19 | 05 | 2019
  • TKP's Istanbul mayor candidate withdraws from redo election

    tkpZehra Güner Karaoğlu, the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality candidate of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) in the local elections of March 31, handed over her waiver of candidacy for the revote on June 23.

    Along with Karaoğlu’s waiver, one more bill was given to the local election board with the signature of her party, the TKP.

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  • MK Jabareen: Golan Settlement to Be Named for Trump, a War Crime

    Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision, announced on Sunday, May 12, to name a new town in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights for US President Donald Trump.

    In response to Netanyahu’s announcement, Jabareen tweeted , “It’s fitting for US President Trump to have a settlement named after him that’s illegal and contravenes international law. Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights is spitting in the world’s face. Transferring Israeli citizens to the Golan is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A war crime named after Trump.”

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  • Communist's warn of war danger

    Britain's Communists have sounded the alarm about the 'rapidly escalating danger of war' in the Middle East and Latin America.

    Addressing the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening, Liz Payne said all the signs pointed to a military conflagration provoked by the US regime in alliance with Saudi Arabia, Israel and Britain.

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  • Connolly Youth Movement statement on the divorce referendum

    We, the Connolly Youth Movement support the YES vote in the upcoming divorce referendum on Friday the 24th of May 2019,  currently, the law according to the constitution of the twenty six mandates that a married couple must be separated for four of the last five years to be granted a divorce, if the yes vote were to win, the oireachtas will then have the power to shorten this period to two years, while not perfect this is a far more preferable state of affairs, we believe this because we view it as an unnecessary invasion of privacy to have to prove that you have been separated for four of the last five years. This makes mutual divorces unnecessarily complex and poses many problems for someone facing domestic abuse from their spouse.

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  • CPI Condemns Violence in West Bengal and Demolition of Vidyasagar Statue

    The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement:

    The Communist Party of India deplores the continuing violence in West Bengal, during the elections. While both BJP and TMC are to be held responsible for the situation, they try to blame each other.

    The CPI strongly condemns the vandalism which took place yesterday in Kolkata in BJP President Amit Shah’s road show leading to the demolition of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s statue. It is a big irony that Prime Minister instead of expressing apology for the vandalism and demolition of Vidyasagar’s statue, has declared to install a grand statue of Vidyasagar later.

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  • As Eurovision Opens, Hundreds March in Tel Aviv vs. Gaza Siege

    Hundreds of Israeli and Palestinians marched through central Tel Aviv, Tuesday evening, May 14, with the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest being held in that city. The marchers called for an end to Israel’s siege against Gaza and commemorated a year since Israeli troops shot dead more than sixty Palestinians and wounded thousands more on a single day along the Israel-Gaza border as part of the Great Return March.

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  • When there is no national unity there is no public security

    When there is no national unity there cannot be public security says the Leader of the JVP Comrade Anura Dissanayaka.
    He said this at a seminar organized by the JVP on ‘Our mission to defeat extremism, build national unity and affirm public security’ held at Hatton – Dickoya town Hall yesterday (15th).

    Speaking further Comrade Anura Dissanayaka said the three services and the police alone cannot establish national unity in the country.

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  • Communists support ANC in election but say “no blank check”

    South Africa held general elections on May 6-8.  Although there had been some discussion previously of the South African Communist  Party (SACP) running its own separate candidates, in the end the communists pushed for support for the African National Congress’ incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa, and for ANC candidates at other levels.  Preliminary results indicate that the ANC has once more won a majority in parliament and Ramaphosa has been reelected—in both cases, with somewhat reduced margins.

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  • South America: Ten Communist Parties lay out strategy for struggle

    In the context of the hemispheric right-wing surge, ten of South America’s Communist Parties met in Montevideo, Uruguay, in late April to establish a joint strategy of struggle.  The parties that got together were the Communist Party of Argentina, the Communist Party of Brazil, the Brazilian Communist Party, the Communist Parties of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela, and the “Red Fatherland” Communist Party of Peru.

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  • Palestinian FM: US is Proposing a Plan of Surrender, Not a Peace Deal

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki called the US-proposed “peace plan” (aka Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century”) a Palestinian surrender, as the US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, lashed out at the United Nation’s “anti-Israel bias” while urging support for the Trump administration’s “vision,” on Thursday, May 9

    Greenblatt, who was speaking before a meeting of the UN Security Council initiated by temporary member states Indonesia, Kuwait, and South Africa said it was “surprising and unfair” that the council meeting was organized to condemn Israel’s behavior when the latter “was not even invited to speak at this session.” He called the council’s “obsessive” focus on Israeli settlements a “farce,” saying that the purportedly illegal Israeli settlements are not keeping Israelis and the Palestinians from negotiating peace.

