2018 - NEWS

 

 

 

Messages of Solidarity

SOLIDARITY WITH THE EGYPTIAN WORKERS

IN THE UNION-AIR FACTORY


A few days ago , in the city of "Setta Octobar/6th of Octobar" , the suffering Egyptian proletariat declared a heroic strike against the dog , the capitalist scum, the factory owner who refused (under the fascist dictatorship of the dog Al-sisi) to respect any kind of working's laws and agreements which are at least the rights that the bourgeois constitution ensures. Moreover, he refused to increase the wages of the workers due to their bad inhumane conditions and their hard work in the factory which comes to the capitalist scum by millions and millions of pounds.

„The life is so bad and we can't even get the breakfast meal ..” said one of the Egyptian workers to the owner. „We are « A L L» living this bad condition” replied the capitalist scum the owner of the factory , and the Egyptian fascist media «as always» keeping silence. The cat ate their tongue on all the worker's strikes that happened in the recent few years...

All what they are talking about "investmenting" , as if it's something in the interest of the Egyptian suffering people.

Nothing can be said towards that heroic action from the Egyptian workers.

We are all with you till the complete victory and the establishment of your new system without exploitation !

The socialist system  the proletarian dictatorship !

Through violence against your exploiters and oppressers !

Through the socialist revoultion!

Long live the Comintern (SH) !

Long live the Arabic Section!

Long live the Egyptian Section!

 

October 2018

 

 

 

 

RFPR

Important message of the Ukrainian Section of the Profintern

Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal

August 17, 2018

 


Since 8 August 2018 till 12 August 2018 Revolutionary Faction of proletarian revival (Ukrainian section of RILU, Profintern) conducted its summer tent sport-agitation camp ‘Red eaglets’. The camp was conducted under hard conditions of full underground in the coast of Black Sea. 144 comrades participated in the work of the camp, mainly the workers of such large Ukrainian enterprises as Kriukov carriage-repairing plant, Lvov car plant, Dnepropetrovsk plant ‘Interpipe’, Kiev plant ‘Arsenal’, Nikolayev ship-building plant ‘Communar’, Kiev plant ‘Elektronmash’, Kiev confectionary Karl Marx plant, state enterprise ‘Chervonograd-coal’, Lutsk car plant and Sumy Mikhail Frunze plant. The participants of summer camp especially warmly met the workers from non-controlled by Kiev government territories the workers of Lugansk macaroni plant and Donetsk sugar plant.

Each day of the summer camp work the agitation-propaganda seminars and lecturers were conducted for young workers. These seminars and lecturers were devoted to the problems of rebirth of real Marxist-Leninist movement in Ukraine as well as a resolute dividing from different ideologists and practitioners of social betrayal – Trotskyist, Titoists and other revisionist and traitors of Ukrainian and world working class. 

10 August 2018 mini-football competition was organized for young Marxist-Leninist workers. The winners became united team of Lvov and Chervonongrad workers ‘Molotov cocktail’. The winners received especial prize – the cups with colored portrait of comrade Enver Hoxha.

11 August 2018 youth acoustic rock concert was conducted, during which young workers performed a lot of revolutionary and anti-imperialist songs from the repertory of numerous international artists.    

Comrade Dmytro Zalizniak in his program speech declared, that in the current, 2018 year, our organization ‘Revolutionary Faction of proletarian revival’ faced very important event – we found our co-thinkers and became the full member of RILU and Profintern. ‘We are not alone in this world, and now our forces will increase tenfold each year’, - declared the leader of ‘Revolutionary Faction of proletarian revival’. ‘We have to increase our decisive influence in all-Ukrainian trade union ‘Defense of Labour’ (‘Zakhyst Pratsi’) every day. Our line to real socialist revolution is our permanent line; and we’ll win. We send fraternal comradely greetings from the name of our tent camp in Ukraine to all our comradely organizations in Germany and Côte d'Ivoire. We’ll win together’!

 

Central Committee of RFPR


 

 

The dissolution of RILU - in the year 1937 - was a revisionist crime

 


According to the new course of the VII Congress, the supposedly "sectarian" Comintern line of the RILU was abandoned without any ado or fuss - and the RILU summarily disbanded. The RILU did not fit into the new concept of the "united front" of Dimitrov.

The RILU was the own child of the Comintern. RILU was not founded by sectarians. RILU was created under the guidance of Lenin. Historical fact is: Under the leadership of Lenin, the RILU was built. Under Stalin's leadership the RILU gained strength by its Bolshevization. And under the leadership of Dimitrov the RILU was liquidated and dissolved. Even in the case if the critique of Dimitrov would be correct, Marxist-Leninists would never eliminate their sectarian faults by means of the dissolution of their communist organisations ! However Dimitroff did it.

How can the decisions of the VI World Congress be called "stereotypical revolutionary phrases" whereas the RILU has implemented the Stalinist united front policy in the factories substantially correct and successful? The fact is: The influence of RILU within the workers' world movement increased in times of the Stalinist VI Congress. In contrast, the influence decreased particularly after the VII Congress under the leadership of Dimitrov.

 

Enver Hoxha supported the policy of the new Marxist-Leninist parties who base themselves expressively on the Stalinist decisions of the Sixth World Congress - namely the strengthening of the revolutionary forces of the trade unions within and without the Yellow Unions. Insofar, Enver Hoxha was therefore not for the dissolution of the RILU, and this means that he was not supporting the liquidationist line of Dimitrov in the question of the unions. Enver Hoxha has supported the Marxist-Leninist parties in their Stalinist course of their union activities. He drew a clear demarcation-line against the reformist and social-fascist trade unions. Simultaneously he gave the advice to avoid sectarian deviations in the revolutionary struggle against the Yellow Unions. Stalin had given the same advice.

Quite the contrary - Dimitrov. He has sought the blessing of the "anti-sectarianism" at the Seventh World Congress, and thus in 1937, he needed no longer bother with the political justification of the dissolution of the RILU. Concerning the revision of old Comintern decisions - there was no more need for consideration of decisions from below. And, after the VII World Congress, there was not a single decision from below. The remainders of Marxism-Leninism which the VII World Congress had spared, were later on completely removed by Dimitrov. The question of the unions was not an isolated case. This question is mentioned here on behalf of all other questions of the international class struggle.

Let us never forget what Lenin had stated in "The terms of admission into the Communist International" (this is, of course, totally in contrast to Dimitrov's dissolution of the RILU = openly anti-Leninist !! ):

"10. It is the duty of any party belonging to the Communist International to wage a determined struggle against the Amsterdam 'International' of Yellow trade unions. Its indefatigable propaganda should show the organised workers the need to break with the Yellow Amsterdam International. It must give every support to the emerging international federation of the Red trade unions which are associated with the Communist International" (Lenin, Collected Works, Volume 31, page 209 - 210, English version - Second World Congress of the Comintern - underlined by the Comintern (SH).

 

 

LETTER OF RILU

TO OUR UKRAINIAN COMRADES OF RFPR

 

Dear comrades of the RFPR !


Dear comrade Dmytro !


We congratulate you as our new members of the RILU (Profintern). The RILU welcomes your decision of admission of membership on the 22nd of April, on the 148th birthday of Lenin.

On occasion of the 15th anniversary of the RILU, re-founded on 1st May 2003, we decided to confirm your membership officially on 1st of May 2018.

All members of RILU are very happy and we all send revolutionary militant greetings to you.


Dear comrades,


On this great historical occasion , we like to remember comrade Stalin who said - 100 years ago:

Before the revolution the Ukraine was exploited by the Western imperialists.

After the October Revolution the picture changed. The October Revolution snapped the threads of imperialism and proclaimed the land and the factories the property of the Ukrainian people .

The defeat of Austro-German imperialism and the victory of the German revolution have fundamentally changed the situation in the Ukraine. The road is now open for the liberation of labouring Ukraine from the imperialist yoke. The ruination and enslavement of the Ukraine are coming to an end. The fires of revolution now spreading in the Ukraine will consume the last remnants of imperialism and its "national" hangers-on. The "Provisional Workers' and Peasants' Government" which has risen on the tide of revolution will build a new life based on the rule of the Ukrainian workers and peasants. The "Manifesto" of the Ukrainian Soviet Government, which restores the landlords' land to the peasants, the mills and factories to the workers, and full liberty to the labouring and exploited—this historic "Manifesto" will reverberate like thunder through the Ukraine, striking fear into the hearts of its enemies, and ring out like a joyful peal of bells, gladdening and consoling the oppressed sons of the Ukraine.

But the struggle is not yet over, the victory is not yet secure. The real struggle in the Ukraine has only just begun. (Stalin, Works, Volume 4, December 1, 1918)



And today, after 100 years, the struggle is really still not yet over !!!

You comrades are the true revolutionary leaders of the Ukrainian working class.

You are the standard-bearer of the great tradition of the former heroic Ukrainian socialist working class – once guided by the great Lenin and Stalin.

You comrades are guiding the Ukrainian working class towards the victorious socialist revolution and the re-establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat in the Ukraine.

You are the leaders of the Ukrainian detachment of the revolutionary army of the world proletariat. You are the standard bearer of the world socialist revolution in the Ukraine.

You are tied with all us Stalinist-Hoxhaists all over the world through the inseparable bond of proletarian internationalism which was and will always be the international bond of the RILU (Profintern).


As Stalin had forseen:

The real struggle in the Ukraine has only just begun”.


In your brief history you have expressively demonstrated the stony path which you have already left behind you.

You will be faced with new difficult challenges in the future. The enemies of the workers will never sleep. But from now on you have decided to walk together with us, and this is half the guarantee of all future victories which we share (as well as we share, of course, the experiences of our defeats).

It is our international revolutionary unity which is pre-condition for the unity of the world proletariat on its way to liberation from world capitalism.

This global capitalist enemy can only be smashed by our global unity of action. That's why we need the Comintern (SH) and the re-founded RILU (Profintern).

Every struggle with which you are faced in your own country that is in truth only part of our global class struggle. This truth distinguishes us from all the other organizations in the world.

Revolutionary is the working class of one's own country only to such degree as the workers are completely conscious about the global dimension of their duty of their struggle in their own country. We, all together, the united workers of the whole world, we feel like only ONE strong worker who will smash all chains of wage slavery on a global scale. This can not be successful if we do not globally unify our common class struggle. This is the key problem which the proletariat of every country has to understand and to solve by joining and supporting our global organization, today.

The workers in your country do not only struggle for themselves but in first line for the liberation of the whole world proletariat. Without the global victory of all workers of the world there is no guarantee for the liberation of the workers in their own country. The worker can only be free if all workers of the world are free. And this is only possible by global concentration and centralization of action. That is what we call “world revolutionary proletarian consciousness” which will be understood in first line by the globalized industrial workers. And that's why you must primarily concentrate in forming and strengthening the globalized consciousness of the industrial workers of the Ukraine. As we know, you have already made a lot of success in this direction and we share your joy about your proud achievements.


Dear comrades,

As you have written to us, you struggle as a faction inside “Defence of Labour”. This is very good.

We think that the decisive difference between your revolutionary faction and the other leaders of “Defence of Labour” that is:

You understand “Defence of Labour” in a revolutionary way, namely to abolish wage slavery of capitalism. This is only possible under the dictatorship of the proletariat.

You are not struggling for reforms in itself (preserving capitalist system) but as a necessity in the direction of the revolution to overcome capitalism and to build up a socialist world without wage slavery.

All the others, in the one or other way, struggle for reforms without the aim of the revolutionary abolition of wage slavery as the only way to really “Defend Labour”.

They want to “defend labour” in the capitalist system. They want to leave capitalism untouched.

They submit to the capitalist employment laws which are anti-working class laws, while you use these laws to the most possible degree for your revolutionary purposes, thus without illusions about the triple alliance of capitalist state, capitalist associations and yellow unions with their fat union bosses.

You know all that, but in spite you work there actively (more than all the others!) in the union as a faction because you use your union's membership for the only true reason, namely to be closely connected with the majority of the workers and their sorrows. And this is what the yellow unions in the Ukraine do not like. They spread their bourgeois poison of illusions within the working class. So they fight against you by all means. Yes, that's why the class struggle in the unions and plants and factories is the most difficult and most dangerous revolutionary work in comparison with all the other revolutionary work. And that's why we appreciate you brave comrades. We stand with you in solidarity, every day in your hard struggle. We all know by our own daily experiences, what it means to work as a faction of revolutionary opposition in the yellow unions.

The surplus value of extra work that is the source of the richness of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie. And if you turn off the tap of her source, the bourgeoisie will be angry with you !

The bourgeoisie tries to get rid of you, and that's why your revolutionary work is so dangerous. But we have no choice. There is no alternative either reform or revolution !


Dear comrades !

