Saturday, 29. April 2017

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  1. Che’s La Cabaña command headquarters, today a museum, offers a glimpse into the intense life of the heroic guerrilla through photos and personal objects

  2. Down below we bring you a sum up in pictures of the mobilizations at Brazil against Temer’s reforms. All the Photos belong to Brasil de Fato and TeleSur, except when specified.
  3. Unite and fight for jobs, democracy, sovereignty, equality and socialism! We celebrate May Day 2017 in the shadow of the Trump war machine which has moved the whole planet into extreme danger of extinction due to nuclear war and/or climate change.  According to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, it took just 100 days in office [...]
  4. Source: Radio Mundo Real-Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / April 27, 2017 “We define this government as neo fascist, and along all the popular movements of Brazil, we will paralyze the country to claim for direct elections for a fair democracy”, said to the microphones of Mundo Real […]
  5. By: Vinicius Sobreira / Edition: Monyse Ravena / Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / April 27, 2017 The strike called upon this Friday may be the biggest that Brazil has lived in the last years. The general strike will unite different areas of workers as a way […]
  6. Source: TeleSur English / The Dawn News / April 27, 2017 Amid record levels of unemployment, and a terribly unpopular government, the strike is expected to be one of the biggest in Brazil’s history. As daylight broke in Brazil on Friday, scores of labor unions and grassroots organizations began what is […]
  7. The Nicaraguan people have seen their lives improve thanks to the social programs implemented by the Sandinista government

  8. Since its creation in 1988 by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, some 977,937 patients have been treated at the Ramón Pando Ferrer Ophthalmology Institute’s Ocular Microsurgery Center in Havana

  9. Hague, SANA- The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is ready to send its experts to Khan Sheikhoun in Idleb countryside. “The team is ready to go there and we have volunteers,” OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said on Friday, adding that OPCW has not yet come to a conclusion on who is...
  10. Provinces, SANA-An army unit launched operations against gatherings and dens for Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in the neighborhoods of al-Sad (Dam) road and al-Karak and to the south of the schools’ gatherings in Daraa al-Balad area in Daraa province, according to military source. The source said that a number of terrorists were killed, others were...
  11. The WFTU on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work expresses its strong condemnation for the serial “accidents” at the workplaces all over the world. Almost 6,000 people are injuring and losing their lives on a daily basis, they are not accidents, they are crimes. Those who lose their lives are the workers, the ordinary people who daily use degraded means of transport, work in unsuitable buildings that are not adequately maintained or meet the modern hygiene and safety standards and their income is insufficient to stay in modern and safe houses. In the vast majority, the industrial accidents are caused by the criminal negligence and the lack of health and safety protective measures at the workplaces. There is no doubt that the employers and the owners of the...
  12. Damascus, SANA- The temperatures tend to drop slightly yet will remain by 3 to 5 degrees above average as the country is affected by a low air pressure in the all layers of the atmosphere. The Meteorology Department expected in its Friday bulletin that the skies will be partly cloudy in general, with a weak...
  13. The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos, continuing his visit in Mexico adressed a huge demonstration of more than 35.000 members and friends of Union Nacional de Trabajadores Agricolas in Mexico City on the afternoon of April 28th 2017.
  14. Declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba



  15. The announcement of Venezuela’s withdrawal from the Organization of American States (OAS) was made yesterday, April 26, by the country’s Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez, following fresh intervention attempts by the bloc

  16. The Special Olympics is a global sporting movement organized by the International Olympic Committee and featuring over 170 nations

