Wednesday, 18. October 2017

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  1. Source: Palestine Chronicle / The Dawn News / October 17, 2017 Head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) borders and crossing committee Nathmi Muhanna arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday in order “to carry out the first article of the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo regarding taking over the crossings,” […]
  2. By: Joao Pedro Stedile / Source: ALBA Movimientos / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 This year is the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder in the mountains of Bolivia by Bolivian military forces, following orders of the CIA. Despite Although they had already captured him, maintaining Che Guevara […]
  3. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / October 16, 2017 Almost 70 thousand militants participated on the awaited closure march of the 32° National Women’s  Encounter in Chaco. The march was well organized. There was no repression, only a little group that intended to provoke at plain sight of […]
  4. By: Amit Singh – PhD candidate / University of Coimbra / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 Historically, India is known for its non-violent freedom struggle against British colonialist; grass-root movements of downtrodden against Indian bourgeoisie and movements of women’s emancipations challenging status-quo in male dominated Indian society. Ironically, the […]
  5. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / October 13, 2017 Jorge “Tambero” Zabalza is now thinner than he used to be. This is normal, he says, since he recently survived a very risky operation and it has taken its toll. However, Zabalza is not a man to quit. He […]
  6. By: Carlos Aznárez / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 In a context as special as the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the murder of Ernesto Che Guevara, the participants of the Second Latin American Encounter of Anti Imperialist Communicators, gathered in Vallegrande, Bolivia, couldn’t help being touched […]
  7. By Mark Karlin / Source: Truthout / The Dawn News / October 8, 2017    In this Truthout interview, Ilan Pappé, author of The Biggest Prison on Earth, argues that Israel’s model for the occupied territories is not an eventual two-state solution. Rather, Israel has built a model of a permanent open-air prisonfor Gaza and the West Bank. Mark Karlin: Can you provide a […]
  8. By: Carlos Aznárez / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / October 15, 2017 As they did on July 30 Chavismo has won again in Venezuela, and they won for several indisputable reasons.The first one being that elections were held in a frame of absolute peace, without any kind of incident. Secondly because […]
  9. President Trump had already approved use of US troops in Somalia before hundreds died in truck bomb blamed on al-Shabaab By: Jason Burke / Source: The Guardian / The Dawn News / October 15, 2017 For many years, Somalia was a forgotten front among the various campaigns against violent extremist […]
  10. Many South Sudanese, including the Shilluk tribe, have been displaced several times amid the ongoing conflict. By: Phil Hatcher-Moore / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 14, 2017 Nearly four million people, or roughly a third of the country’s population, have been forced from their homes by […]
  11. We warmly congratulate the Venezuelan people and the Borivarian Republic of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro for their resounding electoral victory!

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  12. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, strongly denounces the new employer-led crime that caused the death of four subcontracted workers and the injuring of two others in the refinery of Tüpraş Aliağa, on 11 October 2017. The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased workers. The fatal work accident took place after the explosion of a naphtha tank under maintenance by the workers. It follows a series of killings and injuring of workers in TÜPRAŞ refinery since 2009, because of intensification of work, privatisation, subcontracting and lack of adequate health and safety measures. Turkey ranks first in Europe and third worldwide in lethal work accidents. This year,...
  13. The World Federation of Trade Unions extends its solidarity to the Workers of Real Hyper markets in Turkey who are struggling to defend their rights. After the buying of Real Hypermarkets by the Metro Group A.G., an international monopoly in Germany, operating in different countries around the world, Real Hyper markets declared bankruptcy and more than 1700 workers were fired. The last 3 months the workers of the Real Hypermarkets are demanding their compensations by organising demonstrations in Istanbul, Ankara, Kocaeli, Konya, Kayseri, Adana. While the yellow trade unions are trying to make the workers stop their struggles, the Nakliyat-İş, a WFTUaffiliate in Turkey is on their side and supports their struggle.   The WFTU Secretariat issued the following solidarity statement:  
  14. The WFTU is taking part in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students organised by World Federation of Democratic Youth in Sochi, Russia. The WFTU representative Petros Petrou adressed the participants of the demonstration organized in the framework of the festival to honour the 100 years of the October Revolution.  
  15. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of more than 92 million workers in 126 countries worldwide, stands on the side of resident doctors in Warsaw, Poland, who recently started a hunger strike and organized protests demanding a salary increase. The doctors are also protesting against inadequate health care funding, shortage of medical staff and conditions in which health care professionals are overworked. The class-oriented world trade union movement firmly supports public, free and high quality healthcare for all citizens in all countries, combined with doctors’ dignified salary and working conditions so that they can carry out their function the best way possible. The resident doctors’ demands are not “unrealistic”, unrealistic are...
  16. I am highly honored and deeply pleased to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the occasion of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution and to give some brief remarks on the significance of this earth-shaking revolution.

