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Archive for 21. November 2011

English Defence League (EDL) als Putztruppe der Bourgeoisie

Posted by entdinglichung - 21. November 2011

Neben dem Abhalten von rassistischen Aufmärschen scheint die Hool-Organisation EDL nun ein weiteres Tätigkeitsfeld gefunden zu haben, der Guardian berichtet:

„Unite, Unison and the TUC said they were taking the prospect of disruption by far-right supporters seriously, and had begun to liaise with police to assess any risk to pickets or those on protest marches. The development follows signs that splinter groups from the English Defence League are broadening their campaign from targeting Muslims to trade unionists and socialist organisations. Members of the EDL have recently been involved in attacks on anti-racist and anti-cuts protesters, as well as attempting to target the Occupy movement which has camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral.

Nine days ago an EDL faction attempted to attack the north-west headquarters of Unite, the UK’s biggest trade union. Online messages from the EDL in Merseyside stated they were „patrolling for leftys [sic]“. Those they finally identified turned out to be former council workers protesting after they lost their jobs when a contractor went bust. A march of female asylum seekers has also been recently targeted by EDL supporters in the city.

One EDL splinter group, the Infidels, has stated that it considers any leftwing or anti-cuts activists fair game. A north-east wing of the Infidels was recently blamed for attacking an Occupy Newcastle camp in which one protester was taken to hospital and others injured. A statement from the leader of the Infidels faction, John „Snowy“ Shaw, states: „We have decided to put all our efforts into opposing everything you do regardless of the issue at hand, it’s your organisations we oppose.“ He adds: „Every event you hold will be a potential target along with your meetings, fund raisers and social events.“

On the same day as the Liverpool attack, police arrested 179 EDL members after intelligence they were planning to attack Occupy protesters camped outside St Paul’s Cathedral. A Facebook page carried comments discussing attacking „lefties“ at St Paul’s and included death threats from one supporter.“

EDL-Häuptling Tommy Robinson versucht sich daneben derzeit in Sachen Wahlpolitik (Quelle: LibCom):

„Rumours of Tommy Robinson leaving the EDL for the British Freedom Party have been premature. In a meeting this evening Robinson officially ‚endorsed‘ the BFP. The details of what this means are not yet clear, but it appears to point to a merger between the two groups. One will be the political arm, whilst the other will be the ’street‘ organisation.“

weitere Berichte zur EDL wurde auf dieser Seite: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Posted in Antifa, Britannien, Gewerkschaft, Klassenkampf, Nationalismus, Rassismus | 2 Comments »

ArbeiterInnenprotest gegen neoliberale Konterreform in Tehran

Posted by entdinglichung - 21. November 2011

Quelle des nachfolgend dokumentierten Artikels: Iran Labor Report

Labor Protest on the New Draft Proposals to the Labor Law

On November 20, 3000 workers staged a sit-in by the gates of the Iranian parliament to protest the proposed new changes to the labor law. The demonstration called by the “Labor House” was used by a large number of labor protesters to show their discontent with the proposed changes to the law set to be finalized on November 21 between the “management and labor representatives”. The “final draft” is to be heading to the parliament next.

The proposed changes opposed by independent workers organizations as well as those sanctioned by the government are to endorse rampant temporary contracts which according to Fathollah Bayat, head of the Union of Temporary and Contracting Workers, accounts for 80 to 85 percent of the workforce in the country; increase the power of the state and employer organizations to the detriment of workers organizations and unions; not mention the workers rights to independent organizations and unions; remove the special privilege for workers demands as written to the current labor law; relegate firing workers to disciplinary committees removing all the workers recourse to higher authorities making permanent employees on par with the temporary ones on this issue; relegate workers seniority payments to retirement; delegate the High Council on Labor to decide the workers yearly bonuses, a council the composition of which has been strengthened more towards the state and employers to the detriment of the workers representation; and the minimum wages are to be determined by the labor ministry without participation of labor unions.

The proposed changes remove the universality of coverage of all factories and workshops by this law and by endorsing two tier wages system sanction the rampant practice of temporary contracts into the law. Furthermore, they remove the obligation of new owners to abide by previous owners assurances and agreements. The work week set as 44 hours currently are to be flexibly reduced on some days and increased on others. The proposed changes also do not recognize strikes, sit-ins, and demonstrations as the legal rights of the workers.

The workers protest lasted for two hours under heavy rain pour with workers chanting “changes to the labor law, devastating labor force”, and “strike, strike”.

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