  17. The WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos is visiting Mexico City. His visit started yesterday on April 26th 2017 when he met with the Mayor of Mexico City Miguel Angel Mancera, during this meeting the WFTU General Secretary was declared Honorary Citizen of Mexico City. The WFTU General is accompanied by Alberto Reyes, Deputy General Secretary of WFTU and Ramon Cardona, Head of the Latin America & the Caribbean Regional Office. Today, April 27th 2017, his program started with the meeting of WFTU affiliates and friends in Mexico and later he will address a gathering of 3000  trade-union cadres.  
  18. Source: Movimiento Amplio / The Dawn News / April 19 Several human rights organizations of Honduras protested this morning since 9:30 am outside the Criminal Magistrates’ Courts at the time of the preliminary hearing of five of the eight suspects for the murder of Berta Cáceres, which occurred in March […]
  19. Source: Lucha Disidente / The Dawn News / April 25, 2017 The booths have talked, and without any big surprises, they laid on the table what the electoral surveys had been announcing. A devastating scenario opens up for those of us who do not follow neoliberalism or xenophobia, because on […]
  20. Nine were murdered in Mato Grosso precisely in the week in which we remember the massacre of Eldorado dos Carajás. By: Lilian Campbelo / Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / April 24, 2017   The Ministry of Public Safety of Mato Grosso confirmed the death of nine settlers […]
  21. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano/AVN-Alba Ciudad-MINCI / The Dawn News / April 21, 2017 Last Thursday, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro repeated his offer to the leaders of the opposition to open dialogue again in order to secure and protect peace and help to the development of the nation. Maduro pointed out that he had received […]
  22. This is the first of a two-part interview with Resumen Latinoamericano’s Director, Carlos Aznárez. Read the second part next week at The Dawn News. Source: Borrokagaraia.wordpress / The Dawn News / April 26, 2017 RL (Resumen Latinoamericano) is a veteran publication that approaches the realities of the different peoples of […]
  23. Damascus, SANA- Vice President Dr. Najah al-Attar affirmed Syria’s firm stance in enhancing the culture of resistance and the Arab Unity. Al-Attar, meeting a Tunisian academic delegation from Ez-Zitouna University in Tunisia, said that Syria, which has confronted various forms of conspiracies and defeated them during the period of the late leader Hafez al-Assad, is...
  24. By: Kieran Duffy / Source: Jacobin Magazine / The Dawn News / April 25, 2017 The staunch opposition to Colombia’s peace process has confused many observers abroad. Many don’t understand why so many people are so reluctant to any form of settlement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) […]
  25. Damascus, SANA- A government delegation, chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, inspected al-Fayhaa Residential Project in al-Baja’a area in Damascus Countryside. During the visit, the delegation was briefed by the project managers on the work steps and the timetable for the completion of the project. Speaking to reporters, Khamis said that the launching of this...
  26. Beijing, SANA- Syrian athlete Majd Eddin Ghazal won on Thursday a gold medal in the high jump event at the 2nd leg of Asian Grand Prix which is held in China. Ghazal achieved the first place after he jump 230 cm, ensuring his qualifying for the World Championships scheduled in London next August. This medal...
  27. Moscow, SANA- Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova affirmed on Thursday that the Israeli aggression on a military site southwest of Damascus Airport violates international law and is in the interests of terrorists. In a press conference in Moscow, Zakharova said that Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and regards them as impermissible and...
  28. Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that the objective of the American and western allegations about chemical weapons is to support terrorists in Syria. President al-Assad added in an interview given to Venezuelan Telesur TV that the solution in Syria should be through stopping outside support to the terrorists and reconciliation among the Syrians. Following is the...
  29. New York, SANA – The Russian charge d’ affaires to the UN Petr Iliichev stressed that the terrorist organizations’ escalation in Syria has significant negative impacts on the humanitarian situation that undermines Geneva talks. Iliichev made his remarks during the UNSC meeting held Thursday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Syria. “Criticizing the Syrian government will not...
  30. The flag of the Seychelles now flies on 43rd Street and Avenida Kholy, Nuevo Vedado, Havana, as an irrefutable sign of the country’s presence in the Caribbean

  31. “Today, our country has a deficit of sprinters and we must remember that there were other times during which figures such as Silvio Leonard, Aurelia Pentón, Silvia Chivás, Alberto Juantorena shone. We want to reach the top positions in short distance sprint events at the Central American and Pan American games”

