Sunday, 18. February 2018
  • Communist MK Attacked by Media for Bashing Israel’s Policy in Syria

    Israel’s air force has carried out more than 100 bombing incursions deep inside Syrian territory over the past few years, with little acknowledgement from the Israeli media and without suffering any military or diplomatic repercussions. Early Saturday morning, February 10, this changed.

    Iranian forces in Syria launched a drone that penetrated Israeli air space. An Israeli combat helicopter succeeded in downing the drone, after which Israel retaliated with an air sortie into Syria. One of the Israeli jets that took part in this attack was shot down on its way back to base by a Syrian anti-aircraft missile. Most Israelis were shocked by what happened, but they shouldn’t have been. This escalation has been building up for a long time.


  • TKG: "We will be the ones to throw imperialists into the sea!"

    On the 50th anniversary of casting US Navy soldiers to the sea by university students, the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) condemned the neo-Ottomanist aspirations and declared the conditions to free Turkey from imperialism.

    According to the news portal soL, 50 years after the casting of the soldiers of the US Navy 6th Fleet out to the sea by university students in Istanbul, the Communist Youth of Turkey (TKG) issued a declaration about their anti-imperialist stance.


  • Labour movement must speak up for EU 'third option'

    The labour movement is failing to voice the interests of workers and their families in the Brexit debate, according to Britain's Communists.

    'Echoing the fears and aspirations of the CBI, the Institute of the Directors and the City of London casino is not the same as speaking up for working class interests', general secretary Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.


  • SACP welcomes President Zuma`s belated resignation

    sacpThe SACP joins the great majority of South Africans, not least comrades across our Alliance in welcoming President Jacob Zuma's belated resignation. This is something that should have happened a long time ago.

    The levels of parasitic looting of public resources that have occurred under President Zuma's watch, the firing of ministers who have stood in his way, the erosion of the hard won rule of law, the perversion of key state institutions notably in the criminal justice system, the manipulation of the public broadcaster, and the auctioning off of our national sovereignty in the pursuit of private accumulation have caused huge damage to our country. The principal victims of the state capture agenda in which President Zuma has been central has had a particularly devastating impact on the working class and the rural and urban poor.


  • Puerto Rico’s crisis: capitalism, colonialism and climate change

    I think it’s important from a start to realize that the crisis conditions in Puerto Rico in the wake and aftermath of hurricanes Maria and Irma, were not brought about extraneously this past fall, but are rooted in the systemic inequalities that were already in place and were the root cause of the humanitarian disaster that’s grown and intensified since the back-to-back Category 4 hurricanes decimated the island.


  • CPI/Hadash Call for Netanyahu to Immediately Resign Premiership

    The Communist Party of Israel (CPI) and Hadash (the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality) have called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately resign from his office following police recommendations to the state’s prosecution to indict him in connection with two corruption investigations.

    An earthquake rocked the Israeli political establishment when the police endorsed charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust against Netanyahu on Tuesday, February 13.


  • PM Claims Talks about Settlement Annexation with US Gov’t

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, February 12, that he has been conducting talks with the White House on a “historic” initiative to annex Israeli settlement areas in occupied Palestinian West Bank. On Sunday, Netanyahu asked coalition party leaders to put off the vote on the “sovereignty bill.” The proposal by the chairmen of the influential, right-wing Knesset Land of Israel Caucus, Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (HaBayit HaYehudi) was based on a Likud central committee decision calling to apply Israeli law to settlements, and both groups have been calling for the policy to be enacted.


  • DKP chair Köbele: Say »No« to Grand Koalition

    dkp logo neuFollowing the completion of the negotiations between the SPD and CDU/CSU in Germany, chair of German Communist Party (DKP) Patrik Köbele has shared a press release, regarding the outcome. Köbele called for democrats to reject the grand coalition appeal.

    The chair of German Communist Party (DKP) Patrik Köbele commenced his analysis with clarifying that SPD is wanted to have its place in the government.

    Especially some of the ministerial positions were appointed as if “good bait catching fine fish”, to convince the members of SPD and influence their decision in the upcoming days to get an approval.


  • With Red Flags & Anti-Occupation Signs, Two Conscientious Objectors Refuse Induction into the Military

    One hundred supporters joined two conscientious objectors as they headed to the induction base of the Israeli military in the center of the country on Sunday, February 11, to declare their refusal to be inducted into the army. Saar Yahalom, 18, from the moshav Be’erotayim, and Matan Helman, 20, from Kibbutz HaOgen, say that they will not enlist due to their opposition to the occupation.

    Among the demonstrators were dozens of young Jews and Arab communists, members of Hadash and the Communist Party of Israel, veteran refusers and MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Hadash – Joint List).

    For Yahalom, a leading member of the Young Communist League in Tel Aviv, this is his first declaration of intent to refuse to serve in the army; he is expected to serve an extended sentence. Helman, on the other hand, has already served 50 days behind bars during three separate periods of detention. He is expected to be jailed again.


