Sunday, April 30, 2023

May Day 2023: Statement by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU)

The World Federation of Trade Unions, the militant, class-oriented voice, representing 105 million workers who live, work, and struggle in 133 countries of the 5 continents, honors the 137th anniversary of the struggle of workers in Chicago in 1886 that constituted a lasting milestone of the working class and a bright beacon for the struggles of today and tomorrow for stable work with rights, social security, free public, and universal health and education, dignified life.

Nowadays the crisis of capitalism is deepening in the length and breadth of the globe, resulting in the open violation of democratic and trade union rights, the deterioration of working and living conditions, and the dramatic widening of social inequalities, poverty, and exploitation. 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

A strong TKP in Türkiye and a strong KKE in Greece — that's what the people need

Interview of Eliseos Vagenas, member of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in TKP’s soL website:

Elections in Greece will be held on May 21. While it was expected that the elections would be held on an earlier date, they were postponed due to the train accident, which can be considered a "working class agenda". What is the political atmosphere in which Greece moves towards the elections?

Friday, April 28, 2023

World Peace Council condemns U.S President Biden's threats against the DPR of Korea

In a statement issued on 28th April, the Secretariat of the World Peace Council (WPC) stresses out:

The WPC expresses its strong condemnation to the recent statement of US President Biden in which he openly threatens the DPR of Korea to end its existence. The escalation of threats and sanctions comes along with military drills of the USA with its allies from the region around the Korean Peninsula, with sanctions and coercive, unilateral illegal actions against the sovereignty of the DPRK and its people. 

Joint Statement by Communist and Workers' Parties on the ongoing military conflict in Sudan

Joint Statement: Solidarity with the Sudanese people and democratic forces against the military rulers and their bloody war

We, the undersigned Communist and Workers' parties, strongly condemn the continuing bloody war between the military rulers in Sudan, which has resulted in hundreds of innocent civilians killed and thousands wounded.  

This catastrophic war is a power struggle among the ruling generals aimed at preserving their illegitimate gains and crushing the Sudanese people’s aspirations for freedom, peace, social justice and radical change.

Israeli Police Forces raids Communist Party's premises in Nazareth

A large force of Israeli Police and its gendarmerie, the "Israel Border Police", raided, Wednesday afternoon, the headquarters of the Communist Party, demanding to take down the Palestinian flag.

Comrades of Nazareth confronted the police forces and refused them access to the building. The Police did not possess any warrant, and called for backup, climbed walls, removed the Palestinian flag and the red flags, and confiscated them, all while arresting the secretary of the party in Nazareth.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Harry Belafonte on Cuba and Fidel Castro

Harry Belafonte, the renowned African-American singer, actor and civil rights activist who died yesterday aged 96, was a friend of socialist Cuba and enjoyed a close relationship with Comandante Fidel Castro. Some interesting aspects of this long-time relationship are described in his autobiography titled "My Song: A Memoir by Harry Belafonte", pages 356-366:

"I disagreed with almost every tenet of U.S. foreign policy, from the Cold War freeze on any relations with Iron Curtain countries, to Vietnam and its aftermath, to the backing of right-wing tyrants through Africa and Latin America. But I felt a special frustration with America's stance toward an island close to home: not Grenada, but Cuba. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Venezuela: Evidence of the governmental assault and intervention against the Communist Party (PCV)

In a public communique addressed to the world's Communist and Workers' Parties, the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) presents a digital dossier containing detailed evidence of the plan to assault the Party being carried out by the leadership of the PSUV and the government. 

In the recent past, we have published several articles concerning the attempt of the United Socialist Party (PSUV) to undermine the activity of PSUV: What's going on in Venezuela? PSUV plan to assault the Communist Party exposed , Communist and Workers Parties condemn the anti-communist practices of the Venezuelan government , Joint statement for the respect of the political rights of the Communist Party of Venezuela , PSUV government's offensive against the Communist Party of Venezuela continues, etc. 

Monday, April 24, 2023

KKE denounces anti-communist conference held by Budapest's "Greek Institute"

Memorial for communist hero Nikos Beloyannis in Beloiannisz, Hungary.
Members and supporters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Hungary have issued a statement denouncing the anti-communist content of a conference (“Trauma and Appeasement”) organized on Sunday 23 April  by the Budapest-based “Greek Institute” (Görög Intézet.
More specifically, in a statement published in 902 portal the KKE Friends' Club in Hungary point out:

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.

Friday, April 21, 2023

South African communist leader Chris Matlhako dies

The South African Communist Party (SACP) conveys its message of deepest condolences to the family of Comrade Chris Matlhako, SACP 15th National Congress Central Committee member who served our Party and movement diligently. 

Comrade Chris Matlhako passed away on Thursday morning, 20 April 2023. The SACP also sends its message of condolences to the entire liberation movement which he served till he breathed his last, as well as the working-class across the world. 

