Tuesday, 19. June 2018

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  1. By dictating the venue of the peace negotiations, in violation of the standing agrement on a neutral foreign venue, Duterte is killing the peace negotiations. He knows very well that the NDFP will never submit itself to negotiating in a venue under his control and manipulation

    The post NDFP opposes Duterte scheme to hostage its negotiators while the AFP launches brutal military offensives appeared first on NDFP.

  2. This Monday saw a session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, and the approval of a draft resolution that would call upon the U.S. to facilitate the island’s self‑determination

  3. The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences for the families and friends of the people who lost their lives by the earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts are with the people who are injured or suffer from the consequences of the earthquake. Once again the workers, the ordinary people suffer and pay with their lives the lack of safety measures against the natural disasters whether it is an earthquake, flood, heatwave, storm or hurricane. We demand the prompt review of the safety regulations against natural disasters for the implementation of immediate and adequate measures in Japan in order to ensure that no other lives will be lost. The protection of the workers and the popular strata is a non-negotiable and the WFTU calls the Japanese workers and trade unions of Japan to join their voice with...
  4. Twenty thousand in the streets in Rome with USB against the inequalities and reactionary policies of the “Salvini government” Twenty thousand from all over Italy responded to the appeal of the USB for a major demonstration against inequality. A mixed, combative and colourful procession, opened by the banner with the slogan “before the exploited”, moved from Piazza della Repubblica, delayed by almost two hours due to the police checks ordered by Interior Minister Salvini, with coaches from the various regions subjected to any kind of search. The demonstration along the way has punctuated key words in memory of Soumaila Sacko, the union representative of the USB workers killed on June 2 in Calabria, and Abdel Salam, killed in Emilia during a picket for one of the...
  5. We publish today the poster of the “International Trade Union Congress of Workers of Energy, Petrochemical, Rubber, Pharmaceutical products etc.” that will take place in India on 11-12/9/2018
  6. The history of the Nobel Peace Prize includes several unlikely recipients. Awarding the Prize to Trump would represent a coup de grâce for the Norwegian Academy

  7. The story of alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats accredited in foreign countries has been repeated

  8. Preventing, mitigating, and eliminating the negative environmental impact of its production process is an important objective of the Cubay rum distillery in Santo Domingo

  9. Granma offers readers an exclusive interview with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, leader of the Workers’ Party of Brazil

  10. The Cuban President, alongside Party Second Secretary José Ramón Machado Ventura, attended the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Dr. José Manuel Ballester Santovenia Institute of Hematology and Immunology on Saturday

  11. The NDFP welcomes the historic meeting between Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and President Donald J. Trump of the United States held last June 12 in Singapore.

    The post NDFP Statement on the Historic DPRK-US Summit appeared first on NDFP.

  12. We welcome, applaud and support the U.S -DPRK summit on June 12, 2018, on the basis of the Joint Statement and the related positive pronouncements of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

    The post Signifance of the Singapore Summit and Joint Statement of DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald J. Trump appeared first on NDFP.

  13. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today said the unilateral cancellation by Duterte of scheduled resumption of peace negotiations was made primarily in consideration of the AFP's ongoing campaign plan for all-out military offensive across the country until the end of 2018.

    The post Planned AFP military offensives behind Duterte’s talk cancellation appeared first on NDFP.

  14. Kahapon, June 15, 2018, eksaktong alas dos ng hapon, aktibong nagdepensa ang isang yunit ng Apolonio Mendoza Command-NPA-Quezon sa 15 elemento ng 85th IBPA na nagpapatrulya sa Sityo Guiting, Barangay Lavidez sa bayan ng General Luna.

    The post May hangganan ang pagtitimpi, Peace Talks, Ituloy! appeared first on NDFP.

