17 | 07 | 2019
  • MK Jabareen: Netanyahu Is the Real Winner in the US-Iran Conflict

    On Sunday, July 7, far-right Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Britain, France and Germany to impose severe sanctions on Tehran after the Iran announced that it is about to exceed its uranium enrichment limit set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal. Netanyahu shockingly likened Iran’s move to Nazi Germany’s occupation of the Rhineland in 1936.

    This was just the latest in a long line of the warmongering rhetoric from the Israeli Prime Minister, who has been stoking tensions with Tehran since he came into power in 2009. During his campaign at the time, he said he would do “everything necessary” to stop Iranian scientists developing a nuclear weapon.


  • Resolutions adopted by the 31st Convention of the Communist Party USA

    The National Convention is the highest authority of the Communist Party USA and is authorized to make political and organizational decisions binding upon the entire Party and its membership.  The Party must strive for unity in the National Convention which in turn requires membership participation with an open and free discussion of ideas.

    We relied upon several steps to implement this membership participation and open discussion.  First, time was allotted for pre-convention discussion of several months where all Party members and organizations had the right to express and propose changes, including changes in the Party program, and to submit resolutions on all questions of policy, tactics, and organization.


  • Regime change begins at home

    The following is a special resolution adopted by the National Convention to address imperialist maneuvers against the people of Iran and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    We gather here in Chicago for our Convention–the highest expression of our revolutionary, working-class democracy—and to celebrate 100 years of struggle for world of peace, democracy, and equality: a socialist world.

    We do so in the shadow of a dangerous, criminal regime, with a very different vision for the world.  They may talk of peace and democracy, but they do so over the din of bombs, the poisoned chorus of propaganda, and the howls of refugee children in their concentration camps.


  • CODEPINK Protests Trump’s 4th of July Address

    Washington, DC-This 4th of July, CODEPINK will host a festival on the National Mall from 2-6pm to protest the Trump administration’s politicization of our national holiday. The anti-war organization will be featuring the Trump Baby Blimp, made famous in the UK, and a 16-foot Trump Robot sitting on a golden toilet, as well as lots of small Baby Trump balloons. The festival will also include stand-up comedy, a dance party, and an open mic for participants to bring attention to issues that are important to them.

    “The president is shifting the 4th of July festivities to celebrate his administration and to glorify war. We will bring together people opposed to the pain and suffering caused by this administration, from concentration camps at the border to supplying weapons used by Saudi Arabia to kill Yemeni children. We want to celebrate the power we have as Americans to work toward peace,” says Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK. 


  • Settlements Can’t Exist Without the Support of Extremist US Capitalists

    An Associated Press (AP) investigation released on Monday, July 1, reveals that the Jewish American Falic family, owners of the chain of more than 180 Duty Free Americas (DFA) shops in the United States and Latin America, funds a generous racist philanthropic empire in Israel that runs through the corridors of power and stretches deep into the occupied West Bank.

    The report details how the Falic’s have donated at least $5.6 million to settler organizations in the West Bank and occupied East Jerusalem over the past decade, funding synagogues, schools and social services as well as far-right and racist causes considered extreme even in Israel.


  • Communist & Worker Parties on the Dangers of US War against Iran

    Nine communist and worker parties from the Middle East have issued the following joint statement expressing their concern about the recent developments in the Persian Gulf, which pose significant threats to world peace. The parties signing the statement were: AKEL (Cyprus), Tudeh Party of Iran,Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq,Communist Party of Israel, Jordanian Communist Party,Lebanese Communist Party,Palestinian Communist Party,Syrian Communist Party (Unified) and Communist Party of Turkey.

    The most recent actions and pronouncements by the US administration clearly indicate that it intends to deploy every tool at its disposal to coerce the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) to submit to its hegemonic designs in the region.


  • Non-Aligned Countries Advocate for the Independence of Puerto Rico

    On behalf of the 120 member states of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (Mnoal), the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, made a call to the Government of the United States of America to assume its responsibility to accelerate the process that will allow the Puerto Rican people to fully exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence.

    During the meeting of the UN Committee on Decolonization, held on Monday, the Permanent Representative of Venezuela reaffirmed that the Puerto Rican people have the right to freedom and called for the consideration of the question of Puerto Rico in all its aspects.


  • The Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the popular uprising and general strike in Sudan

    The people of Sudan have inspired the world by rising up against a brutal dictatorship and steadfastly demanding a civilian-led government. Their courageous civil disobedience has been met with horrific repression, including massacres, torture, and rape. The Sudanese uprising achieved a historic victory in ending the tyrannical 30-year rule of Omar al-Bashir in April, but the struggle continues as Sudan’s military junta (the so-called Transitional Military Council) asserts its counter-revolutionary power and attempts to thwart the will of the Sudanese people.


  • Communists warn of 'real and escalating' war danger

    The Communist Party of Britain has warned that the danger of a military strike against Iran and a new war in the Middle East has not disappeared. In a statement issued today (Sunday, June 23), General Secretary Robert Griffiths said:

    'The US and British military build-up in the region is real and escalating, replicating what happened before the disastrous bombing and invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Until President Trump aborted the mission on Thursday night, the US military was about to launch air strikes to kill - by its own admission - at least 150 Iranian citizens, in retaliation for the loss of an unmanned US drone that was almost certainly violating Iranian airspace.


