Mouvement ouvrier international

No « sacred union » with governments in the service of NATO!


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 Exploitation, for a Workers’ International, has once again sent out a call to raise the banner of workers’ international unity against warmongering governments. The call has been heard at the very hearts of the major imperialist powers. In the United States, workers and youth, activists, as well as guests from Mexico and Canada, gathered on February 25 on the campus of UC Davis (California) to lay the foundation of an anti-war movement, responding to the call by the Sacramento branch of Labor Committee for Latin-American Advancement/AFLCIO, by the coalition Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) and by the Trotskyist organisation Socialist Organizer. On behalf of the latter, Alan Benjamin denounced: « This is not a war for democracy and the self-determination of peoples, especially the Ukrainian [...]

In Belgium, on 26 February in Brussels,


a demonstration « for peace » was called by the General Federation of Workers of Belgium (FGTB), the Party of Labour of Belgium (PTB) and others. In the leaflet they distributed, the activists of the Unity-Eenheidcommittee Committee called attention to [the fact that]: « The traditions of the workers’ movement, of socialism, of democracy are the opposite of giving support to NATO’s policies. In the government, there are parties that claim to belong to the workers’ movement. These parties, PS and Vooruit (the Dutch-speaking socialist party – editor’s note), implement war policies, they increase defence budgets, which is contrary to socialist values and social needs (…). Socialist ministers must stop collaborating with NATO and they must quit this [...]

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


Comisión de Seguimiento del Comité Internacional de los Trabajadores Ampliación de la campaña internacional contra la guerra


El 12 de enero se reunió el comité de seguimiento del Comité Obrero Internacional contra la Guerra y la Explotación para la Internacional Obrera (COI) contando con la participación de militantes de Benín, Burkina Faso, China, Francia, Alemania, Haití,India, Corea, México, Pakistán, Filipinas, Rumanía, Rusia, África del Sur/Azania y de los Estados Unidos.  En su introducción, Daniel Gluckstein señala: la Conferencia Mundial contra la Guerra y la Explotación (París 29 y 30 de octubre de 2022) « hizo un llamado por la retirada de las tropas rusas, la retirada de las tropas estadounidenses y de la OTAN, y el fin de las intervenciones imperialistas y neocoloniales. Los trabajadores no tienen intereses comunes con las multinacionales y los gobiernos belicistas. Pero – especialmente en los principales países capitalistas – se enfrentan a la negativa de los dirigentes de las principales organizaciones obreras y partidos de « izquierda » a oponerse a la guerra. [...]

Comité de suivi du Comité ouvrier international Amplifier la campagne internationale contre la guerre


Le comité de suivi du Comité ouvrier international contre la guerre et l’exploitation, pour l’Internationale ouvrière (COI) s’est réuni le 12 janvier. Y ont participé des militants d’Afrique du Sud/Azanie, d’Allemagne, du Bénin, du Burkina Faso, de Chine, de Corée, des États-Unis, de France, d’Haïti, d’Inde, du Mexique, du Pakistan, des Philippines, de Roumanie et de Russie.  En introduction, Daniel Gluckstein souligne : la conférence mondiale contre la guerre et l’exploitation (Paris, 29 et 30 octobre 2022)« a appelé au retrait des troupes russes, au retrait des troupes américaines et de l’OTAN, à l’arrêt des interventions impérialistes et néo-coloniales. Les travailleurs n’ont aucun intérêt commun avec les multinationales et les gouvernements fauteurs de guerre. Mais – notamment dans les principaux pays capitalistes – ils sont confrontés au refus des dirigeants des principales organisations ouvrières et partis de “gauche” de [...]

Follow-up Committee of the International Workers’ Committee Amplifying the International Campaign against War


The Follow-Up Committee of the International Workers' Committee against War and Exploitation (IWC) met on 12 January. Participants included activists from Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Germany, France, Haiti, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa/Azania and the United States.  In his introduction, Daniel Gluckstein made the following point: the World Conference against War and Exploitation (Paris29 and 30 October 2022) "called for the withdrawal of Russian troops, the withdrawal of US and NATO troops and an end to imperialist and neocolonial interventions. Workers have no interests in common with multinationals and war-mongering governments. But – especially in the major capitalist countries – they are facing the refusal of the leaders of the main workers' organisations and ‘left’ parties to oppose the war. What we called for was to build the unity of workers and peoples around the world, to impose peace”. He reiterated the success of the International Days against War on 9, 10 and 11 December 2022 and concluded "We have therefore implemented the decisions of the World Conference". [...]

Las Jornadas Internacionales contra la guerra (los dias 9, 10 y 11 de diciembre) 


Los días 9, 10 y 11 de diciembre, en más de veinte países de África, América, Asia y Europa, se celebraron concentraciones, manifestaciones, piquetes en plazas para difundir octavillas, así como conferencias de prensa en respuesta al llamamiento de la Conferencia Mundial contra la Guerra y la Explotación, para la Internacional Obrera, celebrada en la región parisina los días 29 y 30 de octubre.  Durante esta Conferencia, delegados de treinta y dos países lanzaron el llamamiento que estas fechas se organizaran Jornadas internacionales de movilización contra la guerra y la explotación, bajo las consignas: ¡Alto el fuego inmediato e incondicional! ¡Retirada de las tropas rusas de Ucrania, retirada de las tropas de la OTAN de Europa! ¡Fuera las tropas extranjeras de los países que ocupan! ¡Ni un centavo, ni un arma para esta guerra injusta! ¡Los miles de millones para salarios, escuelas, hospitales, ¡no para la guerra! ¡Ningún apoyar a los gobiernos [...]

Les journées internationales contre la guerre (9, 10 et 11 décembre) 


Les 9, 10 et 11 décembre, dans plus de vingt pays d’Afrique, des Amériques, d’Asie et d’Europe, des rassemblements, manifestations, piquets de diffusion, réunions publiques et conférences de presse ont eu lieu, à l’appel de la Conférence mondiale contre la guerre et l’exploitation, pour l’Internationale ouvrière, qui s’est tenue en région parisienne les 29 et 30 octobre.  Lors de cette conférence, les délégués de trente-deux pays réunis avaient appelé à faire de ces dates des journées internationales de mobilisation contre la guerre et l’exploitation, sur les mots d’ordre : « Cessez-le-feu immédiat et sans conditions ! Retrait des troupes russes d’Ukraine, retrait des troupes de l’OTAN d’Europe ! Troupes étrangères hors des pays qu’elles occupent ! Pas un sou, pas une arme pour cette guerre injuste ! Les milliards pour les salaires, l’école, les hôpitaux, pas pour la guerre ! Aucun soutien aux gouvernements fauteurs de guerre ! [...]

International Days against War (December 9, 10 and 11)


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. [...]

9-10-11 December, 2022
A truly international day of struggle against war is being prepared


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 languages, has been circulated and sent out widely to the organisations that speak for the workers in each country, in order to propose joint actions 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 warmongering governments!”  Since [...]