After the brutal police intervention in the Cipla factory at the end of May the solidarity campaign has been gaining momentum. On June 13 a rally was held outside the factory with many trade union delegations taking part from Brazil as well as representatives of occupied factories from Argentina, Paraguay and Venezuela.
As part of the
international campaign in support of CIPLA workers, Hands off Venezuela and
Young Socialist activists gathered yesterday in front of the Brazilian embassy
in Vienna. In Belgium and Germany also the struggle of the CIPLA/Interfibra workers
in Joinville was taken up with the Brazilian Embassy.
Today, June 12, pickets were organised outside various embassies in Europe to demand that the court order to seize the Cipla and Interfibra factories be
withdrawn, and that these be nationalised and returned to workers’ control and