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Millions among you are ready to the turn the page on a political system that has been reduced to impotence and eroded by the powers of finance. Millions among you are angry at policies that are hard on the weakest and easy on the most powerful; angry at discrimination of all kinds; angry at a financial system that destroys everything in our country, from employment to the most precious human relationships.
On wednesday, Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the KKE, intervened in the discussion on the »Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement« between the EU and Canada (CETA) in the full session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and stressed the following: »The ›Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement‹ between the EU and Canada serves the interests of the monopolies and constitutes a plan for a single market to further increase capitalist profits, with significant geopolitical implications.
The Portuguese Communist Party condemns the continued xenhophobic and segregationist action of the Israeli government against the Palestinian citizens of Israel and especially the violent actions against the Umm Al-Hiran population – a village in the Al Naqab desert – and conveys the solidarity of the Portuguese Communists to the struggle they are waging in defence of their rights.
The ongoing drama in Tamil Nadu has once again confirmed the fallacy of bourgeois democracy. The split in ruling party of the state and the manipulation for grabbing the top slot in the administration is nothing new. The Tamil Nadu episode has an added feature. The ruling party at the Centre, Bharatiya Janata Party, too has got involved in the dirty game. Though its leaders at the state level are projecting as if it has nothing to do with either of the warring faction of AIADMK, it is playing its cards safely.
Mayor Kostas Peletidis with hundreds of antifascists. Photo: KKEA broad current of support for the communist Mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, has developed in the recent period. He was brought to trial on Monday 13th of February, after a lawsuit was filed against him by a former MP of fascist Golden Dawn, with the accusation of misconduct, because he implemented the unanimous decision of the municipal council in 2015 and did not facilitate the activity of this criminal Nazi organization. In the end, the trial of Kostas Peletidis, the mayor of the 4th largest city in Greece, was postponed for the 23rd of February.
Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of Portuguese Communist Party, Presentation of the programme of events for the Centennial Celebrations of the October Revolution
7 November 2016, Lisbon
Our Party has never relinquished celebrating that most momentous event in contemporary history – the Socialist Revolution of October 1917 – even under the most difficult and demanding circumstances, for it embodies the millenial dream of emancipation and liberation of generations of those exploited and oppressed!
We reproduce a press release by the Information Bureau of the Communist Party of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called on the Filipino people to protest the police and military crackdown after at least 19 individuals, mostly activists as well as civilians, who were arrested in Metro Manila and other parts of the country in a span of just one week since the Duterte regime terminated peace talks and declared an »all-out war« against the revolutionary forces last February 7.
We condemn violence against demonstrators and demand those responsible be brought to account
This morning, Saturday 11 February 2017, thousands of our Iraqi people rallied in a peaceful demonstration in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in central Baghdad. Their statements, slogans and chants expressed their determination to continue their march on the path of reform and change and combating corruption. Demonstrators demanded the dissolution of the Electoral Commission and the formation of a new commission that is truly independent, away from the quota system, ensuring that the candidates for its board of trustees are characterized by integrity, credibility, professionalism and impartiality. They also called upon the parliament to legislate a fair and equitable election law that expands participation in decision-making, is non-exclusionary, does not impose the hegemony and domination of certain forces and blocs, and protects the voice of the voters and safeguards their will in choosing their representatives.
On behalf of the Central Committee of AKEL, I extend a warm militant greeting to all the members and militants of the Youth Organization of EDON, as well as to the youth organizations of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) and the United Cyprus Party (BKP); to the young people of Cyprus who are again here together in EDON”s mass event; to all of you, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, who together take responsibility for your country’s future.
AKEL sees in your faces the new generations of the Cypriot Left. We see in you honesty, unselfishness and radicalism. We see in you those young people who will realize and live our dreams for our homeland, but also for the whole world.
