World News


Prospects good for communists, social democrats in Czech snap election

On August 20, the government of the Czech Republic's caretaker Prime Minister, Jiri Rusnok, fell when a majority of the lower house of Parliament voted to dissolve itself.


Communist peasant organizers murdered in Mexico

An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.


Russian Communists must stand against LGBTQ persecution

We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.


Japanese Communists may emerge as main opposition to "Abenomics"

International headlines have trumpeted Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's decisive win in Japan's upper house election July 21, but the election results indicate the potential defeat of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's economic and constitutional agenda.


Leading Communists among those arrested in Turkey

Leading members of the Turkish Communist Party are being rounded up and arrested.


Battling crisis, Iraq’s communists remain optimistic

Ten years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, pretty much no one is optimistic about the prospects for democracy and a decent life for the people in that cradle of civilization.


Communists re-elected for 5th term in Tripura, India

The Communist Party of India-Marxist and Communist Party of India bagged a total of 50 seats out of 60 in the state parliament.


Oscar Niemeyer, visionary architect and Communist, dies at 104

A Communist who experienced persecution, exile, and the shifting fortunes of our movement, his dedication to the struggle for a better world inspired generations of activists.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.


Paraguay President overthrown in “express coup” by Congress

Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was deposed in a 39 to 4 impeachment vote by the country's Senate. Vice President Federico Franco was sworn in as the new president.

1 2 3 4 5