Monday, 11. December 2017

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  1. The Duterte fascist regime has terminated the GRP-NDFP peace negotiations. But it cannot be too sure that it will last long because the Filipino people and even those in the GRP detest the monstrous crimes of the regime, especially mass murder, corruption and puppetry to the US. The crisis of the ruling system continues to worsen and the resources of the regime for violence and deception are limited. Thus, it is wise for the NDFP to remain open to peace negotiations with the GRP because the people and the broad united front of patriotic and progressive forces can get rid of the Duterte regime as it got rid of the Marcos and Estrada regimes.


  2. When President Rodrigo Duterte terminated peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, last 23 November 2017, he used as one of the reasons the death of a four month old baby. The baby was in a vehicle which was behind the military vehicle ambushed by the New People’s Army. The infant was reportedly hit by a bullet and killled, according to unverified claims of the GRP military, with a bloodless photo of the supposed mother and bundled child.

    The post Children are victims of Duterte’s war on drugs and war on the revolutionary movement appeared first on NDFP.

  3. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement by US President Trump, declaring US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and directing the US Embassy to move to Jerusalem from its present location in Tel Aviv. The US statement is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people, and complete support and endorsement [...]
  4. The WFTU General Secretary is visiting Czech Republic in the occasion of the 7th Congress of  OCMS (trade union association of Bohemia Moravia and Silesia). The WFTU General Secretary addressed the delegates and offered a symbolic gift to Stanislav Grospic, OSCMS President.
  5. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of  more than 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the six workers who lost their life last Wednesday, after a collapse of a cement factory’s production line, in Baghdad’s industrial zone, in central Sinai. Other seven workers were injured by the collapse. As class oriented world trade union movement, we reiterate our stable position for adequate health and safety measures at the workplaces, which assure proper working conditions and respect the life and safety of workers.   We wish a quick recovery to the injured workers. The Secretariat
  6. US President Donald Trump announced that he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognising the city as the capital of Israel. This is a serious provocation. It will cause new conflicts in the Middle East. With this step, Trump wants to launch such a process of conflict. With this decision, Trump aims to
  7. The Communist Party of Britain has condemned the Brexit Phase One agreement between the British government and the EU Commission announced today (December 8).

    'This pro-big business, minority Tory regime is loyally carrying out the instructions of its EU Business Advisory Council to tie Britain to the EU single market for the foreseeable future, while paying through the nose for that dubious privilege', CPB general secretary Robert Griffiths declared.

    'The Irish border question is being used as the pretext for Britain's continuing subjection to EU rules and institutions in the guise of so-called "regulatory alignment"', he argued. Mr Griffiths called instead for Britain's commercial border with the EU to be marked by the Irish Sea rather

  8. Fidel felt the need to dialectically summarize what the scope and perspective of revolutionary action should be. As a Marxist-Leninist who did not adhere to paralyzing dogmas or sterile schemas, and a deeply-rooted and solidly committed follower of Martí, the leader of the Cuban Revolution had consolidated a holistic view of reality and, with his personal example at the forefront, had managed to make advances even in the most difficult circumstances.

  9. More than 3,120 visitors are already enjoying the destination, with all facilities set to welcome guests in the peak season

  10. Few heads of state have shown as much interest in baseball as Fidel did, pitching and batting himself, celebrating the victories and suffering the defeats

  11. Former President of Dominica Juan Bosch described the Caribbean as an “imperial frontier,” and point of conflict between the economic and political interests of global powers, a reality which hasn’t changed since the time of Christopher Columbus

  12. The World Federation of Trade Unions condemns the decision of USA President to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.  This act  reveals that imperialism is ruthless, barbaric, aggressive. Our duty is to support the heroic Palestinian people against this aggressiveness, to support this people who gives a long-term struggle  against occupation army, against the policies of the Israeli governments, against the policies that are calling on them to compromise with the Israeli occupation. The WFTU has always been and will remain firmly by the side of Palestinian workers who are continuing their struggle.  The WFTU will use all the international fora to promote the fair demands of the Palestinian people.  The WFTU will reveal the responsibilities of yellow trade-unions’ leaderships...
  13. The first stone of the Nescor S.A factory was laid in the Mariel Special Development Zone, November 28