  32. In honor of May Day, a cultural gala was held on April 26 in the Lázaro Peña Theater affiliated with the Cuban Workers’ Federation (CTC)

  33. May Day Greetings Unity must be won, and only the workers, the class-conscious workers themselves can win it – by stubborn and persistent effort – V I Lenin May Day, the day of International Working Class solidarity or the International Day of the proletariat is here again. On the eve of the May Day, the Co-Ordination Committee of Bank, Insurance & Finance Unions (CC BIFU) extends its warm greetings to all of you and wish you greater success in the struggles that lie ahead. It is indeed a very happy augury on the eve of May Day that four leading Trade Union organisations in the Financial Sector namely, All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), General Insurance Employees’ All India Association (GIEAIA) and All India LIC Employees’...
  34. Daughter Dr Alka Barua and son Ashok Bardhan of former general secretary of the Communist Party of India and a veteran communist leader of the country Com A B Bardhan handed over the savings of their father to party. A letter along with a cheque for Rs 11 lakh drawn in favour of the Party and Rs 1 lakh drawn in favour of the Joshi-Adhikari Institute were sent to party general secretary Com S Sudhakar Reddy.


    After receiving the cheque and the letter which assured to send some more savings of Com Bardhan later,
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  35. “Solidarity is the most important weapon the people have to defend themselves,” stated José Luis Centella, secretary general of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), on receiving the Friendship Medal in Havana, awarded by Cuba’s Council of State for his continual support of the Revolution

  36. On April 21, at the headquarters of Cuba’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the governments of the Republic of Cuba and the Kingdom of Morocco announced and ratified a document reestablishing diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level

  37. Changes to different educational levels and in pedagogical training for the next academic year announced

  38. Founded in October 1959, the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba is one of the island's oldest and most important musical organizations

  39. Cuba’s men’s and women’s teams saw a repeat of their success in La Paz, Baja California, at the beginning of the month, after winning gold in the Norceca Beach Volleyball Tour, held in the Caiman Islands

  40. The most dynamic industry of the national economy and the country’s second largest source of income will shortly analyze its present and future development

  41. Activities to celebrate the creator of Suite Yoruba’s 95th birthday

  42. On April 26, the President of the Cuban Movement for Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples, Silvio Platero, reiterated in Havana that the U.S. Naval Base in Guantánamo is the only one in the world which exists against the will of the people and government of the land on which it is located

  43. This year’s May Day march in Havana will be led by 50,000 youths who will march “For Fidel, for Raúl, for the historic leadership of the Revolution, and for the youths that gave their lives during the process, for our combatants and for the history of Cuba”

  44. The National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] supports the collective hunger strike by Palestinian political prisoners which began on April 17 (on the day observed by Palestinians as Prisoners Day). The hunger strike, held under the slogan “Freedom and Dignity,” highlights a number of key demands of the Palestinian prisoners, including family visits, appropriate medical care, ending abusive conditions and stopping the use of solitary confinement and administrative detention, imprisonment without charge or trial. As the strike begins, Israeli jails hold approximately 6,500 Palestinian political prisoners. This number includes nearly 300 children. More than 500 of them are imprisoned without charge or trial under Israel’s notorious “administrative detention”. This is...
  45. The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued following statement to the press:

    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India strongly condemns the killing of 25 CRPF jawans in Sukma in Chhattisgarh. While paying its respects to the jawans, the Party conveys its deep condolences to their families.

    There is an attempt to term it as red terror. There are several Left parties in Chhattisgarh including CPI which are working in defence of tribal people in the region and which do not agree with Maoist politically and ideologically and also with their form of
    ...
  46. On Tuesday evening in Dijon (and in six other cities via hologram), the candidate of “Unsubmissive France”, supported by the PCF and Ensemble, dedicated his last rally to the fight against inequality and to the distribution of wealth.
    According to its organisers, 35 000 people in seven different cities participated on Tuesday evening at Jean-Luc Mélenchon's last campaign rally and at its holograms. Charlotte Girard warned that it was the “last rally” but not the “last chapter”. Girard is the (...)

