On wednesday, Kostas Papadakis, MEP of the KKE, intervened in the discussion on the »Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement« between the EU and Canada (CETA) in the full session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg and stressed the following: »The ›Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement‹ between the EU and Canada serves the interests of the monopolies and constitutes a plan for a single market to further increase capitalist profits, with significant geopolitical implications.
Mayor Kostas Peletidis with hundreds of antifascists. Photo: KKEA broad current of support for the communist Mayor of Patras, Kostas Peletidis, has developed in the recent period. He was brought to trial on Monday 13th of February, after a lawsuit was filed against him by a former MP of fascist Golden Dawn, with the accusation of misconduct, because he implemented the unanimous decision of the municipal council in 2015 and did not facilitate the activity of this criminal Nazi organization. In the end, the trial of Kostas Peletidis, the mayor of the 4th largest city in Greece, was postponed for the 23rd of February.
Speech by Jerónimo de Sousa, General Secretary of Portuguese Communist Party, Presentation of the programme of events for the Centennial Celebrations of the October Revolution
7 November 2016, Lisbon
Our Party has never relinquished celebrating that most momentous event in contemporary history – the Socialist Revolution of October 1917 – even under the most difficult and demanding circumstances, for it embodies the millenial dream of emancipation and liberation of generations of those exploited and oppressed!
The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents supports the demands of the ground staff at Berlin airports.
The workers at Berlin airports demand through their yesterday’s strike salary increase. The ground staff of Berlin airports faces significant workload. During the 2016 the workload had increased by 11% caused by the proportional increase of the passengers using Berlin airports.
On behalf of the Central Committee of AKEL, I extend a warm militant greeting to all the members and militants of the Youth Organization of EDON, as well as to the youth organizations of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) and the United Cyprus Party (BKP); to the young people of Cyprus who are again here together in EDON”s mass event; to all of you, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, who together take responsibility for your country’s future.
AKEL sees in your faces the new generations of the Cypriot Left. We see in you honesty, unselfishness and radicalism. We see in you those young people who will realize and live our dreams for our homeland, but also for the whole world.
The Communist Party of Malta condemns the agreement reached by the European Union in Malta on migration, to try to cut off the route from Libya into Europe. »The Party also condemns the two main parties in Malta for supporting the European Union, which is being hijacked by extreme right elements.«
In the last two days more than 40 members of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) were detained during the campaign for rejecting the presidential system at the referendum which will be held on in Spring 2017. The attitude of the AKP government alleging to be giving the choice on the one hand and on the other, choking the rest alternatives, has no result other than increasing the distrust and delegitimizing the electoral result. But, it cannot change our firm attitude on our campaign for ‘NO’.
»With Herbert Mies, I lost a friend and political father. The German Communist Party lost a working class politician of the working class who has shaped it for decades. German imperialism lost an opponent who has shown the way to resist this system«, Patrik Köbele, Chairman of the German Communist Party (DKP), said on Monday. »The DKP, led by Herbert Mies, was a party that was both on the side of the German Democratic Republic and a driving force in the West German peace movement.
It was a party that could win intellectuals and artists because it focused on factories and in the workers' living quarters. It was a Marxist-Leninist party, that was in contact to the masses of the working class. This is the road of todays DKP - Herbert Mies is a model for us,« Köbele noted.
Statement by Stefanos Stefanou, AKEL C.C. Spokesperson
With regards the results of Geneva and the ongoing developments on the Cyprus problem, as a first reaction we note the following:
The fact that both sides simultaneously submitted maps for the first time is positive. Regardless of the fact that the Turkish Cypriot proposal is not satisfactory, the tabling of maps creates the preconditions for a concrete negotiation and the achievement of an agreement on the territorial issue.