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Freiheit für alle politischen Gefangenen im Iran (und weltweit)!

Posted by entdinglichung - 4. Februar 2009

Ein Hinweis auf eine wichtige Kampagne der GenossInnen des Iranian Workers‘ Solidarity Network (IWSN):

Free all political prisoners in Iran!

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IWSN campaign

The recent arrests of labour and Kurdish activists have once again drawn attention to the fact that the Iranian regime is determined to re-establish the old balance of forces – when it always had the upper hand when dealing with workers and labour activists, women, national minorities, journalists, teachers and the vast majority of the working people of Iran.

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Vermischtes vom Klassenkampf

Posted by entdinglichung - 4. Februar 2009

1.) Zu den derzeit unter der peinlichen rechten Parole „British work for British workers“ ablaufenden wilden Streiks im Energiesektor im UK sei auf den Blog-Beiträge von Splintered Sunrise und The Commune (zur starken Beteiligung polnischer ArbeiterInnen), den Forderungskatalog der Gewerkschaft bei Lindsey Oil Refinery (nebst einem Statement der CGIL) sowie auf Artikel auf LibCom und das Kommunique von Socialist Resistance verwiesen, letzteres stellt fest:

„In fact the demands of the strikers themselves imply that Italian workers at IREM should be sacked and replaced by British workers, and that jobs in Britain should be ring-fenced against workers from outside. This is seriously wrong — where would it leave British workers working under similar conditions in other European countries?
If wages are being undercut by IREM at the Lindsey refinery the strike is absolutely legitimate and should be fully supported both by solidarity action and by the unions. But the facts have to be clear and that is not the case yet. Maybe the Italian workers themselves or their unions could shed light on the matter of their rates of pay and working conditions? Has anyone asked them?
Wage rates and collective agreements, of course, should be defended against all comers, not just foreign employers. Undercutting from anywhere, including just down the road, is completely unacceptable. Collective agreements have to be defended at all times and the trade unions have a direct responsibility in this.
The way to defend construction workers, or any other section of workers, in today’s conditions has to be by strengthening trade union organisation and by working class solidarity — and that included international solidarity.
The trade unions should make it clear that workers from abroad are welcome in this country. They should link up with the unions where workers come and ensure that all agreements, and obligations, are carried out by the employers.
Some of the unions involved in this dispute have rightly been having recruiting drives to recruit workers from abroad. This is the best way to build a fight-back. Pitting one group of workers against the other only benefits the employers who are always ready to divide and rule.“

2.) Hierzulande fast unbemerkt: Seit dem 20. Januar befinden sich die ArbeiterInnen in der französischen Karibik-Kolonie Guadeloupe im Generalstreik um insgesamt 146 Forderungen, darunter einer Erhöhung des Mindestlohnes auf 200 Euro, Senkung von Steuern, Benzin- und vor allem Lebensmittelpreisen sowie ein Einfrieren der Mieten durchzusetzen. Weitere Infos dazu auf Solidarité Ouvrière (1, 2 und 3) sowie auf den Seiten der NPA und von Combat Ouvrier, eine Solidaritätsadresse von Gewerkschaften und linken Parteien aus Matinique findet mensch hier.

3.) Indymedia Irland berichtet, dass mehr als 300 ArbeiterInnen (welche seit September 2008 keinen Lohn erhalten haben) eine Landmaschinenfabrik in Kherson/Ukraine besetzt und einen“ Sowjet“ gebildet haben:

„At this moment the council is meeting in the former cabinet of a technical director. Leonid Nimchinov, the chair of the workers council, says that these events must be widely spread and calls workers from other plants throughout Ukraine to display solidarity and support each other. In the near future he is going to address this call to workers of Lviv Bus Plant and other factories.

The main demands of protesting workers:
– payment of wage arrears (near 4.5 million Ukrainian hryvnias);
– nationalization of the plant without compensation to its owner;
– the state-secured plant’s production distribution – high-quality farm machinery

In case of ignoring their demands workers are ready to turn to the toughest forms of protest.“

4.) LibCom berichtet, dass Attacken auf protestierende kretische KleinbäuerInnen zu Solidaritätsaktionen und Streiks im öffentlichen Dienst auf Kreta geführt haben.

„Alarmed at the police attack of their compatriots, civil servants across Crete walked out their offices while shops shut down in protest across the island. Farmers occupied the two offices of the Ministry of Economics, the Central Civil command of the Island and blockaded the Bank of Greece. At the same time taxi drivers refused to drive their cabs, and gas stations closed down across Crete. The wildcat general strike informally declared is expected to last until Thursday.“

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