Sunday, August 12, 2018

PT-PCdoB coalition in Brazil: Be aware of social democracy bearing gifts, comrades!

By Nikos Mottas.

In a highly controversial decision, which may have negative effects for the country's working class movement in the long term, the Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB) agreed to participate in an electoral coalition with the social democratic Workers' Party (PT). 

The alliance between PCdoB and PT came as a result of the effort to create a broader alliance between "left forces" against the conservative and right-wing forces. More specifically, according to a statement issued by the Communist Party (PCdoB) "the coalition between PCdoB and PT has emerged as the possible and important alliance to build the victory of progressive forces in view of the strong orchestration of the conservative and coup forces."

Saturday, August 11, 2018

How Amazon exploits workers in Japan - Communist daily 'Shimbun Akahata' reports

The exploitation of workers at Amazon's warehouses in Japan is exposed in reports published at "Shimbun Akahata", the daily newspaper of the Japanese Communist Party. 

On July 29-30th, in two continuous articles, the newspaper reported:

Jeff Bezos, founder of the leading e-commerce retailer Amazon, was ranked number one in the 2018 Forbes list of billionaires. His assets are said to amount to 112 billion dollars (about 11.9 trillion yen). In a series of articles, Akahata will lay bare the fact that workers are being grossly exploited behind Amazon’s glory.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Partidos Comunistas condenan el intento de asesinato del Presidente Maduro

Communist and Workers' Parties, as well as organizations of the people's movement, which participated at the VI Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) in Mexico City, issued a joint statement in which they condemn the assassination attempt against the President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro in Caracas. 

Read the statement in spanish:

Greek anti-imperialists honored the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Demonstrators in Athens.
Hundreds of workers, young men and women, members and friends of the anti-imperialist movement in Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city, participated in a demonstration organized by the city's Committee for International Detente and Peace honoring the 73rd anniversary since the nuclear crime in Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Under the slogans "Americans, murderers of the people" and "the imperialists are rediving the earth, with the people's blood they are redrawing the borders", the demonstrators marched throughout the city's central streets and expressed their solid opposition to NATO and the imperialist plans, as well as Greece's participation in them.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dmitri Shostakovich, a child of the October Revolution

It was the 9th of August 1975 - 43 years ago- when one of the 20th century's giants of music died. He was Dmitri Shostakovich, the great Soviet composer and pianist who left his indelible mark on Russian and international culture. 

Born in Saint Petersburg in 1906, Shostakovich was a child of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917 from which he was deeply inspired. Throughout his life, he set his talent in the service of the people who were building the socialist society. For that he received numerous awards and decorations, both in the Soviet Union and abroad. 

Internationalist Solidarity - More than 400,000 tea workers in India are on strike demanding a 20% pay rise

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), which represents more than 92 million workers from the 5 continents of the globe, has expressed its solid support and full solidarity with the hundreds of thousand workers in tea plantations of Darjeeling in India, their fair struggle and demands. 

From its side, on behalf of the class trade unions and the movement of Greece, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) issued a solidarity statement, pointing out that "the striking land workers are demanding wage increases. The present wages are poverty wrinkles while on the other hand the monopolies are continuously increasing their profits. PAME supports the workers' struggle and calls upon all trade unions to stand by their side by all means."

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Swaziland: The Communist Party blasts Mswati dictatorship for workers' suicides

In a statement issued on August 8th, the Communist Party of Swaziland slams the dictatorship regime of King Mswati III for the continuous suicides of workers in the country:
The toiling masses of Swaziland are not surprised by the suicide of a young teacher on 5 August 2018 after the Swaziland government failed to pay him for three months. Yet again, Mswati has blood on his hands.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

73 years since the nuclear holocaust in Japan - Statement by the WFTU

On the occasion of the 73 years since the dropping of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions issued the following statement:
On August 6th 2018, seventy three years have completed since the crime in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th, by the US Imperialism , which in 1945 deprived the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and thousands of others in the coming years due to the effects of radiation in the territory.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Swedish Elections 2018: Don't throw away your vote- Strengthen the Communist Party!

