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  Progressive Party of Working People - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) (Greek: Ανορθωτικό Κόμμα Εργαζόμενου Λαού) is a communist party in Cyprus, taking into account current international political and economic developments.It supports an independent, demilitarised and non-aligned Cyprus, and a federal solution of the internal aspect of the Cyprus problem.
The communist party was supporting the independence of Cyprus and opposed Enosis (union with Greece) which was the main aim of most Greek Cypriot non-communists.
Moreover, the fact that the Greek Communist Party was illegal at the time rendered Enosis even less appealing to Cypriot communists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Progressive_Party_of_Working_People   (705 words)

 European Parliament election, 2004 (Cyprus) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The number of registered voters was 483,311 – out of which 503 were Turkish Cypriots and 2054 EU nationals – while the total number of people who voted was 350.387 or 72,50% of the registered voters.
The six seats were contested by 59 candidates, belonging to parties or party coalitions or running as individuals.
The conservative Democratic Rally and the left-wing Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) achieved the largest shares of the vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/European_Parliament_election,_2004_(Cyprus)   (200 words)

 Working Families Party
We work both against and within the major parties (mainly, but not always, the Democrats) and combine an "inside" strategy of lobbying and advocacy with an "outside" strategy of mass mobilization and protest.
People aren't disengaged from politics because they don't care or are happy with the major parties, but because they feel powerless.
We work mainly within democratic party, so the critical thing is to be able to operate among and on behalf of the Dems but maintain our coherence as a distinct organization.
www.workingfamiliesparty.org /strategy.html   (5986 words)

 The Militant - February 10, 2003 -- Cyprus protests show support for unification
The old people come out because they fear that their children will be forced to emigrate, to leave the island.
Nikos Katsouridis, a member of the Political Committee of the Stalinist Cyprus organization, the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL), told the forum, "The political parties are united in accepting this proposal as the basis for negotiations that will bring a solution.
Spokespeople for the Justice and Development Party government, elected last November, have indicated they favor the plan as a way to bring an end to the "problem" of Cyprus and clear an obstacle to Turkey’s eventual membership of the EU.
www.themilitant.com /2003/6705/670553.html   (1079 words)

 MSN Encarta - Cyprus
The British suppressed the riots, abolished the legislative council in Cyprus, and banned all political parties.
Talks held in 1959 among the various parties led to an agreement on the general features of a constitution for an independent republic of Cyprus.
In a move intended to encourage the resolution of peace talks in Cyprus, the EU also announced that only the internationally recognized Greek Cypriot sector of the island would be allowed to join the organization if a peace settlement could not be reached.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578820_6____27/Cyprus.html   (1780 words)

 Progressive Party
Robert La Follette became the candidate of the Progressive Party in the 1924 presidential election.
The Progressive party, believing that no people can justly claim to be a true democracy which denies political rights on account of sex, pledges itself to the task of securing equal suffrage to men and women alike.
The Progressive party demands such restriction of the power of the courts as shall leave to the people the ultimate authority to determine fundamental questions of social welfare and public policy.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAprogressive.htm   (1244 words)

 IRAQI LETTER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Central Committee considered the grave dangers threatening our people, country and the region as a result, on the one hand, of the dictatorial regime's obstinacy and the crises it is creating, and on other hand threats by US imperialism to resort to the military option by massing fleets and warships, and displaying deadly weapons.
We support the right of the people of the region to secure economic prosperity, peace and stability through self determination and respect within the international community and demand that UN resolutions on all parts of the region, in particular concerning Palestine, to be implemented towards this end.
Our Kurdish people have been subjected to a vicious campaign of repression and terror aimed at preventing them from demanding their legitimate national rights in all parts of Kurdistan which is divided among a number of states in the Middle East region.
www.iraqcp.org /framse1/ff6.htm   (2808 words)

 MAR | Data | Chronology for Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They were the last of 111 people seized by Turkish police during a protest at the UN buffer zone on the eve of the 15th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion.
The Republican Turkish Party in the TRNC conducted an assessment of the past five years and concluded that a confederation is not a feasible solution to the problem of the division of the island.
The socialist party, Edek, stated its objection to the non-deployment, and later pulled its defense and education ministers from the 11 person cabinet.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /inscr/mar/chronology.asp?groupId=35201   (3262 words)

