Turkey has been going through hardship for many years, but the worst experience has taken place since the AK Party and Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s regime. The country witnessed more than a few uprisings and many people lost their lives fighting the Erdogan’s dictatorship.
From the IWL-FI, we strongly repudiate the horrific attack in Manchester Arena, especially repulsive by targeting teenagers and children.
We share the pain and sorrow of the relatives and friends of the 22 people dead and the 59 injured, and we send them our condolences.
We also want to stand in solidarity with the Lybian community in Manchester, and with the Islamic community in general, as much as with refugees and immigrants, who have no responsibility for this brutal attack, yet they are being the target of accusations by the British extreme-right wing and repressive measures by the police.
Thousands of workers, students, and popular and social movements’ activists are on their way to Brasilia to put a final end to Temer’s government and the Labor and Social Security reforms and outsourcing law. These are conveys of unions, movements, students’ organizations and committees against the reforms, mobilizing against this government and its reforms all over the country.
MAY 23RD, 2017 The plea bargain of JBS owners, Wesley and Joesley Batista, together with several recordings revealing a series of crimes by Temer, Aécio [Neves], Lula and Dilma,[…]
The massive demonstrations on April 19 and 20 and the brutal repression are announcing a new moment in the political crisis of the country. Even though the Caracas demonstration was smaller than the one held on September 1st of last year, this one reached the whole country. These demonstrations are called to demand elections and the “restoration of the constitutional order,” the acknowledgement of the National Assembly as a way of channeling the true motive of the demonstrations, which is the growing anger because of misery, lack of accessible products for the popular sectors, high inflation, lack of medicines and insecurity, among other things. The MUD takes advantage of this anger avoiding to put in the center of the debate what the vast majority of the popular sectors express: that this government cannot not go further; that it should leave.
The General Strike on A28 stopped Brazil form North to South. It was the biggest general strike of our history. The working class adhered strongly: metal workers, chemical, textile, footwear, food, glass, construction and rural workers… basically, the machinery stopped! On April 28, from the pins to the planes, production stopped!
April 28, 2017, has entered the History of Brazil as one of the major general strikes this country has seen. Probably, the biggest one since 1989. Millions of workers of practically every state sit back and stopped production and circulation of goods and people.
The strike had an expressive participation of the “heavy weights” of the working class. From North to South, transportation –rail workers as much as bus drivers-, teachers, bank workers, oil workers and many other categories paralyzed on Friday.
* Resolution adopted by the meeting of the National Coordination of the CSP-Conlutas, April 9, 2017. The Brazilian government has been using measures to remove historical rights from Brazilian workers[…]
APRIL 24TH, 2017 Indignation of the movement is growing through the bases towards a major general strike on April 28. Metal workers and education and transportation workers already decided that[…]
We are going through a very rich and complex situation in Latin America. As always, the left is tested in moments like this. By Eduardo Almeida. In Brazil, March[…]
Fissures within the bourgeoisie caused by Trump with his policy reflect on the international arena as well, by attacking two of the central policies driven by imperialist powers over the past decades. The first one is what we have called the democratic reaction – which means to confront tough situations regarding the relationship of forces with the masses through pacts, negotiations and elections (because of impossibility or limits to use military action). And the second, as we have said in previous articles, is the policy of international Free Trade agreements.
However, Trump in himself expresses a sector of the bourgeoisie that supports his government. In the first place, the oil sector. His Secretary of State is Rex Tillerson, former president of the main oil company in the country, Exxon. Possibly, Trump also has the support of important construction sectors (the main branch of his companies), of agrarian production and of a middle industrial bourgeoisie, harmed with the relocation of industries to China and other countries.
…even if it is early to close any definition, it seems that the hypothesis of the aggravation of both processes (elements of crisis of the regime and inter-bourgeois friction) is confirming, together with a possible upsurge of workers and masses. As we said, this is a non-precedent situation in the United States. Along a series of articles, we will try to further develop the different aspects of this situation.
There is a generalized interpretation that Trump’s triumph is the symbol of a “reactionary wave” around the world. But this is not the only interpretation that has nothing to do[…]
Republicans in Congress have introduced amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and Railway Labor Act today (2/1/17) aimed at crippling the right to organize a union. Such national “Right-To-Work”[…]