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Zoom Villa Clara, Cuba: People remembered the 17th anniversary of the arrival of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara’s remains at the Sculptural Complex honored with his name, October 18, 2014.
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Villa Clara, Cuba: People remembered the 17th anniversary of the arrival of Commander Ernesto Che Guevara’s remains at the Sculptural Complex honored with his name, October 18, 2014.

Read more (in Spanish) 

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Zoom MAURICE BISHOP, Grenadian revolutionary leader, assassinated October 19, 1983We will never forget.Speaking in defense of revolution in the Caribbean,1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znu0kqUXQT0Maurice Bishop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_BishopPoster by Mike Alewitz/ 198?
Via Mike Alewitz

MAURICE BISHOP, Grenadian revolutionary leader, assassinated October 19, 1983

We will never forget.

Speaking in defense of revolution in the Caribbean,1983: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znu0kqUXQT0

Maurice Bishop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_Bishop

Poster by Mike Alewitz/ 198?

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Zoom Comrade Shibdas Ghosh, founder of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), addressing the delegates of the 1st Conference of the All India UTUC, November 30, 1969.

Comrade Shibdas Ghosh, founder of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), addressing the delegates of the 1st Conference of the All India UTUC, November 30, 1969.

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Zoom El Che, Bhagat Singh and Karl Marx

El Che, Bhagat Singh and Karl Marx

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Zoom Stamps from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Stamps from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

