Wednesday, 20. June 2018

wfdy 148June 20th has been declared as the World Refugee Day since 2000, according to the decision of the United Nation General Assembly.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ annual report, 68.5 million people were displaced worldwide by the end of 2017. 16.2 million of them were displaced for the first time. That means that 44,500 people are being displaced each day, or 1 person every two seconds. 53% of them are children, including many who are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

In 1972 the UN agency United Nations Environmental Program declared June 5th as the World Environment Day.

Despite the action being undertaken for the protection of the Earth, various environmental problems are being exacerbating. The natural resources are not being used for water and food security for the peoples of Africa, of Asia etc, but they are being plundered by the monopolies. The rivalries between imperialist states for the control of natural resources often lead to armed interventions with destructive effects on the environment and the peoples of these countries.

200 years ago, οn May 5th 1818, in the city of Trier of Prussia, the great revolutionary Karl Marx was born. Marx had a decisive contribution to the foundation of the revolutionary worldview of the working class as well to the economic, political and philosophical thought of humanity.

comunistaWe, the undersigned Communist and Workers parties condemn the decision of the Trump administration – in complete contravention of world public opinion – in taking the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement with Iran, and the dangerous consequences this now has.

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 92 million members all over the world, strongly denounces the arrest and imprisonment of the young Palestinian Waed Tamimi by Israel.

Waed Tamimi, brother of the 17-year-old Ahmed Tamimi, who remains imprisoned with her mother in Israeli prisons, was arrested at dawn of May 10 by Israeli forces who invaded their house in Nabi Saleh village, Palestine.

On May 9, 1945, in occupied Berlin by the Red Army, the Nazis signed their surrender to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, putting an end to World War II or the Great Patriotic War.

On June 22, 1941, the Nazis invaded Soviet borders and arrived at the gates of Moscow mobilizing about 4.5 million soldiers with the support of 600,000 vehicles, 750,000 horses and about 2,700 aircraft (more than half of the German air force). Forced to retreat because of the resistance, the new Nazi strategy aimed at taking control of Stalingrad, where in July 1942 the most cruel and violent battle of the whole war began.

On 5th May 1818 the great founder of the scientific world view of the working class Karl Marx was born in Trier of Prussia. His theoretical work and his action paved the way to the world working class to realize its historical role and to struggle for the end of the exploitation.

By analyzing the laws of the capitalist mode of production in his works like the Critique of Political Economy (1859) and the Capital (1867), he proved that capitalism is incompatible with the workers prosperity and an obstacle to social development. He also highlighted the necessity of the class oriented struggle of the masses for the establishment of the socialist society.

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