War between the Western imperialists and Russian imperialists destroys your home land and both sides have the blood of the Ukrainian people on their hands. But the imperialists are not the only enemies of the Ukrainian working class. The rule of the Ukrainian bourgeoisie is supported by many bourgeois and petty-bourgeois organizations and parties, beginning from open fascists and ending with the social-fascists.


There is only one friend of the Ukrainian workers, namely the poor peasants in your own country and the strong army of the world proletariat which supports you from outside.

We are the only one's who struggle against both the Western and Eastern imperialists. We are the grave diggers of the whole world imperialist system which we will smash by the world socialist revolution. And this aim is the bond which ties together the destiny of the world proletariat and the proletariat in the single countries, including the Ukraine.


Comrades, you are not alone. You, as the Ukrainian detachment of the revolutionary army of the world proletariat, will march with us from victory to victory - despite all the hardships and obstacles !


We close our greeting message to you with Stalin's appeal:


The Ukraine is liberating itself. Hasten to its aid!”


We comrades of the RILU swear to fulfil Stalin's appeal 100 years ago!


Singing with you together the anthem of the Comintern and holding high the great banner of the RILU (Profintern) ...


… we send revolutionary militant greetings on occasion of the First of May, the day of the fighting world proletariat when your Ukrainian Section becomes member of the Red International of Labour Unions (Profintern) !


Long live the Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal (RFPR) !


Long live the revolutionary working class of the Ukraine !


Long live the revolutionary world proletariat !


Long live proletarian internationalism !


Long live the socialist revolution in the Ukraine and all over the world !


Long live Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism !


Long live world socialism and world communism !


Wolfgang Eggers


RILU (Profintern)


29th of April, 2018

 

 

Long live the

15th anniversary of

the re-foundation

of the Red International of the Labour Unions !

May 1, 2003 - May 1, 2018

 

On this day we are greeting the German Section (RGO), the Section of the Ivory Coast (CSSO) and the new Ukrainian Section (RFPR)

Fifteen years have passed by when this historical re-foundation document was published -thus for the first time after dissolution of the RILU in 1937.


It was no coincidence that the Communist International (Stalinist-Hoxhaists) had re-founded the Red International of Labour Unions, firstly for the purpose to support the proletarians with the creating of their independent revolutionary unions in their own country, and secondly for the purpose, to strengthen the globalized revolutionary union movement, as an instrument for the revolutionary overthrow of world capitalism.


The RILU was founded in the foresight, that the trade union movement against global capitalism will unavoidably generate its new global forms. The RILU is a globally centralized bulwark against the globalization of the Yellow Unions, these exploitive instruments in the hands of the world capitalists.


In the ongoing process of the internationalization of trade union struggle, the RILU has a dual purpose:


1. Under the terms of the domination of the global capital, the today's worker needs not only the solidarity of his colleagues in his own country, but the globally organized solidarity of the entire world proletariat.

The global competition and split among workers in different countries can only be counteracted by the basic principle of the Red International of the Labour Unions:


A global negotiating table for the enforcement of equal demands of the workers in exclusively every country of the world.


The Red International of the Labour Unions is the leader of the new global battle-field between labour and capital. On this global battle-field all the national revolutionary unions play their role as the detachments of the Red International of the Labour Unions which coordinates collectively all the global actions in every country of the world.


2. First, the organizing of solidarity with the revolutionary trade union struggle is needed, primarily in those countries where workers' rights are most cruelly trampled.

The current free fall of world wages ( wage dumping) must be stopped by global battle actions, organized by the RILU.

In the course of this global struggle for wages, the activity of the Red Trade Union International is expanding, such as the general improvement of working conditions, etc.

Eventually, the expansion of the influence of the global front of the revolutionary trade unions gains in importance over the whole global labour world. The struggle to improve the lives of the workers is turned by the RILU into a fight for the revolutionary bursting of all global chains of wage slavery.


By these world battles, the elements on the side of world labour, as well as the elements of the world capital become more and more polarized. Once arrived at this point, the Red International of Labour Unions will be able to fulfil its political tasks, namely to finally repeal the ruinous labour competition on a global scale, and to abolish the enslaving global capitalist labour market.


Without the international unification of the revolutionary trade union movement, the international labour movement is powerless. Any unorganized spontaneity is in the interest of the capitalists and doomed to the defeat. The international labour movement will stay on shaky ground. It is only as strong as the strength of its organizational global centralization.


The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization that covers the world proletariat in its entirety, but it is not qualified to realize the world dictatorship of the proletariat. The RILU cannot replace the most decisive role of the Communist International. The RILU is only a part of various world-organizations of the proletariat, all of which are functioning as gears in the transmission of the international class struggle (=transformation belts of the world socialist revolution).


The world dictatorship of the proletariat can only be realized by means of the leadership of its vanguard, through the world-proletarian party, which is closely linked to the RILU.

Without this mutual mechanism, the transition from world imperialism to world socialism can not be achieved.


What is the dialectical relationship between the national and international revolutionary trade union movement, especially in the fight against the globally organized system of wage slavery ?


The yellow unions are instruments of imperialism for suppression and splitting of the revolutionary proletariat. The global capitalists need Yellow Unions to protect their global system of wage slavery. They need the Yellow Unions as bulwarks against revolutionary Unions whose final goal it is to destroy the wage slavery globally.


In the interest of securing the global profit maximization, it is inevitable for the world bourgeoisie, to integrate the national Yellow Trade Unions in a global instrument for the regulation of wage slavery. This globalized system of Yellow Trade Unions thus has the task of transforming the strike-breaking in the various countries into global strike-breaking. This is the crucial feature of the present globalization of the system of Yellow Trade Unions.


The Yellow Trade Unions of individual countries must be integrated into a single, centralized instrument of the global capital. Only this way, labour force becomes more disposable and flexible for its global exploitation. This means that the barriers of their reactionary, national guild-system must fall, which has hampered tremendously the revolutionary development of the labour movement in each country and particularly on a global scale.


This is therefore not about the pure continuation of the old Amsterdam International, which acted mainly against the revolutionary, class-struggle unionism primarily in the individual countries. An international umbrella organisation is no longer needed, where the single Yellow Trade Unions represented the preferred interests of their own national bourgeoisie who struggled for a hegemonial position among the imperialist "Great" powers. Today, it is rather a globalized Yellow Trade Union movement of the globalized world capitalism, ie. the formation of a new global system of Yellow Trade Unions for the purpose, to bridle the entire world of labour. This globalized system acts into the countries' unions, keeps them under pressure to deepen the international split of the world proletariat in each country.


What does this mean in regard to the future struggle of the world-revolutionary Trade Unions of the international working class ?


For the world revolutionary trade union movement it is very important that the nationalist backwardness of the Yellow Unions falls. The interests of the whole world proletariat are higher than the interests of the proletarians in a single country.

The globalization of trade union movement helps us to spread the communist ideas of proletarian internationalism around the world. This concerns both the world proletariat as a whole and the revolutionary trade union movement in every country of the world.


The more the globalized world capital exercises pressure on individual unions, the more urgent is the global association of red unions. The globalization is the characteristic tendency of the changing world movement of the working class, including its revolutionary trade unions. Under the conditions of globalization, the centralized work of the RILU is indispensable for the revolutionary trade unions in every country. And without support of the red trade unions in the countries the RILU cannot defeat the world headquarters of the social-imperialist unions.


The spirit of proletarian internationalism must completely determine the red trade unions in individual countries. The world-revolutionary power of all red Trade Unions can not be fully unfolded without overcoming national isolation and without getting rid of stubborn national narrow-mindedness.

The revolutionary trade unions of the countries are indivisible part of the internationalist world movement of the Trade Unions. This relationship is equal to the togetherness of the proletariat of different countries ( as parts), and the world proletariat (as a whole). The strengthening of the revolutionary Trade Unions in the countries and their integration into the whole revolutionary world movement is a task which can only be solved by mutual efforts of the red trade union of a country and the Red International of the Labour Unions. This way it is possible and necessary to destroy the global system of the Yellow Trade-unionism.

That - and only that - is the only guarantee of victory over the yellow union in one's own country under the present conditions of the globalized wage slavery!


So to speak, the world capital transforms all national yellow unions into a global system which is needed to cope with the sharpening contradictions and competition between national labour and global labour.


As a result of the creation of a yellow world union, the globalized revolutionary world union enters unavoidably the world arena.

Without the creation of the RILU can the yellow union neither disappear from the historical world stage, nor from the historical stage in individual countries. The world proletariat can not unite the countries for the socialist world revolution if the revolutionary trade unions of the countries are not united - in their struggle against Yellow Unionism:


"World proletariat - unite the revolutionary trade unions of all countries !"


This is the world revolutionary slogan to solve the union's world crisis.


Marxism-Leninism teaches that the world proletariat cannot adopt the apparatus of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. In the contrary, the world proletariat must destroy it completely and must establish its own dictatorship upon the ruins of the bourgeois world dictatorship. From this it follows that:

The global apparatus of the capitalist reactionary Trade Unions (inclusively the reformist-revisionist and syndicalist ones !) is integral part of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. Therefore, this global system of bourgeois Trade Unions cannot be adopted by the world proletariat. In the contrary, the world proletariat has to destroy it completely and to establish a global system of socialist trade unions as part of the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

In the period of world capitalism the workers struggle against influence of the Yellow Unions with the aim of their complete destruction. The decisive goal is the destruction of wage slavery by means of strengthening the Red International of Labour Unions.

When the period of capitalism will be overcome, the workers struggle for the construction of world socialism and against the danger of the restoration of Yellow Unions which will then try to hide behind a “red” cloak for the purpose of occupying the leadership of the RILU for the purpose of turning it into an instrument against the workers.


It cannot be excluded that the capitalist trade union can be defeated in one's own country successfully. Certainly, but this will cost much more sacrifices - namely as long as the capitalist trade union is backed by the whole world capitalist system.


It is a matter of fact that this defeat can not at all be guaranteed, because capitalist trade unions will unavoidably be restored - namely as long as the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie exists. If we workers want to abolish the inevitability of the restoration of reactionary trade unions, we need the word dictatorship of the proletariat.


We must combat those elements who only agree with us in words. These opportunist elements are neither able nor willing to follow us in our revolutionary actions. We know only too well from our own experiences how heavy and dangerous it is to implement the revolutionary line within the reactionary trade unions. This struggle is sometimes harder than in a capitalist factory - particularly, if the reactionary labour leaders cooperate with the capitalist owners of a factory behind your back. That's why some "leftist" comrades withdraw from this indispensable struggle within the reactionary trade unions. They cannot stand the daily massive pressure there. We must fight at the forefront , and that is always there where the workers are organized - in the reactionary trade unions !

And most difficult is the purification of agents of the Yellow Trade Unions who penetrate our ranks for the only purpose to degenerate and liquidate our revolutionary trade union's organizations from inside.


Red trade union in words - yellow trade union in deeds - that's revisionism in the question of the trade unions !


The essential goal of the opportunists is this: Trying to adapt our Stalinist-Hoxhaist line to the revisionist-reformist line in the question of the trade unions.


The struggle between the revolutionary and the reactionary line in the question of the trade unions is one of the most difficult and sharpest battle-fields of communist class struggle. This requires a very high quality and a lot of experiences. All the leaders of the RILU should have passed many years of class-struggle in Trade Unions and factories in which class struggle is a profound school of communism. By the way, the re-founder of the RILU, himself, gained experience of class-struggle in a Yellow Trade Union for the period of nearly 20 years. For over 15 years he was elected shop chairman and was also chairman of a joint works council in a company with 310 workers. Moreover, he was elected shop steward in a company with 2000 workers for the period of nearly three years. Since over 40 years he is active member of the Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition in Germany (RGO), and for over 30 years its leader.

Only the victory of the RILU can guarantee the elimination of the inevitability of counter-revolutionary trade unions who are one of the most important instruments of protecting the interests of capital against the interests of labour by means of the so called "inner social peace".

The essential task of the RILU is wage an globally organized war against the Yellow Trade Unions with the goal to gain the power of the world proletariat. Thus, RILU is a central and indispensable instrument of the socialist world revolution.

Today, there is no more important task for a class-conscious trade-unionist than to propagate, prepare and implement the world-revolutionary class-struggle within the Yellow trade unions.

The creation of the Red Trade Union in any country, under conditions of globalization, can therefore not pass off straight-lined, and can not be separated from the development of the international trade union movement.


The RILU is a necessary global basis and lever for the creation of Red Unions in single countries, respectively for organizing independent Revolutionary Oppositions within the Yellow Trade Unions.


The yellow union survives in the labour movement as long as the workers hesitate, to create their independent Trade Union with its own revolutionary class character. Daily and hourly, the yellow union leaders undermine the revolutionary class consciousness of the unionists by their bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology. Their anti-communism assumes shapes of social-fascism, discrimination, mobbing and expulsions. In some statutes of Yellow Trade Unions the communist workers are even excluded from becoming members.


