The All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB), inheriting Bolshevik principles of the R.S.D.W.P. -R.S.D.W.P.(b) - A.U.C.P.(b) - of Lenin's policiy in the CPSU, is the highest form of proletarian class organisation, advanced detachment of the working class, acting in unity with the peasantry and labour intelligentsia, standing on the Party's positions for: the gain of political power - overthrowing the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie and establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat, the destruction of private ownership over the instuments and means of production, the revival of the USSR, the further strenghtening of the proletarian interests for the complete victory of socialism and gradual transition to communism. The ideological and theoretical basis of the AUCPB is formed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin, is their doctrine in its creative application and development in modern conditions. The AUCPB is a component of the global communist movement with the aim of communism triumphing over the whole planet.

Sunday, 27 February 2011



Our comrade Alex Denisyuk, member of the AUCPB and one of the organizers of the protests by pensioners in Novosibirsk, has been sentenced to 7 days administrative arrest

Previously, we reported that in Novosibirsk early morning on the day of another “un-sanctioned” by the city mayor, demo at the Regional Administration on Feb. 21, our comrade, AUCPB member Alex Denisyuk - the leader of the organization of the Novosibirsk AUCPB, an activist in the movement for the restoration of unlimited travel for pensioners and people on benefits on public transport and that had been abolished by the Governor Yurchenko, was detained by police and thrown into a police cell, allegedly for "non-payment of a fine to the Road Safety Inspectorate GBDD"

On February 22 at the magistrates court of the Kalinin district of Novosibirsk considered the administrative case against a comrade Alexei Denisyuk.

The court sentenced comrade Alexey Denisyuk for " failing to pay a fine of about 1,500 rubles - to 7-day administrative arrest "! Such inadequate severity of the offense and obviously earlier ordered court decision is nothing but a political reprisal in an attempt to intimidate people protesting against the sudden impoverishment and further deprivation of their social rights, especially - pensioners, under the constant chatter of the president and prime minister about their warm concern for the welfare of people. Such violence will only lead to strengthening of the protest movement. The authorities are themselves rapidly digging their own graves.
People unite against the criminal bourgeois capitalism imposed by the Soviet people counter!
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From the AUCPB Editor

The present Russian regime suffering complete collapse in everything and is beginning to become enraged, crossing over to fascistic methods in counter-acting against the people.
It is preparing legislation to prohibit the activities of communist organizations and communist ideology (as was done under Hitler in Germany at that time).
This is what is being said by the authorities: "In the popular press, our project was called " Destalinization”. This is inaccurate and politically incorrect, though the essence of the project, of course, is in the de-Stalinization and de-communization of Russian public consciousness and of our country itself... As the terrible sin was 70 years of totalitarianism, when the people carried out a revolution, came to power and supported an anti-human, barbaric regime. "<...>" The president raised the question about a legal assessment of the crimes. He said that the political assessment of them is clear as it has been sounded in his speeches and in statements of the State Duma. However, it is not entirely clear on how to develop a legal assessment of the crimes - but this one will need some thinking over."

(Http://novayagazeta.ru/data/2011/gulag47/00.html )

But the protest of the people can not be stopped by any repressive methods. Not everyone can be put in prison! The drastic impoverishment of the people, the catastrophic decline in its standard of living, lawlessness and corruption in all echelons, from the very top, leaves nothing to the people, except to intensify the fight against the existing criminal oligarchic capitalism.
A new socialist revolution is coming! So let us be worthy successors of the glory of our heroic forefathers - the revolutionaries who carried out the Great October Socialist Revolution, our grandfathers, who build socialism and defended it in World War II. We shall still win and continue our glorious Soviet history!




NATO’s plan is to occupy Libya

(Taken from CubaDebate)
OIL became the principal wealth in the hands of the large yankee transnationals; with that source of energy, they had at their disposal an instrument that considerably increased their political power in the world. It was their principal weapon when they decided to simply liquidate the Cuban Revolution as soon as the first, just and sovereign laws were enacted in our homeland: by depriving it of oil.
Current civilization was developed on the basis of this source of energy. Of the nations in this hemisphere it was Venezuela which paid the highest price. The United States made itself the owner of the vast oilfields which nature endowed upon that sister nation.
At the end of the last World War it began to extract large volumes from oilfields in Iran, as well as those of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Arab countries located around them. These came to be the principal suppliers. World consumption rose progressively to the fabulous figure of approximately 80 million barrels per day, including those pumped in U.S. territory, to which gas, hydro-electric and nuclear energy were subsequently added. Up until the beginning of the 20th century coal was the fundamental source of energy that made possible industrial development, before billions of automobiles and engines consuming combustible liquid were produced.
The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, totally unresolved, being endured by humanity: climate change.
When our Revolution arose, Algeria, Libya and Egypt were not as yet oil producers and a large part of the substantial reserves of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and the United Arab Emirates were still to be discovered.
In December of 1951, Libya became the first African country to attain its independence after World War II, during which its territory was the scene of significant battles between German and British troops, bringing fame to Generals Erwin Rommel and Bernard. L. Montgomery.
Total desert covers 95% of its territory. Technology made it possible to find significant fields of excellent quality light oil, currently providing 800 billion barrels per day, and abundant natural gas deposits. Such wealth allowed it to achieve a life expectancy rate of close to 75 years and the highest per capita income in Africa. Its harsh desert is located above an enormous lake of fossil water, equivalent to more than three times the land surface of Cuba, which has made it possible to construct a broad network of fresh water pipes which extends throughout the country.
Libya, which had one million inhabitants upon attaining its independence, now has a population of more than six million.
The Libyan Revolution took place in September 1969. Its principal leader was Muammar al-Gaddafi, a soldier of Bedouin origin who was inspired in his early youth by the ideas of the Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser. Without any doubt, many of his decisions are associated with the changes that came about when, as in Egypt, a weak and corrupt monarchy was overthrown in Libya.
The inhabitants of that country have age-old warrior traditions. It is said that the ancient Libyans formed part of Hannibal’s army when he was at the point of liquidating Ancient Rome with the force that crossed the Alps.
One can be in agreement with Gaddafi or not. The world has been invaded with all kind of news, especially through the mass media. We shall have to wait the time needed to discover precisely how much is truth or lies, or a mix of the events, of all kinds, which, in the midst of chaos, have been taking place in Libya. What is absolutely evident to me is that the government of the United States is totally unconcerned about peace in Libya and will not hesitate to give NATO the order to invade that rich country, possibly in a matter of hours or a few days.
Those who, with perfidious intentions, invented the lie that Gaddafi was headed for Venezuela, as they did yesterday afternoon Sunday, February 20, today received a worthy response from Nicolás Maduro, Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, when he stated textually that he was "voting for the Libyan people, in the exercise of their sovereignty, to find a peaceful solution to their difficulties which will preserve the integrity of the Libyan people and nation, without the interference of imperialism…"
For my part, I cannot imagine the Libyan leader abandoning the country, eluding the responsibilities attributed to him, whether or not this news is partly or totally false.
An honest person will always be against any injustice committed against any nation of the world, and the worst injustice, at this moment, would be to remain silent in the face of the crime that NATO is preparing to commit against the Libyan people.
The chief of that military organization is being urged to do so. This must be condemned!
Fidel Castro Ruz
February 21, 2011
10:14 p.m.
Translated by Granma International

Wednesday, 23 February 2011



The CC AUCPB congratulates the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, veterans of the Armed Forces of the USSR and all Soviet citizens on the 91st anniversary of the formation of the Soviet Armed Forces.
The history of the Workers’-Peasants’ Red Army is an immeasurable part of the history of the Soviet state, the history of the struggle of the proletariat and toiling peasantry under the leadership of the party of Bolsheviks in defence of the achievements of the Great October Socialist Revolution, for the formation of a new socialist society against the forces of internal and foreign counter-revolution.
Up until the end of 1991, the Soviet Armed Forces, equipped with the latest achievements in military science and technology, were a reliable shield against the ambitions of the imperialist aggressors towards unleashing a third world war, a guarantor for the integrity and security of the Soviet state.
They were destroyed, just like the entire Soviet state, not on the basis of weakness, but by the betrayal of the highest echelons of power in the party and state apparatus of the USSR.
With the destruction of the Soviet state and the Soviet Armed Forces, Soviet military science has not suffered defeat, and it will still be in demand in the future, with the destruction of the forces of the temporarily victorious counter-revolution inside the USSR.



21 FEBRUARY Russia, Siberia, Novosibirsk,

On February 21, in Novosibirsk, Siberia, another rally was held outside the regional administration building, demanding the return of unlimited free travel on public transport for pensioners and other people "privileged" on benefits, which were abolished from 1st January this year by governor Yurchenko’s decision. The authorities also this time refused to agree with the organisers on the rally venue, proposing that that the rally been moved from outside the windows of the governor to an uninhabited area at a local library, to where they attempting to send all rallies. Thus, this latest event went ahead without “mayoral consent”. The rally was organized by the "Pensioners – For A Dignified Life" and "Youth - For Veterans Rights”, movements which includes representatives of leftist organizations of Novosibirsk.