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  47. Gibara charms any visitor • This has been asserted by many, including musician Eliades Ochoa, who was one of the guests who attended the most recent edition of the International Film Festival held here

  48. Participants at the country’s First Convention on Commerce will discuss the importance of the sector for Cuba’s economic development

  49. The MS Empress of the Seas made its first stop in Havana on April 23. This is the second cruise ship of the U.S. company Royal Caribbean to arrive at this destination, which has been consolidated among traveler preferences in the Caribbean cruise sector

  50. Since Cuba’s revolutionary triumph, the island has faced both the impacts of the colonizing wave of global hegemonic industry and specific cultural warfare projects designed, financed and implemented by U.S. imperialism, its agencies and international allies, with the aim of subverting Cuban socialism

  51. Thus far, over 1,440 international delegates have confirmed their participation in activities to celebrate May Day in Cuba

  52. Thousands of Argentines, members of Cuba solidarity organizations, continue to undertake actions this 2017 with a program of activities drawn up by 96 delegates from nine provinces during an event held November 26-27, 2016

  53. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, expresses its solidarity to the women workers, who work at care at home elderly persons and persons with disabilities, for their long term struggles, demanding and achieving increase on their wages. The satisfaction of this demand must inspire the women workers and in general the working class in New Zealand for new relentless, militant and class oriented struggles to cover all the contemporary needs of the working class ensuring decent living conditions for all. The working class of New Zealand can rely on the support and solidarity of the World Federation of Trade Union and the international class oriented trade union movement. The Secretariat
  54. The WFTU Affiliates and friends in Canada are holding a meeting in Toronto, Canada today on April 25th  to discuss the Decisions and Resolutions of the 17th World Trade Union Congress. On behalf of the WFTU Central Offices Christobal Giakoumelos is taking part in their meetings.
  55. Several solar parks are to be installed in Cienfuegos up until 2030. The province already has four such facilities running at full capacity and is working toward completing the fifth

  56. The group undertook a program of activities which included attending the main event to commemorate the 56th anniversary of the victory at Playa Girón

  57. The peasants of Taquarucu do Norte have been subjected to all kinds of violence from local landlords and land-grabbers for more than a decade. They have been victims of assassinations, torture and threats by armed goons under the employ of local landlords. The Brazilian state has always turned a blind eye to these atrocities being committed by the landlords against the peasant masses.

    The post ILPS condemns massacre of peasants in Taquarucu, extends solidarity with people’s movement in Brazil appeared first on NDFP.

  58. Around 5,000 members of the Young Communist League (UJC) will lead this year’s International Workers’ Day march in Sancti Spíritus

  59. Ang laban sa Hacienda Luisita, gaya ng sa iba pang malalawak na lupaing pag-aari at kontrolado ng malalaking panginoong maylupa at dayuhang korporasyon, ay salamin ng maigting na buhay-at kamatayang pakikibaka ng magsasakang Pilipino laban sa pyudal at mala-pyudal na pagsasamantala at pasismo ng estado.

    The post Paigtingin ang mga pakikibakang magbubukid, buwagin ang mga asyenda at isulong ang rebolusyong agraryo! appeared first on NDFP.

  60. Communist Party of Britain general secretary Robert Griffiths has released the following statement today (April 23), following an extended meeting of the party's Political Committee in London yesterday:

    'The working class and peoples of England, Scotland and Wales face a stark choice on June 8: whether to vote for more austerity, privatisation, growing inequality, militarism and war; or to elect a left-led Labour government with policies to enhance our public services, invest in industry and housing, combat poverty, safeguard the environment, liberate the trade unions, promote social justice and pursue an independent foreign policy based on peace and international solidarity.
     
    Theresa May and the Tories want a bigger Commons

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  61. The NDFP-Mindanao takes this occasion to salute and congratulate the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) for having successfully convened its Second Congress on October 24 to November 7, 2016. It was a clear testament to the CPP's firm grasp of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, learning from its nearly five-decade practice in waging a national-democratic revolution with a socialist perspective.