Despite their increasing social-fascist character, the bourgeois trade unions are still worshipped as an alleged "sacred cow" that are not allowed to be slaughtered. At least, bourgeois trade unions are still tolerated as a so called "petty evil" by many colleagues.


This superstition will be removed, and this myth is overcome only if the workers have completely understood, that a class union of the bourgeoisie can never represent the interests of the working class. Bourgeois trade unions are unions of strikebreakers, lackeys of the capitalists and the capitalist state !


For over 100 years, the bourgeoisie splits the trade unionists, and there are two lines in the world trade union movement - the revolutionary and the reactionary line.

The RILU was and is again the most effective tool to overcome the split of the world proletariat.

A union can not serve two masters at the same time. The union has to serve exclusively the workers. Therefore, the reactionary instrument of the yellow union must be beaten out of the hands of the capitalists.


Even some comrades, who call themselves "communists", shy away from this revolutionary task. This weakness of some communists is nowhere more obvious than in the question of the trade union. Some comrades refer to Lenin, who spoke of the "teething troubles" of communism 100 years ago ( and he was right at that time).

Comrades !

100 years have passed, and now Lenin would have written about the "infirmities of old age".

We Communists may not sin against the workers in the question of the trade union.

100 years of predomination of reformism and revisionism in the question of the trade union is far enough!

We need to act as genuine revolutionaries, and that is:

to completely abandon all reformist and revisionist remainders.


If the question of the trade union paralyzes the unity of the Stalinist-Hoxhaist world movement, then we must "take the bull by the horns", that is, to find and implement a correct Stalinist-Hoxhaist solution which is valid in the present conditions of globalization.



When the RILU was re-established on May First 2003, it joined with its platform before the world proletariat:



The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization of the Comintern (SH), a school of world communism, which generally unites, educates and supports the revolutionary unionist-struggle of the world proletariat.


The RILU is led by the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha – particularly by their revolutionary line of trade unions – which have to be defended, applied and developed in the course of the daily international class-struggle.


The particular experiences and conclusions of the revolutionary trade unionist struggle in every single country is again the basis of centralized and concentrated analysis and generalization of the whole international workers movement for the further development of the general line of the RILU.


In the first line the aim is the mutual support and solidarity of all the revolutionary trade unionists all over the world to transform the struggle of the world proletariat as a big leverage for the victory of the socialist world revolution.


The RILU leads and organizes the struggle of the unification of all world revolutionary forces of the trade unionist world movement in demarcation of class-reconciliation, splitting, capitulationism, and liquidationism, especially all branches of revisionism and reformism, Trotskyism, anarcho-syndicalism and every bourgeois influence within the trade-unionist world movement. The RILU is a proletarian international class organization independent and free from influences of the oppressing and exploiting class of the world bourgeoisie.


The RILU struggles for the world revolutionary destruction of the bourgeois and imperialist, revisionist and social-imperialist trade unions.

Only on the ruins of these counter-revolutionary instruments of world capitalism it will be possible to establish revolutionary, socialist trade unions. The RILU strives for socialist trade unions as instruments for the establishment of the dictatorship of the world proletariat and to establish socialism – on a national as well as on an international scale.

The RILU struggles for the future up-building of an international organization of the trade unions of all world socialist countries all over the world."


 

Letter of the RFPR

to the RILU (Profintern)

 

 

Apr 25 at 5:36 PM

Dear comrades,

Dear Wolfgang Eggers!


We are very proud to be the members of RILU (Profintern)!  We think, that it’s very important step toward our common victory.  We’re working already on the translations of important English RILU documents into Ukrainian language; and we’ll send it in the nearest time.


22 April 2018, in the day of Lenin’s anniversary, we conducted general meeting of Marxist-Leninist faction of all-Ukrainian independent trade union ‘Defence of Labour’ and informed all our comrades about our correspondence and our recognition as RILU (Profintern) members; all comrades fervently welcome it. Also our group decided to change its name to Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal (RFPR), which signifies new stage of our development.


Our faction, as new member of RILU (Profintern), heartily greetings all RILU and Comintern (SH) comrades in occasion of the 15th anniversary of its refoundation. We also send you warm First of May greetings!


Long live Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism!


With proletarian greetings,

Dmytro Zalizniak

 

 

 

RFPR

Brief history of the Ukrainian Section of the Profintern

Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal

 


Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal (ex Marxist-Leninist faction) was established in 2009 as a circle of workers of Kiev ‘Arsenal’ plant with communist views. We were completely disagreeing with capitalist vector of the development of Ukraine and revisionism and anti-proletarian character of official CP. During 2009-2012 we found the comrades, apart with ‘Arsenal’ plant, also at ‘Yuzhmash’ plant (Dnepropetrovsk) and Nikolayev Ship-Building Plant. We organized permanent education for our comrades, discussing Marxist-Leninist theory, in particular, works by Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin. By this, all of our comrades recognized importance of trade union work.


Trying to find co-thinkers, in 2012 our faction joined the organization ‘Red Legion’, which at that time was represented at the enterprises of Kiev, Odessa and Kramatorsk. The leaders declared, that they are strictly standing on Marxist-Leninist positions. However, later it appeared that the leadership of organization is standing on clear revisionist positions. Thus, they declared for creation of so-called Fifth International, which should unite all ‘left-wingers’, including Trotskyists and anarchists. Because of complete disagreement with such positions, our group left ‘Red Legion’ in early 2013. By this, a lot of workers in Odessa and Kramatorsk were agree with us and joined us.


In the end of 2013 – beginning of 2014 Ukraine became the point of sharp confrontation between Western and Russian imperialisms; and under such conditions, almost all of our work became underground. Under such conditions in summer of 2014 our group joined semi-underground organization ‘October Revolution’, which seemed to us the closest ideologically. Later we recognized that ‘October Revolution’ was complicated organization with some informal factions inside. One of it was Maoist, with orientation to Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai. They insisted that, as long as Ukraine is mostly agrarian state, it’s necessary to work mainly in the countryside and for block of workers and peasants as leading revolutionary force. We couldn’t accept such revisionist positions. Under our opinion, only proletariat is leading revolutionary force. Also we were completely disagreeing with their Maoist thesis that in Ukraine, like in China ‘the village gathers round the city’.


Other faction seemed for us much better. Just the representatives of this faction familiarized us with the works of Enver Hoxha. Apart with internet works, they provide us with paper book - Russian translation of Enver Hoxha’s work ‘The Khrushevites’. We were very enthusiastic toward heritage of comrade Hoxha. However, the practice of mentioned faction didn’t correspond to theory. Thus, the leaders both factions of ‘October Revolution’ gave complete support to Russian imperialism in its fight against Western imperialism in Ukraine, declaring that Putin is Stalin today and denying of imperialist character of present Russia.


Under such conditions our group, which had considerable growth among the workers, left ‘October Revolution’ organization. A lot of workers – ordinary members of ‘October Revolution’ organization have gone with us and joined our organization.


We decided to work inside legal trade unions. In particular, we joined and are presently working inside ‘Defence of Labour’ trade union, which has serious influence among the workers of Kiev and some other cities. Moreover, some of our comrades are presently the members of trade union central and local trade union leadership. In 2018 RILU (Profintern) comrades recognized us as new RILU member.

 

 

 

 

Letter of the RFPR

to the RILU (Profintern)

Dear comrades,

Dear Wolfgang Eggers!


We are very proud to be the members of RILU (Profintern)!  We think, that it’s very important step toward our common victory.  We’re working already on the translations of important English RILU documents into Ukrainian language; and we’ll send it in the nearest time.


22 April 2018, in the day of Lenin’s anniversary, we conducted general meeting of Marxist-Leninist faction of all-Ukrainian independent trade union ‘Defence of Labour’ and informed all our comrades about our correspondence and our recognition as RILU (Profintern) members; all comrades fervently welcome it. Also our group decided to change its name to Revolutionary Faction of Proletarian Renewal (RFPR), which signifies new stage of our development.


Our faction, as new member of RILU (Profintern), heartily greetings all RILU and Comintern (SH) comrades in occasion of the 15th anniversary of its refoundation. We also send you warm First of May greetings!


Long live Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism!


With proletarian greetings,

Dmytro Zalizniak

 

 

 

 

 

2017 - NEWS

 

 

Long live the

14th anniversary of

the re-foundation

of the Red International of the Labour Unions !

May 1, 2003 - May 1, 2017

 

 Today, we send militant greetings to all members of the RILU and to all revolutionary unionists all over the world.

 

To the same degree as the economic crisis endangers the

basic survival needs of the working class in the long run, the political crisis endangers increasingly the global political system of capitalist exploitation and causes further fascist degeneration which will inrease in 2017.

Shortages can be bridged for a certain time but not sustainably.

Sustainable shortages of the basic survival needs of the working class cause inevitably shortages in the hopes and trusts in capitalism and its political system. The mistrust in capitalism and its political system increased enormously in the years since the beginning of the world crisis in 2008.

Also in 2017, broadest mass movements take place on all continents against the aggravation of livelihood, worsening of working conditions, unemployment, shortage of income and wages, and emergency in education and health-care. The peoples defend themselves in mass-actions on the street against austerity measures of the capitalist states. In many countries strikes and even general strikes are on the agenda organized by reformist and revisionist organizations which have still dominating influence on the mass-movements. This influence has to be unmasked and combated.

 

In the next years we will unfold our revolutionary activity within the largest industrial companies of the world. We will concentrate on the international workers of the heavy industry.

We will not limit our organizational aims on Stalinist-Hoxhaists revolutionary cells in the single countries but directly and globally organize the workers in the world largest industrial monopolies!

We plan for the beginning of the year 2018 to create special (global) websites on the most important fields of industry, such as the "Website of the global oilworker" - "Website of the global miner" - "Website of the global car worker" (etc.) in which we will represent the demands and interests of these industrial workers on a global scale and support the global solidarity and unification of their struggle against the tripple alliance between global state-systems, capitalist multi-national companies and international organizations of yellow trade unions.

 

The world capitalists have already begun with the so-called "Fifth technological level" which is characterized by reduction of a share of workers in production and increase in a share of industrial robots. It will even more aggravate the current disgusting position of industrial workers, and their considerable part leaves without work. On a global scale rationalization will lead to the unemployment of hundreds of millions industrial workers. This challenge of global class struggle must be tackled in the coming years.

 

"The Communist International attaches great importance to the question of the solution of the danger of a new imperialist war. We must mobilize the wide proletarian masses in the struggle against war.

We are just before the outbreak of a new world war. If we strengthen work directly with workers of the largest industrial monopoly of the world, we will be able quicker to develop our forces, to attract new shots, and also to create our cells in these plants and to use them in the future as levers for strikes that will undermine the main income of the capitalist states which they use for kindling and conducting military operations. In a word - the key to easing of danger of world war lies in centralizing the struggle within the nations on a global scale. The key role will be played by the world industrial workers. And it is our duty to unite their struggle globally.

This must be the main task of the RILU from now on.

 

* * *

 

Forteen years have passed by when this historical re-foundation document was published -thus for the first time after dissolution of the RILU in 1937.

It was no coincidence that the Communist International (Stalinist Hoxhaists) had re-founded the Red International of Labour Unions, firstly for the purpose to support the proletarians with the creating of their independent revolutionary unions in their own country, and secondly for the purpose, to strengthen the global revolutionary union movement, as an instrument for the revolutionary overthrow of world capitalism.

The RILU was founded in the foresight, that the trade union movement against global capitalism will unavoidably generate its new global forms. The RILU is a globally centralized bulwark against the globalization of the Yellow Unions, these exploitive instruments in the hands of the world capitalists.  

In the ongoing process of the internationalization of trade union struggle, the RILU has a dual purpose: 

1. Under the terms of the domination of the global capital, the today's worker needs not only the solidarity of his colleagues in his own country, but the globally organized solidarity of the entire world proletariat.
The global competition and split among workers in different countries can only be counteracted by the basic principle of the Red International of the Labour Unions: 

A global negotiating table for the enforcement of equal demands of the workers in exclusively every country of the world.

The Red International of the Labour Unions is the leader of the new globally unionized battle-field between global labour and global capital.

 

On this unionized global battle-field all the national revolutionary unions play their role as the detachments of the Red International of the Labour Unions which coordinates collectively all the global actions in every country of the world. 

2. First, the organizing of solidarity with the revolutionary trade union struggle is needed, primarily in those countries where workers' rights are most cruelly trampled.
The current free fall of world wages ( wage dumping) must be stopped by global battle actions, organized by the RILU.
In the course of this global struggle for wages, the activity of the Red Trade Union International is expanding, such as the general improvement of working conditions, etc.
Eventually, the expansion of the influence of the global front of the revolutionary trade unions gains in importance over the whole global labor world. The struggle to improve the lives of the workers is turned by the RILU into a fight for the revolutionary bursting of all global chains of wage slavery. 

