Thursday, 19. October 2017

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  1. Employment in the non-state sector is promoted in Cuba as an alternativeallowing the state to gradually reduce its responsibility in some less critical arenas and concentrate efforts on activities that are decisive to the development of Cuba’s economy


  2. PARIS, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is an important event, not only for China but for the whole world, the leader of the French Communist Party (PCF) has said. "We will be extremely attentive to the decisions of this congress," Pierre Laurent told Xinhua. The key conference, which opened in Beijing Wednesday, will elect a new CPC Central Committee and CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, amend the CPC Constitution, and draw (...)

    - International Communist and Labor Press
  3. October offers two important anniversaries in the history of Cuba, the beginning of the country's wars of independence and national Cuban Culture Day

  4. In the wake of a devastating earthquake in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, a brigade of Cuban doctors is offering its services in a field hospital at the Che-Nita Sports Center in the community of Ixtepec

  5. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing more than 92 million workers all over the globe, stands in solidarity with the people and the families of the victims in Mogadishu, Somalia after the last Saturday car bombings which provoked the death of more than 300 people. At the same time, the WFTU strongly condemns this act which inflicted the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history with more than 300 people confirmed dead. As international class-oriented trade union movement, we stand by the people of Somalia who have suffered a lot during the last years from the imperialists interventions. The WFTU will firmly continue to support the working class in Somalia until a new world rises, with no man-by-man exploitation; A world where the Somalian workers will live in...
  6. ABOUT THE FUTURE OF WORK WE WANT Dear colleagues, As World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), since 1945 the very core of our action have been the constant struggles for the attainment of the workers’ contemporary needs; the struggles for a work with full rights in every “field of battle”: at the factory, the shipyard or the offices. Wherever there has been the workers’ call for dignity, the WFTU was there to show its solidarity and to offer its best militants. Nevertheless, the outbreak of the world capitalist crisis, caused by the over-accumulation of capital, created the conditions which enabled an unprecedented assault against workers’ labor, social security and trade union rights. Multinationals and big monopoly groups saw a golden opportunity to do away with any labor right that...
  7. At 19th Party Congress, General Secretary Xi Jinping unveils breakthrough theory to guide China's future
    General Secretary Xi Jinping pledged on Wednesday to usher in a new era in building socialism with Chinese characteristics.
    Speaking at the opening session of the Communist Party of China's 19th National Congress, Xi laid out his vision for an increasingly prosperous China as the country embarks on a journey to build a "great modern socialist country".
    "This is a new historic juncture (...)

    - International Communist and Labor Press / ,...
  8. Over a decade ago, when the government of Evo Morales took office in Bolivia, only 40,000 Bolivians received gas at home. Today, 3.5 million have access to the service where they live

  9. More than 2,200 delegates from the Chinese Communist Party meet today in Beijing to define the political, economic, social and diplomatic orientations of the People's Republic.
    Reuters picture
    Because China is the second largest economy in the world and its affirmation in the field of contemporary international relations is the highlight of the past five years, the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is both national and global. The decisions that will be made will affect (...)

    - World
  10. Chavismo is alive, it is on the streets and triumphing. That is the truth and here we are still standing,” stated Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, following the announcement of the results of the regional elections on October 15

  11. Cuba and Venezuela were among the first countries to offer support after Dominica was hit by Hurricane Maria

  12. Pascal Joly, France’s General Confederation of Labor’s general secretary for the Ile de France region (URIF-CGT), described Cuba as an example to follow and a point of reference for the world, speaking to Granma International in Havana, after being presented with the Friendship Medal, awarded by the Council of State

  13. The legacy of Fidel and the Revolution he built, his wisdom and example, were the focus of a panel dedicated to him in Sochi’s Main Media Center, as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

  14. Among the oldest materials included in the donation by Spain’s Military History and Culture Institute (IHCM), is a facsimile published in 1858 entitled Major Generals, years 1851 to 1856

  15. The WFTU delegation participates to the Symposium “the future of work we want” organized by ACTRAV in the ILO Headquarters, October 18-20,2017. The delegation will present the position of the WFTU in the contemporary and changing world of work.
  16. Talks on illiteracy and the struggle for its eradication in the twentieth century, and the role of the student movement for public, free and quality education, are just some of the activities that will take place today as part of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

  17. 55th anniversary of the Victoria de Girón Institute of Basic and Preclinical Sciences

  18. Ipinakita na naman ni Duterte ang tunay niyang kulay: galit sa mga gutom at mahirap, laluna ang mga marunong manindigan at lumaban para sa kanilang interes.

