Saturday, March 28, 2020

Communist & Workers Parties Immediate measures to protect the health and rights of the peoples

Communist & Workers Parties
Immediate measures to protect the health and rights of the peoples

The Communist and Workers' Parties are positioned with responsibility before our peoples. We are here! We are present at the forefront of the struggle to immediately take all necessary measures to protect the health and safeguard the rights of the working class and the popular strata everywhere! 
We extend our heartfelt thanks to the doctors, nurses, the hospital and health units personnel that are fighting this battle facing great difficulties. 
We express our solidarity with those affected by the CoVID-19 pandemic and wish them speedy recovery from the disease. 
We salute the countries that develep solidarity actions with the most affected countries, such as the sending of protective materials and health professionals from countries such as China, Cuba and Russia, actions that are in stark contast to the absence of the European Union. 
The CoVID-19 pandemic tragically proves the huge shortages of health systems in all capitalist countries that were known before the outbreak of the coronavirus. These shortages did not occur accidentally, they are the result of the anti-people's policy pursued by governments in the service of the big capital to commercialize and privatize health, to support the profitability of monopoly groups. This policy undermines the great scientific and technological capabilities available today to meet all prevention and healthcare needs of the people. 
Today's experience reveals the anti-social and parasitic nature of capitalism and highlights the superiority and timeliness of socialism and central scientific planning based on popular needs, which can secure primary healthcare and prevention, hospitals, medical and nursing staff, medicine, laboratories, medical exams and everything else needed to meet the constant as well as any emergency health needs of the people. 
The pre-existing slowdown in world economy is now being furtherly reinforced by the spread of the coronavirus and increasing the risk of a new crisis in the coming period. In spite of the propaganda about "unity", governments in the service of the big capital  focus their financial measures on the support of monopoly groups and will once again seek to throw the burden of the crisis on the workers and the other popular strata. The workers and the peoples cannot and must not pay again! 
"Individual responsibility" cannot be used as a pretext to cover state and government responsibility. Today, taking the necessary measures also requires the struggle of the peoples against the policy of supporting the monopoly groups, which sacrifices the satisfaction of the needs and the health of the peoples at the altar of capitalist profitability. 
The Communist and Workers' parties demand that all necessary measures be taken immediately to address the epidemic, including the following:

  • Immediate strengthening of public health systems by state funding, recruitment of full-time medical and nursing staff with full labor rights. Meeting all the needs of Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and the infrastructure needed for the full functioning of public healthcare and research services.
  • Immediate provision of all necessary means of protection (masks, gloves, antiseptics, etc.) by the state to the people free of charge and fight against profiteering. Provision of all protection measures to all healthcare personnel  giving this battle at the hospitals with sacrifices and at their own cost.
  • Protection of the income and rights of the working-popular strata. To put a brake on the unaccountability of the capital that under the guise of the CoVID-19 epidemic proceeds to massive redundancies and tries to furtherly trample over wage rights, working time, leave from work, and other labor rights. Immediate action to protect workers in the workplace.
  • No to any curtailment of the democratic rights of the peoples under the pretext of the coronavirus.
  • End all sanctions and measures of economic exclusion, which in this situation are even more unjust and criminal and make the life of the peoples in the countries they turn against to even more dificult. To take all necessary measures to protect the health and life of the peoples.
  • We say no to imperialist interventions and military exercises, such as those of NATO, and demand that public resources be redirected to support the needs of the peoples, such as the financing of public health and social security systems.

