Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peace. Show all posts

Friday, November 13, 2020

KKE: Statement for the Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal

The recent peace deal between Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia in Nagorno-Karabakh is a  "temporary peace agreement that has the basic characteristics of imperialist peace", points out the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). 

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Press Bureau of the CC of the KKE refers to the the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict as the outcome of competitions between the bourgeois classes in the region and stresses out the dangers that arise from the intersection of interests of Turkey and Russia in the broader region.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenian communists call for an unconditional ceasefire

In a statement published in SolidNet, the Communist Party of Armenia refers to the tense situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and calls the fraternal Communist and Workers' Parties to support peace and an unconditional ceasefire.

The statement reads:

We call on communists from all parties across the world to join us in demanding an end to the war and for the resolution of all outstanding disputes between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Armenia through dialogue and diplomacy based on the UN Charter and respect for the rights of nations to self-determination.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Stop Warmongering! The Communist Party of Turkey honors World Peace Day

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement on September 1, the World Peace Day*.

"Peace is the dream of all children, and all mothers," TKP says, referring to the verses by Yannis Ritsos, the great poet of Greece, while calling on the peoples to stick to the struggle for peace on the basis of equality. 

The full statement is as follows: 

The Soviet Union that won victory over fascism in the Second World War other countries bearing friendship had declared September 1, the day that the war had started, as the World Peace Day. In order not to forget one of the most unfortunate days of the history of the world. In order to enable humanity to remember and protect peace as a duty...

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Young Israeli Communists against occupation and annexation of Palestinian land

"A nation that occupies other nations cannot be free" says the Young Communist League of Israel (YCLI) on the occasion of the 53rd anniversary of the 1967 Six-Day War which resulted to the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel

In the following interesting interview, the Young Communist League of Israel gives its perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, the warmongering policy of the right-wing Netanyahu government, the fight against fascism and imperialism and the common struggle with the Palestinian people and youth for a lasting peace:

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Joint Statement by the Communist Parties of Greece and Turkey on regional developments

Read the joint statement issued by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) regarding the latest regional developments in East Mediterranean as well as the relations between the two countries:

"The CP of Greece and the CP of Turkey with our common position seek to intervene in the dangerous and worrying developments taking place in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean, in the Greek-Turkish relations, and caused by social, economic and political forces that want to draw the two peoples in bloody adventures for their own interests.

Monday, January 6, 2020

American and Canadian communists condemn U.S. aggression against Iran

Communist parties from the United States and Canada have condemned the U.S. attack in Baghdad, which led to the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani and the escalation of Trump government's imperialist aggression against Iran. At the same time, thousands of people took the streets in many cities across the U.S., joining the anti-war movement and demonstrating against the drone attack in Iraq. 

Below you can read statements issued by the Party of Communists, USA (PCUSA), the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA) and the Communist Party of Canada

Friday, March 29, 2019

World Peace Council (WPC): Speech by General Secretary Thanasis Pafilis in Belgrade

WPC General Secretary Thanasis Pafilis.
The World Peace Council Secretariat Meeting was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 21st and 24th of March, 2019. 

The meeting coincided with the international conference, organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Below is the speech of the WPC General Secretary Thanasis Pafilis to the meeting.

Dear Comrades and Friends,

Monday, March 11, 2019

Anti-NATO mass mobilizations to take place in Washington DC on March 30-31

The World Peace Council (WPC), in collaboration with the U.S. Peace Council, organizes mobilizations against the murderous imperialist alliance of NATO on March 30th and 31st, 2019. 

The mobilizations include protests and demonstrations throughout the city, in front of the White House, concerts, as well as an Anti-NATO Conference on Sunday 31st March. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

KKE: Tsipras "whitewashes" the EU for the people's suffering and rise of fascism

Regarding the speech of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the Peace Forum in Paris, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement

"Once again, Mr Tsipras tries to to "whitewash" the EU and its supposedly "moral" values, both for the suffering of the people as well as for the rise of nationalism and fascism. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Northern european Communist Parties condemn NATO's role in the Baltic Sea

The Communist Parties of five northern european countries, namely Germany, Sweden, Poland and Denmark, co-sign a resolution in which they condemn the aggressive role of NATO in the Baltic Sea, demanding the restoration of the political rights of communists in Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic countries. 
The text of the resolution is the following:

Monday, November 5, 2018

World Peace Council: Message of solidarity and anti-imperialism from Damascus

A powerful message of solidarity towards the Syrian people and the people who fight against imperialist aggression was delivered by the World Peace Council Executive Committee Meeting which was held in Damascus on October 27-28th. 

The capital city of Syria also hosted the International Conference in Solidarity with the Syrian People and Youth on October 30th. 