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  19. Source: Palestine Chronicle / The Dawn News / October 17, 2017 Head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) borders and crossing committee Nathmi Muhanna arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday in order “to carry out the first article of the reconciliation agreement signed in Cairo regarding taking over the crossings,” […]
  20. By: Joao Pedro Stedile / Source: ALBA Movimientos / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 This year is the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s murder in the mountains of Bolivia by Bolivian military forces, following orders of the CIA. Despite Although they had already captured him, maintaining Che Guevara […]
  21. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / October 16, 2017 Almost 70 thousand militants participated on the awaited closure march of the 32° National Women’s  Encounter in Chaco. The march was well organized. There was no repression, only a little group that intended to provoke at plain sight of […]
  22. By: Amit Singh – PhD candidate / University of Coimbra / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 Historically, India is known for its non-violent freedom struggle against British colonialist; grass-root movements of downtrodden against Indian bourgeoisie and movements of women’s emancipations challenging status-quo in male dominated Indian society. Ironically, the […]
  23. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / October 13, 2017 Jorge “Tambero” Zabalza is now thinner than he used to be. This is normal, he says, since he recently survived a very risky operation and it has taken its toll. However, Zabalza is not a man to quit. He […]
  24. By: Carlos Aznárez / The Dawn News / October 12, 2017 In a context as special as the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the murder of Ernesto Che Guevara, the participants of the Second Latin American Encounter of Anti Imperialist Communicators, gathered in Vallegrande, Bolivia, couldn’t help being touched […]
  25. By Mark Karlin / Source: Truthout / The Dawn News / October 8, 2017    In this Truthout interview, Ilan Pappé, author of The Biggest Prison on Earth, argues that Israel’s model for the occupied territories is not an eventual two-state solution. Rather, Israel has built a model of a permanent open-air prisonfor Gaza and the West Bank. Mark Karlin: Can you provide a […]
  26. By: Carlos Aznárez / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / October 15, 2017 As they did on July 30 Chavismo has won again in Venezuela, and they won for several indisputable reasons.The first one being that elections were held in a frame of absolute peace, without any kind of incident. Secondly because […]
  27. President Trump had already approved use of US troops in Somalia before hundreds died in truck bomb blamed on al-Shabaab By: Jason Burke / Source: The Guardian / The Dawn News / October 15, 2017 For many years, Somalia was a forgotten front among the various campaigns against violent extremist […]
  28. Many South Sudanese, including the Shilluk tribe, have been displaced several times amid the ongoing conflict. By: Phil Hatcher-Moore / Source: Al Jazeera / The Dawn News / October 14, 2017 Nearly four million people, or roughly a third of the country’s population, have been forced from their homes by […]
  29. The celebrated brands Cohiba and Partagás will be spotlighted during the upcoming 20th Habano Festival, an event dedicated to the world's best premium, hand-rolled cigars, set to take place in Havana, February 26 through March 2, 2018, organizers announced

  30. Just a month afterHurricane Irma struck, locals praise the extensive recovery efforts in thecoastal town of Isabela de Sagua

  31. Cuba’s public health sector is one of the most affected by the economic, commercial, and financial blockade first imposed by the United States February 7, 1962, and subsequently reinforced, most recently by President Donald Trump, on June 16

  32. Premiere of the documentary Manuela, the rebellious face of Cuban film

  33. Cuba’s women’s judo team will compete in the Barranquilla 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games qualifying tournament in the Dominican Republic. Granma International spoke with head coach Félix Portuondo, about the team’s prospects

  34. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined the term eHealth in 2005 as “the cost-effective and secure use of information and communication technologies in support of health and health-related fields, including health-care services, health surveillance, health literature, and health education”

  35. We warmly congratulate the Venezuelan people and the Borivarian Republic of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro for their resounding electoral victory!

