25 | 06 | 2018

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  1. On June 24, a joint delegation of WFTU, PAME and FISE delivered basic essentials  to immigrant rural workers of Nea Manolada, Greece. These essentials supplies were gathered by class-oriented trade unions as a demonstration of solidarity with rural workers who suffer so much by capitalist barbarity. (See photos below)
  2. David Sipunzi, WFTU Vice President has been reelected last night as General Secretary of NUM-South Africa in the 16th National Congress. NUM’s new president is Joseph Montisetse.
  3. The artist, best known for his insightful cartoons, exhibits new paintings at the Villa Manuela Gallery

  4. Analyzed in a broad discussion led by President Díaz-Canel were the national economy’s performance in the first half of the year; the 2017 State Budget settlement; as well as exports, international credit, and foreign investment

  5. On the basis of the unrevoked Proclamation Nos. 360 and 374 as well as recent announcements and indications being made by Duterte himself and other GRP officials, many people expect that Duterte will make from his ¨review¨ certain conclusions and demands that he will try to impose on the NDFP and that NDFP will certainly refuse, thus rendering impossible peace negotiations between GRP and NDFP, at least for as long as Duterte is in power.

    The post Observation on Duterte’s 3-month review of process and agreements in GRP-NDFP negotiations appeared first on NDFP.

  6. The WFTU is participating in the 16th National NUM Congress with a delegation composed by Emil Olsen, construction worker from Denmark and Coordinator of WFTU Youth Secretariat, Lulamile Sotaka Presidential Council member and Head of the WFTU Regional Office South Africa, Anda Anastasaki WFTU Head-office General Coordinator and George Bazionis WFTU Head office. Today on June 22nd Emil Olsen took the floor and addressed the delegates. Below you can read his speech: “Dear comrades, brothers and sisters. We salute the whole leadership of the heroic NUM. Please also allow us to congratulate the General Secretary, David Sipunzi, who was elected as Vice President and member of the World Federation of Trade Unions’ Presidential Council, during the 17th World Trade Union Congress. For us,...
  7. Productive chains favor tourism development in the country

  8. Egrem studios presents Omara Portuondo’s latest CD confirming the diva’s continued relevance

  9. Ginadayaw sang LPC-NPA ang KAUGMAON-KMP kag bug-os nga pumuluyo sa Central Negros sa ila ginhimo nga serye sang Peace Caravan, diin gintambungan sang masobra 3,000 ka pumuluyo sadtong Mayo 10, 2018 kag Hunyo 12, 2018 nga ginkulminar sa Guihulngan, Negros Oriental.

    The post Ginatanyag nga “Peacetalk” ni Duterte sa CPP-NPA-NDF Lunsay Pasalig kag Pagpanginto appeared first on NDFP.

  10. The President of the country Cyril Ramaphosa has honored the the 16th National Congress of NUM by addressing the delegates of the congress during the 3rd and last day of the congress. In the framework of the congress the WFTU Delegation beaded by its President has many bilateral meetings with Ghana, Botswana, Zambia Zimbabwe Namibia Mozambique and other miner trade unions and cooperation was agreed. Emil Olsen, coordinator of the WFTU working youth committee met also with Benjamin Mogoye, member of the WFTU Working Youth Committee from NEHAWU-South Africa.
  11. In the patrimonial cemetery of Santa Ifigenia, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, paid tribute to Fidel, José Martí, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales this Thursday morning

  12. The NDFP-Mindanao rejects the latest attempt of the the US-Duterte regime to once again sabotage and derail the peace process by arbitrarily cancelling the resumption of the 5th round of the NDFP-GRP formal peace negotiations, which is set to commence on June 28 as agreed upon by both parties after a series backchannel talks.

    The post Cancellation of the June 28 NDFP-GRP peace talks shows Duterter’s partiality to militarism and deceit over the pursuit of just and lasting peace appeared first on NDFP.

  13. Members of the governing Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) who just concluded its two-day meeting in Brussels passed a resolution “urging the GRP and the NDFP to honor and abide by their agreements and resume their peace negotiations in a foreign neutral venue in order to try to resolve the basic issues of the Philippine armed conflict so that the Filipino people can attain a just and stable peace.”

    The post International Lawyers’ Resolution on the Philippines Calling for Resumption of Peace Negotiations in a Foreign Neutral Venue appeared first on NDFP.