    The post On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the NDFP: The NDFP-Mindanao hails the 2nd Congress of the Communist Party of the Philippines appeared first on NDFP.

  62. NDFP-NEMR also lauds all revolutionary forces, cadres, activists, Red commanders and fighters of the New People's Army for their boundless service and firm adherence to the leadership and guidance of the CPP in advancing the revolutionary movement in the region. NDFP-NEMR renders its Red salute to the revolutionary martyrs for the heroic sacrifice of their valuable lives for the interest of the people and the Filipino revolution.

    The post Message of the NDFP-NEMR on the 44th founding anniversary of the NDFP appeared first on NDFP.

  63. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common concern.
  64. Peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and five Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) administrations since 1986 have gone on and off because of the unresolved protracted armed conflict between them.

    The post LIBERATION: People’s War for Just Peace appeared first on NDFP.

  65. A thunderous and resounding applause to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. This acclamation so befits the NDFP as it reaches the height of its achievements in 44 years of serving the Pilipino people.

    The post Concha Araneta: On the 44th Anniversary of the NDFP appeared first on NDFP.

  66. The five main presidential candidates in the upcoming election want to double public aid from France to poorer countries. However, their policies differ and certain candidates want to impose conditions.
    A rather unfamiliar consensus was reached on the 6th April - as the five representatives of the main candidates for the 2017 presidential election showed a great sense of unanimity, when brought together at the Sciences Po in Paris to discuss the challenges and priorities of France in the (...)

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  67. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines Reciprocal Working Committee on Social and Economic Reforms (NDFP RWC-SER) sees environment secretary Gina Lopez’s openness to work with the New People's Army (NPA) and the revolutionary movement as a 'positive gesture towards implementing genuine social and economic development programs in mining areas.'

    The post NDFP welcomes inputs of DENR Sec on environment protection, conservation, rehab appeared first on NDFP.

  68. Base sa matinud-anong kaakuhan sa rebolusyonaryong kalihukan sa North Eastern Mindanao Region sa pagsuporta sa panaghisgot pangkalinaw ug pagtamod sa hangyo sa mga pamilya sa POW, nakatakdang ireles karong bulana si Pfc. Edwin Salan sa 30th IB PA. Giandam na sa Bagong Hukbong Bayan-Front 16 Custodial Forces ang mga panginahanglan alang sa hapsay ug luwas nga pagrelis sa maong POW.

    The post POW sa NEMR nakatakda nang irelis appeared first on NDFP.

  69. This celebration has been held for the past three decades to bring to the fore the burning issues confronted by the Cordillera peoples and unite their ranks to enable them to firmly address these.

    The post Solidarity message on the 33rd Celebration of Cordillera Day appeared first on NDFP.

  70. At around 7:00 am, April 20, the 92nd DRC raided the temporary base being built by the NGC unit for its military training. Due to skillful defense, no NPA elements were wounded nor killed. On the other handed, no less than two were wounded on the the side of the AFP. According to the residents, an AFP helicopter went back to the site twice after the encounter.

    The post AFP’s strike operation, foiled by the NPA appeared first on NDFP.


  71. On April 17th campesino and all kinds of rural as well as urban land and water rights groups participate  in the International Day of Farmer and Peasant Struggle.  The April 17th date was chosen by the international organization Via Campesina in 1996 to commemorate the massacre of 19 Brazilian peasants organized in the MST (Movement of Landless Workers) in Eldorado dos Carajas , Brazil at the same time as the Via Campesina’s international assembly. This year once again there were activities around the globe including both Honduras and Chicago. A representative from La Voz de los de Abajo
    ...
  72. The 60th anniversary of the murder of four revolutionary youths outside number seven, Humboldt Street, Havana, was commemorated this April 20

