The Sri Lankan revolutionary and trade-unionist Bala Tampoe died on 1 September aged 92. This short tribute was immediately issed by Vickramabahu Karunarathne on behalf of the NSSP (Sri Lankan section of the Fourth International). We will publish a longer account of Bala’s life and contribution later.
We, the 595 cleaners of the Economics Ministry, who had lost our jobs since the 17th of September 2013, we propose to join forces with us and to organise together an International Day of Solidarity on the 20th of September.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) outrightly condemns what looks like a well-calculated and dastardly killing of its three shop steward leaders late on Wednesday 06 August 2014 in Isithebe in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
In Iraq, the militant group Islamic State (formerly ISIS) has spent several weeks carrying out massacres of Arab Shiites, Turkoman Shiites, Assyro-Chaldees, Yazidis, Shabaks and Sunnites who refuse to swear loyalty to them. In all cases women are the first victims of persecutions, collective rapes, mutilations…