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Archive for 2. August 2010

RKJ-GIM Hamburg: Aufruf zur Indochina-Demonstration und zum Indochina-Teach-In (1971)

Posted by entdinglichung - 2. August 2010

Ein Aufruf zur Indochina-Demonstration und zum Indochina-Teach-In (596 kb, pdf-Datei) am 15. November 1971 der Revolutionär-Kommunistische Jugend (RKJ)/Gruppe Internationale Marxisten (GIM) Hamburg sowie der Stadtteilgruppe Altona, des Indochina-Komitees der Uni-HH, von Schülerkomitees Bergedorf, Harburg, Mitte, Nord sowie der Lehrlingsgruppe Kaltenkirchen, welches u.a. auch auf die Antikriegsbewegung in den USA und auf die Komplizenschaft des BRD-Imperialismus mit dem Krieg der USA in Vietnam hinweist sowie die Vermittlungsbemühungen von Sowjetunion und China als Hindernis auf dem Weg zur sozialistischen Revolution in Südostasien kritisiert:

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Anarchie in Bangladesh?

Posted by entdinglichung - 2. August 2010

laut Daily Star hat Premierministerin Sheikh Hasina Angst:

„Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday warned that the government will not tolerate any anarchy and destructive activities in the garment sector.

Tough action would be taken against the people who are creating anarchic situation in the garment sector over the minimum wage, she said.“

eine weitere Meldung der gleichen Zeitung berichtet:

„Two separate cases were filed with Ashulia Police Station against 3,000 apparel workers naming 100 in connection with Saturday’s clash with police in the suburb of the capital.

Police and a garment owner filed the cases accusing the workers demonstrating rejecting a wage structure that they say fell short of their demand of Tk 5,000 in their minimum monthly salary, the private ATN Bangla television reports.“

Zum Hintergrund der derzeitigen Proteste einige Zeilen aus dem aktuellen Morning Star:

„Thousands of protesting garment workers in Bangladesh clashed with police again on Saturday amid continued violence over a new minimum wage.

Police charged with batons and fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the stone-throwing workers at Ashulia, a major industrial hub of 300 garment factories which supply clothing to international companies like Wal-Mart, Zara and Marks & Spencer.

Workers from about 20 factories joined the protests and dozens were injured in the clashes.

Saturday’s protests were part of a confrontation that started three days ago after the government raised monthly minimum wages for the country’s millions of garment workers by about 80 per cent, after months of often-violent protests over poor pay and working conditions.

Workers and some of their union leaders insist that the rise is inadequate and does not match the high cost of living.

Garment workers in Bangladesh are paid the least in the world and struggle to afford food and shelter, according to the International Trade Union Confederation.

Bangladesh’s garment exports, mainly to the US and Europe, earn over £8 billion a year, nearly 80 per cent of the country’s export income.

The country has 4,000 factories employing over two million workers, most of them women.

International firms Wal-Mart, Tesco, H&M, Zara, Carrefour, Gap, Metro, JCPenney, Marks & Spencer, Kohl’s, Levi Strauss and Tommy Hilfiger all import in bulk from Bangladesh.

In June, about 700 garment factories near Dhaka were shut for two days after days of violent protests by tens of thousands of workers.

The manufacturers claim that they’re being squeezed by a slump in prices paid by international buyers.

The controversial raise came about a week after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina criticised the garment industry for paying low wages to workers.

But she rounded on the protesters, warning against chaos in the name of protests and saying the government would show zero tolerance for agitators.

„The workers should concentrate on work,“ Ms Hasina said in Dhaka on Saturday.“

Zur Situation in der Textilindustrie in Bangladesh hier noch einmal eine Dokumentation zum Thema:

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