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  17. A high level delegation of LFTU from Laos headed by its President Pan Noymany and the Deputy-Director of International Department Vilay Vongkhaseum visited the WFTU Central Offices in Athens and met with the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos. They discussed about the situation in the region and they decided to strengthen the joint activities of WFTU and LFTU.
  18. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries worldwide, reiterates its internationalist solidarity with French civil servants and with all the workers who called for a strike on 10 October 2017. As international class-orineted trade union movement, we support the protests and demands of all workers in France against the reform of the labor code, against the job cuts and the attack on their social rights and acquired rights. We call the workers of France to join their voices with their striking colleagues and to coordinate their struggles to deal with the anti-labor measures of the EU and the French government. The struggle continues! The Secretariat
  19. 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.
  20. These personalities are brigands and thieves operating in the municipalities of Jose Panganiban, Paracale and parts of Labo in Camarines Norte, Bicol, where they target small mining operations, businessmen and well-to-do citizens.

    The post Brigands and Thieves in Camarines Norte are Agents and Under the Protection of the 9th ID, PA appeared first on NDFP.

  21. A workers meeting with participation of hundreds workers was held in Kolkata, India on 10th October 2017, on the occasion of the annual WFTU TUI meeting.
  22. THE NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY – North Central Mindanao Region (NPA-NCMR) lauds the Red fighters of South Central Bukidnon – Subregional Command (SCB-SRC) for their triumphant attack against the Davao Ventures Corporation (DAVCO), a multinational company, in Barangay Merangeran, Quezon, Bukidnon on October 8, 2017, 4:15 PM.


  23. The 2-days WFTU – TUIs meeting concluded with grate successful today, 10 of October 2017 in kolkata, India. During the meeting delegates from all the sectors discussed for the situation and conditions that the workers face to the various sectors and how the international class oriented trade union movement be organized for its counter-attack in favor of the working class and the cover of the interests of the workers. The WFTU – TUIs meeting concluded with the unanimous adoption of the “Kolkata Conclusion”: KOLKATA (INDIA) CONCLUSION This WFTU – TUI annual consultation meeting is being held around one year after the 17th World Trade Union Congress in Durban, South Africa and around five months after the meeting of the Presidential Council of WFTU in Havana, Cuba....
  24. The WFTU TUI meeting is continuing with the second day of works. During the first day more than 30 speeches were delivered from the leaders of the WFTU TUIs and trade unionist from all the sectors.
  25. The first day of the WFTU TUI meeting successfully concluded with the reports of the TUI leaders and the speeches of the WFTU Indian affiliates leaders and tens of sectoral trade unionist. The WFTU TUI meeting will continue tomorrow, 10th October 2017, with the second day of works.  
  26. Various company facilities were torched and at least four service arms were confiscated by the NPA in a raid in Sumifru Corporation’s banana plantation in Sityo Lakag, Brgy. New Dumangas, T’boli, South Cotabato. The attack took place at around 10:30 in the evening in October 2, 2017.

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  27. Bu­mu­bu­la ang bi­big ni Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te sa pag­ba­ban­ta la­ban sa mga or­ga­ni­sa­syo­n, insti­tu­syo­n, in­di­bid­wal at ma­ging mga ahen­sya at upi­syal ng reak­syu­nar­yong gub­yer­no na ku­mi­ki­los kontra sa kan­yang ti­ra­ni­kong pag­ha­ha­ri.

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  28. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the savage violence of the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy exercised against the Catalan population, in order to prevent voting in a referendum on October 1, 2017 to decide on their future as a nation. According to the Catalan authorities, more than 800 people were wounded by police forces, [...]
  29. Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la violence sauvage du gouvernement espagnol de Mariano Rajoy exercée contre la population catalane afin de l’empêcher de voter dans un référendum le 1er octobre 2017 pour se prononcer sur son avenir en tant que nation. Selon les autorités catalanes plus de 800 personnes ont été blessées par les [...]
  30. Duterte claimed yesterday that there is a conspiracy between the Communist Party and the Liberal Party to overthrow his regime. It appears that such claims aim to set the stage to clampdown on the political opposition and all other forces standing up against moves to establishing Duterte's authoritarian rule.

