Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Vienna Attack: Statement by the Party of Labour of Austria

Statement by the Central Committee of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) on the terrorist attack in Vienna:

We condemn yesterday's attack in Vienna, which according to initial information was carried out by a sympathizer of the "Islamic State". Our sympathy goes to the victims of this heinous terrorist attack, all civilians and police officers who were injured and all relatives who lost people.

Religious fundamentalism, as we see it today, is a product of imperialism and serves capital as an instrument of domination and power. In the countries of the Near and Middle East, it is precisely the most reactionary religious groups and states which are the closest allies of imperialism in the struggle against democratic and revolutionary movements. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Austria: The Party of Labour (PdA) to take part in Vienna municipal elections

In a press release, the Austrian Party of Labour (PdA) announced that it will participate in the municipal elections at Vienna-Ottakring district which will take place on October 11, 2020. 

The statement reads:

On 14 August 2020 the Party of Labour of Austria submitted its nomination and list of candidates for the district assembly election in Vienna-Ottakring to the electoral authority. During the recent weeks the necessary number ofendorsement signatures has been collected, despite the difficult circumstances and the bureaucratic procedure that had been maintained by the Social Democratic and Green city governmentregardless of the corona epidemic. Thus, on 11 October 2020 the Party of Labour will be on the ballot for the district assembly of the 16th district of Vienna. 

Monday, April 13, 2020

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. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Klostermarienberg 1945 — 75 years since the liberation of Austria by the Red Army

Joint declaration of the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) and the Communist Youth Eisenstadt/Burgenland29 March 2020:

Exactly 75 years ago, on 29 March 1945 at 11.05 a.m., the first units of the Red Army of the USSR entered Austrian soil. This date therefore represents an important step in the liberation of Austria from fascist dictatorship and German foreign rule. 

Mobile motorized units of the Soviet 6th Guard Army of the 3rd Ukrainian Front (led by Colonel General Andrei Kravchenko) crossed the border between Hungary and the province of Burgenland near Klostermarienberg (municipality of Mannersdorf an der Rabnitz), which at that time marked the German Reich border. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020

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. 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Austria: Tibor Zenker elected new chairman of the Party of Labour (PdA)

Tibor Zenker, new chairman of the PdA,
 addressing the 4th Party Congress.
On December 21, under the slogan “Strengthen the PdA- Strengthen the working class”, the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit- PdA) held its 4th Party Congress in Hietzing, the 13th disctrict of Vienna. 

The Congress examined the activities and developments that took place the previous period since the 3rd Congress and proceeded to the planning for the next two years. 

Regarding the Party's leadership, Tibor Zenker from Wolkersforf was elected as the new chairman, succeeding Otto Bruckner who had been PdA's chairman since the founding party conference in October 2013. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Party of Labour (PdA) honours the 100 years of Austria's communist movement

Honoring the 100 years of the existence of the communist movement in Austria, the Party of Labour (Partei der Arbeit PdA) organizes various political and cultural events throughout the country. 

A major event will take place in Vienna on Saturday 3 November, at 4 pm, at Gemeinwesenorientierter Jugendtreff (Polgarstraße 30a, 1220 Wien). 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Party of Labour of Austria- On the Austrian EU Presidency / Zur österreichischen EU-Ratspräsidentschaft

Statement by the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA), Vienna, 1 July 2018.
From 1 July 2018 Austria will take its turn in the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. This applies in particular to the meetings of the General Affairs Council (the European and/or foreign ministers) and the meetings of the other specialist ministers of the EU member states, for which Gernot Blümel or his government colleagues responsible will act as hosts. 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Vienna Protests: Thousands rallied against government's plans to extend working day to 12 hours

Tens of thousands of people in Vienna packed the streets on Saturday 30th June to voice their opposition to the new anti-worker laws of the far-right government which include a 12-hour workday and subsequent 60-hour workweek. 

While Austrian police said some 80,000 people took part, organizers by the Austrian Trade Union Confederation talk about a massive demonstration of 100,000-120,000 participants from all provinces and industries. 

"We will resist with all means at our disposal," Wolfgang Katzian, president of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), told the crowd of protesters. Katzian called on the Austrian government to let voters decide on the 12-hour workday issue in a referendum.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Party of Labour of Austria: The new goverment of the capital! - Die neue Regierung des Kapitals!

Statement by the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) on the formation of the new coalition government of Austria. 
The new government is fixed. The last weeks of coalition negotiations between ÖVP (Austrian People's Party) and FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) already rudimentarily showed what awaits the working class and the Austrian people. The implementation of the decided measures and reforms would lead to an immediate deterioration of the working and living conditions of the wide majority of the population. The primary goal is to strengthen capital's position in the country.