• Solidarity with the Strike of Commerce Workers of France on April 8

    PAME, which represents the class unions of Greece, a member of the WFTU, expresses its Solidarity and support to CGT Commerce et Services of France and all workers of Commerce in France for their strike action on April 8.

    The strike called “Strike to Save Lives” is called to protect the Health and the lives of the workers in Commerce, who since the beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19, are working non-stop without any measures of protection.

  • Fight pandemic with solidarity or risk EU’s future

    World Health Day 2020 could not come at a more defining moment for the future of global health as the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The current crisis has exposed weaknesses caused by years of austerity and the increasing privatisation of our public health systems, while conditions for healthcare workers were allowed to deteriorate and the market hold of big pharma drove costs up and reduced access for the most vulnerable. This pandemic must give impetus to a more vigorous defence of public health and robust global cooperation to address such common challenges. 

  • Bolivarian Government imposes curfew on Simón Bolívar and Pedro María Ureña municipalities

    To avoid situations of disorder, discomfort and the sowing of violence during the process of arrival of people to Venezuelan territory, as part of the protocol that the Bolivarian Government exercises within the framework of the Coronavirus contingency (Covid-19), the “president Nicolás Maduro has decided to impose a curfew in the Simón Bolívar municipalities (San Antonio del Táchira), and in the Pedro María Ureña municipality (Ureña locality), from 4 in the afternoon until 10 in the morning of the following day” .

  • Venezuela enables Conviasa flight to Mexico for US citizens who want to return to their country

    The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will enable a humanitarian flight through the state airline Conviasa, aimed at US citizens who are in the country and wish to return to their homeland, amid the worldwide contingency generated by the Covid pandemic -19.

    The announcement was made this Monday by the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations through its Twitter account @CancilleriaVE, in which it specifies that air transportation, at no cost, is offered from Caracas to Toluca, Mexico, and is scheduled for next Thursday April 9, at 9:00 in the morning; so that from there they can manage their connection to the United States, whose government denies the authorization for planes of the Venezuelan company to land in its territory.

  • The PCF Puts Its Ideas on the Table

    After being received by the Prime Minister in the morning, the leaders of the PCF broke new ground this Thursday with a press conference by videoconference: a first. The opportunity for the national secretary Fabien Roussel to present his party’s proposals in this period of crisis, divided into six chapters (available on pcf.fr) and shared with the whole of the forces of the trade unions, political groups and associations. “In the short and medium term, the MP for the Nord French department specified, the priority is to respond to the health emergency, in particular by mobilising our industrial sectors.” If need be by requisitioning, as other countries have done, or nationalisation. A general mobilization against the pandemic which must result, for the PCF, in massive recruitment of personnel in hospitals and Ehpad retirement homes, an increase in healthcare workers’ wages and systematic screening.

  • April 7th World Health Day – We demand free and public health for all

    The King is naked

    The entire planet is deeply immersed in the coronavirus pandemic. To this day, there are 921,002 infected and 46,153 dead, according to official data.

    The situation is tragic on all continents. Thousands of families mourn their dead, hundreds of thousands suffer from the disease and millions of people live with anxiety and fear. We express to all of them our solidarity.

  • We ask to the government: How many lives do young workers have to sacrifice for capitalist class?

    In the additional circular of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which explained the exceptions for the curfew for young people between the ages of 18-20, public employees, people who document that they work in the private sector, and seasonal agricultural workers were exempted from the curfew.

    The meaning of this decision is clear: The bourgeoisie puts the continuity of the production before the life of the young workers! The capitalist class act as it wants, considers young people staying home to be protected from pandemic as “workforce loss.” However, humans are not cost elements.

  • Party of European Left demands cessation of US military maneuvers against Venezuela’s maritime territory

    european leftThe Party of European Left, based in Brussels, Belgium, through a statement demands the cessation of military maneuvers and the lifting of economic sanctions by the United States government against Venezuela, at the same time that it advocates a greater cooperation to face the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Here is the full text of the statement:

    It is mind-bending to note that while humanity as a whole is facing one of its worst challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Secretary of the United Nations has called for a general cease-fire of all conflicts to deal with it, when millions of people are threatened with death, particularly the poorest, the European Union releases a statement on Venezuela in which “takes positive note of the framework of democratic transition” proposed by President Trump.

  • "Welsh and UK governments ignored warning of pandemic shortages", say Communists

    After an online meeting of the Welsh Communist Party's executive committee today (Sunday, April 5), Welsh CP secretary Trevor Jones issued the following statement:

    "The Welsh Communist Party salutes the heroic working people of Wales who are in the front line, fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and keeping our society running. Once again, it is starkly obvious who does the essential work on which we all rely!