The Communiqué of the Executive Committee of WPC is the following:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

International Conference against US-NATO bases to be held in Dublin on November

The First International Conference, organized by the Global Campaign Against US-NATO Military Bases, will be held in Dublin, Ireland, from November 16-18, 2018. 
It is organised by Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) of Ireland and Coalition Against U.S. Foreign Military Bases, USA.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Yes to PEACE, No to NATO: Demonstration against NATO Summit in Brussels on 6-7 July

The World Peace Council (WPC) appeals to all organizations and activists in Europe that defend the cause of Peace, to promote actions against NATO and its summit in Brussels (6-7 July 2018), for the dissolution of this political-military block and in favour of the struggle of each people within each NATO member state for withdrawal from this military organization.

We recognize that NATO has now existed for almost 70 years, and that during this entire period NATO has continued to increase its membership, in expanding its sphere of influence, its aggression and its demands on the people.

We recognize that NATO has continued to exist, without any interruption in its role, through many changes of governments in all its member states, including the US.

We recognize that it is important to concentrate on raising public pressure and attention to NATO and its imperialist nature, instead of concentrating on a particular leader.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

World Peace Council (WPC): Middle East meeting successfully held in Amman

The Middle East Meeting of the World Peace Council  was successfully held from 22-24 June in Amman, Jordan.
The meeting was attended by the Jordanian Peace Council (who hosted the session), the Palestinian Committee for Peace & Solidarity (regional Coordinator), by the Lebanese Peace Council, the Peace Committee of Bahrain, the Peace & Solidarity Committee in Israel and the Peace & Solidarity Council of Tunisia. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Tudeh Party of Iran calls all peace-seeking forces to mobilize against military conflict

In a statement, the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran highlights the danger of a military conflict with Iran is mounting and calls the peace-loving forces to mobilize against such a scenario.
Dear compatriots,
With the appointment of Mike Pompeo, the former director of the CIA, as the United States Secretary of State and John Bolton as the National Security Advisor of the Trump administration - both of them from the neo-con faction and radical warmongers in the United States - and then Mike Pompeo’s recent trip to the Middle East and his meetings with the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister of Israel, the tensions between the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia on the one hand, and the Islamic Republic of Iran on the other have taken extremely dangerous dimensions.

Monday, April 16, 2018

U.S imperialism's best partner: SYRIZA government orders riot police to violently attack anti-war demonstrators in Athens

Once again, the government of SYRIZA has shown its true face as a partner of the U.S.-NATO imperialism. This time, riot police violently attacked protesters (mainly students) who were demonstrating in the center of Athens against the imperialist attack in Syria

When protesters attempted to pull down the 3.5-meter statue of war criminal U.S. President Harry Truman, police forces fired tear gas and flash grenades, beating them with bats. 

The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) expressed outrage for the incident, denouncing the assault on the anti-imperialist youth mobilisation:

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Rizospastis: "No trust in the bourgeois class and her governments at all"

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras (Right) with Defense Minister
Panos Kammenos, dressed in military uniforms during an
exercise of the Greek Armed Forces.
No trust in the bourgeois class and her governments.

Abstract from "Rizospastis
(7-8 April 2018, p.9).

While the country's involvement in the US-NATO-EU plans in the region grows, so it happens with the effort of the bourgeois class, of her staff and parties to “call up” the people in the dangerous plans, to “prepare the ground” for the possibility of fast developments, even of a war engagement, interchanging the dangerous complacency and the placement of hope to the imperialist unions with ultrapatriotic rhetoric and the people's “psychological” preparation.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The World Peace Council visits Damascus, expresses solidarity with the Syrian people

The World Peace Council delegation's visit to Damascus, Syria, was completed successfully from 1 to 5 March. At the invitation of the Syrian National Peace Council (member of the WPC Secretariat), a delegation composed of Iraklis Tsavdaridis, Executive Secretary of the WPC and Akel Takaz and Jamil Safieh, chairpersons of the Peace and Solidarity Committees of Palestine and Lebanon respectively, visited Damascus for meetings with political and social organizations of the country and the people who are facing seven years the imperialist interventions as a ground for the tough competition of imperialists and their allies, with dozens of armed extremist religious groups.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Erdogan's "democracy": Turkish government holding nearly 600 people over Syria criticism

According to a soL international report, the AKP government of Tayyip Erdogan says it has detained 573 people for criticizing its offensive in northern Syria since the operation began earlier this month. 

The government last month launched an air and ground offensive, dubbed "Operation Olive Branch", against the Kurdish YPG militant group in Syria's northwestern Afrin region.

An Interior Ministry statement said Monday that 449 people have been detained so far for allegedly engaging in "terror propaganda" on social media, while a further 124 were detained for participating in protests against the military operation into the Syrian Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Is Colombia the most dangerous country for trade unionists and social activists?

Members of right-wing paramilitary terrorist
group in Colombia.
Source: TeleSur.

"It is better not to say anything, it is better not to talk, not to speak, it is better to be silent to stay alive," a local priest said.

The murder of a social activist has become an almost weekly news event in Colombia as more than 100 community leaders have been killed over the past year by right-wing paramilitaries, Empire Files Abby Martin reports.

Just a year after the signing of what was thought to be the monumental movement towards peace with the country’s largest guerrilla group and Colombian government calling a truce, the violence targeting union and social leaders has rocketed.