By these world battles, the elements on the side of world labour, as well as the elements of the world capital become more and more polarized. Once arrived at this point, the Red International of Labour Unions will be able to fulfill its political tasks, namely to finally repeal the ruinous labour competition on a global scale, and to abolish the enslaving global capitalist labour market.

Without the international unification of the revolutionary trade union movement, the international labor movement is powerless. Any unorganized spontaneity is in the interest of the capitalists and doomed to the defeat. The international labour movement will stay on shaky ground. It is only as strong as the strength of its organizational global centralization.  

The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization that covers the world proletariat in its entirety, but it is not qualified to realize the world dictatorship of the proletariat. The RILU cannot replace the most decisive role of the Communist International. The RILU is only a part of various world-organizations of the proletariat, all of which are functioning as gears in the transmission of the international class struggle (=transformation belts of the world socialist revolution).

The world dictatorship of the proletariat can only be realized by means of the leadership of its vanguard, through the world-proletarian party, which is closely linked to the RILU.
Without this mutual mechanism, the transition from world imperialism to world socialism can not be achieved.
 

What is the dialectical relationship between the national and international revolutionary trade union movement, especially in the fight against the globally organized system of wage slavery ? 

The yellow unions are instruments of imperialism for suppression and splitting of the revolutionary proletariat. The global capitalists need Yellow Unions to protect their global system of wage slavery. They need the Yellow Unions as bulwarks against revolutionary Unions whose goal it is to destroy the wage slavery globally. 

In the interest of securing the global profit maximization, it is inevitable for the world bourgeoisie, to integrate the national Yellow Trade Unions in a global instrument for the regulation of wage slavery.

This globalized system of Yellow Trade Unions thus has the task of transforming the strike-breaking in the various countries into global strike-breaking.

 

This is the crucial feature of the present globalization of the system of Yellow Trade Unions.

The Yellow Trade Unions of individual countries must be integrated into a single, centralized instrument of the global capital. Only this way, labour force becomes more disposable and flexible for its global exploitation. This means that the barriers of their reactionary, national guild-system must fall, which has hampered tremendously the revolutionary development of the labor movement in each country and particularly on a global scale. 

This is therefore not about the pure continuation of the old Amsterdam International, which acted mainly against the revolutionary, class-struggle unionism in the individual countries.An international umbrella organisation is no longer needed, where the single Yellow Trade Unions represented the preferred interests of their own national bourgeoisie who struggled for a hegemonial position among the imperialist "Great" powers. Today, it is rather a globalized Yellow Trade Union movement of the globalized world capitalism, ie. the formation of a new global system of Yellow Trade Unions for the purpose, to bridle the entire world of labour. This globalized system acts into the countries' unions, keeps them under pressure to deepen the international split of the world proletariat in each country. 

What does this mean in regard to the future struggle of the world-revolutionary Trade Unions of the international working class ? 

For the world revolutionary trade union movement it is very important that the nationalist backwardness of the Yellow Unions falls. The interests of the whole world proletariat are higher than the interests in a single country. The globalization of trade union movement helps us to spread the communist ideas of proletarian internationalism around the world. This concerns both the world proletariat as a whole and the revolutionary trade union movement in every country of the world.  

The more the globalized world capital exercises pressure on individual unions, the more urgent is the global association of red unions. The globalization is the characteristic tendency of the changing world movement of the working class, including its revolutionary trade unions. Under the conditions of globalization, the centralized work of the RILU is indispensable for the revolutionary trade unions in every country. And without support of the red trade unions in the countries the RILU cannot defeat the world headquarters of the social-imperialist unions.  

The spirit of proletarian internationalism must completely determine the red trade unions in individual countries. The world-revolutionary power of all red Trade Unions can not be fully unfolded without overcoming national isolation and without getting rid of stubborn national narrow-mindedness. The revolutionary trade unions of the countries are indivisible part of the internationalist world movement of the Trade Unions. This relationship is equal to the togetherness of the proletariat of different countries ( as parts), and the world proletariat (as a whole). The strengthening of the revolutionary Trade Unions in the countries and their integration into the whole revolutionary world movement is a task which can only be solved by mutual efforts of the red trade union of a country and the Red International of the Labour Unions. This way it is possible and necessary to destroy the global system of the Yellow Tradeunionism.


That - and only that - is the only guarantee of victory over the yellow union in one's own country under the present conditions of the globalized wage slavery!

 

So to speak, the world capital transforms all national yellow unions into a global system which is needed to cope with the sharpening contradictions and competition between national labor and global labor. 

As a result of the creation of a yellow world union, the globalized revolutionary world union enters unavoidably the world arena.
Without the creation of the RILU can the yellow union neither disappear from the historical world stage, nor from the historical stage in individual countries. The world proletariat can not unite the countries for the socialist world revolution if the revolutionary trade unions of the countries are not united - in their struggle against Yellow Unionism: 

"World proletariat - unite the revolutionary trade unions of all countries !" 

This is the world revolutionary slogan to solve the union's world crisis. 

 

Marxism-Leninism teaches that the world proletariat cannot adopt the apparatus of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. In the contrary, the world proletariat must destroy it completely and must establish its own dictatorship upon the ruins of the bourgeois world dictatorship. From this it follows that:

The global apparatus of the capitalist reactionary Trade Unions (inclusively the reformist-revisionist and syndicalist ones !) is integral part of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. Therefore, this global system of bourgeois Trade Unions cannot be adopted by the world proletariat. In the contrary, the world proletariat has to destroy it completely and to establish a global system of socialist trade unions as part of the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

 

It cannot be excluded that the capitalist trade union can be defeated in one's own country. Certainly, but this costs much more sacrifices - namely as long as the capitalist trade union is backed by the whole world capitalist system.

It is a matter of fact that this defeat can not at all be guaranteed, because capitalist trade unions will be unavoidably be restored - namely as long as the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie exists. If you want to abolish the inevitability of the restoration of reactionary trade unions, you need the word dictatorship of the proletariat.  

We must combat those elements who only agree with us in words. These opportunist elements are neither able nor willing to follow us in our actions. We know only too well from our own experiences how heavy and dangerous it is to implement the revolutionary line within the reactionary trade unions. This struggle is sometimes harder than in a capitalist factory - particularly, if the reactionary labour leaders cooperate with the capitalist owners of a factory behind your back. That's why some "leftist" comrades withdraw from this indispensable struggle within the reactionary trade unions. They cannot stand the daily massive pressure. We must fight at the forefront , and that is always there where the workers are organized - in the trade unions !
And most difficult is the purification of agents of the Yellow Trade Unions who penetrate our ranks for the only purpose to degenerate and liquidate our trade union's organizations from inside.

Red trade union in words - yellow trade union in deeds - that's revisionism in the question of the trade unions !

The essential goal of the opportunists is this: Trying to adapt our Stalinist-Hoxhaist line to the revisionist-reformist line in the question of the trade unions.

The struggle between the revolutionary and the reactionary line in the question of the trade unions is one of the most difficult and sharpest battle-fields of communist class struggle. This requires a very high quality and a lot of experiences. All the leaders of the RILU should have passed many years of class-struggle in Trade Unions and factories in which class struggle is a profound school of communism. By the way, the re-founder of the RILU, himself, gained experience of class-struggle in a Yellow Trade Union for the period of nearly 20 years. For over 15 years he was elected shop chairman and was also chairman of a joint works council in a company with 310 workers. Moreover, he was elected shop steward in a company with 2000 workers for the period of nearly three years. Since over 35 years he is active member of the Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition in Germany (RGO), and for over 25 years its leader. 

 

Only the victory of the RILU can guarantee the elimination of the inevitability of counter-revolutionary trade unions who are one of the most important instruments of protecting the interests of capital against the interests of labour by means of the so called "inner social peace".
The essential task of the RILU is wage an globally organized war against the Yellow Trade Unions with the goal to gain the power of the world proletariat. Thus, RILU is a central and indispensable instrument of the socialist world revolution. 

 

Today, there is no more important task for a class-conscious trade-unionist than to propagate, prepare and implement the world-revolutionary class-struggle within the Yellow trade unions.  

The creation of the Red Trade Union in any country, under conditions of globalization, can therefore not pass off straight-lined, and can not be separated from the development of the international trade union movement.

The RILU is a necessary global basis and lever for the creation of Red Unions in single countries, respectively for organizing Revolutionary Oppositions within the Yellow Trade Unions. 

The yellow union survives in the labor movement as long as the workers hesitate, to create their Trade Union with its own revolutionary class character. Daily and hourly, the yellow union leaders undermine the revolutionary class consciousness of the unionists by their bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology. Their anti-communism assumes shapes of social-fascism, discrimination, mobbing and expulsions. In some statutes of Yellow Trade Unions the communist workers are excluded from becoming members.

Despite their increasing social-fascist character, the bourgeois trade unions are still worshiped as an alleged "sacred cow" that are not allowed to be slaughtered. At least, bourgeois trade unions are still tolerated as a so called "petty evil" by many colleagues.

This superstition will be removed, and this myth is overcome only if the workers have completely understood, that a class union of the bourgeoisie can never represent the interests of the working class. Bourgeois trade unions are unions of strikebreakers, lackeys of the capitalists and the capitalist state !

For over 100 years, the bourgeoisie splits the trade unionists, and there are two lines in the world trade union movement - the revolutionary and the reactionary line.The RILU was and is again the most effective tool to overcome the split of the world proletariat.
A union can not serve two masters at the same time. The union has to serve exclusively the workers. Therefore, the yellow union must be beaten out of the hands of the capitalists.

Even some comrades, who call themselves "communists", shy away from this revolutionary task.This weakness of some communists is nowhere more obvious than in the question of the trade union. Some comrades refer to Lenin, who spoke of the "teething troubles" of communism 100 years ago ( and he was right at that time). Comrades ! 100 years have passed, and Lenin would have written about the "infirmities of old age". We Communists may not sin against the workers in the question of the trade union. 100 years of predomination of reformism and revisionism in the question of the trade union is enough! We need to act as genuine revolutionaries, and that is: to completely abandon all reformist and revisionist remainders. 

If the question of the trade union paralyzes the unity of the Marxist-Leninist world movement, then we must "take the bull by the horns", that is, to find and implement a correct Marxist-Leninist solution which is valid in the present conditions of globalization.

When the RILU was re-established on May First 2003, it joined with its platform before the world proletariat: 

The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization of the Comintern (SH), a school of world communism, which generally unites, educates and supports the revolutionary unionist-struggle of the world proletariat. 

The RILU is led by the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha – particularly by their revolutionary line of trade unions – which have to be defended, applied and developed in the course of the daily international class-struggle.

The particular experiences and conclusions of the revolutionary trade unionist struggle in every single country is again the basis of centralized and concentrated analysis and generalization of the whole international workers movement for the further development of the general line of the RILU.

In the first line the aim is the mutual support and solidarity of all the revolutionary trade unionists all over the world to transform the struggle of the world proletariat as a big leverage for the victory of the socialist world revolution.

The RILU leads and organizes the struggle of the unification of all world revolutionary forces of the trade unionist world movement in demarcation of class-reconciliation, splitting, capitulationism, and liquidationism, especially all branches of revisionism and reformism, Trotzkyism, anarcho-syndicalism and every bourgeois influence within the trade-unionist world movement. The RILU is a proletarian international class organization independent and free from influences of the oppressing and exploiting class of the world bourgeoisie.

The RILU struggles for the world revolutionary destruction of the bourgeois and imperialist, revisionist and social-imperialist trade unions. Only on the ruins of these counter-revolutionary instruments of world capitalism it will be possible to establish revolutionary, socialist trade unions. The RILU strives for socialist trade unions as instruments for the establishment of the dictatorship of the world proletariat and to establish socialism – on a national as well as on an international scale. The RILU struggles for the future up-building of an international organization of the trade unions of all world socialist countries all over the world."

What is the basic difference between the Red International of Labour Unions and all the other International Trade Unions ? What distinguishes our organisation from all the other?

 

First of all, it is class collaboration or class struggle. This is the root question.

It is this basic difference in view point that engenders all the other differences. Whoever upholds class collaboration, upholds the global and national bourgeoisie and opposes the dictatorship of the proletariat, supports reformism against the world revolution, supports world capitalism and opposes world socialism. Furthermore, these individuals support the imperialist policy of their Governments and oppose the independence of the colonial peoples, they stand for industrial peace against general strikes, and are definitely against any emancipatory movement among the oppressed peoples, and so on. If is precisely these features that characterise the theory and practice of the present International Trade Unions, which, throughout all the years oftheir existence, have never lost an opportunity to make hostile demonstrations against communism and the world revolutionary methods of the class struggle. On all these questions the International Trade Unions of today are the complete anti-thesis to the Red International of Labour Unions and this is precisely the reason why the struggle between these two principled lines of International Trade Unions are so sharp and acute:

The Red International of Trade Unions is a lever of the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world proletariat.

