• America’s Largest Food & Retail Union, 100 Health Experts Call For Mask Mandates in All 50 States to Combat COVID-19 

    In a full-page advertisement in the New York Times set to run in this Sunday’s print edition, UFCW and a coalition of health experts call on governors, members of Congress, and the Trump Administration for immediate action to make masks mandatory in public in all 50 states. A new report shows the majority of governors have failed to enact public mask mandates. 


  • The Pentagon slanders about Venezuela to promote Trump’s reelection

    The United States Department of Defense slanders about Venezuela to promote the reelection of Donald Trump and guarantee resources for his war machine while the people of Florida agonize due the pandemic, denounced this Friday the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza.

    “They commit a crime against Venezuela and against their own country”, the foreign minister stressed on his Twitter account, @jaarreaza, rejecting the unfounded and biased accusations of drug trafficking against the Venezuelan State made this Friday by US Defense Secretary Mark Esper.


  • Former Marine and U.S. State Department Official Refuses Invitation to Attend the T20/G20 Summit Hosted by Saudi Arabia

    Former Marine and U.S. State Department official Matthew Hoh, currently a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, has declined an invitation to visit Saudi Arabia to attend the Think 20 (T20), a component of the G20 Economic Forum, because of principled opposition to the event being hosted this year by Saudi Arabia. “My reason for declining is that I cannot in good conscience take part in anything sponsored by the Saudi Arabian government due to its war crimes in Yemen and its human rights abuses against its own citizens, especially women and minority populations, as well as individuals whose only apparent crimes are the expression of their own ideas, thoughts and beliefs,” wrote Hoh upon declining his invitation to participate in the T20/G20.


  • Stop repression against unions' solidarity with Black Lives Matter in USA!

    The International Labor Network of Solidarity and Struggles urge the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and the Chicago City Administration to drop all charges and reinstate bus driver and unionist Erek Slater.

    On May 31, 2020 Erek Slater addressed his co-workers to share the official public statement of the ATU regarding the right to refuse to drive police. This ATU statement was released in the context of the mass protests againt racism and over the murder of George Floyd by a police officer.


  • Stop Israel’s annexation plan!

    The Communist Party USA denounces the plans announced by the government of Israel to annex up to 30 percent of the land the Palestinian people hope to include in a future Palestinian state—an annexation which Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition allies had threatened to carry out as early as July 1 but is expected in the coming days. This annexation would not be possible without the full backing of the Trump administration, and without the extremely weak response of the Democratic Party opposition in the U.S. Congress.


  • UFCW: Congress Must Put Workers First

    UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

    “America’s 16 million retail workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic from day one, helping ensure that our country’s families have the food and supplies they need. With COVID-19 wreaking havoc on our economy and driving many retailers out of business, we must not forget these brave workers who have kept our communities running during the crisis.


  • Economic crisis and police violence spark people’s movements

    We shall not lose heart, no matter which turn history takes, but we shall not allow history to take a turn without our participation. — V. I. Lenin

    The US is going through the most profound economic, political, and social crisis since the 1930s Great Depression, a crisis sparked by the covid-19 pandemic. On top of an already volatile mix, the heinous racist police murder of an African American resident of Minneapolis, George Floyd, occurred. His killing, along with the earlier murders this year of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, sparked the most significant wave of demonstrations and civil unrest in the United States since 1968.


  • Solidarity with the Youth and the people USA

    comunistaCommon Announcement the Communist, Progressive and Anti-imperialist Youth organizations of the world

    The Communist, progressive and Anti-imperialist Youth Organizations, that sign this common announcement, we condemn the most recent criminal acts in the USA,  the brutal murder of  Afro-American George Floyd, by the police, and the violent repression and attempted criminalization of  the struggles against racism, injustices and social inequalities. These events have exposed once again the aggressiveness of the USA and its Trump administration in the offensive against the workers and the people of the United States.


  • Supreme Court Upholding DACA a Victory for Millions of Hardworking Families Across America

    Supreme Court decision to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

    UFCW International President Marc Perrone released the following statement:

    “Today’s Supreme Court decision to uphold DACA is a powerful victory for millions of hardworking families across America who are keeping our economy running and communities strong during the coronavirus outbreak. DACA has always been about investing in these young people who are working hard to build a better life for themselves and their family.


  • Foreign Minister Arreaza denies the US about the state of health of the six former Citgo executives detained in Venezuela

    The People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Jorge Arreaza, assured this Wednesday that the six ex-Citgo executives, detained in Venezuela since 2017, have fully guaranteed their human rights and protection measures against COVID-19.

