February 24, 2023 has marked the anniversary of the onset of the one-year long war in Ukraine. On this occasion, the International Workers’ Committee against War and [...]
in Lisbon, on 25 February, workers and activists gathered at the call of the Platform against War. In the afternoon, many had participated in the great march of tens of [...]
On 9, 10 and 11 December, in more than twenty countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe, rallies, demonstrations, information pickets, public meetings and press conferences took place in response to the call by the World Conference Against War and Exploitation, for a Workers' International, held in the Paris region on 29 and 30 October. At this conference, delegates from thirty-two countries had called for these dates to be international days of mobilisation against war and exploitation, under the slogans: "Immediate and unconditional ceasefire! Withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, withdrawal of NATO troops from Europe! Foreign troops out of the countries they occupy! Not one penny, not one weapon for this unjust war! Billions for wages, schools, hospitals, not for war! No support for war warmongering governments!” These are the slogans, translated into all languages, that resounded throughout the world, including in countries where activists, braving war and repression, were determined to take part in these rallies. [...]
"Immediate and unconditional ceasefire! Withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, withdrawal of NATO troops from Europe! Foreign troops out of the countries they occupy! Not one penny, not one weapon for this unjust war! Billions for wages, schools, hospitals, not for war! No support for warmongering governments!”
The labour activists from 32 countries, who met on 29 and 30 October at the World Conference against War and Exploitation, for a Workers’ International, unanimously decided to propose that all kinds of initiatives against the war in all its forms be taken in as many cities of the world as possible on 9, 10 and 11 December, so that « the forces of the labour movement opposed to war can make their voices heard« . The resolution of the open world conference, translated into many [...]
29 October 2022
International Working Women's Conference
29-30 October 2022
World Conference against War and Exploitation, for a Workers’ International
On May Day 2022, workers and their organisations gathered in many countries around the world – with many exceptions this year: in many countries, war, repression, and restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic – prevented workers from gathering. Conversely, in some countries where workers are on the offensive, such as Sri Lanka (photo), some of the May Day rallies called by labour organisations were extremely massive.
Where trade union and political initiatives did take place, the rejection of war was sometimes expressed among the demands. Present in these demonstrations and marches were the activists who took part in the International Emergency Meeting against War on 3 April. They circulated the meeting’s appeal, which had originally been signed by labour activists from 50 countries, and translated into some twenty languages, to make it known and to get it signed.[...]
Emergency international meeting against war Sunday, 3 April 2022
- To the correspondents of the International Workers' Committee against War and Exploitation, for a Workers' International
- To the activists and workers' organisations around the world who intend to fight against the war
On 3 April an "Emergency International Meeting Against War" was held (in video). Delegations from 47 countries attended.
Attached you will find the appeal that was passed with the list of endorsers .
All the participants agreed to :
- launch a campaign of endorsement of the appeal in their respective countries;
- prepare for the broadest possible circulation of the appeal on 1 May, the international day of workers' struggle. This should take into account the national conditions of the class struggle in each country;
- translate it into as many languages as possible.
A new list of international endorsers will be published on 27 April.
Daniel Gluckstein, Nambiath Vasudevan
Coordinators International Workers Committee against War and Exploitation for a Worlers’ Internation
Paris and Mumbai 14 March 2022
Having read the Appeal that was passed on 3 April (to be downloaded here), I wish to add my name to the list of international endorsers. Please sign here. Après avoir lu l’appel adopté le 3 avril (téléchargez ici), je souhaite rejoindre la liste des premiers signataires. Signez l’appel ici. Después de haber leído el Llamamiento adoptado el 3 de abril (descargar aquí), deseo unirme a la lista de los primeros firmantes. Firme el Llamamiento haciendo clic aquí.
For a Workers’ International Against War Exploitation and Precarious Labour We, 601 militant activists from 57 countries, call for an Open World Conference in Paris, October 2022
In November 2016, delegates who had gathered in Mumbai at an Open World Conference formed the "International Workers' Committee Against War, Exploitation and Precarious Labour, For a Workers' International." Over the past five years, unprecedented developments have shaken the world.
For us, this confirms that a Workers' International is more than ever a necessity. We, 601 militant activists from 57 countries, call for the preparation in all countries of the Open World Conference (Paris, October 2022).[...]
Rarely has such mobilisation in solidarity with the Palestinian people been seen. We are publishing a brief report. We invite all our correspondents to send us reports, accounts and photos on the demonstrations in their countries. First informations from Pakistan, Canada, United States, Australia, South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Germany, France, Great-Britain... [...]
GREAT BRITAIN 100 labour movement activists address Prime Minister Boris Johnson about India: « Release the rights on vaccine patents and arrange immediately the necessary transfers of technology to enable India to manufacture the vaccines they need »Open letter to Boris Johnson Dear Prime Minister, The news received from Indian trade unionists is absolutely appalling. The whole world is witnessing a real tragedy [...]
Daniel Gluckstein and Nambiath Vasudevan, IWC co-coordinators, call for solidarity with the Indian workers, peasants and youth, and for the demand to lift the ban on putting patents for the production of vaccines in the public domain.
Presently India is facing a second wave of Covid-19. Pictures coming out from India are scary.
IWC correspondents in India informed us: “The number of people infected with Covid-19 is rising every day. Those who can get a hospital bed are considered lucky. Deaths are mounting owing to lack of hospital beds, medicines, oxygen – the health care system has collapsed, there are no doctors and para medical staff to cope up with the mounting cases."Read and endorse this declaration by clicking here. [...]
Throughout the world – though under different forms – the workers and their organisations are faced with questions regarding the pandemic, its consequences, the governments’ policies and the stance taken by the labour movement. We do not hide the fact that we intend, starting from facts, to back up what we have kept saying in every IWC document: the capitalist regime – founded on the private ownership of the means of production – leads the whole society into an abyss.
The positive solution to the unprecedented crisis humankind goes through is in the hands of the working class. [...]
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24-25 February 2023
Throughout the world, we need to multiply our initiatives to say: No to war! No to any “Sacred Union” with war-mongering governments!
War is spreading; it is taking root. Every passing day sees the call made by workers, young people, activists of the labour and democratic movement from 47 countries at the World Conference Against War and Exploitation (29 and 30 October 2022, Paris) become more urgent.
"In 2022, wars are ravaging all continents, causing massacres, devastation, famine, and epidemics. Tens of millions of people are being driven out of their countries. We are witnessing a formidable retreat of human civilisation, threatened with pure and simple obliteration.
“The peoples and workers of the world are against war. They know that it means ever more oppression and exploitation.”
On 24 February 2023 it will be one year since the war began to wreak havoc in Europe[...]
Taking into account the confinement measures, this rally was posted “online”.
“It is workers, youth, mankind that must be saved!
Not the banks and capitalists!”
All the workers’ gains are targeted by governments!
On that day, from New York to Mumbai, from Gaza, to Paris, From Johannesburg to Beijing, From Moscow to Santiago of Chile,
despite the epidemics and the blows that are showered on workers, despite confinement measures, we regroup under the same banner,
for the same cause:
- • Requisition of the billions of the banks and capitalists to save the sick and the hospitals!
- • Requisition of the billions of war to give each and every one food and shelter.
- • Requisition of all the “bank bail-out plans” for workers and their families!
- • Unity of workers against the anti-worker measures of governments which use of the crisis for their own objectives!
- • The eight-hour working-day and every working-class and democratic gain must be preserved!