In the morning Russian police carried preventive detention of activists of the movement for the restoration of unlimited travel. Leader of the Novosibirsk AUCPB (All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks) Alex Denisyuk was detained and locked up in a cell for not paying fines to the State Road Safety Inspectorate.
Another Novosibirsk politician Igor Lobarev, when leaving his apartment, was met by people identifying themselves as CID officers wanting to take him down to the police station. He managed to escape and locked himself back into his apartment. He was also unable to get to the rally.
The rally was attended by about 400 people. The participants demanded from the Governor the immediate restoration of unlimited travel on public transport and chanted "Disgrace!", "Unlimited travel - to pensioners!" "Yurchenko, come outside, sneaky coward!"
There were also slogans: "Down with the "United Russia" party," “Let’s have socialism," "One solution - revolution!” and "Tunis, Cairo, Novosibirsk!"
A resolution was adopted at the rally, demanding the governor rescind his decision before March 4. Another rally is planned for March 4 in the same place, notice of which has been filed to the mayor's office.
By the end of the rally, police had arrested and detained several protesters. Protocols on administrative violations were drawn up on all of them for - participation in an rally without Mayoral consent.


Tuesday, 22 February 2011



The arch-reactionary bourgeois ruling clique of Russia is once again on its heinous conspiracy to eliminate the Lenin Mausoleum on Red Square in Moscow, and remove the embalmed body of Lenin, the great leader of the proletariat and the architect of the October Revolution. These rulers are the fitting successors of the former Soviet revisionist leadership of Russia, who, in collusion with the imperialist powers, staged the counter-revolution and brought about to the destruction of the socialist state - the USSR.

The present rulers have "consolidated" capitalism in Russia, ruthlessly exploiting the Russian people. Capitalist Russia is a willing partner of the imperialist camp. But the ruling class is mortally afraid of a resurgence of the revolutionary movement in Russia, and it is this fear complex that is goaded it to remove the symbol of the revolutionary struggle from the public eye.
Lenin was not only the leader of the Russian people. Throughout the world, where people have been struggling against imperialism, against capitalist oppression and exploitation, Lenin has been the inspiration of their struggle, has been their leader. We express our strongest condemnation of attempts to remove Lenin's mausoleum and encourage the freedom-loving people around the world to raise their voice of protest, to mobilize world public opinion, to organize movements to foil this heinous conspiracy.


Manik Mukherjee
Member of the Politburo of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (communist)

Nina Chapagain
Member of the Politburo, the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

The General Secretary of the Socialist Party of Bangladesh

Mubinul Hyder Chowdhury
Central Committee member, the Socialist Party of Bangladesh

Sara Flounders, Deirdre Griswold
Members of the Secretariat, the World Workers Party, USA

Nina Andreeva
General Secretary, All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks, (AUCPB) Russia

E. Thambaiah
International organizer, the New Democratic Marxist-Leninist Party, Sri Lanka

Paolo Babin
CARC Party, Italy

Dr. Mazen Hanna
General Secretary, Jordanian Workers’ Communist Party


15.02.2011 06:39

On the morning of 9th August 1942, the troops of the Wehrmacht entered Krasnodar, in August there were gas vans, killing 7000 people, and during the occupation – 13000 killed. On the Day of Liberation of Krasnodar there proudly flew the Red Flag on top of the building of the Regional Committee of the Party, mounted by warriors of the charging Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant M.A. Krapiva. The city lay in ruins, the Nazis blew up the best buildings and enterprises before they fled. Krasnodar was among the 15 cities most affected by WWII. Today in Krasnodar live 75 people who participated in the liberation of the city. Among them: Anna Nikolaevna Svezhakova, gunners Vladimir Ilyich Biryukov and Arseny GerasimovichVasilevsky, bomber pilot Gennady Paschevsky, infantryman Nikolai Petrovich Dubinin, anti-aircraft gunner Maria Prokofyevna Kopaneva, Political Officer Petr Pavlovich. Alekseenko, Nikolai Grigoryevich Detkov (he is now 90 years old), Gregory Bulgakov - Sapper, cleared Krasnodar from mines, now an artist, and others.
Krasnodar was liberated under the command of Major-General I.P. Rosly - the commander of the 46th Army, 40-th separate motorized infantry brigade under the command of Major-General N. Tseplyakov, the 9th Mountain Division under the command of Colonel M.V. Evstigneev, the 31th Infantry Division, commanded by P.K. Bogdanovich,
Heavy fighting took place in the area of a farm named after Lenin, Pashkovsky bridge and Kozhzavod. The Germans fought desperately, as a result did not withstand the Soveiet onslaught and fled towards the village of Elizavetenskoy. The Soviet Army on Feb. 12, 1943 with the victory entered the city, where residents greeted the soldiers with glee, and were given bread and salt.
Now on the Liberation Day of Krasnodar from the German fascist yoke, on February 12, in the city, rallies were held, together with pickets by the eternal flame, and the monument to Marshal Zhukov and the Soldier-Liberator.
The Krasnodar AUCPB organization took an active part in the events dedicated to this memorable date.
NA Tyutyunnikov, secretary of the Regional Committee of the AUCPB




18.02.2011 20:27

Events surrounding the Glodeni sugar factory, where the workers have for already a year an a half have been struggling for wages, have been developing ever more dramatically.
The stored at the plant 2500 tons of sugar is the last liquid asset of its bankrupt owner, the company, SA Glodeni-Zahar, and the last hope for workers to receive money owed to them. That's why people are on a round-the clock vigil at the warehouse doors to block access to the warehouse and prevent the illegal removal and sale of the sugar.
On the night of 16 to 17 February, at about 2 am, ten unknown individuals with their faces concealed face, opened the railway gates of the company, and took away with them 12 wagons loaded with sugar. Workers who carried out the blockade vigil of the plant, were in the minority and could not stop them. After that, the same unknown persons tried to open the gates of the road transport exit to get three vans loaded with sugar out, but the workers in desperation, ran under the wheels of trucks and were able to stop them. (For more information on the site IUF, visit : http://iuf.ru/1/1026.html )

Please urgently send a letter to the Moldovan authorities http://www.iuf.org/cgi-bin/campaigns/show_campaign.cgi?c=557 with a demand to intervene! Workers are demanding pay their wages since July 2009 and to stop the prosecution of his trade union leaders for organizing a blockade of the plant.

Friday, 18 February 2011



Pyongyang, February 17 (KCNA) -- Russian newspapers gave special write-ups to the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il.
The 2nd issue of Raboche-Krestiyanskaya Pravda carried an article titled "The Democratic People′s Republic of Korea" together with a portrait of the leader.
The article said that under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il the DPRK is confidently advancing toward a thriving nation despite all ordeals and challenges.
The course of building socialism in the DPRK proves that even a small country can defend its dignity and develop when it relies on its own strength, it said.
Kim Jong Il is leading to victory the general offensive for the improvement of the people′s living standard while shattering the imperialists′ anti-DPRK moves with his iron will, matchless grit and ever-changing tactics, it noted.
The 2nd issue of Serp I Molot carried a photo of the leader acknowledging the cheering crowd. It also carried an article praising the feats he performed to turn the DPRK into a politico-ideological and military power with his Songun revolutionary leadership






A warning action – a short stopping of lorry transport across the entire territory of Russia is taking place, in protest at long-distance lorry drivers having to pay thousands of rubles to re-fuel their truck in one go. Their patience is running out over this. Some driver-owners have had to take out loans to cover costs, and have been unable to pay back the money they owe. The rising fuel cost is threatening to take them out of business. Drivers have being paying less for stolen diesel, at 20 rubles a litre, especially around Moscow, but that loophole is being closed off. There then awaits a social explosion.

On 17th February, Russian trade unions held a picket outside the Mexican embassy in Moscow in protest against violations of workers’ rights in Mexico. The picket was held for about an hour and a letter handed into the embassy with the demands of the international trade union movement. The maximum number of people allowed to stand and show solidarity with the Mexican workers was ten. Despite the freezing minus 20 temperature, nearly twice that number of people turned up. The police on duty said that no more than 10 people at once could stand and demonstrate and insisted that demonstrators replaced one another in front of the embassy to keep the number at 10. The protestors held a banner with the words “Mexico is anti-union territory”. The level of anti-union repression in Mexico is equal to that of South Korea. In South Korea, each year trade union activists are subjected to brutal suppression and strike are suppressed by police and the army. The labour legislation violated international standards, especially regarding the question of freedom of association.
The picket was held in the framework of global days of action for trade union rights in Mexico 14- 19 February.
We recall that the IMF, ICEM, ITF and UNI are calling on affiliates to take action from February 14 until and as close as possible to the fifth anniversary of the Pasta de Chonchos tragedy on February 19.
The demands are
1:Hold employer and government officials accountable for the Pasta de Chonchos mine explosion that killed 65 miners on February 19, 2006,

2. Abolish systemic violation of workers’ freedom of association,

3. End the use of force by the state or private parties to repress workers’ legitimate demands for democratic unions, better conditions, etc,

4. End the campaign of political persecution against the Mexican Miner’s Union and Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union.

