Speech of the Communist Party of Ireland at the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

By Eddie Glackin, National Executive Committee Comrades, This year marks a notable anniversary in the history of our people’s struggle against imperialism: the Centenary of the 1916 Rising in Dublin. In the middle of the first Imperialist World War the Rising, at the heart of what was at that time the greatest empire the world had seen, sent shock waves throughout the empire “on which the sun never set” (or, as the more cynical have said, “on which the blood never dried”). A year later the Bolshevik Revolution broke the…

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Speech of the Communist Party of Greece at the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties

By Giorgos Marinos, member of the PB of the CC of the KKE Dear comrades, The Communist Party of Greece salutes the 18th International Meeting of the Communist and Workers Parties and warmly thanks the CP of Vietnam for its hospitality. Our party has expressed its internationalist solidarity and has stood for many decades at the side of the Vietnamese people in their struggle against French and Japanese colonialism, against the imperialist intervention and crimes of the USA.

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Another anticommunist law by Kiev

The Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) informed about the recent anticommunist law passed by Ukrainian parliament. The law targets media contents including »communist propaganda« or a positive image of the Soviet bodies. According to the statement by the CPU, »on amendments to some laws of Ukraine to restrict access to the Ukrainian market of foreign printed materials with the content of anti-Ukrainian content«, mainly targets the media broadcast form Russia and unilaterally independent Donetsk and Lugansk oblasts, containing communist »propaganda« or promotion of Soviet State bodies.

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A new communist party in France

Communists who left the URCF (Union des révolutionnaires-communistes de France, Union of Revolutionary Communists of France) after the foundation of the PRC (Parti Révolutionnaire-Communistes, Revolutionary Party-Communistes) by the unification of the URCF and the Communistes in 2015, founded the PCRF (Parti Communiste Révolutionnaire de France, Revolutionary Communist Party of France). ICP correspondent spoke with Maurice Cukierman, the secretary-general on the newly founded PCRF.

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International meeting of communist parties concluded in Hanoi

In Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, concluded this saturday the 18th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP). More than 100 participants agreed on measures to improve the efficiency of the joint coordination mechanism and elected a working group in the 2016-2018 tenure with 19 members. The participants agreed to sntregthen the cooperation between communist and workers parties, especially for the preparation of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Great Russian October Revolution in 2017. It also emphasised on the significance of fighting for peace and socialism as…

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A clear cut choice for voters

Representatives of the Icelandic Pirate Party have in the past few weeks met twice with the leaders of the Social Democratic Alliance, the Left-Green Movement and Bright Future in order to discuss potential grounds for co-operation after the election. The result of these talks has been promising and the Icelandic Pirates are optimistic about future developments. We set out with the radical aim of changing the nature of Icelandic politics, in such a way that it would be transparent on which issues Pirates were willing to compromise and on which…

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Venezuela Police Officer Killed During Right-Wing Protest

A Venezuelan policeman died after being shot during an opposition protest late Wednesday in the province of Miranda, Minister of the Interior and Justice Nestor Reverol said, adding there were two other officers injured. »The officer killed is Jose Alejandro Molina Ramirez who was shot in the abdomen and arm.« Reverol stated that the officer was shot after the police tried to disperse an opposition march to preserve public order on the Panamerican highway in San Antonio de los Altos, adding that two suspects were in custody. »There are two people…

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»Organize a European referendum, and you’ll see that the Walloons are not alone«

Interview by Irish blog Communist Perspective  with Peter Mertens, chairman of Worker’s Party of Belgium (PTB) on the free trade agreement with Canada (Ceta) Peter Mertens: The European Union was already preparing to sign the free trade agreement with Canada with much fanfare. While this agreement would have far-reaching consequences for Europe, for its people and for the climate, the European establishment was not really planning to mince many words on the treaty. Until the government of the Walloon Region spoiled the party. A debate was held there, and immediately…

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Free Leonard Peltier – Free Them ALL!

Demonstration on Saturday, the 29th of October 2016, beginning is 3 pm at the Pariser Platz, Berlin in front of the US-Embassy Over 500 years after the brutal conquering of Inca and Aztec territories, 125 years after the last military massacre on Native Americans in the USA, and over 40 years after the violent oppression of a revolutionary movement in the USA by the so called Counter-Intelligence-Program (COINTELPRO), the worlds longest history of genocide and colonialism cannot be considered having ended. Murder, forced displacement, judicial persecution, insufficient medical treatment, habitat…

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Declaration of the Cyprus NPC for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

The Youth and Student Organizations, decided to establish the Cyprus National Preparatory Committee for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS), that will take place in Russia between the 14th and 22nd of October, 2017. The Cyprus NPC can be joined by all interested Organizations that recognize its character and context and comply with the declarations of the 19th WFYS and the Cyprus NPC. The youth of the world, according to the history and the tradition of the social and revolutionary struggles, have always been a vital part…

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