Showing posts with label Coronavirus (Covid-19). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus (Covid-19). Show all posts

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Communist Party of Mexico: Obrador's "nueva normalidad" protects the monopolies' interests

Statement by the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) on the political developments in the country and AMLO government's policies:

The “new normal” has meant more risks and greater exploitation for the working class

One month after the start of the “new normal” was announced, amid a high degree of virus spread;  without having contained the pandemic or reduced its spread, it is necessary to take stock of what it has meant for the working class.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Down with Bolsonaro and his genocidal policy! Statement by the Brazilian Communist Party

With more than 57,600 deaths and 1.35 million cases, the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil worsens day by day. A major factor which has contributed to the spread of the virus and the increased death toll is the policy of the far-right Bolsonaro government. 

In a statement issued on July 26th, the National Political Commission of the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB) exposes the great responsibilities of Jair Bolsonaro's government, pointing out that Brazil is undergoing a political crisis. The full statement of PCB, in both English and Portuguese, is the following:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

France: Thousands of healthcare workers in the streets said "applause is not enough"!

“Applause is not enough” said yesterday hundreds of thousands of healthcare workers throughout France, demonstrating for their jobs, their rights and the country’s public healthcare system. 

At least 250,000 protesters in Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lille and other French cities participated in protests against Macron government’s neoliberal policies which lead to more cuts in public healthcare sector. To date, the government hasn’t responded to the major urgent demands of healthcare and hospital workers who ask for increased wages, for an end to bed and hospital closures and for an increase of healthcare workers in public hospitals with sufficient medical equipment. 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

How the Indian communist-run state of Kerala successfully fought Coronavirus outbreak

The Indian state of Kerala has been a role model in the fight against Coronavirus pandemic. With a population of 34 million people, Kerala is governed by the ruling coalition of the Left Democratic Front (LDF), which is led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist). The state’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, is a member of the Communist Party’s Political Bureau. 

The communist party-run state has managed to contain COVID-19 spread better than most other Indian states. Kerala has reported only 4 deaths (COVID-19 related) with 600 cases after more than 3 months since the first outbreak of the virus in January. 

Monday, May 18, 2020

The "American Dream" in times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic revealed, in the most tragic way, the actual essence of the so-called “American Dream”. 

The images from the mass graves in Hart Island, the overloaded morgues, the utter failure of the U.S. health system to protect the people from the pandemic are characteristics of capitalism’s advanced decay. 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Mexico and COVID-19: Communist leader Pavel Blanco exposes Obrador's social democracy

The following text is a translated version of an article originally published in the weekend edition of "Rizospastis" on 9-10 May 2020. Pavel Blanco Cabrera, First Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM), writes about the situation of the class struggle in the country, exposing the policies of the social democratic government of President López Obrador during the COVID-19 pandemic

By Pavel Blanco Cabrera.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

European Communist Initiative: The slogan "Socialism or Barbarity" is more timely than ever

On May 10, 2020, a Teleconference of the parties of the European Communist Initiative was held, with the theme: "The struggle of the Communist and Labor Parties in the conditions of the pandemic and the new capitalist crisis".

The Teleconference was attended by 24 Communist and Labor Parties from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland,  Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and Ukraine.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Greece: PAME’s impressive May 1st rally caused nightmares to anti-communists

The impressive May Day rally in Athens / Photo: Reuters.
The great, eye-catching demonstration  organized by the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) on May 1st in Athens' Syntagma Square caused nightmares to anti-communists and various apologists of capitalist barbarity. 

The enemies of the working class from all over the bourgeois political spectrum, from Golden Dawn's neo-Nazi criminals to conservative New Democracy MPs and from far-right charlatans to SYRIZA's social democrats, expressed their deep discomfort for the celebration of the International Workers’ Day.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Turkey and Covid-19: Interview of TKP General Secretary Kemal Okuyan in "Rizospastis"

In an interview with the daily newspaper of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) "Rizospastis", the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan commented on the Covid-19 pandemic, its effects on working-class and TKP's initiatives to protect the health and rights of the workers. Okuyan noted that they have built solidarity networks organized by the district organizations of TKP:

— What is the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Turkey? How does the TKP judge the measures of the Erdogan government and the positions of other bourgeois parties?

Thursday, April 30, 2020

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. 

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.

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. 

Friday, April 10, 2020

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.