  14. Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz met Russian Senator Sergei V. Kalashnikov last week and highlighted Russian support of the project underway to restore the Cuban Capitol’s dome

  15. Cuban canoeing athletes will participate in the ten events of the competition


  16. Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermudez, President of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers began a tour of Santiago de Cuba, yesterday June 20, including several sites of historic, economic, and social interest

  17. The 16th NUM National Congress started its works for the 2nd Day with the presentation of the Organisational Report by cde David Sipunzi, NUM General Secretary. After the presentation of the Organisational report Blade Nzimande, SACP General Secretary  took the floor to convey the message of the CC of the South African Communist Party. Later the evening the COSATU President Sidumo Dlamini addressed the delegates.
  18. I advice the public and the press that they read and study carefully and compare critically the two separate statements issued by the GRP and NDFP teams after their talks from June 18 to 20.

    The post On the separate statements of the GRP and NDFP teams appeared first on NDFP.

  19. The CPP stand together with the broad democratic sectors in denouncing the Duterte regime’s latest wholesale violation of human rights – the so-called “tambay” crackdown.

    The post ‘Tambay’ crackdown another brazen attempt to enforce undeclared martial law nationwide appeared first on NDFP.

  20. Representatives of the NDFP Negotiating Panel headed by Chairman Fidel V. Agcaoili and representatives of the GRP headed by GRP Negotiating Panel Member Hernani A. Braganza met in Utrecht, The Netherlands on June 18-20, 2018.

    The post GRP and NDFP representatives agree to continue peace negotiations and to overcome obstacles and impediments appeared first on NDFP.

  21. By insisting to hold NDFP-GRP peace negotiations in Manila, Duterte is putting forward a demand it knows is totally unacceptable to the revolutionary forces.

    The post On Duterte’s demand to hold talks in Philippines appeared first on NDFP.

  22. Granma International interviews the director of Cuba’s pharmaceutical state enterprise group, BioCubaFarma, about the supply of medicine and investments underway

  23. A symbol of Havana, the centuries-old El Morro Lighthouse continues to defy the passage of time, resisting hurricanes and captivating passers-by with its irresistible charm

  24. The excellent state of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Russia were emphasized in Havana by Ambassador Mikhail Kamynin, who will end his ten-year mission here shortly

  25. The state enterprise group BioCubaFarma has 393 research projects underway, of which 102 involve biotechnology

  26. 20th June – World Refugee Day – European Regional Office of WFTU Week of Solidarity (18-23 of June) “War, violence and persecution around the world force more people than ever to be displaced from their homes”, “…there were 65.6 million people displaced worldwide by the end of 2016 – nearly 300,000 more than last year.” This is the assessment, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees annual report “Global Trends”, which is the organization’s largest annual survey on the phenomenon of displacement. Once again it is noted that imperialism’s aggressiveness, the neoliberal policies of the capitalist system and the exploitation of the natural wealth of their countries, are driving millions of people from Africa, Asia...
  27. The CPP strongly condemns the Duterte regime and the AFP all-out war which targets the Moro civilian population living in areas surrounding the 220,000-hectare Liguasan Marsh, in a brazen attempt to force the hand of the Moro people to accept the ignominies of Duterte’s Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), cripple the Moro people’s resistance, and at same time occupy and control the area’s vast natural resources.

    The post Condemn Duterte-AFP’s all-out war to occupy Liguasan Marsh appeared first on NDFP.

  28. With the participation of 823 national delegates and many foreign delegations the 16 Num National Congress has started today in Boksburg, South Africa. The WFTU Delegation participates with Emil Olsen, construction worker from Denmark and Coordinator of WFTU Youth Secretariat, Lulamile Sotaka Presidential Council member and Head of the WFTU Regional Office South Africa, Anda Anastasaki WFTU Head-office General Coordinator and George Bazionis WFTU Head office.
  29. Cuba’s young star leapt for a spectacular 8.83 meters, taking the long jump title at the Diamond League’s sixth event of the season

  30. NUM delegates are arriving to attend the 16th NUM Congress starting tomorrow. Their high enthusiastic and militant spirit pave the way for a very successful and determined Congress.
  31. By dictating the venue of the peace negotiations, in violation of the standing agrement on a neutral foreign venue, Duterte is killing the peace negotiations. He knows very well that the NDFP will never submit itself to negotiating in a venue under his control and manipulation

    The post NDFP opposes Duterte scheme to hostage its negotiators while the AFP launches brutal military offensives appeared first on NDFP.

