Monday, 19. March 2018

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  1. Obesity kills as many people as hunger. According to the World Health Organization, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of this epidemic

  2. With the announcement that the United States is set to raise taxes on steel and aluminum imports, the Donald Trump administration might has just launched the first bomb of a trade war with unpredictable consequences

  3. 'Backed by much of the mass media, the Tory government is pulling out all the stops to switch the political agenda from Britain's social crisis to one of Russia aggression and loyalty tests', John Foster told the Communist Party's executive committee at the weekend. 

    Not surprisingly, he remarked, Prime Minister May and her Cabinet colleagues do not want to focus attention on longer NHS waiting lists, school cuts, rent rises, benefit freezes, housing evictions and local council bankruptcies.

  4. José Luis Cortés was awarded the National Music Prize, in recognition of his extensive career, marked by his virtuosity

  5. Natural and adventure destinations are increasingly popular options offered by the national tourism industry, focused on protecting the environment and supporting local development

  6. With the opening of the Kenyan Embassy in the Cuban capital, there are now 22 nations from Sub-Saharan Africa with diplomatic missions in the country

  7. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) joins the Filipino people, local and international human rights organizations and peace advocates, in marking today the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).

    The post Uphold the CARHRIHL! appeared first on NDFP.

  8. The gradual transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting will begin in the Isla de la Juventud special municipality and five municipalities of Sancti Spíritus: La Sierpe, Jatibonico, Taguasco, Cabaiguán and the provincial capital

  9. In an atmosphere of cordiality, the two leaders agreed on emphasizing the relations of friendship that exist between their countries and their intention to strengthen political ties and cooperation

  10. Over the last 60 years, the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba has caused damages of almost nine billion USD to the Caribbean nation

  11. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, presented seven professionals with the José Marti National Journalism Prize

  12. The Pepe Sánchez Trova Festival, the oldest event of its kind in the country, is running March 15 through 19 in Santiago de Cuba, a city where the genre has never lost its preeminence

  13. Some 500 triathletes participated in the most recent event, about 300 less than the 2017 competition. The drop occurred after the U.S. government advised participants to “reconsider” traveling to Cuba, citing security risks - a recommendation dismissed by many competing on Havana’s streets

  14. "… Our generation received the heritage, the spirit of everything that other generations did: the heritage of Céspedes and Yara; the heritage of Agramonte, Calixto García, Máximo Gómez; the heritage of Maceo, the heritage of this singular, extraordinary act that was the Baraguá Protest" Fidel Castro Ruz

  15. A labour movement policy on migration, labour and refugees.

  16. The principal function of the Center is education related to diabetes, its prevention and self-management

  17. In a spectacular final, Juan Miguel Echevarría unseated South Africa’s Luvo Manyonga, Champion of the outdoor competition in London last year, and African long jump record holder

  18. Which way now for the labour movement?


  19. The decision by the United States Department of State to make staff cuts at its Embassy in Havana indefinite, and restrict the presence of family members, is the latest chapter in a sage of unilateral measures affecting millions of Cubans on both sides of the Florida Straits and putting collaborative efforts on issues of mutual interest at risk

  20. The recent unilateral measures adopted by the United States Department of State indefinitely reducing diplomatic personnel at its Embassy in Havana as well as issuing an unwarranted travel warning against the island, have a “humanitarian cost for which the U.S. government is responsible,” stated sources at the Cuban Foreign Ministry, March 5

  21. This year's World Social Forum will debate and define new alternatives and strategies to confront neoliberalism, anti-democratic coups and genocides.

  22. The Cuban people were the protagonists of elections on Sunday March 11. Granma offers readers stories and anecdotes from across the entire island on Election Day

  23. March 14 is celebrated across the island as Día de la Prensa Cubana (Cuban Press Day), to honor all those working in the media and commemorate the first edition of Patria, the newspaper founded by Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, in 1892

  24. Four women tell their powerful stories in Magda González Grau’s latest film ¿Por qué lloran mis amigas?

  25. During his visit to Cuba, Attorney General of the Republic of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, highlighted ongoing efforts by his institution to end corruption

  26. The Communist Party of the Philippines – North Central Mindanao Region (CPP-NCMR) unites with the people around the world in commemorating Karl Marx's 135th death anniversary, in light with the Party's celebration of his 200th birth anniversary this year.

    The post Commemorating the 135th death anniversary of Marx appeared first on NDFP.

