22 | 08 | 2019

The Migrants and Refugees Committee of the WFTU strongly denounce the inhuman, immoral and unacceptable treatment of the asylum seekers in Hungary.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights confirmed the reported information regarding the decision of Hungary to intentionally deny the food to the asylum seeker, whose asylum claims have been rejected.

On April 27th, 2019, the construction workers in Copenhagen organized a blockade in the Carlsberg city, where the Spanish company Nobleza SLU in Denmark had fired one worker because of his trade union action. One day before, their colleagues in Seville, Spanish State, backed them up by organizing a protest at the company’s offices in Seville. Union activity based on class internationalism, that is what WFTU is for!

"The European elections scheduled for May 23 are illegitimate in Britain", John Foster told the Communist Party's political committee on Wednesday evening.

He insisted that the "people's vote" in the biggest poll in British history in June 2016 was to leave the European Union and that this should be reinforced by a "People's Boycott" of the EU elections if they go ahead.

"Britain should have left the EU and its institutions by now, almost three years after the result - but this been prevented so far by a majority of MPs and the Tory Cabinet who want to keep us tied to EU single market and customs union rules if they can't sabotage Brexit altogether", the CP international secretary said.

The participation of women during the Spanish Civil War much like, women’s involvement here in the period surrounding the 1916 rising and war of independence has in many way been downplayed or outright ignored.

These backlashes and rewriting of struggles are depressingly common and generally follow when women or any oppressed group have gained ground – a reversion to the status quo. In both Spain and Ireland catholic institutions and practices were used to place a stranglehold on women’s rights. Fascist Spain offered celebration of “Nationalist Womanhood” and “mother of the nation” type traditional and repressive sensibilities while Ireland had the “special place” of women in the home enshrined in the constitution.

Angela Davis, in conversation with Scotland’s own amazing, Jackie Kay, magical poet and daughter of communists, spoke to thousands of students and local citizens in Cambridge on Tuesday. The event was so oversubscribed it was beamed live into university colleges such as Downing, and into the politics and sociology faculties. Angela captivated her young audience when she explained, “terms such as diversity and inclusion, are easily accommodated by capitalist institutions, from prisons to universities, unless they included the radical transformation of those institutions, along with the conditions that caused the problems that led to discrimination and repression.”

The following is a statement of solidarity from “The Red Nation”

Greetings relatives and comrades gathered in Ireland this weekend,

The Red Nation sends our solidarity and revolutionary salutes to our relatives and comrades in the Irish Liberation Movement(s) as a whole. We join all of you in honoring and remembering all who have given their lives in the cause of Irish national liberation and socialism.

Over the past few years The Red Nation has appreciated the support, solidarity, and comradeship of the Irish Socialist and Republican movements and we have not forgotten this. We have carried your flags in our marches, we have spoken about you in our conferences, and as a revolutionary internationalist organization we are committed to struggling against imperialism and capitalism alongside all of you.

Published in l’Humanité on Thursday, April 18, 2019

The newspaper celebrates its 115th anniversary with a history punctuated by financial difficulties. Solidarity has helped to overcome those many political and economic obstacles.

From the very first day, Jaurès warned: "Making a major newspaper survive without it being at the mercy of other business groups is a difficult but not insoluble problem." For 115 years the newspaper, which was first published on April 18, 1904, has continued to demonstrate the relevance of these warnings uttered at its founding.

The misconception is that Marxist Feminists see Gender as a very narrow, binary concept, that doesn’t take into account any deviation from the old dichotomy of male and female. Marxist Feminists can accept that trans people exist and ought to be supported, just in the same way that Liberal Feminists can. It is true that the language used is quite binary, however I believe this comes from the fact that the great foundational thinkers of the Marxist Feminism, Alexandra Kollontai and Clara Zetkin are still widely read by Marxist Feminists today, even later thinkers like Shulamith Firestone, Ueno Chizuko, Silvia Federici and of course, possibly the most famous Marxist Feminist, Angela Davis, were writing, leading and theorising decades before the movement for transgender equality and liberation in the 2010s had begun to take place.

KPP PolandCommunist Party of Poland expresses its indignation at the dismantling of the monument of Nikos Beloyannis in Wroclaw. Monument was located at the yard of the 22nd Primary School in Stablowice district.

TUI Transport, Ports, Fishery and Communication, Sectoral Organization of WFTU strongly condemns the prohibition decision related to the strike called by USB Italy. Unione Sindacale Di Base (USB), which is the representative of Class Oriented Union Movement in Italy, had called for a strike on 12th April and the Government of Italy responded this militant call by prohibiting it.

This is a clear violation of the right to go on strike, which is one of the most important rights of Working Class gained at the expense of a long-term class struggle.

European election candidate Cllr. Éilis Ryan (Workers’ Party), has condemned the arrest of Julian Assange this morning in the UK, and called for stronger European protections for whistleblowers. 

Cllr. Ryan said: 

“Assange’s arrest was, according the UK policy, carried out ‘on behalf of the US government,’ and in relation to charges which the US has refused to reveal. This is an astonishing breach of every democratic and legal norm.”

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