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  • Uprising continues in Sudan

    New demonstrations in Sudan meet with repression and leaders of the opposition including those of the Communist Party of Sudan are detained.

    Following the uprisings against the economic policies of the Sudanese regime on 16 January in Khartoum and 17 January in Omdurman, the call for 31 January in Khartoum North met with massive support of the Sudanese people.

    The demonstration organised by the opposition including the Communist Party of Sudan (CPoS) was harshly repressed by the regime’s security forces. In several towns of Sudan, protests were dispersed by the police and the leaders of the opposition were detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).

  • Statement of the KKE regarding the developments with FYROM

    Those that set the Balkans on fire - NATO, USA, EU- do not want to give a solution for the peoples’ benefit! [En, Ru, Es, Ar]

    The KKE calls upon the Greek people, who is justifiably concerned about the developments on the FYROM issue, to see the essence of the problem, the "forest" and not the "tree".

    To overcome the disorientation and the false dividing lines that both the government as well those powers who invest on nationalism and irredentism are cultivating.
  • On Challenge in Supreme Court to Electoral Bonds

    On 2nd February 2018 the Supreme Court of India has sought a response from Union of India and the Election Commission in the petition filed by the CPI

    (Marxist) challenging the constitutionality of the introduction of Electoral Bonds by the Finance Act, 2017.

     The Finance Act, 2017 amended four different statues, namely the Reserve Bank of India Act 1934, The Representation of Peoples Act 1951, The Income Tax Act 1961 and the Companies Act, 2013 to introduce the concept of Electoral Bonds. The Electoral Bonds was operationalized by the Central Government by issuing a notification on 2.01.2018.

  • Occupation & Profits: UN Report on 206 Companies in Settlements

    The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a preliminary report on Wednesday, January 31, identifying 206 companies around the world doing business in the Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank, settlements located there in violation of international law.

    The long-delayed report was initially supposed to include the names of the companies involved but, reportedly after intense pressure from the US and Israel, it only gives the number of companies from each of 21 countries, without specifying the companies by name.

  • “Democratic Israel Bill” Response to “Jewish Nation-State” Proposal

    A bill, “Basic Law: Israel – A democratic, multicultural and egalitarian state,” was proposed last week by Joint List MK Yousef Jabareen (Hadash) to serve as a response to the discriminatory Jewish nation-state bill. “Instead of dark ideas promoting a hierarchy in the status of citizens and ethnic superiority for Jews, I propose enlightened ideas of equal citizenship and significant multiculturalism for all citizens,” Jabareen said.

    The far-right “Jewish nation-state bill”, which is strongly backed by the coalition and the government, would, if passed, be a Basic Law, with constitutional weight, that declares that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people. This latter proposal, which has passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset and which is being worked on in a legislative committee, includes many declarative elements about the Jewish homeland and reinforces many already existing laws as a Basic [Constitutional] Law, about the state flag, its national anthem and national symbol, the right of any Jew to immigrate to Israel, and other ethnically discriminatory issues.

  • CP of Chile expresses solidarity with the people of Brazil

    pcchileCP of Chile expresses solidarity with the people of Brazil and the Workers’ Party, condemning the court decision against Lula’s candidacy.

    The decision of the regional court might prevent the candidacy of former president Lula da Silva in the presidential elections in October of this year.

    In the statement, the CP of Chile stresses that the decision against former president Lula is groundless and its main purpose is to try to prevent his presidential candidacy.

  • Hadash MK Atawne to Resign as Part of Joint List Rotation Deal

    Hadash MK Youssef Atawne of the Joint List plans to resign next week, in the framework of the Joint List rotation agreement, he said on Thursday, February 1, in a news conference held at the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) headquarters in Nazareth. Also participating in the press conference, with MK Atawne were CPI Secretary General Adel Amer, Hadash Secretary Mansour Dahamshe and former Nazareth mayor Ramez Jerayssi.

  • International Communist Response: 'Hands off Syria'

    We reproduce statements by Communist and Workers' Parties regarding the military operation of the Turkish troops in northwestern Syria

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE): 

    In a statement regarding the developments in Syria the Press Office of the CC of the KKE condemns the military operation of Turkey on Syrian grounds, under the phony name "Olive Branch".

  • Police Investigating Possible Arson at Tel Aviv HQ of Hadash/CPI

    Police are investigating whether a fire that broke out on Wednesday evening, January 31, at the Tel Aviv headquarters of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) was the result of arson.

    A group of youth activists of the Young Communist League (Banki-Shabiba) had been working inside the building when they noticed the flames on the second floor of the three story building on Ahad Ha’am Street in Central Tel Aviv. They were able to evacuate the premises without any injuries, a party spokesperson said.

  • Protest Against Further Attacks on People's Livelihood

    The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

    Union Budget 2018-19:

    Protest Against Further Attacks on People's Livelihood

     This last full budget of the Modi government before the next general elections reflects, once again, it's clear commitment to serve the interests of foreign and domestic big corporates while mounting further assaults  on the vast majority of the working people of our country.

