Saturday, December 30, 2023

65th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution: Message of the KKE to the Communist Party of Cuba

On the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, the International Relations Section of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) sent the following message (here in Greek) to the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC):

"Dear comrades, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban Revolution, on 1 January 1959, the KKE extends a warm comradely greeting to the Communist Party and the people of Cuba.

Thursday, December 28, 2023

Israeli army detains Palestinian left political leader, PFLP member, Khalida Jarrar

Israeli occupation army has detained senior Palestinian Left political leader Khalida Jarrar from her home in the West Bank. Witnesses told WAFA that Israeli forces raided the city of Al Bireh, and arrested Jarrar after searching her home.

Jarrar is a prominent figure in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the second largest faction in the Palestine Liberation Organization, and was elected a member of the legislative council in the last parliamentary elections held in 2006.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

WFTU opposes and condemns the neo-fascist policies of Javier Milei government in Argentina

The World Federation of Trade Unions strongly opposes and condemns the neo-fascist policies of the Milei government in Argentina. The government’s antipopular measures, including currency devaluation, unconstitutional protocols, and a massive decree, threaten the working class and social justice.

he WFTU stands with the Argentine workers and the class-oriented trade union movement of the country, denouncing the privatization of state entities, erosion of labor rights, and the overall neoliberal agenda.

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

32 years since the dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Red Flag will rise again

By Nikos Mottas.

It was thirty-two years ago, on December 26, 1991, when the red flag with the sickle and hammer was lowered from the Kremlin.

It was then, during the cold days of December, when the first socialist state of the world, the homeland of the world's proletariat, bent under the weight of the counterrevolution. Four days before, on December 22nd, the leaderships of three of the largest Soviet republics had decided the dissolution of the USSR, while the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) had been outlawed on summer of the same year.

Monday, December 25, 2023

Joint Statement of the European Communist Action: The class struggle against the EU, governments and the anti-labour directives that impose a working jungle must be intensified

In a joint statement, the Parties that participate in the European Communist Action (ECA) stress out:

"The European Union (EU) aligns with the interests of capital, promoting measures that favour monopolies, capital concentration, and centralization. It is the union of European capital. The EU is an imperialist economic, political, and military bloc, contrary to the interests of the working class and the popular strata. It serves the capitalist system that leads to poverty, unemployment, imperialist wars like the one in Ukraine, atrocities like that of the occupation state of Israel against the Palestinians, waves of refugees.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Communist Party of the Workers of Spain: We reject any Spanish participation in imperialist mission in the Red Sea

In a statement, the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) rejects any participation of Spanish Armed Forces in military missions abroad:

As a result of the latest war unleashed by Israel against the Palestinian people, supported by various imperialist powers, the Houthi guerrillas of Yemen are militarily threatening the merchant ships of the main shipping monopolies that circulate between Asia and Europe, as a measure of pressure for Israel to put an end to the genocide it is carrying out against the Palestinian people. 

KKE: The dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea involves the country even more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans

In a comment on the dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) stresses the following:

“The dispatch of a Greek frigate to the Red Sea, under the pretext of the safety of maritime navigation and protection of merchant ships, involves the country even more deeply in the dangerous imperialist plans, which at this stage are directly linked to the support of the murderous policy of the Israeli state.

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Alfred Marder, US communist and long-time peace activist, dies at 102

On 19 December 2023, the US Peace Council announced the death of comrade Alfred Marder, a steadfast internationalist, and anti-imperialist, died last night. Al was exactly one month shy of reaching 102 years old.

In a statement, the World Peace Council (WPC) reads:

The World Peace Council received with deep sadness the information about the demise of our beloved comrade Alfred Marder, veteran leader of the U.S. Peace Council and President of Honor, who passed away in the age of 102 years in his hometown, New Haven, Connecticut.

Monday, December 18, 2023

The KKE votes against Mitsotakis government's anti-popular budget

The 21 MPs of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) voted against the 2024 budget proposed by the New Democracy government, which increases taxation on the popular strata in order to increase the profitability of capital. 

During the debate, the MPs of the KKE lambasted the government’s draft budget, highlighting its anti-labour and class character in favour of businessmen, and demanded increases in wages and pensions and the abolition of anti-popular taxes. 

