Thursday, April 30, 2020

Workers' May Day 2020: Message by the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)

Message by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the occasion of the International Workers' Day:

This year’s Workers’ May Day finds the working class of our country and all over the world in the middle of a pandemic. The working people, the poor popular strata are once again the great victims of this “healthcare” crisis that functions as a catalyst for a new deep capitalist economic crisis, but also for the promotion of plans and demands from big capital and its political representatives.

The collapse of the public healthcare system, even in the apex of capitalism, the USA, despite the heroism of healthcare workers there, the intensification of labor and the lack of even the most basic protection measures with risks to the lives and the health of the working people, unemployment, the testing out of new, more advanced forms of exploitation, such as telework, are just a few of the daily images that reveal the decay and the historical bankruptcy of capitalism.

Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) denounces Bolsonaro for "crimes against humanity"

In a statement regarding the current situation in Brazil, the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy of the far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, the Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro) points out:

The capitalist crisis, aggravated by the global Coronavirus pandemic, continues to aggravate and threaten peoples' lives. The number of people infected and killed by COVID-19 increases. Even in this scenario, imperialism continues to show its claws to maintain the profit rates of the capitalist monopolies at any cost. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

May Day 2020: Joint Statement by Communist and Workers' Parties - Capitalism is not the end of history

Joint Statement by Communist and Workers' Parties on the occasion of the 1st of May, the International Workers' Day.

The Communist and Workers' Parties, which co-sign this Joint Statement, would like to express a common global position on the occasion of the first of May International Labor Day. Despite the fact that this year's workers' mobilizations will not be as massive as in previous years, due to the effects of the Covid-19 epidemic, workers will use many forms of struggle to honor their International Labor Day as a strike day, and will project their goals and demands, to oppose capitalist exploitation.

Monday, April 27, 2020

May Day 2020 amidst Coronavirus pandemic — Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), on the occasion of May Day 2020, salutes the workers in all continents; all those whose work continues to move the gears of life even in difficult conditions such as the Coronavirus Pandemic and keeps producing all the necessary goods so that life may continue and the needs of workers and popular strata can be met.

We honor the millions of employees in public healthcare systems around the world: doctors, nurses, all healthcare workers, who amidst the Coronavirus pandemic struggle every day to save the patients from the pandemic without even having the necessary protective and medical equipment, risking their own health and lives. 

Lenin's Great Heritage: KKE General Secretary D. Koutsoumbas writes in "Sovetskaya Rossiya"

In an article published on April 22, 2020 in “Sovetskaya Rossiya” newspaper, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas praises the personality and heritage of Vladimir Lenin on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary

“Today, 150 years since the birth of V.I.Lenin, the teachings of this great revolutionary and theorist of scientific communism remain alive, relevant, serves as a guide of the struggle of the international working class, of the people’s movements, for the their final and irrevocable this time liberation by the exploitation, oppression and injustice - which are characteristic of capitalist production relations, of the capitalist system itself which, for decades, has been at its last and highest, most dangerous and barbaric stage, the stage of imperialism”. 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Joseph Stalin mosaic to be included in new Orthodox cathedral in Moscow

Stalin's military genius is recognized by the Russian Orthodox Church

Joseph Stalin, the man who led the Soviet Union in the triumphant victory over the Nazis in World War II, will be portrayed in the mosaics that will decorate a new Orthodox cathedral dedicated to Russia’s Armed Forces. 

According to Archpriest Leonid Kalinin, Chair of the Experts’ Council of Art, Architecture and Restoration of the Russian Orthodox Church, Stalin will be included in a mosaic entitled “The Victory Parade”, which was created based on photographs. 

Armenian Genocide 1914-1923: Statement by the Communist Party of Armenia

On the occasion of the 105th anniversary since the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, the Communist Party of Armenia issued the following statement:
Acknowledging,recognising and taking responsibility for the Genocide! Taking the necessary steps to move forward!
24th April 1915 marks the date upon which the Ottoman authorities in Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) began the roundup, arrest and forced deportation of leading Armenian figures from the city in what is widely regarded the beginning of a campaign of genocide against the then Ottoman Empire’s minority Armenian community…  A campaign that was allowed to continue largely without restraint over the following several years, the reverberations of which are still keenly felt over a century later.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Communist Party of Greece (KKE): On the 150th anniversary of the birth of V. I. Lenin

The following is the statement of the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the 150th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin
For more statements and articles by Communist and Workers' Parties please click here.

