Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Erdogan's re-election: No room for pessimism, we 'll be victorious

In a statement for Tayyip Erdogan's victory in the second round of the Turkish presidential elections, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) points out:

"Those who are trying to squeeze the struggle of this people into the ballot box should shut up from now on!

The results of the second round of the presidential elections have been largely finalized. Of course, it cannot be said that what emerged as the outcome of the elections, which were pointed to determine the fate of Turkey, is a hope for a bright future.




1. The CC hails the thousands of KKE and KNE members, supporters, individuals who cooperate with the Party and voters who contributed to the electoral battle of the KKE.

We especially hail those who took the step for the first time, the young people who casted their first vote in favour of our Party.

Spain: PCTE communists ready to fight another battle after positive results in local elections

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called for early general elections on July 23 after his social democratic party, PSOE, and its major ally, Unidas Podemos, suffered heavy losses across the country in regional and municipal elections. 
On the other hand, the conservative opposition (Partido Popular) and the far-right (Vox party) posted powerful gains in polls. In total, Partido Popular gained more than 7 million votes (31.53%), which is almost 2 million more voters in relation to 2019 elections, while PSOE social democrats received 6.3 million votes (28.1%). A disturbing feature is the rise of the far-right Vox, which received 1.6 million votes, related to 812 thousand in 2019. 

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The KKE can be the only true opposition to ND's anti-popular government

Only the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) can be a true opposition to the anti-popular policies of the New Democracy (ND) government, KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) published on Sunday.

"There is today but one dilemma: Either you give consent to the support of the government's anti-popular policies or you support the only true opposition from the point of view of working-class, popular interests," the General Secretary said, urging voters to further strengthen KKE in the upcoming elections on June 25.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Solidarity with Brazilian communist Sofia Manzano — Debunking fake news spread by Bolsonaristas

PCB cadre Sofia Manzano
Far-right groups related to ex-President Jair Bolsonaro have unleashed a slanderous attack against Brazilian communist, cadre of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), Sofia Manzano, claiming that she participated undercover in January 8 violent riots in order to criminalize Bolsonaro supporters and that she is an advisor to the current social democrat President Lula da Silva

In a statement the National Political Commission of the PCB stresses out:

Sudanese Communist Party denounces military attack on Party headquarters in Khartoum

On 26 May the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Sudanese Communist Party issued the following Urgent Press Release: 
As the country is suffering the continuation and escalation of this senseless war, fully armed military groups belonging to the Rapid Support Forces stormed and occupied the headquarters of the Sudanese Communist Party in Khartoum yesterday afternoon, 25 May 2023. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP): Go to the ballots, Say “NO” to Erdogan!

On Sunday 28 May, the people of Turkey will vote in the 2nd round of the presidential election, between the two contestants, current President Rejep Tayyip Erdoğan and his opponent Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. 
In fact, both Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu, despite their particular differences, are competing over who will serve better the interests of the Turkish monopolies, aiming at the reconstruction of the country's capitalist economy in favor of the big capital. 

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Ikaria: The “red” island of Greece, a KKE stronghold

Ikaria, or Icaria, is a relatively small island in the Aegean Sea, approximately 20 km southwest of Samos. According to Greek mythology, its name derives from Icarus, son of Daedalus, who fell in the sea because he “flew too close to the sun”.

Apart from its rich history, beautiful villages, friendly people and notorious summer feasts, Ikaria is also known as Greece's “red island”. The results of the recent parliamentary elections of May 21, 2023, came to confirm the tradition, according to which Ikaria is a stronghold of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

KKE's strengthening in Greek parliamentary elections with 7.23%, 425,000 votes and 26 MPs is a positive step within a negative correlation of forces

With 99.7% of the votes counted in the elections of 21 May 2023, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) made a significant 2% increase, getting 7.23%, 425,795 votes (+126,000) and 26 MPs (+11 MPs).

The right-wing party of New Democracy (40.79%) prevailed in the elections, while the parties of the new social democracy, that is SYRIZA (20.07%) and MeRA25 (2.62%), which did not cross the 3% threshold, recorded a significant decline. The oldest party of social democracy, PASOK (11.46%), was strengthened, while the nationalist party Hellenic Solution (4.45%) was reelected. You can find the detailed results here: https://inter.kke.gr/en/articles/Significant-rise-of-the-KKE-a-hopeful-message-for-the-people/

Anti-Stalin Falsehoods from a “Socialist” Writer

Prof. Grover Furr refutes Alex Skopic’s article “Stalin Will Never Be Redeemable"

In the January – February 2023 issue of Current Affairs there appears an article titled “Stalin Will Never Be Redeemable. Its subtitle reads:


Stalin was socialism’s worst enemy. History is easily forgotten, so nostalgia for the “Man of Steel” needs to be guarded against.

Communist and Workers' Parties denounce Maduro Government's plans to attack and ban the Communist Party of Venezuela!