Saturday, December 16, 2023

Antonio Negri, Italian political theorist, dies at 90

Antonio Negri, the prominent Italian political theorist and philosopher, has died in Paris, aged 90. 

Most known for his work on autonomism, Negri  founded the Potere Operaio (Worker Power) group in 1969 and was a leading member of Autonomia Operaia. He published highly influential books urging "revolutionary consciousness". 

He was accused in the late 1970s of various charges including being the mastermind of the left-wing militant organization Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse), involved in the May 1978 kidnapping of Aldo Moro. 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

KKE condemns the dismantling of Red Army memorial in Sofia, Bulgaria

In a completely disgraceful decision, Bulgarian authorities on Wednesday began dismantling a monument to the army of the Soviet Union that dominated the skyline of the capital, Sofia, for nearly 70 years.

The monument was erected in 1954 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Soviet forces liberating Bulgaria, which had been allied with Nazi Germany in World War II.  

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Argentina: Not a minute of truce for the ultraliberal and neo-fascist government of Milei!

"Not a minute of truce for the ultraliberal and neo-fascist government of Milei", proclaims the National Secretariat of the Communist Party of Argentina (Partido Comunista de la Argentina) in a statement published on 10 December 2023. The statement by the Communist Party reads:

"The executive led by La Libertad Avanza, with Vice President Villarruel, of the Military Party, and in alliance with Macrismo, among others, does not hide its cards: its links with investment funds, large multinational companies and their local representatives such as Caputo, Bausili or Tillard, their orientation against social protest, with the repressive apparatus in charge of Bullrich and Petri, their alignment with the United States and Israel, and their roadmap marked by the illegitimate and illegal agreement with the IMF, configuring a neocolonial project that comes from the plundering of the natural resources and common goods of our Homeland.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Israeli police tries to prevent the National Convention of Hadash scheduled for December 16

Israeli Police are trying to prevent a Hadash national convention scheduled for Saturday, December 16, claiming that it would feature “inciting speeches that would endanger the public’s well-being.” 
The police threaten facility owner in the city of Shefa-Amr (Shfar’am) in northern Israel where the event was to be held. Hadash Secretary General, Amjad Shbita, says agenda to include planning “for political action against the continuation of the war in Gaza and against political persecution by far-right government.”

Cyprus Communist Initiative launched, aims "to rebuild the workers’ and people’s movement"

With the sickle and hammer as its symbol, the Cyprus Communist Initiative has been formalised into an official body, was announced on Saturday.

Under the full name "Cyprus Communist Initiative, for the rebuilding of the workers’ and people’s movement", the new group “aspires to fill the political vacuum that has existed for years in Cypriot society, and to become a rallying force for the struggles of the working class and the broader popular strata.”

Friday, December 8, 2023

Communist Party of Sweden: Not a single American soldier on Swedish soil!

Recently the Swedish Minister of Defense signed an agreement on expanded military cooperation between Sweden and the USA. 
The agreement represents yet another step towards officially incorporating Sweden into the cooperation of Euro-Atlantic imperialism, with the aim to most effectively safeguard the interests of the capitalists of the region against their competitors.

Monday, December 4, 2023

The ultra-patriotic dance of Maduro's government, the right and the business community

Tribuna Popular Editorial

A spectacular and millionaire advertising campaign has been launched to raise the tarnished image of Nicolás Maduro, who so far -with or without his [self-marketed Capitan America-style] superhero costume- has failed miserably in the mission to guarantee decent living conditions to Venezuelans. 

In this latest episode, "Superbigote" [Super-Moustache] tries to recover the Essequibo territory from the clutches of transnational companies that have discovered rich oil and gas deposits. 

Saturday, December 2, 2023

The anti-communist character of the so-called "World Anti-imperialist Platform"

By Guillermo Uc*

“The entire history of bourgeois democracy lays bare this illusion: to deceive the people, the bourgeois democrats have launched and always launch all the “slogans” they want. The problem is to verify their sincerity, to compare words with facts , not to be content with idealistic or vain phrases, but to see class reality . Imperialist war does not cease to be imperialist when charlatans or petty bourgeois philistines launch a sweet "slogan", but only when the class that directs the imperialist war and is linked to it with millions of threads (even ropes) of an economic nature, It is actually overthrown and replaced in power by the truly revolutionary class, the proletariat. Otherwise, it is impossible to get rid of an imperialist war, as well as an imperialist, predatory peace . ”