24 | 08 | 2019
  • Israel’s leading governmental party, the Likud headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the virulently racist Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power) submitted an appeal to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 20, demanding that it rescind last week’s decision by the Knesset’s Central Elections Committee (CEC) which rejected a petition to disqualify the Joint List from running in next month’s general elections.

    The appellants to the Supreme Court argue that the representatives of the Joint List should be disqualified for incitement to “racism,” support for a terrorist organization, and the denial of Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.

  • Communiqué of the meeting of the Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party

    The Central Committee of the Syrian Communist Party held its regular meeting on 20 July 2019, chaired by its Secretary General, comrade Ammar Bagdash.

    Examining the global political landscape, the Committee noted increased tensions stemming from the intensification of the contradictions of contemporary capitalism in the temporary absence of a global socialist system. According to the analysis of the Central Committee, US imperialism continues its endeavours to encircle China with a ring of hostile military coalitions formed by its ally and vassal states in South and Southeast Asia as well as Australia.

  • Communist Party of Venezuela on the new sanctions of the US.

    On August 8, the Department of International Politics of the Communist Party of Venezuela (PCV) made a statement condemning the imposition of the new economic sanctions by the government of the United States on the Venezuelan State and indicating that the strengthening of the financial blockade will only deepen the suffering of the people, and is far from contributing to a peaceful solution to the internal conflict.

  • Hadash lawmaker Ayman Odeh, the chair of the Joint List, called on Saturday, August 17, for former Prime Minister Ehud Barak to withdraw from the Knesset race. This comes after a tweet by Barak, in which he wrote: “Arden, Petah Tikva is not Umm al-Hiran; citizens are allowed to demonstrate.”

    Odeh condemned Barak, who is number 10 on the Democratic Union slate, for a post, he wrote on Facebook in which he called on Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan not to stifle escalating protests against Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit in Petah Tikva.

  • Police attacked Hadash lawmaker MK Ofer Cassif on Friday, August 16, for waving a Palestinian flag, during a protest in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied East Jerusalem against the increased presence of settlers in the area. Cassif’s parliamentary aide was hit and detained by police.

    Some 30 protesters, Israeli peace activists and residents of Sheikh Jarrah were attending the quiet protest. At one point police officers moved in to seize Palestinian flags from them. While the law does not prohibit demonstrating with a Palestinian flag, individual police officers are allowed to determine whether its presence could “disturb the peace.”

  • Residents of the West Bank Palestinian town of Yatma, 15km south of Nablus, reported on Tuesday, August 13, an apparent “price tag” hate crime in which in tires of several cars were punctured and the slogan “Jews don’t remain silent” followed by a Star of David was spray-painted on a building during the course of the previous night.

    The Israeli human rights organization Yesh Din confirmed the residents’ account, saying the phrase was scrawled by settlers on a building near the entrance of the town. The defaced building serves as offices for the commercial mobile network operator Jawwal.

  • Jeremy Corbyn received a standing ovation from a large crowd at the 'El Sueno Existe' ('The Dream Exists') festival in Machynlleth, mid-Wales, at the weekend.

    Speaking at length without notes, the Labour leader was visibly moved when recalling his experience on a May Day march in Santiago shortly before the election of Chilean President Salvador Allende in 1970. He recounted some of the achievements of Allende's Popular Unity government in health, education, land reform and through the nationalisation of key industries such as copper before progress was halted by a US-backed military coup in 1973.

  • 2019 August 15 is the 73rd Independence of the country.

    We, the communist, stood in the forefront of the freedom struggle and made supreme sacrifices to win the independence.

    Today the right wing fascist forces – the RSS and its affiliates, having captured the political power, are trying to appropriate every part of history and to rewrite history. They use everything to hack the minds of the people imposing the false narrative of jingoist nationalism.

  • The day before the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Peoples’ Poland, the 5th Congress of the Communist Party of Poland (KPP) was held with the participation of several dozen delegates of the regional structures of Party. Lefteris Nikolaou, representative of the Communist Party of Greece and member of the European Parliament, also attended the congress.

    The congress was held in a difficult period for the KPP, when repressions and persecution against the communists continue. The trial of the KPP members and editorial staff of the Brzask newspaper entered a new stage when the District Court in Katowice sustained the prosecutor’s demand to renew the trial and decided to return the case to the first instance court. The campaign of falsifying history about Peoples' Poland is strengthening with the sharpening of the article 256 of the penal law, penalising promotion of the communist ideology, use of the communist symbols and equating communism with fascism. In this situation, the Congress unanimously decided that party cannot modify its statute by resigning from its Marxist-Leninist ideology. The Congress announced the continuation of the previous political line of the Party and struggle against the repressions by the authorities.