  15. Duringa recent meeting to critically analyze the development of foreign investment and trade programs, Díaz-Canel described this area as fundamental to the national economy’s growth and development, noting that we must be audacious and creative in the way we approach it

  16. The perfecting of local bodies of People’s Power should provide impetus to development, said Salvador Valdés Mesa, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister, during visits to the provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque

  17. For quality, equitable education



  18. Wide-ranging and profound discussion has continued among members of the commission charged with writing the first draft of a new Constitution, with the goal of putting a document into the hands of the people that will strengthen the Revolution

  19. The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and the General Secretary of OTT Tunisia Lassaad Abid and Yacine Ben Chikha have met today in the WFTU Head office in Athens Greece and have discussed about the problems of workers in Tunisia and the Arab world and the wider area.
  20. The press and the public have the right to know the content of the stand down agreement that was signed on June 9, 2018 by GRP and NDFP negotiating panel chairmen DOLE secretary Silvestre Bello and Fidel Agcaoili and other GRP and NDFP representatives.

    The post The press and the public have the right to know appeared first on NDFP.

  21. The Communist Party of Canada calls on the Trudeau government and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen to end meetings with U.S. counterparts discussing expanding and continuing the xenophobic “Safe Third Country Agreement” and instead immediately withdraw from the agreement. Minister Hussen, over the last two months, has been trying to reach a new [...]
  22. Duterte is making himself look foolish and whimsical by claiming "I am not ready" to justify his cancellation of the scheduled talks. In fact, Duterte is merely concealing his disinterest in implementing the stand-down agreement and seriously pursuing formal peace negotiations.

    The post Duterte’s cancellation of stand down and formal peace talks is unacceptable appeared first on NDFP.

  23. Some 86,426 individuals work in Cuba’s science sector, 53% of whom are women, according to the President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) Dr. Luis C. Velázquez Pérez speaking during the First International Science and Education Congress

  24. The Communist Party of Canada welcomes the June 12 agreement between Presidents Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, as an important step towards removing the threat of a new and potentially catastrophic war in the Korean Peninsula. But while we express our optimism, we know that powerful voices within the imperialist camp still seek to prolong [...]
  25. Offers a series of photographs to show that 90 years after his birth, the image of Che Guevara can be found even in the most unlikely places. His image continues to form part of Cuban daily life, as vivid and intense as during those first years of the Revolution

  26. On the 90th anniversary of Che’s birth, Granma presents excerpts from Fidel’s speech given October 18, 1967, during the memorial ceremony for Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución

  27. Historians, academics, researchers and students gathered in Guantánamo to discuss the damages caused as a consequence of the illegal U.S. occupation of the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base

  28. 'The Tory government is a divided shambles over Brexit and would be finished off by a large, solid group of left-wing MPs', Liz Payne told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

    She was reporting after a visit to the Westminster parliament, where she had taken Palestine Peace and Solidarity Council chair Aqel Taqaz to witness Prime Minister's question time.

    Together with World Peace Council executive member Navid Shomali, they had watched as Tory MPs attacked their government and each other after the SNP parliamentary group had walked out in support of their ejected leader.

  29. “People may die but never do their ideas” Today, June 14, 2018, is the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest revolutionaries of the twentieth century, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known throughout the Latin American continent as “Che”. For the big class-oriented family of the WFTU, the figure of Che remains a guide for the struggles of the present and the future. Although the US imperialists managed to kill him, they will never succeed, no matter how hard they try, to sully his pioneering action, his immense contribution in the struggle against capitalism and its lackeys. For us, for all the simple and class-oriented unionists, the emblematic figure and the ideas of Che will never lose their validity and vigor. Che was a revolutionary who fought imperialism...
  30. It is both disappointing and frustrating that the Duterte regime has unilaterally cancelled the scheduled start of the stand-down ceasefire on June 21 and the resumption of formal talks in the peace negotiations in Oslo a week later on June 28.

    The post GRP cancellation of stand down ceasefire starting on June 21 and resumption of formal talks in Oslo on June 28 is frustrating appeared first on NDFP.

