16 | 09 | 2019
  • Communist parties warn of 'new war danger' in Middle East

    Six Communist and workers' parties have issued a joint statement in Paris warning against the continuing threat of a new war in the Middle East. Meeting at the Fete de l'Humanite, representatives of parties from Iran, France, Lebanon, Cyprus, Iraq and Britain expressed their concern at the rising tension between the governments of the US and Iran. They also condemned the 'economic warfare' being waged against the people of Iran as the result of US and European Union sanctions and pledged solidarity with forces in that country struggling for democratic and human rights.

    'The sanctions are ruining the Iranian economy with high inflation, factory closures, mass unemployment and scarcity of medical supplies, devastating the lives of working people', accused Tudeh Party of Iran international secretary Navid Shomali.


  • Activists Organize Celebration of John Bolton’s Firing


    Washington D.C.: In celebration of today’s announcement that notorious warmonger, John Bolton, has been fired from his position as National Security Advisor to the president, CODEPINK will be hosting a celebration in front of the White House. 


  • Venezuela sets up a system of assistance to Venezuelans in the US

    Through the electronic channels of the Peopl’es Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, this Friday, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela began implementing measures to guide and facilitate the processing of civil and consular documents to Venezuelans residing in the United States.


  • DSA Stands in Solidarity with Protectors of the Amazon

    This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

    As land grabbers and plantation owners set fires now raging across huge expanses of the Brazilian Amazon, three national formations of the Democratic Socialists of America – the Ecosocialist Working Group, the Immigrants’ Rights Working Group, and the International Committee – issue our unequivocal condemnation of the colossal and coordinated brutality inflicted by capitalists on the ecosystem and its people,  so integral to the prospects not only of our species, but of all life on our planet. The damage is inextricable from Jair Bolsonaro and his political allies’ explicitly genocidal targeting of Indigenous peoples, Afro-Brazilians and landless workers.

    We demand an immediate cessation to this capitalist arson and the restoration of the self-determination of water and planet protectors in Brazil, in the United States, and in every land scarred by extractivist domination.


  • Russian MFA on US air strike in the Idlib de-escalation zone

    According to reports, at 15.00 on August 31, two USAF aircraft carried out a raid on the command centre of the Hurras al-Deen armed group located 7 km northeast of the city of Idlib. US Central Command spokesman Lt. Col. Earl Brown said the operation targeted “al-Qaeda leaders responsible for attacks threatening US citizens, our partners, and innocent civilians.” He added that “the removal of this facility will further degrade their ability to conduct future attacks and destabilise the region.” Lieutenant Colonel Brown further said that the United States and its “allies and partners will continue to target violent extremists” because “northwest Syria remains a safe haven” for terrorists.


  • US applies script to try to destabilize world economy

    The imposition of trade tariffs by the United States (US) government on the People’s Republic of China is part of a script applied to destabilize the economy of countries, said the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, when asked about the issue, in the Miraflores Palace.

    During an interview with the Chinese news agency Xinhua, Maduro said that the commercial war initiated by the US empire has affected Hong Kong, the vital financial center of the Asian giant, trying to create a serious problem that leads to a global financial debacle.


  • The right, the left and the Communist Party

    An interview with CP co-chair Joe Sims was recently published by Agoravoxan Italian publication.  The interview was conducted by Maddalena Celano. It has been edited for clarity and length.

    Q. In Italy, when talking about Trump, one of the prevailing arguments states that his election victory reflects a right wing of the American working class, especially the white working class. Do you think the analysis is right? And, beyond its veracity, how could the American left respond to the threat of right-wing populism?


  • For Peace! No the US war against Iran!

    The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) expresses its deep concern with the growing military tension in the Persian Gulf promoted by the United States of America, which brought back the threat of a new US war of aggression, this time against Iran, following the US President Donald Trump’s announcement, on May of last year, of withdrawing the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on production of nuclear energy by the Islamic Republic of Iran, signed in July of 2015, between the US, China, France, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, and Iran. The execution of this agreement was monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency, a UN organization, which was unanimous in attesting that Iran scrupulously fulfilled its part.


  • DSA Condemning Trump’s Title x Gag Rule

    This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

    This week, Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced that it has been forced out of continuing to receive funding through Title X, a decades-old program for affordable birth control and reproductive healthcare, by the Trump Administration’s new gag rule. This gag rule prohibits groups that provide abortions or abortion referrals from receiving any federal funding under Title X. This means that organizations providing reproductive healthcare services such as Planned Parenthood are now either prohibited from providing or even telling patients about all their healthcare options, or face the loss of millions of dollars that go toward providing other essential healthcare services, such as birth control, breast exams, STD screening and treatment, and PreP. The loss of Title X funds will have an even greater impact on similar independent clinics. Although Planned Parenthood and other providers are continuing to pursue legal options in challenging the rule and legislators have incorporated language into spending packages to prevent its implementation, this rule is a direct attack on the healthcare services available to the working class. It demonstrates yet again how crucial it is for us to demand Medicare for All, including the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the implementation of full funding for abortion services.