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  • PA: Israel Exploiting Eurovision to Consolidate Colonialism

    The Foreign Ministry of the Palestinian Authority (PA) called Saturday, May 12, for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organizers of the Eurovision Song Contest, to remove shots of Jerusalem from the videos promoting this week’s competition, as the true venue of the international song contest is Tel Aviv. In letters it wrote to the EBU, the PA accused Israel of “propaganda” leading up to the two semi-finals to be held today, Tuesday, and on Thursday, and the finals scheduled to take place on Saturday night, May 18. Tel Aviv was picked to host the 2019 event following the victory of Israeli singer Netta Barzilai last year.

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  • Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian, 24, Wound Dozens along Gaza Border

    The three Palestinian Arabic dailies and Communist Arabic Al Ittihad newspaper published in Israel highlighted on their front pages on Saturday and Sunday the Israeli’s army killing on Friday, May 11, of a Palestinian during the March of Return protests along the Gaza border and the wounding of dozens of others.

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  • Respect the vote, respect the people

    By Tony Conway Convenor of ARAF – the CP anti racist and anti fascist commission

    The decision of the British People to leave the EU in 2016 was a shock to the ruling class as represented by big business, the senior civil service, government and banking. The Government of the day had the support of the majority of trade unions, who publicly spoke up for Remain, in spite of the views of many of their members. Since that majority decision, certain sections of the left have set about vilifying those who voted leave. Working class voters have been called racist, stupid or selfish. Others seek to split the population into convenient stereotypes. They have argued the people got it wrong and should be given a chance to change their mind.

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  • 10,000 Join Alternative Memorial and Independence Day Ceremonies

    Some 10,000 Israelis and dozens of Palestinians marked Memorial Day in joint ceremonies in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Kibbutz Harduf in the Galilee on Tuesday night, May 7. The largest such event, in Tel Aviv, was criticized by far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week. “There is no place for a memorial ceremony likening the blood of our people and that of terrorists,” Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, said in a post on his Twitter account. “That is why I refused to allow entry to [Palestinian] participants, and I think the High Court should not have intervened in that decision of mine.”

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  • Victory Day Celebration at Red Army Forest near Jerusalem

    Every year on May 9th, the anniversary of the Nazi Germany’s surrender to the Soviet Union in 1945, the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) marks the defeat of the Nazi forces at the hands of the Red Army. This year, the annual commemoration of this historic event will be held by communists and Hadash activists on Saturday, May 11, in the Red Army Forest near Jerusalem.

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  • Only a Peace Agreement Can Bring Security and Welfare to Both Sides

    A ceasefire between Israel and armed Palestinian groups in Gaza went into effect yesterday (Monday, May 6) at 4:30 a.m., ending two days of intense fighting. Beginning on Saturday, Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups fired rockets from Gaza at communities within Israel, and Israel once again dropped bombs on the Gaza Strip. The violence has already taken a toll in human life in both Gaza and Israel: 23 Palestinians and 4 Israelis were killed as a result of the bombardments on each side of the border. Scores of others were wounded.

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  • On Eve of Eurovision Competition, Tel Aviv Protest against Gaza Siege

    A protest demonstration against Israel’s siege of the Gaza Strip will be held in Tel Aviv on the eve of 2019’s Eurovision Song Contest. The competition is scheduled to take place at Tel Aviv’s municipal convention center with two semi-finals on May 14th and 16th, and the finals on May 18th. The demonstration will be held Tuesday evening, May 14, starting at 7 pm, at the Habima Square in Central Tel Aviv.

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  • CPI Condemns New Pro-Imperialist Plot against the Venezuelan People

    The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) strongly and unequivocally condemns the new, violent, pro-imperialist plot against Venezuela and its people carried out this week by extreme right-wing forces with the support of a group of the country’s military, and the backing of Trump’s US administration, the European Union and reactionary governments of the so-called “Lima Group.”

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  • End U.S. attacks on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela!

    On Tuesday April 20, a small group of Venezuelan military, loudly encouraged by the U.S. government, tried to stage an armed coup against the legally elected president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro.

    The attempt appears to have failed, but U.S. imperialism is likely to keep on its “regime change” tack, even if it leads to civil war in that South American country.

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  • On May Day, join the fight against the Trump agenda!

    On May 1, workers of all nations celebrate what they have gained through struggle, and announce to the world that those struggles will continue until victory for working people is gained.

    May Day has deep roots in our own country. May 1 was chosen as the International Workers’ Day by the International Socialist Congress, meeting in Paris in 1889 to commemorate the Haymarket Affair, which took place in Chicago three years earlier, when workers demonstrating for an 8-hour day were brutally repressed.

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