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  36. "I congratulate you for the results of the state elections. Venezuela has given another great lesson in peace, democratic vocation, courage, and dignity"

  37. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, strongly denounces the new employer-led crime that caused the death of four subcontracted workers and the injuring of two others in the refinery of Tüpraş Aliağa, on 11 October 2017. The WFTU expresses its sincere condolences to the families and friends of the deceased workers. The fatal work accident took place after the explosion of a naphtha tank under maintenance by the workers. It follows a series of killings and injuring of workers in TÜPRAŞ refinery since 2009, because of intensification of work, privatisation, subcontracting and lack of adequate health and safety measures. Turkey ranks first in Europe and third worldwide in lethal work accidents. This year,...
  38. This paradisiacal landscape changed forever this past September 18, when Hurricane Maria struck the island with winds of more than 250 kilometers per hour. Dominica and its 72,000 inhabitants now face the challenge of starting over, basically from nothing

  39. Clients of Meliá Cuba hotels will be happy to know that the chain’s establishments affected by Hurricane Irma in Cayo Santa María, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo and Varadero are all set to reopen shortly

  40. With 95.8% of all votes counted, it was confirmed that the Bolivarian Revolution had won 17 state governorships, while opposition parties had secured five

  41. 19th World Festival of Youth and Students inaugurated

  42. The World Federation of Trade Unions extends its solidarity to the Workers of Real Hyper markets in Turkey who are struggling to defend their rights. After the buying of Real Hypermarkets by the Metro Group A.G., an international monopoly in Germany, operating in different countries around the world, Real Hyper markets declared bankruptcy and more than 1700 workers were fired. The last 3 months the workers of the Real Hypermarkets are demanding their compensations by organising demonstrations in Istanbul, Ankara, Kocaeli, Konya, Kayseri, Adana. While the yellow trade unions are trying to make the workers stop their struggles, the Nakliyat-İş, a WFTUaffiliate in Turkey is on their side and supports their struggle.   The WFTU Secretariat issued the following solidarity statement:  
  43. The WFTU is taking part in the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students organised by World Federation of Democratic Youth in Sochi, Russia. The WFTU representative Petros Petrou adressed the participants of the demonstration organized in the framework of the festival to honour the 100 years of the October Revolution.  
  44. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of more than 92 million workers in 126 countries worldwide, stands on the side of resident doctors in Warsaw, Poland, who recently started a hunger strike and organized protests demanding a salary increase. The doctors are also protesting against inadequate health care funding, shortage of medical staff and conditions in which health care professionals are overworked. The class-oriented world trade union movement firmly supports public, free and high quality healthcare for all citizens in all countries, combined with doctors’ dignified salary and working conditions so that they can carry out their function the best way possible. The resident doctors’ demands are not “unrealistic”, unrealistic are...
  45. I am highly honored and deeply pleased to convey warmest greetings of solidarity to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization on the occasion of its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution and to give some brief remarks on the significance of this earth-shaking revolution.

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  46. After two weeks of intense work, marked by attention to quality and efficiency, construction brigades involved in repairing the Malecón had managed to fix much of the damage

  47. A boom is underway in Chinese-Latin American ties, thanks to the expansion of political dialogue and strong economic relations

  48. The National Center for Software Quality’s (Calisoft) is focused on evaluating and improving the software development process in Cuba

  49. At 34 years of age, Kirenia Viscay de la Cruz, Cuban delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students and chief prosecutor for the municipality of Cienfuegos for the last two years, is a young person committed to Cuba and its youth

  50. The report to the United Nations General Assembly on Resolution 71/5 entitled “The Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial, and Financial Blockade Imposed by the United States on Cuba” was recently released, exposing the extensive damages suffered by the island

  51. Departing today are 250 delegates from Cuba who will attend the 19th World Festival of Youth in Russia

  52. The country's official withdrawal will be effective December 31 of 2018, the State Department reports

  53. The Conference is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the death of Ernesto Che Guevara, and the founding of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO)

  54. At the end of September, the country’s reservoirs held a total of 6.446 billion cubic meters of water

  55. It is difficult to express in simple words, when one guards deep inside - almost like a sanctuary - the most beloved aspects of these two extraordinary men who guided me along the mysterious paths of knowledge

