Communist Movement Poland 

KKE: Démarche against the attempt to ban the Communist Party of Poland

The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) made a démarche to the European Commission representation in Athens and the Polish embassy in Athens, against the new attempt to ban the Communist Party of Poland at the request of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Polish government.

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Women organizing and building power in Poland

The Konfederacja Pracy care union marched in solidarity with all Polish women on Wednesday to demand respect for women’s rights and respect for their healthcare decisions. The participation in the rally aligns with the demands of the union, who represents a primarly female long-term care workforce. The union is engaged in ongoing campaign for better working conditions, better long-term resident conditions, and concrete actions from all levels of government to address the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on care workers.

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Reproductive rights are workers’ rights! A message of support to the strikers in Poland

#FeminizmBezGranic A few days ago, a ruling by the Polish constitutional court placed an effective ban on all abortions in Poland. In response, the country erupted into spontaneous mass protests (despite the Covid-19 assembly ban), occupations and blockades, all of which have been going on for several days now, in large towns and small, on the streets, and in the churches. Today, the call went out for a nation-wide strike. The arguably largest protest movement in Poland since the 1980s is predominantly led by women, but people of all genders…

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Poland must end its war on women

The Left in the European Parliament has expressed its deepest solidarity with the mass protests in Poland, and denounces the recent high court ruling that all but bans abortions in the country.  This decision marks the latest in a spate of attacks spearheaded by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party against women, LGBTQ+ and minorities in the country. 

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MEPs step up to defend minorities & women in Poland

Warsaw needs to widen its interpretation of the rule of law and respect rights  After pointing to overwhelming evidence of the deterioration of human rights and democracy in the country, MEPs voted on a report calling for further action by Member States and the EU Commission on Poland. Indeed, the Polish government has continued to systematically attack and discriminate against LGBTI people, women, journalists and judges, showing the need for a clear political response from EU institutions.

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Amazon: An employee dead at work

On the night of 17-18 May, an employee working for Amazon in the Sadvady warehouse near Poznań died. Help arrived on the spot, almost an hour after the call from colleagues. The Inicjatywa Pracownicza union, a member of the International Trade Labor Network Solidarity and Struggle, deplores this death at work and denounces the responsibility of the Amazon bosses.

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CPRF calls for joint actions against persecution of the Communists of Poland!

Early in March, operating in line with international communist solidarity the CPRF branches in Moscow and Kaliningrad picketed local Polish diplomatic missions in support of the Communist Party of Poland. Headed by Denis Parfenov, State Duma Parliamentarian and Yuri Dashkov, Chairman of the Interregional Trade Union of Public Transport Workers, Moscow communists and workers demanded an immediate stop of political persecution of the CPP members, accused in “propagating Communist ideology”. Orators stressed that political bullying, initiated by the Polish authorities along with demolition of Soviet monuments for liberators of Poland,…

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Poland’s Criminalisation of Sexuality Education – an explainer

Since coming to power, the recently re-elected right-wing government  led by Poland’s Law & Justice Party (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS) has been propagating a misogynistic, anti-abortion, anti-contraceptive, homophobic and conservative ideology – using anecdotes, random opinions and bizarre wording to support their stance. One such example is that they blame the addiction to pornography on sexuality education. Meanwhile, sexuality education classes in more conservative areas of the country tend to teach students how to ‘prepare for family life’ based on misinformation and harmful stereotypes. However, schools in metropolitan areas with…

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The 5th Congress of the CP of Poland

The day before the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Peoples’ Poland, the 5th Congress of the Communist Party of Poland (KPP) was held with the participation of several dozen delegates of the regional structures of Party. Lefteris Nikolaou, representative of the Communist Party of Greece and member of the European Parliament, also attended the congress. The congress was held in a difficult period for the KPP, when repressions and persecution against the communists continue. The trial of the KPP members and editorial staff of the Brzask newspaper entered a…

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