  31. The CPP strongly condemns the Duterte regime and the PNP for the violent dispersal of striking workers of Nutriasia earlier today.

    The post Condemn violent dispersal of Nutriasia workers strike appeared first on NDFP.

  32. Recovery efforts were reviewed during another videoconference between President Diaz-Canel and authorities in provinces recently hit by heavy rainfall

  33. The Cuban team is in excellent form as its prepares for the two biggest challenges of the year: the World Series of Boxing final and the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

  34. “Whoever tries to conquer Cuba, will gather the dust of her blood-soaked soil, if he does not perish in fight”

  35. Alex López is moved when he recalls leaving the island as a teenager, practically forced by his parents, and insists that his homeland was never far from his thoughts, throughout the 69 years of his life

  36. Che’s ideas continue to find followers 90 years after his birth


  37. Occupational, administrative or criminal liabilities will be established in accordance with existing legislation and the results of the investigation

  38. The country has made available to the Guatemalan government all medical brigades currently working in 16 of the nation’s 22 departments, as they have for the last two decades

  39. The NDFP RWC-SER said the Government of the Philippines (GRP) promise to carry out agrarian reform program in Boracay must start with free land distribution to farmers and indigenous people in the island. The free land distribution component of a new agrarian reform program was agreed by both the NDFP and GRP at the RWCs-SER in the previous rounds of the peace talks.

    The post On the Rehabilitation of Boracay appeared first on NDFP.

  40. A meeting between the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and the new FISE General Secretary Mariano García took place on June 13th 2018 in the WFTU central offices in Athens. During the meeting, they discussed on the action plan for all the 5 continents for the defense of the rights of the teachers and the solidarity to all the workers around the world. Below the new newsletter of FISE:   Visit our Multilingual Site http://wftufise.org/   FISE against child labour (ENG–FR)12th June 2018 12th June: World Day against Child Labour  More than 73 million children all over the world work in hazardous labour and 218 million children between 5 and… PLF: World Day Against child Labour 12th June 2018(PLF) National on the Fundamental Right of Child and the Role of Trade Unions...
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  42. Welcoming global guitar stars and new generations


  43. The most recent ruling by Judge André Nabarrete indicated that former Brazilian heads of state are awarded “rights and prerogatives in consonance with the assumption of the Republic’s highest office, and have no legal limitations”

  44. In late 1889, the government of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison organized the First Pan American Conference, which would mark the launch of U.S. “Pan-Americanism,” from then on expressed as the country’s economic and political domination of the Americas under the pretext of “continental unity.”

  45. If there is still someone who believes that the economic, commercial, financial blockade of Cuba is an exaggeration on the part of authorities here, they can refer to the latest episode in the implementation of this hostile policy described as genocidal

  46. The Cuban team defeated the United States in straight sets (25-17, 25-17 and 25-20), to retain the Norceca U19 Continental Volleyball Championship crown

  47. Cruise ship tourism is on the rise in Cuba. Last year the port of Havana received some 328,000 passengers, with 500,000 expected this 2018

  48. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries worldwide strongly condemns the barbaric exploitation of the children as cheap labor force all over the world. On the occasion of June 12th, World Day Against Child Labor, the WFTU reaffirm that the class-oriented trade union movement is fundamentally opposed and timelessly struggles against the capitalist exploitation and particularly the inhumane and bloody child labour. With the outbreak of the capitalist crisis and the deepening of intra-imperialist rivalries, the exploitation of children is intensifying even more, always with a view to maximizing the profits of multinationals. Child workers are mainly employed in the sectors of agriculture, fishing and mining, while other children work...
  49. The Communist Party of Cuba’s first secretary emphasized unity during a meeting with leaders of provincial and municipal committees

  50. What is the EU Withdrawal Bill?

    The Withdrawal Bill aims to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and thus implement the decision of the June 2016 referendum for Britain to leave the EU. Therefore, it upholds the sovereignty of the people, while ending the sovereignty of EU treaties, directives and institutions over the Westminster parliament.