  56. Estimated damages within the healthcare sector caused by the blockade, between April of 2016 and March 31, 2017, surpass 87 million dollars

  57. A high level delegation of LFTU from Laos headed by its President Pan Noymany and the Deputy-Director of International Department Vilay Vongkhaseum visited the WFTU Central Offices in Athens and met with the WFTU General Secretary George Mavrikos. They discussed about the situation in the region and they decided to strengthen the joint activities of WFTU and LFTU.
  58. The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU), representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries worldwide, reiterates its internationalist solidarity with French civil servants and with all the workers who called for a strike on 10 October 2017. As international class-orineted trade union movement, we support the protests and demands of all workers in France against the reform of the labor code, against the job cuts and the attack on their social rights and acquired rights. We call the workers of France to join their voices with their striking colleagues and to coordinate their struggles to deal with the anti-labor measures of the EU and the French government. The struggle continues! The Secretariat
  59. This October 8, at the foot of the sculpture that immortalizes him in Santa Clara, Che was more alive than ever

  60. Cuban healthcare professionals offering services abroad, paid tribute to Ernesto Che Guevara, the doctor and internationalist, on the 50th anniversary of his death

  61. The institution is set to receive the 2017 UNESCO-UNAM/Jaime Torres Bodet Award in Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts at the beginning of next year

  62. Speech by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Party Central Committee Political Bureau and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, during the act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che in Bolivia, in Santa Clara, October 8, 2017, “Year 59 of the Revolution.”

  63. Comandante of the Cuban Revolution and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Ramiro Valdés, stated October 9, that Ernesto Che Guevara stands out as one of the most extraordinary revolutionaries in modern history, during a ceremony in honor of the guerilla, held in this city

  64. Statement by U.S. participants in the international brigade "In the footsteps of Che," currently visiting Cuba, denounce the Trump administration's expulsion of Cuban diplomats and misinformation campaign against Cuba


  65. "The stars have fallen, Eden is broken," Skerrit said before the UN, reporting the devastation his country had suffered

  66. Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia cemetery now offers a central site to pay tribute to heroes of our independence struggles: the Father of the Homeland, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes; the Mother of all Cubans, Mariana Grajales; National Hero José Martí; and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro

  67. Venezuelan official Jorge Rodríguez announced that representatives of the country’s government should reach an agreement on coexistence with opposition groups after regional elections are held on October 15

  68. This October 10, 149 years since the wars of independence were launched, a ceremony was held to re-inter the remains of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes and Mariana Grajales in Santa Ifigenia cemetery

  69. The AKP government connects every development in the Middle East with state survival and the protection of the borders, interferes in the affairs of its neighbours, claims rights over Mousul and Kerkuk and harasses the Kurdish cantons in northern Syria. Thus, it has become a country posing threat to the peoples of the Middle East.
  70. These personalities are brigands and thieves operating in the municipalities of Jose Panganiban, Paracale and parts of Labo in Camarines Norte, Bicol, where they target small mining operations, businessmen and well-to-do citizens.

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  71. A workers meeting with participation of hundreds workers was held in Kolkata, India on 10th October 2017, on the occasion of the annual WFTU TUI meeting.
  72. THE NEW PEOPLE'S ARMY – North Central Mindanao Region (NPA-NCMR) lauds the Red fighters of South Central Bukidnon – Subregional Command (SCB-SRC) for their triumphant attack against the Davao Ventures Corporation (DAVCO), a multinational company, in Barangay Merangeran, Quezon, Bukidnon on October 8, 2017, 4:15 PM.


  73. Over 200 people from 21 countries joined the 2nd edition of the “Por los caminos del Che” (Following Che’s Footsteps) international solidarity brigade, currently visiting Cuba

  74. The imperialist “axis of evil” expression, used to refer to countries and governments that do not adhere to the dictates of Washington, was coined by David Frum, former Bush speechwriter

  75. Félix Portuondo, technical coach of Cuba’s national judo team, talks about his students’ performance and future prospects

  76. Thousands of residents from Villa Clara paid tribute to the Heroic Guerilla and his compañeros in Bolivia, in a ceremony which saw the younger generations reaffirm their commitment to continuing his legacy

  77. On the occasion of the 149th anniversary of the launch of the War of Independence at the Demajagua sugar mill, this October 10, a political act and military ceremony will take place at the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery in Santiago de Cuba

  78. Various company facilities were torched and at least four service arms were confiscated by the NPA in a raid in Sumifru Corporation’s banana plantation in Sityo Lakag, Brgy. New Dumangas, T’boli, South Cotabato. The attack took place at around 10:30 in the evening in October 2, 2017.

