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IWA Urges MP’s & Public to Oppose New Nationality and Borders Bill

INDIAN Worker’s Association(IWA) has stated that the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill is oppressive, racist, discriminatory and above all, immoral. The new draconian Bill passed its second reading in the House of Commons by 366 votes to 265. The Bill, according to the government, is proposed to increase fairness in the asylum system and to deter illegal entry into the UK and easily remove people that the home secretary, at her discretion, deems to be a threat to the nation.

Chile: A Defeat for the Far-Right

ON December 19, Chileans voted for a new chapter in their long history. Gabriel Boric, a 35-year old former student leader, was elected as the new president. He secured 56 per cent votes and decisively defeated the far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast, who got 44 per cent votes in the run-off elections. Boric’s victory was significant because it came on the top of nearly a decade long consistent protests against neoliberal policies by various sections.

The Political Needle Bends to the Left in Latin America

FOUR emblematic coups have been now substantially reversed: Chile (1973), Peru (1992), Honduras (2009), and Bolivia (2019). Each of these coups were driven by political forces of the hard right backed by the military and by the United States government. Left-leaning governments will all be in power after March 2022, when Gabriel Boric of the Apreubo Dignidad (Approve Dignity) alliance will be sworn in as president of Chile.

US Democracy Summit: Devil Singing Hymns

THE two day virtual Democracy Summit organised by the United States (December 9-10) began with Joe Biden’s admission that democracy is on a decline in the US along with various other countries. Apart from this candid admission, there is no effort made to look into the reasons for this decline and own up responsibility. Of course one cannot expect it, because the very idea of the summit stems from the purpose ‘to act’ and export their flawed model of democracy, ‘push back on authoritarianism, fight corruption, promote and protect human rights’.

Fifth Death Anniversary of Fidel Castro: Solidarity with Cuba

THE fifth death anniversary of Fidel Castro was observed by the National Committee for Solidarity with Cuba and All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation, on November 16 at HKS Surjeet Bhavan, in New Delhi. CPI(M) general secretary,  Sitaram Yechury, CPI general secretary, D Raja, All India Forward Bloc secretary, Devarajan, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member, MA Baby, participated.

Díaz-Canel joins Red Bandana Sit-in

Yesterday, November 14, around noon, President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived at Havana’s Central Park to join the sit-in organized by the Red Bandana collective, an initiative of social network activists, members of Cuban civil society organizations, and promoters of community projects

"I am grateful to be able to spend a bit of my Sunday with you," President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez said to the young and not so young crowd camping out in Havana’s Central Park for more than 48 hours, in what they hav

CPC Looks Ahead to Next Century of Progress for China

A KEY Party meeting has adopted a landmark resolution on the major achievements and historical experience of the Communist Party of China's endeavors in the 100 years of its glorious journey, urging all Party members to stay true to the Party's founding mission to better uphold and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era.

The four-day sixth plenary session of the 19th CPC Central Committee, which ended on November11, in Beijing, also adopted a resolution on convening the 20th CPC National Congress in the second half of next year in Beijing.

Communist Party of Britain Holds its 56th Congress

THE 56th Congress of the Communist Party of Britain convened in London with more than 140 delegates gathered at the party’s headquarters in Ruskin House, London. The Congress analysed, debated and proposed responses to the challenges facing humanity and more than ever relevance of the Left interventions towards the same. This was the biggest such Congress in decades, reflecting a membership increase of two-thirds since the last one, three years ago.

The Rise of Right-Wing Internationalism in the Iberosphere

EARLY in 2020, the leader of Spain’s right-wing party Vox, Santiago Abascal, went to the United States to attend the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) meeting. Abascal came to Washington, DC, along with Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, the deputy secretary of Vox’s international relations department. The two men spent time meeting the leadership of a range of right-wing think tanks, such as the Heritage Foundation and the International Republican Institute.

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