Timely and Predictable European Arrangements for Disembarkation

Dear Minister, 31 January 2019 We, the undersigned organisations, networks and platforms, write to you to express our grave concerns and urge you to act over the current crisis in the Mediterranean Sea. Since January 2018, at least 2,500 women, children and men have drowned in the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, EU leaders have allowed themselves to become complicit in the tragedy unfolding before their eyes.

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An energized union rank and file: key to defeating Trump lockout

The victory over the Trump administration lockout of Federal workers is a people’s triumph of collective action! Collective action creates the seeds for deeper and even more far reaching victories. While much credit has been given – deservedly – to the fortitude of Democratic legislators led by the much-maligned Speaker Nancy Pelosi – the decisive role of the public workers’ unions has not gotten the attention it deserves.

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Sham EU parliament backs coup in Venezuela

Statement by the Communist Party of Ireland The sham veneer of democracy that is the “European Parliament” adopted a resolution today recognising the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the “interim president” of Venezuela. It also called on member-states to recognise the coup government, just as it did with coup junta in Ukraine in 2014.

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CODEPINK announces launch of Boycott Saudi Arabia Campaign

January 31, 2019 – Disappointed by Mariah Carey’s refusal to act on behalf of Saudi women and suffering Yemenis by canceling her Saudi performance, CODEPINK is launching a broad-based campaign calling on all musicians, artists, businesses, think tanks and universities to boycott, divest, and sever ties to the Saudi regime. Over the past week activists, journalists, Saudi women, and human rights groups have been calling on Mariah Carey to cancel her performance in Saudi Arabia. Ms. Carey ignored them.

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‘Onward for a Europe of the peoples, of socialism!’

A joint appeal from European Communist and Workers’ Parties for the upcoming EP elections. As the European Elections of May 2019 approach, a joint appeal is issued by a number of Communist and Workers’ Parties from Europe. The declaration boldly underlines that the European Union functions as a European imperialist center and declares that any expectation for “reforming” or “democratizing” this institution in a pro-people direction has been proved to be futile.

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They must pay for oil before leaving Venezuela

“We have already taken the first steps: a ship that leaves a Venezuelan port loaded with our resources must be payed before leaving the port”, announced the People’s Power Minister of Oil, Manuel Quevedo. After the meeting with the Vice-ministers and the executive committee of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), Quevedo stressed that they perform the internal analysis to protect the resources of the nation, as well as the partners and suppliers of the company in the United States so that have the least possible impact on the oil market,…

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