Friday, January 31, 2020

KKE condemns the provocative racist rant of neo-Nazi MEP Lagos

The EU Parliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the racist rant of the Nazi MEP – former Golden Dawn MP – Yannis Lagos who ripped a copy of the Turkish flag during his speech in the EU Parliament

“This provocation is aimed against both the Greek and Turkish people and is linked to dirty plans that the nationalists always serve” writes a statement published on KKE’s 902 portal

Israeli Left and Peace groups denounce Trump-Netanyahu "deal of the century"

Israeli left alliance Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), alongside peace movements, denounce the recently announced by U.S President Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu "peace plan" for Palestine. Read below a report including statements by Hadash leader Ayman Odeh and peace activists regarding the so-called "Deal of the Century":
Hadash together with Israeli peace movements will be holding a demonstration against US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” in Dizengoff Square in central Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, February 1, at 7 pm.

Thousands of protesters in Greece raised their voice against the military deal with the U.S.

Thousands of people, workers, men and women of every age, participated on Thursday afternoon in demonstrations across Greece, against the Greece-U.S. “defense cooperation agreement” which upgrades and extends the american military bases in the country. The rallies were organized by the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE), the Federation of Greek Women (OGE), Workers' Unions and Associations, Students' Unions and other groups of the people's movement.   

Thursday, January 30, 2020

KKE in EU Parliament: On the 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army

On the occasion of the event in the European Parliament regarding the Holocaust and the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, the Europarliament Group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement that was published on 902 portal

The statement reads:

"The memory of the Holocaust, one of the most atrocious crimes of Nazism, is an eternal tribute to its victims, to all those who alongside Jews suffered in Nazi crematoriums: the thousands of communists, anti-fascists who fought nazism in occupied Europe and in Germany herself, such as the murdered by the Nazis heroic Secretary of the German Communist Party, Ernst Thälmann. The Nazi hell of Auschwitz is a reminder of the criminal nature of fascism, of the barbarity of the capitalist system that creates it, just as the german, european and american business groups funded Hitler. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

KKE slams Trump's plan for the Middle East: "It perpetuates and fortifies Israeli occupation"

In a statement published on 902 portal, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the so-called "peace plan" of the U.S. government for the Israeli-Palestinian issue. 

U.S. President Trump presented his plan, standing alongside Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, during a press conference at the White House. 

More specifically, the KKE denounces that “the U.S plan for the Palestinian Issue, which is falsely presented as “the deal of the century”, not only does not guarantee an independent palestinian state but perpetuates and fortifies israeli occupation.”

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Party of Labour of Austria (PdA): Statement for the 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Declaration of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) for the 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp by the Red Army:

On 27 January 1945, Soviet Red Army soldiers from several infantry divisions of the 1st Ukrainian Front reached the concentration camps and the extermination camp of Auschwitz and liberated the remaining inmates. 

The German fascists had left behind only minimal military forces, but in battles in and around Oświęcim at least 230 Red Army soldiers died that day.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Iraqi Communist Party demands the ending of bloodshed, calls for early elections

As mass demonstrations and brutal repression by the authorites continue in Iraq, the Communist Party intervenes with a statement demanding an end to the bloodshed and calls the government to proceed  to early elections. 

More specifically, on 25th January, the Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement:

"The past few days have again witnessed the escalation of bloody repression by the security forces against the demonstrators in Baghdad and other provinces, which led to the death of more demonstrators and dozens injured.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Theo Angelopoulos: The Great Poet of Cinema

The 24th of January marked the 8th anniversary since the tragic death of the acclaimed Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos. He was killed by a motorcycle while he was attempting to cross a busy road in Piraeus. 

Being one of the last and most characteristic representatives of modernism in Cinema, Angelopoulos was, without any doubt, the most internationally respected Greek filmmaker and one of the greatest directors of his generation. He received numerous awards with the most notable being the prestigious Palme d’Or award at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for his remarkable film “Eternity and a Day”. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

KKE and PAME express solidarity and support to the earthquake-affected people of Turkey

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) have expressed their solidarity and support towards the working class and the people of Turkey who had been affected by the deadly 6.7-magnitude earthquake. 

In a message to the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), the International Relations Section of the CC of the KKE expresses its support to the people of Turkey for the numerous victims and the huge damages caused, one more time, by the recent disastrous earthquake in Eastern Turkey.