More details can be found via these links




Workers of company AO “Zelestroi” did not turn up for work on Wednesday and went on strike in connection with unpaid wages for the past 5 months. The director puts this down to having to pay off debts taking out for buying special equipment, but stated he is trying to obtain further money in order to pay off the 365 workers’ wage arrears next week. The workers have stated they will not return to work until all the wages have been paid up to date. Total sum owing amounts to 60 million tenge ( roughly £ 270 000)



Workers at “Donelectroavtotrans” tram depot stated they have not received any wages since November 2010. “We have been demanding our wages from management. The only thing we have got out of them is a pledge to us that whoever decides to protest and call for strike action will be sacked,” said one tram driver form route No1 Lyubov Korobova. Director of the depot Vladimir Zakharov declined to comment on the situation. Conductors get paid around 1500 UAN (Ukrainian currency) and trams drivers, around 2000- 2200 UAN. This is not the first time it has happened. In August 2010, violations in payment of wages were recorded after local labour inspectors checked the depot. At the time, the local authorities declared that the documents concerning this were handed in to the local prosecutor office, but since then, there has been no information on the case from them.

The rector of Moscow State University (Press) (MGUP) Alexander Tsyganenko has been forced to resign from office, said one of the activists who oppose the policy of the rector, with reference to the Ministry of Education and Science.
According to Artem Khromov, activists welcomed the resignation of the rector, but they want fundamental change in university policy on students and teachers. "The main thing is that we need to carry on the fight. If someone from the administration is appointed as rector, and will insist on reform, it will not bring anything good. We have to democratize the learning process so that students and the lecturers can participate in the selection of the rector, who will restore the school, and not destroy it", - said Khromov.
For more than 1,5 years sa group of students and teachers of have been fighting MGUP for the resignation of the rector
They accused the rector of a change in the educational process, in particular, raising tuition fees, dismissal of protesting teachers and applying pressure on students. In December, an indefinite strike began, demanding the resignation of the rector – it was attended by 350 students and 30 lecturers.

Since 29 December last year, when pensioners picketed the Novosibirsk city government administration building demanding the governor to cancel the decision to limit the unlimited travel on public transport to 30 rides a month on public transport, the Novosibirsk city mayor is refusing to negotiate and agree with the organizers on where to hold future pickets (and proposing that they picket not the governor but the city library – the State Public Scientific Technology Library), and law enforcement bodies after each picket will draw up a protocol of "administrative violations". There were three "unauthorized" picket -on 29 December 2010, 21 January and 4 February 2011. A notification has been made for a rally at the same place on February 21, but the mayor's office also refused to agree on allowing it. The organizers of the pickets, in turn, have taken legal action against the mayor on the grounds of his action being illegal. At this moment, awaiting trial are 7 administrative cases are and 2 civil cases of citizens.
Administrative proceedings are being instituted against the following people:

V.I. Sukharev, a pensioner, organizer of the picket on 29 December (the hearing will be held Feb. 16 in Central Court). Tel.: 256-09-16

A.V. Mikheev, pensioner, an organizer of the picket on January 21 (meeting will be held on February 17 , Magistrate Judge Central District). Tel.: 260-36-57

O.M. Mazepo, , organizer of the picket on 21 January, case moved to the Leninsky court. Tel.: 353-31-06

I.V. Lobar, the organizer of the picket on 29 December and picketer on January 21, the two cases in the Sovietsky court, 17 and 18 February ;

A.V. Denisyuk, organizer of the rally on February 4, the hearing will be held on March 4 in Central Court. Tel.: 375-09-05

L.N. Anufrieva, pensioner, an organizer of the picket on February 4, the hearing in Central Court postponed.
Tel. for inquiries: 375-09-05

Municipality Of Novosibirsk To Assist Those Who Are "Really Need" More Than 30 Free Trips On Public Transport

10 Feb - The mayor of Novosibirsk, Vladimir Gorodetsky has signed an order for social benefits to be paid out to (as earlier pledged) pensioners who need to use public transport more than 30 times a month.

More than 190 thousand people use discounted travel on public transport in Novosibirsk. The mayor ordered that from 01 January 2011 this be applied to only 66 thousand people. Under pressure from protesting pensioners, the mayor was forced to back down, by saying "the Municipality of Novosibirsk, understanding the complexity of the situation, is trying to respond to the complaints of citizens and veterans' organizations.” Hotlines have now been set up to individually ‘means test’ pensioners illegible for “targeted assistance” And again, there is a lot of form filling (similar to the DWP system in Britain).

FEB 14 - RUSSIA – NOVOSIBIRSK- Outside the building of the Government of Novosibirsk- a series of pickets by residents of Iskitimsky district were held in protest against the persecution of a mother of a local MP by the local administration.
From 12:00 at the Administration building- a series of pickets by residents Iskitimsky district takes place against the persecution by the administration of the mother of a local MP.
On Monday, February 14, from 12-00 to 14-00 a of series of pickets around the Administration of Novosibirsk region.
January 31, 2011 Housing office "Agralesovskoe" disconnected without warning cold water to the home of disabled pensioner Vera Constantinovna Savina in the village of Berd, Iskitimsky district.
The company refers to an absence of a water contract, but the water charges have been paid to them on a regular basis since 2003 - the date of acquisition by Savina of the site with a water supply. The villagers can not get a response from management of the housing utilities department, about when water be connected the, although the contract is from February 4, 2011. As the villagers say, the many new grounds for water non-connection have been named – i.e. that "the house has not been used ", or there is a “rule” that says "you need to put a metre in the well to count the cost of water, etc etc.
In fact, the villagers suspect that the "repression" is associated with her son Constantine Savina, who was in 2010 elected to the Michurinsky village council, and regularly defends the rights of the villagers against the administration of Iskitimsky district.
Local residents, expressing solidarity with the victim, together with her go to pickets with an appeal to the governor, one after another.
In the meantime, the person with disabilities is living without water.
Person to contact: 8-913-941-0576 Vera Constantinovich Savina



CAIRO, Feb. 14. Itar-Tass. The army of Egypt today called for all who are still in downtown Cairo in Tahrir Square, to stop the protest, to clear the area and return to work. Military police in the "red berets" surrounded the area, trying to squeeze out the last of the demonstrators. According to available information, these people were given half an hour to get away from Tahrir square.

Within an hour of the Supreme Council of the armed forces was to come up with another statement in which, it "warns protesters of fomenting violent actions ."

On the eve of an attempt to dislodge the protestors and the army clashed, and once again paralyzed the central square of Egypt. Military police intended to disperse the camp, but encountered fierce resistance from the protesters.

Egypt's army has warned its citizens of non-continuation of the protests. It is said in a statement released today by the Supreme Council of the armed forces of Egypt under the number "5". It provides, inter alia, states that " any unauthorized performances are now considered illegal . "
" Under present conditions to continue the demonstrations and protests will have extremely negative consequences - the army spokesman said Ismail Othman. - It will be bad for the economy, and for Egyptians . "

From AUCPB editorial board. The army of Egypt is the largest Egyptian tycoon and is not going to part with its wealth. The true owners of the army of Egypt is the United States. Under Mubarak, the army was maintained by the U.S. and has been "stuffed" with the U.S. military advisors, trainers and agents of the CIA, together with U.S. dollars

(Comment from FB-AUCPB - People were finding it quite strange if not amusing to hear people talking about the Egyptian army “being on the side of the protestors”. Is it really? We don’t seem to think so.)


In Moscow on 14 February from 19:00 to 20:00 hours on Pushkin Square, a rally of solidarity with Urusov took place
Urusov is a new type of political prisoner in Russia's recent history: a worker leader who was able to organize a trade union organization in the remote (Sahka) Yakutsk village of Udachny, and yet paid the price for this by losing his freedom. Since June 2009, the union leader, having risked conflict with the larger diamond company ALROSA, is now behind bars. (FB-comment - ALROSA was a large Soviet state owned company called “Yakutalmaz” until it was stolen from the Soviet people by pro-U.S. zionist puppet Boris Yelstin and his mafia bandits in 1992 and renamed ALROSA).
Despite the fact that the previous court's decision was overturned by the Supreme Court, Udachny court affirmed its earlier decision, and again, Urusov was sentenced to 6 years in prison. The court decision sparked strong reaction among trade unions and rights defenders. But despite the protests around the world, Urusov remains in custody.