  73. PRESS RELEASE





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  74. A delegation of Egyptian Trade Union Leaders composed by Dr. Hossam El Din Mustafa Kamal Mohamed President of Maritime Workers Union, Mr. Sayed Youssif Taha President of Postal Workers Union, Mr. Ibrahim Tawfeek Hassan Hekal President of Communication Workers Union, Mr. Khaled Munir Hassanin El Fki President of Metal Workers union and Mr. Mohamed Hassan Khalifa Interpreter visited the Central Offices of WFTU and discussed with the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and WFTU Deputy General Secretary Divanilton Pereira. The meeting took place in brotherly atmosphere and the topic of discussion was the situation in Arab World and in Egypt.
  75. Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .
  76. For Peace, Jobs, Sovereignty and Democracy – Put People before Profits Political Report of the March 4th & 5th Central Committee meeting of the Communist Party of Canada The International Situation The most significant event since our October plenum, is the election of US President Donald Trump and of Republican majorities in both the House [...]
  77. A delegation of FNIC-CGT from France visited today, on April 20th the WFTU Central Offices in Athens, Greece. The delegation is composed by Emmanuel LEPINE, General Secretary and Eric SELLINI Federal Secretary of FNIC-CGT. They met with the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos and WFTU Deputy General Secretary Divanilton Pereira. During their meeting they discussed about the situation in Europe and the joint activities of the WFTU and FNIC-CGT.
  78. Because of a lack of government investment, conditions in the camp have degraded, causing tensions that resulted in a man-made fire on Monday
    What will become of the refugee camp at Grande-Synthe and its inhabitants? Arson, which followed a brawl between Afghans and Iraqi Kurds, destroyed 70% of the Linière refugee camp on Monday. The ministers of the Interior and Ecology arrived yesterday afternoon to organize the resettlement of some 1400 now homeless migrants. Because of the emergency, (...)

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  79. Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .
  80. PRESS RELEASE




    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) issued the following statement to the press:

    The secretariat of the Communist Party of India, takes notes with satisfaction the direction of Supreme Court, to reopen the proceedings of Babri Masjid demolition and the conspiracy behind it, on the appeal of CBI.

    It is late by more than two decades, the old
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  81. The Communist Party is not entirely surprised by the announcement to hold a General Election on June 8, never having taken Tory leaders at their word and aware that the so-called 'fixed term' Parliament Act is bogus.

  82. The tendency to increase the number of political populists and the resurgence of fascism in the EU and the USA threatens world stability. In the past there was a war for territorial possession, now there is a battle for the management of resources. Financial oligarchy seizes power in different countries by introducing world standards in the different spheres of human life: in economy, politics, culture, science, religion, and in daily life. Economy has been transformed into “chrematistics”, (...)

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  83. Clara Sorrenti

    On April 2nd 2017 the political landscape of Ecuador was shaken as Lenín Moreno was named President-Elect of Ecuador. Moreno garnered 51.16 percent of valid votes while opposition and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso garnered 48.84 percent, with 99.65 percent of votes counted, National Electoral Council President Juan Pablo Pozo said at a press conference. Due to Moreno’s victory, right-wing reactionary groups rioted in the streets. Lasso made fraudulent claims that the election was rigged and asked his supporters to riot in the streets demanding a recount. All this,...
  84. PRESS RELEASE




    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India issued the following statement on April 17, 2017 on Kashmir poll-related developments:


    The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India takes a serious concern of the growing alienation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir from the national mainstream as reflected in the lowest ever 7.13 per cent turn-out of voters in the bye election to the Srinagar
    ...
  85. Fillon promises 50 billion in tax cuts. The second, Macron, 20 billion. But they are careful not to say who will pay the bill. As for the FN, it stubbornly refuses to tax the rich.
    “We should stop using taxation as a punitive weapon,” François Fillon proclaimed again on Wednesday in Lyon. He promises to give 40 billion euros to businesses and owners of capital, especially through the reduction in corporate tax (to 25%), and the elimination of the tax on wealth (ISF). To families, he offers a (...)

