Friday, 24. March 2017

Europe

Stop the War CoalitionStop the War condemns the attacks at Westminster today. There can be no justification for the attacks on ordinary people in the street and those working in or providing security in the palace of Westminster. Our thoughts are with all those killed, injured or caught up in the incident.

The police have said that they have designated this as a terrorist attack, and it shares some of the features of other such attacks across Europe recently.

Sochi 2017We reproduce an article written by Nikolas Papadimitriou, President of WFDY, and published today on the Facebook page of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY):

The World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) for 70 years now has established itself in the consciousness of millions of people. In 1947 during a period of time where the people were still trying to stand through the debris that fascism and Nazism left in World War II, thousands of progressive youths from around the world, by feeling the necessity for international unity they implemented the WFYS.

Communist Party of TurkeyThe Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued the following statement:

Everyone is aware of the tensions between the AKP and several European countries. This international scandal is nothing but vileness done by a fundamentalist gang which considers its own interests, future, and destiny over the country’s destiny.

Communist Party of TurkeyNew Communist Party of the NetherlandsWe reproduce a joint statement issued by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the New Communist Party of Netherlands (NCPN) about the recent diplomatic crisis between the governments of both countries:

A crisis is being practiced between the two countries reflecting the rude nature of the bourgeoisie politicians, so severe that we have not observed for many years. Now, they provoke and play with nationalistic emotions among the people and they try to benefit politically out of this tension being escalated.

Photo: KKEThe CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) honoured the 8th of March, International Women's Day, on the evening of Saturday (4/3) with a moving event in the conference hall of the CC. Hundreds of women and men of all ages filled the hall as well as the foyer in order to follow the event, which had the following slogan:"Together with the KKE in the struggle for women's equality and their contemporary needs".

IrelandSinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD said today that the election in the north had been a watershed bringing an end to the unionist majority in the Assembly.

Gerry Adams said:»This was a watershed election. The people voted for equality and respect for all and integrity in government. It was a vote against Brexit. It was a vote for the north to have a designated special status within the EU and for agreements to be implemented in full. This has brought an end to the unionist majority in the Assembly.

Solidarity with the mayor of Patras. Photo: KKESolidarity with the mayor of Patras. Photo: KKEThe courts of Patras unanimously found the Mayor of the city, Kostas Peletidis, innocent on the 23/2. He had been brought to trial because he did not provide space to the murderers-Nazis of Golden Dawn to propagandize their fascist views and spread their racist poison in the parliamentary elections of 2015. The verdict was greeted by the prolonged applause and slogans of the thousands gathered outside the courthouse of Patras.

akel chipreDuring their meeting today (February 25th, 2017) held at the central offices of the C.C. of AKEL, AKEL and the United Cyprus Party BKP, discussed the recent negative developments on the Cyprus problem.

The two Parties expressed their grave concern about the situation that has evolved, which is harming the effortsfor a successful conclusion of the negotiations and indeed in the final phase in which they are in. It would be a shame were this effort to collapse after so much work has been done and which has resulted in significant convergences being registered on all the chapters without exception of the internal aspect of our political problem.

French Communist PartyMillions among you are ready to the turn the page on a political system that has been reduced to impotence and eroded by the powers of finance. Millions among you are angry at policies that are hard on the weakest and easy on the most powerful; angry at discrimination of all kinds; angry at a financial system that destroys everything in our country, from employment to the most precious human relationships.

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