstrators made clear that they won't tolerate the transformation of Greece into a vast US-NATO military base and the country's participation in the warmongering imperialist plans. 

Friday, January 20, 2023

KKE MEPs: On the “creation of a special tribunal for Russia” - The peoples must judge and condemn the imperialist war


On the “creation of a special tribunal for Russia” - The peoples must judge and condemn the imperialist war

A resolution on the “creation of a special tribunal for Russia” was adopted on 19/1/23 by the People’s Party, the Social Democrats, the Liberals, the Greens and far-right groups in the European Parliament. The 2 KKE MEPs voted against it.

In a statement on the resolution, the MEPs of the KKE stress the following:

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Dutch communists: "The Netherlands should not be a transit port for the US military"

The New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) and the Communist Youth Movement (CJB) condemn the dangerous decisions of the Dutch government to make the port of Vlissingen and Dutch territory available as a transit port for a huge transport of heavy military equipment of the US army.

At Vlissingen port, 1,275 US tanks, armoured vehicles and other military equipment are currently being unloaded and transported across Dutch territory to Poland and Lithuania. They are destined for a US land force unit, which will be stationed there to further increase pressure on Russia.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

MEPs of the KKE reject EU Parliament resolution that labels Russia a “state sponsor of terrorism”

Cunning Euroatlantic supporters

Supporting the further escalation of the imperialist conflict in Ukraine,  on 23 November 2022 the European Parliament adopted a resolution characterizing Russia as a “state sponsor of terrorism”. Putting forward the well-known “anti-terrorist” pretexts that have been utilized for imperialist interventions around the globe, the European Parliament, in continuation of previous resolutions-warmongering frenzy, attempts to “whitewash” the role of the Euroatlantic bloc in the imperialist conflict in Ukraine and Eastern Europe. It paves the way for further involvement of the EU in the war as well as for new sanctions that add fuel to the fire.