WFDY statement in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela

The World Federation of Democratic Youths condemns the threat declarations of military aggression against Venezuela, realized in the recent days by the president of the USA Donald Trump. Likewise it rejects the measures taken against Venezuela by several Latin-American governments where they are found in total attachment to the imperialistic North American strategy that aims to overthrow the Bolivarian Revolution.

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WFTU in solidarity with Birleşik Metal-İş and the workers of Tekno Maccaferri factory in Düzce

The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 92 million members in 126 countries in the 5 continents, expresses its firm solidarity and support to the workers of Tekno Maccaferri factory in Düzce and their union, Birleşik Metal-İş. The workers went on strike on July 31, after Tekno Maccaferri company denied the demands of workers during collective bargaining discussions. Yesterday 20 workers, who have been on strike for 25 days, gathered in front of the factory and did not allow the trucks enter into the factory.

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German Government Shuts Down Indymedia: What It Means and What to Do

The German government has shut down the German Indymedia site linksunten.indymedia.org, the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. They have also conducted raids in Freiburg to seize computers and harass those they accuse of maintaining the site, absurdly justifying this on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization for the sake of destroying the German Constitution. This represents a massive escalation in state repression against what the authorities call “left-wing extremism,” disingenuously suggesting an equivalence between those who seek to build communities beyond…

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Anticommunism shall not pass: Joint statement by communist and workers parties

The Communist and Workers Parties denounce the anti-communist fiesta being organized by the Estonian Presidency of the EU, in the framework of the so-called “European Day of Remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes”- as the EU has been attempting in recent years to establish the 23rd of August. The anti-communist meeting aims to slander socialism and its unprecedented achievements for the workers, to falsify history, to anti-historically and unacceptably equate communism with the monster of fascism and its atrocities. The provocative identification of communism with fascism means exonerating fascism…

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German government shuts down Indymedia

The German interior minister Thomas de Maizière today ordered the site linksunten.indymedia.org to be taken down. Three people have been served with court orders and rooms have been searched. Computers and other material were confiscated. The order states that the site is »by its intention and practice in violation of the law«. The site is part of the international indymedia open posting platform that was established in the early 2000s. In recent years, linksunten (literally »bottom left«, due to its geographical location in Freiburg in the south-west corner of Germany)…

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Communist Party of Ireland on going pronouncements on the border between the British state and the European Union

The recent proposals by the British government regarding a possible border between the British state and the European Union expose how marginal the interests of the Irish people are in relation to the negotiations now under way. The terms of Britain’s relations with the EU will be decided between Britain and Germany, in the interests of their ruling classes.

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WFTU statement on the Iberia’s new round of redundancies

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, strongly denounces the Iberia’s new round of redundancies that aim to cut as much as 955 job positions. This new round of redundancies is announced after other 2 rounds of mass layoffs over the last 4 years, during which 4700 workers lost their jobs. More specifically, 1.600 workers lost their jobs in February of 2014 and 3.100 layoffs took place a year earlier, in March of 2013.

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WFTU statement on the new wave of refugees

The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, wishes to express, once again, its solidarity to the refugees who seek to avoid the horrors of war, trying to go to areas without war and mainly in Europe. According to the UNHCR 2016 Global Trends Report, worldwide 22.5 million people were refugees and 2.8 million were asylum-seekers during the last year. At the same time, the IDMC 2016 Global Overview Report, announced that over 40.3 million people were internally displaced as a result of conflict.

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Developing a socialist-oriented market economy is to abide by objective law in the cause of socialist construction in Vietnam

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Van Phuc* In the process of national contruction and development, especially amid uncertainties in the current world situation, there is skepticism about the path to socialism in Vietnam. It is necessary to reaffirm the correctness of this choice as well as map out goals and solutions in the coming time to develop a socialist-oriented market economy in Vietnam.

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