On the 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki martyrdom we shall strengthen the struggle against nuclear weapons

This August 6 and 9, humanity rememorates one of the greatest tragedies in History, which was even more nefarious because it was caused by human action, that of US imperialism. The inauguration of nuclear weapons by the United States against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, towards the end of World War II, concluded the most horrendous episode of the 20th century, foretelling the terror and the threat of total annihilation that would befall the world, imposing immediate and protracted, unmeasurable suffering to Japanese civilians.

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On the depiction of Southern Kuril Islands as Japanese territory on the official website of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s answer to a question from TASS news agency on the depiction of Southern Kuril Islands as Japanese territory on the official website of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games Question: Could you comment on the depiction of the Southern Kuril Islands as Japanese territory on the official website of 2020 Tokyo Olympic Summer Games? Maria Zakharova: We have drawn Japan’s attention on multiple occasions to the fact that using typographic, audio-visual or other materials in which the Southern Kuril Islands of the Russian Federation are depicted…

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WFTU solidarity statement with the Japanese dockworkers

The WFTU, representing more 97 million workers in 130 countries expresses its solidarity and support the dockworkers in Japan who are taking dynamic measures against the unacceptable and demand of the Japan Harbor Transportation Association for abolishing the current system for determining dockworkers’ minimum wage. The employers are insisting to present their fake argument that the determined minimum wages of the workers are against the anti-monopoly rules despite the fact that even the labor relations authority rejected this fake argument, clearly declaring that the minimum wage system for dockworkers does…

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Japanese CP defends rights of foreign workers

The Japanese Communist Party has joined other communists and leftists around the world in demanding fair treatment for foreign workers in their country. Japan is a country with relatively very few foreign-born residents, but recently the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been sponsoring legislation in the Diet (parliament) that would allow a limited number of what elsewhere are called “guest workers” into the country, in this case as “trainees”.  On October 30, communist members of the Diet met with the Japan Federation of Lawyers to discuss the proposed…

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WFTU Statement on the 73 years since the dropping of atomic bombs.

On August 6th 2018, seventy three years have completed since the crime in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 9th, by the US Imperialism , which in 1945 deprived the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and thousands of others in the coming years due to the effects of radiation in the territory. The dropping of atomic bombs meant to intimidate the peoples, to send a “message” to the USSR, to the militant movement of all countries, to put the stamp of US intimidation to the international situation after the…

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WFTU Statement on the deaths caused by the heavy rainfall and the floods in Japan

The World Federation of Trade Unions representing 92 million workers in 126 countries expresses its deep sorrow to the Japanese people and the families of the more than 100 flood victims. We consider unacceptable the fact that in the 21st century ordinary people losing their lives from the rainfall, the earthquakes and all kinds of physical disasters. This situation is permanent in all capitalist countries. Despite the progress of science and technology in civil protection sector, the workers, the poor, the toiling masses in capitalist countries remain unprotected when facing…

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WFTU statement on the earthquake in Japan

The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences for the families and friends of the people who lost their lives by the earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts are with the people who are injured or suffer from the consequences of the earthquake. Once again the workers, the ordinary people suffer and pay with their lives the lack of safety measures against the natural disasters whether it is an earthquake, flood, heatwave, storm or hurricane.

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WFTU on Japanese militarism

The imperialistic Japan continues the aggression by sharpening the intra-imperialist rivalries throughout Asia and Pacific area. The prime minister of Japan, under the pretext of the supposed North Korean threat, promotes new increase in the budget of the Japanese Ministry of Defense.

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