Communist Party of GreeceArticle of the International Relations Section of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
The ancient philosopher Heraclitus said “You cannot step twice into the same river”, but some Greeks today seem to be ignorant of this dictum. There is a discussion about the political forces that recently detached themselves from SYRIZA and announced the creation of a new party, Popular Unity (PU). The GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, in reference to this development, stressed that “the same scenario must not be repeated at the expense of the people. In any case, the sequel is usually worse than the original film.”
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the violence which has engulfed various parts of Gujarat resulting in arson and deaths of nine people. The manner in which the police and the administration handled the aftermath of the August 25 rally organized by the Pattidar organizations contributed to the eruption of violence. The CPI(M) calls for the immediate restoration of peace and normalcy.
Sergey Lavrov 2011 in Buenos Aires. Foto: Cancillería Argentina (CC BY-SA 2.0) Yesterday, monday, the Russian newspaper »Rossiyskaya Gazeta« and the Chinese »Renmin Ribao« published an article written by Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov about the 70th anniversary of the end of Second World War. We reproduce this article, translated by Russian foreign ministry:
The current year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This anniversary has special significance for Russia and China. Our countries fought Nazism and Japanese militarism together, they bore the brunt of the aggression and sustained the greatest casualties. The unprecedented courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the mobilisation of all forces, enabled our nations to hold out during that terrible battle and to win.
The aggressive actions of Japan, which occupied Manchuria in 1931 and unleashed large-scale hostilities against China in 1937, served as a preamble for World War II. The Soviet Union became the only state to provide real assistance to China. The USSR delivered modern warplanes, tanks, artillery systems, small arms, machine guns, communications and various types of military materiel to China. About 5,000 Soviet military experts, including a large group of pilots, were involved in combat operations.
Protest in Baghdad. Screenshot: YoutubeIraq has witnessed over the past few weeks a growing mass protest movement with demonstrations held every Friday since July 31 at Liberation (Tahrir) Square in central Baghdad, as well as eight other major cities. The protests were triggered by severe electricity shortages during an exceptionally hot summer and the death of a young protester in Basra. But they turned into a popular uprising against rampant corruption, the corrupt ruling elite and its anti-democratic sectarian-ethnic power-sharing system that has been in place over the last 12 years, since the invasion and occupation of Iraq which led to the fall of Saddam's dictatorship.
German police beat back far-right rioters intent on storming an asylum shelter near Dresden for the second time yesterday. Two police officers were injured defending the emergency centre for refugees from the fascist assault, which saw officers pelted with firecrackers, stones and bottles.
The former warehouse in Heidenau has been prepared to house 600 asylum-seekers, but on Friday night when the first were due to arrive a 1,000-strong demonstration of “concerned citizens” — many brandishing flags and banners of the neonazi National Democratic Party — marched through the small Saxony town. Others built barricades on the roads leading to the centre, attempting to stop coaches with refugees on board getting through.
Communist Party of GreeceThe SYRIZA-ANEL government recently resigned, resulting in new early parliamentary elections (most likely on the 20/9).
As is well known, SYRIZA won the elections in January 2015, deceiving the workers, promising the abolition of the anti-people laws, which had been previously passed by the governments of PASOK and ND, after the agreements (memoranda) with the imperialist organizations (EU, IMF, ECB).
The KKE had warned in a timely fashion that SYRIZA, a “left”, an opportunist party which mutated into a social-democratic party, was chosen by the bourgeoisie to manage the crisis and can not implement a political line in favour of the people.
The Political Bureau of the Lebanese Communist Party condemned the adoption of the political power of repression and brutal assault against peaceful protesters in Riad el Solh Square, and the face of popular demands rightful by beating and firing live bullets and using water cannons against the Lebanese people, injuring dozens of demonstrators suffered from suffocation.