In a joint statement, Communist and Workers' Parties from across the world strongly denounce the plans (read here & here) of the leadership of Venezuela's governing party (PSUV) to assault the Communist Party of Venezuela

Earlier this year (February 2023), in similar joint statement, 30 Communist Parties condemned the anti-communist machinations of the social democratic Venezuelan government.

The full statement reads:

Monday, May 22, 2023

Cuba's iconic "La Miliciana", Idolka Sánchez, dies at 82

Idolka Magalys Sánchez Moreno, the young Cuban militia face immortalized in the iconic photo taken by Alberto Korda in 1962, died on Tuesday 16 May, aged 82. 

Among the crowd that May Day, 1962, a young photographer focused on the adolescent face of Idolka Sánchez, as she marched in front of the José Martí Memorial in Havana.

One of the almost 2,000 members of the Lidia Doce women’s militia battalion, Idolka saw him approach, camera in hand. He appeared as if hell bent on photographing her, as if he had seen her from a distance and couldn’t let her escape his lens. He had chosen her.

Statement of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the KKE, on the outcome of Greece's parliamentary elections

Following the results of the May 21 parliamentary elections in Greece, and the significant rise of the KKE, the General Secretary of the CC of the Party Dimitris Koutsoumbas stated:

“On behalf of the CC of the KKE, we salute the thousands of workers and young people who took this step today and voted for the KKE, resulting in its considerable rise.

We want to congratulate the thousands of members and cadres of the KKE and KNE who gave their best, contributing to this election result.

KKE gains more than 7% in parliamentary elections, almost doubles its MPs in Parliament - #greekelections

The parliamentary elections of May 21 sent a very hopeful message for Greece's working class, as the Communist Party (KKE) came out significantly strengthened, by gaining 40% more voters in relation to 2019 elections.

More specifically, the KKE gains 7.23% (from 5.3% in 2019) and 425,646 votes.  

The Party also increases its MPs, from 15 to 26.  

The results:

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Estonia's "Institute of Historical Memory" shamefully falsifies WW2 history, promotes anti-communism

In an effort to re-write history, the so-called “Estonian Institute of Historical Memory” (Eesti Mälu Instituut/ EIHM), an anti-communist institution, in collaboration with the German Embassy in Tallinn, has launched since 2018 a “Summer School” focusing on “the history of crimes against humanity and human rights violations during and after the Second World War.

Promoting anti-communism and the distortion of history, EIHM tries to equate the Soviet Union – the major liberation force in WW2 – with Nazi Germany!!! More specifically, in the website of EIHM's “Summer School” someone can read the following:

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Massive, awe-inspiring pre-election rally of the KKE in Athens: "Only the people can save the people"

A clear and decisive message of militant resurgence and optimism for the battle being waged up until the last moment before the elections May 21st to strengthen the Communist Party (KKE), was sent by the huge central pre-election rally held in Syntagma Square, in the heart of Athens, addressed by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Under the slogan "Only the people can save the people, with the KKE at the forefront!", thousands of workers, men and women of every age participated in the largest pre-election rally this year. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Large pre-election rally of the KKE in Thessaloniki

On Monday 16/05, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Dimitris Koutsoumbas, delivered a speech at a mass pre-election political rally in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city. 

An excerpt from his speech reads as follows:

“During this pre-election period, an optimistic message is emerging from all over Greece: There are many more people, who, with a clearer mind, draw broader conclusions; who understand that what we have experienced, especially in recent years, was not accidental. 

Statement of the Communist Party of Türkiye on the result of the May 14 elections

Statement of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on the outcome of the May 14 Election:

Defeating the AKP by becoming like the AKP was a great illusion and deceiving the people. The so-called Nation Alliance is the subject of this illusion and the effort to deceive the people.

AKP, on the other hand, has been deceiving the country for more than 20 years. 

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Dimitris Koutsoumbas: The KKE keeps its arms open to progressive people, leftists who refuse to compromise

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) "keeps its arms open to progressive people, leftists who refuse to compromise" with the systemic 'swamp', Party Secretary General Dimitris Koutsoumbas told "Efimerida ton Syntakton" (Efsyn) newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.

Referring to the May 21 parliamentary elections, he said that "there are many responding to our invitation, and many honest people who have joined our ballots, former deputies, Eurodeputies, and officials and members of SYRIZA, ANTARSYA and LAE," naming the main opposition party and other leftist parties.

The 10th Congress of the Communist Party of Pakistan to be held on June 16-18 in Islamabad

The 10th congress of the Communist Party of Pakistan shall be held in Islamabad, the federal capital of Pakistan, from June 16th to 18th. In an extensive communique, the International Department of the CP of Pakistan stresses out:

Pakistan’s ruling classes and state institutions have always supported and fought proxy wars with a front-line state title for safeguarding the interests of USA imperialism.In these proxy wars, the security establishment in Pakistan openly or through the ostensible democratic institutions profited multi-billion dollars. A fraction of it was injected into the economy of Pakistan, and a larger share was used to strengthen further its institutional colonial power over the ordinary people of Pakistan. 