All articles and materials on Urusov

Urusov in 2007, created a workers' union in the diamond mining company Alrosa (Yakutia). In the first months of the organization, it in took over 1000 people. The workers demanded better working conditions and eliminate debt for unpaid overtime. August 25, 2008 they had declared a hunger strike. Aug. 27, after reaching an agreement on the establishment of a conciliation commission, the protest was suspended. The Commission began work, but on Sept. 3, 2008 Urusov was arrested by the Drug Control Squad at the front door of his house.
In Urusova home, 70 grams of drugs were "confiscated", and not by someone else, but by the head of the Mirny (Drug Control Squad) S. Rudov, and was not too lazy to travel over 600 km to get Urusov.
Urusov himself in a statement handed to a lawyer, described his arrest as a kidnapping with beatings and threats. He was forced to sign a confession or be killed: "Either die here in the woods, or sign and stay alive."
December 29, 2008 Mirninsky g.Udachnogo District Court presided by Judge Guseva Y. Urusov Valentin Yakovlevich was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in a penal colony and 100 000 rubles penalty according to article 228 part 2 of the Criminal Code.
May 12, 2009 Supreme Court of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), overturned the conviction of the Mirny district court with respect to trade union activist Urusov
He was released from custody at the courthouse.
But on May 26 Mirny district court again sentenced him to imprisonment. The sentence was reduced to 5 years after re-appeal.
Meanwhile, in January-March 2009, all union activists at the company Alrosa have been laid off and entered onto a" black list ".
Currently Urusov serving his sentence in a penal colony № 7 general regime of the village Tabago (Yakutia).
Source: Trade unions today



The large Arab revolution continues to gain momentum. On the background of recent developments in Egypt have intensified riots in Yemen and Algeria (Bahrain and others). Inspired by the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, several hundred protesters gathered in the center of Sana'a and marched to the Egyptian embassy, demanding the resignation of another political longevity - Yemeni President Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power since 1978.

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh postponed his visit to the United States against the backdrop of protests taking place in his country. The visit will take place in late February. They noted that the official reason for this decision was "the situation in the region, sharply reacting to the events in Egypt.”
The last major demonstration in Yemen took place on February 4 in Al-Mukalla - the administrative center of the province of Hadramout. The rally ended with the death of four people, when police used live ammunition to disperse the crowd of protesters who called for independence of the southern part of Yemen.
"Soviet Russia" [15/02/2011]



With the book cover in colour format, a new book has been published, entitled "Where Stalin is, there is victory", prepared by the Izhevsk AUCPB organization. The publication focuses on the role of J.V. Stalin in the Great Patriotic War.
The book "Where Stalin is, there is victory" outlines a series of little-known or forgotten episodes of World War II, and is directly related to the work J.V. Stalin. In the text, facts are not ignored regarding the role of Stalin in the guerrilla movement, and facts relating to the fate of Yakov Dzhugashvili and Leonid Khrushchev. The work examines the question of the real, not imaginary against relationship and attitude of Stalin towards the Soviet soldiers and officers who had been held in German captivity. The false version of the so-called “Katyn affair” is refuted.
The book contains facts about who was the initiator of the operations to surround the German forces at Stalingrad. In addition, there is analyzed a completely unexplored question related to the activities of Stalin as the leader of the Soviet logistic industry (the rear). And finally, the book assesses J.V. Stalin, as Supreme Commander.
The author relies not only upon the sources of the end of the 20th or the beginning of 21st century, but also on the documents of the 1940-s and 1950-s. Moreover, archival material and the memories of many Soviet military leaders - the heroes of the Great Patriotic War are used.
In this work can be found little-known speeches of Stalin during the war, on foreign policy, as well as on the problems of the Army and rear.
The price of the book – is 190 rubles (Approx U.S. $ 6.00). It can be obtained on request, posted to: RUSSIA, 426034, Ижевск, а\я 3474. Books will be sent by C.O.D. The buyer should give their name and address where to send the book.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

69th Birthday of Kim Jong Il

February 16 - Birthday of DPRK leader Kim Jong Il

On February 16, Korean people celebrate the Birthday of the General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Jong Il - Chairman of the National Defence Committtion of the DPRK, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the DPRK.

We congratulate Great Kim Jong Il on his birthday and in his name, the entire Korean people on this auspicious occasion.

The years of leadership in the DPRK by Kim Jong Il have been historically the most difficult because of the sharp aggravation of the crisis of world imperialism and attempts by the hawks in the U.S. and world governments to ignite the fire of nuclear war, where only is provided such an opportunity - anywhere in the world, because the globe is actually declared a U.S. "zone of their vital interests."

The severe economic blockade the DPRK, declared by the United States, throughout the life of a young socialist country, the despicable and heinous false propaganda of the world against the DPRK, the South Korean leaders incitement to exacerbate relations with the DPRK, to prevent reunification of the nation - all this is only a few strokes of the fierce political and diplomatic struggle that is constantly engaged by the DPRK government under the leadership of their glorious leader Kim Jong Il, who, like the fairy tale horse Chollima, skillfully overcoming all the obstacles erected in the path of of the DPRK, swiftly and confidently leading the country to a brighter future of prosperity of a socialist highly developed nation.

More than half a century of socialist construction in the DPRK clearly demonstrated that even a small country can live and thrive completely isolated from the world, relying solely on its own strength. (Russian President Medvedev can not imagine Russia without foreign props, as he stated in Mumbai (India) in December 2010. An example of building socialism in the Soviet economy on its own without the help of the West, Medvedev cannot comprehend. He seems according to passed especially recently, laws and reforms, set to the break up all that is left of socialism, even though at the expense of the remaining, of what we exist on now. The reality of modern Russia personally confirms that the activities of the Russian authorities are aimed at the destruction of Russia, rather than creation – and with the advice and the applause of the United States.)

The permanent increase in the level of public education in the DPRK and as a result - the growth of scientific and technological potential of the country (cadres decide everything!), the introduction into operation of enterprises using the latest modern technologies developed by scientists of the DPRK, a grand building of housing, the rapid development of health, development of various sectors in agriculture with only 20% of land fit for this, mining their own mineral resources, the development of metallurgy, hydropower on small rivers and much, much more evidence of self-sufficiency of resources for accelerated economic development of the DPRK and the full independence and autonomy of politics and economy of the DPRK.

The whole world held its breath, following in December the situation on the Korean peninsula, around which at the end of 2010, the United States have focused hitherto on an unknown quantity of modern naval and air forces, military exercises by provoking the DPRK to retaliatory action in the direction of a nuclear War. The world was on the brink. But the iron will, steel restraint and the highest intelligence of Great Kim Jong Il prevented the development of such a desirable scenario of action for the U.S.. In the military exercises, the United States, "intimidating the DPRK”, together with Japan and South Korea's territorial waters near the DPRK have been involved a great variety of military equipment of all arms and military units conceivable – it is a wonder how so many could even fit on such a small area of water and land.

Today, rejecting any kind of grievance, and looking at the facts of misconduct by the leadership of South Korea, the false and unproven, and refutation by facts of the charges, the DPRK, is persistently offering to resolve all issues through diplomatic channels, inviting all sides in South Korean parties and organizations to participate in joint talks. But the USA and their kept woman South Korea does not want this. South Korea demands DPRK full disarmament under the dictate of the U.S., ignoring the obvious, that the number of U.S. nuclear warheads stockpiled are thousands of times greater than available in the DPRK in service. Disarming the DPRK under present conditions means to leave the country defenseless against clashing teeth mad and crazed from blood of a predator - the United States. Everyone knows the truth: the DPRK's nuclear capability is the only true deterrent for today aggressor and thereby preservation of peace in Northeast Asia.

The New Year joint editorial in 3 major newspapers in the DPRK Korea - the party, military and youth papers- offers tremendous prospects for further development and accelerated growth of the people's welfare. 2010 was a year of beginning the era of great uplift, high enthusiasm and achievement of significant success in all sectors of the economy and national defense.

Question number one in the near future - the accelerated development of light industry and food processing to meet the increased demand of the population.

2011 is planned to be the year of a general offensive , in which will see even more powerful development of all sectors of the economy, improving people's lives and committing a decisive turning point in building a prosperous nation. And of course, the leader and mastermind of the revolutionary movement was and remains the country's leader Kim Jong Il. His motto - " We need faith in the victory to make continuous progress, to make continuous advancement and quickly bring a bright tomorrow, and a prosperous nation."

We the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks (AUCPB), wish the hardworking heroic Korean people success in achieving thr ambitious objectives of socialist construction. To Esteemed Comrade Kim Jong Il on his birthday we want to wish - good health, inexhaustible energy and great strength of spirit to defeat the intrigues and provocations of U.S. imperialism.

There is no force in the world capable of turning back the history of the DPRK! Forward Only! Towards the shining heights of a highly prosperous socialist state united nation!


On the occasion of the birthday of Kim Jong Il, to Pyongyang and addressed to the General Secretary of the WPK from the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Central Committee of the AUCPB Comrade Andreeeva, a congratulatory telegram has been sent.


The Revolutionary Rebellion in Egypt
In this Reflection article the leader of the Cuban Revolution writes that after 18 days of intense struggle, the Egyptian people achieved an important objective: overthrowing the main ally of the United States in the heart of the Arab world

Several days ago I said that Mubarak’s fate was sealed and that not even Obama was able to save him.

