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Gemeinsames Statement von unabhängigen Gewerkschaften im Iran zum 1. Mai 2010

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. April 2010

Quelle: Street Journalist, Links zu weiteren Statements weiter unten:

Joint resolution for International Workers’ Day (Labor organizations of Iran)

May 1st is the day of international solidarity of the working class and a day for laborers to protest global poverty and inequality. On this day millions of workers around the world stop working, to conquer the streets and show their anger and disgust with the announcement of the numerous disasters that capitalism has inflicted on humanity, and scream for liberation from oppression and exploitation.

Resounding protest against the hardship of capitalism and inequality of workers will be heard all around the world on May 1st while prohibition of celebration of this day in Iran is in effect, and many organizing workers of the May 1388/2009 event have been convicted and imprisoned and subjected to heavy sentences. Labor leaders and activists and are languishing in prison for defending their basic human rights.

Imposing such appalling lack of social rights for workers in conditions that in three decades of a capitalist system in Iran after the 1957 (1979) revolution, has reduced the minimum wage to a quarter below the poverty line and lack of timely payment of these wages and the firing of masses of workers, temporary contracts, have imposed hellish conditions on millions of workers families. Today more than ever to ensure the profitability of capital, factories are closed and subsidies cut in determination to cut the last threads of survival for millions of worker families and pour them into the pockets of investors.

But as we workers showed in the 1957 revolution as well as in recent years, we will not tolerate this misery and despite prison and repression will stand ahead with the people against violation of our most basic human rights and will not allow them to ruin our existence more. We are the main producers of all wealth and products in society and are entitled to human life in accordance with the highest standards of human life today.

In this context we also protest against circumstances since last Labor Day , since the masses in Iran have been exposed to suppression of their rights. We make the following demands and with immediate effect:

1 – We are free to act – independent of the government and our employers -to strike, protest, march, assemble and speak freely. This is our right and must be unconditional in recognition of the social rights of workers and the people of Iran.

2 – We see the plan to cut subsidies (by targeted subsidies) and the minimum wage of 303 Tomans as a gradual imposition of death of millions of working class families and demand immediate suspension of plans to cut subsidies and increase the minimum wage to one million Tomans.

3 – Workers wages in arrears are to be paid immediately and with no excuses. Non-payment should be prosecuted as a crime and damages caused to the workers must be paid for.

4 – The Dismissal of Workers by any excuse must be stopped and those who are unemployed or have attained the age of employment and are prepared to work must be given suitable unemployment insurance until employed.

5 – We want to eliminate temporary contracts and the signing of blank contracts and demand employment security for all workers and wage recipients in accordance with the highest standards of health and safety. We ask for the elimination of state governed environments from all facilities.

6 – We demand the eradication of the death penalty and the immediate and unconditional release of Ebrahim Madadi, Mansour Osanloo, Ali Nejati and all labor activists and other social movements and protestors from prison and a stop to the persecution against them.

7 – We condemn any aggression towards protest against violation of our rights and view this type of freedom expression as an irredeemable right of the public.

8 – We want to eradicate all laws that are discriminatory to women and to ensure full equality and the unconditional rights of women and men in all areas of social, economic, political, cultural and family life.

9 – We want all pensioners to enjoy a prosperous life without economic concern and to eliminate any discrimination in the payment of retirement pensions and benefits from their social security and health care.

10 – Child labor must be eradicated and all children must be entitled to educational facilities, health and welfare, independent of gender and race, religion, or social and economic status of their parents.

11 – We hereby announce our support for all liberal social movements, and strongly condemn arrest, trial and imprisonment of activists of any movement.

12 – We also announced strong support for the demands of teachers, nurses and other working classes of society and united with them, want to achieve their immediate demands

13 – We are part of the world’s workers and strongly condemn the dismissal and imposition of any discrimination of Afghan migrant workers and other nationalities.

14 – We appreciate all the support from international workers in and strongly support the protests and demands of workers worldwide and are united with them more than ever with emphasis on international solidarity of workers to escape the capitalist system.

15 – May 1st must be declared an official holiday in the country and included in the official calendar and any restrictions regarding recognition of the anniversary of this day will be abolished.

