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  • Iraqi Communist Party condemns US strikes on Iraq

    The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 29 December 2019, condemning the US strikes on Iraq: 

    The US military strikes that targeted positions of the Popular Mobilization Units and the resulting large number of casualties is an attack on Iraq’s national sovereignty and a blatant violation of it, which is rejected and condemned.

    It also indicates the dangers of Iraq turning into an arena for ongoing conflicts in the region, especially between America and Iran. It stresses the urgent need to spare our people and armed forces, with all of its factions, the risks it entails.

  • Hadash Retains Same Candidate Slate for Upcoming March Election

    Joint List chair MK Ayman Odeh was reelected Saturday, December 28, as the Chairman of Hadash’s parliamentary faction, part of the Joint List political alliance, towards the March 2 general elections for Israel’s 23rd Knesset, the third election to be held since April 9, 2109. The Hadash council met in the northern city of Shefa-‘Amr (Shfaram).

    Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Irsael) announced it would maintain the same slate as the last time around. The first six elected candidates of Hadash in the Joint List coalition are: MKs Ayman Odeh, Aida Touma-Sliman, Ofer Cassif, Yousef Jabareen, Jaber Asakla and former MK Youssef Atawne.

  • After Primary Victory, Netanyahu Vows to Get US to Back Annexation

    In a speech on Friday morning, December 27, far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his “final and sweeping” victory in the Likud primary on Thursday, thanking US President Donald Trump and vowing to bring US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over its West Bank settlements — a move tantamount to annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories.

    Addressing supporters a day after he easily defeated main challenger Gideon Sa’ar with over 70% of the vote for party leader, Netanyahu touted his close relationship with Trump, thanking the leader of US imperialism for his “historic decisions” since coming to power: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; transferring the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear agreement; recognizing Israel sovereignty in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights; and shifting US policy to one no longer viewing the establishment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal.

  • Provocative “whitewashing” and shield of protection for the criminal action of the Nazi Golden Dawn

    The proposal made by the public prosecutor in the trial of the Golden Dawn is unacceptable. It contradicts directly the antifascist feelings of the vast majority of the Greek people and it brutally insults the dozens of its victims. In its essence, it is a complete acceptance of the Nazi’s line of defense, since it basically asks for the acquittal of the 65 Nazi defendants (18 MPs and 47 members of the party). It is a copy of part of the plea of the Nazi leader of this criminal, murderous organisation, in the beginning of November. And it is summarized more or less, in what he had stated back then regarding the murder of Fyssas. "It is the story of one man murdering another one". The questions raised are many and big, since what the prosecutor proposes does not even “fit” with typical judicial arguments. What is their purpose, therefore? Who are those who intend to let the Nazi murderers off? Which mechanisms of the system work on this senario?

  • Massive and militant rally against the landfill polluting the west suburbs of Athens

    Hundreds of students marched alongside with workers outside the municipality of Petroupoli on December 18 against the landfill that has been in the city for more than 50 years and has been polluting all west suburbs of Athens destroying the environment and the health of the working class-popular families residing in the area.

    What triggered this new round of rallies in the area are the plans of the administration of the Region of Attica to expand this landfill, instead of shutting it down, and to create a new one next to the municipality of Petroupoli. The responsibility for this unacceptable plan lies with the current administration of the Regional Government (which is supported by the conservative New Democracy), as well as with the previous one (which was supported by the social-democratic SYRIZA) that paved the way for new landfills.

  • International Scientific and Practical Conference in Minsk dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Comrade I.V. Stalin’s birth

    On December 14-15, 2019, by the decision of the February (2019) Plenum of the CPSU Central Committee, a scientific and practical conference of representatives of Communist and Workers ‘ Parties and public associations was held in Minsk, dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Stalin’s birth.

    The theme of the conference was “Decisive resistance to anti-Stalinism is an ideological condition for the victory of a modern socialist revolution.”

    In the hall were placed a portrait of Stalin, the flag of the Soviet Union, the slogans “Revive the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” and “Our cause is Just, Victory will be Ours (Stalin).”

