Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Iraqi Communist Party calls for the resignation of the government and early elections

Following the recent mass demonstrations in Iraq and their violent suppression by the government's security forces, the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party issued a statement asking for the resignation of the government and the call for snap elections. 

The full statement is the following:

KKE: Question on the violent suppression of the mass popular demonstrations in Chile

The violent suppression against the mass – militant popular demonstrations and strikes in Chile by the Pinera government, “EU partner”, which have caused the death of 18 demonstrators, was condemned by the European Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) with a Question by the MEP of the Party, Lefteris Nikolaou–Alavanos towards the European Commission.

In his question, the MEP of the KKE stated the following:

More than a third of U.S. millennials approve of communism-socialism

The decades-long filthy anti-communist propaganda by the imperialist mechanisms in the United States doesn't seem to be very successful. Despite the tones of anti-communist lies and history's falsification, which was strengthened after the counterrevolutionary events in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, young Americans "don't buy the fairytale" anymore. 

Monday, October 28, 2019

28 October- "Oxi Day" anniversary: Statement by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

On the occasion of the 28th October 1940 (OXI day) anniversary in Greece, which marks the rejection the Greek people of Benito Mussolini's ultimatum and the beginning of the Greco-Italian War, the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement, originally published on 902 portal

The statement reads:

The 28th of October 1940 and the subsequent struggle of the great majority of the Greek people, mainly through the lines of EAM-ELAS and the KKE, against the triple fascist occupation, consists a source of inspiration and lessons, especially today when the contradictions and the impasses in the global capitalist system generate, once again, the danger of generalized military conflicts. 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Solidarity with “Rabochaya Gazeta” — Appeal by the Communist Party of Ukraine

In statement the CC of the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) appeals for broad support and solidarity towards the staff of the Party's newspaper “Rabochaya Gazeta” (“Workers’ Newspaper”) the circulation of which has been banned after a decision Kyiv District Court. 

We remind that, recently, the issue was brought to the EU Parliament FA Committee by the KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis. 
The full statement is the following:

Friday, October 25, 2019

Appeal of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties

APPEAL of the 21st IMCWP
20 October 2019, Izmir.
The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties has taken place once again in Turkey after four years, this time in Izmir, under the mutual responsibility of the KKE and the TKP. The 137 participants representing 74 parties from 58 countries, express their comradely gratitude to both parties for undertaking this responsibility. 
This year is the 100 th anniversary of the founding of the Comintern. We witnessed numerous situations that prove to us again and again the importance of solidarity and joint struggles of communist parties and the importance of the union of the revolutionary efforts for the overcoming of capitalism as a destructive world system with no future. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Communists honoured the 75th anniversary of Belgrade's liberation from the Nazis

On October 20, the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NCP) marked the 75th anniversary of Belgrade’s liberation from the Nazi German occupation at the end of WWII.
The 75th anniversary of the “Belgrade Offensive” was commemorated by a Party ceremony, including laying wreaths at the Memorial Cemetery of Belgrade Liberators.
The tribute to the fallen heroes, members of the National Liberation Army and the Red Army was paid by the General Secretary of NKPJ with members of CC of NKPJ.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Lebanese Communist Party: Supports popular uprising, calls for general strike

The Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) stands by the side of the masses who have demonstrated in Beirut and throughout the country during the last few days and calls for an escalation in the confrontation with Saad Hariri's government. 

The LCP called the recent protests as "a national uprising throughout the country from the north to the south, passing through the mountains, Beirut and the Bekaa, bypassing sectarian divisions and sectarian affiliations and upholding its rights and demands". 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Pyongyang to host the International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties in 2020

Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), will be the hosting place of the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) in 2020. The hosting party will be the Worker's Party of Korea. 

The above was unanimously agreed in the last session of the 21st IMCWP which took place in Izmir, Turkey from 18 to 20 October, being co-hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

Chile Protests: The Communist Party condemns Piñera government's repression

In a press conference held in Santiago on October 19th, the leadership of the Communist Party of Chile (Partido Comunista de Chile) condemned the policy of repression exercised by the right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera during the last days of uprising in the country's capital. 

