March 20: International Day of Solidarity with Arab Revolutions

March 20 has been declared an international day of solidarity with the Arab revolutions. The IMT will be actively taking part. However, we also need concrete financial help to strengthen our work in the Middle East and help our comrades struggling to build the forces of Marxism in these countries. So please donate generously to our campaign!

The World Social Forum meeting in Dakar (Senegal) in February called for an international day of solidarity with the Arab revolutions. The revolutions in the Arab world and the wider Middle East represent a major turning point not only in this region but also throughout the world. They are setting a new stage in the process of world revolution.

After the revolutionary wave in Latin America, the Arab peoples are moving into action to free themselves from oppression and exploitation. Probably this represents the largest mass movement since the anti-colonial uprisings after the Second World War.

Demonstrations will be held in several countries. In Belgium the two main unions are backing the demonstrations called by more than 20 different organisations and left-wing groups. In other countries actions have been planned. In the Arab world this date will also mark a new stage in the mobilisation against the dictatorships.

In Morocco a new ‘Day of Dignity’ has been called despite the announcement of constitutional reforms by the King. In reality since the first ‘Day of Rage’ on February 20 protest actions have never really stopped.

In Algeria the unemployed workers’ movement has decided also to hit the streets on March 20, demanding decent jobs for the youth or unemployment benefit equivalent to 50% of the minimum wage. They are also calling for the nationalisation or the renationalisation of all the strategic companies.

The International Marxist Tendency supports this International Day of Action and will participate in it.

Make a financial contribution to guarantee a socialist outcome to the Arab revolution!

The IMT has covered the Arab revolution since its first days. It has provided not only information but more importantly analysis and a revolutionary socialist perspective on a day to day basis. This is appreciated internationally. The visits from North of Africa to the IMT website In Defence of Marxism for instance have increased by 125 % and we receive positive reactions from almost all the countries in the Middle East. More importantly the IMT is actively intervening in the stormy events. Links have been established with individual revolutionaries and groups in different countries of the region.

Our comrades in Morocco, of the Communist League of Action organised around the website and the paper The Communist, have done sterling work and have been in the forefront of many of the actions against the dictatorship. The website has in reality become the Arab voice of the IMT. Some of our comrades have been subjected to harassment, detention and sometimes also brutal torture at the hands of the police. [See: Morocco: solidarity with the victims of repression!]

In order to strengthen the intervention of our comrades in Morocco we need the necessary finances. Although the comrades regularly raise money from the movement itself, the building of our forces needs extra financing. Transport and printing costs are the most important expenses.

That is why we are making an appeal to all our readers and supporters to raise money to finance the necessary printing equipment. The overall target is to raise €5000, a small amount compared to the huge sums the rich are investing to keep alive their rotten system in the Arab countries. The imperialists around the world rush in to help their friends the Arab dictators to save them from the anger of their own people. In the same manner socialists, communists worldwide need to give support to the revolutionary forces in the region.

So donate generously now!

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Socialist Appeal,
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(Make cheques payable to "International Solidarity Club")