Long Live May 1st

Long live the international solidarity of workers

May 1, 2010 / Ordibehesht 11, 1389

* Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company

* Syndicate of Workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company

* Liberties Union of Workers

* Staff of Open Metalwork and Mechanics Union

* Inaugurated Board of the Syndicate of Painters

* Association of Kermanshah Electrical Workers and Metalworks

* Committee in Pursuit of Free trade Associations

* Coordination Committee for the Creation of Labor Organizations

* Association for the Defense of Dismissed and Unemployed Turpentine Workers

* Women’s Council

Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Darf mensch nun Jürgen Elsässer hauen oder nicht?

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. April 2010

Vor einem Jahr beschwerte sich His Divine Grace Jürgen Elsässer (derzeit Alpha-Männchen der rechtspopulistischen Volksinitiative, früher antideutscher Popstar und noch früher Goldkettchen-Gockel beim KB Stuttgart) auf seiner Weltnetz-Heimseite darüber, dass Bernard Schmid ihm eine drücken wolle:

„Aber die Grenze überschritten wird, wenn am Schluß des Beitrages dazu aufgerufen wird, Külbl und mir “die Fresse zu polieren”. Das ist, Habermas hatte grade Geburtstag!, Linksfaschismus.“

inzwischen ist die Chance Gefahr wohl grösser, dass Külbl und Elsässer sich untereinander prügeln könnten, aber nach dem neuesten (auch homophoben) Herumgeblahe des schönen Jürgens zur Verteidigung von Bischof Mixa findet dieser Schläge nun nicht mehr so schlimm:

„Was keiner mehr hören will: Ein paar Watschn waren vor 20, 30 Jahren in der Erziehung normal. Ich hab auch vom Lehrer welche bekommen, und es hat mir nicht geschadet.“

offenbar hat es massiv geschadet, … fassen wir also zusammen: für den autoritären Charakter Elsässer ist es also ok, wenn in Autoritätsstrukturen und Institutionen diejenigen die am Ruder sind (Lehrpersonal, Eltern, Kleriker, etc.) durchaus ihre Untergebenen einmal züchtigen, letztere haben das zu akzeptieren und Unterordnung zu üben (und schon gar keine Autos anzuzünden)

p.s.: Literaturhinweise: Erich Fromm – Die Furcht vor der Freiheit (das Buch handelt implizit auch vom neuen Jürgen Elsässer) und Klaus Horn – Dressur oder Erziehung

p.p.s.: auf einer Podiumsdiskussion so ca. 1997 in Hamburg meinte der Erz-Sozialdemokrat Joachim Bischoff einmal sinngemäss, nachdem Marxist-Lenonist Elsässer zum x-ten mal als Begründung für seine Positionen zu Ex-DDRlerInnen den Satz „so sind sie/diese halt“ von sich gab, dass Elsässers Argumentation eigentlich zentral das Schüren von Ressentiments beinhalte. Wo Bischoff Joachim recht hat, da hat er recht.

p.p.p.s.: nach unbestätigten Gerüchten arbeitet Elsässer derzeit an dem Buch Die geheimen Netzwerke der Wertkritiker: ICH KLAGE AN!

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Aufruf der Kommunistischen Partei Iran zum 1. Mai 2010

Posted by entdinglichung - 28. April 2010

Quelle: Webseite des Auslandskomitee der KP Iran (als pdf-Datei hier), weitere Maidemo-Aufrufe aus aller Welt hier

Declaration by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Iran on the Occasion of May 1st, International Worker’s Day

The First of May the international solidarity day of the working class is closing in. We congratulate all the workers around the world on this occasion and cherish the glorious class solidarity manifested on this day. The First of May is an opportunity for the workers to loudly announce to the world that the final emancipation of humanity from poverty, backwardness, war, insecurity, discrimination and lack of rights is only feasible by the strong hands of a class that has created the accumulated wealth in the world and has brought about welfare and happiness for the humanity through its work and by its creative force. A force that is capable of not only meeting the current needs of human beings but also create new needs and meet these needs with an amazing power.

Today the creative power of human beings and the working force is taken hostage by a system which due to its internal systematic contradictions casts the human society from one crisis into another more acute crisis and every time in order to survive the crisis, it exposes the achievements of the creative and aware humane to the danger of ruin and destruction. The First of May is a call by all the humans with a common pain who promise the emancipation from this rotten system and who can make the transit from the current panic and worry to a tomorrow of hope and relief.

