Wednesday, 23. May 2018
  • President Maduro re-elected with 5,8 million votes

    Communist Parties of South America declare their support for Nicolas Maduro who is re-elected as President of Venezuela with more than 5,8 million votes (68%). 

    Presidential elections in Venezuela, which were initially planned to be held in April, took place on May 20. President Nicolas Maduro got re-elected by receiving more than 5,8 million votes (68%). Despite manipulations of the North American press and boycott attempts of the pro-imperialist opposition in the country, elections were carried out under the control of the National Electoral Council (CNE) with the participation of more than 150 international observers. Out of 20,5 million registered Venezuelans, totally 8,6 million people voted on Sunday. A week before the elections, the US Government had come up with accusations of drug traffic and overtly threatened Venezuela with further measures. After his victory, President Maduro stated his determination in the resistance against imperialism and called on the opposition to maintain a persistent dialogue. Raúl Castro Ruz, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), highlighted the courage of the Venezuelan people through his congratulation letter disclosed by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza.

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  • WG for the 20th IMWCP gathers in Athens

    Working Group for the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties met at Athens and decided the theme of the meeting in November 2018.

    Communist and Workers parties gathered for the preparation of 2018 meeting Working Group of the Twentieth International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMWCP) has concluded its first preparatory meeting hosted by Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in Athens.

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  • CPI Launches Humanitarian and Medical Aid Campaign for Gaza

    The continuous aggression and brutality being waged against the Palestinians in Gaza during the past seven weeks has resulted in the killing by Israeli army snipers of more than 100 Palestinians, including children, and the severe wounding of thousands of others who are liable to become handicapped if they survive. The hospitals in Gaza Strip are in great distress and are crying out for both medical and humanitarian aid to enable their medical staffs to continue performing vital, life-saving surgery.

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  • Communist Party of Poland against the political persecution

    The Communist Party of Poland denounced the political persecution launched by the Polish authorities who on the other hand promote neo-nazis.

    According to a statement issued by the Communist Party of Poland (CPP), on the 11th of May police entered the conference on Marxism held in Szczecin University’s facilities in Pobierowo. The functionaries acting on demand of the prosecutor’s office were searching for evidence of “promoting totalitarian system”.

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  • CP of Greece on the anticommunist persecutions in Poland

    The Communist Party of Greece denounces the unacceptable persecution by the Polish authorities and the Polish government against a professor who organized a conference on Marxism at the University of Szczecin.

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  • CPI: Gaza Massacre Won’t Halt the Palestinian Struggle for Freedom

    At a demonstration held on Tuesday, May 15, in the northern Arab city of Umm al-Faham, which was organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, the head of the Joint List Knesset faction, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash), said: “The Arab population in Israel, along with Jewish democratic forces, is fighting against the slaughter in Gaza. We call for a peace agreement based on the 1967 lines.”

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  • Funerals for 60 Killed in Border Protests; General Strike Today in All Arab Communities in Israel

    Omar Abu Fool, 30, died on Tuesday, May 15, of the wounds he sustained during unrestrained Israeli fire against Gazans protesting near the border fence the previous day, according to sources at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza where he had been hospitalized. Abu Fool was the 60th fatality of the brutal Israeli massacre along the Gaza border in which another 2,400 were wounded.

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  • USA - Israel murder people. Solidarity with the people of Palestine

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    On 14th May workers, young people and women demonstrated at the Embassy of Israel, in a protest organized by the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE).

    All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME), the Federation of Greek Women (OGE), the Greek Committee for International Democratic Solidarity (EEDDA) and trade unions also called to the demonstration. The demonstrators expressed their opposition to the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the USA and their condemnation of the Palestinians' new massacre by the Israeli army.

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  • Communist and workers' parties condemn massacre of Israel in Nakba demonstrations

    The Palestinian resistance organized a seven weeks protests commencing on “Land Day” and culminating on the “Nakba (catastrophe) Day" of May 15 that commemorates the 70th anniversary of the declaration of the State of Israel in 1948.

    The opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem after its challanging decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was superposed with the Nakba demostration. On May 14, at the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip where thousands marched, Israeli soldiers fired at the demonstrators killing 50 Palestinians and wounding about 2,400, mostly being children.

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  • Israeli Forces Kill 52 Palestinians Protesters in Gaza

    At least 52 Palestinians were killed on Monday, May 14, in the Gaza Strip and more than 2,400 others were wounded as the Israeli army fired live ammunition and tear gas at protesters assembled at five points along the border fence with Israel.

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  • West Bengal Panchayat Polls: Cold Blooded Murder of Democracy

    No condemnation is strong enough to denounce the barbarity which West Bengal is witnessing today to ensure TMC's project of capturing cent per cent of elected panchayat bodies of the state.  Despite the forcible capture of 34 per cent of the seats uncontested, the heinous attempts to capture the rest are in full swing.