SolidNet List Parties
  1. Communist Party of Albania
  2. Communist Party of Argentina
  3. Communist Party of Armenia
  4. Communist Party of Australia
  5. Party of Labour of Austria
  6. Communist Party of Azerbaidjan
  7. Communist Party  of Bangladesh
  8. Communist Party of Belgium
  9. Brazilian Communist Party
  10. Communist Party of Britain
  11. New Communist Party of Britain
  12. Party of the Bulgarian Communists  
  13. Communist Party of Canada
  14. Communist Party of Chile
  15. Socialist Workers Party of Croatia
  16. AKEL, Cyprus
  17. Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia
  18. Communist Party  in Denmark
  19. Egyptian Communist Party
  20. Communist Party of Finland
  21. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  22. German Communist Party
  23. Communist Party of Greece
  24. Hungarian Workers Party
  25. Communist Party of India
  26. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  27. Tudeh Party of Iran
  28. Workers Party of Ireland
  29. Communist Party of Ireland
  30. Communist Party of Israel
  31. Communist Party (Italy)
  32. Jordanian Communist Party
  33. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  34. Workers Party of Korea
  35. Lebanese Communist Party
  36. Socialist Party (Lithuania)
  37. Communist Party of Malta
  38. Communist Party of Mexico
  39. Popular Socialist Party - National Political Association, Mexico
  40. Nepal Communist Party
  41. Communist Party of Norway
  42. New Communist Party of the Netherlands
  43. Communist Party of Pakistan
  44. Palestinian People’s Party
  45. Palestinian Communist Party
  46. Paraguayan Communist Party
  47. Communist Party of Poland
  48. Portuguese Communist Party
  49. Philippines Communist Party [PKP 1930]
  50. Romanian Socialist Party
  51. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  52. Russian Communist Workers Party
  53. Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  54. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  55. Communists of Serbia
  56. Communist Party of the Workers of Spain
  57. Communists of Catalonia
  58. Communist Party of Swaziland
  59. Communist Party of Sweden
  60. Syrian Communist Party
  61. Communist Party of Turkey
  62. Communist Party of Ukraine
  63. Union of Communists of Ukraine
  64. Communist Party of Venezuela
Other Parties
  1.  Union of Communists in Bulgaria
  2. Pole of Communist Revival in France
 The statement is open for further endorsments

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Statement of the ECI Secretariat on the International Women's Day






Today, not only social discrimination in EU's state-members at the expense of women are maintained, but also deepened as a result of capitalist exploitation and a consequence of the all-rounded attack of the capital with harsh measures against women's of the working class, salaried scientists, self-employed, farmers, pensioners. It is demonstrated again that lack of stable daily and weekly working hours, in conditions where women bear almost the exclusive responsibility for caring for the family, the generalized insecurity of the working woman, are not a result of some so-called  "wrong" political choices of the EU and its governments. 

The EU and its governments in a unitary way defend the fundamental axis of the EU strategy for intensifying the exploitation and oppression of salaried women, as a means for improvement of the competitiveness of the business groups. By invoking "gender equality", "equal treatment", "equal opportunities", "balancing professional and personal life", they abolish the last of the rights such as restricting night-shifts for women, maternity leaves, positive difference in the retirement age etc. 

The ECI calls for the strengthening of the struggle for permanent defense of the contemporary rights of women in work, social protection of maternity and family. 
Only with the economic and political power in the hands of the working class can women's work and use of free-time  take on a creative content; this is the way for equality and emancipation of women to be built upon solid foundations.


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

STATEMENT OF THE ECI SECRETARIAT ON THE DANGEROUS US-ISRAEL PLAN AGAINST PALESTINE



so-called “deal of the century” introduced by Trump administration together with the corrupt leader of Israel, Natanyahu, is another disgraceful attempt to endorse and bolster the actThe ions of the oppressor. 
It is neither a peace treaty nor a deal between equals. It strengthens and shields the Israeli occupation, supports the annexation of the Jordan Valley and preserves the settlements. It violates the sovereign rights of the Palestinian people.
As communist and workers’ parties of the European Communist Initiative, we condemn, in the strongest sense, this treacherous and very dangerous initiative. We consider the plan as an invalid, irrelevant piece of paper, which has excluded the wishes of the people of the region. 
This device is a demand to the Palestinian people to surrender their fundamental rights and freedoms,their rights to throw off the occupation, to liberate the Palestinian territories and create  an independent Palestinian state.It is an endorsement of Israeli annexation.
The plan, which is designed to squeeze the Palestinian people into various enclaves, has nothing to do with the interests of the people in the region.If this deal is implemented, for the forthcoming  years, the dominance of the Israeli bourgeoisie and the imperialist powers will increase. The “deal” is to serve the criminal interests of the Israeli bourgeois state and its imperialist allies.
Trump's miserable effort to bribe the Palestinian people and people of the surrounding countries, under the pretext of “development” will be at the expense of their freedom, peace and historical bonds. The so-called development or prosperity will not benefit the wellbeing of the people but will serve to fill the pockets of the monopoly-owners.
The plan provocatively and unjustly denies the rights of return of millions of refugees and their children and grandchildren, families who have been forcefully expelled from their land.
Experience highlights the necessity of the working class unity, the strengthening of the Palestinian people's struggle, and the intensification of internationalist solidarity. No class-collaborationist approach can bring peace and freedom to the people of Palestine. 
Communist and workers parties of Europe are in full solidarity with the people of Palestine against the occupation, for establishing an independent state with East Jerusalem as its capital, the release of Palestinian prisoners and assuring the right to return of the refugees. It should be the people of the region, and no other foreign actor, to determine their own future, and the right to determine this belongs only to them. Against all dirty “deals”, we will support the resistance of the Palestinian people.
Down with the so-called “deal of the century”!
Down with imperialism!
Long live the internationalist solidarity between the working people of Palestine and the Middle East!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1st: Day of the international struggle against capitalism, for socialism-communism.