KKE condemns Greek Premier Mitsotakis over his support to Venezuelan coup leader Guaidó

In a statement published in 902 portal, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' expressed support to U.S-backed Venezuelan coup plotter Juan Guaido. Mitsotakis met with Guaido on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The KKE statement reads:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Neo-Ottomanism: the political economy of contemporary Turkey

The following article, published in "Morning Star" newspaper on January 20th, under the title "Neo-Ottomanism: the political economy of contemporary Turkey", was written by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan:

After failure in Syria, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is busy developing a second version of his neo-Ottoman project, which he first brought onto the political agenda in the second half of the early 2000s.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

European Communist Initiative: Solidarity with the workers' strikes in France

The Secretariat of the European Communist Initiative expresses its internationalist solidarity with the workers' strikes in France and calls on the workers to express their support for the new strikes organized on 22 and 24 January in defense of labor, social insurance and pension rights, that are being trampled by the policy of the Macron government.

Workers in France, with strikes and diverse mobilizations, clash with the antilabor measures of the Macron government, of business groups and the EU, that raise pensionable ages, convert pensions into allowances and hand social security contributions and insurance fund reserves to gambling and to the business groups.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

KKE MPs blast Greek government: “You give everything to the U.S-NATO killers”

Communist MPs Giorgios Marinos and Thanasis Pafilis.
On Tuesday, the Greek-U.S. Defense Agreement, which actually expands the existing network of U.S. military bases in the country, was discussed at the Greek Parliament’s Committee. In the coming days the issue will be brought in the Parliament’s plenary in the form of a draft law that the parties will be called to vote for or against.

“The agreement is very dangerous for the country and the people and we demand its withdrawal” said Giorgos Marinos, MP and Politburo member of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), during the discussion at a Parliamentary Committee. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Russian communists mark the 96th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin's death

Today marks the 96th anniversary since the death of the greatest revolutionary of the 20th Century, the continuer of Marx and Engel's theoretical work and architect of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

For this reason, hundreds of workers, men and women, members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), as well as other communist groups and youth organizations, gathered at Moscow's Red Square, in order to lay flowers the Mausoleum of Lenin. 

The event was attended by a delegation of the CC of the CPRF headed by Chairman Gennady Zyuganov

Monday, January 20, 2020

Berlin Conference's "wish list" cannot reverse the real causes of Libya conflict — KKE

The Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued today a statement, published on 902 portal, about the conclusion of the Berlin Conference on Libya

The statement reads: 

"The Berlin Conference finally has neither brought nor could bring a solution that would ensure peace, stability in Libya and the interests of the Libyan people. After all, the leaders of the Conference themsleves are responsible for the 2011 NATO war and the dissolution of Libya, for the ongoing military conflicts that have brought this country’s people to misery. 

Communist MEP Lefteris Nikolaou blasts the EU for attempting to re-write History

"The EU will not succeed to re-write people's history, no matter how much anti-communist ink will spill" was the message delivered by the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos in his intervention during EU Parliament's plenary in Strasbourg. 

The debate's subject was "Distortion of European history and remembrance of the Second World War". In his intervention, the KKE MEP pointed out the following (translation from the Greek text): 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Communist Party of Britain included alongside neo-Nazis in UK counter-terror list!

In an outrageous act that promotes the despicable and historically groundless equation of communism with nazism/fascism, the U.K. Home Office has lumbed together the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) with neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in literature and posters supposedly designed to educate officers about extremism. 

More specifically, Morning Star Online reports: 

Joint Statement by the Communist Parties of Greece and Turkey on regional developments

Read the joint statement issued by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) regarding the latest regional developments in East Mediterranean as well as the relations between the two countries:

"The CP of Greece and the CP of Turkey with our common position seek to intervene in the dangerous and worrying developments taking place in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, in the Greek-Turkish relations, and caused by social, economic and political forces that want to draw the two peoples in bloody adventures for their own interests.

Friday, January 17, 2020

KKE-TKP: Greek and Turkish Communists join their voices against war and imperialist plans

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), within the context of their common initiatives for the interests of the Greek and Turkish people, have published a joint declaration regarding the dangerous developments in the Greek-Turkish relations and the broader region. 

The declaration has been published on 902 portal

Below, you can read some basic parts of the common statement, the full english version of which be published in a new article soon:

Thursday, January 16, 2020

KKE MEP: Greek government's support to the US-EU-NATO imperialist plans is dangerous

The MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Kostas Papadakis made an intervention in the discussion on the "situation in Iran and Iraq after the recent escalation" at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, stressing the following: 
"We denounce the US attack on Iraq that led to casualties, including Iranian and Iraqi military officials. We denounce the US plan to declare the Middle East as NATO's territory. The dangerous involvement of the EU - in the framework of escalating competitions for energy control - aims to benefit itself. It invokes the same provocative pretexts of justifying wars such as in Yugoslavia, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan that condemn the peoples to be refugees and in misery. We express our solidarity with the families of the victims of the Ukrainian plane crash  for which the Iranian government has a huge responsibility. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

KKE: The Berlin Conference on Libya is not a process for the benefit of the Libyan people

On the occasion of the International Conference on Libya that is taking place in Berlin and the discussion about Greece's non-participation in it, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement which was published on 902 portal

The statement of the KKE reads the following: 

Nazim Hikmet Ran — “One religion, one law, one right: The labour of the worker”


Nazim Hikmet. The great Turkish poet of the world's working class whose poems praised and highlighted the people's struggles for a better future without exploitation. 

