The communist party of Cyprus, known as the “Progressive Party of Working People” or by its Greek acronym “AKEL”, has fought for the unification of their island country for nearly a century. In this week’s episode of The Specter, special guest Vera Polycarpou, gives us an inside look into Cyprus’s struggle for unification and socialism. Vera currently serves as Head of the International Relations Bureau of AKEL and is a member of the party’s Central Committee. Vera previously served as head of AKEL’s delegation in the European Parliament from 2004 to 2015.

U.S. imperialism often dominates the conversation, but what about Turkish and British imperialism from these two other prominent members of NATO? European imperialism plagues Cyprus...

Due to the increasing health threat posed by the spread of the virus COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), we have been forced to  make the difficult decision of postponing the Cyprus International Conference Against Imperialism, scheduled for  March 27-29, 2020 in Larnaca, Cyprus.  This was not an easy decision for the organizers of the  conference. We did not want to postpone the...

The Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) denounces in the strongest possible terms the transformation of the occupied territories of Cyprus by Turkey into a launching pad for waging military operations and spy activities in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean. We denounce the use of the illegal civilian airport in the occupied village of Lefkoniko for military purposes with the transporting of...

The 32nd Pancyprian Festival of Youth and Students of the United Democratic Youth Organization (EDON) took place on July 3-5 at the Famagusta Gate Moat in Nicosia, Cyprus with thousands of participants. On the last day of the Festival, Andros Kyprianou, General Secretary of the C.C. of the Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL), took the floor.

Commemorating Demetris Christofias...

On the occasion of 1st September, "Day of Action for World Peace", the Cyprus Peace Council (CPC) raises its voice to shout out loud “YES TO PEACE, NOT TO WAR!” 1st September, which has been proclaimed by the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) in memory of the millions of victims of Nazism-Fascism and of the fighters who sacrificed their lives during World War II, reminds us of the...

To the Central Committee of the Progressive Party of Working People of Cyprus (AKEL)

Dear comrades,

It is with a feeling of profound grief that we have learnt about the death of Dimitris Christofias.

The heart of an ardent champion of the ideals of socialism, a true Communist and Man has stopped beating. From his early youth and until his last minute Dimitris Christofias has been a...

Comrade Demetris Christofias "left" after a tough battle he had been giving lately. The CC. of EDON expresses his heartfelt condolences to the family of comrade Dimitris.

At this point, no words are necessary. Dear comrade, thank you for everything you offered, for everything you have taught us, for the example you have always been. EDON will forever have your life and action as a lighthouse and...

A statement by GUE/NGL President Gabi Zimmer:

GUE/NGL supports the effort by the EU to agree measures in the face of Turkey’s continuing violations in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus. We ask the European Council to take effective measures in order to bring about an end to Turkey’s provocations. Ending the provocations would contribute to creating conditions for the...

On March 21, 1960, 70 colored students while demonstrating alongside thousands of others against apartheid in the city of Sharpeville, in South Africa, were killed when police open fire. So, six years later, the General Assembly of the UN established this day as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Nowadays, as a result of the global economic crisis, the...

In particular, on 8 March 1857 in New York, textile and clothing workers were mobilized against the inhumane working conditions and low wages, claiming their political and labor rights as equal between men and women.

Nowadays, the ruling class is making an enormous effort to lose its political importance through its commercialization. For EDON, this day is a point of reference for reflection...

Permit me, on behalf of the trade unions PEO, DEV-IS, KTOS, KTOEOS, KTAMS, BES, DAU-SEN and KOOP-SEN, who have taken the initiative to convene this Peace and Reunification meeting, to welcome and thank you all for your participation in this Meeting.

The idea of ​​convening this meeting certainly did not come out of nowhere. It is the continuation of long-standing joint actions focusing on peace...

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