• Rather than wars and sanctions, we must focus on mutual supplies of medications and food

    The Russian Federation warned on Friday, April 17, that the United States is trying to impose a naval blockade on Venezuela under the pretext of blocking alleged drug trafficking.

    “We have to revisit the issue of the US blockade around Venezuela, which is ostensibly aimed at blocking drug trafficking from that country,” reads the comment issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

  • A working-class Virginia community deals with COVID-19

    I live in a low- to middle-income neighborhood in Prince William County, Virginia, a Washington D.C. exurb. This is a majority-minority working-class area; almost all my neighbors are African American or Central American, with many adults being first-generation immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, or Guatemala. Of these, a large number are undocumented.

  • MEPs discredit themselves with dull crisis-response proposals

    Falling far short of proposing a suitable response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Parliament has turned its back on the people and countries enduring the worst of the current health emergency.

    A resolution adopted today by a majority of MEPs fails to support significant measures such as debt mutualisation, and disregards the devastating impact of austerity and macro-economic conditionalities. It also fails to comply with necessary measures on climate and the Paris agreement.

  • Israel Closes Palestinian COVID-19 Testing Clinic in East Jerusalem

    redglobeIsraeli police raided a coronavirus testing clinic in the occupied East Jerusalem Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan and arrested its organizers on Tuesday night, April 14, because the clinic was being run in cooperation with the Palestinian Authority (PA).

    According to the clinic’s managers, there is a shortage of coronavirus tests in Silwan, where doctors said on Monday, April 14, that 40 cases of the disease had already been confirmed and where overcrowded living conditions could lead to a rapid spread of the virus. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan warned that the incidence of infection is indeed on the rise and that by Tuesday, April 15 there were at least 45 confirmed cases of the virus, while the number of patients in the East Jerusalem neighborhood had been 19 early Sunday morning. Palestinian Deputy Governor of occupied Jerusalem Abdallah Siam announced that Silwan recorded nine new coronavirus cases on Monday, April 14, alone, a dangerous indicator about the rapid spread of the disease in a neighborhood that now faces the virus alone following the closure there of the PA supported clinic by Israel, as they are not receiving any help from the occupation authorities.

  • Venezuela registers seven new Coronavirus cases

    Venezuela registered on Thursday, April 17, seven new coronavirus cases for a total of 204 patients, informed President Nicolás Maduro during an event commemorating the 17º anniversary of the Barrio Adentro healthcare program.

  • Statement of the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions ICATU)

    Solidarity, struggle and defense of workers’ rights to combat an outbreak of the Corona virus epidemic

    In the context of the outbreak of the Corona virus, which is sweeping more countries around the world, the International Confederation of Arab Trade Unions (ICATU) expresses its solidarity with the workers and peoples of the Arab world and in all parts of the globe. Appreciating the great sacrifices made by those who stand on the front lines of confrontation with this deadly epidemic, doctors, nurses, and volunteers. Calling for redoubling efforts and international cooperation in combating and preventing the spread of this deadly epidemic and ensuring human health and safety. Reducing attempts to attack workers’ rights and wages. And exploiting the difficult economic conditions resulting from the spread of the epidemic as an excuse for employers to lay off workers and undermine the fundamental workers’ rights, and social security guarantees. Which lead to an increase in the social and living distress of the people with  low-income and wages  and making  the workers pay the cost of the increasing economic crisis that is burdened  by  public health problems and the fragility of the hospital system in many capitalist countries as well as the lack of integration solidarity among them, which predicts the collapse of geopolitical blocs established by the globalization and new world order.

  • Parliament offers platitudes as people face Covid-19 devastation

    As people demand robust measures to tackle the biggest crisis to face Europe for decades, a resolution that will be voted on today in the European Parliament avoids the core issues and overlooks the strong EU action needed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Left participated in negotiations on the text seeking vigorous measures to address the many challenges but refused to sign up to the final joint text when it became clear the measures proposed were not up to scratch given the ongoing crisis people are facing. The GUE/NGL group will again seek to strengthen the text today.

  • Venezuela has the highest percentage of recovered patients of Covid-19 in Latin America

    When reaching a recovery rate of 57.5 percent in cases of Covid-19, Venezuela registers the most encouraging percentage in Latin America thanks to the effectiveness of the sanitary protocols applied in the nation.

    The balance was offered by the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, who explained that out of 193 reported cases, 111 patients are fully recovered.

  • International media continues to use lies to attack Venezuela

    International media warfare continues to use lies and misrepresentation to attack Venezuela, denounced on Tuesday the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, from the Miraflores Palace.

    During the balance of the strategies implemented by the National Executive to combat Covid-19, Rodríguez condemned the publication of a survey, carried out by the firm “Ipsos” and published in various international media, which refers to the measures applied by countries like Colombia and Chile as the most successful for the containment of respiratory infection and discredits the effort that the Bolivarian Government, together with the Venezuelan people, have been making to contain the proliferation of the virus in the country.