The general elections in Sweden have been scheduled for Sunday 9 September 2018. The people of Sweden are called to elect the members of the Parliament (Riksdag) which in turn will elect the Prime Minister. 

The working people of Sweden have a choice - and this choice isn't the bourgeois parties. The swedish working class has her own party, the Swedish Communist Party (Sveriges Kommunistiska Parti, SKP). 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

KKE condemns the assassination attempt on President Maduro, denounces imperialist interference in Venezuela's internal affairs

In a statement regarding the assassination attempt against the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro, the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece mentions the following:

"The KKE condemns the assassination attempt on the President of Venezuela Maduro and denounces any foreign intervention in Venezuela's internal affairs.

Cuba strongly condemns the assassination attempt on Venezuelan President Maduro

In a statement released earlier, the Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly condemns the assassination attempt against Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro and expresses full solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the people of Venezuela

More specifically, the statement writes that the Cuban government "strongly condemns the attack against the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on Saturday August 4 during a military parade in Caracas, on the occasion of the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Bolivarian National Guard". 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Victory! Journalist Turgut Kaya will not be extradited to Turkey

After mounting and consistent pressure from the workers-people's movement, parties and organizations, the Greek Ministry of Justice decided today not to extradite journalist and political prisoner Turgut Kaya to Turkey. 

Since the beginning of June, the 45 year-old journalist was on a hunger strike, demonstrating against the decision by the Supreme Courts 6th Section to ask his extradition to Turkey. From her side, the Greek Asylum Committee had granted political asylum to Kaya. 

"No trust in social democracy!": The PCPE exposes Pedro Sánchez's government

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE) issued a Resolution on July 25th titled ‘No Trust in Social-democracy! For One Country for the Working Class!’. 
Almost two months after the motion of no confidence which made Pedro Sánchez the Prime Minister, the resolution addressing the working class and the working people of Spain pointed out the mistake to place any hope in the new socialdemocrat government of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) and the need to struggle against its policies.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Greek Wildfires: Hypocrisy and Audacity

Photo credit: idcommunism.com
"Hypocrisy and Audacity".
Rizospastis3 August 2018.
Translation: In Defense of Communism.

With measures-mockery, the SYRIZA-ANEL government is trying to throw dust in the eyes of the fire victims, and to appease their fair indignation and at the same time conceal its criminal responsibility for the murderous disaster.

New Democracy and PASOK are pursuing the same thing, by voting in the Parliament alongside the government the crumbs for compensation and the amendment for the illegal properties, which literally excludes the current institutional framework of commercialization of land use, forests and seashore.

Communist Party of Turkey: We have to kick all of US imperialism out of our land!

Statement of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on the recent tension between the governments of Turkey and the United States: 
We have to kick all of US imperialism out of our land, along with its bases, soldiers and collaborators.
It is impossible to achieve this within today’s system. Because today’s rule is the rule of money bags who make huge profits owing to their close relations with the US, NATO countries and the European Union and who see those relations as the assurance of the continuation of their rule. The party that is ruling today is a party that came to power by the open support and guidance of US. Those who are having a row with the US today are the same ones who were boasting of being strategic partners with the US yesterday.

E.Yaroslavsky- History of Anarchism in Russia (The First Russian Revolution/Part II)

History of Anarchism in Russia.

II.
THE FIRST RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
(1905-07)

The Rise of Revolutionary Marxism.

In 1884 the first Russian Marxist group, known as the Emancipation of Labor, was founded in Switzerland by Plekhanov, Axelrod, Deutsch and Zasulich. It should be noted that all the organizers of this group had for several years been prominent in the Narodnik movement, and had belonged to the Bakuninist rebel wing. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Communist Party of Mexico: Theses of the CC for the VI Congress (3-5 August 2018)

The Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) organizes its 6th (VI) Congress between 3-5 August, under the slogan "For Workers' Power and Socialist Revolution, strengthen the Communist Party". The Congress will take place in Mexico City. 