  27. “Cuba is not a threat to the national security of the United States, so none of this; the sanctions, the blockade, the embargo, make any sense,” stated Malley in response to a question by Prensa Latina, during a meeting with members of the Foreign Press Association in France

  28. A caravan featuring 25 automobiles overtook the streets of Miami, Florida, to protest against the U.S. government’s recent decision to make cuts to staff at its Embassy in Havana permanent

  29. Malachia Fontenelle, Ambassador of Saint Lucia to Cuba, speaking to Granma International, reaffirmed her country’s willingness to strengthen relations with the largest island of the Antille

  30. Cuba is a global leader in the protection and promotion of children’s rights, according to Unicef regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean María Cristina Perceval

  31. Follow our live coverage of Cuba’s general elections through Granma and Granma International’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.

  32. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) rejects the farce of a terror trial which the fascist US-Duterte regime is preparing to stage against the CPP and the New People's Army (NPA). This trial is set to be a public spectacle which Duterte wants to mount in a vain effort to keep a veil of legitimacy and credibility to his rampage of violence and murder.

    The post On Duterte’s farcical terror trial against the CPP and NPA appeared first on NDFP.

  33. IN any emotional or intellectual assessment (together or separately) that we make of Latin America and the Caribbean, we will find Cuba as an inevitable reference and representing an unpayable debt. Many political, intellectual or artistic figures, in their life and work, have an original reference point in Cuba.

  34. Imagine we all have homes to live in, decent paying jobs, free education, free universal quality childcare. Imagine a country where the rights of Indigenous Peoples were truly recognized and upheld and where we have already taken major steps toward decolonization. Imagine a world with well-resourced, meaningful, effective educational work and legal steps taken to [...]
  35. 'In Italy as in Germany, France, Austria, Spain and the Netherlands, traditionally strong social-democratic parties have suffered historic defeats in elections', John Foster told the Communist Party of Britain's political committee on Wednesday evening. 

  36. Cette année, les femmes célébreront la Journée internationale des femmes avec un sentiment de force renouvelé. Dans plusieurs endroits autour du monde, les femmes prennent position contre le harcèlement et la violence sexuelle. Alors qu’en Amérique du Nord cela s’est trouvé souvent lié à ce qu’on appelle le mouvement « #metoo », cela se produit aussi dans [...]
  37. Duterte is engaged in a wild anti-communist witchhunt under the guise of anti-terrorism. An immediate look at his list of ¨terrorists¨ will show that he is running amok in slandering people as ¨terrorists¨. There are also hundreds of John Does in the list just to intimidate a limitless number of people.

    The post Duterte is truly the no. 1 terrorist in the Philippines appeared first on NDFP.

  38. Although belated, the CPP would like to correct PNP chief Ronaldo dela Rosa regarding his baseless claims the New People's Army (NPA) is involved in kidnapping.

    The post CPP corrects Bato: NPA not involved in kindapping appeared first on NDFP.

  39. On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-North Eastern Mindanao Region (NDFP-NEMR) warmly join the struggling women from different classes in commemorating this momentous day. We call on all women to strengthen their unity in fighting the abuse of the fascist Armed Forces of the Philippines/Philippine National Police (AFP/PNP) and the US-Duterte regime.

    The post Further strengthen the unity of women and fight the fascist AFP/PNP and US-Duterte regime appeared first on NDFP.

  40. Rodrigo Duterte and his regime relentlessly trample on women's rights. His contempt for women knows no limits. His policies result in hardships, especially for the toiling women. From his unamusing rape jokes, disparages and threats, Duterte clearly is the ugly face of the feudal and patriarchal aspect of a social system which exploits and oppresses women.

    The post Women, rise against the US-Duterte regime appeared first on NDFP.

  41. Every January 28, the day on which Cuba celebrates the birth of National Hero José Martí, from a park in the easternmost province of the country, the Guantánamo-Baracoa “Cruzada Teatral” (Theater Crusade) sets off to mountainous areas •This community project is celebrating 28 years since its founding

  42. The NDFP-Mindanao joins the Filipino nation in celebrating the hard work, courage and determination of oppressed and exploited women in the country and the world over on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

    The post Oppressed and exploited women of the Philippines, unite with the Filipino people and oust the anti-woman US-Duterte regime! appeared first on NDFP.

  43. If the Liberal government’s goal with its Feb. 27 budget was to expose the Tories as advocates of austerity, unable to see or respond to the crisis of falling wages and living standards, they  probably succeeded. And if they also hoped to expose the NDP’s weaknesses, they may have succeeded in revealing that the NDP [...]
  44. Upon the orders of their master Rodrigo Duterte to sow tyranny upon the people, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) have become rabid dogs attacking without rhyme or reason. They are victimizing random civilians in carrying out their evil plans against the revolutionary movement.

    The post AFP/PNP continue to kill, arrest and file trumped-up cases against civilians to sow widespread tyranny appeared first on NDFP.

  45. Nearly half a year has passed since Duterte declared Marawi City “liberated,” yet thousands of Bangsamoro evacuees continue to agonize over the loss and destruction of homes and livelihood in the aftermath of the US-Duterte regime’s brutal five-month siege led by its AFP and PNP forces.

