Saturday, 16. February 2019

190127wfdy holocaustIt’s been 74 years since Red Army set Auschwitz-Birkenau free from the Nazis. The 27th of January is commemorated as the International day of Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, to remind us the bestiality of fascism. It is estimated that about 6 million people – Jews, communists, homosexuals or black – were led to death, forced labor and tough torture in Auschwitz.

The increasing of the frequency and volume of the migrants and refugees waves over the last years is a phenomenon directly linked with the long-lasting structural economic crisis of the capitalist system and the wars that generates.

The WFTU, on the occasion of the adoption of the migrant compact by the UN General Assembly, once again, denounces and uncovers the hypocrisy of the imperialist states. The imperialist states, escalate the military investments and imperialist plans and wars and create increasingly new waves of refugees and migrants.

Joint statement by Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bolivia, Burundi, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Russian Federation, State of Palestine, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe at the Fourth review conference of the chemical weapons convention, the Hague, November 30, 2018

We, the States Parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction (CWC), committed to achieving the goal of freeing the world of chemical weapons, strongly condemn the use of chemical weapons by anyone, anywhere and under any circumstances.

The 20th IMCWP took place on November 23-25, 2018, in Athens, hosted by the KKE, which celebrates 100 years of its historic course.

The theme of the 20th International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (IMCWP) was "The contemporary working class and its alliance. The tasks of its political vanguard - the Communist and Workers' Parties, in the struggle against exploitation and imperialist wars, for the rights of the workers and the peoples, for peace, for socialism ". At he meeting 90 Communist and Workers’ parties from 73 countries took part, representing all the continents.

wfdy 148In 1945 during the Second World War and the struggle against fascism, various anti-fascist and progressive youth movements were building bridges of communication and cooperation in the face of the common enemy. Millions of youth around the world saw the necessity of uniting their voices and joining their hands, for a common struggle against all forms of destruction of life. On the same time they were setting the priority of facing imperialism and struggling for its overthrow.

In 2016 TUI-PS launched the international day against privatizations, aimed at strengthening and expanding unity in the action of workers and peoples around the world in defence of public services and social functions of the states. From 22 to 26 October, once again we will organize initiatives, demonstrations, strikes or other actions to increase awareness on the disastrous impacts of privatizations on the lives of workers, peoples and countries, seeking to strengthen the fight to prevent new processes and to reverse those that have meanwhile been implemented.

The WFTU is celebrating its foundation day and International Action day of October 3rd, 2018 by dedicating this day to the modern demand for social security. The WFTU Secretariat calls the trade unions in all countries to organize activities, strikes, demonstrations and other activities to honor the 2018 International Action Day under the main slogan: “Ensure social security and free healthcare for all” side by side with all the other demands of the class-oriented trade union movement in every country of the world. The international working class is joining its voices to the slogans: Public Social Security and free healthcare for all, Working week of 35 hours – 7 hours a day – 5 days a week, Collective bargaining, Trade union and democratic freedoms, Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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