All the other International Trade Unions are a lever against the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world bourgeoisie.
In the 1920s of the last century, the RILU was a key instrument for the spread of international communism. In the end of the 20s, the number of followers of the RILU was estimated to nearly 17 million worldwide, more than half of them were members of the Soviet trade unions. In China, there were 2.8 million. "German section" was one of the strongest of the RILU in Europe. Important were also France, Czechoslovakia and Chile. In twenty-six countries "revolutionary minorities" struggled within the reformist unions.

The RILU was an achievement of the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution and created by comrade Lenin.

The RILU was an independent international trade union and closely tied to the Communist International of Lenin and Stalin. The RILU, based on the achievements of the Socialist Great October-Revolution, was totally contrary to the social democratic influence of the International Federation of Trade Unions (yellow "Amsterdam" union ). Attempts were made to the commonality of both these great organisations, but failed because of the anti-communism of the ITUC in the mid 1920s. The anti-communist doctrine of social democracy led to the creation of "revolutionary" oppositions (RGO) in the early 1930s.

The unions were destroyed and prohibited by the Nazis who came into power in 1933. This had an impact on the RILU and its affiliated revolutionary union movement in Czechoslovakia, France, China and Great Britain. Thanks to support from the Soviet union, Rilu was supported in continuation of its class struggle.

In the beginning of 1934, the new Popular Front (Seventh World Congress, 1935) was proclaimed in contrast to the decisions of the proletarian unity front by the former Congresses of the Comintern. Caused by the new course of the 7th Congress of the Comintern, "leftist" social democracy and revisionism could spread its bourgeois influence within the world communist movement rapidly, so that the independent existence of all the international communist organizations was threatened. Finally, the dissolution of the RILU was unavoidable (1937) and later the dissolution of the Comintern (1943), too.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) emerged under the terms of the anti-Hitler coalition, thus as a result of new conditions at the end of World War II. The First World Trade Union Conference was held on 6 to 17 February 1945, attended by 40 national unions and 15 international organizations who took part in the fight and the eradication of fascism. The struggle against imperialism was the main target. This changed after the death of comrade Stalin.

The imperialists tried to transform the WFTU into an anti-communist tool, and in 1949 it came to a split. After the death of Comrade Stalin (1953), the Khrushchev revisionists took effect on the WFTU. This led to the revisionist degeneration of the trade unions in the Soviet Union and other countries dominated by the revisionists. The unions were thus in the hands of the imperialists and social imperialists.
Until today, the WFTU does not support the socialist world revolution and follows an anti-Marxist-Leninist line. The WFTU does not condamn the crimes of the modern revisionists and social-fascists. In the contrary, the WFTU continues its criminal trade union policy. Thus the WFTU and RILU are representatives of two contrary lines, are hostile camps.

The Albanian trade unions condemned the annexation of the WFTU by the Soviet revisionists , and so the trade union federation of Albania played the leading role in the anti-revisionist, Marxist-Leninist, world revolutionary trade union movement. The Albanian trade union federation was supported by the Marxist-Leninist world movement, by anti-imperialist forces and organizations around the world.

What are the lessons ?

The real world revolutionary trade union movement is based solely on the teachings of the five classics of Marxism-Leninism, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha. After all alone the world proletariat, the Communist International (SH) at the top, is the decisive force that will destroy the world bourgeoisie.

The experience of the world revolutionary trade union movement shows that it will not be infected by reformism and revisionism and destroyed if it is led by a Marxist-Leninist avantgard.

Opportunist, reformist, revisionist, neo-revisionist, Maoist, Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist influences and elements in the world labor movement are against the world proletariat and maintain its split. All these counter-revolutionary forces do everything possible to prevent the world proletariat from creating its own international world revolutionary trade union. Therefore, the struggle against these elements must be pursued vigorously, uncompromisingly and undiminished, and be led to the end. If we do not defeat these hostile elements, we will not be able to build up our world proletarian class union. Without a strong Red International of Labour Unions, the world proletariat cannot overthrow the global capitalist system of exploitation. Without it, we will not create world socialism. Ultimately, no one can stop communism in the world - and also not the communist trade unions.

 

 

 

 

 

2016 - NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long live the

13th anniversary of

the re-foundation

of the Red International of the Labour Unions !

May 1, 2003 - May 1, 2016

 

 Today, we send militant greetings to all members of the RILU, to all revolutionary unionists all over the world.

Declaration of the Reconstruction of the RILU

  effective date: 1st of May, 2003 

Thirteen years have passed by when this historical re-foundation document was published -thus for the first time after dissolution of the RILU in 1937.

It was no coincidence that the Communist International (Stalinist Hoxhaists) had re-founded the Red International of Labour Unions, firstly for the purpose to support the proletarians with the creating of their independent revolutionary unions in their own country, and secondly for the purpose, to strengthen the global revolutionary union movement, as an instrument for the revolutionary overthrow of world capitalism.

The RILU was founded in the foresight, that the trade union movement against global capitalism will unavoidably generate its new global forms. The RILU is a globally centralized bulwark against the globalization of the Yellow Unions, these exploitive instruments in the hands of the world capitalists.  

In the ongoing process of the internationalization of trade union struggle, the RILU has a dual purpose: 

1. Under the terms of the domination of the global capital, the today's worker needs not only the solidarity of his colleagues in his own country, but the globally organized solidarity of the entire world proletariat.
The global competition and split among workers in different countries can only be counteracted by the basic principle of the Red International of the Labour Unions: 

A global negotiating table for the enforcement of equal demands of the workers in exclusively every country of the world.

The Red International of the Labour Unions is the leader of the new globally unionized battle-field between global labour and global capital.

 

On this unionized global battle-field all the national revolutionary unions play their role as the detachments of the Red International of the Labour Unions which coordinates collectively all the global actions in every country of the world. 

2. First, the organizing of solidarity with the revolutionary trade union struggle is needed, primarily in those countries where workers' rights are most cruelly trampled.
The current free fall of world wages ( wage dumping) must be stopped by global battle actions, organized by the RILU.
In the course of this global struggle for wages, the activity of the Red Trade Union International is expanding, such as the general improvement of working conditions, etc.
Eventually, the expansion of the influence of the global front of the revolutionary trade unions gains in importance over the whole global labor world. The struggle to improve the lives of the workers is turned by the RILU into a fight for the revolutionary bursting of all global chains of wage slavery. 

By these world battles, the elements on the side of world labour, as well as the elements of the world capital become more and more polarized. Once arrived at this point, the Red International of Labour Unions will be able to fulfill its political tasks, namely to finally repeal the ruinous labour competition on a global scale, and to abolish the enslaving global capitalist labour market.

Without the international unification of the revolutionary trade union movement, the international labor movement is powerless. Any unorganized spontaneity is in the interest of the capitalists and doomed to the defeat. The international labour movement will stay on shaky ground. It is only as strong as the strength of its organizational global centralization.  

The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization that covers the world proletariat in its entirety, but it is not qualified to realize the world dictatorship of the proletariat. The RILU cannot replace the most decisive role of the Communist International. The RILU is only a part of various world-organizations of the proletariat, all of which are functioning as gears in the transmission of the international class struggle (=transformation belts of the world socialist revolution).

The world dictatorship of the proletariat can only be realized by means of the leadership of its vanguard, through the world-proletarian party, which is closely linked to the RILU.
Without this mutual mechanism, the transition from world imperialism to world socialism can not be achieved.
 

What is the dialectical relationship between the national and international revolutionary trade union movement, especially in the fight against the globally organized system of wage slavery ? 

The yellow unions are instruments of imperialism for suppression and splitting of the revolutionary proletariat. The global capitalists need Yellow Unions to protect their global system of wage slavery. They need the Yellow Unions as bulwarks against revolutionary Unions whose goal it is to destroy the wage slavery globally. 

In the interest of securing the global profit maximization, it is inevitable for the world bourgeoisie, to integrate the national Yellow Trade Unions in a global instrument for the regulation of wage slavery.

This globalized system of Yellow Trade Unions thus has the task of transforming the strike-breaking in the various countries into global strike-breaking.

 

This is the crucial feature of the present globalization of the system of Yellow Trade Unions.

The Yellow Trade Unions of individual countries must be integrated into a single, centralized instrument of the global capital. Only this way, labour force becomes more disposable and flexible for its global exploitation. This means that the barriers of their reactionary, national guild-system must fall, which has hampered tremendously the revolutionary development of the labor movement in each country and particularly on a global scale. 

This is therefore not about the pure continuation of the old Amsterdam International, which acted mainly against the revolutionary, class-struggle unionism in the individual countries.An international umbrella organisation is no longer needed, where the single Yellow Trade Unions represented the preferred interests of their own national bourgeoisie who struggled for a hegemonial position among the imperialist "Great" powers. Today, it is rather a globalized Yellow Trade Union movement of the globalized world capitalism, ie. the formation of a new global system of Yellow Trade Unions for the purpose, to bridle the entire world of labour. This globalized system acts into the countries' unions, keeps them under pressure to deepen the international split of the world proletariat in each country. 

What does this mean in regard to the future struggle of the world-revolutionary Trade Unions of the international working class ? 

For the world revolutionary trade union movement it is very important that the nationalist backwardness of the Yellow Unions falls. The interests of the whole world proletariat are higher than the interests in a single country. The globalization of trade union movement helps us to spread the communist ideas of proletarian internationalism around the world. This concerns both the world proletariat as a whole and the revolutionary trade union movement in every country of the world.  

The more the globalized world capital exercises pressure on individual unions, the more urgent is the global association of red unions. The globalization is the characteristic tendency of the changing world movement of the working class, including its revolutionary trade unions. Under the conditions of globalization, the centralized work of the RILU is indispensable for the revolutionary trade unions in every country. And without support of the red trade unions in the countries the RILU cannot defeat the world headquarters of the social-imperialist unions.  

The spirit of proletarian internationalism must completely determine the red trade unions in individual countries. The world-revolutionary power of all red Trade Unions can not be fully unfolded without overcoming national isolation and without getting rid of stubborn national narrow-mindedness. The revolutionary trade unions of the countries are indivisible part of the internationalist world movement of the Trade Unions. This relationship is equal to the togetherness of the proletariat of different countries ( as parts), and the world proletariat (as a whole). The strengthening of the revolutionary Trade Unions in the countries and their integration into the whole revolutionary world movement is a task which can only be solved by mutual efforts of the red trade union of a country and the Red International of the Labour Unions. This way it is possible and necessary to destroy the global system of the Yellow Tradeunionism.


That - and only that - is the only guarantee of victory over the yellow union in one's own country under the present conditions of the globalized wage slavery!

 

So to speak, the world capital transforms all national yellow unions into a global system which is needed to cope with the sharpening contradictions and competition between national labor and global labor. 

As a result of the creation of a yellow world union, the globalized revolutionary world union enters unavoidably the world arena.
Without the creation of the RILU can the yellow union neither disappear from the historical world stage, nor from the historical stage in individual countries. The world proletariat can not unite the countries for the socialist world revolution if the revolutionary trade unions of the countries are not united - in their struggle against Yellow Unionism: 

"World proletariat - unite the revolutionary trade unions of all countries !" 

This is the world revolutionary slogan to solve the union's world crisis. 

 

Marxism-Leninism teaches that the world proletariat cannot adopt the apparatus of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. In the contrary, the world proletariat must destroy it completely and must establish its own dictatorship upon the ruins of the bourgeois world dictatorship. From this it follows that:

The global apparatus of the capitalist reactionary Trade Unions (inclusively the reformist-revisionist and syndicalist ones !) is integral part of the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie. Therefore, this global system of bourgeois Trade Unions cannot be adopted by the world proletariat. In the contrary, the world proletariat has to destroy it completely and to establish a global system of socialist trade unions as part of the dictatorship of the world proletariat.

 

It cannot be excluded that the capitalist trade union can be defeated in one's own country. Certainly, but this costs much more sacrifices - namely as long as the capitalist trade union is backed by the whole world capitalist system.

It is a matter of fact that this defeat can not at all be guaranteed, because capitalist trade unions will be unavoidably be restored - namely as long as the dictatorship of the world bourgeoisie exists. If you want to abolish the inevitability of the restoration of reactionary trade unions, you need the word dictatorship of the proletariat.  

We must combat those elements who only agree with us in words. These opportunist elements are neither able nor willing to follow us in our actions. We know only too well from our own experiences how heavy and dangerous it is to implement the revolutionary line within the reactionary trade unions. This struggle is sometimes harder than in a capitalist factory - particularly, if the reactionary labour leaders cooperate with the capitalist owners of a factory behind your back. That's why some "leftist" comrades withdraw from this indispensable struggle within the reactionary trade unions. They cannot stand the daily massive pressure. We must fight at the forefront , and that is always there where the workers are organized - in the trade unions !
And most difficult is the purification of agents of the Yellow Trade Unions who penetrate our ranks for the only purpose to degenerate and liquidate our trade union's organizations from inside.

