lunes, 26 de abril de 2021

151st Anniversary since the birth of one of the world’s greatest communists


Уроки Ленина – в жизнь! (kprf.ru)


 April 22, 2021 is considered as a date of great importance for all Russian and international communists around the world as it marks the 151st Anniversary of V. Lenin's birth. 

The CPRF traditionally is used to widely celebrate this famous date.

     CPRF members and parliamentarians, Komsomol and Party allies marched through the Red Square to lay wreaths and flowers at the Mausoleum of the Leader of the World Proletariat to pay him a tribute. Marching under red flags the column was headed by G. Zyuganov, the Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. Along with Russian participants in columns there were foreign guests from Cuba, Vietnam, Venezuela and Mexico.

      Presenting a commemorative speech he stressed that Vladimir Lenin had been, indeed, one of the most brilliant philosophers, scientists and strategists on Earth.

He laid down the basis and guidelines of bringing our country to socialism which had resulted in creation of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – the first socialist state in the world. The world had been changed forever.  

Today, Lenin's teachings are in demand more than ever as we witness great interest in Marxist-Leninist theory and practice throughout young generation. To meet modern requirements the CPRF has established an education center where it welcomes young communists and students from all over Russia and fraternal Parties. 

    Сommemorative events were held throughout the country. People pay their cordial tribute to the memory of the Great Revolutionary and Citizen of our country.

 

Long live the teaching of Lenin!!



lunes, 15 de febrero de 2021

Tough Hand with the Polar Group demand CUTV and FNLCT

 


CUTV and FNLCT demand a firm hand with the Polar Group

They express their solidarity with the workers of Alimentos Polar Marigüitar, in Sucre. 


The Frente Nacional de Lucha de la Clase Trabajadora (FNLCT) and the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores de Venezuela (CUTV), once again, pronounce themselves in class solidarity with the workers at the service of the companies of Grupo Polar, where thousands of direct and indirect dismissals have taken place, with the bosses repeatedly disobeying orders of reinstatement issued by the Labor Inspectorates and ratified by the Judiciary.


In particular, we express our categorical condemnation of the serious labor law violations that have been committed in a sustained manner since 2017 at Alimentos Polar Planta Marigüitar, located in the Bolívar Municipality of the State of Sucre. In that work entity, labor immovability has been violated with the unilateral decision and without just cause to suspend 85 male and female workers, in conditions of great deterioration, constituting such fact an indirect dismissal. In addition, the aforementioned company blatantly violates the Organic Law of Prevention, Conditions and Environment of Work (LOPCYMAT) by throwing workers with occupational diseases out of work, refusing to comply with its obligations towards these colleagues who suffer serious health problems as a result of the conditions in which they have been working for many years.


Consequently, we urge the authorities of the Ministry of Labor, INPSASEL, the Attorney General's Office and the Supreme Court of Justice to act with forcefulness and determination to bring about labor justice and force the monopolistic employer of Empresas Polar to respect the laws and the Constitution. Enough of impunity, enough of labor defenselessness.

On the other hand, we make a fraternal call to all the workers who are victims of the massive and repeated violations of labor rights committed by the Polar Group, to unite and fight in an organized manner, with absolute independence from the bosses and the State, which must be forcefully demanded not to be an accomplice of the aberrations of this abusive and fraudulent employer.


Tough hand with Lorenzo Mendoza and his delinquent managers! Reinstatement for all the dismissed workers of the different companies of the Polar Group!

The united working class will never be defeated!


CUTV Executive Committee

General Coordination of the FNLCT


sábado, 24 de octubre de 2020

Response to Joe Sims & CPUSA

 



By Jerry Dale

The Joe Sims’s leadership statement has great significance. “After the Election: Go Out and Make ‘em do it”. As co-chair of the CPUSA and former editor of the Party’s ideological Journal, Political Affairs, Sims’s opinion carries considerable weight.

Sims’ declaration is first and foremost, the statement that eliminates any issue that the current CPUSA has changed its ideological direction after claiming to have shed itself of the Webb fog. Sam Webb former CPUSA head is now safely where he has always been, well within the mainstream Democratic Party orbit.

He left a Party that may not be currently working in that orbit officially, as he is, but continues nonetheless to direct its members and affiliated groups to struggle within the Democratic Party guardrails, non-endorsement of official Democratic Party candidates not- withstanding.

As a self-proclaimed working-class Party, Sims offers no directions to its Labor Commission. Is there one? That should be a centerpiece.

Under Webb’s leadership trade union/labor clubs were disbanded into community clubs. Yes, indeed they were! So, a good guess would be, the CPUSA is still without organized working class/trade union leadership.

His reference to “collective bargaining “ (a part of the what CPUSA believes must be fought for) indicates the narrow role that the working class and trade unions should and must play in the Party. No revolutionary spirit here. That is a collaborationist perspective.

Not even mentioning the only international trade union federation that fights for workers and trade unions continues the Party’s unprincipled opposition to the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). Hard to believe, but true.

Left blank on this issue moves Party union activists toward the AFL-CIO and its right-wing international federation the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

Party collectives

In Sims’ report there isn’t even a hint that Party collectives, in any lingo, should function as Communist collectives and formulate policies. While they may be fully individually independent, they function completely within the mainstream Parties and other Democratic Party orbit groups, like the DSA and Bernie Sanders groupings, and within their guardrails.

Going into these formations which have strict guardrails, without their own Organizational meetings, keeps the Webb mainstreaming policy fully intact. Most importantly It robs all peoples’ groups of real class-oriented strategies and tactics. There is a lot more to win than even the program of the DSA, regardless how much better it is than the DNC. Or Trump calling them all communists.

All that’s implied quite directly by Sims is to “get the Democrats to Do It”.