The world knows about what is happening in the Middle East. News spreads at mind-boggling speed. Politicians barely have enough time to read the dispatches arriving hour after hour. Everyone is aware of the importance of what is happening over there.

After 18 days of tough struggle, the Egyptian people achieved an important objective: overthrowing the main United States ally in the heart of the Arab nations. Mubarak was oppressing and pillaging his own people, he was an enemy to the Palestinians and an accomplice of Israel, the sixth nuclear power on the planet, associated with the war-mongering NATO group.

The Armed Forces of Egypt, under the command of Gamal Abdel Nasser, had thrown overboard a submissive King and created a Republic which, with the support of the USSR, defended its Homeland from the Franco-British and Israeli invasion of 1956 and preserved its ownership of the Suez Canal and the independence of its ancient nation.

For that reason, Egypt had a high degree of prestige in the Third World. Nasser was well-known as one of the most outstanding leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement, in whose creation he took part along with other well-known leaders of Asia, Africa and Oceania who were struggling for national liberation and for the political and economic independence of the former colonies.

Egypt always enjoyed the support and respect of that international organization which brings together more than one hundred countries. At this precise time, that sister country is chairing NAM for a corresponding three-year period; and the support of many of its members for the struggle its people are engaged in today is a given.

What was the significance of the Camp David Agreements, and why do the heroic Palestinian people so arduously defend their most essential rights?

At Camp David ―with the mediation of then-President of the United States Jimmy Carter―, Egyptian leader Anwar el-Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin signed the famous treaties between Egypt and Israel.

It is said that secret talks went on for 12 days and on September 17th of 1978 they signed two important treaties: one in reference to peace between Egypt and Israel; the other having to do with the creation of the autonomous territory in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank where, el-Sadat was thinking – and Israel was aware of and sharing the idea –the capital of the State of Palestine would be, and whose existence, as well as that of the State of Israel, was agreed to by the United Nations on November 29, 1947, in the British protectorate of Palestine.

At the end of arduous and complicated talks, Israel agreed to withdraw their troops from Egyptian territory in the Sinai, even though it categorically rejected Palestinian participation in those peace negotiations.

As a product of the first treaty, in the term of one year, Israel reinstated Sinai territory occupied during one of the Arab-Israeli wars back to Egypt.

By virtue of the second agreement, both parties committed to negotiate the creation of the autonomous regime in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The first of these included 5 640 square kilometres of territory and 2.1 million inhabitants; and the second one, 360 square kilometres and 1.5 million inhabitants.

The Arab countries were offended by that treaty where, in their opinion, Egypt had not defended with sufficient energy and resolution a Palestinian State whose right to exist had been the focal point of the battle fought for decades by the Arab States.

Their reactions reached such a level of indignation that many of them broke off their relations with Egypt. Thus, the United Nations Resolution of November 1947 was erased from the map. The autonomous body was never created and thus the Palestinians were deprived of their right to exist as an independent state; that is the origin of the never-ending tragedy they are living in and which should have been resolved more than three decades ago.

The Arab population of Palestine are victims of genocidal actions; their lands are confiscated or deprived of water supplies in the semi-desert areas and their homes are destroyed with heavy wrecking equipment. In the Gaza Strip a million and a half people are regularly being attacked with explosive projectiles, live phosphorus and booby-trap bombs. The Gaza Strip lands are being blockaded by land and by sea. Why are the Camp David agreements being talked about to such a degree while nobody mentions Palestine?

The United States is supplying the most modern and sophisticated weaponry to Israel to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Egypt, an Arab country, was turned into the second receiver of US weapons. To fight against whom? Another Arab country? Against the very Egyptian people?

When the population was asking for respect for their most basic rights and the resignation of a president whose policy consisted of exploiting and pillaging his own people, the repressive forces trained by the US did not hesitate for a second in shooting at them, killing hundreds and wounding thousands.

When the Egyptian people were awaiting explanations from the government of their own country, the answers were coming from senior officials of the United States intelligence or government bodies, without any respect for Egyptian officials.

Could it possibly be that the leaders of the United States and their intelligence agencies knew nothing at all about the colossal thefts perpetrated by the Mubarak government?

Before the people were to protest en masse from Tahrir Square, neither the government officials nor the United States intelligence bodies were uttering one single word about the privileges and outrageous thefts of billions of dollars.

It would be a mistake to imagine that the people’s revolutionary movement in Egypt theoretically obeys a reaction to violations on their most elementary rights. Peoples do not defy repression and death, nor do they remain for nights on end protesting energetically, just because of merely formal matters. They do this when their legal and material rights are being mercilessly sacrificed to the insatiable demands of corrupt politicians and the national and international circles looting the country.

The poverty rate was now affecting the vast majority of a militant people, young and patriotic, with their dignity, culture and beliefs being trampled.

How was the unstoppable increase of food prices to be reconciled with the dozens of billions of dollars that were being attributed to President Mubarak and to the privileged sectors of the government and society?

It’s not enough now that we find out how much these come to; we must demand they be returned to the country.

Obama is being affected by the events in Egypt; he acts, or seems to act, as if he were the master of the planet. The Egyptian affair seems to be his business. He is constantly on the telephone, talking to the leaders of other countries.

The EFE Agency, for example, states: “...I spoke to the British Prime Minister David Cameron; King Abdala II of Jordan, and with the Turkish prime minister, the moderate Muslim Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”

“...the president of the United States assessed the ‘historical changes’ that the Egyptians have been promoting and he reaffirmed his admiration for their efforts ...”.

The principal US news agency, AP, is broadcasting some reasoning that we should pay attention to:

“The US is asking Middle Eastern leaders leaning towards the West, who are friendly with Israel and willing to cooperate in the fight against Islamic extremism at the same time they are protecting human rights.”

“...Barack Obama has put forward a list of ideal requisites that are impossible to satisfy after the fall of two allies of Washington in Egypt and Tunisia in popular revolts that, according to experts, shall sweep the region.”

“There is no hope within this dream scenario and it’s very difficult for one to appear soon. Partially this is due to the fact that in the last 40 years, the US has sacrificed the noble ideals of human rights, that it so espouses, for stability, continuity and oil in one of the most volatile regions of the world.”

“‘Egypt will never be the same’, Obama said on Friday after praising the departure of Hosni Mubarak.”

“In the midst of their peaceful protests, Obama stated, the Egyptians ‘will change their country and the world’.

“Even as restlessness persists among the various Arab governments, the elite entrenched in Egypt and Tunisia has not shown signs of being willing to hand over the power or their vast economic influence that they have been holding.”

“The Obama government has insisted that the change should not be one of ‘personalities’. The US government set this position since President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunis in January, one day after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned the Arab rulers in a speech in Qatar that without reform the foundations of their countries ‘would sink in the sand’.”

People don’t appear to be very docile in Tahrir Square.

Europe Press recounts:

“Thousands of demonstrators have arrived in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of mobilizations that caused the resignation of the president of the country, Hosni Mubarak, to reinforce those continuing in that location, despite the efforts of the military police to remove them, according to information from the BBC.

“The BBC correspondent stationed in the downtown square of Cairo has assured us that the army is appearing to be indecisive in the face of the arrival of new demonstrators ...”

“The ‘hard core’ [...] is located on one of the corners of the square. [...] they have decided to stay in Tahrir [...] in order to make certain all their claims are being met.”

Despite what is happening in Egypt, one of the most serious problems being faced by imperialism at this time is the lack of grain as I analyzed in my Reflection on January 19th.

The US uses an important part of the corn it grows and a large percentage of the soy harvest for the production of biofuels. As for Europe, it uses millions of hectares of land for that purpose.

On the other hand, as a consequence of the climate change originated basically by the developed and wealthy countries, a shortage of fresh water and foods compatible with population growth at a pace that would lead to 9 billion inhabitants in a mere 30 years is being created, without the United Nations and the most influential governments on the planet, after the disappointing meeting at Copenhagen and Cancun warning and informing the world about that situation.

We support the Egyptian people and their courageous struggle for their political rights and social justice.

We are not opposed to the people of Israel; we are against the genocide of the Palestinian people and we are for their right to an independent State.

We are not in favour of war, but in favour of peace among all the peoples.

Fidel Castro Ruz
February 13, 2011
9:14 p.m.