  • Speech of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) in the 20th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth

    Dear comrades,

    On behalf of the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE), we salute the delegates of the Youth Organisations that participate in the 20th General Assembly of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY).

    Comrades,

    We deeply thank EDON for hosting our works here in Cyprus. We want to express our solidarity once more with its members, cadres and friends, overall with the youth of Cyprus that was born and grows up under conditions of occupation of almost half of the country for up to 45 years.

  • Public Event in Tel Aviv: 100 Years since Founding of Communist Party

    100 years ago, in 1919, several dozen delegates gathered in Tel Aviv to form a Communist Party in Palestine, then under British military occupation.

    Next Tuesday evening, December 24, the Tel Aviv branch of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) will be holding a public event to commemorate that historic founding of the party. The event will take place at Hagada Hasmalit (The Left Bank) Alternative Cultural Center (70 Ahad Ha’am Street, Tel Aviv) at 20:00.

    “100 Years to the Communist Party, featuring Tamar Gozansky, Muhammad Barakeh and Adam Eli – Past, Present, Musical Selections, and Bits of Historical Documentation.”

  • Communists blame Brexit shift for Labour's defeat and urge movement's renewal

    'Labour's shift towards a "Stop Brexit" stance did not turn millions of Labour electors into Tories overnight last week - but it did drive them to abstain or vote to "Get Brexit Done"', according to Britain's Communist Party.

    Addressing an extended meeting of the CP political committee on Monday evening (December 16), Robert Griffiths said that other factors in Labour's General Election defeat should not be seized upon to obscure this 'undeniable and overriding' fact.

  • European Communist Meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels

    On the invitation of the KKE, 38 CPs from Europe discussed anti-communism at the building of the EP.

    The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Non-inscrits MEP of KKE Kostas Papadakis hosted the European Communist Meeting this week in Brussels at the building of the European Parliament. 38 parties from 32 countries in Europe attended the meeting for discussing the struggle against anti-communism. During the meeting, communist and workers' parties presented their positions and discussed the common strategy and methods to defeat anti-communism.

    The MEP Kostas Papadakis started the meeting with his welcome salute and Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the GS of the KKE, denounced the anti-communist resolution adopted by the European Parliament in his keynote speech.

  • Political statement National Executive Committee, Communist Party of Ireland

    CP IrelandAt its meeting on Saturday 7 December the National Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Ireland discussed both the national and the international situation and the current balance of global forces.

    The outcome of the recent by-elections in the Republic has shown the stability of the system and the strength of the establishment political parties. But they cannot escape the deep economic and social divisions within the structures of society throughout the country. Homelessness continues to grow, rents are reaching a point of being unsustainable, and there is continued growth in poverty, precarious employment, and minimum-wage jobs. The fiscal strategy pursued by both the Irish and British governments that negatively affects our people is for rewarding the rich and strengthening social inequality, for punishing working people and the poor.

  • Third Israeli Election in 11 months; Joint List Aiming to Win 15 Seats

    Israelis will return to the ballot box for the third consecutive national election in 11 months on March 2 after its top politicians failed yet again to build a governing coalition, in the latest twist in a sprawling and unprecedented crisis that has left the country in political limbo for a year. According the law, the Knesset was automatically dispersed at midnight on Wednesday, December 11, but lawmakers continued debating until early Thursday on the date of the vote.

    Last month, far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted for bribery, breach of trust and fraud in three corruption cases, which could damage his bid to stay in office after the next elections. In a video posted online only hours before the 22nd Knesset was dispersed, an unabashed Netanyahu continued with his demagogic incitement against Israel’s Arab population, saying that the main opposition party, Blue & White, “tried to do everything to establish a minority government with the supporters of terror [Joint List MKs] Ayman Odeh and Ahmed Tibi, and they failed at that.”