  32. The Federation of Cuban Women remembered Vilma Espín yesterday, June 18, 11 years after her death, and 25 since she participated in the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna

  33. This Monday saw a session of the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, and the approval of a draft resolution that would call upon the U.S. to facilitate the island’s self‑determination

  34. The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences for the families and friends of the people who lost their lives by the earthquake in Japan. Our thoughts are with the people who are injured or suffer from the consequences of the earthquake. Once again the workers, the ordinary people suffer and pay with their lives the lack of safety measures against the natural disasters whether it is an earthquake, flood, heatwave, storm or hurricane. We demand the prompt review of the safety regulations against natural disasters for the implementation of immediate and adequate measures in Japan in order to ensure that no other lives will be lost. The protection of the workers and the popular strata is a non-negotiable and the WFTU calls the Japanese workers and trade unions of Japan to join their voice with...
  35. Twenty thousand in the streets in Rome with USB against the inequalities and reactionary policies of the “Salvini government” Twenty thousand from all over Italy responded to the appeal of the USB for a major demonstration against inequality. A mixed, combative and colourful procession, opened by the banner with the slogan “before the exploited”, moved from Piazza della Repubblica, delayed by almost two hours due to the police checks ordered by Interior Minister Salvini, with coaches from the various regions subjected to any kind of search. The demonstration along the way has punctuated key words in memory of Soumaila Sacko, the union representative of the USB workers killed on June 2 in Calabria, and Abdel Salam, killed in Emilia during a picket for one of the...
  36. The history of the Nobel Peace Prize includes several unlikely recipients. Awarding the Prize to Trump would represent a coup de grâce for the Norwegian Academy

  37. The story of alleged sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats accredited in foreign countries has been repeated

  38. Preventing, mitigating, and eliminating the negative environmental impact of its production process is an important objective of the Cubay rum distillery in Santo Domingo

  39. Granma offers readers an exclusive interview with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, leader of the Workers’ Party of Brazil

  40. The Cuban President, alongside Party Second Secretary José Ramón Machado Ventura, attended the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Dr. José Manuel Ballester Santovenia Institute of Hematology and Immunology on Saturday

  41. Duringa recent meeting to critically analyze the development of foreign investment and trade programs, Díaz-Canel described this area as fundamental to the national economy’s growth and development, noting that we must be audacious and creative in the way we approach it

  42. The perfecting of local bodies of People’s Power should provide impetus to development, said Salvador Valdés Mesa, First Vice President of the Councils of State and Minister, during visits to the provinces of Artemisa and Mayabeque

  43. For quality, equitable education



  44. Wide-ranging and profound discussion has continued among members of the commission charged with writing the first draft of a new Constitution, with the goal of putting a document into the hands of the people that will strengthen the Revolution

  45. The Communist Party of Canada calls on the Trudeau government and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen to end meetings with U.S. counterparts discussing expanding and continuing the xenophobic “Safe Third Country Agreement” and instead immediately withdraw from the agreement. Minister Hussen, over the last two months, has been trying to reach a new [...]
  46. Some 86,426 individuals work in Cuba’s science sector, 53% of whom are women, according to the President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences (ACC) Dr. Luis C. Velázquez Pérez speaking during the First International Science and Education Congress

  47. The Communist Party of Canada welcomes the June 12 agreement between Presidents Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, as an important step towards removing the threat of a new and potentially catastrophic war in the Korean Peninsula. But while we express our optimism, we know that powerful voices within the imperialist camp still seek to prolong [...]
  48. Offers a series of photographs to show that 90 years after his birth, the image of Che Guevara can be found even in the most unlikely places. His image continues to form part of Cuban daily life, as vivid and intense as during those first years of the Revolution

  49. On the 90th anniversary of Che’s birth, Granma presents excerpts from Fidel’s speech given October 18, 1967, during the memorial ceremony for Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara, in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolución

  50. Historians, academics, researchers and students gathered in Guantánamo to discuss the damages caused as a consequence of the illegal U.S. occupation of the territory occupied by the Guantánamo Naval Base

  51. 'The Tory government is a divided shambles over Brexit and would be finished off by a large, solid group of left-wing MPs', Liz Payne told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

    She was reporting after a visit to the Westminster parliament, where she had taken Palestine Peace and Solidarity Council chair Aqel Taqaz to witness Prime Minister's question time.

