Iraqi Communist Party: early elections are people’s urgent demand

The new Iraqi government headed by Mustafa al-kadhimi was finally endorsed by the Parliament in the early hours of 7th May after several weeks of manoeuvres by the ruling blocs and an undeclared US-Iranian consensus.

Ghislaine Maxwell: ‘socialite’ with links to Epstein, Prince Andrew & ruling class circles arrested by FBI

The former ‘girlfriend’ of late convicted paedophile and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell, was arrested today (2 July 2020) by the FBI in New Hampshire, USA.

Start date passes as Netanyahu’s right wing coalition continues to threaten West Bank Annexation

With today set as the possible start date for Israel annexation of Palestinian territory in the West Bank – with plans seemingly stalling today – Robert Wilkinson analyses on the political machinations behind the plot.

Africa and the politics of water

Access to clean water, for drinking and sanitation, is denied to a growing number of people in many countries. According to the
World Health organisation half the population of the world will live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Parts of Africa are already experiencing the effects of severe water scarcity – caused by a combination of climate change, the impact of interference with river catchments, industrial pollution of water sources, and urbanisation unsupported by infrastructure, as well as the effects of conflict on public health provision.

“Under Capitalism, we can’t breathe” – Communist, Progressive and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations

45 Communist, Progressive and Anti-Imperialist Youth Organisations from every continent have signed a joint declaration condemning institutional racism and police violence in the USA, the response of the Trump administration to COVID-19 and expressing solidarity with the struggle of the youth and people of the USA.

Russian Communists reject Putin’s constitution power grab

The Russian Federation is due to hold a national referendum between 25 June and 1 July 2020 on amendments to the federal constitution proposed by Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party. The amendments include changes which would potentially allow Putin to maintain his grip on power as president for a further two six-year terms. Putin’s current term in office ends in 2024.