The Awami Workers’ Party (AWP) expresses deep concerns over recent news reports about the Interior Ministry’s intentions to extend for another two-year period an amendment made to the Anti-Terrorism Act allowing preventive detention of up to three-months of those charged under the ATA,” AWP general secretary Farooq Tariq said.
Left Bloc’s 10th National Convention approved political motion A, “The strength of hope, Left Bloc aiming for a majority”, and elected a new national leadership, with 64 people from motion A, 7 from motion B and 9 from motion R. Catarina Martins was elected coordinator of Left Bloc.
The protest movement against the proposed labour law (known by the name of the labour minister El Khomri) has been underway since 9 March of this year. The SP government is trying hard to snuff it out. Last week the Paris demonstration called by the coordinating committee of 9 trade-union confederations, federations, and unions (the Intersyndical) was first banned and then allowed to demonstrate around the pleasure port le bassin de l’Arsenal at the Place de la Bastille. On 28 June a demonstration was authorised over a sightly longer itinerary, from Place de la Bastille to Place d’Italie. The NPA issued this statement during the afternoon.