Tuesday, 17. July 2018

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  1. Granma International talks with José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera,Party Secretariat member, about the history and importance of the gathering

  2. The phenomenon of migration has become a nightmare for European nations

  3. Antonio Becali, president ofCuba’sNational Institute of Sports,Physical Education and Recreation, offered a press conference on the island’s participation in the Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games

  4. BAGUIO CITY — Three soldiers were killed while four others were wounded in separate armed clashes between the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ Northern Luzon Command (NolCom) and the New People’s Army (NPA) forces in the Cordillera over the weekend. The clashes occurred in Mountain Province and in Abra with no casualties reported on the part of the rebels.

    The post 3 dead, 4 wounded as NPA clash with AFP in Cordillera appeared first on NDFP.

  5. The Communist Party of Canada condemns Prime Minister Trudeau’s announcement at the NATO summit this past week that Canada will lead a new NATO mission in Iraq and expand its military role in Latvia. Canada must immediately withdraw from NATO, cut military spending and bring Canadian troops home. While the US government continued to push [...]
  6. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and the other militarists in the Duterte regime are delusional if they think that localized peace talks are the key to defeating the armed revolutionary movement.

    The post Lorenzana, militarists delusional about localized peace talks appeared first on NDFP.

  7. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines vehemently assails malicious insinuations made by the military, police and a number of Duterte apologists that the New People’s Army (NPA) is behind the spate of killings of local officials.

    The post Blaming killings on the NPA is meant to hide the real culprits and justify martial rule appeared first on NDFP.

  8. The notion of GRP President Duterte and his adjutant DND secretary Delfin Lorenzana that so-called localized peace talks can take the place of peace negotiations between the negotiating panels duly-authorized by the highest leadership of GRP and NDFP is totally absurd and stupid for the following five major reasons:

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  9. Today, July 16th the WFTU Legal Committee meeting started its works in Athens under the slogan “Justice in the Service of the International Working Class Interests”. Twenty lawyers form all the five continents of the world are gathered in Athens and discussing about the strengthening of the class struggle and the contribution of the militant lawyers in this cause. The keynote speech was addressed by Janaka Adikari, member of the WFTU Presidential Council. In the meeting the WFTU leadership is represented by the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and the WFTU Vice-President Valentin Pacho.
  10. BAGUIO CITY — The Communist Party of the Philippines and members of the revolutionary movement in Northern Luzon dismissed the government’s call for ‘localized’ peace negotiations.

    The post Reds dismiss local negotiations, assert belligerent status appeared first on NDFP.

  11. The revolutionary forces in Southern Mindanao reject the localized peace talks of the US-Duterte regime as it is nothing but a hollow attempt to draw a veil over the ravages of Martial Law in Mindanao and the escalating bloodbath of Oplan Kapayapaan affecting millions of civilians in the country.

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  12. Iginagawad ng Apolonio Mendoza Command (New People’s Army-Quezon) ang parusang kamatayan kay Roberto Orogo, isang asset ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Si Orogo ay kaaway ng mamamayan ng Quezon at isa sa pinakaaktibong tauhan ng reaksyunaryong AFP sa pagkuha ng impormasyon laban sa NPA at rebolusyonaryong kilusan na ginagamit ng kaaway sa kanyang mga operasyong pangkombat.

    The post Pagbayarin nang mahal ang pasistang AFP at mga asset nila! appeared first on NDFP.

  13. Since April 2018 Daniel Ortega’s Sandinista government in Nicaragua has been facing a growing wave of civil insurgency – very similar to that seen in Venezuela in 2016 and 2017.  It follows two years’ preparations for economic warfare by the US.

  14. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) reiterated its firm rejection of the pretend “localized peace talks” being pursued by the Duterte regime.

    The post CPP to Malacañang: “A ‘no’ is a no” appeared first on NDFP.

  15. Addressing the Communist Party's political committee on Thursday evening, Alex Gordon recalled the words of Bolshevik revolutionary VI Lenin: 'There are decades where nothing happens and there are weeks where decades happen'.

    In just one week, Prime Minister Theresa May had met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, moved against the Eurosceptics in her own party and precipitated what could prove to be a fatal spate of resignations from the Tory Cabinet.

