Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Greek workers, trade unions prepare for mass rally during Thessaloniki International Fair

On the occasion of the Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis' visit in Thessaloniki, for the inauguration of the city's 84th International Fair on Saturday 7 September, the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) has issued a call for a mass workers' rally. 

In a statement, PAME calls the trade unions, the workers, the youth to participate in a demonstration which has been scheduled to take place at Aristotelous Square at 6 pm local hour. 

A delegation of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), headed by General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas, will attend the demonstration. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ho Chi Minh — How I became a communist

Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Tat Thanh), 1890-1969.
Ho Chi Minh — 
The path which led me to Leninism
Published in April 1960 in a Soviet journal entitled Problems of the East.
Selected Works, vol. 4 (Hanoi: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1962).

After World War I, I made my living in Paris, now as a retoucher at a photographer’s, now as painter of “Chinese antiquities” (made in France!). I would distribute leaflets denouncing the crimes committed by the French colonialists in Viet Nam.

At that time, I supported the October Revolution only instinctively, not yet grasping all its historic importance. I loved and admired Lenin because he was a great patriot who liberated his compatriots; until then, I had read none of his books.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV): What is going on in the Amazon isn’t fire; its capitalism

The Politbureau of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) in its weekly press conference held August 26 declared its position regarding the serious situation which affects the Brazilian Amazonian region
With respect, the Secretary for International Relations of the Central Committee of the PCV, Carolus Wimmer, said: "The PCV warns that what is going on in the Amazon isn’t fire, its capitalism. There is a wave of information which is looking to hide the truth of the problem. The consequence of the expansion of the interests of the transnational firms in our region has naturally not only caused the exploitation of the workers and misery and hunger for the popular masses, but also the destruction of the environment."  

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Czech authorities disrespect history - Hands Off Marshal Ivan Konev's statue!

Ivan Stepanovich Konev; the vandalized statue in Prague.
In a decision of disrespect towards the city's liberator, the Prague 6 authorities have ordered that the statue of Marshal Ivan Konev, a Soviet hero of WW2, be covered up and hidden behind scaffolding. 

According to the local authorities this is the cheapest way to protect the statue from vandalism!

Just a few days ago unknown thugs desecrated the monument with spray paint, writing the slogan "No to the bloody marshal, we will not forget" and the date "1968". The attack took place on the eve of the 51th anniversary of the Soviet intervention against the counterrevolutionary forces in Czechoslovakia. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

FARC-EP rebels denounce the "betrayal of peace" by the state, continue armed struggle

"While there is a will to fight, there' ll be hope of winning". This is the title of the manifesto released by guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) who announced the continuation of the armed struggle against the bourgeois state. 

In a 32-minute video featuring Ivan Marquez, a leading figure of FARC, alongside Jesus Santrich and other ex-rebels, the colombian guerrillas denounced the "betrayal" of the 2016 peace agreement by the Colombian state. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

KKE: Question in the EU Parliament on the ban of the Communist Party of Ukraine's newspaper

The group of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament denounces the ban of the newspaper of the CP of Ukraine. MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos submitted a question to the European Commission asking its position on these provocative anti-communist decisions which try to ban the propagation of communist ideas. In his question, the MEP of the KKE highlights the following:

“After the unacceptable decision of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on July 16 imposing a ban on the CP of Ukraine, the Administrative Court of Kiev on August 19, utilizing the entire anti-communist legal arsenal of the Ukrainian governments, also proceeded to ban "Workers’ Newspaper", the newspaper of the CP of Ukraine.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Greece: Protest of KNE outside the Brazilian embassy for the disaster in Amazon

With a protest outside the Brazilian embassy in Athens, hundreds of members of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) raised their voice against the ecological disaster that is taking place in Amazonia. 

As 902.gr portal reports, the demonstrators beared pickets with slogans such as "their profits destroy our lives and the environment, lets stop them - lets overthrow them" and "neither Trump nor Macron, the solution will be given by the people's struggle", while they marched all the way from Syntagma Square to the Embassy of Brazil

Monday, August 26, 2019

KKE denounces the unhistorical anti-communist fiestas of the European Union

The KKE MEPs, Lefteris Nikolaou and Kostas Papadakis.
Once again the European Union and the governments of the Baltic countries have promoted the commemoration of August 23rd as a "European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitaranism and authoritarian regimes". 

Towards this direction, they reproduce the unhistorical and dangerous equation of communism with fascism. 

In statement published in 902 portal, the delegation of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in the European Parliament denounces the unhistorical and anti-communist fiestas of the EU. 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Lithuania: The sickle and hammer still frightens the country's ruling class...

Right: Lithuania's FM Linas Linkevicius.
The sickle and hammer still frightens the hell out of the ruling class of Lithuania. In an anti-communist rant, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania  Linas Linkevicius called on US e-commerce giant "Amazon" to stop selling Soviet-themed goods online, saying the hammer and sickle symbol "offended victims of totalitarian communism".

In a statement to the AFP, Linkevicius repeated the known unfounded anti-communist slanders by saying: "It is offensive. Stalinist crimes are not sufficiently well understood. It is a matter of historical justice". 

Biz hazırız! Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) to mark its 99th anniversary on September 10

Biz hazırız! (We are ready!). Under this slogan, the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) leaves 99 years behind to reach its centennial on September 10.

According to soL portal, this week Boyun Egme ("Do not surrender"), the weekly publication of the party, explains that socialism is contemporary and TKP’s claim to establish an egalitarian social order is realizable.

As declared in the official website of the party, TKP says the party is ready for the struggle of a socialist revolution with the high organizational capacity of workers, intellectuals, and young people.

