Italy turns to Cuba to stop second wave

As Italy goes feet first into a second wave of Covid-19, the Italian island of Sicily has requested the return of the Cuban doctors that came to Italy in April to help fight against the first major outbreak of Covid-19 in Europe. Italian newspaper La Repubblica has reported that the request was made a week ago, pleading for 60 Cuban medics to come to the island.

Guatemalan Congress burns amid growing budget protests

Hundreds of people broke into the Congress building in Guatemala City, Guatemala on Saturday and burned part of the building down as part of a 10,000 strong demonstration, the latest in a wave of intensifying protests in the Central American country. They were protesting the passing of a controversial new budget that increases the national debt, but cuts education, health, justice and human rights spending.

Socialist Vietnam’s economy set to grow despite COVID-19

Vietnam’s astounding economic progress is set to continue into the new year despite COVID-19 and the general disruption in international economies and supply chains caused by worldwide lockdown this year. All the while having far fewer deaths than countries such as the UK even with a much larger population and sharing a massive land border with China, the outbreak’s origin.

Young workers twice as likely to have lost their job during the pandemic

In a report from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE) titled ‘Generation COVID and Social Mobility: Evidence and Policy’, it has been shown that young workers aged 16-25 have been hit the hardest employment-wise since the pandemic began.

CP demand action to protect jobs, food and housing as second lockdown sets in

The Communist Party has issued the November edition of its news sheet Unity! focusing on communist campaigning work up and down the country and the need for a trade union led fight for action to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic.

CP General Secretary condemns “shambolic betrayal of the people” by Tories on COVID-19

The Communist Party’s General Secretary, Robert Griffiths, has released a recorded address condemning the Tories’ handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and calling for mass action now to prevent more deaths and economic hardship for working people.

The World Federation of Democratic Youth fights on

President of the World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Aritz Rodríguez, heralds the approaching 75th anniversary of this unique internationalist movement that now rallies in support of Lebanon.

Communists on Scotland’s National Question in 2020

YCL General Secretary, Johnnie Hunter, addresses the question of Scottish Independence and the options for working people in Scotland as we approach 2021.