Thursday, October 24, 2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Lebanese Communist Party (LCP) stands by the side of the masses who have demonstrated in Beirut and throughout the country during the last few days and calls for an escalation in the confrontation with Saad Hariri's government.
The LCP called the recent protests as "a national uprising throughout the country from the north to the south, passing through the mountains, Beirut and the Bekaa, bypassing sectarian divisions and sectarian affiliations and upholding its rights and demands".
Monday, October 21, 2019
Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), will be the hosting place of the 22nd International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) in 2020. The hosting party will be the Worker's Party of Korea.
The above was unanimously agreed in the last session of the 21st IMCWP which took place in Izmir, Turkey from 18 to 20 October, being co-hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).
In a press conference held in Santiago on October 19th, the leadership of the Communist Party of Chile (Partido Comunista de Chile) condemned the policy of repression exercised by the right-wing government of Sebastián Piñera during the last days of uprising in the country's capital.
The Communist Party's President, Guillermo Teillier said: "Applying the Internal State Security Law causes outrage to protesters. Politics are militarized and democracy is locked", adding that "if President Piñera is unable to govern, he must step aside and call for new elections".
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Statement of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) on the Sentence of the Supreme Court against the Leaders of the Catalan independence movement (Procés).
The Political Bureau of the PCTE absolutely condemns the sentence and points out the following:
The Political Bureau of the PCTE absolutely condemns the sentence and points out the following:
1.- This sentence means a new step – and a warning to seafarers – in the dynamics of repressive approaching of the conflicts with an economic, social or territorial conflicts occurred in Spain.
Friday, October 18, 2019
21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties: The opening speeches by Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Kemal Okuyan
The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) kicked off today, Friday 18 October, in Izmir, with the participation of 75 Parties from 61 countries.
The hosting Parties are the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). The meeting takes place between 18 and 20 of October.
Below, you can read the full transcripts of the opening speeches delivered by the General Secretaries Dimitris Koutsoumbas and Kemal Okuyan.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
|KKE MEP Kostas Papadakis (left); on the right side,|
the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.
The ban on the Communist Party of Ukraine and its newspaper was denounced by the MEP of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Kostas Papadakis in a discussion with Vadym Prystaiko, Ukraine's Foreign Minister, at the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET). The KKE MEP specifically stated the following:
"On July 16, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine imposed a ban on the CP of Ukraine. On August 19, the Kyiv District Court banned the circulation of the "Rabochaya Gazeta" (Workers' Newspaper) of the CP Ukraine. It also stripped the Party of the right to participate in elections. The above demonstrates the hypocritical slogans of "freedom", "human rights" and "civil liberties".
With a militant protest organized by the Communist Party of Belgium in Brussels, members and friends of communist parties, workers and immigrants raised their voice against the EU Parliament's despicable anti-communist resolution which distorts history by equating communism with fascism.
The demonstration was attended by the organizations of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and KNE in Belgium, as well as by the KKE group in the European Parliament.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan and the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas will deliver speeches in the opening event of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) which will take place in Izmir between 18 and 20 October.
According to 902 portal, Dimitris Koutsoumbas will be the head of a large delegation of the KKE, including Giorgos Marinos, member of the Poltical Bureau and MP, Elisseos Vagenas, member of the Central Committee and responsible of the Party's International Relations Section, the Party's MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos and Aris Evangelidis, member of the International Relations Section of the KKE.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
"We never forget you. Glory and honor to the heroes of Gyaros". This was the major slogan of an extroardinary event that took place on Saturday 12 October in Gyaros, an unpopulated small Greek island in the Aegean Sea.
The event, which was organized by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), included speeches as well as the unveiling of a monument, dedicated to the thousands of communists and leftist political dissidents who were exiled or imprisoned in Gyaros from 1948 until 1974.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
In previous posts we have published the statements of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), as well as the one of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) which you can read below.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) and the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) from Greece express their internationalist solidarity with the workers and the people of Ecuador who are fighting against the anti-people, anti-labour measures of Moreno government.
More specifically, the WFTU Secretariat points out in a statement:
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
In a statement published in 902 portal, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) condemns the new invasion of the Turkish armed forces in Syria and expresses solidarity with the people of Syria and the Kurdish population of the region.
More specifically, the statement reads:
The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today evoked the example of Argentine-Cuban communist revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara after the 52nd anniversary of his fall in combat.
In his Twitter account, the Cuban President wrote: "We will be like Che, today, tomorrow and forever. Until the victory forever. We are Cuba. We are continuity."
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
The second round of the Greece-United States Strategic Dialogue began on Monday in the wake of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Athens, which marked an upgrade of the Defence Agreement with Greece.
As we have mentioned in previous articles, the Agreement includes the modernization and expansion of the U.S. military installations in Greece.
Monday, October 7, 2019
"Si Fottano!": Italian communist leader Marco Rizzo tore up EU Parliament's resolution which equates communism with fascism
Thousands of members and supporters of the Communist Party (Partito Comunista) from across the country gathered on Saturday in Rome's Piazza Santi Apostoli, protesting against Italy's bourgeois government and the European Union.
In a symbolic gesture, the General Secretary of the Communist Party, Italy, Marco Rizzo tore up a copy of the recent EU Parliament's resolution which equates communism with fascism. In his speech, Rizzo condemned the resolution for rewriting history through the unhistorical and despicable claim that the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop pact was the cause behind the Second World War.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) to be hosted in Izmir on 18-20 October
The Turkish city of Izmir will be the hosting place of the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) which will take place on October 18-20, under the shared responsibility of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE).
As soL portal reports, the theme of the meeting will be “100th Anniversary of the founding of the Communist International: The fight for peace and socialism continues!”
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Thousands of workers, people of every age, participate in today's demonstrations in Athens, Thessaloniki and other Greek cities against the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
With slogans like "neither soil nor water to the murderers of the people" and "Close down the bases, no participation in NATO's wars", the demonstrators gathered at Syntagma Square in Athens. The protest was attended by the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas who, talking to reporters, pointed out the following:
Friday, October 4, 2019
STATEMENT OF KKE: "No to the renewal of the Greece-USA Agreement on Military Bases; No to the visit of Mike Pompeo in Greece"
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
The class trade unions of Greece, thousands of workers from all sectors responded to the call of the All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) and held a new massive National General Strike on the 2nd of October against the measures of New Democracy government that attack wages, Collective Agreements, trade union rights and freedoms and the right to strike.
Since early morning, across Greece and in every sector, the trade unions and Federations fought for the success of the strike with militant picket lines outside of factories, banks and other workplaces.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
The anti-imperialist movement in Greece prepares a militant "welcome" for the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is going to visit the country on Saturday 5th of October.
Demonstrations against the renewal of the Greece-U.S. Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement (MDCA) and the visit of Pompeo have been scheduled to take place in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities.
In a statement issued today, the Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) calls "the workers, the people and the youth to rise against the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and mainly against the transformation of Greece into a vast US-NATO base".
This year, 2019, started with dissolving the Knesset already in January, and heading to an early elections on April 2019. The four parties composing the Joint List since 2015, ran in two separate lists, Hadash and AMC received six seats (4 and 2, respectively), the NDA and the Islamic Movement – 4 seats, 2 each. The April elections witnessed the lowest turnout ever amongst the Palestinian population, citizens of Israel (49.5%).