In the last year, the metro workers have written one of the most inspiring pages in the history of the Argentinean working class of the last 30 years. The workers launched an all-out struggle for a wage increase and achieved a historic victory in their struggle for the six hour working day. After four months of intense struggle the metro workers defeated the bosses. We thank everybody who participated in the international solidarity campaign. For further information on the outcome of the conflict please see this article (in Spanish)

During his trip to Dublin, Ricardo Galindez met with Jack O’Connor, President of the Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), who committed himself to building stronger links between the Irish unions and the UNT in Venezuela.

Hundreds of messages have been sent to the Bolivian authorities by student and labour movement activists, left-wing organisations and individuals from all over the world demanding the immediate release of Cesar Zelada, the Peruvian student and left-wing activist jailed in Bolivia on September 14th. (September 23, 2004)
See also the Spanish version: Libertad para Cesar Zelada – La solidaridad internacional empieza a crecer

The textile workers of Sanandaj (in Iranian Kurdistan) have brought production to a standstill. Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network calls on all trade unions, international progressive organisations and forces to send emails, faxes or letters to the Iranian regime’s authorities expressing their support for the Sanandaj workers.

The textile workers of Sanandaj (in Iranian Kurdistan) have brought production to a standstill. Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network calls on all trade unions, international progressive organisations and forces to send emails, faxes or letters to the Iranian regime’s authorities expressing their support for the Sanandaj workers.

On Thursday afternoon, October 21, around twenty activists from the Hands Off Venezuela solidarity campaign gathered outside the Venezuelan consulate in London. They brought with them a surprise guest: George “Christopher Columbus” Bush, who had Tony Blair sitting atop his shoulder in a puppet form. They were there to hear about three protesters in Caracas who have been jailed for toppling... a Columbus statue.

The Hands Off Venezuela campaign public meeting held on September 7 in Portcullis House (Houses of Parliament annex) was very successful with around 70 people attending, among them a sizeable group of the local Bolivarian Circle. The meeting also attracted a sizeable number of trade unionists and youth, who were keen to understand what is going on in Venezuela. It was of particular importance as it was the first time that a public debate was being held in London since the recall referendum took place on August 15.