19 | 01 | 2020
  • 52 Communist & Workers’ Parties Denounce the US’s Criminal Attack

    comunistaThe undersigned Communist and Workers’ Parties, denounce the latest criminal military attack of the US, under Trump’s command, against the territory of a foreign country, specifically the international airport of Iraq, which resulted in scores of dead and wounded, among them officials of Iraq and an Iranian General. This constituted a flagrant violation of international law and the sovereignty of Iraq.

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  • Joint Statement of the Communist Party of Britain, the Tudeh Party of Iran and the Communist Party of the USA

    The assassination on Friday 3 January 2020 in Baghdad, Iraq of Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ (IRGC) extra-territorial Quds Force, and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, Head of Iraq’s Kataib Hezbollah, together with several other Iranian, Iraqi, and Lebanese nationals, on the order of US President, Donald Trump, is a clear violation of both Iraqi national sovereignty and international law. Our parties condemn it unreservedly.

    We also condemn the subsequent threats of Trump against Iran, threatening to strike 52 sites in that country, including cultural sites. Furthermore, we view the Iranian regime’s threat to hit US personnel and interests in the region as a dangerous and irresponsible position that serves only to escalate tension.

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  • MK Cassif: It is Israel’s Interest to Stop American Belligerence in Iran

    Leading Communist Party of Israel member MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash – Joint List) published the following op-ed in the Hebrew and English editions of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday, January 9.

    On Friday January 3, I said that if American bullying costs the lives of Israelis, it will be because of US President Donald Trump and his friend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. My words were immediately criticized, and it was even said that I identify with the enemy. In the face of the ignorance, the lies and the incitement, I have decided to explain.

    The Iranian regime is an evil, extremist and cruel regime. It is evil and cruel mainly to Iranian citizens. The Revolutionary Guards Quds Force of Qassem Soleimani, the emissary of Iranian spiritual leader Ali Khameini, really is responsible for killing and destruction. It was not in his name, not for his stake and not for his successors that my friends and I, confronting almost unanimous political agreement, said: No. This assassination is American belligerence, an injustice that will exact a price in blood.

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  • Iraqi Communist Party: We condemn the violation of Iraq’s sovereignty by any party

    The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 8th January 2019:

    Once again, the sovereignty of our country is subjected to a new violation and our Iraqi citizens are being terrified, as Iran launched a missile attack early this morning on bases in Ain Al-Assad in Anbar and Harir in Erbil.

    This Iranian bombing operation, as well as the events that preceded it, will increase the legitimate concern among our people that Iraq has actually become a field for the conflict between America and Iran, in flagrant violation of its sovereignty by all parties. This bombing again indicates the absence of a significant and concrete role for the Iraqi government in stopping these flagrant violations and ensuring the safety and security of Iraqi citizens.

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  • Trump's statement had elements of a war communique

    In a press office release on D. Trump's statement, the Press Office of the CC of the KKEmentions the following:

    “Trump's statement had elements of a war communique, posing enormous risks for all the peoples of the region.
    The demand for NATO's further involvement in the Middle East, along with sanctions on Iran, sharpen the already tense situation, bringing the risk of a generalized outbreak closer.

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  • EastMed pipeline deal only brings new dangers for the people

    Statement of the Press office of the CC of KKE

    The EastMed pipeline deal signed between Greece, Cyprus and Israel "only brings new dangers for the people" points out the statement of the Press office of the CC of KKE.

    The KKE highlights the fact that the agreement over the gas pipeline, which was signed in Athens by Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Cyprus' President Nikos Anastasiades, has no relation with the actual interests of the peoples of the region, but on the contrary constitutes part of the imperialist plans in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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  • 100 years for socialism – join the celebrations of the Communist Party’s centenary

    THIS year marks the centenary of the birth of the Communist Party, when factory and transport workers, miners, dockers, tenants’ leaders and the unemployed met as foundation delegates in the Cannon Street Hotel in London.

    The subsequent history of the party will be remembered, debated and celebrated in meetings, events and campaigns across Britain.