  16. After two years of broken electoral promises, mass murder, corruption, deterioration of the economy and sell-out of Philippine sovereign rights, the Duterte regime is isolated and extremely hated by the broad masses of the Filipino people, contrary to persistent pro-Duterte propaganda churned out by the reactionary bureaucracy and the military, mercenary poll survey firms, a major part of the mass media and troll armies deployed by Duterte and his allies.

    The post Why the Duterte regime is isolated and hated by the Filipino people appeared first on NDFP.

  17. Full text of speech by Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel during the 39th Caribbean Community Conference meeting, in Montego Bay, Jamaica, July 5

  18. On the eve of another Independence Day celebration in the United States, July 3 1898, underway in Santiago was the final naval battle leading to the end of Spanish colonialism in Cuba

  19. Localized peace talks is designed to smokescreen the brutal and ruthless all-out war that has beset the country and divert attention from Duterte's unwillingness to pursue agrarian reform, national industrialization and national sovereignty. It is intended to induce disunity and division among revolutionaries towards capitulation.

    The post Localized peace talks will fail appeared first on NDFP.

  20. Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez concluded his working visit to the province of Matanzas, yesterday July 12

  21. U.S. organizations like the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID have meddled in other countries’ affairs since their founding at the height of the Cold War

  22. The World Federation of Trade Unions extents its internationalist solidarity to the teachers and employees of the private educational institutions in Bangladesh, who are asking for their inclusion in the Monthly Payment Order System (MPO) of the Government. The private schools teachers and employees have been protesting since June 10th, 2018 and they have also started a hunger strike since the beginning of July in front of the National Press Club Dhaka, the Capital City of Bangladesh, until their demands are fulfilled. Nearly 80,000 teachers of 5,000 Non-government school are now outside the scope of the MPO system, although the government of Bangladesh has assured to fulfill their demand last January. On the behalf of its 92 million members in 126 countries in the 5 continents, the WFTU...
  23. Council of Ministers discuss foreign investment, reaffirming that capital from abroad is essential to developing Cuba’s economy

  24. The President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, made a working visit to the province of Matanzas

  25. The global sports industry’s income exceeds the GDP of entire nations, and continues to foster inequality

  26. The Gaviota S.A. Group is looking to reach 33,200 hotel rooms in 93 facilities by the end of 2018

  27. Key ideas - not to be forgotten - from the Federation of University Students Ninth Congress, held in Havana this past weekend

  28. Eduardo Guerra is an outstanding Cuban engraver who wanted to surprise his public with an exhibition of drawings alone, and he has done so

  29. It’s becoming clearer by the day.  Communists believe that securing full social equality rights for LGBTIQ2S communities in Canada is part of a wider global movement to advance human rights by building socialism. The past year has seen some progressive steps and several setbacks. A glance at the latest State-Sponsored Homophobia Report gives a sobering picture of a backward [...]
  30. During the recently concluded Congress of the Federation of University Students, participants emphasized the importance of defending Cuba’s values and upholding the Revolution’s principles

  31. There have been decided and discussed the activities of the class-oriented forces for the empowerment of the workers’ rights against the Social Agreement signed by the bourgeoisie and the reformist unions’ leaderships. The debates and the works of the meeting concluded with important derivations for the strengthening and coordination of the class union movement in the Spanish State.
  32. The WFTU laid a wreath at the International Brigades Monument on 10 of July 2018 (photos)
  33. The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in 126 countries expresses its deep sorrow to the Japanese people and the families of the more than 100 flood victims. We consider unacceptable the fact that in the 21st century ordinary people losing their lives from the rainfall, the earthquakes and all kinds of physical disasters. This situation is permanent in all capitalist countries. Despite the progress of science and technology in civil protection sector, the workers, the poor, the toiling masses in capitalist countries remain unprotected when facing natural disasters, earthquakes, epidemics, fires. It is a matter of class. It is unacceptable that during earthquakes poor people get killed, during fires poor people are burnt, during floods are again the poor who...
  34. Representing 92 Million workers, World Federations of Trade Unions will also be present in the sentencing hearing of the trial the occupational murder in Soma which killed 301 mine workers. May 13, 2014 marked a black day in the history of our country and working class. 301 miners were massacred in an occupational murder. We will not forgive, nor forget this massacre caused by subcontractor system, privatization, disregard of labour safety and extreme profit ambition. Immediately after the Soma Massacre, on June 18 2014, our union held an international conference titled “We Will Never Forgive Nor Forget the Occupational Murder In Soma” In the conference that was held with the participation of George Mavrikos, General Secretary of WFTU, union leaders from 13 different countries, union...
  35. The World Federation of Trade Unions conveys its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the three sewage workers and of the citizen who lost their life two days ago, in Shibin El-Qanater, in the north of Cairo. The workers, employed by a private contractor, suffocated by the toxic gases when they opened the sewer and fell into it. Representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, the WFTU always highlighs the necessity of proper  health and safety measures at the workplaces.The world militant trade union movement will continue and  strengthen its struggles for dignified  working conditions with respect for the life and safety of workers. The Secretariat
  36. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and the South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape will jointly march to Eskom, Building Industry Bargaining Council (BIBC) and the Department of Labour. Eskom will receive the memorandum at the regional offices and management of both the BIBC and the Department of Labour will receive the memorandum at the BIBC building. Members of the SACP and NUM in the Western Cape are taking to the street saying NO to looming electricity tariffs increase, NO to IPPs, calling for a review of the bloated executive and the recall of Phakamani Radebe where Eskom is concerned. We further call for a change in the membership system and an end to manipulation of membership funds by the BIBC. The March also demands the improvement of the capacity and...
  37. A brief history of the Caribbean Community’s development and promising prospects for the future