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Greek Election 2023: KKE's main pre-election rally in Athens on Wednesday 17 May

The main pre-election rally of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), ahead of the May 21 Parliamentary Elections, will take place in Syntagma Square, Athens, on Wednesday 17 May at 8 pm. 

Dimitris Koutsoumbas. the Party's General Secretary, will be the major speaker.

Other major pre-election rallies will take place in Thessaloniki on Monday 15 May, at 7.30 pm, as well as in Patras on Tuesday 16 May at 8 pm.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Swaziland's Mswati regime targets Communist Party leader

In a statement issued today, the Communist Party of Swaziland points out:

In a bid to deepen its rule and, in this year’s context, take forward its undemocratic elections, the Mswati autocracy has resuscitated old traffic charges against the Deputy General Secretary of the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS), Comrade Mxolisi Ngcamphalala. The regime has summoned him to appear in court today for those charges.  

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Communist-backed Panspoudastiki KS triumphs again in Greece's university student elections!

Another back-to-back electoral triumph for the Communist-backed "Panspoudastiki KS" (All Student Cooperation Movement), which emerged first in the nationwide student elections held on Wednesday 10 May throughout the country's universities and technological institutes. 
The victory of Panspoudastiki KS comes just 10 days before the Parliamentary Elections that are due to take place on May 21.

For another year, thousands of students supported the lists of Panspoudastiki thus giving a significant boost for the regroupment of the students movement, especially during a period when the conservative New Democracy (ND) government tries to implement reactionary reforms in Education. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Nikos Mottas' book exposing anti-communist forgeries presented at International Book Fair

The book titled “Yes, But Stalin...”, written by Nikos Mottas, was successfully presented on Sunday 7 May in Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city. 
In the fully-packed "Dialogos" hall, at the premises of the 19th International Book Fair, the presentation attracted the interest of dozens of people who attended the event. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The KKE honors the 9th of May, Day of the Great Anti-fascist Victory of the Peoples

Members and friends of the KKE in Berlin's Treptower Park.
The Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement on the 9th of May, Day of the People's Great Anti-fascist Victory, which notes, among other things, the following:

"World War II, like World War I, was the result of imperialist rivalries for the new division of markets, territories and spheres of influence, as well as their sharpening in conditions of capitalist economic crisis [...]

What will happen in Turkey if the Communist Party comes to power on May 14...

General elections in Turkey are scheduled to take place on May 14th and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has announced what it would do during the first week after coming to power:

In just one (1) week...

We will provide electricity, water, natural gas and urban transport free of charge.
We will start working to ensure that all our citizens have a house where they can live humanely within one year, we will seize the houses owned by large construction companies and distribute them to those in need, we will ensure that the rents of our citizens who do not own a house are paid by the state in this one year. 

The Communist Party of Britain on the coronation of Charles III and the monarchy

Statement by the Communist Party of Britain (CPB) on the coronation of Charles III and the British Monarchy:

This weekend's coronation was designed to maintain public support for an institution that embodies the gross inequalities, privilege and anti-democratic nature of our society.

Recognising that many people enjoy opportunities to gather together in response to appeals based on patriotism, tradition and ceremony, Britain's ruling class and its mass media have done all in their power to promote this spectacle. 

Monday, May 8, 2023

Koutsoumbas: Only the strength of the KKE will be the indicator of the people’s strength after the elections

In Ioannina, the capital of the Epirus region, the great political campaign of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)  continued on 4/5, in order convey the call for the strengthening of the KKE, from the ends of Greece,to every working man and woman and youngster.

As D. Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of the KKE Central Committee, noted: “Only the strength of the KKE will be the indicator of the people’s strength after the elections. And the people of Ioannina have every interest in electing a communist MP for the first time in years."

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Communist and Workers' Parties: Solidarity with the Tudeh Party of Iran in championing peace and progress

Joint Statement: We stand in solidarity with the Tudeh Party of Iran in championing peace and progress in Iran!

We, the undersigned communist and workers' parties, express our full and active solidarity with the Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) as it marks the 40th anniversary of the second wave of the attack by the theocratic regime that rounded up 10,000 of itsmembers, including key cadres, on 27 April 1983.  100s of those arrested were killed under torture or subsequently executed.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Workers' May Day 2023 in Greece: The struggles of the workers of the whole world will win!

Tens of thousands of people participated in the mass strike rallies that were held all over Greece, militantly commemorating the bloody uprising in Chicago and the heroic struggles of the labour movement under the slogan “All over the world workers’ struggles will win!”.

“The working class can abolish capitalist slavery and build a new society without the exploiters and their parasitic nature”, stressed Giorgos Perros, member of the Secretariat of the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME).

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Greek Election 2023: On May 21st you have at least... 10 reasons to vote for the KKE

In Greece's Parliamentary Elections that are scheduled to be held on May 21, 2023, the people have at least 10 reasons to vote for the KKE:

1. A stronger KKE means stability for the people, their lives and their rights.

The anti-popular stability that the New Democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK talk about is the path that brings insecurity and instability to the lives of the people and the youth.