Dec 182015
 
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The following letter from Communist Party leader Miguel Figueroa was sent today to the new Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly:

Dear Minister,

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Canada, I am writing to convey our view with regard to the proposed “Memorial to the Victims of Communism” to be located in the National Capital Region, and to strongly urge your Ministry to deny final approval and withdraw government financial support for this controversial project. Continue reading »

Nov 292015
 
Islamophobia and racism

Statement by the Central Executive Committee, Communist Party of Canada, Nov. 29, 2015

Just weeks after the most racist and reactionary government in recent Canadian history suffered a major defeat at the polls, far-right forces are making a brazen attempt to use tragic events in other countries to press the new Liberal government to adopt the discredited right-wing agenda of the Harper Tories. This right-wing drive must be blocked by united and powerful resistance by the labour and democratic movements, bringing together all those who want a future based on economic and social justice, human rights, and world peace. Continue reading »

Nov 162015
 
Boycott-Israeli-apartheid

At the recent 17th International Meeting of Communist & Workers’ Parties held in Istanbul, the Communist Party of Canada delegation prepared a special resolution (below) to garner international support for the campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Four other parties were approached to co-sponsor the resolution (CPs of Britain, Ireland, Lebanon and South Africa), and all agreed to do so. To date, 43 parties have endorsed the resolution. This initiative reflects our party’s commitment to increasing international pressure on the Zionist state, and our solidarity with the Palestinian people.

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Nov 022015
 
IMCWP

Press release of the Communist Party, Turkey on the 17th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties in Istanbul, October 30-November 1, 2015

The 17th International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties has been successfully held in Istanbul on the topic “The tasks of Communist and Workers’ Parties to strengthen the struggle of the working class against capitalist exploitation, imperialist wars and fascism, for workers’ and peoples’ emancipation, for socialism”. The meeting was attended by 104 delegates, representing 58 communist and workers’ parties from 48 countries. Six parties could not attend the meeting but sent their greetings and written contributions. Continue reading »

Nov 012015
 
arctic-region

The Communist Parties of the Nordic countries, the Russian Federation, Canada and the USA have adopted an “Arctic Initiative” resolution against militarization and exploitation of the northern environment. The parties were present in Istanbul for the 17th meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties. The joint statement, titled the “Arctic Initiative for Peace and an Ecologically Sustainable Future” reads:

We the Communists in the high North share a common need to strengthen the struggle of the working class against capitalist exploitation, imperialist wars and fascism, for workers’ and peoples’ emancipation, for socialism. Continue reading »

Oct 302015
 
Miguel Figueroa

Contribution to the 17th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties by Communist Party of Canada leader Miguel Figueroa

First of all, we join with others in expressing our solidarity to our host party, the Communist Party, Turkey.

At such a critical moment in this region, with dark clouds of war swirling everywhere, with imperialist intrigues fomenting national and religious conflict in order to extend its hegemony, and with a humanitarian and refugee crisis of epic proportions, the principled, internationalist role of your party and other Communist and Workers’ parties across the Middle East are more crucial than ever. Continue reading »