  • DSA supports protests against extradition bill in Hong Kong

    Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) strongly supports the Hong Kong peoples’ protests against the controversial extradition bill, which would not only repress political, social, and labor activism in the city, but would also endanger political and civil rights of the citizens.


  • CODEPINK’s statement on Iran striking down a U.S. drone

    On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Iranian military shot down a U.S. drone. Iran. The U.S. and Iran each dispute where the drone was  — Iranian or international airspace but it does not matter — this does not give authorization for war.

    We are on the brink of another catastrophic war. Things are escalating very fast and a U.S. retaliatory strike on Iran can happen at any moment.

    CODEPINK calls on the U.S. government to de escalate, not retaliate.


  • On the heigthening of tensions and dangers of US war on Iran

    Joint statement on the recent developments in the Persian Gulf.

    The Communist and Workers' Parties listed at the end expressed their grave concern about the recent developments in the Persian Gulf which pose significant threats to world peace. The Parties recall the decision of the Trump administration in May 2018 to take the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement with Iran. They strongly condemn the US administration and its hawkish representatives such as Mike Pompeo and John Bolton for initiating the rising tension and threats of military action on Iran, as well as the use of economic sanctions as a means of starving the people of Iran into submission. According to the statement, these actions are having a disastrous impact upon the continuing struggle of the Iranian people for peace, sovereignty and social justice, as well as for human and democratic rights.


  • MEPs urge Commission to halt Assange extradition to US

    A cross-group of MEPs are calling on the European Commission to intervene and stop the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK to the US.

    The letter, signed by 37 MEPs – including 32 from the Left – deplores the US request to prosecute the founder of Wikileaks, and it underlines the importance of the right to information as a fundamental pillar of our democracy.


  • Hadash Slams US Ambassador Friedman as “Settler Spokesman”

    Hadash lashed out at the US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, on Saturday, June 8, after the New York Times published an interview with him in which he said that Israel has a right to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. “Under certain circumstances, I think Israel has the right to retain some, but unlikely all, of the West Bank,” Friedman told the New York Times.

    During his campaign leading up to last April’s general elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to gradually annex all West Bank Jewish settlements; a move long supported by nearly all lawmakers in his alliance of right wing and religious parties, and said he hoped to do so with US support.


  • Youth and Socialism: The Reasons for a Meeting

    Published in l’Humanité on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

    At a moment when Bernie Sanders is the only Democrat primary candidate to declare himself a socialist, we have this interview with Cathy Schneider, professor at the American University of Washington D.C.


  • The Washington Condor Wants to Intevene in Caracas

    Published in l’Humanité on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

    Juan Guaido, the United States’ liege man, tried to rally the Venezuealn army to his "Operation Freedom", but he did not succeed. Trump’s military threats are becoming clearer. The head of the presidential guard reiterated his support for President Nicolas Maduro.

    The United States and its loyal agents on the southern cone of the American continent have decided to shift up a gear in an attempt to eradicate all those who represent an obstacle to their economic and political strategy. Starting with Venezuela. This is evidenced by the attempt by the self-proclaimed President Juan Guaido to carry out what amounts to a coup d’ Etat on Tuesday. At dawn, in a video shot from the military base in La Carlota, Guaido announced on social networks that he had the support of a group of "brave soldiers" for his "Operation Freedom". He was surrounded by a small group of men in uniform but also by Leopoldo Lopez, his mentor, himself the author of a coup attempt against Hugo Chavez and who was under house arrest until then. It was a flop, transforming what was supposed to be yesterday’s triumphant march on May 1 into a simple demonstration of opponents, confronted by thousands of supporters of Nicolas Maduro, the country’s president.


  • Criminal financial blockade of the US puts the lives of Venezuelan children at risk

    The coercive measures unilaterally imposed by the United States government on the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela have put at risk the life of a group of Venezuelan infants, reiterated the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza.

    Specifically, the Venezuelan Foreign Minister referred – through his Twitter account @ jaarreaza – to the cases of four Venezuelan girls and boys who suffer from serious liver diseases and are in the Argentine Republic, where they received the required attention with the support of the State’s company Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA).


  • John Bolton invented electoral origin to his puppets of the Venezuelan opposition

    This Sunday, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, assured that the White House security adviser, John Bolton, already invented an electoral origin to his envoys of the Venezuelan radical opposition.

    Through his Twitter account @jarreaza, the Minister of Foreign Relations emphasized:  “You can try to deceive public opinion, but you can not lie to them so blatantly. By the way, tomorrow, May 20, makes one year of the democratic election of Nicolás Maduro”.


  • MK Jabareen: Golan Settlement to Be Named for Trump, a War Crime

    Hadash MK Yousef Jabareen lashed out at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s decision, announced on Sunday, May 12, to name a new town in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights for US President Donald Trump.

    In response to Netanyahu’s announcement, Jabareen tweeted , “It’s fitting for US President Trump to have a settlement named after him that’s illegal and contravenes international law. Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights is spitting in the world’s face. Transferring Israeli citizens to the Golan is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. A war crime named after Trump.”


  • Vice-minister Carlos Ron: Diplomacy and dialogue are not options at the table of the United States

    In an interview offered for the television program “El Mundo en Contexto” transmitted through Venezolana de Televisión, the Vice-minister for North America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Carlos Ron, emphasized that the case of Venezuela “means a nefarious precedent for other countries that maintain diplomatic relations with the United States”, due to the disinterest of the Donald Trump’s government in adhering to international law and its clear intention to keep violating the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.


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