23 | 10 | 2018

comunistaThe Communist Party of Poland wishes to express its utmost indignation at the destruction of the monument commemorating the soldiers of the Red Army situated in the Skaryszewski Park in Warsaw. The monument was erected on the site where soldiers fallen in 1944 during the liberation of Prague district were buried. The inhabitants of this district have regarded this monument as an integral part of the Park for years and the overwhelming majority of them wished to preserve it. It has been the last monument commemorating the liberation of Warsaw outside the cemetery-mausoleum of Soviet soldiers.

Communist Party international secretary John Foster warned of the growing threat to world peace, the international economy and the environment at the weekend.

Speaking to the party's executive committee, he cited US President Trump's increasingly aggressive attitude towards China and Russia, in keeping with what the US National Security Strategy calls a new era of 'great power competition'.

firThe next elections to the European Parliament will take place in May 2019. For the International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR) - Association of Anti-Fascists, its member-federations in almost all European countries and Israel, veterans of antifascist struggle and antifascists of today's generation, these elections are very important for a variety of reasons:

In recent years, we have often had to experience painfully that the present policy and development of the European Union does not correspond to the interests of large parts of the people in the European countries. In particular, the response to refugee situation and the fiscal clout of several states have deepened the social divide in Europe. Numerous decisions lead to massive social exclusion and dismantling of workers' rights, at the expense of the weakest in the respective countries. At the same time, the tendencies to foreclosure of the "fortress Europe" are massive reinforced and the development of a European military power for international missions is promoted.

Communist Party of Turkey initiates a network for solidarity, communication and struggle against the crisis and its profiteers, with the participation of resisting workers.

Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) last week declared the initiation of a solidarity, communication and struggle network against the crisis and its profiteers, the capitalists. According to the news portal soL,  TKP declared that it would welcome those who wish to have access to this network at its buildings, clubhouses and representative agencies. 'We will join our forces', said the declaration, 'We will not bow down to the bosses. We will clamp down on the exploiters. Those who suppose that workers are all alone should know that we will breathe down bosses’ neck.'

pvda beAt the 14 October local elections, the PTB (Parti du Travail de Belgique, Workers’ Party of Belgium) – the only national party in Belgium – has made a breakthrough in the major cities of Flanders, while making further progress in Brussels and Wallonia. Particularly noteworthy are the results in Brussels, capital of Europe, with 11.6%; Antwerp, the second largest port city in Europe, with 8.7%; the two most important cities in Wallonia, Liège with 16.3% and Charleroi with 15.7%; and Ghent, the second largest city in Flanders, with 7.1%.

KTAMS of Cyprus protested the government’s failure to take no measures to protect the purchasing power of the citizens in the face of the recent price hikes.

'The real message from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that capitalism has caused the deadly global warming crisis and is incapable of solving it', John Foster told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

Pointing out that burning oil and gas accounts for 50 per cent of global carbon emissions, he said the big corporations showed no intention of helping reach the Paris Agreement targets to limit global warming to 2°C, let alone 1.5°C.

On behalf of the European Regional Office of WFTU we express our solidarity and we demand the immediate release of Ozgur Karabulut, President of Progressive Union of Construction workers in Turkey and all imprisoned workers protesting against slave labour and inhuman conditions in the Istanbul new airport construction.

The Political Bureau of the CC of the Communist Party (Italy) issued a statement on 1 October condemning the attack targeting the Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) wounding three delegates of the party congress that was being held at that time. The statement pointed out that among those injured, Igor Khakimzyanov was 'one of the candidates for president of the DPR after the murder of Zakharchenko in late August'.

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