  51. There are 95 Cuba solidarity associations working to strengthen ties of friendship with the island, across 45 countries in Africa and the Middle East, according to José Prieto Cintado, vice president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), speaking with Granma International about the work undertaken by these groups last year

  52. The US government has held Canada hostage to its unilateral and one-sided trade policies for long enough, said Communist Party leader Liz Rowley responding to the US trade tariffs slapped on Canadian steel and aluminum May 31st. “It’s time to get out of a one-sided trading relationship where the US coughs and Canada gets pneumonia,” [...]
  53. Some 101 Cuban doctors arrived in Nairobi, Kenya on the morning of June 8, to begin offering medical services in the country

  54. The commission created to develop the first draft of a new Constitution met in several sessions to address full agendas over the past week, led by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee

  55. The fight pays! Usb Logistics and the porters Leroy Merlin were right: the head of the Premium Net consortium and 5 of its employees were arrested THANKS TO WFTU TRADE UNIONS FOR SUPPORTING OUR FIGHT WFTU trade unions supported our struggles bringing our fight and our protest also in their countries in front of Leroy Merlin shops. In many cities and countries in EU our brothers of WFTU did their initiatives supporting our hard fight. For months USB and workers employed in the logistic center of Val Tidone (Piacenza) have reported a situation in which farocial cooperatives were constantly changing fiscal code, did not pay social security contributions, fired workers and then reassumed them without notifying them and without signing any contract, while the TFR disappeared and all the...
  56. Original article published by Mi Xingang, China.org.cn, May 30, 2018

    Rather than being strictly a dogma, Marxism is applicable to real life conditions and is itself evolving, said Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. He spoke during an interview while attending a workshop entitled "Marxism of the 21st Century and the future for world socialism," hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on May 28.

  57. The Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada joins with other progressive and democratic movements in condemning the G7 Summit being held June 8-9 at La Malbaie, an isolated location far from Quebec City. The G7 Summits are not an opportunity for open debates about economic and social policy. These events are an [...]
  58. Le comité exécutif central du Parti communiste du Canada se joint aux autres mouvements progressistes et démocratiques pour condamner le sommet du G7 qui se tient les 8 et 9 juin à la Malbaie, un endroit isolé, loin de la ville de Québec. Les sommets du G7 ne sont pas une opportunité de tenir des [...]
  59. The federal Liberal government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the TransMountain pipeline expansion project is a bonanza for Kinder Morgan shareholders, but a disaster for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and communities along the pipeline route. The Communist Party of Canada calls on Parliament to reject this dangerous sellout, and instead to move away from reliance on [...]
  60. Communist Party members who were delegates at the 2018 UCU Congress consider that developments at the Congress place the future of the union at risk.

    We recognise that legitimate concerns have been raised about the conduct of the leadership in the current USS dispute and wider issues of union democracy. Congress is the forum to debate these issues, including holding elected officials to account.

  61. ROBERT GRIFFITHS spoke at a conference in Shenzhen, China, last week on 'Marxism in the 21st Century and the Future for World Socialism'. Here is his speech:

    In Das Kapital, Marx explained how and why — as the result of capital accumulation and technological advance — capitalism creates a 'disposable industrial reserve army' from dispossessed, displaced and redundant workers.

  62. REPRESENTATIVES of peace organisations from 13 coun­tries gathered in London at the weekend for the annual European meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC).

    It was hosted this year by the British Peace Assembly (BPA), a WPC affiliate. The BPA and the regional co-ordinator, the Por­tuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, jointly chaired the discussions.

  63. Seventy Communist parties from 50 countries have been meeting in Shenzhen, China, this week to mark 'The Historical Contribution of Karl Marx and the Contemporary Significance of Marxism'.

    Launching the conference, International Minister Song Tao said the event 'demonstrates the firm commitment of the Communist Party of China to maintain and develop the scientific theory of Karl Marx in the 21st century'.

