Monday, February 14, 2011

The Communist Party of Malta calls for the right of divorce.

The Communist Party of Malta believes that divorce is a civil right. The Party believes that Catholics have the right to their belief not to divorce and to follow their Church religious teachings, but they do not have the right to impose their beliefs on others.

"People under going marital family problems should have solutions to solve their problems. Persons, who had a failed marriage and are now living with a different partner, should be entitled to regulate their relationship legally”.

“The fact that the rich people can go abroad and apply for divorce in another EU Country is creating class discrimination. People from the working class strata whose finance does not allow them to travel and live abroad for a period of time which is a requisite by the respective country, where the divorce is applied for, are being deprived of this right. All countries of the European Union, including those who are Catholics, have laws where divorce is recognized as a civil right”.

The Communist Party of Malta does not agree with the referendum, as it beliefs that divorce is a civil right and not a political game. The Party would like to remind that when Malta was in the process of ratifying the European Treaty, which was going to affect the daily life of every individual person, because of its neo liberal policies, the people were ignored.

The Communist Party of Malta appeals that the discussion in Parliament will be on how this right is made available and not on how to deny it.

The Communist Party of Malta condemns GO’s redundancies directive.

The Communist Party of Malta describes the decision by GO to reduce its workforce as an attempt to break unity among the workers.

“The company is using a language that does not give the real picture behind this exercise to reduce workers. The Communist Party of Malta asks about the weak investment Go made in Greece, whether it is the real reason why the company wants to reduce workers?”.

It is important to remind that in the past years when the company was state owned, workers used to enjoy good conditions of employment. Today, after the company had been privatized many of the regular workers had no option but to terminate their employment. While many of the new employees that the company is employing, are being offered only precarious conditions of employment, such as jobs on a few months’ contract, part-time work, and ‘self employed’.

The Communist Party of Malta deplores such a move as this is changing the existing working conditions, thus giving the company absolute control over the working conditions of the employees and thus weakening the trade unions. The Party expresses its solidarity with the worker that had been dismissed illegally by the company.

The Communist Party of Malta strongly suspects that this shift towards redundancies will lead the last 150 workers who currently enjoy a regular job to be replaced by other new workers with precarious conditions, as it is happening in the Postal sector.

The truth about the DPRK

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is the constant target of US Imperialism. After the Second World War the lower part of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the United States, who were the cause of the Korean War were the military Forces of the DPRK nearly managed to drive the US occupiers out and liberate the whole of the country from foreign domination. The intrusion of the newly formed UN who even then had a policy of two weights two measures, ordered the DPRK to retreat back to the position they had, prior to the war a cease fire was declared by the UN but an Armistice was never signed.
The US installed puppet military dictatorial regimes which lasted up to the 1980's, up to this day Korea remains split into two countries. The US which still controls the border between the two parts of Korea have nuclear armaments on the korean mainland yet they complain because the DPRK now have similar armaments. The DPRK is a country that is still at war and is often the victim of US backed provocations from the South. The living conditions in the DPRK are the result of the economic embargo and having to spend more then it could afford on defense. US imperialism should be blamed for the shortcomings in the DPRK. Every country has the right to choose its path even if this does not suite the US policy of World domination.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Communist Party of Malta’s position on the events taking place in the Arab World.

The Communist Party of Malta looks upon the events in the Arabic countries as a people's revolution against the capitalist system which has brought about only social inequality, poverty and imperialist domination over the people. The only fear is that fundamentalism will emerge victorious.

The fact that the Maltese Government has found himself in an ambiguous position on this issue is nothing new. Other Governments that have supported American imperialism and its’ capitalist economic system have also found themselves in the same position. The EU through the European Parliament is still taking right wing positions, as if neo liberalism and U.S. imperialism are ideologies that promote social justice.

The Communist Party of Malta believes in a new social order where socialism, social justice and global peace prevail, and not imperialism that creates war and greed, nor neo-liberalism that creates modern slavery.

”It would be better for Malta if as a nation we endorse neutrality seriously and should not ally ourselves with reactionary and imperialist forces. The allowing of naval warships in our ports, do not augur well to keep a neutral position to promote peace and social justice in the Mediterranean. We condemn the Maltese Government for not keeping the policy of Neutrality and in doing so is ridiculing the Maltese Constitution”.

The Communist Party of Malta concludes by paying tribute to the peoples of Arabic countries who are protesting against the regimes imposed on them by
western imperialism.