Friday, November 30, 2018

Communist Youth of Greece (KNE): "NATO out of the Balkans - Fascists out of schools"

Students demonstrate in Athens demanding better Public
Education and schools (archive photo).
Regarding the effort of various fascist groups, including the neo-Nazi, criminal Golden Dawn party, to sow the poison of nationalism and racism in the country's schools, the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) issued a statement. 

The statement points out: "Towards the dangerous developments in our region and the effort of various fascists to sow their fascist-racist poison, the students must continue isolating these forces, as they decisively have done in hundreds of schools throughout the country these days."

Thursday, November 29, 2018

20th IMCWP in Athens: Declaration of 90 Communist and Workers' Parties

The 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) took place on November 23-25, 2018, in Athens, hosted by the KKE, which celebrates 100 years of its historic course.
At the meeting under the theme of: "The contemporary working class and its alliance. The tasks of its political vanguard - the Communist and Workers' Parties, in the struggle against exploitation and imperialist wars, for the rights of the workers and the peoples, for peace, for socialism ", 90 Communist and Workers’ parties from 73 countries took part, representing all the continents.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Crisis and Revolution - A report by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) has recently published a report on the 1917 October Revolution anniversary. 

The report assesses the economic and political crisis in Turkey and the actuality of a socialist revolution for Turkey. 

You can read the full text of the report below:

Peruvian Communist Party leader Flor de María Gonzáles Uriola died

According to statement issued by the Central Committee Peruvian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Peruano), the Party's General Secretary Flor de María Gonzáles Uriola died on 25th November 2018 at Guillermo Almenara hospital in Lima. She was 68 years old.

The "Red Flor", as she was known among her comrades, was a congresswoman for the "Broad Front" coalition (Frente Amplio) in which the Peruvian CP participates. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

100 years of KKE: Greece's Communist Party gloriously celebrated a century of struggles

In a magnificent political and cultural event held on Sunday afternoon at the fully-packed Stadium of Peace and Friendship in Piraeus, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) celebrated its 100th anniversary. Enthusiasm, excitement and pride are three words that can describe the atmosphere created by the thousands of KKE members and friends who attended the event. 

People of every age, workers, students, pensioners, men and women participated in this celebration in order to honor the foundation and the glorious activity of a historic and unique Party, the thousands of dead communists who sacrificed their own lifes in the struggle for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Two years without Fidel: Cuban people and leadership paid tribute to Comandante

In an event organized at the famous stairway of the University of Havana on Saturday 24 November, thousands of Cubans of every age, mainly young students, paid tribute to Comandante en Jeffe Fidel Castro Ruz, on the second anniversary of his physical dissapearance. 

Alongside with the President of the Councils of State and Ministers Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez -as well as other leaders of the Party, the State, the Government, the Union of Young Communists, the formative organisms, the student organizations and the youth movements- hundreds of thousands of university students gathered in order to ratify the path laid out by the undisputed leader of the Cuban Revolution.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Italian communist leader Marco Rizzo blasts Berlinguer's eurocommunist legacy

Marco Rizzo (left), General Secretary of the CC of the
Communist Party, Italy. Right: Enrico Berlinguer.
In a very interesting speech delivered at the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties, which is taking place in Athens, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Italy (Partito Comunista) Marco Rizzo strongly criticized the ideological and political legacy of the so-called "Euro-communism".

The intervention of Rizzo marks a break-up with the traditional reformist line of the - once powerful- Italian Communist Party. "We reject with extreme firmness any hypothesis of political alliances between parties, both for electoral purposes, which, even worse, in support of self-styled "left "governments. The Italian labor movement has paid heavily for the lines of collaboration and compromise with the reformist parties" said Rizzo and added:

Friday, November 23, 2018

D. Koutsoumbas: "The working class will rise to the challenge of its historic role"

Photo: Aris Oikonomou/SOOC.
The beginning of the works of the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties, which took place on Friday 23 November in Athens, was marked by a major speech delivered by the General Secretary of CC of the Communist Party of Greece Dimitris KoutsoumbasBelow you can read the full transcript of his speech: 

"We welcome you to the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties, here in Athens, the city where the International Meetings first began 20 years ago at the initiative of our Party. 

We are here today before you, having completed a century of life and action. We feel justifiably proud of the 100 honorable and heroic years of the KKE. 

International meeting of Communist Parties kicked off in Athens (Video & Photos)

In a fully packed congress hall at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece in Athens, the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties began its works earlier today. The meeting is attended by 91 parties from 73 countries. 

An introductory speech was delivered by by the General Secretary of the CC of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas. 

The 20th IMCWP began with a short video showing significant moments from the 100 year-old activity of the KKE and the working class movement in Greece. After the video, members of the Greek Communist Youth (KNE) holding red flags and shouting slogans ("A century of struggle and sacrifice, the KKE in the vanguard") entered the hall.

100 years KKE: Successful events held by the Party organizations in London and Paris

From the event in London (Photo:
With successful political and cultural events which attracted Greek immigrants as well as local comrades the Party organizations of the KKE in Britain and France honored the 100 years of the Communist Party of Greece

On Saturday 17th November, the British branch of the KKE organized a successful event for the Party's 100th anniversary in the suburban district of Wood Green in London. The major speaker was Tilemachos Dimoulas, member of the Political Bureau of the CC. 

Hands off the DSE memorial in Dziwnów - New anticommunist provocation in Poland

The memorial with the plaque dedicated to the heroes of the
DSE in Dziwnowie. 
The anti-communist frenzy in Poland continues through the application of the reactionary "decommunization" laws which have been established by the bourgeois governments with the support of the European Union. A month ago, we had reported the demolition by polish authorities of a memorial dedicated to Soviet Red Army soldiers in Warsaw.