  • National DSA Ecosocialists support Bernie Sanders’ Green New Deal

    This statement was written by DSA Ecosocialists and approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

    The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Ecosocialist Working Group applauds presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ groundbreaking Green New Deal policy plan. The Senator’s Green New Deal is not only an ambitious yet achievable proposal to avoid ecological breakdown and spare the world from its worst effects, but also build a world where we can all thrive.


  • DSA Statement on Cuba

    This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

    Democratic Socialists of America stands in solidarity with the people of Cuba and categorically opposes the U.S. economic blockade imposed on Cuba by the United States and its allies, as mandated by our 2019 Convention Resolution 62.

    U.S. political and economic policies vis-à-vis Cuba have had a devastating effect on the Cuban people and have hindered the development of ties of solidarity between citizens of our countries. We stand opposed to U.S. imperialism and to economic sanctions or other actions that would undermine the self-determination of the Cuban people. We also oppose the continued existence of the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánomo Bay.


  • DSA Statement on Decolonization

    This statement was approved by DSA’s National Political Committee (NPC).

    DSA is committed to the full decolonization of all the occupied lands of the United States: self-determination and full sovereignty for Hawai’i; Puerto Rico; Amerika Sāmoa (American Samoa); Guåhån (Guam); Northern Mariana Islands; Virgin Islands; and to all indigenous nations whose ancestral lands are within current U.S. borders; as well as to the independence to all other overseas territories and dependencies controlled, occupied, or otherwise exploited by the USA.


  • Community solidarity aids striking Massachusetts bus drivers

    When bus drivers on Martha’s Vineyard struck at the height of the tourist season, solidarity from longtime residents, including some DSA activists, helped them win. Key issues for the drivers were wages, which after 14 years of service are capped at $23.50 per hour, and health care, which covers only individual workers, not their families.

    Founding DSA member and union-side labor attorney Jules Bernstein, along with DSA member Virginia Diamond and other progressive residents, helped lead the solidarity effort among residents.  An op-ed by Bernstein in the July 10Martha’s Vineyard Times,under the headline “Union-busting lands on Martha’s Vineyard shores” laid out a strong case for supporting the striking drivers. Management, he pointed out, seemed determined to break the strike and the union to reassert total control over working conditions. Massachusetts senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren, along with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, supported the union.


  • Communist Party celebrates centennial anniversary

    NEW YORK CITY – September 2019 marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of theCommunist Party, USA. To commemorate this milestone moment in U.S. history the CPUSA will host regional events in Chicago and New York on September 14 and in Los Angeles on September 21.

    Well-known political activists, historians, union and community leaders, including guest speaker Bill Fletcher, will attend the various events.

    Founded in September 1919, the CPUSA was for many years the largest and most influential Marxist organization in the United States.


  • Russia against US attempts to disrupt the Damascus International Fair

    Comment by the Information and Press Department on the US administration’s attempts to disrupt the Damascus International Fair

    The 61st annual Damascus International Fair is scheduled to open in the Syrian capital on August 28. Its importance could hardly be overestimated for a country advancing towards stabilisation and a recovery of its economy devastated in an attack launched by international terrorism. Last year, the event was attended by officials and businesspeople from 49 countries. This year, the organisers are hoping to attract as broad a representation of foreign partners interested in cooperation with Syria.


  • Hadash Condemns PM’s Silence on Trump’s Anti-Semitic Statement

    Hadash attacked far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, August 21, for refusing to condemn US President Donald Trump’s comments that Jews who vote for the Democratic Party show “great disloyalty.”


  • President Maduro confirms contacts with US representatives

    This Tuesday, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, confirmed that some months ago, senior officials of the Bolivarian Government have maintained contacts with representatives of the administration of Donald Trump under his authorization.

    “If President Donald Trump someday wanted to talk seriously about the relations of the United States and Venezuela (…) make a plan to regularize and resolve this conflict, we are always prepared to talk”, said the national president, during the inauguration of the passenger terminal La Guaira – Naiguatá.


  • Bolivarian Government denounces the US to the UN Security Council for threats of naval blockade

    The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela denounced the United States on Tuesday before the Security Council of the United Nations Organization (UN), condemning every one of the illegal actions and violations to the international law undertaken by his government against the economy and sovereignty of the Venezuelan people.

    The information was released by the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza.


  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on US cruise missile test

    Question:Could you comment on the US cruise missile test?

    Sergey Lavrov: We have made a comment already. We said that this was being prepared for a long time, long before August 2, when the legal obligations of the parties to the Treaty on the Elimination of Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) formally expired.


  • Russia warns the US about the seriousness of imposing maritime blockade on Venezuela

    Russian Foreign Vice-minister Sergey Riabkov said Tuesday that his government warned the United States about a possible blockade against Venezuela and Washington’s “hasty measures” against the South American country.

    US media said on Tuesday that the head of the White House came to ask his advisors to study the possibility of undertaking a maritime blockade of the Latin American country, says a Latin Press note.


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