|Written by PSTU|
|Sunday, 06 January 2013 00:44|
The Unified Socialist Workers Party (PSTU), the Brazilian section of the International Workers’ League-Fourth International (IWL-FI), expresses (especially through its Women, LGBT and Blacks Bureaus) full solidarity with women and men fighting in India against the tide of barbaric crimes that are taking place against the working class, the youth and especially the women of this country.
Through the social networking, the media and the reports of The New Wave, we are getting news on the situation of violence to which Indian women are being exposed. It’s a revealing situation of a sad picture of oppression that leads many women and youngsters to become victims of a brutal violence that undermines their bodies, their dignity and their lives.
For our party, and the International organization we are proud to belong, it is unfortunate that the Indian working class has been led to such oppression and exploitation conditions. Because of that we are amongst those ones who think that it is necessary to take immediate and direct action against all these current unfortunate events.
Here in Brazil, we are also going through a condition of increasing oppression against our class, mainly the women, the black population and the LGBT community.
Brazilian women are victims of domestic violence, assaults and murders. Brazilian government’s own data show that a woman is assaulted every five minutes and one homicide happens every two hours. The black people in Brazil also suffer violence because they are the main target of the racist police forces acting in the country. Example of this are the over 500 people killed by the military police of São Paulo state, only in 2012. Also, in our country, the LGBT movement counted more than 300 murders last year, which places Brazil at the inglorious top of the race of homosexuals, bisexuals, transvestites and transsexuals murdering around the world.
In the meanwhile, unfortunately, the Brazilian government, that is headed, for the first time in our history, by a woman, Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, at the same time that trumpets laws and conferences on the subject, does not take any serious action against all this violence that leads to the death of hundreds of Brazilian workers and young people.
We have read in the newspapers that, in India, the Prime Minister Singh promised measures to “strengthen the feminist rights” and calls the entire population to a have a “constructive action”. Evidently, we do not deposit any confidence in this statement.
Therefore, we believe it is fundamental to strengthen the building of organized groups and allow resistance to increase within the Indian working class, the youth and the oppressed people, so that they may discuss the real problems that cause violence and combat the omission of the Indian government against what is occurring. Organizations that, we believe, can generate a collective spirit of political organization of workers and youth.
But, as you know, the problem of sexism, racism and all oppression is underpinned by the logic of the capitalist system that uses segregations to better exploit the labouring classes. And, because of that, in the Workers’ International League and all its sections around the world, we always defend the necessity to destroy the capitalist system to end this class society and its morals that encourages rape and hate crimes.
Being consequent with that, we from PSTU, our militancy and media will do whatever is possible to engage in the campaign you are moving in India and to raise solidarity not only in Brazil but in International scale.
Secretary of Women
Secretary of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals and transvestites
Secretary of Blacks
Workers’ Socialist Party – Unified (PSTU – Brasil)