• Somalia-SPTU: Organised Labour Demands Accountability For Killing Of Healthcare Workers In Balcad District

    SPTU Is an Independent trade union based in Somalia. is shocked and outraged by the barbaric killing of seven healthcare workers and one civilian at the hands of an armed group in Gololey Village, Balcad District. The healthcare workers, who were abducted on 27 May 2020 and found dead a day later, worked for the Zamzam Foundation, a local NGO providing, among other services, health, education, water and sanitation and orphan care services. Such a heinous act, which inevitably contributes to lowering morale and heightening fear, undermines collective efforts to lift Somalia out of poverty and pervasive conflict.

  • First Results of USB Health National Mobilization of 29th May

    USB ItaliaThese are the first results of today’s national mobilization of USB of the Health Sector, with crowded and colourful demonstrations and garrisons not only in front of the Ministry of Health, but also in front of the regional health departments of Turin, Milan, Genoa, Padua, Bologna, Florence, Ancona, Campobasso, Naples, Bari, Potenza, Catanzaro, Palermo and Cagliari.

  • Venezuela registers 1,510 COVID-19 cases

    Venezuela has registered 51 new COVID-19 cases in the last 42 hours for a total of 1,510 cases, explained Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez in a briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

    Rodríguez highlighted that 21 out of the total cases are community transmissions, as well as 30 imported cases and international contacts, registered on the border with Brazil and Colombia.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 1,370 in Venezuela

    COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 1,370, reported Sectorial Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodriguez.

    Rodríguez explained that in the last 24 hours, 43 new cases were registered, out of which 25 are community transmissions and 2 are imported cases (Colombia), 15 Venezuelans who returned from Colombia and 1 from Brazil.

  • We are moving into the new phase with greater vigilance

    kke greeceBy Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the CC of KKE. Published in the newspaper "Rizospastis" on May 23th 2020

    The situation that arose due to the coronavirus pandemic, imposed the immediate necessary adjustment of the operation and action of the entire Party and the KNE. An adaptation to the goal that our central slogan put forward from the first moment: "We stay strong, we do not stay silent". It was our response to the inadequate "We stay home" government propaganda.

  • Access to Covid-19 vaccines & medicines must be affordable for all

    GUE/NGL statement on the WHO General Assembly’s ‘Costa Rica Plan’

    Intellectual property and patent rights are threatening many countries’ access to medicines and vaccines for treating Covid-19 – especially the poorest ones. Such rights cover both products and technologies (medicinal drugs, vaccines, etc.), which mean once a life-saving drug or vaccine is discovered, large parts of the world’s population will have no access to the treatment due to high prices or commercial policies and limitations imposed by a company.

  • American Farmers, Ranchers and Food Workers Call for Better Worker Protections

    Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) International Union, which represents over 250,000 workers in meatpacking and food processing, joined with a diverse group of American farmers and ranchers from Dakota Rural Action(DRA), Northern Plains Resource Council, Western Colorado Alliance, and the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) to call on meatpacking companies, the Trump Administration, as well as state and local governments, to take immediate and stronger steps to protect frontline meatpacking workers and our food supply from the deadly COVID-19 virus.

  • Celac ministerial meeting discusses post-pandemic health and economic challenges

    Assuming the pedagogical vision of what COVID-19 has meant in the economic field was one of the approaches of the Venezuelan Vice-president of Planning, Ricardo Menéndez, during the virtual ministerial meeting of Celac: Towards the new post-pandemic global economy.

  • »In Order to Obtain Changes there must be Pressure from Below«

    Accelerated liberalization of the country and the world of work forced to pay for the crisis... In order to counter the strategy of “shock therapy”, to construct a new model and hope, Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, calls for the widest possible mobilization. For “unity in action”.

    L’Humanité, Thursday, 28th May 2020

    Fabien Roussel has gone back to the factory. On 25th May he was at Renault in Choisy-le-Roi (Val-de-Marne), in order to denounce the site closures planned by the manufacturer and propose another future for the industry. An initiative which illustrates the communists’ call for action. For the national secretary of the PCF, the way out of the crisis, which promises to be brutal if alternatives do not emerge quickly, lies in popular mobilization.

  • President Maduro proposes ALBA-TCP conference to set criteria for the post-pandemic economy

    In order to establish the criteria of the real economy that guarantees a “good living” for the peoples of the world, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, instructed the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, and the Foreign Minsiter Jorge Arreaza, coordinating a post COVID-19 economic conference of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).