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  31. To grow old in one's own home with help for day-to-day living: this was the hope expressed by 84% of those questioned in a survey, as opposed to 3% who envisaged living in residential care with medical supervision. Pascal Grimaud/Signatures
    To get old at home, with some help for daily life? A hopeshared by 84% of persons polled, as opposed to 3% who see themselves living in a retirement home with medical services.
    Photo: Pascal Grimaud/Signatures
    Yesterday, the Little Brothers of the Poor (...)

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  32. Britain's Communists have urged full support for the People's Assembly events in Manchester this week to protest against the Tory Party conference.

    Meeting in the city at the weekend, the Communist Party executive committee said that workers and their families had had enough of cuts, low pay and privatisation.

  33. 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.
  34. The leader of the Black Consciousness Movement died on 12 September 1977, after being tortured by the apartheid regime. His fight has spread endlessly through the South African townships and, on a wider scale, across the whole African continent.
    Steve Biko addresses the members of the South-African Student Organization (Saso), during a conference at the Université of Natal, in Durban, South Africa, in July 1971.
    Photo: John Reader/The Life Images Collection/Getty Images
    In the pantheon (...)

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  35. Pagtimbaya sa mga Pulang manggugubat ug mga Pulang kumander sa Mt. Musa Subregional Operations Command - Far South Mindanao Region (MMSROC-FSMR) sa NPA sa ilang paglunsad og duha ka malampusong magkasunod nga mga opensiba!

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  36. Tulo ka aksyong militar ang dungan nga gilunsad sa mga pwersa sa Eastern Misamis Oriental – Northeastern Bukidnon Sub-Regional Command (EMONEB-SRC) – New People's Army.

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  37. Strengthening relations between communist parties and celebrating the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth next year were among the topics discussed at a bilateral meeting in London this week between a deputation from the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and officers of the Communist Party of Britain.

  38. Duterte's latest plan to grant "general amnesty" to NPA fighters who surrender is nothing but a psywar tool to create division within the revolutionary movement and to spread an illusion of magnanimity among the general public.

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  39. The Communist Party of Britain condemns the repressive actions taken by the Spanish government to halt the independence referendum in Catalonia.  It sends its solidarity to the Communist Party of Spain, the United Left and other progressive forces who gathered over the weekend at the Assembly of Representatives in Zaragoza to assert and defend the rights of the Catalonian people to hold a referendum on their national future.

  40. On Tuesday, September 5th, Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by unidentified assailants in front of her home in Bangalore, a city in southern India. She was known as an outspoken advocate in the fight against inequality and a rebel against the caste system.
    After being followed from work to her home and spied on by the attackers, the journalist was killed by multiple gunshots to the head and chest just outside her residence. Prime Minister Narenda Modi suspects “organized (...)

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  41. On the evening of September 5th, 2017 , Indian TV broke the news around 9 pm. Prominent journalist, right-wing critic and editor of Gauri Lankesh Patrike was shot dead outside her house in a central area of Bengaluru. The assailants were following her on a motorbike and as she stopped her car to open the gates of her house, a man who had covered his face with a helmet approached her and fired seven bullets into her body at point blank. Though she ran to escape, three of these bullets went (...)

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  42. Hurricanes or floods: Last summer delivered a severe blow to developing countries and returned to the spotlight the challenge of supporting them in the face of climate change.
    Its name is already engraved in history: Irma, the most powerful hurricane to hit the Caribbean, has ravaged the region with winds of more than 350 km/h.
    The toll is heavy. Yesterday, French aid services reported at least 5 people killed and around fifty people wounded on St. Martin Island, where 95 % of the (...)

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  43. 'Britain's trade unions must prove their worth to millions of young workers who are in low paid and insecure employment or the future is bleak', Communist Party trade union organiser Andy Bain declared at the conclusion of the TUC annual conference on Wednesday.

  44. The Communist Party of Canada sends our greeting to the “We Are All Venezuela” solidarity meeting in Caracas taking place the weekend of September 16th, and takes this opportunity to reiterate the demand for an immediate end to efforts at ‘regime change’ in Venezuela. In August, the United States government, headed by the administration of [...]
  45. The message was clear. As President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump on the phone on Wednesday, China remains "unswervingly committed to denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and preserving the international nuclear nonproliferation regime".
    The message was crucial, too, because it came at a time when the international community is racking its brain over how to respond to Pyongyang's latest, and most serious, nuclear provocation.
    The last thing Beijing wants to see is a war — (...)

