המפלגה הקומוניסטית הישראלית, או בקיצור מק"י (בערבית: الحزب الشيوعي الاسرائيلي), היא מפלגת שמאל רדיקלית קומוניסטית ששורשיה נעוצים עוד בתקופת היישוב העברי בא"י, במפלגת פועלים סוציאליסטית עברית, שהפכה למפלגה הקומוניסטית של פלשתינה (פק"פ - פאלעסטינישע קאומוניסטישע פרטיי). כיום מק"י מהווה חלק מהחזית הדמוקרטית לשלום ולשוויון (חד"ש).
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Labor Court orders government to freeze ports privatization tenders The neo-liberal government has announced that it plans to turn to the High Court of Justice against last Monday's decision by the National Labor Court ordering the government to freeze for 30 days the tenders for the privatization of new ports. National Labor Court Vice President Yigal Plitman, Judge Amiram Rabinovich, and Judge Ronit Rosenfeld ordered the government to hold intensive negotiations with the Histadrut (General Federation of Labor in Israel), which for its part agreed not to strike the ports, even as the judges dismissed the argument that the cause of the strike was illegal. The judges said that the ports workers had legitimate grounds for a strike, both in view of the government's conduct and in view of their reasonable concern that building the new ports unilaterally, at least under the present format, was liable to harm the current workers and their job security. The parties have to notify the court of progress in the talks by August 29, and no unilateral actions will
Uprooting ("Transfer") Law Hits the Road The Prawer Plan – Expulsion of Tens of Thousands of Arab Palestinian Bedouins in Al Naqab (the Negev)
A Statement by the Communist Party of Israel
The Prawer Plan, which has been cooking for years, has passed its first reading in the Knesset in June 2013 and is about to be realized in the near future. As a Law, the Plan is going to confiscate 800,000 dunums of land in Al Naqab and expel over 50,000 Bedouins (who belong to the Arab Palestinian national minority within Israel) from their native land and residence. This inhumane plan will also lead to the demolition of 35 historic Arab villages that the governments of Israel continuously refuse to recognize, and will confine 30% of Arab Bedouins in Al Naqab to 1% of the land.
Apparently, the most horrible aspect of this law is that in order to receive any land compensation those new internally displaced people (IDPs) have to agree first to be removed from their homes, and to be re-located at a location chosen for them by the gover
Palestinian flag flew in the Knesset The Palestinian flag flew in the Israeli Knesset on last Wednesday as several senior Palestinian Authority representatives came to visit more than 30 Israeli ministers and MKs. The visit was organized by the Knesset Lobby for the Promotion of a Solution to the Israeli-Arab Conflict, led by MK Hilik Bar (Labor), and by the OneVoice organization, a group that calls to end the occupation of the occupied Palestinian territories and to create a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Palestinian lawmaker Abdullah Abdullah told the MKs, "It's moving to see our flags flying next to each other. That's exactly how we need to be committed to negotiations… as two nations, equal to each other. Our goal is to live as neighbors in two states west of the Jordan River,” he continued. “Neither of us is going to disappear from here, not to the desert or to the sea, so we need to work hard to end the conflict and end the occupation." Abdullah invited MK Bar and the other Israeli representatives to vis
The seventh annual Marx Conference in Tel-Aviv The sixth annual Marx Conference, devoted to "Left Perspectives on the International Crisis of Capitalism" took place in Tel Aviv on May 2012 under the auspices of Hagada Hasmalit (Left Bank) Alternative Cultural Center. In addition to 25 panelists, approximately three hundred people participated in the meetings and discussions. Summaries of lectures were published in the Hebrew website of Hagada Hasmalit and a film on the conference was produced by the "Social TV" collective.
The next Marx Conference will be held on Friday, June 27th in Tel Aviv at Hagada Hasmalit, Ahad Ha'am 60 and during the month of July in Haifa at Emil Touma Institute, Lochamei HaGetaot 27. Among the participants in the multiple panels: MK Dr. Dov Khenin, , Dr. Shimshom Bichler (Kinneret College), former MK Tamar Gozansky, Prof. Dani Filc (Ben-Gurion University), social activist Omri Evron, Prof. Avishai Erlich (Tel-Aviv College), Dr. Awni Kahil; Dr. Efraim Davidi (Tel-Aviv and Ben Gurion universi