    Together with World Peace Council executive member Navid Shomali, they had watched as Tory MPs attacked their government and each other after the SNP parliamentary group had walked out in support of their ejected leader.

  52. The Cuban team is in excellent form as its prepares for the two biggest challenges of the year: the World Series of Boxing final and the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

  53. What is the EU Withdrawal Bill?

    The Withdrawal Bill aims to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act and thus implement the decision of the June 2016 referendum for Britain to leave the EU. Therefore, it upholds the sovereignty of the people, while ending the sovereignty of EU treaties, directives and institutions over the Westminster parliament.

  54. The US government has held Canada hostage to its unilateral and one-sided trade policies for long enough, said Communist Party leader Liz Rowley responding to the US trade tariffs slapped on Canadian steel and aluminum May 31st. “It’s time to get out of a one-sided trading relationship where the US coughs and Canada gets pneumonia,” [...]
  55. Original article published by Mi Xingang, China.org.cn, May 30, 2018

    Rather than being strictly a dogma, Marxism is applicable to real life conditions and is itself evolving, said Robert Griffiths, general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. He spoke during an interview while attending a workshop entitled "Marxism of the 21st Century and the future for world socialism," hosted by the International Department of the CPC Central Committee in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on May 28.

  56. The Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Canada joins with other progressive and democratic movements in condemning the G7 Summit being held June 8-9 at La Malbaie, an isolated location far from Quebec City. The G7 Summits are not an opportunity for open debates about economic and social policy. These events are an [...]
  57. Le comité exécutif central du Parti communiste du Canada se joint aux autres mouvements progressistes et démocratiques pour condamner le sommet du G7 qui se tient les 8 et 9 juin à la Malbaie, un endroit isolé, loin de la ville de Québec. Les sommets du G7 ne sont pas une opportunité de tenir des [...]
  58. The federal Liberal government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the TransMountain pipeline expansion project is a bonanza for Kinder Morgan shareholders, but a disaster for Indigenous peoples, the environment, and communities along the pipeline route. The Communist Party of Canada calls on Parliament to reject this dangerous sellout, and instead to move away from reliance on [...]
  59. Communist Party members who were delegates at the 2018 UCU Congress consider that developments at the Congress place the future of the union at risk.

    We recognise that legitimate concerns have been raised about the conduct of the leadership in the current USS dispute and wider issues of union democracy. Congress is the forum to debate these issues, including holding elected officials to account.

  60. ROBERT GRIFFITHS spoke at a conference in Shenzhen, China, last week on 'Marxism in the 21st Century and the Future for World Socialism'. Here is his speech:

    In Das Kapital, Marx explained how and why — as the result of capital accumulation and technological advance — capitalism creates a 'disposable industrial reserve army' from dispossessed, displaced and redundant workers.

  61. REPRESENTATIVES of peace organisations from 13 coun­tries gathered in London at the weekend for the annual European meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC).

    It was hosted this year by the British Peace Assembly (BPA), a WPC affiliate. The BPA and the regional co-ordinator, the Por­tuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, jointly chaired the discussions.

  62. Seventy Communist parties from 50 countries have been meeting in Shenzhen, China, this week to mark 'The Historical Contribution of Karl Marx and the Contemporary Significance of Marxism'.

    Launching the conference, International Minister Song Tao said the event 'demonstrates the firm commitment of the Communist Party of China to maintain and develop the scientific theory of Karl Marx in the 21st century'.

