CPIML condemns the February 1 military coup in Myanmar, the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders of the NLD which swept the elections last year, and the fatal firings on protesting people.
In 2015, openly contested elections were first held in Myanmar after 25 years of military rule. Between 2015 and 2021, the military never relinquished control to the civilian government headed by Suu Kyi.
In the Venezuelan National Assembly Elections held on December 6, 2020, the people of Venezuela have resolutely thrown out the puppet of US imperialism, Juan Guaidó into the dustbin of history. The Grand Patriotic Pole (GPP) of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) and other parties upholding the legacy of Liberator Simon Bolivar and Commander Hugo Chavez were elected into the National Assembly by the people, securing 257 out of 277 seats in the country’s parliament.
As Americans continue to deal with the aftermath of the failed coup attempt by the Trump Presidency, warning bells ring loud for the whole world as the threat to parliamentary democracy becomes a universal companion of the growing crisis of global capitalism, especially with the pandemic currently haunting the world for the second successive year.
An Update on People’s Struggles And Victories Around the World
On December 30, the Argentinian Senate voted to pass a bill that will legalise abortion in the country, marking a historic victory for country’s feminist movement that has been organising for the past 15 years for the legalization of abortion. The bill, known as the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy (IVE), legalises terminations in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was passed with 38 votes in favour, 29 against and 1 abstention.
As a people-powered movement that has prevented the Adani company from digging its climate-wrecking coal mine for ten years, the Stop Adani movement of Australia stands in solidarity with Indian farmers leading mass peaceful protests against Prime Minister Modi and Gautam Adani’s farm laws.
Earlier this month, the presidential elections in the United States, as well as elections to some seats in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate finally ended. The 2020 US elections were unique in many ways. For one, the continuing CoVID pandemic somewhat altered normal procedures followed during elections. A substantial proportion of Americans voted through postal ballots in order to avoid exposure to the virus.