22 | 02 | 2020

Sinn Féin have come in for criticism for their proposal that a tax break equivalent to one month’s rent be granted to those renting from private landlords. Workers’ Party local representative Éilis Ryan today (Monday) said the tax break was a return to Celtic Tiger Fianna Fáil politics, and amounted to a public handout for greedy landlords.

Ryan said:

“Sinn Féin’s proposals to grant a tax break equivalent to one month’s rent to every individual in the private rented sector is nothing short of a handout for landlords. It is effectively accepting the right of landlords to charge exorbitant rents, and making it the state’s responsibility to close the gap between what tenants can afford and what landlord’s believe they are entitled to be...

Statement of the European Communist Initiative

The parties participating in the European Communist Initiative denounce the outrageous anti-communist resolution of the European Parliament and the escalation of anti-communism planned by the EU. This resolution promotes the unhistorical identification of communism with the monster of fascism, whitewashing the fascists and their actions, expressing...

In a letter today to the Commission President-elect, GUE/NGL co-Presidents Manon Aubry (France Insoumise, France) and Martin Schirdewan (DIE LINKE, Germany) urge rethinking of proposed fragmented portfolios for Commissioners, stress the problem of conflicts of interest among Commissioners-designate, and raise key policy concerns on economics, climate, gender equality and new tech.

On the...

In times of economic uncertainty, it is easy to lay blame at the foot of the asylum seeker, the migrant or a member of a vulnerable community and proclaim loudly that IF IT WERE NOT FOR THEM things would be better. But would they?

If we examine Irish history and take a look at a particularly excellent economic analysis of it by Dr Conor McCabe – Sins of the Father, we will see that Ireland has...

With the speech of Dimitris Koutsoumbas, GS of the of the CC of KKE, the events of the 45th KNE Festival and the "Odigitis" magazine culminated on Saturday 21/9. Below is listed the full speech by D. Koutsoumbas.

“Friends and Comrades,

For yet another year, the KNE-Odigitis Festival completes its journey across Greece tonight!

It was in early summer of 1975, when the idea of organizing...

The events of the 45th Festival of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) and its newspaper - “Odigitis” are continuing all over Greece.

The 45th Festival KNE-Odigitis is taking place in all the cities of the country, with a rich artistic, cultural and political program.n 13/9 at the KNE Festival site in Thessaloniki, the GS of the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumpas, spoke where he referred to the...

Since 2013, 26 September has been, by decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Reputable scientists warn that the explosion of only one percent of today's deployed nuclear weapons in the world would amount to about 4000 times the energy released by the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

A nuclear explosion causes massive...

The Tourism giant «Thomas Cook», which manages, among others, hotels in Rhodes and Crete, has gone bankrupt, leaving tens of thousands of workers without a job worldwide.

This is a development that proves once again that working rights are crashed by the competitiveness of monopolies in every industry, from which neither tourists who overpay their holidays and leisure can escape.

The “growth...

Following the ruling of the Supreme Court that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending parliament in order to frustrate parliamentary scrutiny of his reckless Brexit strategy, Martin Schirdewan, co-president of GUE/NGL and member of the European Parliament Brexit Steering Group said:

“This is a game-changer. It is hard to see how Boris Johnson can remain as Prime Minister following this...

Thousands of workers took part in today’s strike and strike rallies in all cities of Greece against the anti-workers’ measures of the government.

 From the central  strike rally in Athens, the militant Greek trade unions expressed their solidarity with the workers of France, who suffer the same attack on their working rights and lives and who also were on strike on the same...

The Communist Party reaffirms its commitment to working for the election of a left-led Labour government on a left and progressive manifesto at an early General Election. Once again, we will call upon all socialists, progressives, trade unionists, Greens and Scottish and Welsh nationalists to vote for such a government led by a socialist who has a long and proven record of defending the interests...

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