  • May Day challenge

    International Workers Day was first celebrated in 1904, to honor the martyrs of the Haymarket uprising with mass demonstrations for the eight-hour day, workers’ rights, and world peace.

    This year, we celebrate the courage and selflessness of those workers on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: health care workers, transit workers, mechanics, delivery drivers, sanitation, warehouse, retail, and fast-food workers, and all those who provide essential services but are too often paid and treated as if they were expendable. This includes the record number of unemployed workers.

  • Italian USB: Support to National Action Day of Workers in Commerce-Supermarkets Greece-April 15

    USB ItaliaWe support workers of commerce in Greece, they have to go on strike to ask health and safe work place.

    Workers in the super markets are working with self-sacrifice, to serve consumers and so that nothing is missing from people’s homes. But these workers also have lives, they have families, they have the same fears, the same problems and the same needs that we all have.

    They need protections: with masks, gloves and even special glasses, distance among them and distance from clients.

  • April 15 Call for National Action Day of Workers in Commerce-Supermarkets

    200415pame enFrom the very beginning and with the start of the measures for the pandemic, dozens of trade unions across Greece highlighted the wild situation that was developing in the areas of supermarkets, shops, offices, warehouses, bringing to the fore demands for immediate protection of workers against the coronavirus. Collective demands rather than individual responsibility were what pressured and brought some minimal protection measures in the workplaces.

    All this time our colleagues in the super markets are working with self-sacrifice, to serve consumers and so that nothing is missing from people’s homes. But these workers also have lives, they have families, they have the same fears, the same problems and the same needs that we all have.

  • Venezuela registers 181 COVID-19 cases

    President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro informed on Sunday, March 12, six new COVID-19 cases were confirmed.

    These new cases were detected in the states of Nueva Esparta (3), Aragua (2) and Miranda (1), for a total of 181 cases nationwide.

  • MK Odeh Demands Gov’t Provide the Public with Free Face Masks

    Joint List IsraelThe public in Israel must wear face masks out of doors beginning today, Sunday, April 12, under new Health Ministry directives approved by the government last Tuesday. Drastic shortages in laboratory materials necessary for testing for COVID-19 led the far-right government to require citizens to wear face masks when leaving home, even though the World Health Organization has questioned the efficacy of such a policy.

  • Number of COVID-19 recovered patients rise to 93 in Venezuela

    “The number of COVID-19 recovered patients in Venezuela rose to 93, which represents 53.1% of people who have overcome the infection,” informed Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez on behalf of the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    At the Miraflores Presidential Palace, in Caracas, he highlighted that no new cases have been reported and the number of COVID-19 cases remains at 175 in Venezuela.

  • Bolivarian Government returns 133 Venezuelans from Mexico

    On Friday, March 10, a total of 13 Venezuelans arrived in their country from Toluca, Mexico, on a humanitarian flight set up by Conviasa airline coordinated by Venezuelan and Mexican authorities.

    This responded to demands from passengers requesting the return to their country amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Four new COVID-19 cases registered in Venezuela

    Four new COVID-19 cases were registered on Friday, April 10, in Venezuela. These new cases are located in the states of Aragua (2), Caracas (1) and Táchira (1) for a total of 175 cases in the country, informed Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, who explained no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported.

    Of the 175 cases, 89 are men and 86 are women in the 20-25 age range. A total of 84 patients have recovered, 27 remain in public hospitals, 12 in private clinics, 27 in Comprehensive Diagnosis Centers (CDIs), 10 have been put in home isolation and 6 in hotels.

  • Global Corona Pandemic: Call of the Bangladeshi Garment Workers

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    to Save the Lives of the WorkersGarment Workers’ Trade Union Centre, representing the interests of more than five million garment workers in Bangladesh, a leading supplier of garments in the whole world, has called on all parties involved in the industry to take a responsible role in tackling the global Corona pandemic. The statement also demanded that during this crisis local owners, international retailer brands and other supply chain beneficiaries move forward in a sensitive, humane role in order to save the lives of workers whose blood-soaked labor is running the apparel industry. At the same time, consumers have been urged to stay by the workers in solidarity during this time of biggest disaster in recent history.

  • 59 Communist Youth Organizations on COVID-19 pandemic

    Young people of the world,

    While thousands of people around the globe are getting the disease and unfortunately also die of COVID-19, the reality for the peoples, workers and youth is ruthless:

  • Strike in TAXI BEAT Company Against Layoffs

    We denounce the IT multinational company “Beat” (formerly “Taxi-beat”), which proceeded with layoffs, wage cuts and imposition of casual work in the middle of a pandemic. The company “Beat”, taking advantage of the anti-workers´measures voted by the government in the name of tackling the pandemic, but also the entire anti-workers legal arsenal voted by the previous governments, is taking measures from now on to boost its profitability the next day and throw all the burdens on the backs of the workers.