  38. Yesterday, July 4, 2018, the negotiations for the resolution of conflicts in southern Syria ceased. The negotiations were a COMPLETE FAILURE. Today, July 5, the Security Council of the UN holds its extraordinary session. The hypocrisy triumphs again! All claim that they are interested in the establishment of “peace”, “democracy”, “freedoms” etc. For 8 years, intra-imperialist antagonisms have been increasing in the South-East Mediterranean, the Gulf region and the Middle East. Strong actors claim to get their own part in Syria, Iraq and North Africa, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen and everywhere. The World Federation of Trade Unions denounces the projects of manipulation, enslavement and separation of employees and peoples according to religious, sectarian,...
  39. This Wednesday, July 4, saw activities to mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela and celebrate the historic ties that unite Cuba and South Africa

  40. The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos met with Mahinda Jayasighe Vice-president of FISE, responsible for Asia, in the WFTU Central Offices in Athens Greece on July 5th and discussed about the action plan of FISE in the World and especially in Asian Region.
  41. The Labour Party (EMEP) Executive Board (GYK) assessed the results of the June 24th elections. During the two-day meetings, the election process, the election day, and the events that followed were discussed in detail. EMEP published a statement after the discussion “Erdoğan and the Presidential Alliance evaluated the victory of the elections as an “advantage”
  42.  A YEAR on from Labour’s 'extraordinary' progress at the general election more needs to be done to build a socialist mass movement to sweep Jeremy Corbyn into office, the Communist Party said at the weekend.

    The CP executive committee welcomed the marches for a new deal for workers on May 12 and for the NHS’s 70th birthday last Saturday, but cautioned that parliamentary revolts Labour MPs opposed to Mr Corbyn’s leadership had confused the party’s stance on leaving the European Union, potentially alienating working-class voters.

  43. The elections on 24 June took place under conditions of OHAL (State of Emergency), inequality, media monopoly and the oppressive, polarising political discourse of the government. Therefore, Erdoğan’s declaration of a “celebration of democracy” – which he based on high participation – does not reflect reality. You cannot claim that the election was just or
  44. The Communist Party of Canada calls on the Trudeau government and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen to end meetings with U.S. counterparts discussing expanding and continuing the xenophobic “Safe Third Country Agreement” and instead immediately withdraw from the agreement. Minister Hussen, over the last two months, has been trying to reach a new [...]
  45. Le Parti communiste du Canada appelle le gouvernement Trudeau et le ministre de l’Immigration, des Réfugiés et de la Citoyenneté, Ahmed Hussen, à mettre fin aux discussions avec leurs homologues américains à propos de l’élargissement et de la continuation de l’accord xénophobe sur les tiers pays sûrs, et plutôt de s’en retirer immédiatement. Au cours [...]
  46. The Communist Party of Canada welcomes the June 12 agreement between Presidents Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, as an important step towards removing the threat of a new and potentially catastrophic war in the Korean Peninsula. But while we express our optimism, we know that powerful voices within the imperialist camp still seek to prolong [...]
  47. 'The Tory government is a divided shambles over Brexit and would be finished off by a large, solid group of left-wing MPs', Liz Payne told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

    She was reporting after a visit to the Westminster parliament, where she had taken Palestine Peace and Solidarity Council chair Aqel Taqaz to witness Prime Minister's question time.

