22 | 02 | 2020

A delegation from the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) participated in the 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) held last weekend in İzmir, Turkey, under the auspices of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). The IMCWP conference focused on proletarian internationalism.

A working group of the IMCWP, composed of members from 25 Communist parties from around the world, held a meeting last June and decided that this year’s meeting will take place in Izmir, Turkey, under the joint auspices of the Turkish and Greek parties, and will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist International and the theme: “The fight for peace and socialism...

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel at the German side’s initiative.

While discussing the settlement in Ukraine, the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of strict compliance with the Minsk package of measures and the agreements reached during top-level meetings in the Normandy format. This, first and foremost...

Co-hosted by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP), the 21st International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) has started today in İzmir, following the working group meeting yesterday.

The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP) has started to be held in Turkey’s İzmir, under the shared responsibility...

The Federations, the Regional Trade Unions and the Trade Unions that are in PAME, had a militant rally on 17 October against the anti-workers measures of the government that hits wages, worker and insurance rights and want to put a stop in trade unions actions.

Under the slogan “Hands Off from Trade Unions! We demand modern working conditions and wages, a life with rights” , we continue the...

Poble LliureThe three demands of the Catalan democratic revolt:

1. Peace. We want the occupation forces to go. We demand the removal from Catalonia of the Spanish police forces and the resignation of the Interior Minister of the Generalitat de Catalunya. Police brutality is over. Investigate the violence of the police against the citizens of Catalonia in depth, and clean responsibilities.

2. Amnesty. It's...

Lefts MEPs have voiced their concerns and criticisms about the way in which a proposed Brexit deal is being put forward but with strict time constraints for its ratification.

If the agreement is ratified in Westminster on Saturday then it is likely that the European Parliament will be asked to give its consent next week in Strasbourg.

Speaking from Brussels, GUE/NGL co-president and member...

For their rejection and/or indifference to the repetitive whingeing of career politicians, the youth of Ireland is often subjected to the most unforgiving of criticisms by their various political representatives. While they standing for little else other than re-election, they call the masses time and time again for yet another victory in yet another popularity contest. Enthusiasm for this...

A Spanish Supreme Court has today handed down sentences of up to 13 years after finding the Catalan leaders guilty of sedition.

The ruling comes on the same day that a hearing at the European Court of Justice could grant Oriol Junqueras immunity now that he is an MEP.

GUE/NGL are calling for an urgent political solution, and Martin Schirdewan, group co-president says Europe can no longer...

After a second round of hearings, the European Parliament has decided to reject French Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard for the Internal Market portfolio.

Her candidature was marred by controversy as she faces an investigation for fraud and stands accused of conflicts of interest during her time as MEP.

The Left succeeded in mobilising broad opposition to her confirmation that lead to...

A 5,8 magnitude earthquake centered in the Sea of Marmara hit Istanbul on the 26th of September, resulting in no death but some injured citizens and damaged buildings. The experience revealed that Istanbul is not prepared at all for a much bigger earthquake that experts are expecting in Marmara. In 1999, a 7,6 magnitude earthquake on the same fault system had killed over 17.000 people.

In the...

Metalworkers in Bizkaia (Basque region) continue the mobilizations in the context of 5 days strike called in the sector. 85% of workers have supported the strike facing the strong police confrontation.

After the meeting with management they gave to workers the following proposal:

  • Keep the regressive aspects in work leaves and flexibility. In the last point, the management try increase the...

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