Do WHAT?

Where does the Party’s program, such as it is, come in? It’s still on the shelf with a profound Party history of Wm Z Foster and Henry Winston.

Everybody knows the DNC demanded and got a severely compromised Program for the 2020 election. Sanders, AOC and the DSA agreed. And even their Democratic Socialist programs were limited, especially on foreign policy. Everyone cringes when they mention Cuba, Russia, China, and every South American country which bears the brunt of US sanctions / boycotts and other forms of imperialism.

Medicare for All or Single Payer is NOT a NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE!!!! That Used to be the CPUSA position before they opportunistically cut it back to supporting Single-Payer.

In terms of world peace, the CPUSA gives minor lip service to anti-imperialist struggles. Sims doesn’t seem to find this important struggle in what his minions should fight for. Only when pushed and humiliated do they join with Code Pink, World Peace Council and the US peace Council. But usually only on a perfunctory manner. No mention of the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) either! Too radical a proposition?

The failure to highlight the Black Lives Matter / pro-immigration demands that are guiding peoples’ movements is dizzying, let alone the frontal attack on women.

The Joe Sims directional article which sounds the call to Party cadres and adherents continues the woeful centrist Webb direction of the 21st century.

The CPUSA is an independent Party in name only. But they will work entirely within the policy confines of the Democratic Party albeit with a healthier vocal left of center Democratic Socialist concepts, at least on some domestic issues.

The Party of Communists USA (PCUSA) offers a healthy independent communist approach to struggle and a future. We involve ourselves in all forms of struggle, but we also generate class oriented, anti-racist peoples’ solutions that mobilize. We engage in struggles with a clear viewpoint and engage front line activists in an open comradely non-sectarian manner. The Democratic Party is not our guidepost. Join us in the struggle for all-peoples’ unity and scientific socialism-communism.

 

Dare to Struggle

Dare to Win

 


viernes, 21 de agosto de 2020

In our Party, you have responsibilities!


 As a member of a communist party, it is your duty to work for the Party. Everyone must contribute even if it's small, like writing or agitprop, we urge everyone to join the party's discord since a lot of organization is going on in the server. We need full membership mobilization. We need labor put into the party's advance. We are witnessing the left growing in America and we must keep up with the growth, while under the struggle against the state's suppression and the suppression of ultras and revisionists.


To join the discord reach out to O'Connell at shadoj14@gmail.com

domingo, 14 de junio de 2020

FREE SUSANA PRIETO TERRAZAS!





The Party of Communists of the United States of America (PCUSA) denounces the arbitrary arrest and detention of labor lawyer and activist Susan Prieto Terrazas by authorities in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The PCUSA demands her immediate release.

Susan Prieto Terrazas is a Mexican lawyer, with offices in Chihuahua and Tamaulipas, who has devoted her career to defending the interests of the workers in the Maquiladora factories of Northern Mexico. Maquilas are factories, mostly in Northern Mexico, that are controlled by foreign capital to take advantage of cheap labor, lax regulations, and tax breaks.

Susana Prieto Terrazas has, since obtaining her law degree, worked in courts and in the workers rights movement in the Northern states of Tamaulipas and Chihuahua. In 2028 and 2019 Susana was an important leader in a strike movement that won a 20% wage increase for workers in 48 export oriented factories in Matamoros, Mexico. It is not hard to imagine that this gain for the workers engendered much enmity towards Susana from people in power and from many corporate board rooms.

On June 8 ,2020 Susana was arrested by the Tamaulipas authorities for allegedly rioting and blocking the entrance to a building. All were activities related to a labor dispute. Any trade unionist, in any corner of the world, would recognize her arrest as retaliation for her labor activities. The motivation for her arrest is political and she remains a political prisoner.

The PCUSA calls upon the Mexican authorities, both state and federal, to ensure Ms. Prieto Terrazas release and to allow union activities in Northern Mexico to continue unhindered by threats of prosecution.

viernes, 5 de junio de 2020

WPC, Statement of the World Peace Council about the Protests in the USA




The World Peace Council expresses its categorical and strongest condemnation of the cold-blooded assassination of George Floyd by the police force in Minneapolis, USA. 

This recent killing of an unarmed civilian by the police is unfortunately not the first and only case in the United States. Neither is it a phenomenon of the current government only. More than 1,000 lives have been taken by the police every year for many decades, great majority of the them from African-American and other minority communities. 

The accumulated anger of the people and the massive protests in more than 75 cities of the country are not only a demonstration of the feelings of the people toward the decades-long police violence but are the result of the massive discontent for the continuously deteriorating social and economic conditions of life for the majority of the population.          

We salute the people of all strata and race who are taking part in the mostly peaceful protests and reject any claim by the US government that this brutality is just the act of a few “bad apples.” Hand in hand with the ruling establishment in the US, the Trump administration is trying to distract the attention of the people from the fact that these massive protests are also a result of the failure of the government to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and the massive unemployment of more than 40 million working people, especially African-Americans, who are struggling to survive day by day. 

The crisis is further deepened every day as a result of the statements and the rhetoric of President D. Trump, who is encouraging police shooting and arrests while threatening with open actions by the military in the country. 

The forces of the US political and economic establishment are trying to hide the root causes of the police killings in the middle of a pandemic crisis and massive unemployment, which derive from the racist and oppressive nature of the system itself. They fear the emerging deeper understanding by the people of the true nature the capitalist rule in their country. 

The WPC expresses its solidarity with the struggling working people and the oppressed racial and ethnic minorities in the US. We unite our voices with the US Peace Council and the anti-imperialist forces in the US in the struggle to end all exploitation and racism. 

This recent development has once again shown that there can be no peace without social justice.

 

The WPC Secretariat Athens 3rd June 2020