  64. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement issued by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in which she states that “the elections in Venezuela are illegitimate and anti-democratic” and that “Canada rejects the Venezuelan electoral process – and its results” and will institute further pressure and interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs. Freeland’s statements, on behalf [...]
  65. Britain's deepening social crisis confirms the urgent need to replace Theresa May's minority regime with a left-led Labour government, Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths declared at the weekend.

    Reporting to his party's Executive Committee, he slammed Dame Judith Hackitt's review of building regulations in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster and the Tory response. She had stopped short of calling for a ban on combustible cladding, while Housing and Communities secretary James Brokenshire had promised a 'consultation' on the Hackitt report followed by unspecified legislation.

  66. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the calculated slaughter of 60 Palestinian protestors, and the deliberate wounding of 2,700 others including women, children, and the elderly by Israeli snipers on the border with Gaza May 14th.  These are war crimes and crimes against humanity under the UN Charter, which the government of Canada and all [...]
  67. On May 8th, security state forces of the fascist Ukrainian government forced their way into the home of Petro Simonenko, leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine, destroying the front entrance and contents over the strenuous objections to what was a vicious and unlawful attack.  At the same time, the offices of the Communist Party [...]
  68. As we celebrate and build the struggles of the working class around the world this May Day, the enemies of peace are busy organizing for war. The list of countries under attack or facing increasingly bellicose threats by the United States and its NATO allies is growing. The last year has seen sweeping sanctions and [...]
  69. Turkey entered a hurried election period with a decision from the Presidential Alliance. Despite repeated protests since the beginning of OHAL (state of emergency) against antidemocratic conditions, Erdoğan ve Bahçeli took the erroneous decision of going to an election. This is a demonstration of how uninterested they are in a democratic election process and a
  70. “In the early hours of Saturday, 14th April, the US, British and French warplanes and missiles hit Syria. These attacks had no justification. Imperialist powers once again attacked another country without presenting any concrete evidence, as was the case in Iraq. These imperialist aggressors claim to represent the international community and state that they punish
  71. As the Labour Youth, we are calling the youth of Turkey to unite against these war policies and join the struggle for peace and an independent, democratic, secular country! AKP government had been trying to convince the people for operation to Afrin in the name of a nationalist foreign policy, and the operation has started
  72. As the Labour Party (EMEP), we call on the peoples of Turkey and workers of all nationalities to demand an ‘END’ to the Afrin operation, which pushes the country into a ring of fire for the interests of the government The Afrin Operation, started Saturday following long preparations, is celebrated by the government and its
  73. امریکی سامراج کے صدر رونلڈ ٹرمپ کے نام کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان کا خصوصی پیغام آپ نے آج اپنی ٹوئٹ میں کہا ہے کہ پچھلے پندرہ سالوں میں ہمارے حکمرانوں نے جن میں جنرل پرویز مشرف, آصف علی زرداری اور سابق وزیر اعظم نواز شریف شامل ہیں انہوں نے امریکہ کے 33 ارب ڈالرز کی امداد میں ہیرا پھیری اور غرد برڈ کی ہے ٹرمپ صاحب! ہمارے حکمرانوں کو سوائے کمیشن اور پیسہ بٹورنے کے علاوہ اور کسی کام میں … Continue reading
  74. آصف علی زرداری, شہباز شریف اور جہانگیر ترین واجب القتل ہیں. کاش ایسا مذہبی فتوی اگر ہمارے علمائے کرام دیتے تو کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کھلے عام ان کی حمایت کرتی حکومت نے پنجاب میں کم از کم گنے کی سرکاری قیمت خرید 182 روپے اور سندھ میں 180 روپے فی من مقرر کی ہے مگر سندھ میں زرداری کی گیارہ شوگر ملز, پنجاب میں جہانگیر ترین اور وزیراعلیٰ شہباز شریف کی لاتعداد شوگر ملیں ان بےبس … Continue reading
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