  14. Jamaican Minister of Health, Dr. Christopher Tufton, described the work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in the country as an important and noble task with a tremendous social impact

  15. Unilateral declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, by U.S. President, constitutes a flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international law

  16. Attending the gala in Havana were the members of the PCC Central Committee Political Bureau, Esteban Lazo Hernández, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power; Mercedes López Acea, a vice president of the Council of State, and Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Affairs; as well as José Ramón Balaguer Cabrera, member of the Central Committee Secretariat, among other personalities

  17. The 27th IB-AFP massacred civilian residents and not NPA members in a skirmish that took place in Sitio Datal Bonglangon, Brgy. Ned, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato in December 3, 2017.

    The post On the encounter incidents in Sitio Datal Bonglangon, Bgry. Ned, Lake Sebu appeared first on NDFP.

  18. Labour Party (EMEP) held its 8th Congress in Ankara with the slogan of ‘Let’s unite for peace and democracy against the one-man, one-party administration.’ During the Congress, a call was made for a united struggle against the one-man, one-party state that the AKP/Erdoğan administration is trying to establish. Selma Gürkan, the chairperson of EMEP, stressed
  19. Lalong tumindi ang mga hakbang ng naghahangad na diktador na si Rodrigo Duterte para sa kanyang ganap na pasistang diktadura matapos niyang makuha ang suporta ng kanyang imperyalistang among si Donald Trump ng US.

    The post Labanan at patalsikin ang tuta at pasistang rehimeng Duterte appeared first on NDFP.

  20. In his letter, the President called on members of the FEEM to prepare themselves for the new and complex challenges which lie ahead and to be worthy continuers of the work of the Revolution

  21. A friend from the U.S. visiting the island recently as part of the "In the footsteps of Che International Brigade" commented: Cuba is an inspiration, because it teaches us that a revolution is possible

  22. The two officials met on December 1, at Cuba’s parliament building, where they discussed regional issues, specifically the current political situation in the region, and imperialist actions being undertaken by the United States government

  23. Cuba won one gold and one silver medal in the World Para Swimming and Powerlifting Championships, in the Mexican capital

  24. The WFTU Regional Office for French-Speaking Africa and the UGTD, organized an International Conference of Affiliates and Friends of the WFTU in French-speaking Africa from December 6 to December 8 on the topic of health and safety in work places. The office also held its meeting on December 5 at the UGTD office in Djibouti and discussed future activities to strengthen the WFTU.
  25. Youth from several of the country's provinces, who have benefited from the National Cochlear Implant Program, accompanied President Raúl Castro on a tour of the historic cemetery

  26. The 4th Forum of Trade Unions of Nile Basin Countries opened its works today , hosted by ETUF Egypt and SWTUF Sudan in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, under the slogan ” Strengthening the Future Cooperation among the workers of Nile Basin Countries”. The President of the Nile Basin Countries Trade Unions Federation, Mr. Gebaly Al-Maraghy, its General Secretary, Mr. Youssef Abdel Kareem, the General Secretary of OATUU, Mr. Arezki Mezhod and representatives from almost all the Nile basin countries participate in the Conference. On behalf of WFTU, Maria Barouti, Arab countries responsible from WFTU Central Offices, addressed the Conference, highlighting the WFTU position on the importance of cooperation and militant initiatives for the pro-people utilization of the River Nile waters and...
  27. The Working Women Asia Pacific Meeting kicked off today with great success in Vietnam, hosted by VGCL-Vietnam. Women trade unionists from every part of the Asia Pacific Region are taking part in the meeting anlysing the situation of working women in the region. The WFTU is represented by Anda Anastasaki, General Coordinator of the WFTU Central Offices.
  28. Interview with Mario Escalona, member of the event Organizing Committee and director general of the EGREM record label