The man whose poems expressed the revolutionary desires and hopes of the proletariat, of the poor and despised people in every corner of the world. 

It was 118 years ago, on January 15, 1902, when Nazim Hikmet Ran was born in Thessaloniki, then part of the Ottoman Empire, from a Turkish father and a mother of German, Polish and Georgian descent. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Joint Statement by Communist and Workers’ Parties condemns U.S attack in the Middle East

In a joint statement, Communist and Workers' Parties from all over the world condemn the U.S. attack in Baghdad airport which has led to the escalation of tensions in the Middle East and express solidarity with the people of Iran and Iraq
The statement is the following: 
The Communist and Workers’ Parties, denounce the new criminal military attack of the USA on the ground of a foreign country, in the international airport of Iraq, under Trump’s command, which resulted to victims, with officials of Iraq and an Iranian General among them. This constituted a flagrant violation of international law and the sovereignty of Iraq.

Berlin: Thousands marched in honor of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

Thousands of workers, members and supporters of communist and left parties, marched on Sunday 12 January in Berlin, honoring the memory of the leaders of the German and international communist movement, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht

The two revolutionaries were brutally murdered 101 years ago, in January 1919, by paramilitary forces under the orders of the German bourgeoisie and the then social democratic government of SPD. 

Royal parasites and capitalism


“Megxit” has become the new favourite top story of the bourgeois media in Britain and the world these days. 

Bombastic headlines, thousands of articles and analysis are dedicated to the announcement of Prince Harry and his wife, the Dutchess of Sussex, to “step back” from their roles as senior members of the British royal family. 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas pays tribute to Karl Marx

Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), concluded his three-day stay in London with a visit at Highgate Cemetery where the grave of Karl Marx is located. 

Accompanied by numerous members of the KKE and its youth wing KNE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas laid a wreath on the grave on behalf of the Party. With their fists raised the attendees shouted slogans such as "KKE, the people's party" and "A century of struggles and sacrifices, the KKE in the vanguard".

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Marx Memorial Library — an oasis of education, ideas and history in the heart of London

Dimitris Koutsoumbas at the Marx Memorial Library.
“We are actually in an oasis, here in the heart of London, an oasis of knowledge, education, learning, ideas, history, memory about issues which mainly the young generation, the working class in general, in Britain, Europe and the whole world, must learn. Because the ideas of Marx, Lenin, Engels, of all the great revolutionaries of humanity, are alive and relevant. They are relevant today, until we reach the overthrow of the rotten capitalist system and build a new, really socialist society”.

The above statement was made by Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), after his visit at the Marx Memorial Library on Friday, January 10th. 

Friday, January 10, 2020

KKE slams ND-SYRIZA: "They are firm U.S allies and continue fooling the Greek people"

In a comment published on 902 portal, regarding the Greek-U.S agreement on military bases and the stance of the Greek political parties, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

"The acceleration of the ratification of the Strategic Agreement between Greece and USA by the government of ND and the recent Prime Minister's trip in the U.S. prove that this government too is focused on the implementation of the dangerous US-NATO plans in our region. 

Remembering Fidel Castro: "The use of nuclear weapons would mean the end of humanity"

Today, when the United States' imperialist aggression against Iran has escalated tensions in the Middle East thus increasing the dangers of a generalized conflict, the words of Fidel Castro Ruz have extaordinarily relevance.
In a message back in 2010, the unforgettable leader of the Cuban Revolution, Comandante en jefe Fidel Castro, was warning us about the grave dangers of a nuclear war:

Thursday, January 9, 2020

"No trust in the social democratic government of PSOE-Unidas Podemos" - PCTE statement

The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) issued a statement on the occasion of the investiture of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his social democratic coalition government.
The statement reads:
After more than eight months of deadlock, and through two electoral processes, the candidate of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, has been invested as Prime Minister. 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Communist Party of Greece: Statement about Mitsotakis-Trump meeting in Washington DC

In a statement issued today, the Press Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) labels yesterday's meeting between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and U.S. President Donald Trump in the White House an "official and resounding bankruptcy of the policy of the parties of Euro-Atlanticism". 

