Iraqi Communist Party: Statement of the Central Committee

Issued at a Press Conference held at its headquarters in Baghdad on 29th January 2020 Almost four months have passed since the eruption of the courageous popular October Uprising, and its basic demands remain unfulfilled. Procrastination and playing for time, along with premeditated killing and other repressive practices, is the policy pursued by the forces in power in order to end the broad peaceful popular movement rather than complying with its legitimate demands. However, the recent developments have demonstrated that these hopes to end the protest movement are doomed to…

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Trump’s Middle East plan reeks of discrimination

President Trump’s plan for a Palestinian state is a smokescreen to legitimise Israel’s theft of Palestinian land, its illegal settlements, the creeping annexation of Jerusalem and the Jordan valley, the forced displacement of Palestinians and the apartheid wall. For decades, Israel has sought to create “facts on the ground” to destroy any effort for the two state solution. Trump is now rewarding Israel for this lawless behaviour, including the many grave violations of international law and war crimes.

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Militant Demonstration against USA military bases in Greece

On Thursday, 30 January, mass militant demonstrations of PAME and people’s organizations, took place in many cities of Greece against the “mutual Defense Agreement” between USA and Greek Governments. This despicable agreement aims to further strengthen the USA-NATO military presence in Greece and further involve Greece in NATO’s plan in the Mediterranean.

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Declaration of the Regional Office of the World Federation of Trade Unions in the Middle East on the so-called “Deal of the Century”

The US administration, represented by the head of its pyramid, presented the US President Donald Trump with a hostile and provocative step has announced in public a press conference with the Prime Minister of the Israeli entity, “Beniamin Netanyahu” that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Zionist entity and that the occupied Syrian Golan has become part of what is called the State of Israel, and that the Palestinians has to accept the fait accompli and to join the peace process in order to have a state recognized by…

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Netanyahu Indicted after Dropping Request for Immunity from Knesset

Israel’s attorney general filed three indictments on Tuesday, January 28, against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charging him in a triad of corruption cases, only hours after the far-right leader withdrew his request for a parliamentary vote to grant him immunity from prosecution. The Knesset was widely expected to reject Netanyahu’s immunity request, which would have dealt a huge blow to the prime minister ahead of the elections.

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US proposals on Israel/Palestine are an affront to Palestinian rights and dignity

The Trump administration’s proposals on Israel and Palestine, announced on Tuesday, are an affront to Palestinian rights and dignity and have none of the elements of a realistic peace plan. The proposals, launched jointly by President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, were drawn up by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has extensive business and financial links with Israeli companies. “The announcement this week provides no basis for peace and justice, and has been rejected by the Palestinian Authority. There was no serious dialogue or consultation with Palestinians.…

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Netanyahu’s Right-Wing Bloc to Boycott Knesset Vote on Immunity

The Knesset is expected to vote today (Tuesday, January 28) to convene a legislative committee to discuss far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s immunity application. In November, Netanyahu was charged with fraud, bribery and breach of trust in three cases. The Knesset’s plenum discussion will take place while Netanyahu is in Washington for the unveiling of US President Donald Trump’s imperialist “Deal of the Century”.

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In the Philippines, seaweed is giving former fishers a future

Seaweed thrives in warmer climates where a significant portion of the world’s developing countries are concentrated. “Seaweed can be up to four times more productive in Indonesia than in Japan,” says Joni Jupesta, who holds a PhD in management science and technology, and studies the use of seaweed in Indonesia. According to the expert, the process of photosynthesis is more efficient in this part of the world due to the degree of incidence of the sun’s rays. “That’s why more and more communities in the equatorial zone are producing it,”…

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