  • CPI Decries Continuing Violence in Kasganj

    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on February 01, 2018 condemning the continuing violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Kasganj:

    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India vehemently condemns the continuing communal violence in Kasganj area of Uttar Pradesh despite repeated assurances from the authorities that normalcy would be restored in the area soon.

  • Knesset Advances Bill Requiring Israeli Flag at Public Events

    A bill that would make it mandatory to display the Israeli flag at public events passed a first reading in the Knesset plenum early Tuesday, January 30, drawing the ire of opposition members who decried it as an “attempt to educate the Arab community.”

    Twenty-five lawmakers supported the bill and 11 opposed it.The proposed legislation still has to be discussed by the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee and then pass two more plenum votes to become law.

  • Okuyan: 'Erdoğan is trying to save his own neck'

    tkpSpecial interview by soL with Kemal Okuyan the GS of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Turkish Government's Afrin operation

    The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Kemal Okuyan, answered the questions of soL news regarding Afrin operation.

    soL: Do you think that Afrin operation can resolve the political situation in Syria? In other words, can it bring about a process that could terminate for good the ongoing Syrian war which already seems to have lost pace compared to the previous years?

    Kemal Okuyan: Syria was the last stop of the wave of Arab Spring. [Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan’s Neo-Ottoman Project and Arab Spring constituted a whole, and together they ran into a stone wall in Syria. The resistance of the people of Syria should not be underestimated. Russia played a role in the equation only after Syria proved its resilience. Thus the crisis in Syria transitioned on to a new phase. Today Syria has become an arena of rivalry for the hegemonic forces. It seems that neither the US nor Russia is able to impose its strategy on the other. Until very recently, the US was the play-maker while Russia kept reacting to the offensive moves of the US. Russia felt the need to develop its own strategy at a certain point, and now it’s the US’s turn to react. The disruptive activities of the US and Russia in Syria create some vacuum, and that’s why AKP [Turkey's ruling party] had the chance to revise and act on its plans in Syria. Getting back to the question, I believe that Afrin operation cannot solve the political situation in Syria. It can only make it more complicated.

  • Heated Debate in the Knesset on Deportation of African Refugees

    A heated discussion erupted on Monday, January 29, during a meeting of a Knesset committee on the pending deportation of African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel. Speaking before the Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said that an unnamed country has agreed to receive African refugees who are to be forcefully deported from Israel.

  • Opposition MKs: No Indiscriminate Deportation of Asylum Seekers

    A proposal has been submitted by opposition MKs Aida Touma-Suleiman (Hadash – Joint List), Eyal Ben Reuven (Zionist Union) and Michal Rozin (Meretz) regarding the state authorities’ handling of African asylum seekers, and rejecting the government’s plans to indiscriminately deport all such persons. The authors of the proposal note how recent publications indicate that the state has no “viable possibility of forcefully expelling asylum seekers, an option the prime minister had instructed to be examined.

  • Common appeal for release of leaders of the CP of Sudan

    Common appeal by communist and workers' parties in solidarity with the working people of Sudan demanding the immedate release of the leaders of the CP of Sudan and all political detainees.

    ICP, 30 January 2018

    The persecutions by the government of Sudan towards the political opposition including leaders of the CP of Sudan, which had mobilised the people against economic conditions, meets  international reaction by communist and workers’ parties in solidarity with the people of Sudan.

  • Communist Party replies to Trump’s State of the Union

    John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, will reply to Trump’s State of the Union on Facebook Live, Tuesday January 30th. The program will begin immediately following Trump’s speech.

    “Our address will be a working-class and peoples response to Trump” said Bachtell. “From the threat of nuclear war to the denial of climate change, Trump’s policies are literally threatening our lives.”

  • MK Odeh on Baseless Polish Law: »The Holocaust Cannot Be Denied«

    On Friday, January 26, the Polish parliament approved a controversial law forbidding any mention of participation of the “Polish nation” in crimes committed during the Holocaust.

    The law also forbids use of the term “Polish death camp” to describe the compounds where Jews and others were murdered in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. Anyone who violates the new law, including non-Polish citizens, will be liable to a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.

  • Protests against anti-communist persecution of the Communist Party of Poland continue

    Despite of mass protests against political persecution of the Communist Party of Poland the Polish authorities continue to pursue anti-communist policy aimed at a total ban of Party’s functioning in the country.

    As an action of protest in support of Polish Communists on January 22, 2018 Moscow and St. Petersburg CPRF branches arranged pickets in front of Polish Consulates in the cities.

  • 7,000 Hizma Residents Collectively Punished by Restricted Access

    For more than a week, the Israeli military has been severely restricting access to and from the Palestinian village of Hizma in the West Bank, apparently in response to stone-throwing along a nearby road. Soldiers have been deployed at all entrances to the village, and physical roadblocks have been put in place barring vehicular access.