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Zoom October 17, 2001: The heroic operation
The following summary of the operation of October 17, 2001 was prepared by the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades. We republish it here on the 11th anniversary of that operation in tribute to the valiant fighters and heroes of our people:
Following the assassination of General Secretary Comrade Abu Ali Mustafa on August 29, 2001, the fighters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine sought an effective and daring response. The response decided upon was difficult and full of danger, but the fighters had a strong will in their hearts and a dedication and willingness to sacrifice for Abu Ali Mustafa and the Palestinian revolution.
On Monday afternoon, October 15, Comrades Hamdi Qur’an and Basel Al-Asmar came to the Hyatt Regency hotel in East Jerusalem, carrying with them a small bag containing two guns with silencers.
They went to the reception desk, where Basel al-Asmar gave the desk clerk an Israeli blue identity card in the name of Samer Shehada, one of the group assisting the operation. They paid their room bill and obtained the keys for their hotel room, located on the third floor. Once they arrived, they toured the hotel completely in order to learn its security systems, emergency doors, elevators, and the patterns of customer traffic in the sitting room and other public areas. They went to the eighth floor, where they knew the notorious racist extremist minister Rehavam Ze’evi was staying, Room 816, in order to fully understand the surrounding area and prepare for the operation.
On Tuesday, October 16, they left the hotel in the morning and returned in the afternoon, moving to the fifth floor, three floors away from Ze’evi’s room.
Outside the hotel, the group assisting the operation continued their work on logistics: they rented two cars from Vet Vonto auto rental, including one Kia automobile, hired in the name of Mustafa al-Rimawi from Beit Rima, a small and simple car for rescue and guard, and one Fiat truck. Comrade Mohammad Rimawi hid a Scorpion machine gun inside the Kia. Later in the afternoon, they traveled in the car, practicing their escape route, and scouting other potential withdrawal routes to be used if necessary. The rest of the team working on the operation prepared the apartment at which the fighters would hide following the operation, at the house of Saleh Elwy in Al-Ezareia.
Other comrades hid guns, bombs, explosives and other military weapons, in order to use them in case of an emergency, the failure of the operation or any other unforeseen difficulties. They prepared for open confrontation in east Jerusalem if necessary.
On Wednesday morning, October 17, comrades Hamdi and Basel awakened early and re-checked their weapons before heading to the hotel dining room, where they watched Ze’evi and his family eating breakfast. Hamdi and Basel went to the eighth floor to wait for Ze’evi’s return to his hotel room. After 7 a.m., Ze’evi left the dining room and headed to his hotel room to retrieve his bag. Hamdi called out to him with his nickname, “Ghandi!”
This was the last word he heard, from the mouth of this great fighter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Ze’eviturned his back on Hamdi, who shot three bullets from his gun, bullets full of the anger and pain of the entire Palestinian people.
This was the first time a Zionist minister had been killed by the forces of the Palestinian revolution, at the hand of the PFLP. After being certain of Ze’evi’s death, Hamdi and Basel took the elevator to the ground floor and quickly left the hotel in the Fiat. Coincidentally, on the elevator, they met Ozi Dayan, who later held a high position of responsibility in the ranks of Israeli security, but they deceived him successfuly and avoided any suspicion. Mohammed al-Rimawi and Saleh Karan traveled in the other car, the Kia, but unfortunately the car broke down in the hotel parking lot. They left the car there, still containing the gun, and took a taxi near the apartment they had prepared at a hideout. Basel and Hamdi also returned securely to their safe houses to deliver their statements of the victory of the operation and the avenging of the assassination of Abu Ali Mustafa.
Comrades Mohammed and Saleh were arrested after pursuit by the Zionist intelligence, and the other comrades involved in the operation hid and protected themselves from the Zionist military, which was, at the time, attacking all of the cities, towns, and villages in the West Bank. The comrades involved in the operation continued to hide successfully from the Zionist intelligence but were seized by the Palestinian Authority “Security forces” under Tawfiq Tirawi in Nablus and Ramallah in February 2002 – Ahed Ghoulmeh, member of the Central Committee who the Zionists described as the leader of the PFLP fighters in the West Bank; Majdi Rimawi, the planner of the operation, and Hamdi Qur’an and Basel al-Asmar, who carried out the operation.
These four men were held by the PA, alongside the General Secretary of the PFLP, Ahmad Sa’adat, in the Muqata’, where they were convicted by a hastily called military court under Israeli threat, and contrary to all Palestinian law. Comrade Hamdi was sentenced to 18 years, Basil to 12 years, Majdi to 8 years, and Ahed to 1 year in PA prison. Under an agreement with Israel, the United States and Britain, the comrades were sent to Jericho prison, alongside Comrade Leader Sa’adat (who had never been tried or convicted), where they were held by the PA under US and British guard until the Zionist military siege of Jericho prison on March 14, 2006.
The comrades were then tried once more in the illegitimate military courts of the occupier; Hamdi was sentenced to two life sentences plus 100 years; Basel to one life sentence plus 20 years; Majdi to one life sentence plus 80 years; and Ahed to a life sentence plus five years. They stand alongside their fellow Palestinian prisoners as brave and proud fighters, heroes of the PFLP and the entire Palestinian people, whose acts of heroism and courage inspire us all to continue to struggle and fight on the path of liberation.

October 17, 2001: The heroic operation

The following summary of the operation of October 17, 2001 was prepared by the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades. We republish it here on the 11th anniversary of that operation in tribute to the valiant fighters and heroes of our people:

Following the assassination of General Secretary Comrade Abu Ali Mustafa on August 29, 2001, the fighters of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine sought an effective and daring response. The response decided upon was difficult and full of danger, but the fighters had a strong will in their hearts and a dedication and willingness to sacrifice for Abu Ali Mustafa and the Palestinian revolution.

On Monday afternoon, October 15, Comrades Hamdi Qur’an and Basel Al-Asmar came to the Hyatt Regency hotel in East Jerusalem, carrying with them a small bag containing two guns with silencers.

They went to the reception desk, where Basel al-Asmar gave the desk clerk an Israeli blue identity card in the name of Samer Shehada, one of the group assisting the operation. They paid their room bill and obtained the keys for their hotel room, located on the third floor. Once they arrived, they toured the hotel completely in order to learn its security systems, emergency doors, elevators, and the patterns of customer traffic in the sitting room and other public areas. They went to the eighth floor, where they knew the notorious racist extremist minister Rehavam Ze’evi was staying, Room 816, in order to fully understand the surrounding area and prepare for the operation.

