One year after the resolution adopted at the 16th World Congress of the Fourth International, the International Committee adopted the following statement.
The International Committee of the Fourth International at its annual meeting in late February 2011 unanimously adopted the following statement.
Labour Party Pakistan has decided to organize a day of action for workers’ right to protest and against the top judges’ discriminatory attitude towards the struggle of the working class. On Tuesday 1st of March, thousands of workers across Pakistan will organize rallies, demonstrations and strikes to assert their rights of organizing peaceful means of struggle.
Scores of demonstrators from the Yogyakarta Domestic Worker Protection Network (JPPRT) took to the streets on Monday February 14 demanding decent wages and protection for domestic workers. According to action coordinator Henny, the domestic workers’ demands are totally reasonable because in reality domestic workers are still vulnerable to physical, psychological, social and economic violence.
The mass upsurges that drove out Ben Ali from Tunisia and Mubarak from Egypt have electrified people everywhere, but nowhere more than in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, where people are still glued to al-Jazeera television, suspiciously evaluating the military “undertaker” regime in Cairo and alternatively excited and agonized by mass protests and brutal repression in Jordan, Bahrain, Iraq, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Libya, Djibouti, Kuwait, Morocco and Iran. Keith Darwin, an Australian FI supporter, sent us this report.
San Juan, Puerto Rico- After 70 days of strike and hours of deliberation under the unmerciful Caribbean sun, the students of the Rio Piedras Campus, of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) approved a plan of action to continue wielding their struggle for public education.
On Sunday November 21, 2010 Irish prime minister Brian Cowen formally requested international assistance from the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Subsequently, EU finance ministers gave their agreement in principle on condition that a drastic austerity plan was implemented. Throughout the week speculative attacks against not just Ireland but also Portugal - in spite of the announcement of a new austerity plan - and Spain intensified. Five months after Greece, the "rescue" of Ireland marked the beginning of Act II of the Euro crisis and opened a social-political sequence which looks particularly agitated.
After a week, the riotous fires burnt out, leaving a feeling of bitterness, a taste of ashes. But the national scope of the revolts and the virtually total paralysis that resulted shook the existing authoritarian order and opened the possibility of qualitative changes in the political situation.
As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Dakar, 2011, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of Africa and its peoples in the construction of human civilisation. Together, the peoples of all the continents are struggling mightily to oppose the domination of capital, hidden behind illusory promises of economic progress and political stability. Complete decolonization for oppressed peoples remains for us, the social movements of the world, a challenge of the greatest importance.
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