  29. The Party Central Committee Political Bureau agreed to promote compañera Yailin Orta Rivera to occupy the post of Editor-in-chief of the newspaper Granma

  30. The United States has a long history of economic warfare and began its efforts to destroy the Cuban economy immediately after the triumph of the Revolution

  31. The government is actively limiting collaboration. Four grants awarded to Cuba's Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine by the U.S. National Institutes of Health to study Zika, chikungunya and dengue, have been "put on hold"

  32. The Heroic City awoke early December 4, as the population joined the march that departed from the Plaza de la Revolución Mayor General Antonio Maceo Grajales

  33. A bilateral symposium held in the Cuban capital November 28-29 provided the opportunity to exchange experiences and evaluate the development of the cruise industry in Cuba

  34. The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its solidarity with the working class of Greece that today is struggling against the SYRIZA – ANEL government and the draft law that filed in parliament, attacking to the right of striking. The government which is composed by the ”left-wing” SYRIZA party and the right-wing, racist and nationalist ANEL party, based to the recent general politic election govern the country with the 20% of the electoral body and demand, with this draft law, 50% of a trade union members to declare a legitimate strike. SYRIZA-ANEL govern the country with 20%  but demand 50% for strike!!! For these anti-labor policies, the SYRIZA-ANEL government has again received congratulations from Troika, the IMF, the European Union and the Greek Capitalists....
  35. Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, invited opposition members to meet with government representatives at Miraflores Palace, in order to strengthen formal talks and review the six point agenda agreed upon by both parties in talks held December 1-2 in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic

  36. The second round of elections of delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power took place this Sunday, December 3, in those constituencies where no candidate received more than 50% of the valid votes cast in the first round

  37. The NPA, under the Eastern Misamis Oriental North Eastern Bukidnon Subregional Command (EMONEB-SRC), once again attacked the Philippine National Police (PNP) station in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental today, December 3, 2017, around 3AM.

    The post Binuangan PNP Station, attacked by NPA appeared first on NDFP.

  38. More than 450 representatives of parties across the political spectrum in 122 countries gathered in Beijing over the December 1-3 weekend in a 'high-level' meeting called by the Communist Party of China (CPC) to discuss the theme of 'Working Together for a Shared Future for Humanity'.

  39. Dear Colleagues trade unionists, We announce with sorrow to the trade unions, affiliates and friends of WFTU, the passing away of the French comrade Pierre Gensous, who was leader for many year of the great class-oriented family of WFTU. He passed away yesterday in the age of 92 years, his memory will stay forever in the history of the International Trade Union Movement. Pierre Gensous was a metallurgist, anti-fascist militant, since he was young, he was distinguished for his commitment in the struggle of the working class for a world without capitalistic barbarity. His action emerged him as a stable leader, an internationalist leader, a leader with class orientation  and undertook important and responsible posts in the French trade-union movement. During the 6th Congress of WFTU, in...
  40. I know and realize that Jan played an important role for the Filipino community in the Netherlands. He was touched by your situation and angry with the system in which it is possible for human rights defenders to be treated as criminals and terrorists. The system in which communists are not sure of their lives and have to hide or flee their country. He admired and supported your struggle and the untiring efforts to resume and make the peace talks successful. 

    The post ‘He will stay in our hearts forever’ appeared first on NDFP.

  41. I had the privilege to get to know Comrade Jan Beentjes in an effort of Filipino comrades to reach the elements that had remained steadfast and militant proletarian revolutionaries from the defunct Communist Party of the Netherlands. We admired how he studied hard and tried to impart Marxism-Leninism to others and how he applied the theory to the concrete circumstances of his country and to international solidarity relations.


  42. Family and Friends gathered at the NDFP International Information Office on December 3, 2017 to pay tribute to a great friend of the Filipino people and a proletarian internationalist, Johannes Jacobus Beentjes or “Jan” as he is fondly called.

    The post Jan Beentjes, a Proletarian Internationalist appeared first on NDFP.