    Through his Twitter account @jaarreaza, the Foreign Minister shared photographs of the detainees in physical training activities and access to phone calls, and a video in which José Pereira, in company with the other five former executives, attests that the Conditions of detention “have been good”, as well as respect for human rights and food.


  • While some employers roll back “hero pay,” new UFCW agreement with Cargill makes it permanent

    The UFCW negotiated a $2 per hour temporary raise for Cargill workers from March 23 to May 5 as part of our effort to increase pay and other benefits for frontline workers during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, and the new contract makes the $2/hour increase permanent through the rest of the 5-year agreement. In addition to the permanent $2 per hour raise, the workers will also receive a $6 per hour temporary raise in response to the ongoing health crisis through August 31, 2020, and short term disability benefits will be significantly strengthened.


  • Venezuela denounces systemic racism, fascist nature of U.S. government at UN Geneva

    On Wednesday, a virtual debate took place at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on the violations of African Americans’ human rights and violence against peaceful protests.

    In this context, Permanente Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Jorge Valero gave a speech condemning this situation.


  • Waiting no more: Our dying days are done

    Once again, an African American man, Rayshard Brooks, was gunned down in Atlanta by deadly fire, shot in the back at point-blank range while fleeing arrest by white officers. And once again, a daughter’s cry for her father will forever go unanswered while the deeply racist system of American policing reveals itself for all the world to see.


  • Foreign Minister Arreaza rejects Mike Pompeo’s statement questioning CNE appointment

    Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza rejected Monday, June 15, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement questioning the appointment of the new board of directors of the National Electoral Council (CNE) by the Supreme Court of Justice.


  • UFCW condemns Facebook's Censorship of Worker Efforts to Unionize

    Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), America’s largest food and retail union with 1.3 million members, condemned Facebook for pushing a tool that allows companies to censor communications among their workers about unionizing. A new report details how Facebook Workplace, an intranet-style chat and office collaboration product, would enable employers to blacklist words like unionize in communications on the platform.


  • Organizing the unemployed, then and now

    Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one-third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25 percent. The lives of working people were devastated.

    The federal government’s New Deal led to political and social reforms. Now the U.S. government once more has a big economic crisis on its hands, this one associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s providing mostly financial relief, with a lot going to big economic players.


  • ECLAC rejects economic sanctions at ALBA-TCP High-Level Conference

    In her speech at the High-Level Conference: Post-pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP, Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), strongly rejected the economic “sanctions” imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela and Cuba, two member countries of ALBA-TCP, a bloc whose 16th anniversary falls in December.

    “We salute the ALBA-TCP long life because we believe in regional integration and fair and egalitarian multilateralism,” she expressed.


  • Black Lives Matter protests continue at Trump’s doorstep

    I had the honor of joining in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) Black Lives Matter–endorsed protest events this past Saturday evening in Washington, DC, at both Freedom Plaza (a location of one of the Occupy DC encampments back in fall 2011) and the newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza. From what I’ve seen, heard, and read, these recent BLM protests are distinct from the past in that an unprecedented number of white people are joining in solidarity with the protests across the country. The events were Black led and Black voiced, and people were happy to make space in conversation for each other. There was an outpouring of mutual aid from different organizations giving out sanitizer, masks, water, snacks, meals, and street medic services.


  • From uprising to elections and beyond

    Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented uprising. Initiated by the African American people and joined by our Asian, Latino, Native American, and white sisters and brothers, millions are saying, “hell no” to institutionalized racism. And this is happening not only in America but also all over the world. Humanity is standing up, demonstrating their solidarity, declaring that George Floyd, and before him Breonna Taylor, and before her, Ahmaud Arbery did not die in vain.


  • Solidarity with the People of United States!


    We, the Communist and Worker's Parties express our solidarity with the multinational working class of the USA and with the NorthAmerican people that have taken to the streets mobilizing against racism, repression, unemployment, and other acute problems caused by the capitalist system of exploitation.

    The murder of George Floyd is not an exception, it's a rule racist policy, against African-Americans, Latinos, and immigrants of other nationalities. The system of exploitation confronts, in the same manner, the whole of the working class, as the COVID-19 pandemic proves, that is currently over two million infections and almost 113,000 deaths, where many lives could have been saved, but a privatized health care system turned out to be dangerous because its criteria is capitalist profit.


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