Red trade union in words - yellow trade union in deeds - that's revisionism in the question of the trade unions !

The essential goal of the opportunists is this: Trying to adapt our Stalinist-Hoxhaist line to the revisionist-reformist line in the question of the trade unions.

The struggle between the revolutionary and the reactionary line in the question of the trade unions is one of the most difficult and sharpest battle-fields of communist class struggle. This requires a very high quality and a lot of experiences. All the leaders of the RILU should have passed many years of class-struggle in Trade Unions and factories in which class struggle is a profound school of communism. By the way, the re-founder of the RILU, himself, gained experience of class-struggle in a Yellow Trade Union for the period of nearly 20 years. For over 15 years he was elected shop chairman and was also chairman of a joint works council in a company with 310 workers. Moreover, he was elected shop steward in a company with 2000 workers for the period of nearly three years. Since over 35 years he is active member of the Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition in Germany (RGO), and for over 25 years its leader. 

 

Only the victory of the RILU can guarantee the elimination of the inevitability of counter-revolutionary trade unions who are one of the most important instruments of protecting the interests of capital against the interests of labour by means of the so called "inner social peace".
The essential task of the RILU is wage an globally organized war against the Yellow Trade Unions with the goal to gain the power of the world proletariat. Thus, RILU is a central and indispensable instrument of the socialist world revolution. 

 

Today, there is no more important task for a class-conscious trade-unionist than to propagate, prepare and implement the world-revolutionary class-struggle within the Yellow trade unions.  

The creation of the Red Trade Union in any country, under conditions of globalization, can therefore not pass off straight-lined, and can not be separated from the development of the international trade union movement.

The RILU is a necessary global basis and lever for the creation of Red Unions in single countries, respectively for organizing Revolutionary Oppositions within the Yellow Trade Unions. 

The yellow union survives in the labor movement as long as the workers hesitate, to create their Trade Union with its own revolutionary class character. Daily and hourly, the yellow union leaders undermine the revolutionary class consciousness of the unionists by their bourgeois and petty-bourgeois ideology. Their anti-communism assumes shapes of social-fascism, discrimination, mobbing and expulsions. In some statutes of Yellow Trade Unions the communist workers are excluded from becoming members.

Despite their increasing social-fascist character, the bourgeois trade unions are still worshiped as an alleged "sacred cow" that are not allowed to be slaughtered. At least, bourgeois trade unions are still tolerated as a so called "petty evil" by many colleagues.

This superstition will be removed, and this myth is overcome only if the workers have completely understood, that a class union of the bourgeoisie can never represent the interests of the working class. Bourgeois trade unions are unions of strikebreakers, lackeys of the capitalists and the capitalist state !

For over 100 years, the bourgeoisie splits the trade unionists, and there are two lines in the world trade union movement - the revolutionary and the reactionary line.The RILU was and is again the most effective tool to overcome the split of the world proletariat.
A union can not serve two masters at the same time. The union has to serve exclusively the workers. Therefore, the yellow union must be beaten out of the hands of the capitalists.

Even some comrades, who call themselves "communists", shy away from this revolutionary task.This weakness of some communists is nowhere more obvious than in the question of the trade union. Some comrades refer to Lenin, who spoke of the "teething troubles" of communism 100 years ago ( and he was right at that time). Comrades ! 100 years have passed, and Lenin would have written about the "infirmities of old age". We Communists may not sin against the workers in the question of the trade union. 100 years of predomination of reformism and revisionism in the question of the trade union is enough! We need to act as genuine revolutionaries, and that is: to completely abandon all reformist and revisionist remainders. 

If the question of the trade union paralyzes the unity of the Marxist-Leninist world movement, then we must "take the bull by the horns", that is, to find and implement a correct Marxist-Leninist solution which is valid in the present conditions of globalization.

When the RILU was re-established on May First 2003, it joined with its platform before the world proletariat: 

The Red International of the Labour Unions is an organization of the Comintern (SH), a school of world communism, which generally unites, educates and supports the revolutionary unionist-struggle of the world proletariat. 

The RILU is led by the teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha – particularly by their revolutionary line of trade unions – which have to be defended, applied and developed in the course of the daily international class-struggle.

The particular experiences and conclusions of the revolutionary trade unionist struggle in every single country is again the basis of centralized and concentrated analysis and generalization of the whole international workers movement for the further development of the general line of the RILU.

In the first line the aim is the mutual support and solidarity of all the revolutionary trade unionists all over the world to transform the struggle of the world proletariat as a big leverage for the victory of the socialist world revolution.

The RILU leads and organizes the struggle of the unification of all world revolutionary forces of the trade unionist world movement in demarcation of class-reconciliation, splitting, capitulationism, and liquidationism, especially all branches of revisionism and reformism, Trotzkyism, anarcho-syndicalism and every bourgeois influence within the trade-unionist world movement. The RILU is a proletarian international class organization independent and free from influences of the oppressing and exploiting class of the world bourgeoisie.

The RILU struggles for the world revolutionary destruction of the bourgeois and imperialist, revisionist and social-imperialist trade unions. Only on the ruins of these counter-revolutionary instruments of world capitalism it will be possible to establish revolutionary, socialist trade unions. The RILU strives for socialist trade unions as instruments for the establishment of the dictatorship of the world proletariat and to establish socialism – on a national as well as on an international scale. The RILU struggles for the future up-building of an international organization of the trade unions of all world socialist countries all over the world."

What is the basic difference between the Red International of Labour Unions and all the other International Trade Unions ? What distinguishes our organisation from all the other?

 

First of all, it is class collaboration or class struggle. This is the root question.

It is this basic difference in view point that engenders all the other differences. Whoever upholds class collaboration, upholds the global and national bourgeoisie and opposes the dictatorship of the proletariat, supports reformism against the world revolution, supports world capitalism and opposes world socialism. Furthermore, these individuals support the imperialist policy of their Governments and oppose the independence of the colonial peoples, they stand for industrial peace against general strikes, and are definitely against any emancipatory movement among the oppressed peoples, and so on. If is precisely these features that characterise the theory and practice of the present International Trade Unions, which, throughout all the years oftheir existence, have never lost an opportunity to make hostile demonstrations against communism and the world revolutionary methods of the class struggle. On all these questions the International Trade Unions of today are the complete anti-thesis to the Red International of Labour Unions and this is precisely the reason why the struggle between these two principled lines of International Trade Unions are so sharp and acute:

The Red International of Trade Unions is a lever of the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world proletariat.

All the other International Trade Unions are a lever against the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world bourgeoisie.
In the 1920s of the last century, the RILU was a key instrument for the spread of international communism. In the end of the 20s, the number of followers of the RILU was estimated to nearly 17 million worldwide, more than half of them were members of the Soviet trade unions. In China, there were 2.8 million. "German section" was one of the strongest of the RILU in Europe. Important were also France, Czechoslovakia and Chile. In twenty-six countries "revolutionary minorities" struggled within the reformist unions.

The RILU was an achievement of the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution and created by comrade Lenin.

The RILU was an independent international trade union and closely tied to the Communist International of Lenin and Stalin. The RILU, based on the achievements of the Socialist Great October-Revolution, was totally contrary to the social democratic influence of the International Federation of Trade Unions (yellow "Amsterdam" union ). Attempts were made to the commonality of both these great organisations, but failed because of the anti-communism of the ITUC in the mid 1920s. The anti-communist doctrine of social democracy led to the creation of "revolutionary" oppositions (RGO) in the early 1930s.

The unions were destroyed and prohibited by the Nazis who came into power in 1933. This had an impact on the RILU and its affiliated revolutionary union movement in Czechoslovakia, France, China and Great Britain. Thanks to support from the Soviet union, Rilu was supported in continuation of its class struggle.

In the beginning of 1934, the new Popular Front (Seventh World Congress, 1935) was proclaimed in contrast to the decisions of the proletarian unity front by the former Congresses of the Comintern. Caused by the new course of the 7th Congress of the Comintern, "leftist" social democracy and revisionism could spread its bourgeois influence within the world communist movement rapidly, so that the independent existence of all the international communist organizations was threatened. Finally, the dissolution of the RILU was unavoidable (1937) and later the dissolution of the Comintern (1943), too.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) emerged under the terms of the anti-Hitler coalition, thus as a result of new conditions at the end of World War II. The First World Trade Union Conference was held on 6 to 17 February 1945, attended by 40 national unions and 15 international organizations who took part in the fight and the eradication of fascism. The struggle against imperialism was the main target. This changed after the death of comrade Stalin.

The imperialists tried to transform the WFTU into an anti-communist tool, and in 1949 it came to a split. After the death of Comrade Stalin (1953), the Khrushchev revisionists took effect on the WFTU. This led to the revisionist degeneration of the trade unions in the Soviet Union and other countries dominated by the revisionists. The unions were thus in the hands of the imperialists and social imperialists.
Until today, the WFTU does not support the socialist world revolution and follows an anti-Marxist-Leninist line. The WFTU does not condamn the crimes of the modern revisionists and social-fascists. In the contrary, the WFTU continues its criminal trade union policy. Thus the WFTU and RILU are representatives of two contrary lines, are hostile camps.

The Albanian trade unions condemned the annexation of the WFTU by the Soviet revisionists , and so the trade union federation of Albania played the leading role in the anti-revisionist, Marxist-Leninist, world revolutionary trade union movement. The Albanian trade union federation was supported by the Marxist-Leninist world movement, by anti-imperialist forces and organizations around the world.

What are the lessons ?

The real world revolutionary trade union movement is based solely on the teachings of the five classics of Marxism-Leninism, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha. After all alone the world proletariat, the Communist International (SH) at the top, is the decisive force that will destroy the world bourgeoisie.

The experience of the world revolutionary trade union movement shows that it will not be infected by reformism and revisionism and destroyed if it is led by a Marxist-Leninist avantgard.

Opportunist, reformist, revisionist, neo-revisionist, Maoist, Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist influences and elements in the world labor movement are against the world proletariat and maintain its split. All these counter-revolutionary forces do everything possible to prevent the world proletariat from creating its own international world revolutionary trade union. Therefore, the struggle against these elements must be pursued vigorously, uncompromisingly and undiminished, and be led to the end. If we do not defeat these hostile elements, we will not be able to build up our world proletarian class union. Without a strong Red International of Labour Unions, the world proletariat cannot overthrow the global capitalist system of exploitation. Without it, we will not create world socialism. Ultimately, no one can stop communism in the world - and also not the communist trade unions.


Long live the

13th anniversary of

the re-foundation

of the Red International of the Labour Unions !

May 1, 2003 - May 1, 2016

 

 

Solidarity with the

Gurgaon Workers !

 

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GurgaonWorkersNews no.64 - November 2015 - Material for the debate on 'global working class' and organisation

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*** Editorial

This newsletter is dedicated to our comrade Chintamani, a gentle man, who died in July 2015. He was, amongst many other things, a metal worker and active participant in Faridabad Majdoor Samachar (FMS). We will miss him. 

We haven't published GurgaonWorkersNews for over a year and we won't publish another newsletter for a while. While FMS continues the monthly publication and distribution of their Hindi newspaper, we won't have as much time for translations and additional research in the near future. This is mainly due to new political priorities: we started publishing a workers' newspaper in the west of London, amongst mainly food processing and warehouse workers. It was possible to publish GurgaonWorkersNews while at the same time working low paid working class jobs, but to do so and publish and circulate a regular workers' paper is not. Comrades who have more time and want to become involved in GurgaonWorkersNews, feel free to contact us. Otherwise check out our London-based paper. Reflections and comments are welcome.


Giving GurgaonWorkersNews a break does not mean that our political activities in Delhi and London will become detached. This is mainly due to the fact that workers' conditions become increasingly similar: being new in town, not finding permanent jobs, living on the minimum wage, sharing rooms to be able to pay the rent, working 12-hour shifts, finding no solution in the traditional trade unions, searching for ways to organise under the conditions of enforced and voluntary mobility. As you can read in this newsletter, Amazon workers' conditions in India are not that different from the conditions of their class-mates in, e.g. Poland. Other connections are even more direct: as you can read in the article below, working in fashion warehouses in London or Hamburg puts you in the same value chain as garment workers in Delhi, Gurgaon or Faridabad. Or to be more concrete: we were smiling when, while we were working as agency workers at Jack Wills in London, our shop-floor manager started crying about having to send back a shipment of clothes from Modelama because of too many 'quality flaws' , because we knew that the Modelama comrades in Gurgaon are in constant struggle with management. 

