18 | 02 | 2019
  • A Palestinian teenager, Hassan Nofal, 17, died on Tuesday, February 12, of the wounds he sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces last Friday, February 8, during the Great March of Return protests along the borderline area to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, medical sources at the Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah said. The youth was from the al-Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

  • Letter of solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland

    Dear comrades,

    Congratulationson your recent victory when the regional court in Dąbrowa Górnicza acquitted themembers of the editorial board of the Communist Party of Poland magazine “Brzask”and the website of the Communist Party of Poland of charges of “promoting a totalitariansystem”.

  • On his 15th birthday, November 16, 2014, Palestinian high school student Attiya Nabaheen had just returned home from school and was in the front yard of his family’s home in the Gaza Strip, when Israeli military forces shot him. Attiya was not armed and was not involved in any violence.

    As a result of the shooting, Attiya was permanently paralyzed and is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. In November 2018, Israel’s Beersheba District Court rejected a case filed by Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel – and the Gaza-based Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights on behalf of the Nabaheen family against the Israeli military for the shooting and crippling of their son. According to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, the court ruled that the state is not liable for damages because Palestinians in Gaza are not entitled to seek compensation from Israel as they live within an “enemy entity.”

  • The spokesman of the Tudeh Party of Iran, Mohammad Omidvar assessed the Forty Years of the 1979 Revolution and Iran today.

    In the Peoples Democracy, issued by the Tudeh Party of Iran (TPI), an interview with Mohammad Omidvar, member of the Polit Bureau and Spokesperson of the Tudeh Party of Iran was published.  Omidvar is the editor of Nameh Mardom, central organ of the TPI. 

  • Communist Party General Secretary wrote today to the Ambassador of Sudan to protest at the inhuman treatment of prisoners being held in Sudan and to demand their immediate release. Elderly prisoners have now been held without access to medical assistance, medicines or their families for over a month. Their lives are reported to be in danger.

  • Two young Palestinians were killed and 17 others were wounded by Israeli army gunfire on Friday, February 8, in the course of the weekly Great March of Return protests along the Gaza border with Israel.  The events were reported by the three Palestinian Arabic dailies in their main front-page story on Saturday, February 9. Al-Ayyam wrote how Hamza Muhammad Rashdi Ishteiwi, 17, was killed in cold blood Israeli sniper fire that hit him in the neck. The second fatality was 14-year-old Hassan Iyad Shalabi who was hit by a live round to the chest.

  • According to a new poll released by the Israel Democracy Institute, some 52% of the Israeli public (49.5% of the Jews and 66% of the Arabs who participated in the survey) believes that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should resign if Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit recommends that he be indicted for any of the alleged legal improprieties for which he has been under investigation.

  • Good evening and thanks for tuning in. My name is John Bachtell. I’m the national chair of the Communist Party USA.  Welcome to our response to the State of the Union address. Our country and the world are at a crossroads. Both humanity and nature face existential crises. We face a climate catastrophe and an escalating nuclear war danger.

  • The election rally organized by the CPI(M) mobilized a million people in Kolkata.

    On February 3, one million people gathered in Kolkata for "People's Brigade" rally to oust the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government from West Bengal in the forthcoming elections. The election rally was organized by the Left Front, an alliance led by the Communist Party of India - Marxist.

  • morning star neuKARL MARX’S tomb was vandalised in a suspected “hammer attack” over the weekend and “will never be the same again.”

    Marks appeared on the marble plaque situated under the bronze bust of the communist philosopher’s tomb, in Highgate Cemetery in north London, with the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust charity condemning the “deliberate attack on the memory of Karl Marx.”

  • Last weekend saw the launching of the new Website of Al-Ittihad – the only Arabic-language daily newspaper in Israel, owned and managed by the the Communist Party of Israel. Al-Ittihad (The Union) was established in Haifa in 1944 during the British Mandatory Period over Palestine. The newspaper is the oldest Arab media outlet in Israel and is considered the most important.

  • Israeli authorities shot and killed three Palestinians and demolished 20 Palestinian-owned buildings in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem between January 15 and 28, according to the latest report issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory.

    The report by OCHA indicates that three Palestinians, including a minor, were shot and killed by Israeli forces in three separate incidents in the West Bank. This brings the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank since the beginning of December 2018 to a total of 11.

  • The Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe will come together in a meeting called by the Communist Party of Turkey in İstanbul on February 16-17.

    According to the new portal soL, the Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties of Europe which continues its activities since 2013 will hold a meeting in İstanbul on February 16-17 with the call of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP). The meeting will be held at a time when the 100th anniversary of the founding of Comintern and will host 18 parties of the Initiative. Titled as 'Struggle for Communism: 100 Years of Political Heritage', the meeting will be in the form of a history conference.

  • The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, commented on Saturday, Febuary 2, responded to the joint statement issued by the Foreign Ministers of Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey following Israel’s decision not to renew the mandate of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron (TIPH).

  • Six members of the Arab community in Israel have been murdered since the beginning of 2019, but so far the police have made only a single arrest.

    This year’s first murder occurred on January 13 in Umm al-Fahm. Saher Khaled Mahmud, 20, was riding his motorcycle on his way home when he was shot dead in what is believed to have been a case of mistaken identity. In the wake of Mahmud’s death for the past three weeks hundreds of Umm al-Fahm residents have blocked route 65 to protest the violence and rampant crime in the Arab community which, they claim, is largely ignored by the police.

  • MK Ayman Odeh was reelected Friday, February 1, as the Chairman of Hadash’s parliamentary faction, part of the Joint List political alliance, towards the April 9 general elections for Israel’s Knesset. The Front’s council met in the northern city of Shfaram to confirm Odeh’s election, after the two other candidates for the position – Jafar Farah, head of the Mossawa Center and a political activist, and Dr. Shukri Awawdeh, deputy mayor of Nazareth Illit – dropped out of the race. Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel), is the only Jewish-Arab and socialist political movement in Israel.

  • comunistaStop interference and aggression against Venezuela!
    Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people!

    We firmly condemn the escalation of interference and blackmail by the European Union against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, aligned and concerted with the coup operation of «self-proclamation» of a puppet president, orchestrated and commanded by the Trump Administration who, in an arrogant violation of International Law, seeks to overthrow the legitimate President, Nicolás Maduro, elected by popular vote, and subvert the Venezuelan constitutional order.

  • In the discussion of the European Parliament about the "situation in Venezuela" MEP of the CP of Greece (KKE) Papadakis denounced the stance of European governments supporting the imperialist intervention.

    According to the press statement of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Kostas Papadakis, Member of European Parliament of the KKE, intervened in the discussion about the 'situation in Venezuela' where 'representatives of capital are supporting the intervention of the USA, NATO, EU in the country's internal affairs'.

  • Thousands of Israelis protested against racism, police brutality and rampant discrimination towards the Ethiopian-Israeli community in a demonstration held in Tel Aviv Wednesday evening, January 30. The protest was called amidst mounting anger after a police officer shot and killed Yehuda Biadga, a 24-year-old resident of Bat Yam, on January 18.

  • The victory over the Trump administration lockout of Federal workers is a people’s triumph of collective action! Collective action creates the seeds for deeper and even more far reaching victories. While much credit has been given – deservedly – to the fortitude of Democratic legislators led by the much-maligned Speaker Nancy Pelosi – the decisive role of the public workers’ unions has not gotten the attention it deserves.

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