On the 150th anniversary of the birth of V. I. Lenin

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Russian communists paid tribute to Lenin on his 150th birth anniversary

COVID-19 lockdown could not prohibit Russian communists from paying their tribute to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin on his  150th birth anniversary.

On Wednesday 22 April, tens of workers, members and supporters of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) gathered at Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square where they laid flowers, paying their respect to the great revolutionary and political leader.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Joint Statement of Communist and Workers' Parties on the 150th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin

We honor the great revolutionary leader V.I. Lenin, we are committed to continuing his work!
The Communist and Workers' Parties, which co-sign this Joint Statement, would like also in this way to honor a great revolutionary and theorist of scientific socialism, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, as April 22 marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

150 years since the birth of V.I.Lenin: Theses and statements by Communist Parties

Several Communist and Workers' Parties from all over the world issue articles and statements on the occassion of the 150th birth anniversary of the great Bolshevik revolutionary, leader of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Read below the articles and statements:

Monday, April 20, 2020

VOC’s Schizophrenic Anti-Communism

Amidst COVID-19 pandemic, the lackeys of monopoly capital and imperialism are imitating Goebbel's tactics.

More specifically, the so-called “Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation” (VOC) – the infamous propagandistic tool of U.S. imperialism – strikes again, by officially adding global coronavirus deaths to its tally of… historical victims of communism! 

In a ridiculous, totally unfounded and slanderous announcement, VOC unleashed an attack against China, claiming that the deaths caused by COVID-19 must be included in the... “global count of 100 million deaths at the hands of Communism”. 

Sunday, April 19, 2020

World Action Day in Solidarity with Venezuela — #NoMásBloqueo

Resolution for the World Day of Action in Solidarity with Venezuela

The below signed movements, organisations and individuals raise our voices in solidarity with the Venezuelan people who today are the victims of a brutal siege and criminal sanctions by imperialist powers. 

Today, April 19, 2020, as the 210th anniversary of the Venezuelan people's cry for independence against the domination of the former Spanish empire is commemorated, we express our firm support for the struggle of the Venezuelan people to preserve this independence and to exercise their right to sovereignty and self-determination.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

150 years since the birth of V.I.Lenin: Statement by the European Communist Initiative

The 22nd April 2020 marks the 150th birth anniversary of the greatest revolutionary in modern history, the ideological heir and continuator of Marx-Engels' work, leader of the 1917 Great October Socialist Revolution and founder of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

On this occasion, the European Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties  issued the following statement:

Friday, April 17, 2020

Turkey: While Erdogan cares about capitalists' profits, TKP communists say "people first!"

The response of Tayyip Erdogan's AKP government to the COVID-19 pandemic has  primarily focused on the safeguarding of big businesses and monopolies' profitability, criminally neglecting the health and security of the working people. 

Fundamental rights of healthcare workers have been suspended, while thousands of working men and women (at least 811,000 workers between the ages of 18-20) are forced to work without the basic protection measures. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SOLIDARITY YES – BLOCKADE NO: Declaration by Communist and Workers' Parties against the criminal U.S. blockade on Cuba


Following an initiative by the Cypriot party AKEL, numerous Communist and Workers' Parties from across the world have co-signed a Joint Declaration of solidarity towards Cuba, demanding the immediate lifting of the criminal U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade:

The "New Marshall Plan" — The new, yet very old, "Great Idea" of the European capital and the communists' response

The following article, written by the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas, was published in the weekend edition of "Rizospastis" newspaper on 11-12 April 2020: 

THE "NEW MARSHALL PLAN"
The new, yet very old, "Great Idea" of the European capital and the communists' response

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Sweden's "welfare state" in times of Covid-19: The Communist Party (SKP) reveals the truth

While COVID-19 pandemic threatens the lives of Sweden’s working class and people, the state seems to care about how it will protect and safeguard of capitalists’ profitability. 