Amazon rainforest is burning — Bolsonaro is a modern Nero

An immense ecological disaster has been taking place for over two weeks in the "earth's lungs", the Amazon rainforest in South America

According to the estimations of Brazilian and Bolivian authorities, more than 500,000 acres of virgin forest have already been destroyed, thousands of wild animals have been killed and several local tribes have been affected. 

It must be noted that the area of Amazon covers 7.4 million square kilometres (5 million sq klm consist of dense rainforest), spreading to 9 countries including Brazil (60%), Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Equador, Paraguay, Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana. The huge rainforest of Amazon has been characteristed as the "earth's lungs", taking into account that it absorbs approximately 1 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. 

Friday, August 23, 2019

KKE: Comment on Mitsotakis-Macron meeting

On the occasion of Thursday's meeting between the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement.

The statement is the following:

"The declarations of K. Mitsotakis from Paris can be translated into new sacrifices for the Greek people in the altar of the profitability of the domestic and French capital. The reduction of taxes for the businesses and the pro-investment environment which is needed to attract french investments preoccupies a new attack on the workers-people's income, because someone has to "pay the bill". 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

"U.S. warnings towards Greece over the Iranian tanker are unacceptable" - Statement of the KKE

In a statement issued today, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) strongly denounces as "unacceptable" the U.S. warnings towards the Greek government regarding the Iranian oil tanker "Adrian Darya". 

More specifically, as 902 portal reports, the statement writes:

"On the issue of the iranian oil tanker "Adrian Darya 1", which left the shores of Gibraltar and is sailing in the Mediterranean, the KKE regards as unacceptable the intervention of the U.S. and denounces the warnings towards the Greek and any other government in case the iranian tanker heads towards a Greek or other port.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Marco Rizzo responds to the anti-communist slanders of "Lega Nord" member

Marco Rizzo (left). On the right, Iacopi with Matteo Salvini.
Photo: lariscossa.com
Being a communist is "an incurable disease". This is what Emilio Iacopi, a local representative of Matteo Salvini's Northern League (Lega Nord) and a former sergeant of Italian police, wrote during an anti-communist rant on social media. 

According to La Riscossa, organ of the Communist Party, Italy (Partito Comunista), the General Secretary of the Communist Party Marco Rizzo responded to the hideous remarks of Iacopi. More specifically he wrote on Twitter:

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Festa do Avante! 2019: Portugal's communist festival to be held on 6-8 September in Lisbon

Between 6 and 8 of September 2019 the district of Seixal in Lisbon will host the famous "Festa do Avante!", the annual festival of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) also known as "Avante! Festival"

The story of "Avante!" Festival, which is named after the official newspaper of the Portuguese Communist Party, goes back to 1976 and since then has been a great cultural and political event that attracks young men and women from all over Portugal as well as international delegations from communist parties from around the world. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Venezuela's communists reject and condemn the escalation of the US economic blockade

PCV Categorically Rejects and Condemns the Escalation of the US Economic Blockade against Venezuela
Caracas, 08-08-2019/ DPI Press.
The Department of International Politics of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) categorically rejects and condemns the imposition of new economic sanctions by the government of the United States on the Venezuelan State.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Poland's right-wing government honors WW2 Nazi collaborators

Polish officials and members of far-right groups attended the
event in Warsaw.
It has become a tradition for the bourgeois governments in the Baltic countries and Poland to pay tribute to various militant groups which collaborated with the Nazis in the Second World War. 

This time, it was the turn for the right-wing government of the ruling "Law and Justice" party in Poland to honor the veterans of the so-called "Holy Cross Mountains Brigade", an underground force that collaborated with Nazi German forces against the communists towards the end of the war. 

Friday, August 9, 2019

Solidarity with India's communists - Condemn the detention of Sitaram Yechury and D. Raja

Sitaram Yechury and D.Raja during a press conference
in Delhi.
In an outrageously authoritarian act, security forces in Srinagar airport proceeded to the detention of Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and D. Raja, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India

The two leaders were on their way to meet Yusuf Tarigami, prominent cadre of CPI(M), MLA of Jammu & Kashmir Assembly, and to meet people from the region. In a press conference they said the government violated their democratic right to meet theircomrade. The moment they alighted from the flight, they were whisked away by security forces, their bags taken away and they were confined to a room. They were informed that they can't be allowed to step out of the airport because of the prevailing law and order situation in the State, they added.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Myths and reality about HBO's Chernobyl series

The series refer to the explosion that took place on April 26, 1986 in nuclear reactor no 4 of the Chernobyl power plant close to the city of Priyat in northern Ukraine. Although this highly-acclaimed US-British production manages to kindle the viewer's interest by gaining an unexpected impact, it is neither unique nor original. It consists a more "clever" and better elaborated effort to combat the communist ideology through anti-sovietism. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Russia: Nostalgia towards the USSR and Stalin hits record high, Putin's popularity falls

More people in Russia view the late Brezhnev era of the Soviet Union as “close to the people” than they do President Vladimir Putin’s Russia, according to a survey by the independent Levada Center pollster.

Russians have expressed increasingly positive opinions about the Soviet Union over the years, with nostalgia toward the USSR and Stalin hitting record highs in recent months. Putin’s popularity has meanwhile been lagging amid widespread poverty and controversial pension reforms.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Poland's Communist Party (KPP) held its Fifth Congress in Bytom

On 21st of July, the day before the 75th anniversary of establishment of the Peoples’ Poland, the 5th Congress of the Communist Party of Poland was held in Bytom. It was attended by several dozen delegates of the regional structures of the Party and representative of the Communist Party of Greece, member of the European Parliament – Lefteris Nikolaou. Several other foreign parties i.a. from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Denmark, Norway, Czech Republic and Lithuania, sent their letters for the Congress.