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Communist movement

Communist parties reject the idea of progressive end of the cycle: “Setback is circumstantial”

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Read the full statement of the Communist Parties of seven countries (Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Peru and Paraguay) gathered on Sunday (22) in Buenos Aires. The meeting analyzed the international situation of the continent, marked by a strong conservative counteroffensive.

Communists against the new challenges in Latin America

The Communist Parties, meeting in Buenos Aires on May 22, 2016, held the International Colloquium: “The Communists against the new challenges in Latin America.” After the exchange of views and analysis of the political situation that the region is going through, we express our deep concern for the advancement of the destabilizing policies of imperialism and its allies the right spot against the progressive processes and left that have developed in recent years.

We also note that these integration processes have shaped one of the most significant and valuable facts of this step and must be defended and deepened and that governments who have committed they are attacked more by his virtues than by their defects.

José Reinaldo represented the PCdoB in the conference of Communist Parties

Special attention was given to both the current situation in Brazil, with the suspension from office of President Dilma Rousseff and the advancement of the impeachment proceedings against her, which was described by those present as a “coup, legislative, media and legal”; for the development of the first months of government Mauricio Macri in Argentina and adjustment policies that are being implemented, with a high economic and social cost to broad sections of the population.

In addition to this difficult situation, we emphasize that we do not agree with the idea of “end of cycle” of progressive and leftist governments in the region. Faced with the difficulties and the counteroffensive launched by imperialism, we understand that this setback is circumstantial and that it is the forces of the popular movement, deploy a new cycle of struggles of the peoples of the region, in defense of what has been achieved and to create the necessary conditions to move into new and deeper achievements.

Moreover, the experiments it appears that popular projects in the region have failed to change the productive matrix of our countries, why have kept their power domestic and foreign monopolies that operate from there to align the forces of conservative restoration. This requires work to create a balance of power that adds the necessary transformative energies, where the only hegemony is exercised by the workers and people against their enemies, for what is necessary to advance the unity of the popular and progressive forces and their democratic leadership.

This is why we emphasize the importance of meetings like this, where communist forces share experiences, analysis and proposals within the class internationalism, which has always guided our actions and with the conviction that capitalism is not the solution but the problem facing humanity.

We know that the revolution is national in form and international in content, so committed to move forward with these initiatives will continue on 26 and 27 August this year, in Lima, Peru, with the completion of Communist Parties Meeting and Revolutionaries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

We express our solidarity with the struggles of people across the region, we demand freedom of Milagro Sala, unjustly held in the province of Jujuy, Argentina, and of the six political prisoners in Paraguay.

We reaffirm our commitment to the Cuban Revolution and the struggle against the blockade, which is still in force, and commit to undertake coordinated actions at the regional level, in defense of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela, daily besieged by imperialism and the local oligarchy .

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Bolivia’s Communist Party

Communist Party of Cuba

Paraguayan Communist Party

Communist Party of Peru

Patria Roja Communist Party – Peru

Communist Party of Uruguay

Communist Party of Argentina

STATEMENT OF THE PRESS OFFICE OF THE KKE ON THE EUROGROUP AGREEMENT

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The anti-people work of the government has been acknowledged and approved via the Eurogroup agreement on the completion of the assessment.The agreement confirms that the downward spiral is endless, as each tranche installment has new anti-people measures as its precondition. Similarly, any “lightening” of the debt, which was not created by the people, will be accompanied by a new raft of measures in the various phases of its discussion, regardless of how the competition between the IMF and sections of the bourgeois classes of the EU will be expressed and regardless of what its result will be.

The lies of the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition will unravel quickly, as the laws that have just been passed are not the last difficult measures, as the government officials pretended in the previous period.

The law-guillotine for the social-security system, the steep increase in taxation, the privatizations, the handing over of the red loans to “funds”, the supplementary memorandum-contingency mechanism were not the last anti-people laws of the “last difficult turn” the government promised the people. Even more so when the next assessment has a new offensive as its precondition, focusing on labour rights, with mass dismissals and attacks on trade union rights. In any case, the ground has already been prepared by the recent demands expressed by SEB (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) and other employer organizations.

The government’s optimism that the agreement in the Eurogroup concerning Greece “will be the beginning of the country’s exit from the vicious circle of economic recession” has nothing to do with the working class and popular strata who are shouldering the burden of the crisis, but with capital that looks to a recovery of its profits. On the basis of the current situation of the international and domestic economy, the prediction for a rapid and significant recovery of the Greek economy has no foundations. Whatever the case, any recovery of capitalist profits will be accompanied by new subsidies, tax breaks and assistance included in the new development law, while the anti-people arsenal of the government-monopolies will remain in place and be reinforced.