Monday, 14 February 2011



Anti-worker practices at South Korean owned auto-parts maker Yura Corps based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The main reasons that prompted the workers to establish trade union cells at south Korean owned Yura Corporation RUS were - low wages, poor working conditions, neglect by management and violation of Russian labour laws.
Lawlessness by management amounts to an actual declaration of war on pregnant women.
Due to the fact that Yura corp is a manufacturer of auto-parts, workers at the company decided to join the existing Inter-regional Trade Union of Automobile Workers (MPRA). Having learned of this, the management began to intimidate employees of the plant by threatening of closure, mass layoffs, and deprivation of bonuses.
In mid-January, the administration of the company held a meeting of the workers’ collective, in order to persuade the employees to leave the MPRA. But the workers almost unanimously voted against that.
Management response to this decision was quick. The next day, they started to call in workers one by one. Some tremble and signed a statement imposed by the administration to withdraw from the union.
Reaction from the media, pressure of solidarity of workers' organizations, the intervention of the district prosecutor's office, forced the management of Yura Corporation to negotiate.
As reported by the chairman of the trade union cell at the company, Victor Makhno, on January 21, district attorney of Kingissepsky district of Leningrad region, Igor Fedorov arrived at the factory.
A meeting took place, attended by Makhno and the CEO of Yura Corporation RUS Lee On Sog. The prosecutor demanded compliance with Russian legislation, which guarantees the right of workers to form unions. This forced the representatives of Korean companies to recognize the union and to refute the rumours of moving the factory and mass layoffs.
Nevertheless, the administration has not yet responded to the key questions - what will be the order of interaction with trade unions and whether or not guarantees will be given to trade unionists about unimpeded trade union work?
MPRA representatives say that as long as the guarantees of trade union activity at Yura corporation will not be legally documented, the union would continue a campaign of solidarity with workers.





Workers gathered outside the Tyurem city administration building, to protest against low wages and working conditions. Talks have been held between the head of admin and the drivers. Pledges have been made to remedy the situation.

The workers have been waiting for wages for over three months.

The situation is complex at YuUF OAO FPK “VAGONNY UCHASTOT ORSK” and made worse due to management banning the entrance of media reporters and TV onto the enterprise.

SOURCE: Orsk.ru
The IMF, ICEM, ITF and UNI are calling on affiliates to take action from February 14 until and as close as possible to the fifth anniversary of the Pasta de Chonchos tragedy on February 19.

Join us in calling on the Mexican government to
1:Hold employer and government officials accountable for the Pasta de Chonchos mine explosion that killed 65 miners on February 19, 2006,

2. Abolish systemic violation of workers’ freedom of association,

3. End the use of force by the state or private parties to repress workers’ legitimate demands for democratic unions, better conditions, etc,

4. End the campaign of political persecution against the Mexican Miner’s Union and Mexican Electrical Workers’ Union.

We ask that you:
Demonstrate and hold meetings at the Mexican embassy or consulate of your own country, deliver letter of protest, petition to the Mexican government, meet with politicians of your own country who may be able to influence Mexican government, seek meetings with investors and clients of these Mexican companies, hold press conferences etc.

See link below to websites with details about this.




Strike action is being planned over potential job losses, with demands for pay rises with a threat to paralyse the entire transport network of Ulan Ude


Since 1 February, bus drivers at “Mag gortrans” went on Italian strike. On the 10 February, they went on full strike where from 130 to 200 employees took part. The drivers are demanding guarantees that there will be no groundless job losses. The city administration has given no firm guarantees that there will no job losses. To start with, a proposal was made to hire out the buses to break the strike, but since the start of the full strike, a decision was made to sell off 63 buses belonging to state owned company “MagGorTrans” into private hands. The buses have been driven away and the drivers left without a job. The strike is now over,
The drivers had came out against privatisation knowing that pay conditions would worsen as well as health and safety.

This is the second picket held by ambulance station workers in Novosibirsk over unbearable working conditions, worn equipment and low wages. Chief of station has been called upon by the workers to resign. It was organised by an independent trade union.

The management of the Zaporozhye metallurgical plant “Zaporizhstal” has decided to make a significant gradual reduction in personnel of the enterprise in 2011.

The Union at Zaporizhstal agreed with the decision to dismiss 30% of company personnel.
"Reducing staff will be conducted in stages. On March 15, notice of dismissal will be issued to 10% of workers, and that will be the first wave of cuts. Frankly, we have a mood of panic in the factory"- said the source.

In the early summer of 2010, it became known that a group of Russian investors, whose interests are represented by VEB and IK “Troika Dialog” became the majority share holder, Zaporizhstal.
Zaporizhstal – is one of the largest Ukrainian metallurgical enterprises. The number of factory workers employed by early 2010 was 19,039 people.


Despite the increased pressure on the union by the employer, on February 7, 2011, workers at the St. Petersburg Heineken brewery again picketed against the spread of temporary agency employment at the enterprise, all the more threatening the normal employment and workers' rights to association.

Since November 2009 the union has been negotiating with the administration LLC affiliate Heineken Brewery, which is part of the parent company and OOO "United Breweries Heineken, trying together with management to develop a conservation program of permanent jobs in the company.

For nearly a year, union and company management have failed to reach agreement on such crucial issues as:
• restricting the use of employees of temporary agencies;
• reduce the employment of temporary workers, and not
a reduction of permanent jobs in a state of decline in production.

On Oct. 18 employees at "Heineken" held a picket, demanding an end to the substitution of the permanent workers by temporary workers. However, the administration ignores them and continues to cut permanent jobs. During the time elapsed since the first picket, more than two dozen employees have been laid off. Therefore, the Brewers are not going to retreat.

The chairman of the primary trade union organizations of workers of "Heineken" in St. Petersburg, Vitaly Morozov:

"For two years, the company have cut more than 300 full-time jobs. Often union activists are the first to go. We do not agree with this situation and will resist the spread of precarious employment and the pressures on our members. All posts relating to production and logistics company's products must be in the hands of the state, and not given to contracting firms. "


9th February - Clashes took place between Greek medics and police in Athens outside parliament building on the day parliamentary debate was underway over health service reforms. Tear gas was used against protestors. No serious injuries reported.



RUSSIA - Novokuznetsk TV reporters do not want to work without wages

February 7, employees at Novokuznetsk City TV, Russia, "Novo-TV" suspend work in protest against unpaid wages.


A mass anti government rally took place in Belgrade. Various sources put the number taking part between 60 to 80 thousand. The rally was held in the city centre in front of parliament demanding early elections. The opposition accuse the government of causing the difficult social-economic situation in the country. One of the leaders of the Serbian Progressive Party, Alexander Buchich declared that after every hour in Serbia, another 44 people become unemployed and the state debt increases by 750 euro. At present in the country, an all out teachers strike has been underway, calling for higher wages.

The head of the Serbian Progressive Party, Tomislav Nicolic warned, that if the government will not listen to the demands for early elections, then from April the opposition would begin a sit-in protest outside parliament. Nicolic accused the ruling coalition of corruption, lies and incompetence, and called on citizens to peacefully and with dignity, make it possible to change the government and put a stop to the country’s destruction.

Friday, 11 February 2011


Pyongyang, February 10 (KCNA) -- The inter-Korean high-level military talks aimed at wiping out the mistrust and hostility and preventing confrontation and clash between the north and the south failed to open after all. The north side delegation to the north-south military talks Wednesday issued a communique laying bare the true nature of the persistent confrontation policy of the south Korean group of traitors as revealed through the inter-Korean dialogue.
According to the communique, preliminary talks for the opening of the full-dress talks took place in Panmunjom on Tuesday and Wednesday. They were adjourned seven times, wasting time, and ended in rupture.
The north side at first proposed "On clarifying a view on the ′Cheonan′ Case and the Yonphyong Island Shelling and defusing military tension on the Korean Peninsula" as the agenda of the high-level military talks.
The puppet forces, however, challenged the proposal by insisting on adopting "Responsible measures over the sinking of ′Cheonan′ by an explosion and the shelling of Yonphyong Island and giving assurances against additional provocations and sincere approach towards denuclearization" as the agenda of the talks.
In the course of the preliminary talks they were at a loss how to deal with the north side′s just compromise suggestion and perfect logic. They unilaterally insisted on adopting "responsible measures" over the above-said incidents and "giving assurances against additional provocations" as the agenda of the talks till the last moment the talks broke down. They thus revealed their sinister intention to use the north-south high-level military talks as another theatre of inter-Korean confrontation.
Meanwhile, they let media float the story that they strongly demanded the north make "apology" for the two incidents and take "responsible measures" over them at the talks.
As for the north side′s proposal for opening the high-level military talks, they came out with an irrelevant proposal for holding the talks between the minister of the People′s Armed Forces and their minister of Defense or those between the chiefs of the General Staff of the two sides, departing from their earlier stand.
When the north side charged that their unilateral attempt to change the level of the talks, given that an agreement was reached on holding high-level military talks, was an abnormal and immoral behavior, they made an unreasonable excuse, saying "a vice-minister of Defense of the south side is not a high-level person in military authority." They thus threw another hurdle in the way of reaching an agreement.
When the north side urged the south side to clinch the discussion of technical procedures, even sitting all night, and open the full-dress talks in 3-4 days at the preliminary talks, they asserted their opening around late in February under the pretext of the January 15th of the lunar calendar, the folk holiday, and the time to prepare for the talks.
They deliberately put off the time for the resumption of the north-south dialogue under this or that pretext, prompted by the foolish calculation that in case late February is fixed as the time for those talks when Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises targeting the north are slated to take place, the responsibility for the rupture of the talks can naturally be shifted onto the north side.
The communique went on: The puppet forces ran the whole gamut of obstructions and finally made the north-south military dialogue abortive though it was arranged with much effort thanks to the DPRK′s proposal for wide-ranging dialogue and negotiations. This was prompted by their sinister scenario to torpedo the processes for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the improvement of the north-south relations and stick to their avowed policy of confrontation against the DPRK to the last.
They responded to the Korean People′s Army′s proposal for the talks not out of their true interest in the dialogue but prompted by their ulterior design to dodge the blame for being an arch criminal going against the wishes of the nation and the trend of the times and link the "Cheonan" incident and the Yonphyong Island shelling incident to the DPRK come what may.
It is the ulterior intention of the group of traitors to reject the north-south dialogue itself, while pretending to be interested in the dialogue, in a bid to bar the six-party talks from being resumed and stem the trend of dialogue of the countries around the Korean Peninsula and keep the phase of confrontation and clash going on. Through this they seek to tone down the public voices at home and abroad demanding them make a switchover in their vicious policy of confrontation towards the DPRK.
The puppet forces did not hesitate to commit hoodlumism unprecedented in the history of the north-south talks. They unilaterally walked out of the conference room, finally turning down the just assertion of the north side for defusing the tensions and refraining from military actions which may be regarded as provocations by each side, and breached even the elementary courtesy of seeing the delegation of the other side off.
The army and people of the DPRK do not feel any need to deal with the group of traitors any longer now that they do not wish to see the north-south relations improved but totally reject the dialogue itself.