    It will also be honoured abroad, where CP members conducted solidarity activity and made major sacrifices for the freedom of the peoples of India, Spain, South Africa, China, Chile and elsewhere.

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  • The urgent need to intensify efforts to preserve peace in the region and confront the adventurous and dangerous policies of US imperialism!

    Tudeh IranStatement of the Central Committee of the Tudeh Party of Iran

    According to global news agencies, Qasem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC]; Abu Mahdi al-Mohandis, [Head of Kataib Hezbollah and] the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilisation Forces; as well as a number of Iranian, Iraqi and Lebanese [nationals] in the same convoy, were killed in an airstrike near to Baghdad airport. The assassination of Qasem Soleimani, on the order of [US] President Donald Trump, in clear violation of Iraqi national sovereignty and all international law, could undoubtedly pose deadly risks for the region.

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  • Iraqi Communist Party Statement on Assassination by the US and Dangerous Repercussions

    The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party has issued the following statement today, 3rd January 2020:

    Earlier this morning, American forces carried out an assassination operation in which a number of official and leading Iraqi figures in the Popular Mobilization Units, who had a role in confronting terrorist ISIS and achieving victory over it, were killed.

    We express our condemnation of this assassination as it is a flagrant violation of Iraqi sovereignty and constitutes a serious escalation that pushes the situation in Iraq and the region towards further tension and increases the chances of intensifying armed conflicts and igniting war.

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  • Zionist Lawmakers Praise US for Killing Iranian General Soleimani

    The United States carried out a strike that killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, the Pentagon announced on Thursday, January 2. In Israel, Zionist lawmakers from across the political spectrum united Friday in praising the US strike that killed Soleimani — with the exception of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel (CPI), which denounced the operation.

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  • Far-Right Netanyahu Asks Knesset for Immunity from Prosecution

    Israel‘s far-right Prime Minister for the past decade, Benjamin Netanyahu, requested immunity from the Knesset late Wednesday night, January 1, for prosecution in three corruption cases in which he faces indictment on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Netanyahu made the request in a nationally televised appearance four hours before a midnight deadline, defending his request as protection from what he termed are “trumped-up charges.”

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  • Party of Labour of Austria: Report on the 4th Party Congress

    pda oesterreichOn 21 December 2019 the 4th Party Congress of the Party of Labour of Austria (Partei der Arbeit Österreichs, PdA) took place in Vienna under the motto "Strengthen the Party - Strengthen the Working Class!" At this event, a review of the activities and developments of the past period since the 3rd Party Congress was undertaken, and at the same time a first outlook on the next two years was given. For this purpose, the party congress heard the political report of the chairman, the secretary's activity report, the report of the International Commission and the financial report of the treasurer.

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  • Let us make the 2020s a decade where freedom and democracy are finally realised in our beautiful country

    comunistaThe Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) wishes all our compatriots a Happy New Year. Let us make the 2020s a decade where freedom and democracy are finally realised in our beautiful country.

    The autocracy in Swaziland has over the past decade remained stubbornly in place, despite mounting opposition to its anti-democratic, oppressive and mafia-style running of the economy. Support for the regime from SADC member states is one of the reasons it has been able to hold on to power.

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  • Initiatives of the KKE and KNE throughout Greece to strengthen the educational and ideological current.

    Book exhibitions of the publications of “Synchroni Epochi”, the publishing house and bookstore of KKE, are in progress in many cities around Greece. This action is part of the continuous effort of the KKE and KNE to strengthen the educational and ideological current among the members and friends of KKE and KNE, as well as the people and youth of the country in general. One of the initiatives was a three-day book exhibition at the Aristotle University of the Polytechnic School of Thessaloniki organized by KNE’s Regional Organization of the Universities of Thessaloniki, in which numerous students attended.

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  • Hadash Lawmaker Blames Monsey Attack on Incitement by Trump

    Leading Communist Party of Israel member MK Ofer Cassif, (Hadash – Joint List) reacted to the anti-Semitic stabbing in Monsey, NY by blaming it on US President Donald Trump.

