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Turkish warplanes yesterday (25th April) bombarded sites in the Sinjar area in Iraq, which it said belonged to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), inflicting human losses and material damage.
This aggression came after the recent referendum in Turkey, which gave Erdogan and his government a green light to continue along the path of arrogance and to seek to impose its will on other countries in the region through the use of force. Such an approach would, of course, open the door to further complexities in the region and the world, and would further complicate international cooperation and coordination against Daesh and terrorism with even greater difficulties.
We reproduce a statement issued by the French Communist Party about the results of the first round of French Presidential Elections:
The second round of the French presidential election will be a contest between the racist and xenophobic candidate of the far right, Marine Le Pen, and Emmanuel Macron, the candidate selected by the financial world to reinforce the liberal policies afflicting our country for the past 40 years.
This situation is extremely grave for our country. The far-right reached the second round and the left has been eliminated. However, for the first time in decades, millions of citizens, striving for social change, nearly succeeded in carrying their candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the second round. Voters who were betrayed by the policies of Hollande and Valls and who worked hard to bring Jean-Luc Mélenchon to the second round are today experiencing mixed and sometimes contradictory feelings.
We publish a statement issued today by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on the referendum results:
The referandum results, which are designated with tyranny, cheating and stealing, do not have any legitimacy. Those who attempt to celebrate this result mock the people.
We call our people, who do not submit, to unite, to act organized and not to accept 'fait accomplis'.
We reproduce a statement issued by the Communist Party of Ireland:
The talks at the Workplace Relations Commission between the unions and management in Bus Éireann have broken down, and the dispute has now been referred to the Labour Court. The company was not in a position to put forward a proposal, though the unions identified €18 million in potential savings.
This package would also have included up to 240 redundancies and massive changes to work practices. Changing the way workers would be paid was discussed, instead of various rates for overtime, Sunday and rest days, etc. A new composite rate would be introduced; this was agreed in principle, but no agreement on an actual rate was forthcoming.
The center of the city of Diwaniyah in southern Iraq was shaken just after midnight when two hand grenades were thrown by criminal and rogue elements on the headquarters of the district committee of the Iraqi Communist Party in the province. Although the attack did not, fortunately, lead to human losses, it immediately evoked angry reactions and condemnation. It has raised tension and public anxiety in Diwaniyah that were caused by yesterday's developments at the Qadissiya University.
The Press Office of the CC of the KKE issued the following the statement on the US attacks against Syria:
The KKE denounces the attack of the USA against Syria with the use of missiles from American warships in the Mediterranean and expresses its solidarity with the much afflicted Syrian people.
The peoples know that the USA and its allies, which created criminal organizations like "Al Qaeda" and the "Islamic State", promote and utilize pretexts in order to justify the interventions and the imperialist wars in Syria, Iraq, in the wider region of the Middle East and North Africa, which is an arena of fierce antagonisms, with the peoples being the victims. They did the same in the past too.
In a statement issued on Friday night, the South African Communist Party is calling for the resign of South African president and ANC party chief Jacob Zuma:
The Political Bureau of the SACP met in Gauteng today in the context of the deep crisis into which the reckless actions of President Zuma have once more plunged our ANC-led movement, our hard-won democratic institutions, and our country in general.
The recall from an overseas trip of comrades Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas while on a promotional tour in South Africa’s interests, and now the firing of these comrades and other well-performing ministers is more than regrettable. It is frankly outrageous, particularly while the worst performers in cabinet continue to enjoy presidential protection and even, in some cases, promotion.
The Syrian Communist Party issued the following statement about yesterday's bombing attack of US forces against Syria:
This attack is a new step of American imperialist aggression on our homeland Syria, which was preceded by inflicting us military units in the North-East for our country, without any justification in customary international law. That transgression is to reflect the general approach of American imperialism in the attack on the sovereignty of states, peoples, expansionist plots to permanent status, which is composed of imperialism.
The enemies of the Syrian people continue to attack this country which they have been tormenting using jihadist gangs and international terrorist networks. The partnership of imperialist media and pro-sharia agents fabricated a chemical weapon scenario in Idlib and so made up a pretext for the missile attack by the United States.
We warn Erdoğan: We are going to bring you to book for the jihad that you intend to wage with US missiles. No! Do not you dare to add new ones to the crimes that you have already committed and to involve this country in your own devastation.
The Press Office of the CC of the KKE mentioned the following in its statement on the threat of the National Electoral Council to ban the CP of Venezuela:
The KKE denounces in the most categorical way the threat of the country's National Electoral Council to ban the CP of Venezuela and stands decisively at the side of the communists and will intensify the efforts to express internationalist solidarity in a mass way.