On Tuesday, October 16, they left the hotel in the morning and returned in the afternoon, moving to the fifth floor, three floors away from Ze’evi’s room.

Outside the hotel, the group assisting the operation continued their work on logistics: they rented two cars from Vet Vonto auto rental, including one Kia automobile, hired in the name of Mustafa al-Rimawi from Beit Rima, a small and simple car for rescue and guard, and one Fiat truck. Comrade Mohammad Rimawi hid a Scorpion machine gun inside the Kia. Later in the afternoon, they traveled in the car, practicing their escape route, and scouting other potential withdrawal routes to be used if necessary. The rest of the team working on the operation prepared the apartment at which the fighters would hide following the operation, at the house of Saleh Elwy in Al-Ezareia.

Other comrades hid guns, bombs, explosives and other military weapons, in order to use them in case of an emergency, the failure of the operation or any other unforeseen difficulties. They prepared for open confrontation in east Jerusalem if necessary.

On Wednesday morning, October 17, comrades Hamdi and Basel awakened early and re-checked their weapons before heading to the hotel dining room, where they watched Ze’evi and his family eating breakfast. Hamdi and Basel went to the eighth floor to wait for Ze’evi’s return to his hotel room. After 7 a.m., Ze’evi left the dining room and headed to his hotel room to retrieve his bag. Hamdi called out to him with his nickname, “Ghandi!”

This was the last word he heard, from the mouth of this great fighter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Ze’eviturned his back on Hamdi, who shot three bullets from his gun, bullets full of the anger and pain of the entire Palestinian people.

This was the first time a Zionist minister had been killed by the forces of the Palestinian revolution, at the hand of the PFLP. After being certain of Ze’evi’s death, Hamdi and Basel took the elevator to the ground floor and quickly left the hotel in the Fiat. Coincidentally, on the elevator, they met Ozi Dayan, who later held a high position of responsibility in the ranks of Israeli security, but they deceived him successfuly and avoided any suspicion. Mohammed al-Rimawi and Saleh Karan traveled in the other car, the Kia, but unfortunately the car broke down in the hotel parking lot. They left the car there, still containing the gun, and took a taxi near the apartment they had prepared at a hideout. Basel and Hamdi also returned securely to their safe houses to deliver their statements of the victory of the operation and the avenging of the assassination of Abu Ali Mustafa.

Comrades Mohammed and Saleh were arrested after pursuit by the Zionist intelligence, and the other comrades involved in the operation hid and protected themselves from the Zionist military, which was, at the time, attacking all of the cities, towns, and villages in the West Bank. The comrades involved in the operation continued to hide successfully from the Zionist intelligence but were seized by the Palestinian Authority “Security forces” under Tawfiq Tirawi in Nablus and Ramallah in February 2002 – Ahed Ghoulmeh, member of the Central Committee who the Zionists described as the leader of the PFLP fighters in the West Bank; Majdi Rimawi, the planner of the operation, and Hamdi Qur’an and Basel al-Asmar, who carried out the operation.

These four men were held by the PA, alongside the General Secretary of the PFLP, Ahmad Sa’adat, in the Muqata’, where they were convicted by a hastily called military court under Israeli threat, and contrary to all Palestinian law. Comrade Hamdi was sentenced to 18 years, Basil to 12 years, Majdi to 8 years, and Ahed to 1 year in PA prison. Under an agreement with Israel, the United States and Britain, the comrades were sent to Jericho prison, alongside Comrade Leader Sa’adat (who had never been tried or convicted), where they were held by the PA under US and British guard until the Zionist military siege of Jericho prison on March 14, 2006.