  43. More than 450 representatives of parties across the political spectrum in 122 countries gathered in Beijing over the weekend in a three-day 'high-level' meeting called by the Communist Party of China (CPC).

    They were joined by 151 leaders and officials of the CPC international department and associated state and party institutions to discuss the theme of 'Working Together for a Shared Future for Humanity'.

  44. Representing Cuban film in the official selection for the 39th International Festival of New Latin American Cinema are two feature-length productions, two documentaries, one short and one animation, while the general program features 40 works from the island

  45. Dear colleagues, The World Federation of Trade Unions, since its foundation, has organized struggles and activities for working women equality, for their awakening and for the improvement of their position in all areas of their social life. Since its foundation in October 1945, it has organized many working women congresses, as well as various activities and militant initiatives. The demands for women equality, for equal pay for equal work, for pregnancy and childbirth leave, for respect for the women personality, for the protection against prostitution and human trafficking, were first written on the banners and communications of the WFTU. The class-oriented trade union movement is proud of its struggles and efforts for the emancipation and the social recognition of working women. The...
  46. The parliamentary session will open December 21, at Havana’s International Conference Center

  47. Participants at the meeting entitled “End the Blockade against Cuba,” which took place November 29-30 in the European Parliament, debated the impact of this hostile policy

  48. One of the key lines within Fidel's concept of Revolution reads "It is never lying or violating ethical principles; it is a profound conviction that there is no power on earth that can crush the truth…

  49. No rain storm could detain the city's tribute



  50. Poverty in Puerto Rico has risen from 44.3% to 52.3% since Hurricane Maria hit the island last September 20

  51. “Homeland is humanity, it is that portion of humanity that we see more closely, and in which we were to be born”

  52. The people of Artemisa paid homage to Ciro Redondo García, an iconic patriot from the province, on the 60th anniversary of his death, during a cultural-political gala attended by Comandante of the Revolution Ramiro Valdés Menéndez, a member of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee Political Bureau and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers

  53. Fidel's re-encounter with the people of Villa Clara, when he praised their ability to overcome difficulties and obstacles; his stay in Che's camp; and visits with comrades in the city, will be recalled this morning during a commemoration of the first anniversary of the Comandante en Jefe's death

  54. The NPA – North Central Mindanao Region is in solidarity with the Filipino people in celebrating the 154th birthday of Andres Bonifacio and the 53rd anniversary of Kabataang Makabayan (KM).

    The post Invigorate the revolutionary spirit of Bonifacio and of the Kabataang Makabayan appeared first on NDFP.

  55. For Fidel, a sense of the historic moment is a political construction in dialogue between ideas and reality, aspirations and present demands, between theory and the specific problems of the nation and the people

  56. Havana will host an impressive program of films December 8-17

  57. Bolivia’s Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) ruled in favor of the indefinite re-election of national and subnational authorities on November 28, a decision which enables President Evo Morales to stand again in 2019

  58. “Our Revolution will go forward…and this time cannot be crushed”


  59. From across Latin America the island received messages of solidarity highlighting the legacy of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution

  60. A symbolic handover ceremony took place in the port city of Haiphong, North Vietnam, the same site where during its liberation war, the country received sugar and other supplies from Cuba in a gesture of solidarity

  61. Miguel Díaz-Canel notes community participation in recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma

  62. There is practically no corner of Cuba, no workplace, school, hospital, sports field, that he did not visit, to talk with those who lived, studied, or worked there

  63. Granma spoke to citizens across the country who came out on November 26 to vote for delegates to municipal assemblies of People’s Power

  64. The preliminary data reveals that 7,608,464 Cubans exercised their right to vote on Sunday, representing 85.94% of the total electorate of 8,855,213, as reported during a press conference by Alina Balseiro Gutiérrez, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN)

  65. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers, received Colonel General To Lam, Minister of Public Security of Vietnam, during a working visit to the island

  66. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President Cuba's Councils of State and Ministers, attended the funeral tribute which took place at the Center for Martí Studies to honor Armando Hart Dávalos, an essential figure in the country's history