The latest incident in the series of anticommunist hysteria is taking place in the town of Dziwnów, where there is a monument in honor of the Democratic Army of Greece (DSE)*. More specifically, the monument pays tribute to wounded fighters of the Democratic Army of Greece who had been treated in a special military hospital especially founded by the Polish People's Republic. The fighters subsquently succumbed to their wounds and were buried in Dziwnów. The monument was built by polish soldiers during the socialist era.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

100 YEARS OF KKE - We wrote History. We continue. We shall win!

"We wrote History. 
We continue. We shall win!"
Source: "Rizospastis"
17-18 November 2018.

"At Hotel 'Piraeus', in the conference room of the union of steamboats engineers, the first socialist congress of Greece commenced yesterday at its first meeting, with the main purpose being the unification of all the existing in Greece socialist groups into a single party, uniformly governed and represented at the International...".

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

20th IMCWP: All the written contributions by the Communist & Workers' Parties (list)

As the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) is due to take place in four days, we present all the up-to-date written contributions by the participating Communist and Workers' Parties.

Monday, November 19, 2018

More than 90 communist parties will be represented at the 20th IMCWP in Athens

91 communist and workers' parties from all over the world have registered to participate at the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties, which will be held in Athens between November 23-25. 

The 20th IMCWP will be hosted at the headquarters of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Perissos under the subject "The contemporary working class and its alliance. The tasks of its political vanguard – the Communist and Worker’s Parties – in the struggle against exploitation and imperialist wars, for the rights of the workers and of the peoples, for peace, for socialism”.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

"Peterloo": A very British massacre (Review and Trailer)

Peterloo (2018) Film Review.
Director: Mike Leigh. Stars: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Neil Bell. 

Waterloo – a field in Belgium where in 1815 the armies of Britain, Prussia and other European powers defeated the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. St Peters Field – a square in Manchester where on 19 August 1819 cavalry charged a crowd of unarmed protesters killing around 20 people. The closeness of the two events led to the latter being called the Peterloo Massacre; an event now the subject of a feature film, Peterloo, directed by Mike Leigh. The events in the field in Belgium were made into a film almost 50 years ago, in a film entitled Waterloo. A film about the events closer to home is long overdue.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

45 years since the Polytechnic uprising in Greece: Large anti-imperialist rally to the US embassy in Athens

Under the slogan "No to the plans of the government and imperialists. NATO and its bases, out of Greece", thousands of people of every age participated in the large march, organized by the KKE, the KNE, workers and students' unions, in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising

The march began from Stadiou avenue, passed through Syntagma Square and ended at the U.S. embassy where the demonstrators shouted anti-imperialist slogans, raising their voice for Greece's disengagement from the dangerous NATO-USA-EU imperialist plans. 

Despicable anticommunism: MEPs urge Amazon to drop Soviet-themed goods!

A spectre is haunting the imperialist European Union. It's the Soviet Union and the socialist revolutions of the 20th century which paved the way for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man. 

The servants of the capitalist system tremble at the idea of a socialist revolution and make everything in order to "exorcise" such a perspective. They even tremble at the sight of t-shirts that bear the initials CCCP and the sickle and hammer! 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Greek soldier: "The bloodstained NATO flag is a disgrace for our Navy"

The advanced involvement of the Greek Armed Forces in NATO's imperialist missions and plans has led to multiple reactions within the ranks of soldiers who have publicly denounced the participation of Greece in NATO's drills. 

A month ago, Greek Navy conscripts had publicly protested the participation of Greek ships in NATO's military exercises. This time, Stavros Papadakis, member of the "Navarinon" frigate, officially reported his strong disagreement for the involvement of the frigate in the so-called "Sea Guardian" maritime security operation of NATO in the Mediterranean Sea.

100 years KKE: Moments from a century-old internationalist activity

This year, the KKE completes a century of struggles and sacrifices, remaining the only truly new party in Greece society because it is the only one that struggles for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man. Founded in 1918, in an era when the flame of the October Socialist Revolution of 1917 lent impetus to the revolutionary workers' movement, the KKE has a rich history of struggles, sacrificies and internationalist activity.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Cuban president Díaz-Canel paid tribute to Karl Marx grave in London

In a symbolic gesture, during his stay in London, the President of Cuba Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez visited today the grave of one of the greatest thinkers of human history, Karl Marx.

Visiting Highgate Cemetery, the Cuban president deposited a bouquet of flowers in the name of the people of Cuba before Marx's tombstone where it reads: "Proletarians of all countries, unite". 

"We pay tribute to one of the great thinkers of humanity, Karl Marx, before his grave in Highgate Cemetery, for Cuba, in  the year of his birth's Bicentennial and the 135th anniversary of his physical disappearance", wrote the Cuban President in his twitter account

45 years since the 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising against the Greek Junta

This Saturday, 17th November, marks the 45th anniversary of the Polytechnic uprising which subsequently led to the fall of the military dictatorial regime in Greece. 

The events at the Athens Polytechnic in 1973 consist one of the most significant moments of class struggle in Greece during the second half of the 20th century. 

Like every year, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and its youth wing (KNE) will organize a massive, anti-imperialist rally towards the U.S. embassy in Athens on Saturday 17th November. Similar events will take place in Thessaloniki and other major Greek cities. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Communist Party of Ireland: The 1914-1918 War and the bankruptcy of Irish nationalism

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland on the occasion of the celebrations for the end of the 1914-1918 First Imperialist World War:
9 November 2018.
This November is the centenary of the ending of the Imperialist War, 1914–1918, fought between British imperialism and its allies on the one side and German imperialism and its allies on the other.
It is believed that more than 10 million soldiers died in the fighting, as well as an estimated 13 million civilians. More than 65 million men from the various empires took part, of whom 5 million were British.