08.02.2011 19:26
Military representatives from Seoul and Pyongyang on Feb. 8 began preliminary talks on the preparation of meetings at a higher level. They are designed to soften the atmosphere of confrontation that emerged at the end of 2010, when the DPRK and South Korea exchanged artillery fire in the Yellow Sea.
A preparatory meeting at colonel level, are to take place in the demilitarized zone of Panmunjom in the demilitarised zone and will last several hours. They will agree on the level military talks and the agenda, reports RIA Novosti

Latest talks between DPRK and south Korea ‘collapse’, according to Reuters. During the talks, the south demanded the DPRK admit its role in the shelling of Yeonpyeong and the sinking of the Cheonan. The DPRK repeated that it was not responsible for the sinking of the Cheonan naval vessel, and blamed the Yeonpyeng firing incident on south Korea war drills being conducted in DPRK waters.



08.02.2011 18:14
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 - RIA Novosti. Deployment and modernisation by the United States of a missile defense system does not call into question the effectiveness and viability of the START treaty and is not a reason for withdrawal of Russia from the agreement, say a letter from Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate.
" United States believe that these systems (ABM) do not and will not threaten the strategic balance with Russia. Consequently, the United States can not limit the sovereign rights of the Russian Federation, according to the third paragraph of chapter 14 of the START treaty. The U.S. believe that the continued improvement and the deployment of United States ABM is not a ground for questions about the effectiveness and viability of the START treaty, and will not be grounds to justify withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the agreements , "- he said in a letter to the Senators on Wednesday night.
Earlier during the day Obama signed the agreement on ratification of START.
The U.S. Senate when it ratified the agreement in December 2010 adopted a resolution which requires the U.S. administration's claim that there is no linkage of START and ABM. His letter notified lawmakers on the signing the contract, and formally complied with the lawmakers.


08.02.2011 19:16
Activists of the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Socialist Unity Centre of India, (SUCI) held a rally against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin of Russia in Calcutta on Friday, holding up portraits of the leader of the Socialist Revolution, Vladimir Ilych Lenin.

Thus, thousands of Indian Socialists expressed their sharply negative attitude to the possible burial of Lenin's body, declared the head of the SUCI, Provas Ghosh. During the rally, the Socialists burned the effigy with a portrait of Putin's head instead, reports Reuters .


Tuesday, 8 February 2011




Workers of all countries, unite!

To the Chairman of the PPO LLC “Jura Corporation Rus”
Viktor Nikolaevich Makhnov and all trade union activists

Copy – to the Director-General of LLC “Jura Corporation Rus”

Mr. Lee On Sog


We express our support for the actions of employees at LLC “Jura Corporation Rus”, in forming at the factory, a cell of the independent Interregional Trade Union of Auto Workers. This event serves as an example of an organization of workers and proves that the dream of the capitalists to transform hired employees into a submissive herd of animals is untenable. However, it is obvious that the management of the company can not accept the expression of the class struggle of workers and will try to destroy the union by all available means.
Agreeing with the demands of some political and labour organizations on the recognition of an independent trade union and the ending of pressure on its members, we believe it necessary to note that forcing the bourgeoisie into retreat can only be by an organized and decisive struggle of the working class.
We welcome the growth of class consciousness of the workers of Kingisepp, manifested in the creation of an MPRA cell at "Jura" and hope that the new union will be a unifying and guiding force in their struggle for liberation from exploitation, for a defence of their interests.
Today, at a rally marking the 87 th anniversary since the death of V.I. Lenin, we declare our solidarity with the struggling workers of "Jura Corporation” and support of the actions of the new trade union association in gaining a better social status as dignified working people and not a herd of animals that can be treated like dirt, as well as fighting for improved working conditions. We wish the participants of the trade union and all workers of the "Jura" factory, courage and steadfastness, fortitude and success in the struggle.
"Revolutionary Patriotic Union of Krasnoyarye" :

V.N. Komarov (Movement “Trudovoye Krasnoyarye"),
L.S. Kuznetsov (All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks),
E.A. Postovsky (Russian Communist Workers Party -Revolutionary Communist Party),
E.A. Fatyanova (All-Union Young Guard of Bolsheviks)

Adopted at a meeting on Janaury 21, 2011

City of Krasnoyarsk





On 4 February at 12 noon, a third picket was held outside the Novosibirsk regional administration building in further protest at the decision by the governor Yurchenko to cut unlimited access to public transport to pensioners on benefits to 30 times a month. The organiser of the event was made up of an initiative group of citizens and representatives of social organisations. More than 250 people took part in the demo.
The organisers are going to picket the building on a regular basis until their demands are met, that the governor withdraws his decision to limit access to public transport. The next picket will be held on 21 February at 12 noon at the same place. The organisers propose that significantly more people should turn up the next time, in order to force the authorities to meet the demands of the people.






Organizers of the pensioners’ picket which took place on January 21 in Novosibirsk, Siberia, are standing trial for violation of the sequence for carrying out public events. The same evening, police arrested on suspicion of organising the blocking of the road (Krasny Prospect) by picketers, activist Igor Lobarev, reports Тайга.инфо citing attorney Valentina Demidenko.
According to his lawyer, Lobarev was detained in the evening of January 21, for 48 hours by decision of the chief of militia dept № 1 (central police station) Novosibirsk on charges of organizing the blocking of Krasny Prospect.
We recall that on January 21, about 300 pensioners, protesting against the abolition of benefits for public transport, for a few minutes blocked one of the main streets of the city. Pensioners demanded from the regional governor Vasily Yurchenko a cancelling of his decision, which came into force on January 1 and deprives Novosibirsk pensioners of unlimited travel on public transport. Now they can ride free on public transport only 30 times a month.
Lobarev denies the accusation, asserting that he did not participate in the blocking of the road, and that it happened spontaneously. Lobarev’s lawyer said that the defendant in the police cell declared a hunger strike against his illegal, in his view, detention.
On 23 January, Lobarev told Magistrate Natalia Stupina that he had painful kidneys, with a temperature of 38.1, and asked her to call an ambulance. The judge personally called doctors, and adjourned the session. Emergency teams recorded Lobarev’s state of medium gravity (apparently in connection with the aggravation of the pyelonephritis), and recommended outpatient treatment. After the lawyer's request, Lobarev was released from arrest.
The court also considered the case of Oleg Mazep, one of the organizers of Friday's picket, who is charged with violation of the carrying out the correct sequence of public events. Unlike Lobarev, he was not detained. The judge granted the defence motion, who needed time to study the case and postponed the meeting until February 9.
Pensioner V. Antonida, who on January 21, attended the meeting of picketers with Novosibirsk Governor Vasiliy Yurchenko, said that on the evening of 22 January she was visited by police and handed over a notification to her to "meet with Colonel Muzaleva at the police department No1 for questioning, as an offender at the picket . "What kind of offender am I? At this time, I was at a meeting with Yurchenko!"- marvels the pensioner.
According to her, in a statement on the holding of the picket, she was presented as an organizer, then Vladimir Shevchenko went with her to "negotiate" with the governor, and Oleg Mazep - was authorized by the picket. In this regard, she does not understand the essence of the arrest of Lobarev, who "has no relation to the picket." "He was not an organizer. The blocking happened suddenly, it was not planned. What were the police at that time looking at?" - said the woman.
The pensioner threatened that in case of arrest, "women will organise a picket near the police station," and added that the Novosibirsk pensioners continue to seek justice, even if they have to go to the European Court of Human Rights.