The people themselves can put an end to the anti-people measures of the government-EU through their organized struggle, the regroupment of the movement, the people’s alliance on the path of coming into rupture with and overthrowing capitalism.

ATHENS 25/5/2016

PRESS OFFICE OF THE CC OF THE KKE

News from the Communist Party of Australia

Action on 7-Eleven pay scam

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UNITE, the fighting union for fast food and retail workers in Victoria, held a protest against 7-Eleven and their plans to scrap the independent wage panel on May 19 outside the 7-Eleven store near the corner of Bourke and Swanston Streets in the Melbourne CBD.

In recent months 7-Eleven’s “half pay scam” has been exposed in the national media. Under pressure the company was forced to establish an independent wage panel. This panel has so far recovered about $16 million in unpaid wages.

But with an estimated $100 million still to be paid out, 7-Eleven has scrapped the panel and is now proposing a much higher standard of proof be applied to the remaining claims.

UNITE secretary Anthony Main said “This is a blatant attempt to avoid responsibility and to skimp out on paying the workers what they are owed. It should not be accepted.

“7-Eleven has been ripping off vulnerable workers for far too long. They need to be held to account.” Anthony said.

UNITE is demanding that:

The independent wage panel be reinstated and all workers compensated in full

7-Eleven pays its workers a proper living wage and affords staff all legal conditions

UNITE first uncovered the “half pay scam” in 2008 and helped recover the first amounts of back pay for 7-Eleven workers. The organisation has been campaigning since then to stamp out 7-Eleven’s dodgy practices and to build a union presence in the stores.

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Communist Party of the Russian Federation Statement on Coup d’état in Brazil

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Statement by the Presidium of the CC CPRF
On 12 May 2016 the Brazilian Senate, using a specious pretext, suspended the legitimately elected President of the country, Dilma Rouseff, from her office for six months.
The Senate decision was preceded by a massive campaign aimed at destabilizing the economic and political situation in Brazil. Once again we are witnessing a “color revolution” carried out by US imperialism in order to establish its dominance in the country whose President has put the interests of the people above the interests of American monopolies and is conducting an independent economic and social policy in the country.
The USA is using every situation connected with social protests to change the regime and install a president more loyal to the US government.
Washington also fears that within BRICS, which includes Brazil and Russia, countries would proceed to strengthen their independent economic policies and introduce settlements in national currencies which would instantly inflict serious damage on “globalization American-style” and reinforce the wish of many states to get rid of US “tutelage.”
We see the developments in Brazil as an attempted government coup organized by the USA and carried out through a corrupt national oligarchy to prevent the unification of the country’s progressive forces in the struggle for genuine democracy and economic development.
The CPRF demands an immediate end to destabilization of the political situation in the country and interference in the affairs of the sovereign state to let the people of Brazil independently determine its political future.
The CPRF voices its strong solidarity with the people of Brazil fighting for independent political and economic development of their country.
Gennady Zyuganov
Chairman of the CC CPRF

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Request greetings for the 90th anniversary of founding of the Communist Party of Ecuador

Dear Comrades:

On 23 May 1926 the Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) was founded , and since its creation has become an instrument and a weapon defending the rights of the Ecuadorian people and their allegiance to Marxist-Leninist principles.

Communist Party of Ecuador

Communist Party of Ecuador

Our party has won great victories for the people, being the engine of the exploited classes. The road has been very hard for the PCE in these ninety years, enduring the harshest repressions of the military dictatorships and the anticommunism of the civilian sectors and reactionary and vicious attacks of “ultra-leftism” which have always played to the right {agencioso} causing divisions and attacks on our party.

The PCE is part of the vanguard of the working class,  Among its most prominent activists who have swelled their ranks they are: Ricardo Paredes, Pedro Saad, Dolores Cacuango, Transito Amaguaña, Alba Calderon Gil, Enrique Gil Gilbert, Joaquín Gallegos Lara, Milton Jijon, Edwin Perez, and many prominent members of the PCE who have demonstrated their loyalty to the Ecuadorian people.

In this commemorative date of revolutionary character, we hope to receive fraternal greetings of your organization, so we have created this email PCE90aniversario@gmail.com exclusively for this date, plus the phone number +593994678690 for sending video greetings in micro format by the App whatsapp.

On May 23, 2016, at 7:00 pm, it will be held in Guayaquil, the National Political celebration of the 90th anniversary of the PCE, and we wish to spread to our membership and friends salutation messages and solidarity of our sister organizations and friends in the world. Therefore we ask you to send us your greeting until May 21.

Fraternal greetings,

International Relations Committee

Communist Party of Ecuador

Communist Youth of Ecuador

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