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the agreement reached by the European Union in Malta on migration, to try to cut off the route from Libya into Europe. »The Party also condemns the two main parties in Malta for supporting the European Union, which is being hijacked by extreme right elements.«
In the last two days more than 40 members of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were detained during the campaign for rejecting the presidential system at the referendum which will be held on in Spring 2017. The attitude of the AKP government alleging to be giving the choice on the one hand and on the other, choking the rest alternatives, has no result other than increasing the distrust and delegitimizing the electoral result. But, it cannot change our firm attitude on our campaign for ‘NO’.
Arrest of trade unions leaders in Kazakhstan. Screenshot: YoutubeJanuary 20, were arrested the leaders of the hunger strike of oil industry workers — the Chairman of the Union «Oil ConstructionCompany» Amin Yeleusinov and public labour inspectors Nurbek Kushakbaev. First accused of embezzlement of trade Union funds, and the second to the calls of the «illegal strikes». They were arrested for two months and today, according to the workers, have already arrived to Astana.
We have been celebrating January 26 as the Republic Day. The Constitution of India, which has come into existence on January 26, 1950 abolished the dominion status of India, rejected the British crown and declared India as a full-fledged Democratic Republic.
Indian Constitution is one of the biggest constitutions of the World and is the most valuable gift from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar to the nation and its people. It has become necessary to overcome the painful colonial past. The Constitution has given Directive Principles for the nation, with definite goals to be achieved by implementing them. It has given us democracy, secularism and equality to all the citizens irrespective of religion, caste, creed and language. By incorporating socialism through an amendment, the goal for socialism is also included. Our Constitution has given us freedom of faith, freedom of expression and abolished untouchability, defining it as a punishable offence.
»With Herbert Mies, I lost a friend and political father. The German Communist Party lost a working class politician of the working class who has shaped it for decades. German imperialism lost an opponent who has shown the way to resist this system«, Patrik Köbele, Chairman of the German Communist Party (DKP), said on Monday. »The DKP, led by Herbert Mies, was a party that was both on the side of the German Democratic Republic and a driving force in the West German peace movement.
It was a party that could win intellectuals and artists because it focused on factories and in the workers' living quarters. It was a Marxist-Leninist party, that was in contact to the masses of the working class. This is the road of todays DKP - Herbert Mies is a model for us,« Köbele noted.
Statement by Stefanos Stefanou, AKEL C.C. Spokesperson
With regards the results of Geneva and the ongoing developments on the Cyprus problem, as a first reaction we note the following:
The fact that both sides simultaneously submitted maps for the first time is positive. Regardless of the fact that the Turkish Cypriot proposal is not satisfactory, the tabling of maps creates the preconditions for a concrete negotiation and the achievement of an agreement on the territorial issue.
The Communist Party of Swaziland is deeply concerned for the safety of two of members of the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS) who are being targeted by the security police after attending a CPS summer school, held over the holidays in South Africa.
The following statement addressed to the member parties of the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties was issued by the Syrian Communist Party (Unified) on Dec. 7, prior to the full liberation of Aleppo but as it became clear that the opposition would be defeated.
As is well known, our party, along with other progressive and patriotic parties of Syria, is struggling against what is nowadays considered one of most barbarous imperialist aggressions of the period since World War Two, a struggle against the most extremist and fundamentalist radical movements of this century like al-Nusra Front, ISIS and al-Qaeda which have been condemned internationally.
At the end of November this year, according to the provisions of the current Constitution, citizens Petro Symonenko, Vasiliy Sirenko and Georgy Kryuchkov appealed to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine for compliance of the Law of Ukraine "On conviction and national-communist socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of their propaganda symbols" of April 9, 2015 № 317-VIII (decommunization Law) with the Constitution of Ukraine (constitutionality).
A twin bomb attack outside a soccer stadium in the Turkish city of İstanbul on December 10. The first and larger explosion took place about 10:30 less than two hours after a match had finished on Saturday evening. Officials gave no immediate details on the nature of the second explosion, which sounded like it came from the same area. The Communist Party, Turkey (KP) released a statement condemning the attack. The full statement is as follows:
The KKE denounces the anti-people measures that the government of Sudan has taken in coordination with the IMF, which even further worsen the position of the working class and the poor popular strata of the country.
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