Monday, April 17, 2023

Statement of the KKE on the Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons

In a statement on the Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israel, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses out:

“This year’s Day of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons (17/4) coincides with the escalation of the aggression of the Israeli state against Palestinians and in general, which is taking on dangerous dimensions.

The KKE expresses its solidarity with the struggling Palestinian people and the thousands of political prisoners in Israeli prisons.

Sudanese Communist Party: Statement on the latest developments in Sudan

Statement of the Central Committee of the Sudanese Communist Party on the latest developments in the country.

"To the People of Sudan:

The intense violent military clash between the generals of the Security Committee and their forces is exposing the masses of our people to danger and recklessness of the counter-revolutionary forces' ambitions and to more bloodshed.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Margaret Thatcher: Symbol of Capitalist Barbarism

By Nikos Mottas.

The 8th of April marked the 10th death anniversary of the so-called “Iron Lady”, Margaret Thatcher. Following the announcement of her death, on 8 April 2013, spontaneous celebrations erupted in numerous working class neighborhoods throughout Britain

 The fact  that thousands of Britons, old and young, welcomed happily the news of the Iron Lady's death wasn't a coincidence: Throughout her political career Baroness Thatcher made everything in order to establish herself as a fierce enemy of the working class. 

Friday, April 14, 2023

Kazakhstan: Mass strikes in Zhanaozen and Mangistau following the arrest of oil workers in Astana

Workers' protests in Kazakhstan in 2022.
Kazakhstan is again shaken by events related to mass rallies and strikes, which also began in the oil-producing western region of the country. 
The reason for the protests was the mass arrest on Tuesday of a delegation of dismissed oil workers who went to Astana (now Nur-Sultan) to seek the truth from officials of the Ministry of Energy.

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

Thanasis Pafilis (KKE): "Today the people in Türkiye and Greece need a strong Communist Party"

A delegation of the KKE took part in the mass event organized by the Communist Party of Türkiye (TKP) on Sunday 9/3 in Ankara ahead of the national and presidential elections that will be held in Turkey on 14 May. Thanasis Pafilis, member of the CC of the KKE, MP and head of the National list of the KKE delivered a greeting speech.

The full speech reads as follows:

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 8, 2023

Material Forces that Turn Socialism into Capitalism

Nikita Khrushchev and Deng Xiaoping.
By Charles Andrews.

The Soviet Union and China proved that people can build socialism. They also showed that apparently firm socialist countries can fall to capitalism – from within and from the top of the communist party.

Should we give up on socialism, or shall we solve a problem: how do we keep on the communist road to a society of no rich and no poor, securing common prosperity for everyone, and with full development of our humanity in work?

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Greece: The first pre-election video of the KKE ahead of the parliamentary elections of 21 May

“The only worthy vote for the people and the young generation is the vote for the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), which expresses the consistency of words and works; which will not lead to disappointment; which the people and the youth will find by their side in every struggle; which exerts pressure for a sigh of relief; which sheds a light and paves the way for the real way out”, stresses KNE, presenting its first pre-election video ahead of the elections that will be held on 21 May.

The 2-minute video includes footage of the KKE’s activity such as:

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

RCWP, "MAGA communists" and the imperialist war

The following article was published in 902 portal («Η στήριξη του ιμπεριαλιστικού πολέμου και η «τρικυμία στο κρανίο»), the official news portal of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). on 31 March 2023: 

Recently, the website of the Russian Communist Workers' Party (RCWP) published an interview with Haz Al-Din, a U.S citizen of Arab origin, who alongside with others have created an “online collective” known as “Infrared”. This person considers himself to be a “Marxist-Leninist” and, as the RCWP website informs us in the introduction, he “infiltrates” the U.S Republican Party. Apparently, this is something interesting for the RCWP which decided to present his views in Russia. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Finland: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Finland's social democrat PM Sanna Marin.

 By Panos Alepliotis.

No, it's not about another unknown Bunuel film. But if he had lived and knew about Finland's election results, he could write a script and direct something similar.

After the Social Democrats did the “dirty work” of throwing the country into NATO and building a 300 km long wall against Russia, they failed to come on top in the elections. No particular surprise... The right came in first place, the ultra-right in second and Sanna only in third place. It seems that the Finns are are ungrateful...

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Communist Party of Swaziland's 5th National Congress to be held on April 6-9

The 5th National Congress of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) is due to be held between 6-9 April 2023 in Mpumalanga region, South Africa.  

The Communist Party of Swaziland, a vivid Marxist-Leninist party in the African continent, was founded in 2011 and consisted a historic move in the struggle of the people of Eswatini (Swaziland) against the authoritarian regime of King Mswati II and the exploitative capitalist system. 

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.