Thursday, 19. January 2017

Asia

wftuThe Indian Police found 200 children to work in a tile manufacturing industry in Telangana, India. Μost of them are younger than 14 years old. The number of child labor amounts to 5,7 million in India and to 168 million worldwide accounting to the ILO.

World Federation of Trade UnionsThe World Federation of Trade Unions representing more than 92 million workers in the 5 continents salute the demonstrations against the air pollution in Mongolia.

ChinaChinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday extended New Year greetings to all Chinese compatriots and people around the world, saying hard work and joint efforts in 2017 will make China and the world better.

He said 2016 is an extraordinary year for China as it has achieved progress in many aspects, urging the international community to work together to build a more peaceful and prosperous world.

comunistaIn Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, concluded this saturday the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). More than 100 participants agreed on measures to improve the efficiency of the joint coordination mechanism and elected a working group in the 2016-2018 tenure with 19 members. The participants agreed to sntregthen the cooperation between communist and workers parties, especially for the preparation of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Great Russian October Revolution in 2017. It also emphasised on the significance of fighting for peace and socialism as well as protecting independence and sovereignty of countries.

Sri LankaYesterday (31st August 2016), more than 10,000 students representing all State Universities in Sri Lanka marched forcing government to abolish the illegal private medical college, SAITM.The march started from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and students marched more than 12 kilometers. It has been organized by the Inter University Students Federation especially considering the fact that the boycotts which have been continued in front of every state universities by the students have now continued passing 200 days.

World Federation of Democratic YouthWorld Federation of Democratic YouthTerrorism driven by fundamentalist groups has become a major problem faced by the entire world currently, which ruthlessly causes bloodsheds around the globe. There has been a deadly terrorist attack on 1st and 2nd of July 2016, on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 28 people, among these 20 foreigners 6 militants and two police officers have been killed by the terrorist attack. The responsibility of these attacks has been claimed by the fundamentalist, terrorist organization. Initially, we would like to express deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and wish fast recovery of those who have been injured.

Kim Jong Un. Foto: NaenaraKim Jong Un. Foto: NaenaraDear delegates,

Today we are holding the historic Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea amid the grand struggle in which the whole Party, the entire army and all the people, filled with iron nerves and confidence to achieve the final victory of the Juche revolution as soon as possible, are making an all-out, general onward march courageously, thwarting all manner of threats and desperate challenges by the imperialists.

Reflecting the infinite loyalty and ardent reverence of delegates, Party members, service personnel and all other people across the country, I would like first to extend the noblest tribute and greatest glory to the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who are the founder and builder of the WPK, incarnations of the mightiness of the invincible WPK, and eternal leaders of our Party and people.

comunistaThe Modi government has taken the dangerous step of deepening military collaboration with the United States by agreeing to allow US armed forces to use base facilities in Indian naval and air force bases.

The US Defence Secretary and the Indian Defence Minister have announced an in principle agreement has been reached for a Logistics Exchange  Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). This is just another name for the Logistic Support Agreement (LSA) that the United States enters into with military allies like Philippines, South Korea and Japan. Unlike what the Defence Minister says, refueling, maintenance and repair facilities for American ships and airplanes will require the  stationing of US armed forces personnel on Indian soil on a regular basis.

JapanThe Presidency of the World Peace Council joins the peace loving organizations commemorating a great victory achieved by the Japanese people, who avoided the construction of yet another US military base in Okinawa.

Japanese social movements and local residents have been protesting for decades against the US military presence and, more recently, against the plans of the allied governments in Tokyo and Washington to install another military base in Japanese soil, where dozens of such structures are already rooted.

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