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  • Family Members of Petro Symonenko Fears Persecution

    Despite the broad support of the world Communist and workers parties, the persecution of the leader of Ukrainian Communists and their Petro Symonenko continues. In addition to yesterday's 7-hour interrogation of  Petro Symonenko and four of our comrades, the Security service of Ukraine calls for questioning his wife Oksana Vashchenko and other members of his family. There is no doubt that this way the authorities are trying to silence the only political force defending the rights of workers in Ukraine and its leader.

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  • Hundreds Protest Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem Today

    Hundreds of Israelis marched through downtown Jerusalem Saturday night, May 12, to protest against the politically volatile moves of the United States next week that will increase tensions with the Palestinians and the Arab World.  The protesters marched from King George Street downtown to the Old City’s Jaffa Gate. Along the way, they chanted slogans: “We oppose an escalation [of the security situation],” “Jerusalem capital of two states – Israel and Palestine,” “End the occupation of east Jerusalem,” and “Netanyahu – resign! Peace is worth more [than the embassy move].”

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  • CPB General Secretary addresses Moscow conference

    ROBERT GRIFFITHS, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain, participated in this weekend's conference in Moscow on 'Marx's Capital and its Impact on World Development'. This is the text of his speech:

    In 1867, Marx wrote to Johann Becker that Das Kapital would be 'without question the most terrible MISSILE that has yet been hurled at the heads of the bourgeoisie'.

    Ever since, Capital has armed the working class with the Theory of Surplus Value, explaining why and how labour power is exploited to the profit of the capitalist class.

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  • Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Protesters for 7th Week in a Row

    Israeli forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at Palestinian protesters along the border with Gaza on Friday, May 11, this for the seventh consecutive week. Friday’s protests were part of the 45-day “Great March Return,” which began on March 30, and which are set to culminate on May 15, Nakba Day.

    At least 15,000 Palestinians took part in Friday’s protests at several locations along the Gaza-Israel border fence. Jabr Salem Mustafa, 40, was shot in the chest Israeli forces and died while participating in the nonviolent protests along the border east of Khan Younes, in southern Gaza Strip. Israeli soldiers wounded dozens more during the protests. Among the wounded was a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the head and was listed as being in critical condition.

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  • Russia hosts conference on Marx's Capital

    Communist Party of the Russian Federation leader Gennady Zyuganov opened an international conference on 'Marx's Capital and its Impact on World Development' in Moscow at the weekend.

    With representatives of 37 foreign Communist and workers' parties and national liberation movements present, he paid tribute to Marx as 'the great scientist and revolutionary, the founder of communist theory'.

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  • Hospitals Must Stop Destroying Forensic Evidence of Rape

    The Ministry of Health has yielded to pressure from the Knesset committee for the Status of Women and Gender Equality by ordering hospitals to stop destroying evidence of rape. Chairman MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash – Joint List) declared, “It shows that it is possible to bring about change. In times like these, such things cannot be taken for granted.”

    The committee continued on Monday, May 7, to discuss the need to collect and preserve forensic evidence from victims of sexual assault, an issue it began deliberating on in January 2017. At present, hospitals often destroy samples taken from rape victims within three months, whether or not a complaint has been filed with the police.

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  • Tudeh warns against adventurous policies of Trump and the Islamic regime

    The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran updated its assessment on the repercussions of the US withdrawal from the international nuclear agreement with Iran.

    The Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI) issued a statement dated 11 May on the decision of US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement and its possible consequences. According to the statement, the repercussions of US President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the international agreement vis-a-vis its allies ‘is indicative of an international crisis that the dominant, reactionary, and adventurous nature of the Trump government has created without regard to its dangerous consequences‘.

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  • Communist Youth Union of Czech Republic reviews the ‘Prague Spring’

    Special interview with the Communist Youth Union (KSM) on the heritage of the socialist Czechoslovakia and the so-called Prague Spring of May 1968.

    The Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) made a special interview with the Communist Youth Union (KSM), the youth wing of the CP of Bohemia and Moravia, on the anniversary of the so-called Prague Spring of May 1968. KSM discussed the experience of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia during the events, the heritage of socialist Czechoslovakia and the revolutionary stance of today’s communist youth.

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  • Iraqi CP: 'There is improvement in the consciousness of people'

    As Iraqi Communist Party enters elections with Sairoun Alliance, GS of CP warns against escalation with Iran and anticipates divergance from secterianism.

    General Secretary (GS) of the Iraqi Communist Party, Raid Jahed Fahmi told Middle East Eye that any war between the two countries would risk stirring up sectarian tensions in the country again."Iraq should be not be involved in any military conflict on one side or another" Fahmi said, "Rather, we have an interest to maintain peace. All political groups [in Iraq] recognise the need to maintain peace, because we know that the first country to pay the price is Iraq.  Iraqis will pay the price in terms of stability, in terms of terrorism, in terms of destruction and so on."

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