  63. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the statement issued by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland in which she states that “the elections in Venezuela are illegitimate and anti-democratic” and that “Canada rejects the Venezuelan electoral process – and its results” and will institute further pressure and interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs. Freeland’s statements, on behalf [...]
  64. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the calculated slaughter of 60 Palestinian protestors, and the deliberate wounding of 2,700 others including women, children, and the elderly by Israeli snipers on the border with Gaza May 14th.  These are war crimes and crimes against humanity under the UN Charter, which the government of Canada and all [...]
  65. On May 8th, security state forces of the fascist Ukrainian government forced their way into the home of Petro Simonenko, leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine, destroying the front entrance and contents over the strenuous objections to what was a vicious and unlawful attack.  At the same time, the offices of the Communist Party [...]
  66. As we celebrate and build the struggles of the working class around the world this May Day, the enemies of peace are busy organizing for war. The list of countries under attack or facing increasingly bellicose threats by the United States and its NATO allies is growing. The last year has seen sweeping sanctions and [...]
  67. امریکی سامراج کے صدر رونلڈ ٹرمپ کے نام کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان کا خصوصی پیغام آپ نے آج اپنی ٹوئٹ میں کہا ہے کہ پچھلے پندرہ سالوں میں ہمارے حکمرانوں نے جن میں جنرل پرویز مشرف, آصف علی زرداری اور سابق وزیر اعظم نواز شریف شامل ہیں انہوں نے امریکہ کے 33 ارب ڈالرز کی امداد میں ہیرا پھیری اور غرد برڈ کی ہے ٹرمپ صاحب! ہمارے حکمرانوں کو سوائے کمیشن اور پیسہ بٹورنے کے علاوہ اور کسی کام میں … Continue reading
  68. آصف علی زرداری, شہباز شریف اور جہانگیر ترین واجب القتل ہیں. کاش ایسا مذہبی فتوی اگر ہمارے علمائے کرام دیتے تو کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کھلے عام ان کی حمایت کرتی حکومت نے پنجاب میں کم از کم گنے کی سرکاری قیمت خرید 182 روپے اور سندھ میں 180 روپے فی من مقرر کی ہے مگر سندھ میں زرداری کی گیارہ شوگر ملز, پنجاب میں جہانگیر ترین اور وزیراعلیٰ شہباز شریف کی لاتعداد شوگر ملیں ان بےبس … Continue reading
  69. قائداعظم کے یوم ولادت پر چیئرمین کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) انجینئر جمیل احمد ملک کا خصوصی پیغام قائد اعظم محمد علی جناح سیکولر پاکستان کے حامی تھے مگر جلد انتقال ہونے کی وجہ سے قائد اعظم کا یہ خواب پورا نہ ہو سکا. کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان اس بات کا برملا اظہار اور اعلان کرتی ہے کہ وہ قائد اعظم کے سیکولر پاکستان بنانے کی خواہش کی جدوجہد جاری رکھے گی اور ایک دن ایسا ضرور آئے … Continue reading
  70. ALL PAKISTAN POLITICAL PARTIES CONFERENCE AT LAHORE. لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن نے کل مورخہ 9 دسمبر 2017ء بروز ہفتہ کو لاہور میں “موجودہ ملکی سیاسی صورتحال اور جمہوریت کا مستقبل” کے موضوع پر ایک آل پاکستان پولیٹیکل پارٹیز کانفرنس کا انعقاد کیا ہے جس میں کمیونسٹ پارٹی آف پاکستان (سی پی پی) کو بھی دعوت دی گئی ہے جس کے لئے ہم لاہور ہائی کورٹ بار ایسوسی ایشن کا شکریہ ادا کرتے ہیں کل کو منعقد ہونے والی … Continue reading
  71. BEFORE THE ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN, ISLAMABAD Application No._____/2017 BRIEF STATEMENT CONCERNING THE OBJECTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS AND PROPOSALS IN RESPECT OF ANY PROVISION OF THE DRAFT ELECTIONS RULES 2017 BY THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF PAKISTAN (CPP) DULY REGISTERED POLITICAL PARTY WITH ELECTION COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN ISLAMABAD. Respectfully Sheweth, 1.       That the press release and the Notification dated 12th of October, 2017 of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) notifying to the General Public of Pakistan that the ECP is pleased … Continue reading
  72. Notification No. 4/CPP/CC/Meeting/Minutes dated 31-01-2017. Press Media of CPP and the Central General Secretary Mehraj Gul Khattak hereby announced that the following nine member’s office bearers of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and 52 Members of the Working Committee of the CPP from all over the Pakistan has been notified for the information of all the General Public of Pakistan and other concerned. Their names are as under:- 1. Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik Central Chairman … Continue reading
  73. Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) flag to fly half-mast for 7 days has now been extended till December 4, 2016 when the Castro’s ashes would be buried in the southeastern city of Santiago says the press release issued here today by the Press Media of CPP. “Castro, a living communist legend, who has achieved immortal historical achievements for the development of world socialism. He was the great person of our era, and people and history will remember him forever,” says the … Continue reading
  74. Our Central Executive Committee member and Deputy Co-chair in Charge of Expansion Alp Altınörs was detained after a raid on his house the night of September 9. After 6 days, he was taken to the court in the late hours … Continue reading
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