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Canada: general strike threat defeats “back-to-work” legislation, but workers’ contract unresolved

Canada: general strike threat defeats “back-to-work” legislation, but workers’ contract unresolved


Tuesday, 8 November 2022 

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Canada: general strike threat defeats “back-to-work” legislation, but workers’ contract unresolved

For the first time, Canadian workers have forced the repeal of back-to-work legislation. The inspiring struggle of the 55,000 Ontario education workers has achieved an important partial victory. The government thought they would crush the workers by preemptively making their strike illegal, imposing a contract, and violating their constitutional rights with the “notwithstanding clause”. But instead the Doug Ford regime provoked an illegal strike that was spreading into an Ontario-wide general strike. Faced with the immense power of the workers the government blinked, and agreed to withdraw the legislation. We should recognize that this is a significant blow to the use of strikebreaking legislation by capitalist governments, while also recognizing that the education struggle is not over and the workers still don’t have a contract.


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Greece: general strike on 9 November – down with the government of robbers!

A recent wiretapping scandal has highlighted the advanced rottenness of the Greek ruling class and its government. Described as the ‘Greek Watergate’, it is alleged that a long list of journalists and opposition politicians had their phones bugged by the state. Coupled with high inflation, which is suffocating the living standards of the working class and the poor, the rotten New Democracy government is wracked by multiple crises. It is in this context that a one-day general strike begins tomorrow.


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Irán: el movimiento revolucionario de la juventud resiste

El 26 de octubre se cumplieron 40 días del asesinato de la joven iraní-kurda, Mahsa Amini, por la policía de la moral del régimen. Siendo el último día del período de duelo chiíta tradicional, se encontró con protestas masivas, convirtiéndose en un nuevo punto culminante del movimiento, con protestas en casi todas las ciudades importantes. En muchas ciudades kurdas estalló una huelga general; en todo el país se realizaron huelgas de los bazares en apoyo al movimiento; y en el Metro de Teherán los conductores se declararon en huelga en apoyo a la juventud revolucionaria.


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دە ساڵ پاش مانگرتنی ٢٠١٢ـی خوێندکارانی کیوبێک

ئەمساڵ دەیەمین ساڵیادی “بەهاری بەڵاڵووک” دەگێڕین، کە نوێنەرایەتیی گەورەترین بزووتنەوەی جەماوەری لە مێژووی کیوبێک دەکات. ئەم مانگرتنەی خوێندکاران سەدان هەزار خوێندکاری کۆ کردەوە لەپێش ئەوەی ببێتە بزووتنەوەیەکی فراوانتر، کە حکوومەتە ڕق لێبووەکەی جۆن چارێست (Jean Charest) داڕووخاند. ئەم نموونەیە لە پێچەوانەیەکی ڕەبەق لە دۆخە خەماوییەکەی بزووتنەوەی خوێندکاران لە ساڵانی ڕابردوودا وەستاوە.


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ایران: برای سرنگونی رژیم ملاها، برای انقلاب سوسیالیستی

این متن یک نمونه اعلامیه است که به وسیلهٔ پویش بین‌المللی مارکسیست‌ها تهیه شده تا برای ایجاد همبستگی با جنبش جوانان انقلابی در زمان اعتراضات پخش شود. این اعلامیه بیانگر دیدگاه‌های ما در مورد مسیری است که این جنبش الهام‌بخش برای پیشرفت باید طی کند. مرگ بر رژیم ملاها! مرگ بر امپریالیسم! مرگ بر سرمایه‌داری!