 SYRIAN COMMUNIST PARTY (SCP) - Central Committee Meeting Communiqué   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ordinary people are the first victims of this conflict of interests between imperialist powers, who often just move the strings and use others as tools to get even with each other as shown in many parts of the world especially in Africa.
The Iraqi people are putting fierce resistance, and despite attempts by some Western media to depict the resistance as “remnants of Saddam's regime,” the Iraqi national resistance has proved that it is a highly organized wide-ranging popular movement comprising of the Iraqi political spectrum with all its trends.
Zionist terrorism is increasing against the Palestinian people and Zionist plans aimed at undermining the struggle of the Palestinian people to achieve his legitimate rights are continuing non-stop, the last of which was the Gaza plan, which sprung after building of the racist barrier began.
www.mltoday.com /Pages/CPs/SyrianCP-CC.html   (2646 words)

 Maritime Cyprus 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
After the completion of his studies he returned to Cyprus and worked as head of department in a large economic organization until 1984 when he took over a family business as director.
In 1991 he was elected Member of the House of Representatives standing as a Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) candidate and he was re-elected in 1996.
In December 2001 he was elected Mayor of Famagusta standing as the candidate of the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL), but receiving votes from all parties.
www.shipping.gov.cy /maritime_cyprus/speakers/kazamias.htm   (296 words)

 Progressive Party of Working People - TheBestLinks.com - Akel, Cyprus, European Union, European Parliament, ...
Progressive Party of Working People - TheBestLinks.com - Akel, Cyprus, European Union, European Parliament,...
Akel, Progressive Party of Working People, Cyprus, European Union, European...
The Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) (Greek: Ανορθωτικό Κόμμα Εργαζόμενου Λαού) is a socialist party in Cyprus.
www.thebestlinks.com /Akel.html   (106 words)

 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
The Natural Law Party was a New Age entity founded and run by followers of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (the founder of the TM movement -- a movement that some have labeled as a cult).
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
The party "is founded on the basic principals set forth by our founding fathers, that the federal government should only have the powers set forth in the framework of the Constitution and all other power to be delegated back to the states.
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9731 words)

 Workers Around the World!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At the current moment, each of these parties have something to contribute, despite their differences and my own differences with their ideologies and beliefs.
Just because a party is listed on here doesn't mean I believe in all of their ideas and beliefs or that I am a member.
Party of Communists of the Republic of Moldova
www.angelfire.com /in/xosa/workers.html   (241 words)

 May First / People Link |
May First/People Link is a project organized by a group of progressive activists who have been working in the technology sector for years.
All of our work -- the services we offer, the assistance we provide, the coalitions and networks we help build, the new software and technology solutions we develop -- is driven by this vision of our mission and our organization.
People all over the world, including many of our members, are getting hit with email containing the W32.Sober.X@mm trojan.
www.mayfirst.org   (1223 words)

 Hamamböcüleri Alternatif Haberler
Wu also spoke highly of the party-to-party relationship betweenthe two nations, saying the Progressive Party of the Working People led by Christofias plays an important role in Cyprus and the CPC is willing to enhance exchanges and cooperation with it, Wu said.
The Cyprus government and people wish the Chinese party and people to score newer yet greater progress in implementing the resolutions adopted at the 16th National Congress of the CPC.
Of late, it has inspired fantasies of webbed-limbed people living in glass bubbles on the sea bed; of old, it was thought by some to be the Garden of Eden, where mankind fell from God's grace.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~durduran/hamambocu/haberler/fullnews.php?id=447   (8132 words)

 Sirotablog: Where is the "Party of the Working Class?"
But in general, the party is clearly facing an insurgency from people who do not care about average Americans' economic concerns.
I am co-chairing the new Progressive Legislative Action Network (PLAN), an organization dedicated to passing progressive legislation in all 50 of America's state capitals.
Read this article about PLAN and how progressives are going to start taking the fight to the states.
www.davidsirota.com /2005/04/where-is-party-of-working-class.html   (678 words)

 People's Weekly World - World conference hits war, capitalist crisis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Others serve in coalition governments, like the Communist Party of Brazil, the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL) of Cyprus (which is now the leading party there), and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the states of Bengal and Tripura.
Many parties supported the petition being circulated by nongovernmental organizations, which calls for a special session of the UN General Assembly to remove the U.S. and Britain as occupying powers in Iraq and allow the UN to oversee the transition to Iraqi rule and the distribution of humanitarian assistance.
Solidarity was expressed with the Palestinian people in their struggle to end the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and for an independent Palestinian state.
www.pww.org /article/articleview/3780/1   (2038 words)