The Communist Party's President, Guillermo Teillier said: "Applying the Internal State Security Law causes outrage to protesters. Politics are militarized and democracy is locked", adding that "if President Piñera is unable to govern, he must step aside and call for new elections". 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

PCTE: The right to self-determination turns out to be impossible to conquer in capitalist Spain

Statement of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) on the Sentence of the Supreme Court against the Leaders of the Catalan independence movement (Procés)

The Political Bureau of the PCTE absolutely condemns the sentence and points out the following: 

1.- This sentence means a new step – and a warning to seafarers – in the dynamics of repressive approaching of the conflicts with an economic, social or territorial conflicts occurred in Spain.

Friday, October 18, 2019

21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties: The opening speeches by Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Kemal Okuyan

The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) kicked off today, Friday 18 October, in Izmir, with the participation of 75 Parties from 61 countries. 

The hosting Parties are the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). The meeting takes place between 18 and 20 of October.

Below, you can read the full transcripts of the opening speeches delivered by the General Secretaries Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Kemal Okuyan.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

EU Parliament: KKE's Papadakis slams Ukraine's FM over persecutions on communists

KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis (left); on the right side,
the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.
The ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine and its newspaper was denounced by the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Kostas Papadakis in a discussion with Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, at the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). The KKE MEP specifically stated the following:

"On July 16, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine imposed a ban on the CP of Ukraine. On August 19, the Kyiv District Court banned the circulation of the "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) of the CP Ukraine. It also stripped the Party of the right to participate in elections. The above demonstrates the hypocritical slogans of "freedom", "human rights" and "civil liberties".

Brussels: Militant demonstration against EU Parliament's anti-communist resolution

With a militant protest organized by the Communist Party of Belgium in Brussels, members and friends of communist parties, workers and immigrants raised their voice against the EU Parliament's despicable anti-communist resolution which distorts history by equating communism with fascism. 

The demonstration was attended by the organizations of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and KNE in Belgium, as well as by the KKE group in the European Parliament. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

More than 70 Communist Parties to participate in the 21st International Meeting in Izmir

The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas will deliver speeches in the opening event of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) which will take place in Izmir between 18 and 20 October. 

According to 902 portal, Dimitris Koutsoumbas will be the head of a large delegation of the KKE, including Giorgos Marinos, member of the Poltical Bureau and MP, Elisseos Vagenas, member of the Central Committee and responsible of the Party's International Relations Section, the Party's MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos and Aris Evangelidis, member of the International Relations Section of the KKE. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"We will never forget you": Greek communists paid tribute to the exiled heroes of Gyaros

"We never forget you. Glory and honor to the heroes of Gyaros". This was the major slogan of an extroardinary event that took place on Saturday 12 October in Gyaros, an unpopulated small Greek island in the Aegean Sea. 

The event, which was organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), included speeches as well as the unveiling of a monument, dedicated to the thousands of communists and leftist political dissidents who were exiled or imprisoned in Gyaros from 1948 until 1974. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Hands Off Syria! Communist and Workers' Parties condemn Turkey's offensive in Syria

Communist and workers' parties across the world have issued statements condemning Turkey's military operation in northeastern Syria

In previous posts we have published the statements of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), as well as the one of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) which you can read below.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

WFTU-PAME: Solidarity with the people of Ecuador - Solidaridad con el pueblo de Ecuador

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) from Greece express their internationalist solidarity with the workers and the people of Ecuador who are fighting against the anti-people, anti-labour measures of Moreno government. 

More specifically, the WFTU Secretariat points out in a statement:

"The World Federation of Trade Unions, the only international class-oriented workers federation that brings together 97 million workers in the five continents, reaffirms its internationalist and class solidarity with the working class and the people of Ecuador who stood up against the “pack” of anti-labor measures of the government of Lenín Moreno.

"Erdogan and the USA are partners in crime in Syria" — Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has released a statement regarding the military offensive into northern Syria, on which Turkey carrying out ground attacks and airstrikes. Shouting "hands off Syria!", TKP says AKP and the United States are partners in crime in Syria for the last eight years. The statement is the following:

"Syria has been suffering for eight years.

About eight years ago, anti-government demonstrations commenced in Syria. These demonstrations soon turned into an armed uprising and clashes in certain cities. Then together with the involvement of foreign forces, the civil war and the occupation of imperialist powers led by the US started.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hands Off the people of Syria! KKE condemns Turkey's new military invasion in Syria

In a statement published in 902 portal, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the new invasion of the Turkish armed forces in Syria and expresses solidarity with the people of Syria and the Kurdish population of the region. 