  • Thousands March in Jerusalem against Mass Deportation Plans

    Thousands of people marched through the streets of Jerusalem on Saturday night, February 10, calling on the far-right government to halt plans to deport nearly 40,000 African refugees and asylum-seekers. The protesters, both Israelis and refugees, held aloft signs reading: “No to forced deportations”; “Standing alongside south Tel Aviv”; “We are willing to accept refugees”; and “Love your brother as you love yourself."

    Others carried pictures of migrants who were deported from Israel and later reportedly died while trying to reach Europe. A counter-protest of about fifty far-right activists who support the current government plan to deport asylum-seekers from Israel to an African country also took place.


  • Communist MK: PM Escalating Conflict with Syria to Distract Public from Corruption Charges

    An Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed early Saturday morning, February 10, in northern Israel after coming under “massive anti-aircraft fire” from Syrian forces, according to the Israeli army.

    The incident came after an Israeli combat helicopter successfully intercepted an Iranian drone that had been launched from Syria, an Israeli military spokesperson said.


  • January 2018 — Israeli Soldiers Kill 5 Palestinians without Justification

    Investigations conducted by B’Tselem ‒ The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories ‒ have found that, in the month of January, six Palestinians were shot in the upper body during clashes and demonstrations that involved stone throwing, even though they were not endangering the lives of Israeli soldiers or anyone else.


  • Protests in Israel & Globally against Deportation of African Refugees

    Thousands demonstrated outside the Rwandan embassy in Herzliya on Wednesday, February 7, against the government’s plan to deport African refugees and asylum seekers from Israel.

    The protesters, mostly asylum seekers along with a couple of hundred Israelis, among them Hadash and Communist Party of Israel activists, brandished signs stressing that recognizing the right of asylum is a moral duty.


  • Police Recommendations in PM Corruption Cases to Be Presented

    The top echelons of the Israel Police are reportedly set to finalize their recommendations on whether criminal charges should be lodged against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of two corruption probes.

    Police chiefs, including Commissioner Roni Alsheich, and the heads of the national police force’s Investigations Department will present their recommendations on “Case 1000” and “Case 2000” next week, Israeli TV news reported Tuesday, citing a police source.


  • Police Recommendations for PM Corruption Cases to Be Presented

    The top echelons of the Israel Police are reportedly set to finalize their recommendations on whether criminal charges should be lodged against far-right Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the wake of two corruption probes.

    Police chiefs, including Commissioner Roni Alsheich, and the heads of the national police force’s Investigations Department will present their recommendations on “Case 1000” and “Case 2000” next week, Israeli TV news reported Tuesday, citing a police source.


  • KKE's declaration on the recent developments about the Macedonia name dispute

    kke greeceThe Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a detailed statement about the Macedonia name dispute. Pointing out new hardships for the peoples, the KKE rejects any solution from "those that set the Balkans on fire"

    Negotiations about the name dispute between the governments of Greece and the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are being accelerated in respect to the plans of the NATO and United Nations.


  • Thousands of Negev Arab-Bedouin to Be Uprooted for a New Mine

    More than ten thousand Arab-Bedouin citizens of Israel living on and near land slated to become a phosphate mine in the Negev are to be evicted from their homes, with most of them being crammed into a new town to be developed nearby, the senior government policymaker for Arab-Bedouin affairs has told The Jerusalem Post.


  • Israel Demolishes Two Classrooms in West Bank Bedouin School

    The United Nations has issued a warning that Palestinians in Area C are at risk of being transferred forcibly by Israel after its forces demolished two elementary school classrooms in the occupied West Bank Arab-Bedouin community of Abu an-Nuwar outside Jerusalem. The two modular classrooms were built last September with funds from the European Union.


  • Uprising continues in Sudan

    New demonstrations in Sudan meet with repression and leaders of the opposition including those of the Communist Party of Sudan are detained.

    Following the uprisings against the economic policies of the Sudanese regime on 16 January in Khartoum and 17 January in Omdurman, the call for 31 January in Khartoum North met with massive support of the Sudanese people.

    The demonstration organised by the opposition including the Communist Party of Sudan (CPoS) was harshly repressed by the regime’s security forces. In several towns of Sudan, protests were dispersed by the police and the leaders of the opposition were detained by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS).


  • AKEL: 'We will continue and intensify this struggle further'

    akel chipreStatement by the GC of the C.C. of AKEL A. Kyprianou on the final results of the presidential election in Cyprus

    The Second round of the Presidential elections in Cyprus was held on Sunday the 4th February between the independent candidate Stavros Malas, who was supported by the Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL) and the current  President Nicos Anastasiades.The current President polled 55,99% of the valid votes cast and won the elections over 44,01% for Stavros Malas.

    The General Secretary of the Central Committe of AKEL Kyprianou released a statement on the results of the election.


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