 Cyprus - 1988-90 Vassiliou-Denktas Meetings
Vassiliou, a successful businessman with no important political party base (although his parents were founding members of the island's communist party, the Progressive Party of the Working People (Anorthotikon Komma Ergazomenou Laou-- AKEL), campaigned on a pledge to solve the Cyprus problem with new vigor and creativity.
In May 1989, a more formal process began, after Secretary General Pérez de Cuéllar assigned his two aides, Camillion and Gustave Feissel, to meet separately and jointly with the parties to draft an outline, which could be based on an "ideas paper" that the UN circulated on a noncommittal basis to the parties.
This third round was stalled for the second half of 1989, over procedural and substantive difficulties, with the Turkish Cypriots' objecting to the "ideas paper." The parties met in New York with the secretary general to discuss their progress in February and March 1990.
countrystudies.us /cyprus/62.htm   (765 words)

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Elections were held for the 56 members of Parliament representing the Greek-Cypriot community on the normal expiry of their term of office.
Instead, candidates focused on the accession of Cyprus to the European Union, as the island is the most advanced of the 13 countries currently seeking EU admission.
The results showed that the Communist Akel party had won the largest number (20) of seats in the 80-seat House of Representatives.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/2081_E.htm   (240 words)

 DIGNITY VS. BARBARISM: Declaration of the Belgrade Forum International Conference [Free Republic]
They deserve recognition and solidarity from all peace-loving people, all the more because the NATO aggressors are continuing to use the same methods to break the Balkans into a series of weak, gangster dominated protectorates.
The people are reduced to misery and poverty.
Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3ac38cca6e3b.htm   (2038 words)

 New European Left party founded - International EU - Indymedia Ireland
Kommunistische Partei Österreichs/Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ) www.kpoenet.at/
Komunistická strana Čech a Moravy/Communist Party of Bohemia & Moravia (KSČM) www.kscm.cz/index.asp?jazyk=2
Parties were banned, the Soviets were emasculated, political, intellectual and cultural opponents were imprisoned and executed, soldiers were shot at random "as an example to the others", there was corruption and so on.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=63127&time_posted_upper_limit=   (13461 words)

 Progressive Party of the Working People (Cyprus)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Progressive Party of the Working People - AKEL was created on April 14, 1941 and constitutes a continuation of the Communist Party of Cyprus (Koumounistiko Komma Kyprou - KKK) whose founding Conference was held on August 15th, 1926, in Limassol.
AKEL is a left wing party based on Marxist-Leninist principles, taking into account current international political and economic developments.
The flag of AKEL is red with the party emblem on a white disc.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/cy}akel.html   (94 words)

 Old style Communist parties - International EU - Indymedia Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The list of parties who are involved in the group are the more progressive communist and ex communist parties from around Europe.
I'm not saying the WP and CPI aren't progressive but by and large the parties listed are the ones that broke with the USSR first and followed the Euro Communist tradition.
SF are the only party that qualifies on that basis and they could also sign up to the principles contained.
www.indymedia.ie /newswire.php?story_id=66855&topic=eu   (1200 words)

 CPUSA Online - Greetings form the Progressive Party of Working People (AKEL)—Cyprus
The Central Committee of AKEL, the Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus, extends to the 28th National Convention of the Communist Party of the USA comradely greetings.
Its external policies are driven by the determination to ensure and expand its world domination, as it has been clearly shown by the Bush administration and the dogma for "pre-emptive war" and "fight against terrorism".
The CPUSA, 85 years since its foundation, continues to defend the democratic rights of the American people, to fight for social justice and to demand a different foreign policy for the U.S. On behalf of the leadership and the members of AKEL, we reassure our full-hearted solidarity in your struggles.
www.cpusa.org /article/articleview/708/0   (566 words)

 The Guardian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Interview with Venizelos Zannettos, Central Committee Secretary of the Working People's Progressive Party of Cyprus (AKEL), by the Czech communist daily newspaper Halo Noviny during his recent visit to Prague as a guest of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.
However, we won the parliamentary elections with 34.7 per cent of the vote and, as a result, our party's general secretary, Dimitros Christofias, became chairman of parliament and then, thanks to the progressive coalition's victory in the presidential elections, for the first time in AKEL's 75-year history we became part of the government of Cyprus.
We've been working together since the parliamentary elections, but it's only been since the presidential elections that we've taken over joint responsibility for running the country.
www.cpa.org.au /garchve03/1146cyprus.html   (678 words)

 Political process (from Cyprus) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The oldest established political party in the Republic of Cyprus is the Progressive Party of the Working People (Anorthotiko Komma Ergazomenou Laou; AKEL), founded in 1941.
A pro-Moscow communist party that controlled the principal trade union federation, it received about one-third of the vote in the first 25 years of the Republic of Cyprus.
One meaning of the Greek word politeia is “government.” The word was used in ancient Greece as a general term to describe the way city-states were ruled, and it is derived from the word polis, which means “city-state.” Today the word politics refers to all aspects and types of government.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-33859?tocId=33859   (908 words)

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