Communist Movement International 

Joint Statement of Communist Parties: On the front line of the struggle for health, work and the other rights of the Working Class and the Peoples

A year has passed since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, which also acted as a catalyst for the deepening of the capitalist crisis, bringing much suffering to the working class and other popular strata all over the world. More than 100 million people fell sick, more than 2 million people lost their lives, millions more are faced with the dramatic deterioration of their living conditions and the social impasses of capitalism, such as unemployment, the sharpening of exploitation and repression.

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Israel Palestine 

Israel Yields to Pressure, Allows First COVID-19 Vaccines into Gaza

Communist Party of Israel Israel permitted Palestinian officials in Ramallah to send the first shipment of 2,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to the blockaded Gaza Strip, on Wednesday, February 17, after earlier in the week the Palestinian Authority accused it of holding up an earlier delivery. On Monday, February 15, the Palestinian Minister of Health had announced that Israeli occupation authorities were barring the entrance of coronavirus vaccines into the Gaza Strip. In a statement issued by the health minister, Mai Al-Kaila, she held the Israeli occupation authorities responsible for this…

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International 

WFTU-TUI Public Service statement on free & save vaccine for all

World Federation of Trade Unions “Workers of the world unite you have nothing to lose but your chains” The World Federation of Trade Unions [WFTU] Trade Union International Public Services and Allied [TUI PS & A], a class oriented union representing more than 30 million members around the world, joins millions of workers around the world in support of the WFTU FREE AND SAFE VACCINE FOR ALL CAMPAIGN.

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South Africa 

SACP calls for caution and maximum compliance with universal COVID-19 preventative protocols

South African Communist Party Tuesday, 2 February 2021: The South African Communist Party (SACP) notes the measures announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 1 February 2021 during his address to the nation on COVID-19. The SACP calls upon every person and family in South Africa to strengthen their adherence to and ensure maximum compliance with universal COVID-19 preventative measures to protect and save life. While the infection rate in the unfolding second surge of the COVID-19 pandemic has declined, to 5 500 COVID-19 reported daily new cases from 10 000 in…

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USA Vietnam 

Forget the media spin, Vietnam’s progress on COVID-19 is real

Communist Party USA From the U.S., to the European Union and on to India, the neoliberal powers are in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it death, illness, instability, never-ending lockdowns, and financial disaster. Major urban centers from Seattle to London and Paris have erupted in mass protests from all sorts of groups unhappy with their bourgeoise overlords and their failure to provide for the basic human rights of their citizenry. India has seen the world’s largest ever strike as farmers have risen up against capitalist austerity measures enacted…

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Iran 

The Iranian Regime’s Imprudent and Harmful Policies in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Stark parallels exist between the policies of Ali Khamenei and Donald Trump Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Religious Leader of the anti-popular regime of Iran, on Friday 8 January declared that, “The import [to Iran] of the US and UK-made [coronavirus] vaccines is banned.“ At another point during those same remarks – which laid bare his complete lack of knowledge of existing vaccines and his ridiculous lies about the hidden intentions behind the vaccines – Khamenei pointed to the deaths in the US resulting from COVID-19 and added, “If their Pfizer…

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Cyprus 

The government must respect people’s sacrifices by effectively strengthening the public health system

Statement by AKEL-Left-New Forces Parliamentary Representative Giorgos Loucaides Yesterday’s serious accusations made by the nurses’ union PASYNO, as well as the doctor’s union PASYKI, reaffirm what AKEL and many others have been denouncing about the problematic management by the Health Ministry and state health services OKYPY with regards the effective preparation of the public health system to confront the pandemic. Understaffing, inadequate staff training, erroneous organization and planning, insufficient equipment and development of infrastructures in all hospitals, are just some of the realities that are being brought to the fore.

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