    The post The US-Duterte regime’s control over Marawi keeps Moro residents suffering in the fringes appeared first on NDFP.

  46. This year, women will celebrate International Women’s Day with a renewed sense of strength. In many places around the world women are taking stands against sexual harassment, and sexual violence. While in North America this is often connected with what is called the #metoo movement, it is also happening in countries as diverse as India, Ireland [...]
  47. The Communist Party of Canada demands that the Liberal government live up to their promises made during the Federal election surrounding Canada Post and immediately restore door-to-door delivery service for the nearly one million households who have had this service cut. Part of the Harper government’s legacy of attempts to privatize the postal service, bust [...]
  48. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the turning point of the Second World War – the Battle of Stalingrad. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada salutes this historic victory over Hitler fascism by the Soviet Red Army, a victory which was won at such great cost to the people of the [...]
  49. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the 2015 election largely by pledging to take a different course than the Harper Conservatives on many key issues. This included his call for a new nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous peoples, full acceptance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and promises to [...]
  50. On February 9, the complete official results of the recent parliamentary election in Nepal were announced, confirming that the CPN-United Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) and the CPN (Maoist Centre) parties have received a strong popular mandate to unite and govern the country. The new 275 member federal parliament will include 121 CPN-UML members, and 53 from the [...]
  51. The Federal Liberals’ support for the Trans Mountain pipeline makes a mockery of any promise to give Indigenous peoples the veto on developments affecting them, and to recognize Indigenous sovereignty while also trashing commitments on climate change. The difference between Tory all-out support for all pipelines, up to and including climate change denial, and Liberal [...]
  52. The acquittal of Gerald Stanley, who fired the shot that killed Colten Boushie, is a stinging indictment of the systemic racism which permeates the entire policing and legal system. The Communist Party of Canada stands in full solidarity with the demands of the Boushie/Baptiste family for genuine reforms to the institutions which continue to systematically [...]
  53. We stand in solidarity with Iranian people, and against any foreign intervention in the internal affairs of Iran

    The Communist and Workers’ parties that sign this statement have followed with concern the recent developments in Iran where tens of thousands of people in many towns and cities across Iran protested against the policies of the autocratic regime.

  54. The labour movement is failing to voice the interests of workers and their families in the Brexit debate, according to Britain's Communists.

  55. Comrades will have noticed, that as we were approaching the registration of 10,000 followers, Facebook has unilaterally and without reason, unpublished our Communist Party page.

  56. The media's 'Trump, Trump, Trump' obsession is attracting attention away from what imperialism is actually doing around the world', Liz Payne told the Communist Party executive committee last weekend.

