This statement was issued by the Socialistisk Partiet (Swedish section of the Fourth International) just after the elections on 14 September 2014. A longer article will be published in the next few days.
On 24 April 2013 the first anniversary of Rana Plaza collapse has been observed by the different national and international organizations. It was the day when 8 storied building collapsed claiming 1138 garments workers of whom mostly are female garment workers in Savar near the capital city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was the incident which also left 2500 workers seriously injured and made about 1500 workers missing. It was the tragic incident in memory which extremely drew attention of the world communities. There was hardly any media that did not publicize the news of the incident in the world.
Social movements and organizations, trade unions, peasants, indigenous peoples communities, women and environmentalist organizations, gathered in Lima, Peru, on the 12h and 13th of August, invited by the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA), to support the organization of the Peoples Summit that will take place in parallel to the COP 20 of the UNFCCC, from 9 to 12 December 2014. We commit to work together and mobilize ourselves in this process. In this sense, we emphasize the call to participate in the demonstration organized by the Peoples Summit on December 10 in Lima.
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.