More specifically, the statement reads:

Miguel Díaz-Canel: "We will be like Che, today, tomorrow and forever. Until the victory forever"

The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today evoked the example of Argentine-Cuban communist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara after the 52nd anniversary of his fall in combat.

In his Twitter account, the Cuban President wrote: "We will be like Che, today, tomorrow and forever. Until the victory forever. We are Cuba. We are continuity."

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Turkish communists respond to Donald Trump: "Loser, liar and a tyrant servant of imperialism"

"As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!)”, U.S. President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, commenting on a possible military operation of the Turkish army in northern Syria. 

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has released a statement regarding the tweet of the President of the United States threatening TurkeyThe full statement is as follows:

Mitsotakis, Pompeo shake hands, transforming Greece into a vast U.S-NATO base

The second round of the Greece-United States Strategic Dialogue began on Monday in the wake of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Athens, which marked an upgrade of the Defence Agreement with Greece. 

As we have mentioned in previous articles, the Agreement includes the modernization and expansion of the U.S. military installations in Greece

Monday, October 7, 2019

"Si Fottano!": Italian communist leader Marco Rizzo tore up EU Parliament's resolution which equates communism with fascism

Thousands of members and supporters of the Communist Party (Partito Comunista) from across the country gathered on Saturday in Rome's Piazza Santi Apostoli, protesting against Italy's bourgeois government and the European Union. 

In a symbolic gesture, the General Secretary of the Communist Party, Italy, Marco Rizzo tore up a copy of the recent EU Parliament's resolution which equates communism with fascism. In his speech, Rizzo condemned the resolution for rewriting history through the unhistorical and despicable claim that the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was the cause behind the Second World War. 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) to be hosted in Izmir on 18-20 October

The  Turkish city of Izmir will be the hosting place of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) which will take place on October 18-20, under the shared responsibility of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).

As soL portal reports, the theme of the meeting will be “100th Anniversary of the founding of the Communist International: The fight for peace and socialism continues!”

Saturday, October 5, 2019

POMPEO GO HOME: Thousands demonstrated against the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State in Greece

Thousands of workers, people of every age, participate in today's demonstrations in Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities against the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

With slogans like "neither soil nor water to the murderers of the people" and "Close down the bases, no participation in NATO's wars", the demonstrators gathered at Syntagma Square in Athens. The protest was attended by the General Secretary of  the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas who, talking to reporters, pointed out the following: 

Friday, October 4, 2019

STATEMENT OF KKE: "No to the renewal of the Greece-USA Agreement on Military Bases; No to the visit of Mike Pompeo in Greece"

NO TO THE RENEWAL OF THE GREECE-USA AGREEMENT ON MILITARY BASES
NO TO THE VISIT OF THE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE M. POMPEO
Statement by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the KKE.
The KKE calls on workers, the people and the youth to rise against the visit of the US Secretary of State, M. Pompeo, and above all against the conversion of Greece into a vast US-NATO base. This is also the content of the “Strategic Dialogue” with the US, initiated by the former SYRIZA government in Phase I and enhanced by the ND government with the current Phase II.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Greece: Massive nationwide strike against ND government's anti-worker measures

The class trade unions of Greece, thousands of workers from all sectors responded to the call of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) and held a new massive National General Strike on the 2nd of October against the measures of New Democracy government that attack wages, Collective Agreements, trade union rights and freedoms and the right to strike.

Since early morning, across Greece and in every sector, the trade unions and Federations fought for the success of the strike with militant picket lines outside of factories, banks and other workplaces.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

POMPEO GO HOME: Greek anti-imperialists to protest against Mike Pompeo's visit in Athens

The anti-imperialist movement in Greece prepares a militant "welcome" for the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is going to visit the country on Saturday 5th of October. 

Demonstrations against the renewal of the Greece-U.S. Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) and the visit of Pompeo have been scheduled to take place in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities. 

In a statement issued today, the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) calls "the workers, the people and the youth to rise against the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and mainly against the transformation of Greece into a vast US-NATO base".

Communist Party of Israel: The Netanyahu Era Must End

Dear comrades, 

This year, 2019, started with dissolving the Knesset already in January, and heading to an early elections on April 2019. The four parties composing the Joint List since 2015, ran in two separate lists, Hadash and AMC received six seats (4 and 2, respectively), the NDA and the Islamic Movement – 4 seats, 2 each. The April elections witnessed the lowest turnout ever amongst the Palestinian population, citizens of Israel (49.5%).