  • Communists warn of huge bill to rescue capitalism

    'The COVID-19 pandemic should not be blamed for yet another severe crisis of the capitalist system caused by corporate ownership of the economy and the anarchy of market forces', Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths told an online meeting of the party's executive committee at the weekend.

  • Letter from President Nicolás Maduro to the U.S. American people

    Caracas, April 3, 2020

     To the People of the United States of America:

    For weeks now, the world stands still, trying to control a pandemic that, without any doubt, is the greatest challenge we have faced together as a society and as international community. Our priority is confronting it, as is the priority of the people of the United States.

    Fortunately, in Venezuela, we have been able to count on some advantages. We took very early measures of social distancing and amplified testing, relying on our free and public healthcare system that counts doctors throughout the country with what we call family. We also rely on the invaluable community-based organizations to help raise social awareness and support the most vulnerable sectors. The solidarity of Cuba, China, and Russia, and the support of the World Health Organization has likewise allowed us to obtain necessary medical supplies despite Donald Trump’s illegal sanctions.

  • Britain's Communists welcome international 'Open Letter' on COVID-19 crisis

    Along with more than 230 political parties across the world, the Communist Party of Britain has signed an Open Letter on the COVID-19 crisis from the Communist Party of China.

  • No, a Pandemic is Not Good for the Environment

    AC, Baile Átha Cliath

    No, dolphins have not traveled to Venice to watch 12,000 Italians die of a pandemic, elephants haven’t broken into gardens to get drunk off wine in China and no, the environment isn’t benefiting from humans struggling with Covid-19.

    Recently hitting one million likes on Twitter, one tweet, from a woman based in New Delhi, India, @ikaveri spread a rumour about swans and fish returning to the canals of Venice, not long after a pandemic lockdown was enacted in the area. When journalists from National Geographic confronted her about the misinformation, she said she just saw some photos online and put them together in a tweet. “I wish there was an edit option on Twitter just for moments like this,” she said, even though she has yet to delete the post, “it’s a personal record for me, and I would not like to delete it.” The tweet is currently pinned to the top of her page.

  • Israel Must Remove Restrictions to Ensure Food Security in Gaza Strip

    While countries across the globe grapple with the severe economic repercussions of measures taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gaza’s economy has, for years, teetered on the brink of collapse, primarily as a result of the closure imposed by Israel since 2007.

  • Venezuela confirms seven new positive cases of Covid-19

    The total number of infections with Coronavirus (Covid-19) amounted to 153, after seven new positive cases were confirmed in the national territory, reported the President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro.

    From the Miraflores Palace, located in Caracas, he explained that the recent cases are distributed in the states of Aragua (1), La Guaira (2), Miranda (1), Barinas (1) and Trujillo (2).

  • President Maduro ratifies willingness to repatriate Venezuelans in the US

    The constitutional president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, ratified his willingness to repatriate compatriots who are stranded in the United States as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    “I ratify the willingness of my Government to place all the planes that Conviasa needs to go to look for Venezuelans in the United States who want to return”, he said during a work meeting with doctors at the Miraflores Palace.

  • President Maduro rejects persecution of Venezuelans in Colombia amid pandemic

    The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, referred to the attacks of Venezuelan citizens in Colombian territory, where they are being expelled from their homes or rooms for rent and dismissed from their jobs.

    The President asked the government led by Iván Duque to stop xenophobia against the nationals who live in Colombia.

  • UN human rights expert urges lifting of economic sanctions to save lives amid COVID-19 pandemic

    A Unites Nations (UN) human rights expert called on Friday for the lifting of all unilateral sanctions that obstruct the humanitarian responses of sanctioned States, in order to enable their health care systems to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.

    “I urge the international community to take immediate measures to lift, or at least suspend, all sanctions until our common threat is eliminated,” said Alena Douhan, the newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. This aligns with the recent appeal of the UN Secretary-General to wave sanctions that undermine countries’ capacity to respond to the pandemic.

  • Joint open letter from world political parties concerning closer international cooperation against COVID-19

    Communist Party of ChinaThe Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying out closer international cooperation to beat COVID-19. The following is the full text of the joint open letter.

    Today, as COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the globe, it constitutes the most urgent and serious challenge to both the health of the humanity and world peace and development.

    Faced with this unprecedented situation, we, major political parties of various countries tasked with the weighty responsibility of improving people's wellbeing, promoting national development and safeguarding world peace and stability, hereby issue our joint appeal as follows:

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 146 in Venezuela

    The number of COVID-19 cases rose to 146, informed Vice President Delcy Rodríguez after a meeting held by the Presidential Commission for the Prevention and Control of Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

    Rodriguez explained that the two new cases recorded on Thursday are two men from the state of Trujillo (Venezuela’s west).