Britain’s Communists denounce US and Israeli recognition of Morocco’s Western Sahara occupation

The Communist Party has issued a statement condemning recognition by the United States and Israel of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.

YCL: “Solidarity with the people of Western Sahara!”

The Young Communist League has issued a statement condemning recognition of the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara by the USA and recent violent attacks by Moroccan occupation forces.

Humanitarian situation worsens in Ethiopia as PM Abiy focusses elsewhere

As a humanitarian crisis threatens to spiral out of control in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed ignored the conflict to open a new highway in the south of the country. Ahmed won huge praise and a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in negotiating peace agreements for long-standing conflicts against internal rebel forces in Ethiopia and against their neighbours Eritrea. International praise of him has made way for criticism since the beginning of November however. His heavy-handed response to tensions with the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) has led to an outbreak of violence.

WFDY condemns occupation of Western Sahara and Moroccan attacks on civilians

The World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY) has issued a statement denouncing the ongoing occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco in breach of international law and recent violent actions which have included attacks on civilians.

Sudanese Communists fight for democratic gains & against normalisation of relations with Israel

Sudan’s Forces for Freedom and Change alliance has issued a statement condemning the process of normalisation of relations between Sudan and Israel announced earlier this week.

Communist Party of Britain: “condemn the arbitrary killings of young peaceful protesters in Nigeria”

The Communist Party has issued a statement following reports from international contacts about the shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday (20 October 2020).

Demonstrations in Morocco against Arab nations normalising ties with Israel

On Tuesday (15 September 2020), Israel signed a US-backed diplomatic agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, purportedly to improve the relations in the Middle East. However this supposedly historic move from all angles comes at a cost for the Palestinian people, breaking longstanding Arab unity in opposition to Israel’s military occupation.

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.