Comrade Chris Matlhako, the Secretary for International Affairs of the South African Communist Party and Central Committee member, passed away in the morning of April 20, 2023, at the age of 58. He was a diligent friend to the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and a partner in the construction of socialism internationally. Camila Escalante penned this tribute.
The Sudanese army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have begun fighting each other. The root of the conflict lies in disagreements over integrating the paramilitary into the army. The Sudanese left has noted that both parties seek to escalate armed conflict, so that it can be used as a reason to not hand over power to civilian forces, reports Pavan Kulkarni for Peoples Dispatch.
Attempts by an alliance of foreign powers, domestic right-wing parties and the military junta to consolidate an authoritarian state in Sudan will be defeated by mass movements, said the Sudanese Communist Party. Pavan Kulkarni reports for Peoples Dispatch.
After withdrawing from the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC), the Sudanese Communist Party has continued to call for democratic civilian rule. Abayomi Azikiwe analyzes the situation.
TF contributor Fergie Chambers got the opportunity on April 15 to conduct an in-person interview in Saint Petersburg, Russia, with Roman Kononenko, a leader in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF). The interview ranged on topics including, the Russian "special military operation," the nature of the Ukrainian state, the KPRF's standing within Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin's popularity and China.