  57. As the Labour Youth, we are calling the youth of Turkey to unite against these war policies and join the struggle for peace and an independent, democratic, secular country! AKP government had been trying to convince the people for operation to Afrin in the name of a nationalist foreign policy, and the operation has started
  58. As the Labour Party (EMEP), we call on the peoples of Turkey and workers of all nationalities to demand an ‘END’ to the Afrin operation, which pushes the country into a ring of fire for the interests of the government The Afrin Operation, started Saturday following long preparations, is celebrated by the government and its
  59. امریکی سامراج کے صدر رونلڈ ٹرمپ کے نام کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان کا خصوصی پیغام آپ نے آج اپنی ٹوئٹ میں کہا ہے کہ پچھلے پندرہ سالوں میں ہمارے حکمرانوں نے جن میں جنرل پرویز مشرف, آصف علی زرداری اور سابق وزیر اعظم نواز شریف شامل ہیں انہوں نے امریکہ کے 33 ارب ڈالرز کی امداد میں ہیرا پھیری اور غرد برڈ کی ہے ٹرمپ صاحب! ہمارے حکمرانوں کو سوائے کمیشن اور پیسہ بٹورنے کے علاوہ اور کسی کام میں … Continue reading
  60. آصف علی زرداری, شہباز شریف اور جہانگیر ترین واجب القتل ہیں. کاش ایسا مذہبی فتوی اگر ہمارے علمائے کرام دیتے تو کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کھلے عام ان کی حمایت کرتی حکومت نے پنجاب میں کم از کم گنے کی سرکاری قیمت خرید 182 روپے اور سندھ میں 180 روپے فی من مقرر کی ہے مگر سندھ میں زرداری کی گیارہ شوگر ملز, پنجاب میں جہانگیر ترین اور وزیراعلیٰ شہباز شریف کی لاتعداد شوگر ملیں ان بےبس … Continue reading
  61. قائداعظم کے یوم ولادت پر چیئرمین کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) انجینئر جمیل احمد ملک کا خصوصی پیغام قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح سیکولر پاکستان کے حامی تھے مگر جلد انتقال ہونے کی وجہ سے قائد اعظم کا یہ خواب پورا نہ ہو سکا. کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان اس بات کا برملا اظہار اور اعلان کرتی ہے کہ وہ قائد اعظم کے سیکولر پاکستان بنانے کی خواہش کی جدوجہد جاری رکھے گی اور ایک دن ایسا ضرور آئے … Continue reading
  62. US President Donald Trump announced that he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognising the city as the capital of Israel. This is a serious provocation. It will cause new conflicts in the Middle East. With this step, Trump wants to launch such a process of conflict. With this decision, Trump aims to
  63. ALL PAKISTAN POLITICAL PARTIES CONFERENCE AT LAHORE. لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن نے کل مورخہ 9 دسمبر 2017ء بروز ہفتہ کو لاہور میں “موجودہ ملکی سیاسی صورتحال اور جمہوریت کا مستقبل” کے موضوع پر ایک آل پاکستان پولیٹیکل پارٹیز کانفرنس کا انعقاد کیا ہے جس میں کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کو بھی دعوت دی گئی ہے جس کے لئے ہم لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں کل کو منعقد ہونے والی … Continue reading
  64. Labour Party (EMEP) held its 8th Congress in Ankara with the slogan of ‘Let’s unite for peace and democracy against the one-man, one-party administration.’ During the Congress, a call was made for a united struggle against the one-man, one-party state that the AKP/Erdoğan administration is trying to establish. Selma Gürkan, the chairperson of EMEP, stressed
  65. BEFORE THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD Application No._____/2017 BRIEF STATEMENT CONCERNING THE OBJECTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS AND PROPOSALS IN RESPECT OF ANY PROVISION OF THE DRAFT ELECTIONS RULES 2017 BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN (CPP) DULY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTY WITH ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD. Respectfully Sheweth, 1.       That the press release and the Notification dated 12th of October, 2017 of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notifying to the General Public of Pakistan that the ECP is pleased … Continue reading
  66. The AKP government connects every development in the Middle East with state survival and the protection of the borders, interferes in the affairs of its neighbours, claims rights over Mousul and Kerkuk and harasses the Kurdish cantons in northern Syria. Thus, it has become a country posing threat to the peoples of the Middle East.
  67. The result of the referendum held in the Kurdish Region was 90% in favour of independence. By using their right to self–determination to vote for independence, the Kurds have taken an initiative that will change the political balance in the middle east. The vote in favour of independence by the Kurdish people must be respected.
  68. Bodyguards of Hamma Hammami were removed by the Tunisian government. Hammami is the spokesperson for the Peoples’ Front in Tunisia and he has been receiving death threats for a long time. EMEP strongly condemns this decision by the Tunisian government. Tunisian government will be responsible for any attack that may target Hammami. Hammami is the
  69. In its endeavour to create a political regime defined by a one-man state characterised by oppression, violence and prohibition, the AKP Government has been responsible for all sorts of lawlessness. Including the arrest of politicians, elected officials, journalists and defenders of human rights; the closure of newspapers, magazines, television channels and radio channels; and the
  70. Date: 
    May 12, 2017

    On International Labour Day 2017, Modi government’s Labour Ministry held an

  71. A historic referendum on the way the country will be governed has been stained by a YSK intervention that turned the result on its head. This scandal, on top of the polarisation and the mounting reaction, led to the response of the people; in defence of their votes, people continue to say no to “One
  72. FOR 106 years, March 8 has been celebrated as International Women’s Day and the fight for the demands of women. A hundred and nine years ago, the women weavers and members of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union of New York came together demanding equality, equal pay, voting rights and shorter working hours. They fought
  73. Notification No. 4/CPP/CC/Meeting/Minutes dated 31-01-2017. Press Media of CPP and the Central General Secretary Mehraj Gul Khattak hereby announced that the following nine member’s office bearers of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and 52 Members of the Working Committee of the CPP from all over the Pakistan has been notified for the information of all the General Public of Pakistan and other concerned. Their names are as under:- 1. Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik Central Chairman … Continue reading
  74. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) flag to fly half-mast for 7 days has now been extended till December 4, 2016 when the Castro’s ashes would be buried in the southeastern city of Santiago says the press release issued here today by the Press Media of CPP. “Castro, a living communist legend, who has achieved immortal historical achievements for the development of world socialism. He was the great person of our era, and people and history will remember him forever,” says the … Continue reading
  75. Our Central Executive Committee member and Deputy Co-chair in Charge of Expansion Alp Altınörs was detained after a raid on his house the night of September 9. After 6 days, he was taken to the court in the late hours … Continue reading
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