Call by 407 labour activists from 52 countries
Every day that goes by, humankind is being dragged further towards barbarism. This has become clear to workers and activists all around the world. Wars are spreading. Afghanistan under occupation for 18 years; syrian population facing untold misery and migration for eight years, massacres in Yemen; Kashmir cut off from the world for over 70 days; military threats against Iran; strategic military encirclement of China; manufactured conflicts in Africa; permanently increasing military [...]
All 29 ports on the West Coast, including the Port of Vancouver in Canada, were shut down for eight hours to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. The outpouring of workers and youth was huge, far exceeding any of our expectations; some estimates place the turnout as high as 25,000 people. A number of unions, such as SEIU Local 1021, joined our effort. READ MORE... [...]
The COVID – 19 crisis has seen the growth of a significant offensive against workers’ rights and democratic freedoms. As is the case elsewhere in the world, the conditions for lay-offs and firings have become more “flexible”. At the same time, in addition to the banning of gatherings, surveillance of the population has been exacerbated, thanks to new technologies. Inhabitants are more and more “tracked” for the sake of fighting the virus. READ MORE... [...]
“I’m here because my life matters” – that is how one Black woman explained her presence in the thick of the demonstration in New York on 1 June. She added: “I have the right to live. They don’t think so. So I will come here every day until they understand (...). This has been going on too long: you can’t oppress us and then dictate to us how we should react.” Yes, Black people in the United States have the legitimate right to react as they see fit, to protest the way they want to and to organise as they judge it necessary. [...]
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!