The Flasko factory which has been occupied and run under workers’ control needs your help. For eleven years this factory has been run without bosses and under the control of the workers. Now they are waging a struggle to have the factory officially nationalised under workers’ control. Flasko needs 10,000 signatures by June 17 to force a public hearing in the Brazilian Senate to discuss their proposal of expropriation of the occupied factory. Please sign using the link below to help the comrades reach this target.
We publish this solidarity appeal from Turkey that we received about the Kurdish activists who are on hunger strike against their treatment at the hands of the Turkish authorities.
The struggle of the Bouazar miners is entering a crucial stage thanks to the mobilisation of the masses in the cities of Ouarzazate and Taznakht. Fifteen miners have been arrested since then and are being brought to court accused of obstructing the freedom to work during their two day strike on the 10th and 11th of October. This struggle has raised a lot of sympathy amongst young people, school students and workers in the region, nationally and even internationally. The echo in the Moroccan media is as expected, very weak. The system multiplies the walls of silence surrounding it. It is a symptom of its fear of that exemplary battle.
The Independent Union of Students and Youth of Kazakhstan (NPSMK) expresses solidarity with the striking students of Quebec, who are fighting against the increase of tuition fees.
Two leading comrades of the International Marxist Tendency in El Salvador have suffered a serious accident. On Friday March 2, Fredy and Ely were travelling home on a bus which was stopped by a criminal gang. The gang doused the bus with gasoline and set it on fire. The driver attempted to escape by driving away. Fredy and Ely jumped off the moving bus as there had been a previous incident in which a number of people died when a bus was set on fire by a criminal gang.
An Italian shop steward at the Ferrari Auto factory in Modena has been accused by the police on trumped up charges as a result of his participation in an anti-fascist demonstration. He is a member of the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) and a supporter of FalceMartello.
“A war has broken out, tell everyone!” With these words an eyewitness phoned from Zhanaozen to inform the world of yesterday’s bloody events in Kazakhstan.
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