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  86. Syria: "Trump feeds military escalation"
    North American bombing on Syria, last night , launched outside of the international legal framework, and as a result of a sharp reversal of the position of US President, Donald Trump can open a dramatic new phase of internationalization of the Syrian conflict. In doing so, Trump feeds the military escalation and the logic of retaliation while the Syrian people have the most pressing need that the war end now.
    The military action of the United (...)

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  87. The opponents of the candidate do not shrink from manipulation to caricature the tax program of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, considered by the right-wing press to be an unbearable financial ``battering''. In reality, the project he is defending aims above all to distribute the tax burden more fairly.
    Philippe Huguen / AFP Photo
    For a week now, the candidate of France Insoumise, backed by the PCF, by the Parti de Gauche and Ensemble!, is spared no attack. And no manipulation is too exaggerated. For (...)

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  88. The Central Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (CPI) has issued the following statement to the press:


    The Communist Party of India expresses its deep concern on aggressive steps taken by the US administration in Middle East, Korean Peninsula and in Afghanistan as well as growing mobilization of US forces in Asia-Pacific region.


    The US missile attacks in Syria killing more than 100 people, threatening direct action against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by mobilization of US forces in South Korea and dropping
    ...
  89. Rising rapidly in the polls, the candidate of ``France Insoumise" has become the main target for defeat by his opponents. The right-wing press is unleashed, and the head of state mingles his voice in the refrain ``Liberalism or Apocalypse", which seeks to discredit any alternative policy.
    Photos: François Fillon (UL) Philippe Desmozes/AFP — Pierre Gattaz (UR) Eric Piermont/AFP — François Hollande (LL) Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters — Emmanuel Macron (LR) Stéphane Mohé/Reuters
    Those counting on a (...)

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  90. United States aggression is creating very dangerous situations in Syria, the surrounding region and on the Korean peninsula, the Communist Party of Britain has warned.

  91. Feverishness is rising among the supporters of Fillon and Macron in the business sector and in the media, and supporters of Le Pen are no exception to this rule. The breakthrough of Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the polls? "It does not interest me," replied Marine Le Pen five days ago, on BFMTV.
    Now tested in the polls for a second tour against Le Pen, and predicted to win against her, the candidate of "Insubmissive France", supported by the PCF and Ensemble!, seizes his place at the center of the (...)

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  92. Certainly incongruous only some weeks ago, the question is beginning to be asked, "What would Jean-Luc Mélenchon do if he were to be elected to the Elysee?"
    Despite attempts to make him into a dangerous extremist with dubious connections, the candidate proposes a humanist project that is attracting more and more support.
    At 66 years of age, Jean-Luc Mélenchon knows he is “ready to govern”
    Photo Patrick Kovarik / AFP
    What if Jean-Luc Mélenchon were to be the surprise of this election?
    For (...)

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  93. Signs at Hands Off Syria Rally, Toronto, April 8, 2017
    Ismail A. Askin

    On Tuesday, April 11th, at 5:00pm, Stop War Coalition – Vancouver Coalition for Justice and Peace will gather in front of the US Consulate, on the traditional, unceded, occupied territories of the səlil̓wətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations to host an emergency rally denouncing the US bombing of Syria as well as Canada’s “full support” to Trump’s...
  94. To

    Sri Narendra Modi,

    Hon’ble Prime Minister,

    Government of India,

    South Block,

    New Delhi - 110011



    Dear Sri Narendra Modiji,

    This is to draw your attention to the unjustified and corruption-ridden way of amassing huge funds from corporate houses by political parties especially the
    ...
  95. Senior Chinese and U.S. officials initiated on Friday two newly-installed dialogue mechanisms in economy, as well as diplomacy and security ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's second round of talks with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump.
  96. Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.
  97. Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Prime Minister Pavel Filip met on Thursday and Friday respectively with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC) headed by Zhang Chunxian, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
  98. (List of rallies taking place across Canada below) US President Donald Trump’s illegal bombing of Syria yesterday is a war crime. Prime Minister Trudeau’s statement this morning, supporting the US airstrikes, makes Canada complicit in these war crimes. We call on the Liberal government to oppose the US airstrikes, to take a firm position supporting [...]
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