The comrades were then tried once more in the illegitimate military courts of the occupier; Hamdi was sentenced to two life sentences plus 100 years; Basel to one life sentence plus 20 years; Majdi to one life sentence plus 80 years; and Ahed to a life sentence plus five years. They stand alongside their fellow Palestinian prisoners as brave and proud fighters, heroes of the PFLP and the entire Palestinian people, whose acts of heroism and courage inspire us all to continue to struggle and fight on the path of liberation.

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Zoom Monument to Vadim Papure planned in Russia
In the Russian city of Lipetsk, a fundraiser was announced to establish a monument to Ukrainian communist youth Vadim Papure, who died May 2 during the massacre at the Odessa House of Trade Unions. 
The Central Committee of the Komsomol decided to perpetuate the memory of the youth. According to its head in the Lipetsk region, Sergei Gridneva, Vadim Papura was a member of the Leninist Komsomol of the Ukrainian Communist Party — so they were compelled to act. 
"The Central Committee of the LKSM decided to establish the monument. A fundraising campaign has been announced. The location of the monument will be decided this week at the plenum of our organization, which will be held in Moscow. It would be logical to put it in his native Odessa. But we know what sort of things are happening there, and that this monument could be targeted. Therefore, most likely, the monument will be installed somewhere in Russia, and sometime later, hopefully in Odessa,” said Gridnev in an interview with Lipetsk website gorod48.ru. 
Recall that Komsomol Vadim Papure was only 17 years old on May 2, when the boy was brutalized by a crowd of Nazis after he escaped from the burning Trade Union House. 
http://www.2may.org/
Via Union Borotba (Struggle)

Monument to Vadim Papure planned in Russia

In the Russian city of Lipetsk, a fundraiser was announced to establish a monument to Ukrainian communist youth Vadim Papure, who died May 2 during the massacre at the Odessa House of Trade Unions. 

The Central Committee of the Komsomol decided to perpetuate the memory of the youth. According to its head in the Lipetsk region, Sergei Gridneva, Vadim Papura was a member of the Leninist Komsomol of the Ukrainian Communist Party — so they were compelled to act. 

"The Central Committee of the LKSM decided to establish the monument. A fundraising campaign has been announced. The location of the monument will be decided this week at the plenum of our organization, which will be held in Moscow. It would be logical to put it in his native Odessa. But we know what sort of things are happening there, and that this monument could be targeted. Therefore, most likely, the monument will be installed somewhere in Russia, and sometime later, hopefully in Odessa,” said Gridnev in an interview with Lipetsk website gorod48.ru. 

Recall that Komsomol Vadim Papure was only 17 years old on May 2, when the boy was brutalized by a crowd of Nazis after he escaped from the burning Trade Union House. 

http://www.2may.org/

Via Union Borotba (Struggle)

10.16.14 19

In Ukraine and Donbass, class contradictions come to the fore

By Greg Butterfield

October 8 is the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla, honoring the sacrifice of Latin American communist revolutionary Che Guevara. It is also the date of the founding congress of the Communist Party of the Donetsk People’s Republic, held in the capital city of Donetsk.

About 100 people attended the founding meeting, including parliamentarians, anti-fascist activists, trade unionists and members of the people’s militias, representing an initial 1,000 members.

The Communist Party becomes the first registered political party established in the newly independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics of the Donbass mining region, formerly part of southeastern Ukraine.

The Communist Party of the DNR is headed by Boris Litvinov, who also chairs the Donetsk Supreme Soviet, the young republic’s parliamentary body. At a news conference announcing the party’s founding, Litvinov said it will participate in elections to the Supreme Soviet, currently scheduled to take place on either Nov. 2 or Nov. 9. (Lenta.ru)

The contrast with events in the Ukrainian capital couldn’t be starker. In Kiev, an anti-communist coalition of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists illegally seized power last February with Washington’s support.

The rump parliament there recently supported a proposal by the openly neo-Nazi Svoboda Party to vote Oct. 14 on a measure formally banning “communist ideology” in the former Soviet republic.

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