Below, we publish the original spanish text of the introductory statement made of the PCM's Central Committee, as it is published in the Tesis y Proyecto de Estatutos:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Belgium's Communist Party (PCB) withdraws membership from the "European Left"

The recent Congress of the Communist Party of Belgium (Le Parti Communiste de Belgique), which took place in Brussels, decided with a 83% majority to withdraw the Party's membership from the Party of the European Left (PEL).

According to PCB, several reasons led to this decision, including PEL's hostility towards historical socialism (20th century socialism), as well as the "unacceptable attitude of the European Left's leaders towards NATO". 

The 1968 Prague Spring: Counter-revolution as the “Trojan horse” of Imperialism

By Nikos Mottas. 

It was August 1968- 50 years ago- in the capital of the Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia, Prague, where the internationalist solidarity of the Warsaw Pact countries were crushing one of the most significant counterrevolutionary efforts of the Cold War era. The events in Prague consist a milestone in the struggle of the socialist world against imperialism. At the same time, the then events continue serving as a source of anticommunist propaganda by various bourgeois and opportunist forces.

For many decades, the bourgeois historiography- supported by opportunists and counterrevolutionaries (trotskyites, eurocommunists, social democrats, etc.) refers to the “soviet tanks” which, as they argue, “drowned Prague in blood” thus ending prematurely the effort for a “socialism with a human face”.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Communist and Workers' Parties reaffirm solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Communist and Worker Parties decisively condemn the crimes committed by Israeli army against Palestinian people in the occupied territories, especially in the Gaza Strip, that has caused a bloodbath, murdering in cold blood unarmed demonstrators, men, women, and children.
The aggressive policy  of the Trump administration and the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move there the US Embassy, over and against the general international outcry, has encouraged the aggressiveness of Israel, that continues the illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and continues massacring the Palestinian people. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thousands of Russian workers protested against anti-people pension reform

Tens of thousands of Russians took part Saturday in rallies across the country organised by Communists to protest against government's anti-people plan to hike the pension age.
In Moscow, organisers said up to 100,000 people gathered for a permitted rally against the government-backed reform, which is currently going through parliament. However, reporters put the turnout much lower at around 10,000. Protests took place in dozens of cities and towns in far eastern Russia, Siberia and western Russia.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Communist Party of Israel: The nation-state law is a fascist step towards Apartheid

CP of Israel: The nation-state law is a fascist step towards Apartheid.
The Communist Party of Israel considers the "Basic Law: Israel -the Nation State of the Jewish People", a serious fascist step aimed at undermining the right of self-determination for the Palestinian people, and at the elimination of the rights of the refugees. This law also expels the national and basic rights of the Palestinians citizens of Israel- as the nation-state law establishes a formal Apartheid system in Israel.

Wildfires in Greece: A Capitalist Crime

At least 84 people are dead and 187 injured. The number of those missing is still unknown. Thousands of properties have been turned into ashes. The results of the deadly wildfires which affected the region of Attica are devastating.

The SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government has unleashed an outrageous communicative campaign in order to throw the blame for the disaster somewhere else, except from itself. They blame the “weather”, the “climate change”, the supposedly “unprecedented weather conditions”, the “wind”, etc.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Cuba: 65 years since the attack on Moncada Barracks in Santiago

Today is the 65th anniversary of the attack of the July 26th Movement, led by Fidel Castro, against the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrions in Santiago de Cuba. Click on  the link to read the historic defense speech "La Historia Me Absolvera" of Fidel during his trial on October 1953.

The following article is an interesting chronicle of the events, published in Cuba's leading newspaper, Granma. 

On July 26, 1953, the assault on the Moncada Garrison in Santiago opened a new stage in Cuba’s national liberation struggle, which concluded with the triumph of the Revolution January 1, 1959.