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,[…]
17 May 2017 CSP-Conlutas In defense of our labor rights and our retirement! To prepare the 48 Hour General Strike! In Brazil, against the reforms of the Social Security, Labor[…]
MAY 18TH, 2017 Occupy Brasilia and General Strike for 48 h! Retirement in, Temer out! Michel Temer was recorded by one of the JBS owners [Brazilian food company], Joesley Batista,[…]
Maduro’s government signed a decree on May 1st calling for a National Constituent Assembly, for citizens and broad popular participation. The world newspapers have entitled the news as “Maduro radicalizes,” “Maduro changes the Constitution,” etc. We have to say: Maduro is radicalizing but to the right, by attacking the mobilized people.
If you build a house for your family, it should be a place to live. Similarly, we the builders of this society should make our society a place to live, a place where people’s most basic needs are fulfilled. A most essential human need is access to medical care; for when we’re growing, aging, hurting, healing, and dying. When we slice off a fingertip while cooking, when a train-wreck migraine strikes, when our child breaks their wrist falling off a bicycle- someone is there to bring us the relief of the best medical technology in the history of humanity. At least, this is true for the few of us who have healthcare. For nearly half a million of us in the United States, this poignant moment of relief is nothing more than a bitter daydream. The reality is that most working people in this country are deciding whether we should go to the doctor for our migraine or just pop an aspirin and hope it’s not meningitis.
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.
IWL-FI statement before the second round of the French presidential elections.
The former banker and minister of Hollande, Macron, obtained a meager victory in the first round of the French presidential elections, disputing the second round with the extreme-right, xenophobic leader of the Front National, Marine LePen.
MAY 1ST, 2017 This year’s May First has a historical importance, and many are expecting the strongest mass mobilizations since 2006. The political crisis of the bipartisan system was[…]
* 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[…]