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In this issue of GurgaonWorkersNews you can find:

*** In memory of Comrade Chintamani

Friends wrote down their memories and appreciations of our late comrade. 
http://www.scribd.com/doc/279605280/Comrade-Chintamani-Aug2015

*** Amazon in India - The E-Commerce Jungle and Workers' Reality

Recent workers' disputes in the e-commerce sector in Pune and Mumbai are expressions of the fragile nature of India's 'start-up bubble', the share-inflation-based boom of retail and service companies, which use both new technologies like mobile phone apps and cheap labour for their business success. The fragility is both external and internal. Externally, the recent jitters that went through the stockmarket in China can be seen as a sign towards the brick wall that the model of 'non-profitable' share-inflation-based expansion a la Amazon is about to hit. Internally, the discontent of workers within the newly developed software departments, warehouse clusters and delivery networks rips apart the facade of the sanitised and effortless world of online services. We spent some time talking to warehouse workers of different 'e-commerce-retailers' (Amazon, Flipkart, Myntra) in the outskirts of Delhi. Before looking at the conditions of Amazon workers and their colleagues we give a broad overview of the e-commerce and retail sector in India.
https://angryworkersworld.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/amazon-in-india-the-e-commerce-jungle-and-workers-reality/

*** Wildcat Strike of Temporary Maruti Suzuki Workers in Manesar, (from: Faridabad Majdoor Samachar, October 2015)

On 24th of September 2015 the Maruti workers' union and management signed a wage agreement. The wages of the permanent workers will increase by Rs 16,800 over the next three years (the previous agreement stipulated Rs 18,000). Being pleased about the fact that the whole procedure had remained peaceful the managing director gave a present of Rs 3,000 to each of the permanent workers. The media and national newspapers applauded the successful agreement. The temporary workers were excluded from this agreement and the wage gap between them and their permanent colleagues had further increased. On the 26th of Setember, 400 temporary workers of the A-shift at the Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant did not enter the factory. The B-shift workers who lived close to the factory also gathered at the gate. A total of 600 workers debated and started to become agitated. As part of their corporate social responsibility scheme Maruti Suzuki had 'adopted' fourteen villages in the vicinity of the factory. People arrived at the plant in cars from these villages and started attacking the temporary workers. The police also arrived en masse, started beating workers and arrested around 100 of them. More than 1,000 police were stationed within and around the factory premises. Management announced that production was not affected by the commotion, but workers reported that the assembly lines run 'stop-and-go', so that only about half of the usual 1,440 cars were assembled on the 26th of September. After the inspiring series of factory occupations at the Maruti Manesar plant in 2011 involving both permanent and temporary workers, this trade union agreement is like a tomb-stone for future common actions.    

*** 'Make in India' or global struggles? - On the series of factory riots, wildcats and factory occupations in Delhi 2014 - 15

We summarised FMS articles on eighteen struggles, mainly factory riots and factory occupations, which took place during 2014 and early 2015. The article puts these struggles in context of the global surge in workers' struggles after the mid-2000 in general and the garment workers' riots in Bangladesh and the wildcat automobile strikes in China 2010. It shows that while the official trade union federations are not a vehicle to overcome the company boundaries of disputes, workers' own steps towards wider coordinations take place on a largely informal and temporary level.   

*** Changes in class composition and political practice - Past and present of Faridabad Majdoor Samachar / Kamunist Kranti

Friends translated, and we edited, a presentation by FMS comrades of the political history of their collective. Starting from the mid-1970s the presentation reflects on experiences within local class struggles and the collective's own political practice - and moreover, the necessity to criticise and change one's own practice. Read how the experiences of trade unionism during local textile mill and metal factory struggles, international contacts and the hungry reading of historical debates led to a new practice that put workers' self-activity into the centre.

*** A global connection: Garment workers in Gurgaon - Fashion warehouse workers in London and Hamburg

Conditions becoming more similar globally and connections between workers becoming more direct is the basis for a truly global class movement against the current system. Our political efforts have to reflect these objective potentials for struggles beyond borders. We have to understand the global dimensions of local class disputes, intensify the international debate about them and wherever possible support workers in coordinating steps on a multi-national scale. The reflection on struggles at the same time becomes a reflection concerning our own ways to organise. We hope the following texts will contribute to this debate on the global character of the working class today and on the relation between changes in class composition and changes of political practice.   
https://angryworkersworld.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/hm-warehouse-workers-in-germany-and-hm-garment-workers-in-india/

*** Emergence of a global working class - Article by Wildcat, Germany, Summer 2015

We translated a longer analysis by Wildcat concerning objective changes of the global organisation of production and the working class, as well as their own efforts during the last few decades to grapple with these changes, e.g. their debates on the 'peasant-question' or on the hype of 'globalisation'. Interestingly the article covers a similar period as the reflections by the FMS comrades: the counter-revolution of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the restructuring process during the 1990s and the emergence of a new generation of struggles since the mid-2000s. While the wildcat article provides a more global picture, the reflections by FMS put us in the driving seat: what to do and what not to do facing this world in unrest. 

*** 'Turkey - Twelve days that posed the question of workers autonomy' - by Mouvement Communiste

Comrades had a closer look at the recent series of wildcat strikes in the automobile sector in Turkey, which has significant similarities to the factory struggles in Gurgaon and Manesar.

 

 

2015 - NEWS

July 2015

Više od 200 rudara rudnika Mramor, Kreka odbija izaći iz jame

 

Više od 200 rudara Rudnika uglja Mramor, iz sastava Rudnika Kreka u Tuzli, odbija izaći iz jame, protestirajući zbog kašnjenja plaća, toplog obroka, uplate doprinosa i kašnjenja uplate kreditnih rata.

Rudari prve, druge i treće smjene odlučili su se na ovaj čin nakon što uprava rudnika nije ispunila obećanja da će topli obrok i rate kredita biti uplaćeni do drugog jula ove godine. ovo je drugi put u proteklih mjesec dana da 240 rudara iz jame "Mramor", iz sastava Rudnika mrkog uglja ˝Kreka˝, u znak protesta odbija izaći iz jame.

Prvi put je 19. juna ove godine u ovoj jami izbila pobuna, kada su rudari treće smjene odbijali izaći iz jame. Razlog je bio isti, a nakon što su dobili obećanje da će im biti isplaćena potraživanja, rudari su izašli iz jame.

 

 

Komunistička Internacionala (SH) u potpunosti podržava zahteve radnika rudnika ‘Kreka’ u Tuzli, u njihovim zahtevima za poštovanje njihovih elementarnih prava.

 

Neljudski uslovi i neisplaćivanje zarada su gotovo redovna pojava ne samo u Bosni i Hercegovini,već u svim zemljma Jugoslovenskog prostora. Nemar i nebriga, kao i diskriminacija radnika su postali pravilo. Zloupotreba i razni vidovi pritisaka,kršenja elementarnogg ljudskog dostojanstva ljudi, danas se gotovo redovno vidja. Zato,svi radnici Bosne i Hercegovine treba da ustanu u borbu za zaštitu svojih prava.

 

Drugovi,neka vašoj borbi bude uzor i ustanak herojskih Husinskih rudara!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long live the 94th anniversary of the foundation of RILU !

 

On occasion of the 94th anniversary of the foundation of RILU the Comintern (SH) publishes the following

 

special website ...

 

 

 

 

 


 

2014 - NEWS

 

 



1st May, 2014

RILU- Appeal



To all revolutionary labour unionists

all over the world!

 

 

1st May, 2003

1st May 2014

 

11 Years !!

Re-Foundation of the

Red International of the Labour Unions

R I L U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

munjalkiriu
Munjal Kiriu Workers…

 

Gurgaon Workers News - Newsletter 61 - February 2014

Full version: www.gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com

Snapshots of the situation at Maruti Suzuki Manesar after the riot on 18th of July 2012 and further reports from the automobile front-line in India and beyond - For an organisational leap forward.

On 18th of July 2012, the struggle at Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant culminated in an attack by two, three thousand workers, both permanent and temporary, on the symbols of capital. Parts of the factory were burnt down, a hundred managers were hospitalised, one of them died. The representatives of capital and the political class were stunned by incomprehension: these workers had been given considerable concessions after the factory occupations in 2011, and to have a permanent job at Maruti Suzuki is, or was, considered a life-time achievement by most workers in the Delhi area and beyond.

Why then this rage?

We ask the same question, although from a perspective of appraisal and hope for widening unrest towards a social alternative. More than a year after the incident we are only able to give snapshots of the current situation at Maruti and in the wider sector. Rather than it being a mere documentation, we hope that it will become part of the debate for a collective organisational process. We therefore emphasise the importance of small steps, such as the international leaflet on the condition at the automobile supplier Sandhar and the international solidarity action for Alfa Laval workers in Pune, which you can find in this issue of GurgaonWorkersNews.

List of (Dis-)Content:

*** A balance-sheet of class struggle and class divisions in the global automobile industry: Translation of a recent article by the Wildcat collective from Germany.
We think that this article provides a good analysis of the global context within which we can locate the unrest in and around the Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar, India.

*** Automobile crisis in India: A short current overview on the crisis in India in general and at Maruti Suzuki plant and its suppliers in concrete terms.
The management's reaction to the workers' attack in 2011 and 2012 take place against the background of a slump in the automobile market and the general deepening of the crisis in India.

*** Interpretation of a riot: Different perspectives on the 18th of July 2012.
We briefly summarise the different political reactions in the aftermath of the riot and document a pamphlet on 'workers violence' by Mouvement Communiste, which relates to the events at Maruti Suzuki

*** Defensive attacks by state and management: Summary of developments inside and outside the Maruti Suzuki plant after 18th of July 2012.
We document changes introduced in the workforce composition, wage differential and production output inside the plant. The strategical changes inside the plant were accompanied by policing measures of the state apparatus e.g. by taking 150 Maruti Suzuki as political prisoners. We take a critical look at how state repression channelled the Maruti workers' movements after the 18th of July 2012.

*** Hidden impact of the Maruti Suzuki struggle
Two years later, workers at Napino Auto recall how the factory occupation and further struggle in their plant was influenced by the events at the nearby Maruti Suzuki plant. We encourage special attention towards this report because it demonstrates quite clearly the dynamic between workers' self-activity and subsequent institutionalisation.

*** The impasses of trade union struggle: Recent local and regional examples from the automobile industry
Struggles continued after the 18th of July 2012. We visited workers in struggle at Munjal Kiriu in Manesar, Autofit automobile suppliers in Gurgaon, Hyundai workers in Chennai and Alfa Laval workers in Pune. We encourage a critical reflection of these experiences and the current limitations set by the trade union form.

*** Political conclusions: For an organisational leap forward
We try to raise some questions concerning the relation between 'practical solidarity' and 'productive criticism' of current struggles and the necessity for an international coordination of our efforts. One such effort is the regular meetings in Sewagram, India, which addresses comrades in the region.
http://radicalnotes.com/2014/01/07/meeting-on-working-class-politics-january-18-19-2014-sevagram/

*** Appendix I
Two leaflets; a) addressing workers who are either locked-out or in an isolated strike and b) international leaflet from and for Sandhar Automotives Workers in English, Hindi, Tamil, Polish and Spanish

*** Appendix II
Automobile workers' reports from Delhi area, published and circulated in Faridabad Majdoor Samachar in 2012/2013. The reports demonstrate the vast network of the supply-chain and its internal segmentation.

JCB, Escorts, Honda Motorcycles and Scooter, Honda Car (Factory construction worker), Maruti Suzuki (Factory construction worker), DS Buhin, Chassis Breaks International, Track Components, Satyam Auto, Amtek, Belsonica, G Tech, Auto Ignition, KR Rubberite, SW Bajaj Motors, AA Autotech, Super Auto, Vinas Corporation, Vinay Auto, Vimal Moulders, Clutch Auto, Kiran Udyog, Nita Krishna, SKH Metal, no-name workshop worker, Autodecker, Rico Auto, Satellite Forging, Super Auto, ASK Automotive.


www.gurgaonworkersnews.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

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2013

 

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MAYDAY - Rallies

AROUND THE WORLD

 

in Pictures (click on the poster)

 

 

 

Long live the

10th anniversary of

re- foundation

of the Red International of Labour Unions

1st May, 2003

 

Special Website ...

 

 

 

 

Long live the red May Day !

The day of the international

class-struggle of the world proletariat !

Long live RILU ! 

 

MAY DAY - Resolution

of the Comintern (SH)

2013

 

IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

IN GERMAN LANGUAGE

IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

 

 

MAY-DAY-MESSAGES OF THE

SECTIONS OF THE COMINTERN (SH)

 

May Day message

of the Portuguese Section

 

 

May Day message of the German Section

 

The murderers of over 200 workers in Bangladesh are the global capitalist clothing brands and retailers !

The worst ever industrial accident in Bangladesh has killed more than 200 garment workers with fears of a final death toll reaching 1,000 as hundreds remain injured and trapped in the debris. This terrible tragedy highlights the urgency of putting a stop to the race to the bottom in supplying cheap means of production to international brands, a race in which hundreds of workers have lost their lives. Global clothing brands and retailers have a responsibility for their full production chains. Now it is time for them, suppliers and the Bangladeshi government to sit down with IndustriALL and its affiliates to agree on a safety program that will ensure this will never happen again.