The Communist Party of Sweden (SKP) has been active in exposing the cynical response of the government during the pandemic outbreak and the state’s negligence towards the health of the workers and the less privileged popular strata. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

The Communist Party of Vietnam on Covid-19 pandemic: In Solidarity We Win!

A masked woman walks in the streets of Hanoi.
The following article, written by Hoang Binh Quan, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, addresses some basic issues on how the Party and the Vietnamese government responded to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak:

CONSOLIDATING SOLIDARITY AND COOPERATION TO CURB AND SURPRESS COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The world has been struggling against the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in almost all countries and territories across all continents, that seriously harms people’s health and routines and negatively impacts the global economy as well as all aspects of the political and social lives. Recent developments of the pandemic project a prolonged and perilous situation carrying in which a number of adversary implications. 

75 years since the liberation of Vienna by the Red Army — 75 Jahre Befreiung Wiens

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Vienna by the Red Army, the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) issued the following declaration:

75 years since the liberation of Vienna

75 years ago, on 13 April 1945, the Red Army of the USSR won the Battle of Vienna. This ended the "Vienna Offensive", which cost the lives of almost 170,000 Soviet soldiers. 

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Hands Off the Communists of Georgia – On the persecution of Temur Pipia

Temur Pipia, Chairman of the CC of the Unified Communist Party of Georgia, was arrested in the Georgian borders on 28-29 March, upon his arrival from Russia. 

The reason for his detention was that among his personal belongings there were commemorative medals donated by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) for the 75th anniversary of the Great Anti-fascist People’s Victory.

The persecution is based on Georgia’s despicable anti-communist legislation which prohibits communist symbols, equating them with the ones of the nazis! 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Communists, Anti-Fascists denounce Czech authorities over the removal of Konev's statue

Members of the Communist Party (KSCM) protest the
removal of the statue in Prague.
As we wrote on April 3, the local authorities of Prague 6 municipality proceeded to the removal of the statue of Soviet Army commander and WW2 hero Ivan Konev. In a statement, the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSČM) strongly protested the decision, pointing out that the "ruling elites of Prague" have no respect for the city's history and those who liberated the country from the nazis. 

The Party calls the removal of Konev's statue a "brutal and amoral act" and urges the people of the country to express their disagreement with this decision. KSČM demands from the Czech government to restore the statue immediately, while members of the Party organized a protest in the square where the statue of Konev was located.

George Mavrikos (WFTU): "There is no vaccine, nor will it be found, to humanize capitalism"

The following article was written by George Mavrikos, General Secretary of the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) which represents more than 100 million workers in 132 countries, on the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak.
The King is naked
By George Mavrikos.
The entire planet is deeply immersed in the coronavirus pandemic. To this day, there are 921,002 infected and 46,153 dead, according to official data. The situation is tragic on all continents. Thousands of families mourn their dead, hundreds of thousands suffer from the disease and millions of people live with anxiety and fear. We express to all of them our solidarity.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Mexico: López Obrador sacrifices the working class for the capitalists' interests

The Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) has issued a statement, denouncing the policies of the social democratic government of President López Obrador

On the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, the Party stresses out that “López Obrador’s social democratic management shows that he does not care at all about the lives of workers and their families”. Last Sunday, President Obrador delivered a public message regarding the pandemic issue and his government Reactivation Plan for the Economy. 

100 years of communist struggle in Spain — Statement by the Political Bureau of the PCTE

This April marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the organized communist struggle in Spain, through the formation of the Spanish Communist Party (Partido Comunista Español), as well as the first anniversary of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE).
On the occasion of these anniversaries, the Political Bureau of the PCTE issued the following declaration:
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Greece: Action Day on Healthcare "We break the silence- Masked mouths still have a voice"

Under the slogan “We break the silence, we raise our voice for the people’s health”, numerous class workers’ unions, unions of doctors and medical staff, participate in today’s Action Day throughout Greece

The Action Day on Healthcare has been an initiative of the Association of Hospital Doctors of Greece (OENGE) which has been in the front line of the struggle for the protection of the people’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. 

