WFTU statement on World Day Against Racial Discrimination

The strong, class – oriented struggle of the workers and the people can defeat racial discrimination, racism and xenophobia.

This permanent struggle is against racial discrimination, but also against the system that generates it. We are opposed to ‘nationalism’ that divides the workers; we are opposed to religious fanaticism that generates artificial divisions; we are opposed to racism and xenophobia that gives bourgeoisie the ability to heighten the level of exploitation against the workers.

Racial and other forms of discrimination are generated and maintained so that the monopolies, the transnational corporations, the imperialist mechanisms and the reactionary governments protect/promote their interests and maintain the class exploitation. Nazi, neo-nazi, racist organizations and ideologies are instruments of the capitalist system and enemies of the working class and the popular strata.

The WFTU, true to its internationalist principles, unites more than 92 million organized workers all over the world no matter the race, gender, religion, color of skin, age may be. We will continue in the same class direction strengthening the ranks of the international class oriented trade union movement There’s no place for racial discrimination in the trade union movement.

The Secretariat

Source:

World Federation of Trade Unions

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