The Buenos Aires metro workers are heading for an all out confrontation
with the bosses and the government. The dispute has become a point of
reference for all active trade unionists and the left in general.
Yesterday (Wednesday) there was a 24 hour general strike which has been
extended by a further 48 hours for today (Thursday) and tomorrow. There
is a lot at stake not only for this sector but for the whole of the
Argentinean working class. See the Spanish article Solidaridad con la lucha de los trabajadores del SUBTE
for more details. It is crucial that we intensify the international
campaign of solidarity with our support. Please keep sending your
The comrades of the Marxist current El Militante in Spain and of the Socialist Current El Militante
in Argentina have received an appeal for solidarity from the workers of
Zanon. We appeal to all comrades, readers and supporters of In Defence of Marxism
to take up this campaign and send protest and solidarity messages to
the workers in the best traditions of the international working class
movement – “An Injury to One is an Injury to All”.
Judicial authorities have issued threats to imprison the workers and
militants occupying the Cipla and Interfibra factories in the city
Joinville (state of Santa Catarina, in the south of Brazil). We publish
below the press release that was issued by the Factory Council of
Cipla/Interfibra, for the information of all labour organisations, as
well as workers and labour activists.