We honour Labour Day, the dead workers of Chicago in 1886, all the unyielding fighters of the class struggle that even gave their lives for the rights of their class, for the abolition of the exploitation of man by man, for socialism-communism. We draw strength from the historical experience by organizing the contemporary struggles of the working class, its alliance with the other popular strata, against the attack of the capital, the anti-popular measures of the EU and its governments, against imperialist interventions and the EU-US-NATO wars, in order to meet contemporary needs.
The contradictions of capitalism are sharpening and apparent to all: continuous wars, refugees, crises, mass unemployment, exploitation, inequality, workers’ impoverishment and environmental pollution.
The capital tries to conceal the real causes that generate this reality in order to divert the correct popular indignation towards directions that perpetuate capitalism, hiding the fact that the impoverishment of the working masses internationally and the growing inequalities between rich and poor, as well as between countries with different levels of development, are the result of the division of society into classes and of the process of capitalist accumulation.
The injustice that characterizes capitalism as a system based on exploitation is endeavoured to be justified as a result of the economic conjuncture or as a defect in the management of the system, whereas, instead, it is a characteristic intrinsic to capitalism itself, both in crisis and in its economic recovery phase.
The capital also uses nationalism - racism as a weapon of "mass distraction". Only the imperialist bourgeoisie benefits from this, thus hiding its enormous responsibilities for wars and the looting of entire countries. The refugees and immigrants who flee from their countries because of imperialist wars, as well as from the imperialist peace which comprises exploitation, diseases and misery, contribute to widening the "reserve army of labour " that capital uses to further reduce everyone's wages.
On May 1st, we reiterate once again the solidarity of the communists and the labour movement with immigrant proletarians. The class enemy is not an immigrant, but the capitalist. It is the capitalist who fires, who reduces wages, who imposes inhuman working conditions. The way out can only be found in class unity and equality of rights for all workers, both native and immigrants.
We denounce the opportunism of social-democracy, of the collaborationist trade unionists and their compromised leadership, who act to defuse the people’s discontent and only help to guarantee the survival of a dying system. The bourgeoisie tries to neutralize the popular discontent also by suppressing social protest and by channelling it to movements that, regardless of their "right" and "left" connotation, serve the interests of the capital, its governments and its international imperialist alliances, such as the EU and NATO.
For example, the bourgeoisie is trying to divert the just and widespread indignation against the ecological devastation and the damage to the health of workers towards neo-ecological movements that criminalize the individual consumer instead of the big monopolies, omitting to denounce that what threatens the very survival of the planet is the exploitation of natural resources by capitalist monopolies in search for profit maximization and imperialist wars. Hope lies in the class struggle, in the organization and regroupment of the workers' movement.
This year, May 1st coincides with the beginning of the European election campaign. The peoples know from their experience that the EU is not improving, it can only be worse, more anti-popular and reactionary. This is why we must break the chains that hold us, prisoner, we must intensify the struggle against the EU and NATO, the political-military institutions of European imperialism that guarantee the domination of capital to the detriment of workers and peoples.
The Europe of workers and peoples cannot arise by this European Union that perpetuates capitalist oppression and imperialist aggression.
We must concentrate our action against the EU and NATO, starting from this May 1st, a day from which a new season of proletarian struggles must start for the claiming of labour rights, the overthrow of capitalism, for socialism-communism.
On the occasion of this May 1st the Communists greet and express internationalist solidarity with the workers of Europe and all over the world, who are everywhere engaged in the struggle for their rights and their emancipation from the shackles of the capitalist system.
Long live May 1st!
Proletarians of the world, unite!


