Tag: internationalism

The language question at the 3rd International

4 June, 2022 · History

Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".
Five continents, a single proletariat. Lissitsky's work picking up the symbol chosen by Trotsky, inspired by the Esperantist "Verda Estelo".

The question of working languages in a universal class organization is a political question of the first order. However, it was not posed as such until the founding of the Third International.

Unions and the downward auctioning of working conditions

16 February, 2022 · Global situation

Union referendum at Ford Almussafes this week. Every time the unions organize a downward auction of working conditions they resort to the atomization and silencing ceremony of the ballot box and the secret ballot, a "democratic" alternative to the open discussion and the vote by show of hands during a collective assembly... lest it becomes apparent that there is a collective interest capable of imposing itself over individual fear.
Union referendum at Ford Almussafes this week. Every time the unions organize a downward auction of working conditions they resort to the atomization and silencing ceremony of the ballot box and the secret ballot, a "democratic" alternative to the open discussion and the vote by show of hands during a collective assembly... lest it becomes apparent that there is a collective interest capable of imposing itself over individual fear.

The ideas and even the expressions of bidenism are beginning to seep into European state propaganda. The most eye-catching one relates to the supposed benefits of “strong trade unions”. According to Biden, the weakness of the unions in the USA made it possible for large automotive companies to convert multi-localization into wage dumping. However, the European experience tells us exactly the opposite: within the EU and even within the same country, in sectors with “strong unions” it is the unions themselves which organize competition between factories of the same company and the downward auctioning of working conditions.

National trade unions and the absence of struggle coordination

16 February, 2021 · Global situation

The Covid epidemic situation has not only affected struggles in the healthcare system or in education, it has also transformed conditions and exacerbated previous trends in the logistics and retail sectors. Many large companies in this sector have been making huge profits from online sales while keeping their workers on the job without protection against the pandemic. Strikes broke out practically simultaneously in several countries, reflecting the worldwide interconnection of capital and the working class, strikes which were drowned out in small local struggles by the unions. Let’s see what happened and what effects this situation had on the class at the global level.

Mexican maquilas go on strike again

23 April, 2020 · Mexico

Matamoros, MX. "Unions and fiirms kill the working class"

This is the time when workers in the US military industry plants should also break the trade union siege and join the struggle under the same platform, which describes and defines their interests as clearly as it does for their Mexican comrades.