Okuyan: ‘Erdoğan is trying to save his own neck’

Special interview by soL with Kemal Okuyan the GS of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) on Turkish Government’s Afrin operation The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), Kemal Okuyan, answered the questions of soL news regarding Afrin operation. soL: Do you think that Afrin operation can resolve the political situation in Syria? In other words, can it bring about a process that could terminate for good the ongoing Syrian war which already seems to have lost pace compared to the previous years? Kemal Okuyan: Syria was the last stop…

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Heated Debate in the Knesset on Deportation of African Refugees

A heated discussion erupted on Monday, January 29, during a meeting of a Knesset committee on the pending deportation of African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel. Speaking before the Internal Affairs and Environmental Protection Committee, Interior Minister Aryeh Deri said that an unnamed country has agreed to receive African refugees who are to be forcefully deported from Israel.

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Workers’ Party welcomes Cabinet commitment to hold May Referendum on 8th Amendment

The Workers’ Party have given a broad welcome to the commitment to holding a referendum on the 8th amendment issued by the Taoiseach on behalf of the cabinet last night (Monday). Speaking on behalf of the Workers’ Party, Cllr. Éilis Ryan (North Inner City) said: “The announcement made by the Taoiseach is a credit to the tens of thousands of women and men who have never given up on this issue. In 1983, in 1992, in 2002 and ever since, politicians have not been allowed to forget the thousands of…

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Opposition MKs: No Indiscriminate Deportation of Asylum Seekers

A proposal has been submitted by opposition MKs Aida Touma-Suleiman (Hadash – Joint List), Eyal Ben Reuven (Zionist Union) and Michal Rozin (Meretz) regarding the state authorities’ handling of African asylum seekers, and rejecting the government’s plans to indiscriminately deport all such persons. The authors of the proposal note how recent publications indicate that the state has no “viable possibility of forcefully expelling asylum seekers, an option the prime minister had instructed to be examined.

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Common appeal for release of leaders of the CP of Sudan

Common appeal by communist and workers’ parties in solidarity with the working people of Sudan demanding the immedate release of the leaders of the CP of Sudan and all political detainees. ICP, 30 January 2018 The persecutions by the government of Sudan towards the political opposition including leaders of the CP of Sudan, which had mobilised the people against economic conditions, meets  international reaction by communist and workers’ parties in solidarity with the people of Sudan.

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Communist Party replies to Trump’s State of the Union

John Bachtell, national chairman of the Communist Party USA, will reply to Trump’s State of the Union on Facebook Live, Tuesday January 30th. The program will begin immediately following Trump’s speech. “Our address will be a working-class and peoples response to Trump” said Bachtell. “From the threat of nuclear war to the denial of climate change, Trump’s policies are literally threatening our lives.”

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Fascism is not an opinion, but a crime!

The International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) – Antifascist Association and its member federations commemorate every year the January 27, 1945, the Liberation-Day of extermination camp Auschwitz by soldiers of the Red Army. To remember the end, it is also needed to face the beginning and the roots of these crimes. That is why we call to remember January 30, 1933 too. January 30, 1933 is not a “day of remembrance”, it is an obligation for all antifascist-oriented people to prevent any repetition. It is necessary to prevent the organizations…

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MK Odeh on Baseless Polish Law: »The Holocaust Cannot Be Denied«

On Friday, January 26, the Polish parliament approved a controversial law forbidding any mention of participation of the “Polish nation” in crimes committed during the Holocaust. The law also forbids use of the term “Polish death camp” to describe the compounds where Jews and others were murdered in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. Anyone who violates the new law, including non-Polish citizens, will be liable to a fine or imprisonment of up to three years.

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Protests against anti-communist persecution of the Communist Party of Poland continue

Despite of mass protests against political persecution of the Communist Party of Poland the Polish authorities continue to pursue anti-communist policy aimed at a total ban of Party’s functioning in the country. As an action of protest in support of Polish Communists on January 22, 2018 Moscow and St. Petersburg CPRF branches arranged pickets in front of Polish Consulates in the cities.

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