Thursday, April 4, 2019

Message to The Communist Party of Turkey

Fatih Macoglu Communist Mayor of Dersim
  
Dear Comrades

                        Allow me  to convey the Greetings of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Malta for the results obtained by the Communist Party of Turkey "TKP" in the Municipality Elections especially in the City of Dersim where history was made by the election for the first time in Turkey of a Communist Mayor and also for the gains made by TKP since the previous municipal elections. The Central Committee of the CPM augers more successes in the struggles of its fraternal party the TKP.

Fraternal regards
Victor Degiovanni

for C.C. of CPM

Joint Statement of Communist and Workers’ Parties: Solidarity with the people of Sudan


Solidarity with the people of Sudan
The Communist and Workers’ Parties undersigning this statement condemn the continued repression of peaceful protesters in Sudan since 19th December 2018.
They note that a national state of emergency was declared in Sudan on 22 February by president Omar al-Bashir amidst the dictatorial regime’s continued attempts to suppress the mass popular protests.
This development has taken place against the backdrop of attempts by US imperialism and its reactionary allies in the region to find a way to rescue the regime through certain superficial changes in the composition of the government. All these conspiracies are an expression of political panic among imperialist and reactionary forces that fear the eventual victory of the Sudanese people and their aspirations for freedom, democracy, peace and social justice.
The democratic opposition forces in Sudan have strongly condemned these new repressive measures and called for continued mass and popular protests to achieve the goals of the Sudanese people. The Sudanese Communist Party has called for a strengthening in the resolve and unity of the opposition, towards preparing for the declaration of a general strike and subsequent campaign of civil disobedience.
In response to the declaration of the national state of emergency, despite the escalating repression meted out by the regime’s security forces, mass popular demonstrations have taken place in Khartoum and the main cities as well as towns all over Sudan. About 3000 people, among them over 200 women activists, are still languishing in the prisons and detention centres of the regime under harsh and inhumane conditions. They include 16 members of the Central Committee of the Sudanese Communist Party as well as scores of its cadres and members. Among the detainees are Comrade Mohamed Mokhtar al-Khatib, the political secretary of the party, and members of the leadership of the party: Masoud Al Hassan, Sidig Yousif, Ali Saeed, Hanadi Fadl, Faiza Nugud, Salih Mahmoud, Amal Gabralla, Mohamed Aburas, Hashim Mirghani, Osama Hassan, Seid Ahmed Al Khatib and Mokhtar Mahmoud.
The Communist and Workers’ Parties strongly condemn the bloody repression by the dictatorial regime and its security forces and support the just demands of the Sudanese people and their peaceful protest movement.
The Communist and Workers’ Parties demand the immediate and unconditional release of Comrade Mohamed Mokhtar al-Khatib and all the political detainees in Sudan.
SolidNet Parties
Communist Party of Albania
Algerian Party for Democracy and Socialism- PADS
Communist Party of Australia
Democratic Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
Communist Party of Bangladesh
Communist Party of Belgium
Workers' Party of Belgium (PTB-PVDA)
Communist Party of Brazil
Brazilian Communist Party
Communist Party of Britain
Communist Party of Canada
Communist Party of Chile
Colombian Communist Party
Socialist Worker's Party of Croatia
AKEL, Cyprus
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
Communist Party in Denmark
Egyptian Communist Party
French Communist Party
German Communist Party
Communist Party of Greece
Hungarian Workers' Party
Communist Party of India
Communist Party of India [Marxist]
Iraqi Communist Party
Communist Party of Kurdistan-Iraq
Tudeh Party of Iran
Communist Party of Ireland
Workers' Party of Ireland
Communist Party, Italy
Jordanian Communist Party
Lebanese Communist Party
Communist Party of Luxembourg
Communist Party of Malta
Communist Party of Mexico
Popular Socialista APN, Mexico
New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Communist Party of Pakistan
Palestinian Peoples Party
Paraguayan Communist Party
Peruan Communist Party
Phillipine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
Communist Party of Poland
Portuguese Communist Party
Communist Party of the Russian Federation
Romanian Socialist Party
New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
Party Communists of Serbia
South African Communist Party
Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Communists of Catalonia
Syrian Communist Party
Communist Party of Swaziland
Communist Party of Sweden
Communist Party of Turkey
Communist Party of Ukraine
Communist Party USA
Communist Party of Venezuela
 Other Parties
Galizan People’s Union (UPG)

Communist Party of South Sudan