22.01.2011 13:32

On January 21 at the Novosibirsk regional administration building, a picket was held by pensioners, organized by the Committee "Pensioners - For a dignified life." The pensioners have protested, as in December last year, against the decision of the new governor Yurchenko to limit the number of times pensioners on benefits can use public transport to 30 times a month (previously it was unlimited). The action was attended by about 500 people.

The authorities, terrified by mass protest took shocking measures to "protect public order", i.e. for their own protection. Law enforcement authorities - now the police - before the action, fenced off the administration building with steel barriers and an internal police cordon. Along Krasny Prospect - the main thoroughfare of Novosibirsk - stretched a line of police officers. Near the administration building were two police buses, and a dozen police cars. All this was undertaken in case the pensioners tried to break into the administration building (like in December of last year, when pensioners stormed the town hall) or block Krasny Prospect (like in 2005 during the "monetization" of benefits). When the pensioners during the action began to shake the steel barriers, the police immediately rushed over together with their attack dogs!
The pensioners unfurled their banners, and began chanting slogans demanding to see the governor. But, as expected, the governor did not come (back in December, he said that his decision was final, no matter what). Then, the pensioners formed a delegation of their own, and under pressure from protesters, the police was forced to allow the delegation into the administration building. As one of the delegates V.D. Shevchenko said, the governor met with them in a hall on the 5 floor and began to talk rubbish about what he was doing that was "a great and useful thing for pensioners"... The talks came to nothing.
And at this time, on the street outside, pensioners attempted to block Krasny Prospect, however, by the end of the picket there were no more than 200 people left (and more so, not all the pensioners knew that the blocking of the road had started, and so some remained where they were standing throughout the picket). The police then quickly and easily split the pensioners into two groups, when they went onto the road, then drove them off the road onto the pavement. The attempt to block the road was unsuccessful...
The organizers of the action, unfortunately, missed the moment to block the road. It should have been blocked at the start of the action, when there were at least 400 people and the people were eager to fight. In addition, the organizers of the picket (including – RCWP- (Russian Communist Workers’ Party)) were inactive, likening to the CPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation) (which also carried out an “action”, (a public meeting) but on 22 January instead, and the result being predictable - the CPRF places its hopes on the prosecutor, who protested the decision of the Governor), with its "standing" and “rattling air”, instead of taking the most courageous and decisive action to radicalize the movement. Yet at the end of one of the organizers decided to act, but it was too late, as it lacked agreement and organization.
Grigory Pavlev,
AUCPB -Novosibirsk




On January 22 a public meeting was held against the imposition of travel restrictions for those people on social benefits. It was organized by the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF – its leader, Zyuganov). At the meeting, according to its organizers, five thousand people had gathered. The AUCPB and Trudovaya Rossiya came to support the pensioners, distributing among them the Communist newspapers ("Hammer and Sickle", "Workers 'and Peasants' Truth", "Molniya").

The CPRF, as events show, leads the masses away from decisive action, it comes down to "standing on the street" and "rattling air." According to one Comsomol, one of the militia men (now they are called police ) dropped words, saying that "these (i.e. the CPRF) are nothing to be afraid of. Be afraid of those who organized the rally yesterday", He was referring to what took place on January 21 outside the regional government, and the failed – (because of the spontaneity of the protest the lack of will and determination of the organizers) - attempt at blocking the main thoroughfare of the city.
The Bolsheviks at the meeting raised awareness among pensioners, explaining to them that the way which is being put forward by the CPRF, will not result in the authorities meeting their demands. One of the pensioners in conversation, expressed, as we believe, the mood of most of the pensioners, saying that "we need to wait a week to see how the government responds to our actions, and if nothing changes, then gather the people and block Krasny Prospect".
The people are ready for the most courageous and decisive direct action. Whether or not the Novosibirsk Communists (not the CPRF) use this favorable moment to organize the people on a class struggle basis or miss the moment - time will tell.

Press office of the Novosibirsk Organisation of the AUCPB



Early February miners at the “Trudovskaya” mine went on strike outside the buildings of the Ministry of Coal Industry and the “Donetsk Coal Energy Company” in Donetsk. Later, the miners plan to picket the Donetsk Regional State Administration building as well the local council building.
Head of “Trudovskaya” trade union, Vitaly Kuzmenko said that the miners were forced to take such action because of the catastrophic state of the mine and the non-fulfillment of social-economic guarantees.
The coal mine is in such a state, it is threatened with complete closure. Management has known about the state of the mine for a long time but done nothing to rectify the situation.
There is only enough coal reserves on the surface to last a maximum of 3 – 4 months. The machinery is in a bad state of repair. If it continues like this, there won’t be any work in by June, which will lead to unpaid work then mass layoffs.
At the Russian Far East “Zvezda” plant, layoffs are being planned. The total number of workers at the plant, which deals with the repair and maintenance of nuclear submarines is approximately 3500.
Lack of work is the reason being used by the plant’s new management for the gradual layoff of up to 200 workers, since according to them, there have been no defence orders. Workers plan to take to the streets in May over this issue, which may include pickets, demos and strike action.

Tkibulsky miners have ended their strike and returned to work. On 3 February, agreement was reached between the management and trade unions over demands made. The demands will be fulfilled in stages. Demands agreed upon include, a pay rise (currently 139 -167 US dollars per month) by a minimum of 20% beginning March 1 this year.
Agreement has been achieved on health and safety issues at the mine.
Strike action began on February 2 after the mine owner, “Gruzugol” refused to bow the workers’ demands which were made at a general meeting of the miners and the trade union. On 31 January, the miners took preliminary strike action, and full strike action on the 2 February.
Increased activity under way by class forces, preparing for another general strike across Greece on 23 February organized by PAME.
Class forces, PAME, PASEVE, PASI, MAS, OGE have called on people to politicize the struggle and condemn the social-democratic government (PASOK, EU, IMF) for unleashing a war against the people.

COPENHAGEN, 4 FEBRUARY, mass strike action by Denmark’s transport sector over pension retirement age being raised to 67 years old and also over reduction in period unemployed can receive unemployment benefit including having to foot the bill for extra training.
03 FEB 11
The reason – energy supplies to the factory were shut off due to debts amounting to 42 million roubles (roughly 1.5 million US dollars). Director of the plant blames bad turnover, and insufficient orders for products, frozen deals, and non-collection of products by customers which bring in only small advance payments. During the state program of support in 2009 – 2010, the factory received more than 100 million roubles from the regional budget. Energy companies and the factory failed to reach a compromise on supply of energy to the factory due to bad debt.

03 FEB 11
“Krastyazhmash” factory in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, Russia, has shut down indefinitely. This was reported by the Trade Union Federation of Krasnoyarsk region. Production has stagnated to halt. The factory has had a history of difficulties, liquidation and bankruptcies. Throughout this period there has been nothing but growing wage arrears and debts to employees amounting to roughly 13 million roubles (almost half a million US dollars).


23.01.2011 15:42
Factory workers of concrete products factory in Yuzhnouralsk (Chelyabinsk region) went on strike. They have been over three months without pay. "In December we were given by the director a thousand rubles. And what can you do with this thousand? There are no salaries, all those who have not yet retired from the plant, can attest. For a few months we were fed "breakfast", but we are fed up with them already. Managements keep saying to us - tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow you’ll get your wages. Wait, be patient", - explains factory worker Alexander Nikitin.
"I rent an apartment, and paid nothing for it for two months. There's no money. After all, I will be evicted, and where I'm going with the baby? "- explained factory worker Tatiana Rechetov.
The delay and failure to pay wages is the bane of this enterprise. Workers have sent their complaints to the city administration and wrote a letter to the regional governor Mikhail Yurevich. For an explanation of their rights, they have been to the prosecutor too. All this time, people perform their duties conscientiously. Every day, we get to work.”
" The situation is this: if one quits the job, then we did not get the money at all, our pay – is a thousand. We, on "white" salary will be closed and be kicked out, and on "black" we will have five, "- said factory worker Anatoly Semin.
Salaries in envelopes are received over the past year - with such a situation the workers also did not agree. Some are retiring in only a few years and will lose a substantial part of contributions and is simply a pity. During the crisis, the company has repeatedly changed its management.
According to the new plant manager Georgi Malashkin, recently an investor came to the factory - the company "Mega", which intends to keep the factory. Using its own funds the new owner paid outstanding wages from September.
"We came, we had wage arrears since September. We did pay it off until November, and continue to reduce the arrears further. We have a major investment project on development of the enterprise, and we made a plan, under which we can extinguish wage arrears. And, quite successfully, "- said plant manager Gregory Malashkin.
Also, according to the plant manager, management preserved its customers and paid up fully those employees who left the company.
As the strikers explain, many of them now can not pay their rent, or pay back for the loans to pay for their children’s school meals. Recently, staff at the plant were offered to take products products in place of their salary, i.e. pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, juices, canned food.
Management of the factory plans to repay the money to the workers. However, whenever the question is of when – there is never an answer.