More specifically, the statement which published on 902 portal, points out the following: 

All India Strike: Workers and peasants are rising against Modi government

The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) salutes the working men and women of India who have risen as one to challenge the Narendra Modi government’s anti worker, anti people and anti national policies through the unprecedented general strike and rural bandh on 8th January 2020.
While the industrial workers across sectors all over the country went on strike, the peasants and agricultural workers massively responded to the call of ‘rural bandh’ and organised road and rail blockades.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

THE OBSTACLE IS THE SORCERER: Article by Dimitris Koutsoumbas

The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, wrote an article which was published on the weekend edition of "Ta Nea" newspaper (4-5 January) under the title "The obstacle is the... sorcerer"Below you can read the article translated into english:


“Modern bourgeois society with its relations of production, of exchange and of property, a society that has conjured up such gigantic means of production and of exchange, is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers of the nether world whom he has called up by his spells”*.

Monday, January 6, 2020

American and Canadian communists condemn U.S. aggression against Iran

Communist parties from the United States and Canada have condemned the U.S. attack in Baghdad, which led to the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and the escalation of Trump government's imperialist aggression against Iran. At the same time, thousands of people took the streets in many cities across the U.S., joining the anti-war movement and demonstrating against the drone attack in Iraq. 

Below you can read statements issued by the Party of Communists, USA (PCUSA), the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) and the Communist Party of Canada

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Australia Fires: "Capitalism and all its political parties have failed the Australian people and have no answer to solve this crisis"

"Capitalism and all its political parties have failed the Australian people and have no answer to solve the crisis" points out the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) in a statement regarding the ongoing wildfires disaster in the country. The CPA calls the Morrison government to carry out its duty or, otherwise, resign. 

The full statement is the following:

Saturday, January 4, 2020

USA-IRAN CRISIS: The Tudeh Party of Iran denounces U.S. 'act of terrorism', calls for peace

The Tudeh Party of Iran (حزب تودۀ ایران‎) issued a statement regarding the latest dangerous escalation of the situation in the Middle East, after the U.S. airstrike at Baghdad airport which led to the deaths of 8 people, including Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani.
The whole statement, published in the Party's website, is the following:

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Party of Labour of Austria: On the new coalition government between ÖVP and Greens

“Against any government of capital! For a militant workers front!”

Declaration of the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria, Vienna, 2 January 2020.
Since the National Council elections in September 2019, it has been clear that the conservative Austrian People’s Party (ÖsterreichischeVolkspartei, ÖVP), as the main party of Austrian capital, remains in power and will continue to pursue and implement its political line in favour of the banks, corporations and entrepreneurs, at the expense of the working class and poorer social strata. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

Turkey's Communist Party slams Erdogan's warmongering plans in Libya

In a statement issued today, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) condemns the warmongering plans of Tayyip Erdogan's government in Libya

More specifically, the TKP statement refers to the recent adoption of a bill by the Turkish Parliament which gives the green light to Erdogan to deploy troops in Libya.

TKP called for the cancellation of this recent bill and those which proceeded it and called on all armed forces in the territory of other countries' lands to return to the country.

The full statement published in soL news portal is as follows:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

EastMed pipeline deal only brings new dangers for the people — Statement by the KKE

The EastMed pipeline deal signed between Greece, Cyprus and Israel "only brings new dangers for the people" points out the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in a statement issued earlier today. 

The KKE highlights the fact that the agreement over the gas pipeline, which was signed in Athens by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus' President Nikos Anastasiades, has no relation with the actual interests of the region's peoples but on the contrary it consists part of the imperialist plans in East Mediterranean. 

More specifically, in the statement which was published on 902 portal, the KKE stresses out the following:

Dimitris Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the KKE, to visit London

Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), will visit London on January 10th-12th. 

According to 902 portal, the programme of the visit is the following:

On Friday 10 January, the General Secretary will visit the Karl Marx Memorial Library (37A Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon), the Soviet War Memorial (Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road) and the Tate Modern Gallery where the painting of Peter de Francia "The execution of Beloyannis" is on display. In the afternoon he will visit the British Museum.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

KKE: The Cuban Revolution affirmed the vitality of Marxism-Leninism

In a message addressed to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) salutes the 61st anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. 

In the message, which was published yesterday in 'Rizospastis', the KKE points out that "the Cuban Revolution, the first socialist revolution in the american continent, was one of the greatest events that marked the 20th century, inspired the struggle of the suppressed and exploited ones in the whole world and proved that the people, with their struggle, have the power to overthrow capitalist barbarity".