Monday, April 6, 2020

"Trump, Hands Off Venezuela!" — Communist Parties blast U.S. aggression against Caracas

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government intensifies its imperialist aggression against Venezuela, by extending economic sanctions and charging legally-elected President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan officials with drug trafficking and terrorism.

Numerous Communist and Workers' Parties from across the world have issued statements condemning this criminal and unacceptable policy of the U.S. government.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Covid-19 in India: Communist and Left Parties issue joint statement, call for urgent action

In face of the COVID-19 outbreak in India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, tge Revolutionary Socialist Party and the All India Forward Bloc have issued the following statement:

Attend to People’s Concerns on a War-Footing

Saturday, April 4, 2020

KKE: On the death of Grup Yorum member Helin Bölek after 288 days of hunger strike

In a statement published today on 902 portal, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) expresses its condolences to the family of Helin Bölek, the 28 year-old member of the Turkish music band Grup Yorum who died on Friday after 288 days of hunger strike.

The KKE condemns the persecutions industry against workers, trade uninionists, party officials, artists, academics and journalists set by Erdogan’s government, which enjoys the tolerance- even encouragement- of the EU, USA and NATO. The Party expresses its solidarity to the people’s struggle and its support to their rights and freedoms. 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Prague authorities show ingratitude towards Ivan Konev: Soviet hero's statue removed

Showing complete disrespect towards the city’s history, the municipal authorities of Prague 6 district proceeded today to the removal of the statue of Second World War hero and Red Army commander Ivan Spepanovic Konev. 

For a long time, under the tolerance of local authorities, the statue had been a target of vandalisms. Last August, unknown thugs had desecrated the monument with spray paint writing anti-soviet slogans. The attack took place on the eve of the 51st anniversary of the Soviet intervention against the counterrevolutionary uprising of 1968

Greece: The "Black Bible of Employers during the Pandemic" presented by PAME

In a press conference held on Thursday 2 April in Athens, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) presented numerous cases of anti-worker policies and tactics implemented by big businesses during the last weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece.

Nikos Papageorgiou, member of the PAME Secretariat, pointed out that there is “an unprecedented attack by the big employers who are utilizing all the measures taken by the government”, adding that “with most businesses closed, the government has issued Decree Laws including provisions that abolish labour rights, cut in half the already miserable wages, empower employers with the right to pay us whenever they want, to employ us whenever, wherever and however they want.” 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

54 Communist Youths issue joint declaration on Covid-19 pandemic, blast capitalism's injustice

In a joint declaration, 54 Communist Youth organizations from all over the world demand immediate measures for the protection of public health, workers and the youth in face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As 902 portal reported, the joint declaration began as an initiative of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) and was co-formed with the participation of many Communist Youths. The text addresses the young men and women of the world, sending a message of struggle, solidarity and optimism: “During these difficult times, the Communist Youths are here! We say it clearly: We can win! Nobody stays alone – Now it’s the time of solidarity – We will get through it together!”. 

Australia: Communist Party's statement on the government’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by the CC of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) on the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

THE GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED US. THE SYSTEM HAS FAILED US. 

Coronavirus was brought into Australia by travellers from other countries, yet for weeks they were simply allowed to get off planes and ships without any government screening, at most being told to self isolate for 14 days. The onus was put on the individual traveller. This did not work. The government’s inaction has led to the virus spreading throughout the country and people dying.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

KKE: Response to ND - SYRIZA hypocrisy over MP and state officials' salaries

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis requested that the members of the Cabinet and the MPs of the governing New Democracy (ND) party deposit half their salary, for the next two months, in order to support the special fund that has been set up to combat coronavirus oubreak.

SYRIZA, for its part, competing with the government in its efforts to impress, called for a mandatory, not voluntary, reduction in parliamentary salaries and benefits for all state and government officials.