Get set for May Day – a chance to build the struggle

AS we approach May Day this year, the struggle of workers both within Britain and internationally is clearly intensifying. Roger Sutton is organiser of the London May Day Organising Committee. For more information visit www.londonmayday.org. With threats to world peace growing, along with the increasing dominance of the economic system with massive multinational companies at its heart, workers are having to fight harder to maintain what has been won in the past. The need for international solidarity between workers is crucial. The big London May Day this year is seeking…

Read More

Brazilian Workers Fight Back with General Strike

BRAZIL came to a virtual standstill yesterday as trade unionists halted public transport and closed down much of the economy in protest at coup-installed President Michel Temer’s anti-working class policies. Demonstrators blocked roads and scuffled with police in many cities, showing their anger over the Temer government’s attacks on workplace rights and pensions. The president, whose disapproval ratings have soared to 87 per cent, insists that “flexibility” will revive a moribund economy and claims that the pension system will go bankrupt without changes.

Read More

Cuba reaffirms its commitment to Venezuela

We reproduce the declaration issued by the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the latest developments in the Organization of American States (OAS): We have once again witnessed another infamous and immoral decision by the discredited OAS, against the Bolivarian Revolution; a repetition of the shameful pages written against the Cuban Revolution in the 1960s. The calling of a Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, to continue harassing the Venezuelan government, constitutes another action consistent with the OAS’ traditional role as an instrument of imperialist domination in the hemisphere; in…

Read More

Iraqi Communist Party: We condemn the brutal Turkish aggression on Iraq’s territory

Turkish warplanes yesterday (25th April) bombarded sites in the Sinjar area in Iraq, which it said belonged to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), inflicting human losses and material damage. This aggression came after the recent referendum in Turkey, which gave Erdogan and his government a green light to continue along the path of arrogance and to seek to impose its will on other countries in the region through the use of force. Such an approach would, of course, open the door to further complexities in the region and the world,…

Read More

Declaration of the French Communist Party on the Presidential Elections

We reproduce a statement issued by the French Communist Party about the results of the first round of French Presidential Elections: The second round of the French presidential election will be a contest between the racist and xenophobic candidate of the far right, Marine Le Pen, and Emmanuel Macron, the candidate selected by the financial world to reinforce the liberal policies afflicting our country for the past 40 years. This situation is extremely grave for our country. The far-right reached the second round and the left has been eliminated. However,…

Read More
International 

WFTU Statement on May Day 2017

»But, if you think that by hanging us, you can stamp out the labor movement – the movement from which the downtrodden millions, the millions who toil and live in want and misery – the wage slaves – expect salvation – if this is your opinion, then hang us! Here you will tread upon a spark, but there, and there, and behind you and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out.«August Spies, 31, on August 20th, 1886.…

Read More

Istanbul’s governorship again bans Grup Yorum concert

For the 23rd April Grup Yorum planned its traditionally concert with the title »independent Turkey« in Istanbul/Yenikapi. In the past years the concerts were over and over banned and also Germany has more and more joined the AKP politics by refusing visas for the band, which has also organized peaceful concerts with up to ten thousands fans for decades in Europe. Grup Yorum could count up to a million visitors at its concerts for an »independent Turkey« in Istanbul. Despite of preventions by the governemnt in the past years, it…

Read More

FARC-EP: Our comrade Luis Alberto Ortiz Cabezas has been murdered

The Central High Command of the FARC-EP communicates to the public that on April 16, 2017 in the village of La Guayacana, Llorente, in the municipality of Tumaco, Nariño, our comrade Luis Alberto Ortiz Cabezas, Pepe, has been murdered. Our comrade, who had benefited from the Amnesty and Pardon Act as established in the Final Agreement and who had been released days before he was murdered while visiting relatives. Pepe leaves a 6 months old baby girl.

Read More

WFDY: Stop the war against Syria

The World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the missile attacks of the USA against Syria targets on 6th of April. This attack is an additional act on the aggressiveness that the people of Syria faces during the last years. It is an attack that culminates the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region. The excuse of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town does not find reasonable ground since there is no evidence yet to prove the responsibility of the use of the chemical weapons.

Read More

WFDY: Solidarity and friendship of the peoples to stop terrorism!

The World Federation of Democratic Youth strongly condemns the terrorist attacks took place during last week. On the first it was the people of St. Petersburg to face the brutality of a terrorist attack using an explosive device on Arpil 3. The attack took place on the St. Petersburg Metro between Sennaya Ploshland and Tekhnologichesky Institut stations. Seven people (including the perpetrator) were initially reported to have died, and seven more died later from their injuries, bringing the total to 14. Additionally 45 others were injured in the incident.

Read More