  48. What is the EU Withdrawal Bill?

    The Withdrawal Bill aims to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and thus implement the decision of the June 2016 referendum for Britain to leave the EU. Therefore, it upholds the sovereignty of the people, while ending the sovereignty of EU treaties, directives and institutions over the Westminster parliament.

  49. The US government has held Canada hostage to its unilateral and one-sided trade policies for long enough, said Communist Party leader Liz Rowley responding to the US trade tariffs slapped on Canadian steel and aluminum May 31st. “It’s time to get out of a one-sided trading relationship where the US coughs and Canada gets pneumonia,” [...]
  50. Original article published by Mi Xingang, China.org.cn, May 30, 2018

    Rather than being strictly a dogma, Marxism is applicable to real life conditions and is itself evolving, said Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. He spoke during an interview while attending a workshop entitled "Marxism of the 21st Century and the future for world socialism," hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on May 28.

  51. The Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada joins with other progressive and democratic movements in condemning the G7 Summit being held June 8-9 at La Malbaie, an isolated location far from Quebec City. The G7 Summits are not an opportunity for open debates about economic and social policy. These events are an [...]
  52. Le comité exécutif central du Parti communiste du Canada se joint aux autres mouvements progressistes et démocratiques pour condamner le sommet du G7 qui se tient les 8 et 9 juin à la Malbaie, un endroit isolé, loin de la ville de Québec. Les sommets du G7 ne sont pas une opportunité de tenir des [...]
  53. The federal Liberal government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the TransMountain pipeline expansion project is a bonanza for Kinder Morgan shareholders, but a disaster for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and communities along the pipeline route. The Communist Party of Canada calls on Parliament to reject this dangerous sellout, and instead to move away from reliance on [...]
  54. Communist Party members who were delegates at the 2018 UCU Congress consider that developments at the Congress place the future of the union at risk.

    We recognise that legitimate concerns have been raised about the conduct of the leadership in the current USS dispute and wider issues of union democracy. Congress is the forum to debate these issues, including holding elected officials to account.

  55. ROBERT GRIFFITHS spoke at a conference in Shenzhen, China, last week on 'Marxism in the 21st Century and the Future for World Socialism'. Here is his speech:

    In Das Kapital, Marx explained how and why — as the result of capital accumulation and technological advance — capitalism creates a 'disposable industrial reserve army' from dispossessed, displaced and redundant workers.

  56. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement issued by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in which she states that “the elections in Venezuela are illegitimate and anti-democratic” and that “Canada rejects the Venezuelan electoral process – and its results” and will institute further pressure and interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs. Freeland’s statements, on behalf [...]
  57. Turkey entered a hurried election period with a decision from the Presidential Alliance. Despite repeated protests since the beginning of OHAL (state of emergency) against antidemocratic conditions, Erdoğan ve Bahçeli took the erroneous decision of going to an election. This is a demonstration of how uninterested they are in a democratic election process and a
  58. “In the early hours of Saturday, 14th April, the US, British and French warplanes and missiles hit Syria. These attacks had no justification. Imperialist powers once again attacked another country without presenting any concrete evidence, as was the case in Iraq. These imperialist aggressors claim to represent the international community and state that they punish
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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
  71. 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
  72. 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
  73. On the morning of Eid al-Adha Eve, the political administration has raided 28 municipalities, stating to have “seized power” through trustees, which is reminiscent of 12 September 1980 coup d’etat from 30 years ago. There is no difference between the … Continue reading
  74. Our vice Co-Chair Mr Alp Altınörs’ home was raided by police forces around 02:00 AM tonight and he was taken into police custody. We protest and condemn this clear act of aggression as a further instance of the campaign of … Continue reading
  75. 50 Kurdish politicians began an indefinite hunger strike demanding that the state abide by international human rights and allow either his family or his lawyers of a party delegation to see Mr. Abdullah Öcalan with whom all communication has been … Continue reading
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