  • News agencies pretend to be unaware that 80% of COVID-19 cases in Venezuela are imported

    The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, repudiated “the morbidness” with which the media has dealt with the issue of the pandemic in Venezuela, because “they want blood in our country (…), the news agencies want to ignore that 80% or more of the cases that Venezuela has registered in 15 days come from Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru”.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 1,245 in Venezuela

    In the last 24 hours, 34 news COVID-19 cases were registered in Venezuela for a total number of 1,245 cases, informed Sectorial Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodríguez during a briefing at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

    Out of the new 34 cases, 2 are community transmission and 30 are imported cases from Colombia.

  • Memo to protesters: Think of the frontline workers!

    I have seen several posts on Facebook and on TV of health-care workers giving accounts of what it’s like on the front lines of ICUs, emergency departments, and 911 call centers. Many, generously and compassionately, attest to knowing others who have it worse than they do. But they also speak of not having adequate protective clothing and equipment, of trying to make do with plastic trash bags for gowns and reusing masks in place of proper gear that would really protect them. Some of these workers have immunosuppressive conditions such as asthma; nevertheless, they continue to go to work, aware of their own peril but knowing there might not be someone to take their place. They often go home dead tired, having worked 12-hour shifts.

  • Friday 29th: National mobilization on Health System in Italy

    USB ItaliaHealth system in the ‘Relaunch Decree’ of the government: a return to the past!

    If the virus had really taught us anything…

    …it would have been decided today to permanently recruit the 50,000 National Heath System  personnel cut since 2006

    … the policy should  find the solution to stabilize the many  health care workers and precarious workers.

  • 34 positive cases of COVID-19 detected in Venezuela in the last 24 hours

    34 new positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in Venezuela in the last 24 hours, bringing the number of infections to 1,211.

    Of the new infected, 33 belong to international infections: 21 from Brazil and 12 from Colombia, reported on Tuesday the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

  • Foreign Minister Arreaza responds to statements by his Brazilian counterpart Ernesto Araújo

    This Monday, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, from his official Twitter account @jaarreaza, forcefully responded to the recent statements by the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo, regarding the atypical Venezuelan migration.

    The Brazilian diplomat stated during an interview that “Venezuelans do not flee from a hurricane, a flood or a foreign invasion. They flee from the worst totalitarian regime that Latin America has ever known. Many consider it a true silent genocide”, statements that are part of the smear and attack plans against the Bolivarian Government.

  • After COVID-19: Status quo or change?

    As COVID-19 infiltrates cities and towns one after another, steadily destroying lives in its wake, it is hard not to notice the contradictory nature of the phenomenon: the affliction clearly is global, but there is no effective global system to control it.

  • Plight of the Poor Aggravated by Coronavirus Pandemic and Government Failure

    The Coronavirus pandemic in Iraq has seriously impacted the people, especially the poor. According to the latest official figures, on 24 May 2020, the total number of confirmed cases was 4469, with 160 deaths and 2738 recovered.

    The government initially issued health advice and warnings to the public. However, when the Coronavirus was declared a global health emergency by the WHO, and neighbouring Iran became one of the major hotspots of the pandemic, strict measures were imposed, culminating in a curfew. It was partially lifted on 20 April 2020 in preparation for Ramadan, despite a warning from the WHO that the epidemic has not yet reached its peak. 

  • Venezuela detects 56 new cases of COVID-19 and infections rise to 1,177

    Venezuela totals 1,177 COVID-19 infections since March 13, after 56 new cases were detected this Monday.

    The balance was offered by the Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, who detailed that 42 cases are imported (32 from Colombia and 10 from Brazil), 10 from community transmission (two from Sucre and eight from Zulia) and four by contact with international travelers.

  • COVID-19 cases amount to 1,010 in Venezuela after detecting 66 new infections

    “We want to report that in the last 24 hours 6 cases of community transmission have been registered throughout the national territory (…) -and also- of those who are returning to Venezuela, nationals deprived of humanitarian attention who return to their homeland, 60 imported cases have been counted”, reported the Executive Vice-president, Delcy Rodríguez.

    In this way, there are 1,010 cases in the country, said the high official on Saturday night from the Government Palace, offering the daily part of the statistics of the new coronavirus in Venezuela.