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Imperialism Changes Guard in Syria

Statement on Events in the Syrian Arab Republic by the Chair of the CC NCPA

The US will not protect you. The US will not safeguard you in their hearts or their laps. The US will put you in their pockets so as to become a bartering tool along with their dollars which they began doing. If you will not prepare yourselves to defend your country then you will become slaves for the Ottomans. No one will protect you except your country. No one will defend you except the Syrian Arab Army

Bashar Al-Assad, President of Syria speaking to YPG fighters, February 2019

All over international media this week was the announcement that US forces would withdraw from Syria, and that Turkish military operations in Syria would then commence. This provoked a furor from all sides of the US political establishment that the US was abandoning its “Kurdish allies”. ‘Rojava’ and the YPG/YPJ militas, long the obscure pet project of some Western anarchists, suddenly became the public darling of all factions US imperialism opposed to Trump. How could this happen?

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Why a Union for Working Communities is Necessary

The Aotearoa Community Union is a new mass organisation of the working class founded by the New Communist Party of Aotearoa to introduce class-oriented mass struggle around the housing crisis. An introductory article on the ACU is reproduced here.

Working people have long recognised that we are stronger united than as individuals. Unions for workers sprung up in factories and other workplaces as the Industrial Revolution not only meant that big communities of workers formed for the first time, but working conditions decreased significantly. For the last couple centuries, labour unions have become an important organisational weapon for the working class to raise our living standards and protect against the greed of the capitalists.

The reality is, however, that we do not only exist in the workplace. In fact, workers have fought hard so that we can ensure that we have a life outside the workplace. Our homes, parks, fields and local shops are such an important part of our lives and what makes us people rather than mindless drones.

The capitalists also exist outside the workplace. They own the businesses we work for and the products of our labour, but they also own the houses that we rent and to a large degree control the communities that we live in through the business associations and local government bodies.

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CC NCPA: NZ Military needs to leave Korea!

Within the last year, incredible steps have been made for the peaceful reunification of Korea. The historic summits between Kim Jong-un, Chairman of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea State Affairs Commission and Workers Party of Korea and Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea highlight the desire within Korea for reunification.

The meetings of Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in with the leaders of the United States, Russia and China in the past year also show renewed support amongst the international community for reunification. What stands in the way of this, one of the most important geo-political issues in the Asia-Pacific since the end of World War Two?

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International Joint Statement on Syria

For the past eight years, the people of Syria have defended their motherland, decisively and heroically. They have manifested a remarkable and honourable resistance, that hasn’t ceased for one moment in these years, despite the unmeasurable suffering they have been dragged into. It has already had its place in the great history of humanity. 

As the following communist and workers’ parties, we denounce in the strongest way possible the imperialist intervention of US and its allies, that has created one of the greatest tragedies of the 21st century. We have no doubt that those who have forced people to live this tragedy for the interests of the big capital, for the profit of the exploiters, they will be accounted for their outrageous barbaric crimes before history. We have no doubt that the enemies of the people will get their dirty, filthy hands out of Syria. 

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