Tuesday, 30. May 2017

Tudeh Party of IranTudeh Party of IranThe presidential election in Iran is taking place today, 19 May. Although there are a lot of commentaries in the media both in Iran and internationally about the outcome of this election, one key point is clear and undisputed - that none of the opposition forces are allowed to take part in this election.

The candidates that have been approved and shortlisted are all from different factions of the ruling regime and thus the overall outcome of the election is a foregone conclusion, i.e. a candidate totally committed to continuing the same strategic direction of the theocratic regime will be appointed. The final “victor” of the election will be the one selected by Ayatollah Khamenei, the supreme religious leader, based on the judgement as to whether he is the one that the regime considers as having the key qualities to go on and secure its survival in the current complex situation both at home and internationally.

GUSIR IraqThe General Union of Students in the Republic of Iraq (GUSIR) strongly condemns the kidnapping of a number of our colleagues and civil activists at dawn today, Monday 8th May 2017, at 1:30 am, in central Baghdad by an armed group.

The names of the kidnapped youths are: Abdullah Latif Faraj (member of our Union’s Secretariat), Samer Amer Mousa, Zaid Yehya, Haider Nashi Hassan, Ahmed Na’eem Ruwai’i, Ali Hussein Shnawa and Hamza.

Tudeh Party of IranTudeh Party of IranAccording to reports currently circulating, as a result of a massive explosion deep within a coal mine in Golestan province, northern Iran, a large number of miners have been killed and others trapped and concerns are growing for their safety. So far, the death of 35 miners has been confirmed and 21 bodies have been recovered. Most of these miners have perished due to lack of oxygen. Reports indicate that the bodies recovered at this point are of those miners that went in after the explosion in an attempt to save their comrades already trapped at a depth of 1200 to 1800 meters underground. The Tudeh Party of Iran released a statement on Wednesday 3 May expressing concern that around 60 miners had been trapped within the deep tunnels of the privately owned North Western Zemestan Yurt Coalmine. The authorities locally have already confirmed that the mine lacked certain necessary safety equipment including that for the monitoring of the level of explosive gas build up within the complex. One miner has reported that the motor operating some of the machinery had already stopped owing to the gas build up but that the miners were told to continue with their work and restart the motor at which point the initial explosion occurred.

Iraqi Communist PartyTurkish warplanes yesterday (25th April) bombarded sites in the Sinjar area in Iraq, which it said belonged to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), inflicting human losses and material damage.

This aggression came after the recent referendum in Turkey, which gave Erdogan and his government a green light to continue along the path of arrogance and to seek to impose its will on other countries in the region through the use of force. Such an approach would, of course, open the door to further complexities in the region and the world, and would further complicate international cooperation and coordination against Daesh and terrorism with even greater difficulties.

Peace demonstration of young communists in Rome. Photo: Partito ComunistaPeace demonstration of young communists in Rome. Photo: Partito ComunistaThe World Federation of Democratic Youth condemns the missile attacks of the USA against Syria targets on 6th of April. This attack is an additional act on the aggressiveness that the people of Syria faces during the last years. It is an attack that culminates the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region. The excuse of the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town does not find reasonable ground since there is no evidence yet to prove the responsibility of the use of the chemical weapons.

Screenshot: SANA.syScreenshot: SANA.syThe General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said on Thursday that hundreds were killed, including a large number of civilians, due to an air strike carried out by aircrafts of the so-called US-led international coalition against a huge depot for ISIS terrorist organization that includes toxic materials in the village of Hatla in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor province.

Iraqi Communist PartyThe center of the city of Diwaniyah in southern Iraq was shaken just after midnight when two hand grenades were thrown by criminal and rogue elements on the headquarters of the district committee of the Iraqi Communist Party in the province. Although the attack did not, fortunately, lead to human losses, it immediately evoked angry reactions and condemnation. It has raised tension and public anxiety in Diwaniyah that were caused by yesterday's developments at the Qadissiya University.

Communist Party of GreeceThe Press Office of the CC of the KKE issued the following the statement on the US attacks against Syria:

The KKE denounces the attack of the USA against Syria with the use of missiles from American warships in the Mediterranean and expresses its solidarity with the much afflicted Syrian people.

The peoples know that the USA and its allies, which created criminal organizations like "Al Qaeda" and the "Islamic State", promote and utilize pretexts in order to justify the interventions and the imperialist wars in Syria, Iraq, in the wider region of the Middle East and North Africa, which is an arena of fierce antagonisms, with the peoples being the victims. They did the same in the past too.

wftuIt is known all over the world that the USA, the European Union, Turkey and the Gulf monarchies have founded, financed and armed the ISIS. Their goal was dismembering Syria and founding new puppet states in order to steal the region’s wealth.

Today, with the USA bombings against Syria, the government of Trump continues the policy of the previous Presidents. Through these bombings, it supports the ISIS. It makes the situation even more dangerous for a generalized war.

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