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  46. GMO salmon has surfaced. AquaBounty owns the rights and is a subsidiary of the limitless Intrexon, itself owned by the leviathan, Third Security LLD...
    Transgenic salmon is the first animal to have been autorised for human consumption in the United States and in Canada.
    Paul Darrow/Polaris/Starface
    In the beginning are the fish; and the ones at issue today may have been raised in a pool, but many people see them as having evolved in troubled waters. Produced from a sophisticated (...)

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  47. According to Unesco, the twenty-nine coral reefs classified as World Heritage Sites will disappear by 2100... An optimistic timeline, according to the World Heritage Centre.
    More than a million tufts of coral are picked and carried off every year by tourists.
    Photo Grégory Boissy/AFP Photo
    "We can't waste any time, let's enjoy them!" exclaimed Alphonse de Lamartine. Time is running out. Enjoy it while it lasts: before the end of the century, it could be that no one will be able to be (...)

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  48. Within two months of his election, the new French Head of State has already attended the NATO, G7, EU summits and has had meetings with Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Narendra Modi. Since the beginning of his five-year term of office, this president has decided to engage fully in foreign and European policy. But what political line is he going to represent?
    On 7 and 8 July, President Macron was in Germany for his first G20 summit. Since the beginning of his mandate, the (...)

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  49. One after another, studies are demonstrating the gravity and the extent of environmental damage. Can we trust capitalism to repair what it has wrought? No, say scientists, environmental activists and MEPs brought together in Brussels by the European United Left (1). They are proposing other alternatives.
    The bad news about global warming and environmental degradation has accumulated at an alarming rate since the beginning of the summer, in an avalanche of scientific studies which all lead (...)

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  50. This Labour Day 2017, is the centenary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in Russia. Against all odds, the Russian workers defended their socialist revolution against invasion, fascism and wars, at an enormous cost of 22 million Soviet lives. Their goal was to create a new workers’ state in which the exploitation of one human [...]
  51. Lexit: the Left Leave campaign has attacked as 'petty, vindictive and disproportionate' an Electoral Commission decision to fine the anti-EU campaign organisation £500 for late delivery of a financial return following last year's EU referendum.

  52. 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
  53. The Tory government is preparing to bind workers and a future Labour government with EU market and competition rules after Britain leaves the EU, according to the Communist Party.

  54. The Communist Party of Britain has welcomed the results of last Sunday's referendum in Venezuela to create a Constituent Assembly under article 347 of that country's democratically adopted constitution.

  55. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the latest flagrant violation of the national sovereignty of Venezuela by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Going far beyond the bounds of diplomacy, Minister Freeland attacked the July 30 voting to elect a Constituent Assembly which will have powers to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela. The Liberal government’s [...]
  56. Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la dernière et flagrante violation de la souveraineté nationale du Venezuela par la ministre des Affaires étrangères, Chrystia Freeland. Outrepassant de loin les limites de la diplomatie, la ministre Freeland s’est attaquée au scrutin du 30 juillet visant à élire une assemblée constituante qui aura le pouvoir de résoudre [...]
  57. 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
  58. Submission to Global Affairs Canada’s NAFTA Consultations, by the Communist Party of Canada The Communist Party of Canada was among the first organizations in Canada to oppose the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement proposed by the Mulroney government in 1988 just months before that year’s federal election. Our opposition was based on our view that Canada’s [...]
  59. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the federal Liberal government’s June announcement of its plan to increase military spending by 70% over the next ten years. This massive militarization means the government is committing to increase its already significant role in military interventions and full-scale wars around the world, further escalating imperialism’s drive towards world [...]
  60. Bill C-59, the Liberals’ new national security legislation, is a cleaned up continuation of the Tories’ infamous and draconian Bill C-51, which the Liberals promised to significantly amend if elected in 2015. In fact they voted for C-51 despite mass country-wide protests against the Bill before and during the election. Their promises to amend it [...]
  61. A Political Solution to the Crisis is Possible and Urgent US President Donald Trump’s threatening statements regarding the DPRK and its missile tests this week are a serious danger to peace in the region and in the world. President Trump and his administration are not the world’s policeman, and have no right to threaten “punishment” [...]
  62. Date: 
    May 12, 2017

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

  63. "Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.
  64. 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
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