Photo: KKEThe 20th Congress of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) was held at the headquarters of the party's CC from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April. »We strengthen the KKE, for a powerful labour movement and social alliance. For power-socialism« – This slogan of the 20th Congress of the KKE was prevalent everywhere. It adorned the enormous banner draped across the front of the headquarters of the CC of the party. It was apparent inside the meeting hall in the speeches of the delegates.
We reproduce the Theses of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) for the 20th Congress from March 30th to April 2nd. Download this document as PDF: Click here.
The Central Committee of the KKE publishes its Theses for the 20th Congress of the KKE, which will be held from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April 2017, four years after the 19th Congress, in line with our Statutes.
From the 19th Congress we have a new programme that expresses the elaborated strategy of the party for workers' power, socialism, and provides directions for the leading activity of the party under all conditions.
We reproduce a stament of AKEL (Progressive Party of the Working People) of Cyprus about the anniversary of the European Union:
On the 25th March 60 years will have passed since the signing of the Treaties of Rome, which laid the foundation of today’s European Union. The leaders of the EU’s 27 member-states are organizing a festive Summit Meeting in Rome to celebrate the achievements of the construction of the EU. However, this time the celebrations cannot hide its existential dead-ends which the EU is facing. Brexit, the growing social dissatisfaction with the EU, unbridgeable contradictions in the internal situation of the Union and the rise of nationalism and xenophobia are a sign of the times which reveal that the cohesion and future of the EU cannot now be taken for granted anymore.
The opinion expressed by the EU commissioner for the environment, Karmenu Vella, that the proposal by Fianna Fáil to impose fines on those wasting water would be insufficient to comply with EU law, and that it would not be in line with the EU Water Framework Directive, is a direct challenge to the sovereignty and democracy of this state.
We reproduce an appeal by Peter Mertens, chairman of the PTB-PVDA (Workers' Party of Belgium):
According to the opinion poll of the RTBf/La Libre (public TV channel and daily newspaper) of 24 March, the PTB-PVDA would become the second political party in the South of Belgium (20,5%), almost tied with the Socialist Party PS (20,3%); it would become the third political force in Brussels; and in Flanders, it would surpass the electoral threshold, obtaining 5,5%. “An enormous boost for the field work of the 10.000 members of the genuine Left, but which confronts us also with major challenges”, reacts PTB-PVDA chairman Peter Mertens.
The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued the following statement:
Everyone is aware of the tensions between the AKP and several European countries. This international scandal is nothing but vileness done by a fundamentalist gang which considers its own interests, future, and destiny over the country’s destiny.
We reproduce a joint statement issued by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the New Communist Party of Netherlands (NCPN) about the recent diplomatic crisis between the governments of both countries:
A crisis is being practiced between the two countries reflecting the rude nature of the bourgeoisie politicians, so severe that we have not observed for many years. Now, they provoke and play with nationalistic emotions among the people and they try to benefit politically out of this tension being escalated.
We reproduce an Interview by »Nameh Mardom«, the central organ of the Tudeh Party of Iran, with Salam Ali, member of the Central Committee of the Iraqi Communist Party:
Perhaps we could start this interview with a question about the developments in the war to defeat ISIS in Mosul and expel them from Iraq. The news is that the Iraqi forces have recaptured Mosul airport and areas in the west of the city. Could you please tell us about the significance of these developments for future of Iraq's security in relation to the presence of foreign military presence, specifically the US.
The battle for the liberation of the city of Mosul from Daesh (the so-called Isis) is continuing, after successfully retaking the eastern side. The Iraqi armed forces have already seized back Mosul airport, a big military camp and three districts. The battle’s outcome is of enormous political significance for Iraq, as it will contribute to shaping the political landscape post-Daesh. The country will be facing several challenges after the military defeat of Daesh. These include the ability of the security forces to curtail the operations of terrorist sleeper cells, the fate of para-military formations; the future of “disputed territories” between the federal government and the Kurdistan regional government (KRG); and plans that have been put forward with regard to Nineveh province to split it up into several provinces. In addition, there is the need for concrete measures to achieve societal and national reconciliation and build civil peace, as well as confronting schemes aimed at dividing up Iraq.
Photo: KKEThe CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honoured the 8th of March, International Women's Day, on the evening of Saturday (4/3) with a moving event in the conference hall of the CC. Hundreds of women and men of all ages filled the hall as well as the foyer in order to follow the event, which had the following slogan:"Together with the KKE in the struggle for women's equality and their contemporary needs".
The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement to the media on March 07, 2017:
The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India expresses its serious concern over the growing attacks of racism on Indians in the United States. After the gruesome murder of Srinivas Kuchbotla, a Gujarati trader Harnish Patel who was living in the US with his family for 14 years was murdered and two days later another Indian Sikh Deep Rai a 39-year-old Sikh man was shot at with the same hate slogan of ‘Go back to your country’.
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