  • Israeli police attacked tens of thousands of Palestinian Muslims on Sunday who were holding the morning prayers for the first day of Eid Al-Adha, one of the main Muslim holidays, at Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City. At least 61 Muslim worshipers were injured in the clashes, according to the Red Crescent. At least four officers were also lightly-to-moderately wounded, Israeli police said.

    Sunday marked both the start of Eid al-Adha, a Muslim holiday commemorating the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, and the Jewish fast day of Tisha B’Av, when Jews mourn the destruction of the temples, First and Second, that once stood on the Temple Mount and other disasters in Jewish history.

  • The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India condoles the death of people due to floods in various parts of the country and expresses deep sympathy for all those who are affected due to floods and subsequent natural calamities. It appeals to central government to immediately send adequate help to all the states to give food, relief material and financial help to those affected along with medical help to face subsequent problems of infections and epidemics.

  • I was fortunate to have visited the Trade Union Congress headquarters in London recently, and upon request, I received a plethora of pamphlets on various events in British labour history. One stuck out when it was handed to me, the one named ‘The Burston School Strike’. What came into my mind instantly was the school protests that swept across Europe earlier this year. The story, though, was more radical, for this was the longest student strike, in history.

  • The Joint List launched its campaign in Jaffa towards Israel’s general elections on September 17, with veteran Knesset Member (MK) Yousef Jabareen and prominent Jaffa activist Sami Abu Shehadeh addressing an audience in Jaffa on Tuesday evening, August 6. Jabareen and Abu Shehadeh respectively hold the tenth and thirteenth slots on the Joint List slate.

  • The undersigned communist youth of America declare:

    1. Our full solidarity with all young people and their families who have been forced to emigrate from their countries due to capitalism and its consequences. Month by month, thousands of young Central Americans and Mexicans are forced to risk their lives fleeing misery, unemployment, drug trafficking and state repression. This leads to an inhuman situation where migrants end up dead in the Usumacinta River or the Rio Grande, disappeared and kidnapped by cartels during their transit or detained by the National Guard in Mexico and the U.S. Border Patrol. One of the most tragic and emblematic cases is that of Salvadorian Alberto Martínez, who at 25 years of age died drowned with his baby while trying to cross the Rio Grande. Those who manage to overcome that hell, enter a new one in the United States and Canada, facing a stark exploitation without labor rights, persecuted, in many cases living in the shadow with the fear of being deported to their countries.

  • The Left parties call upon the people of India to strongly protest against these illegal and unconstitutional methods employed by the Modi Government. "These are not issues confined to Jammu & Kashmir alone," they add, "They constitute an attack on democracy, federalism and the constitutional order."

  • The Knesset’s Central Elections Committee (CEC) heard testimony on Thursday, August 8, against the clandestine surveillance operation staged by the Likud during the April 9 general parliamentary elections. On the day ballots were cast for the 21st Knesset, the leading party of the governing coalition, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, deployed some 1,350 polling-station hirelings equipped with hidden cameras to observe events inside polling stations in Arab towns.

  • comunistaThe Young League of the Communist Party of Kenyastrongly condemns the executive order of the US president, Donald Trump, which extends to total economic blockade the sanctions imposed against Venezuela with the aim of forcing an unconstitutional change and violation of International Law.

    The Young League of the Communist Party of Kenya, in this regard, wishes to express its unrestricted support for the Venezuelan People and their only, legally and legitimately constituted Government that exists in Venezuela and its president, President Nicolas Maduro.

  • The Chilean Communist Party categorically rejects and denounces the Executive Order signed this week by Donald Trump, President of the United States, aimed at formalizing and intensifying on a new scale the economic, commercial and financial blockade that was already under development against the Venezuelan population.

  • The Guatemalan Labor Party (PGT), through an article published on its blog, condemns the new Executive Order of the President of the United States, through which it totally blocks the assets of Venezuela in that country and authorizes sanctions to third parties who do business With the South American nation. This Order deepens the criminal economic, financial and commercial Yankee blockade against the Venezuelan people.

  • The National Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemned the detention of Com. D. Raja, General Secretary of CPI and Com Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of CPI (M), at Srinagar Airport today; by the security forces. They were on their way to meet Com. Tarigami, MLA of Jammu & Kashmir Assembly, as he is not well. Both the Communist leaders have written a letter earlier to the Governor; Jammu & Kashmir that they would like to meet the party leaders and activists at Kashmir valley. This detention is undemocratic and despicable.

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