Monday, March 31, 2014

The Maltese Government should adhere to Freedom Day’s Principles.


The Communist Party of Malta commemorates Freedom Day and appeals to the Maltese Government to sustain a neutral foreign policy that keeps away from all military blocks.  
“The position taken by the Maltese Government with regards to the UE policy that supported and abetted the coup against the democratically elected government in the Ukraine, and the agreement reached between the Zionist state of Israel and Malta are all signs that Malta’s foreign policy have changed from an non-aligned Neutral policy to one that is servile to US imperialism”.
“The regular visit of foreign military vessels in our ports is a violation of the Maltese Constitution. The same applies to the Maltese participation in ‘NATO’s Partnership for Peace’. Freedom Day should inspire the government to embrace a policy that promotes peace in the Mediterranean and strengthens sovereignty”.
“With regards to the ‘Arab Spring’, the Communist Party of Malta urges the government to give support to progressive and secular movements and condemn Islamic extremism that is being supported by US Imperialism”.
“The Maltese Government should also oppose the Neo-liberal agreement (TTIP) that is being negotiated between the US and EU with the aim to further deregulate and liberalize the economic market between the two blocks, which is a direct threat to people’s sovereignty from Multi-Nationals, dismantlement of worker’s rights, consumer’s protection, the environment, and the privatization of public services, such as health and education”, states the Communist Party of Malta.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Solidarity with the people of Venezuela and the Bolivarian Revolution.

Masses defend the Bolivarian Revolution

The Communist Party of Malta supports the position taken by the by the Left in Europe during a solidarity meeting with the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Mario Ricardo Isea in Madrid, against the aggression towards the Venezuelan people in a vital moment for the Bolivarian revolution which is threatened by what is called “as the most brutal attempt to destabilize Latin America.

The Communist Party express its full solidarity with the people of Venezuela and their freely elected government, and condemns the vicious campaign of disinformation conducted by right-wing forces in Malta against Venezuela.

The Party also denounced the recent resolution of the European Parliament in where it takes a “colonialist stance”, and interferes, while giving priority to the international economic interests over the right to self-determination of the Venezuelan people. This resolution had been adopted with 463 votes, which includes support from the European social democracy.
It is of major concern, that various right wing and extreme forces in Latin America are trying to acquire power through “fascist methods and through a coup”, as they had tried before in 2002 in Venezuela. Same strategy has been applied in Ukraine to oust the democratically elected president Viktor Yanukovich”.

The Communist Party of Malta also takes this opportunity to send greetings to the new elected left wing President in El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, from the ‘Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN). This recent election has tested the democratic pillars of this Central American nation were after two decades, the civil war has come to an end.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Communists call for a change in Maltese Detention Policy

The Communist Party of Malta considers that the visit made by the four MPs to the closed detention centre at Ħal Far could have been seen as a provocation. Irregular immigration should not be subject to any detention policy.

"On the contrary, it should be one that shows solidarity with these immigrants. These people are victims of a capitalist economic system where conflict, poverty, exploitation and slavery are an integral part of this economic system."

The Party calls upon the Maltese parliament to change the detention policy to a one in favour of open centres. On European level, Malta should stand firm for a compulsory burden sharing.

The Communist Party of Malta condemns “EU double standards ” with regards to Ukraine’s internal affairs.

The Communist Party of Malta said that “the position taken by the European Union is condemnable, both in its double standards and hypocrisy”.

“In 2010, the Council of Europe passed a resolution 1755 to welcome “the consolidation of power” of the democratically elected President Yanukovich in Ukraine, and called this as being “desirable”. This was the time when Yanukovich was in constant negotiations with EU partners to bring the country close to the European Union”. 

“The change in EU position and the support given to the opposition to throw out of power the democratically elected president is a clear signal that the EU is losing its democratic credentials and acting the same way as any other imperialist country”.

The Communist Party of Malta supports the only democratic voice in this crisis, the Communist Party of Ukraine which is calling for a national referendum on the definition of foreign economic policy of Ukraine’s integration and to carry out a political reform, eliminate the institution of the president and install a parliamentary republic, significantly expand the rights of territorial communities.