Israel 

Joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony to Be Held This Evening

Communist Party of Israel This year’s joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Ceremony, co-hosted by Combatants for Peace and the Parents Circle – Families Forum, will be held as a virtual event today, Tuesday, April 13 at 20:30 (8:30pm) Jerusalem time. The virtual event provides an alternative to the official commemoration services held during Israel’s Memorial Day, commencing this evening at 20:00, which justifies the political status quo, and asserts militarized nationalism and a narrow, one-sided narrative. In doing so, the joint event provides a unique opportunity for Israelis and Palestinians to both…

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Britain 

EMERGING FROM COVID

Communist Party of Britain The Welsh Communist Party understands that people are feeling battered and bruised by the Covid-19 crisis. Many are bereaved. It’s a tough time – and tougher for some than for others. We also understand that important lessons have been learned. People want more control over their lives and their communities. In particular, we want our key and front-line workers to be rewarded with decent pay and conditions. The Covid crisis has shown how much we need real power in the hands of the people of Wales.…

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Israel 

Settler Brutally Assaults Rabbi Defending Palestinian Bedouin

Communist Party of Israel The former president of Rabbis for Human Rights was violently assaulted by a far-right Israeli settler on Wednesday, April 7 near the illegal Maale Ahuvia outpost in the occupied Palestinian territories. Video footage of the brutal attack shows Rabbi Arik Ascherman conversing with a masked settler, then suddenly being attacked by another who repeatedly beats him with a long wooden club while, off-camera, cries of “No violence” are intoned. According to Zo Haderech, Ascherman arrived at the scene after he had been contacted by local Palestinians. He…

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Israel 

Hadash MK Ofer Cassif Beaten by Police in Occupied East Jerusalem

Communist Party of Israel Joint List MK Ofer Cassif (Hadash) was brutally attacked by police in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem on Friday, April 10, according to a report in the Zo Haderech website. Cassif was in the neighborhood to protest in solidarity with its Palestinians residents facing eviction from their homes when police violence broke out. The police were fully aware that Cassif is a member of the Knesset but brutally assaulted him despite the legal prohibition of doing so to an MK bearing parliamentarian immunity which…

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South Africa 

SACP statement on the 28th Annual Chris Hani Commemoration delivered by the SACP General Secretary Dr Blade Nzimande

South African Communist Party In pursuit of justice for the martyrs of our liberation struggle Today, 10 April 2021 marks the 28th year since our SACP General Secretary and member of the ANC National Executive Committee comrade Chris Hani was assassinated, on 10 April 1993. Hani was a former Chief of Staff of the joint ANC and SACP liberation army, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK), founded on 16 December 1961. He joined the MK shortly after its founding, in 1962. Hani was a disciplined combatant and commander of the MK. He took…

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South Africa 

SACP in the Western Cape welcomes the deployment of about 200 police officers

South African Communist Party 9 April 2021 The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape welcomes the deployment of about 200 police officers in the Western Cape to help root out crime such as gangsterism and extortion-related crimes. Whilst we welcome the prioritisation of townships such as Kraaifontein, Nyanga and Philippi, attention must also be given to Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Mfuleni, Mitchel’s Plain, and Manenberg too, before the crisis of crime further escalates as people who provide basic services and those involved in sports activities are to get robbed…

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Israel 

HCJ Affirms Denial of Israel Prize to Anti-Occupation Communist

Communist Party of Israel Israel’s High Court of Justice (HCJ) upheld on Thursday, April 8, the decision of far-right Education Minister’s Yoav Galant to block the granting of this year’s Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science to Professor Oded Goldreich. Galant nixed the prominent academic’s nomination because of the latter’s long and consistent political opposition to the occupation, his support for the BDS movement, and most recently his signing of a petition to the EU calling on it to halt research funding for an Israeli university located in the Ariel…

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USA 

It’s time to run candidates: A call for discussion and action

Communist Party USA   People are looking for more fundamental solutions to the problems of everyday living, which have been made all the more urgent with the coming together of the COVID pandemic, institutional racism and inequality, the economic crisis, and the environmental crisis. As part of the discussion on Party building this year, we propose including discussion on running Communist candidates, as a collective discussion among the National, Districts, and clubs. In the Political Action Commission subcommittee established to discuss this issue, emphasis was placed on the importance of…

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