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  79. With the presence of Amy General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the main act commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Che and his compañeros began in Santa Clara

  80. Bu­mu­bu­la ang bi­big ni Rod­ri­go Du­ter­te sa pag­ba­ban­ta la­ban sa mga or­ga­ni­sa­syo­n, insti­tu­syo­n, in­di­bid­wal at ma­ging mga ahen­sya at upi­syal ng reak­syu­nar­yong gub­yer­no na ku­mi­ki­los kontra sa kan­yang ti­ra­ni­kong pag­ha­ha­ri.

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  81. Namibian students expressed their gratitude to Fidel and to Cuba


  82. The prevalence of skin cancer in Cuba and the development of therapeutic injectibles to treat allergies caused by dust mites, were among issues discussed during several international conferences on dermatology and allergies, taking place in Havana's International Conference Center, October 4-7

  83. New information continues to come to light regarding this horrendous crime, which occurred 41 years ago this 2017, while the authors of the attack live out their lives in the United States, free and under the protection of the country’s government

  84. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the savage violence of the Spanish government of Mariano Rajoy exercised against the Catalan population, in order to prevent voting in a referendum on October 1, 2017 to decide on their future as a nation. According to the Catalan authorities, more than 800 people were wounded by police forces, [...]
  85. In only 39 years, the young man from the city of Rosario accomplished something not achieved by many who lived a century. He became part of the people's history and remains so today

  86. To honor the legendary Heroic Guerrilla Ernesto Che Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death in Bolivia, young Italians formed the 3rd Gino Doné Brigade and are currently touring Cuba through October 9

  87. Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la violence sauvage du gouvernement espagnol de Mariano Rajoy exercée contre la population catalane afin de l’empêcher de voter dans un référendum le 1er octobre 2017 pour se prononcer sur son avenir en tant que nation. Selon les autorités catalanes plus de 800 personnes ont été blessées par les [...]
  88. In a cordial atmosphere, the two officials discussed the regional situation, in particular the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes which affected Mexico

  89. The main incidents affecting the process reported to date have been related to reprogramming of assemblies due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, including intense rains and the lack of electrical power

  90. Cuba’s Hotel Nacional reaffirmed its condition as a leader among the country's hotels, winning - for the third time - a 2017 World Travel Award, considered the tourist industry's Oscars

  91. The 11th edition of Cuba's International Nature Tourism Event, Turnat 2017, was held in Baracoa, in the eastern province of Guantánamo September 26-30, and was devoted to the promotion of the island's natural attractions and the consolidation of Cuba as a destination for nature tourism

  92. Duterte claimed yesterday that there is a conspiracy between the Communist Party and the Liberal Party to overthrow his regime. It appears that such claims aim to set the stage to clampdown on the political opposition and all other forces standing up against moves to establishing Duterte's authoritarian rule.

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  93. The hospital, set up in the grounds of the Ixtepec sports stadium, offers consolations across general family medicine, pediatrics, gynecology and obstetrics, orthopedics and traumatology, surgery and neurosurgery, 24 hours a day

  94. Two weeks after Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, the island remains in shock

  95. No credible explanation exists for the various symptoms described by U.S. diplomatic staff, and experts deny the relevance of the laws of physics evoked in some of the theories presented

  96. During a public debate held October 4, students and teachers from the Marta Abreu de Las Villas Central University discussed the U.S. policy imposed on Cuba for over 50 years

  97. Moments before the show, on a rainy Sunday that heralded Hurricane Irma, Alejandro Palomino offered an interview for our readers

  98. Representatives of Cuban youth and mass organizations, artists, and academics will participate in the world gathering to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Che's death, being held in Vallegrande, October 5- 9

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