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ICOR resolution: Solidarity with the struggles in France in spring 2018

European Continental Committee (www.icor.info), 16 April 2018

 

The International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR) salutes the workers, students and other working people in France who are struggling against the Macron-Philippe government's anti-worker and anti-people policies. Their strike, their struggles are gaining international attention and support!

At the heart of their struggle is resistance against the government's attack on railway workers! The Macron government wants to attack their status, which they obtained and defended throughout many strikes and struggles.

The government wants to «transform» and «modernize» France?

This so-called «reform» for the SNCF (the national railway service) would have disastrous consequences: jobs would be destroyed or made more insecure, working conditions and conditions of struggle would be made more difficult, workforces would be divided, unions would be weakened.

The reform would also have a very negative impact on the natural environment as thousands of kilometers of rail lines would be closed down and there would be more car traffic. Rural areas would be further isolated. Would that really be «modern» France?

What is going on in France is happening everywhere – in countries in Europe and in the whole world. Entire public sectors are being privatized and transformed into markets for big international corporations. Practically everywhere the international monopolies seek to invest their immense profits in the transport system, hospitals, old age homes, schools, etc.

The logic of maximum profit rules in the whole of society – that is Macron's world. And when he bombs Syria, together with Trump and May, it is imperialist foreign policy.

In other countries, too, workers are fighting to defend and improve their working and living conditions, sometimes against the same international monopolies.

Our experience shows: We can be successful with a sustained and broad general strike supported by large parts of the population!

 

Withdrawal of the government's plans for the SNCF!

 

To win would be a victory for all other workers. It would be a great encouragement for people all over the world. The ICOR will publish your struggle worldwide and organize the solidarity.

 

For the international working-class offensive against international finance capital!

Workers of all countries, unite!

Workers of all countries and oppressed peoples, unite!

 

The ICOR pledges to make the various struggles known and to coordinate them in Europe. ICOR already supported the struggle of the French workers against the new labor law in 2016. Its more than 50 organizations support each other in party building.

ICOR writes in its Statute: «The masses of people in the world do not want to sink into capitalist barbarism! The antihuman politics of international finance capital challenges the revolutionary drive of humanity toward a society without exploitation, oppression, misery, environmental destruction and war and which offers a perspective for the youth That is socialism.

 

Long live proletarian internationalism!

 

Signatories (as of 29 th of April 2018, further signatories possible):

  1. БКП Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

  2. PR Partija Rada (Party of Labor), Yugoslavia (ex)

  3. MLPD Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

  4. KOL Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

  5. RM Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

  6. BP (NK-T) Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

  7. MLP Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia

  8. MLGS Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

  9. MIKSZ Magyar Ifjúság Közösségi Szervezete (Organisation of Hungarian Youth Community), Hungary

  10. KSRD Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

  11. KSC-CSSP Komunisticka Strana Cheskoslovenska – Cheskoslovenska Strana Prace (Communist Party of Czechoslovakia – Czechoslovakian Workers Party), Czech Republic

  12. PR-ByH Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bosnia and Herzegovina

  13. MLKP Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

  14. Krasnyj Klin Gruppa Kommunistov-Revoljucionerov „Krasnyj Klin“ (Group of Communist Revolutionaries “Krasnyj Klin” [Red Wedge]), Belarus

  15. SMKC   Svaz Mladych Komunistu Cheskoslovenska (Union of young Communists of Czechoslovakia), Czech Republic

Additional Signatories (Non-ICOR):

Trotz alledem!, Germany

RMP (Russian Maoist Party), Russia


 

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