The deep and widespread economic crisis during the last two years which afflicted the developed capitalist societies gradually showed its destructive effects in the form of large lay-offs and increasing pressure on the daily lives of the working class around the world and still there is no sign of it recovering. In the face of this, workers have not been silent and keep protesting and struggling against the violations by their governments in the strongest way ever during the recent era of the existing system and it is the continuation of these protests that keep the hopes for the emancipation from this system alive.

In Iran the officials in the Islamic regime tried to deny the effects of the crisis on the country’s economy but the reality was so ardent and the consequences of the crisis so destructive that they could not be hidden from any one. During the recent months in Iran the scale of lay-offs has been unprecedentedly high. Factories are closed one after the other and thousands of working families are living under the threat of being laid off at any time. The consequences and hardships due to unemployment along with other social deprivations have deteriorated the lives of the working families more than ever.

The capitalists use this opportunity to impose harder work conditions on the employed workers. They convert permanent job contracts into temporary contracts, hire workers for salaries under the line of poverty, do not pay the salaries on time and continuously violate the fixed agreements. In this situation the regime’s labor law leaves the capitalists free in attacking the workers’ lives and living standards. The Iranian workers are still not granted the right to self organization, the right to strike and the right to holding independent labor assemblies. A number of labor activists are still in prison because of defending their fellow workers and protesting the existing inhumane situation. In the shade of this situation on the eve of the International Workers Day we have to once more list the priorities.

It is obvious that it requires a massive movement and united struggle to stop the Iranian government and the Iranian capitalists from continuing their violations against the working class. Individual and defensive reactions in the face of the capitalists’ barbarity do not lead to anywhere. The individual struggles limited to workshops and factories must become coordinated and gain a nation-wide dimension. But in order to advance with such a significant mission, awareness and special preparations are necessary among the workers and the barriers ahead must be removed.

Establishing connections amongst progressive labor leaders, unifying them to create more coordination for establishment and expansion of workers’ organizations, uniting the different tendencies within the labor movement around immediate and nation-wide demands, projecting Iranian workers’ demands within current political protests, these are the foundations for a altering the balance of forces in favor of the working class.

Forcing the regime to recognize establishment of independent workers organizations is a priority and in fact the pre-condition for adopting an offensive set of policies and tactics. Hence working class and its allies in progressive social movements are in vital need of pushing back the dictatorship and creating a democratic space for creation of mass, independent organizations.

This year in Iran international day of workers is celebrated after nearly a year of extensive mass protests against the ruling faction of the regime. If the content of these protests in their early days were merely against electoral coup, they rapidly went beyond the Reformers demands, and transformed to an expression of anger and revulsion towards the Islamic regime in its entirety. Although workers and toiling masses have widely participated in these struggles, they still have not had the opportunity to register their presence through their class based organizations. Because of this their demands in the struggles of the past year lacks precision and clarity.

Workers presence as an organized class, and not merely as masses of workers, will qualitatively elevate the democratic capacities of the current struggles. By adopting this strategy working class will create an opportunity to posit itself in the leadership position, to bring about fundamental social changes in the society. Presence of democratic freedoms is vital for advancement of labor movement and formation of a socialist alternative for society at large.

Today Iranian working class is not merely at the very start of the path towards emancipation, but has moved some distance towards it. Iranian workers are aware of their basic rights on a massive scale, and struggle in various manifestations to achieve it. Necessity of organization and solidarity has become the self consciousness of a vast portion of working class. Early embryonic class organizations have been formed within the context of dominant dictatorship and repression, and with the slightest breeze of freedom, and altering of balance of forces will swiftly expand. A number of competent, consistent, bold leaders have been cultivated within workers’ ranks. Socialism has become a substantial, strong tendency for workers. These resources have all been accumulated by the working class. Such gains are the basis for future advancement.

On this international day of workers let us demonstrate to all our collective will for advancing this class struggle, and greet May 1st with evermore mobilization.

Long live May 1st International Workers’ Day

Long Live Freedom, Equality and Workers’ State

Communist Party of Iran, April 2010

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