    On Saturday night, December 29, a man entered a Hassidic synagogue located in the Forshay neighborhood in Monsey in upstate New York where those present were celebrating the eighth and final night of Hanukkah. The assailant pulled out a machete and began to stab people wounding five, two of them critically.

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  • Iraqi Communist Party condemns US strikes on Iraq

    The Political Bureau of the Iraqi Communist Party issued the following statement on 29 December 2019, condemning the US strikes on Iraq: 

    The US military strikes that targeted positions of the Popular Mobilization Units and the resulting large number of casualties is an attack on Iraq’s national sovereignty and a blatant violation of it, which is rejected and condemned.

    It also indicates the dangers of Iraq turning into an arena for ongoing conflicts in the region, especially between America and Iran. It stresses the urgent need to spare our people and armed forces, with all of its factions, the risks it entails.

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  • Hadash Retains Same Candidate Slate for Upcoming March Election

    Joint List chair MK Ayman Odeh was reelected Saturday, December 28, as the Chairman of Hadash’s parliamentary faction, part of the Joint List political alliance, towards the March 2 general elections for Israel’s 23rd Knesset, the third election to be held since April 9, 2109. The Hadash council met in the northern city of Shefa-‘Amr (Shfaram).

    Hadash (The Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Irsael) announced it would maintain the same slate as the last time around. The first six elected candidates of Hadash in the Joint List coalition are: MKs Ayman Odeh, Aida Touma-Sliman, Ofer Cassif, Yousef Jabareen, Jaber Asakla and former MK Youssef Atawne.

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  • After Primary Victory, Netanyahu Vows to Get US to Back Annexation

    In a speech on Friday morning, December 27, far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed his “final and sweeping” victory in the Likud primary on Thursday, thanking US President Donald Trump and vowing to bring US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over its West Bank settlements — a move tantamount to annexation of the occupied Palestinian territories.

    Addressing supporters a day after he easily defeated main challenger Gideon Sa’ar with over 70% of the vote for party leader, Netanyahu touted his close relationship with Trump, thanking the leader of US imperialism for his “historic decisions” since coming to power: recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; transferring the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear agreement; recognizing Israel sovereignty in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights; and shifting US policy to one no longer viewing the establishment of Israeli settlements in the West Bank as illegal.

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  • Provocative “whitewashing” and shield of protection for the criminal action of the Nazi Golden Dawn

    The proposal made by the public prosecutor in the trial of the Golden Dawn is unacceptable. It contradicts directly the antifascist feelings of the vast majority of the Greek people and it brutally insults the dozens of its victims. In its essence, it is a complete acceptance of the Nazi’s line of defense, since it basically asks for the acquittal of the 65 Nazi defendants (18 MPs and 47 members of the party). It is a copy of part of the plea of the Nazi leader of this criminal, murderous organisation, in the beginning of November. And it is summarized more or less, in what he had stated back then regarding the murder of Fyssas. "It is the story of one man murdering another one". The questions raised are many and big, since what the prosecutor proposes does not even “fit” with typical judicial arguments. What is their purpose, therefore? Who are those who intend to let the Nazi murderers off? Which mechanisms of the system work on this senario?

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  • Massive and militant rally against the landfill polluting the west suburbs of Athens

    Hundreds of students marched alongside with workers outside the municipality of Petroupoli on December 18 against the landfill that has been in the city for more than 50 years and has been polluting all west suburbs of Athens destroying the environment and the health of the working class-popular families residing in the area.

    What triggered this new round of rallies in the area are the plans of the administration of the Region of Attica to expand this landfill, instead of shutting it down, and to create a new one next to the municipality of Petroupoli. The responsibility for this unacceptable plan lies with the current administration of the Regional Government (which is supported by the conservative New Democracy), as well as with the previous one (which was supported by the social-democratic SYRIZA) that paved the way for new landfills.

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