  • Over 160 Vehicles Vandalized in Racist “Price Tag” Attack in Jr’slm

    Yet another hate-crime “Price Tag” attack took place in East Jerusalem’s Palestinian Shu’afat neighborhood early Monday morning, December 9. At the scene, Arab residents found more than 160 damaged vehicles, including racist graffiti spray-painted by far-right assailants on cars as well as on homes in the area. Hate-inspired slogans included: “Arabs=enemies,” “No place for enemies in our land.” and “When Jews get stabbed do not remain silent.”

  • Iraqi Communist poet assassinated in Baghdad

    The Iraqi poet Ali Najim al-Lami, a member of the Iraqi Communist Party, was assassinated in Baghdad on Tuesday night, 10 December 2019.

    He was shot dead in Al-Shaab district as he was returning home from Tahrir Square in central Baghdad where he had been an active participant in the ongoing popular Uprising since it erupted on 1 October 2019.

  • Bolivia’s Illegal Coup Government to Seek Military Aid from Israel

    Bolivia’s interim government wants military Israel to help local authorities fight “terrorism” in the Latin-American country, the interior minister told Reuters on Friday, December 6, alleging plots by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leftists to destabilize the coup government. Without providing details, Arturo Murillo said Bolivian police “were investigating radical leftists, allegedly linked to Maduro, who had instigated deadly unrest” in the country after President Evo Morales was forced by the army to leave the country last month.

  • Poll: Joint List Would Remain 3rd Largest Faction in the 23rd Knesset

    A new poll shows far-right that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rivals gaining ground on him as he faces corruption charges and the prospect of leading the country to a third election in less than a year, having failed twice to secure a ruling coalition.

    The poll published on Friday night, December 6, by Channel 12 News finds that 52% of the public said they believed Netanyahu should not continue to serve as prime minister while facing indictment charges. Among right-wing voters, only 34% believe Netanyahu should step down, while 57% say that, for them, the charges are not an issue.

  • Israeli Police Detain Palestine TV Crew, Seize Equipment in E. Jr’slm

    Israeli police officers detained a news crew from Palestine TV and seized their equipment on Friday morning, December 6, in the latest attack against Palestinian media outlets in occupied East Jerusalem.

    Nader Bibars, a producer with Palestine TV, said that Israeli police officers broke onto the scene during the live broadcast of “Good Morning Jerusalem” on the Mount of Olives, and detained the show’s producer, Dana Abu Shamsiya, cameraman Ameer Abed-Rabbu, and former security prisoner Mohammad al-Abbasi, who was being hosted on the show. The officers seized the crew’s video and broadcasting equipment.

  • Knesset Approves Motion to Stop Deporting Migrant Workers’ Kids

    The Knesset approved on Wednesday, December 4, the first reading of a proposal to stop the arrest and deportation of Israel-born children of migrant workers. The proposal, which was submitted by MKs Ofer Cassif (Hadash – Joint List), Miki Haimovich (Blue & White), and Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), passed its first reading almost unanimously with 14 votes for, and one against.

  • Saturday Night: Demonstration to End the Police Brutality in Isawiya

    For almost half a year, the Palestinian residents of Isawiya in occupied East Jerusalem have endured daily violence at the hands of the Israeli Police. Large forces of Israel Border Police and Special Police Patrol Unit reconnoiter Isawiya day and night, in an organized, systematic campaign to turn the neighborhood on Mount Scopus into a warzone.

    In the streets, schools, and stores, the residents, including large numbers of children, are exposed to intense violence, sound grenades, teargas, roadblocks, and hundreds of arbitrary arrests, the vast majority of which end without indictment. Even in their homes, residents are not safe from violent nightly raids.

  • Far-Right Defense Minister Green-Lights New Settlement in Hebron

    Israel’s newly installed far-right defense minister, MK Naftali Bennett, announced on Sunday, December 1, his approval for the planning of a new settlement in the flashpoint Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron. The decision was quickly praised by the right and condemned by Hadash, Israeli peace movements and Palestinians.

    The settlement in Hebron is now made up of several enclaves located deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank. The roughly 800 Jewish settlers there live under heavy military guard amid some 215,000 Palestinians. It has been the scene of numerous stabbings and other violent incidents between Palestinians and Israelis in recent years.