  67. During the fraternal encounter they recalled the memory of Comandante en Jefe of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on the first anniversary of his passing

  68. Outstanding revolutionary combatant Armando Hart Dávalos died yesterday afternoon, November 26, as a result of respiratory failure

  69. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Ministers exercised his right to vote at the Constituency no. 60 polling station in the Havana municipality of Playa

  70. Fidel is present in this work of his that is the Cuban Revolution, to which the University of Havana and new generations are heir

  71. Nationwide polling stations to vote for delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power opened at 7am, November 26

  72. Granma shares different moments from Fidel's life captured by renowned Cuban photographer Roberto Chile

  73. More than eight million Cubans are invited to head to the polls this Sunday, November 26, to elect delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power

  74. With moving images, music by Cuban singer-song writer Silvio Rodríguez, and remarks by National Prize for History winner Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas, the workshop The Strategic Thought of Fidel Castro Ruz: International Relations and Foreign Policy was inaugurated November 23

  75. López Rivera condemned the United States’ illegal Naval Base in Guantánamo, noting that one day the territory will be returned to Cuba

  76. One year after Fidel Castro Ruz passed away, Cuba continues to be a country in revolution

  77. Ever since the early years of the Revolution, Fidel Castro made concerted efforts to give sport the importance it deserved and transform it into a strong mass movement

  78. The Communist Party has condemned what it calls Chancellor Philip Hammond's 'steady as the economy sinks' Autumn Budget.

    CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said it reflected Tory priorities to 'fill the boots of private enterprise with public money' and shore up big business profits.

  79. “The elections are not a popularity contest; they are in any case a contest of merit and a contest of ability.” - Fidel Castro Ruz    

  80. Each territory of the country is preparing for the elections of delegates to the Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power this Sunday, November 26. Difficulties detected during the dynamic test (mock election) are being addressed to ensure that everything runs smoothly in this vote for Cuba

  81. Granma speaks to Cuban doctors offering their services in Dominica after it was hit by Hurricane Maria

  82. The Continental Encounter for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism, took place November 18, 2017, in Montevideo, Uruguay

  83. Ri Yong Ho stated that he was pleased to be visiting the island

  84. With its eyes set on the prize, the pre-selection team, under the direction of Yoannis Zaldívar, is training on the Giraldo Córdova Cardín indoor court, in the city of Ciego de Ávila

  85. The willingness of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, to improve relations with the United States while preserving the island’s sovereignty, was highlighted during a panel discussion in honor of the first anniversary of the revolutionary leader’s death, November 25, 2016

  86. Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths delivered this eulogy at the funeral of Derek Robinson in Stourbridge, West Midlands, today (November 22):

    "What drove workers in their hundreds and thousands - many with family and financial responsibilities - to down tools and leave their benches, desks and assembly lines? Not once, but reputedly 523 times.

  87. On November 21, Cuba’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, criticized coercive measures adopted by the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council against Venezuela

  88. The first time I read “Every word an idea,” the poster of the Concept of Revolution, expressed by Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro, the first word that struck me was “modesty”

  89. A neighborhood debate took place yesterday in zone 15 of the Havana municipality of 10 de Octubre, on the occasion of elections set to take place November 26

  90. The Puerto Rican revolutionary laid flowers at the monuments to Mariana Grajales, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, and José Martí, in Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

  91. Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro has, and will always be, alongside his people, whether on a march, during an encounter with campesinos, or visiting a school

  92. Alina Balseiro, president of the National Electoral Commission (CEN), reports that the November 19 simulation was conducted with satisfactory results, indicating that all conditions are in place for the November 26 vote

  93. : Fidel’s words were magical and “we all surrendered before that special ability of his to mobilize us. They were a battle cry”

  94. At the international congress NeuroCuba 2017 held in Havana, November 16-18, with more than 500 specialists from 14 countries on hand, the Cuban professional society expressed its scientific concerns about information disseminated by media regarding alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomatic personnel in Cuba

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