 

 

 

Construction Workers from “Zakhyst Pratsi” Trade Union Launched a Hunger Strike at Kyiv City Hall, Ukraine



Construction workers from primary branch ‘Hammer and Sickle’ of ‘Zakhyst Pratsi’ Trade Union have occupied the building of Kyiv City Administration this morning and launched an indefinite hunger strike demanding payment of their salaries for the last 4 months.



On 15 March 2013 a group of workers employed at construction of social housing, headed by the leader of primary branch “Hammer and Sickle”, of ‘Zakhyst Pratsi’ Union Vitaly Mahinko, occupied part of the premises of Kyiv City Administration to protest against the non-payment of their salaries. Workers are contracted by the company “Zhitloinvestbud” owned by the Kyiv City Administration.



Workers announced the beginning of an indefinite hunger strike, which they intend to continue until the city authorities pay the salaries owed for the last 4 months. The total debt of the city before these workers is close to 400,000 hryvnias ($ 50,000).



“20 workers have not been paid for 4 months. That’s why we came to the Kiev city administration. Without the salaries, we will not go away. The workers are unable to support their families anymore and they have no choice. Apart from salaries, the City owes money for materials to finish construction of social housing so teachers and doctors can’t move in.”, said Mahinko.



As of the moment, the city authorities are feigning negotiations with the workers, whilst trying to push them out of the building. As the occupied area is off the light, the protesters cannot recharge their cell phones, – their only means of communication with the world outside. Officials have also blocked the WCs, denying the protesters the possibility to meet their natural needs.



At the moment City authorities try to push workers out of the building with the help of police.

 

 

 

BANGLADESH

Dear Friends and comrades,

Yesterday 14th January there was a Garment Workers Demand Rally on the issue of " Safe Workplace " and "Trade Union Rights ". organized by the National garment Workers Federation ( NGWF ).

 

Press Secretary, NGWF

ngwf@dhaka.net

15.01.13

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends and Comrades,
Greetings from the National Garment Workers Federation ( NGWF ) , Bangladesh.
We are in the continuos process and actions to establish garment workers rights and addressing others issues.
Your support and co operation will encourage us.
In the attached file there is a picture of our action program.
Amirul Haque Amin
President

Garment workers symbolic hunger strike held

 

Demands: immediate arrest & trial of Tazreen Fashions owner & other culprits of factory fire, payment of wages-allowances & compensation to 15,000 workers of Hallmark Group, placing and passing in Parliament the amendment to Labour welfare foundation act and Labour law, establishing �safe workplace� in garment sector and implementation of free trade union rights.
Several hundred Garment workers observed symbolic hunger strike today, January 4, 2013 demanding immediate arrest & trial of Tazreen Fashion�s owner & other culprits for responsibility in killing of 112 workers in factory fire, payment of wages-allowances & compensation to 15,000 workers of Hallmark Group, placing and passing in Parliament the amendment to Labour welfare foundation act and Labour law, establishing �safe workplace� in garment sector and implementation of free trade union rights. Organized by National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), the symbolic hunger strike was held in front of National Press Club in Dhaka city from 11:00am to 12:00 noon.
NGWF President Amirul Haque Amin presided over the program was addressed by General Secretary Ms Safia Parveen, central leader Md Faruk Khan & Ms Sultana Akter.
General Secretary of Workers Party of Bangladesh Comrade Anisur Rahman Mallick, Coordinator of SKOP Dr Wazedul Islam Khan, former General Secretary of Jatiya Sramik League & Chairman of BNC Babu Roy Romesh, Babul Akter, Md Rafiq, Jahanara Begum and Mohammad Ali addressed the program expressing solidarity with the hunger strikers.
1. The NGWF at the program warned to announce to submit memorandum to Home Ministry if all culprits, including owner of Tazreen Fashion, are not arrested immediately for their responsibility in killing 112 garment workers in factory on November 24,2012. The speakers demanded publication of list of workers, who were killed in Tazreen fire, arrangement of proper medical treatment for the injured and payment of compensation on the basis of �Loss of earnings�.
2. The speakers demanded immediate payment wages, allowances & compensation to 15,000 workers of Hallmark Group, which the owners closed down sine die on October 10, 2012. The owner of Hallmark Group was arrested for a massive bank scam through which he squandered taka 27 billion bank money. In case of non-compliance of the demand, memorandum will be submitted to concerned ministries, including the Labour Ministry.
3. From the program, the Government was urged to place & pass in Parliament the amendment to the Labour Welfare Foundation Act 2006 since the law was incomplete.
4. The Government was also urged to pace & pass in Parliament the amendment to the Bangladesh Labour Law 2006. The workers will be forced to announce tougher action program if the amendments to the laws were not carried out accordingly.
5. The speakers demanded from the program that factory owners, Government, BGMEA and buyers should ensure �safe workplace� in garment sector so that not a single worker dies in factory fire or accident in the future. Besides, all foreign companies, who source RMG products from Bangladesh, should sign the memorandum of understanding on health& safety.
6. Stressing the need for accepting trade union rights as a basic right of the Garment workers, the program demanded implementation to this demand.


Press Secretary, NGWF


05.01.2013  

 

Dear comrades,

thank you for your information.

We completely are in solidarity with your struggle for the garment workers of Bangladesh !

We wish you great success with the hunger strike !

Long live the proletariat of Bangladesh- and the brave garment workers at the head !

Down with capitalism in Bangladesh - the type of capitalism which exploits the workers and peasants more than anywhere else all over the world !

The eyes of the world proletariat are focused on you !!

Your struggle in Bangladesh is a struggle which is a locomotive of the socialist world revolution !

Let us fight together for a better world - for a socialist Bangladesh in a socialist world !

with world revolutionary greetings



RILU

Red International of the Labour Unions

7th of January, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 

 

 

Report of the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH) 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisbon, 14th November 2012 in the afternoon



The demonstration of the general-strike of 14th November, 2012, in which the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH) participated, occurred in one of the most explosive contexts of Portugal’s recent history. The infamous austerity measures imposed by the IMF and by the imperialist European Union on Portuguese people have led the country towards the verge of bankruptcy. Unemployment has increased as never before, and poverty is frighteningly widespread. And contrary to what pro-capitalist ideologues claim, the situation is not getting better. Indeed, the country’s debt has exponentially augmented and the deficit is now much higher that was some time ago. The rightist government which is ruling Portugal is doing its utmost to put the workers paying the capitalist crisis, to force them dying of hunger in order to pay foreign creditors - whose abusive interest rates are asphyxiating Portuguese families.

When we arrived at the centre of Lisbon for the demonstration, the signs of destitution were everywhere. Lots of unemployed people lost their homes to the banks and are now living in the streets begging for some alms. And even people who work find themselves in this kind of situation, due to the dramatic salary-cuts and never-stopping inflation. In Portugal, all basic goods are insupportably expensive and many people cannot afford enough to be adequately fed. Diseases related to lack of food are now affecting much greater numbers of toilers. And as if this was not enough, the health system is one of the sectors suffering more austerity cuts. Indeed, it was without surprise that we saw many people at the demonstration marching under the slogan “Our health is not a business” against the social-Darwinist policies which determine that only those who pay a private hospital are able to receive adequate medical treatment.

This because in order to satisfy foreign imperialist banks’ greed for profits, the Portuguese government has announced that the quantity of food given to patients in hospitals will be seriously reduced together with expenses with medical personnel and technology. This is a truly awful situation because the immense majority of Portuguese population cannot afford to be treated in a private hospital, and therefore are condemned to attend what is considered to be one of the worst health systems in Europe. This is particularly true among poor old people, many of whom refuse to be sent to hospitals when ill because they publicly claim that “if we stay at home, we may recover, but if we go to the Portuguese hospitals, we will die for sure”.

At the demonstration, there were also a lot of pharmacy workers marching under the slogan “Pharmacies in grief”. This slogan was originated by the fact that due to the salary-cuts, Portuguese people are not buying even the most essential medicines, and this leads many pharmacy workers to unemployment.

Once more, we noted with anger that the Portuguese revisionists were heavily present there. Indeed, the general-strike which gave origin to the demonstration was mainly called by the CGTP – a major trade-union which is totally controlled by the P “C” P. As we had already referred in previous reports, the enormous influence exercised by the P “C” P over Portuguese workers is highly worrying, even because they know how to manipulate toilers with the purpose of making them believe that to support Portuguese revisionists is the solution to all their problems. And unfortunately, there are many desperate people who continue to see the P “C” P as a “genuine socialist party”. But the fact that the Portuguese revisionists continue to call themselves “communist” and to use a red flag with a hammer and a sickle does not makes them less revisionist or less reactionary. On the contrary, it proves their purpose of deceiving Portuguese proletariat about their veritable social-fascist tendencies which aim at preventing the establishment of authentic socialism.

At the demonstration, the Portuguese revisionists also distributed pamphlets containing their disgusting social-bourgeois “demands”. We took one of them with the purpose of knowing its content to criticize it in this report. Accordingly with the pamphlets of the P “C”P, all evils are due to the fact that “the government does not respect the Constitution”. This “argument” is simply astonishing, because contrary to what the Portuguese revisionists claim, it is the bourgeois Portuguese Constitution which is itself causing people’s misery, because within capitalism, all Law is intended to protect and perpetuate exploitative order. And the Portuguese Constitution defends private property and private accumulation. This alone suffices to qualify it as an anti-socialist and pro-capitalist document. The fact that the Constitution allegedly “defends” some fake “social rights” only serves to prove our words even more, because it shows that the Constitution was conceived to hide the class character of the capitalist state with the objective of preventing the working masses from acquiring a veritable revolutionary and communist conscience, thus maximizing the profits of the ruling classes. However, this shameless defence of the Portuguese bourgeois Constitution put forward by the P “C” P is totally in agreement with the ideological line of the Portuguese revisionists: to keep exploitative tyranny alive through a “balanced welfare capitalism” which would allegedly eliminate class struggle and genuine socialist aspirations.

Another group present at the demonstration was that of college students, which had locked their respective universities and decided to participate in the strike. And indeed, they have all the reasons to protest: since the IMF and the European Union intervened in Portugal, many students have abandoned college because they cannot pay the insulting fees – and those who managed to do that have been facing many difficulties because cuts are also affecting the teaching system, and there are universities lacking even the minimal decent conditions. We decided to join a group of students which were shouting “Austerity is poverty!” and holding placards saying: “Unemployment = misery”. Unfortunately, many of those students were under the influence of the Left Block, a reformist party of Trotskyist ideology whose purpose is to detach toilers and students from the path of revolution. Besides this, there were also great numbers of them who had clear anarchist leanings: some of them were wearing shirts with the “A” of anarchy and shouting “Against all authority!” – an obviously anti-Marxist slogan which is diametrically opposite to the necessary iron proletarian discipline which must characterize Stalinist-Hoxhaist activities and organizations. Anarchist venom has been widely spread in recent times – an obstacle that we, Stalinist-Hoxhaists, will have to surpass if we want to be victorious.

Throughout the demonstration, there were also plenty of anti-Merkel placards and slogans: “Nazi Merkel, you are ruining Portugal!” was among the most common. After all, the general-strike and the demonstration took placed a short time after Merkel’s visit to Portugal, a visit that many Portuguese workers perceived as an authentic provocation, especially given the fact that she is the representative of the most powerful European imperialism: German imperialism. In truth, German finance capitalists are profiting zillions with the crisis in Europe in general, and in Southern Europe in particular. During her visit, Merkel treacherously said that “Germany wants to help”, but what German bankers and plutocrats truly want is to increase their fabulous power and wealth through asphyxiating European countries like Portugal with endless debts and outrageous interest rates.

In what respects to the Maoists, they were absent from the demonstration. This is quite natural, given the fact that the strike and the demonstration had been called by the CGTP and by the P “C” P. The Portuguese Maoists do their utmost to depict themselves as being “opposite” to the P “C” P in order to hide from the masses the fact that both are sides of the same coin: the coin of revisionism and of social-fascism.

Moreover, in the previous days, the Maoists had been occupied in organizing anti-Merkel protests. At first sight, this seemed to be a correct attitude. However, as everything that comes from the Maoists is inherently counter-revolutionary, this could be no exception. The zeal of the Maoists in calling the attention of the Portuguese workers to German imperialism had an hidden motive: to distract the workers’ attention from another imperialism whose origins can be found precisely in Maoist revisionism: Chinese social-imperialism. And if we recall the fact that Chinese social-imperialism is on the verge of becoming the world’s most powerful imperialism, it is not difficult to understand Maoists’ keenness in taking advantage of the country’s political-economic context to launch a fake campaign against German imperialism. But reality is what it is: in terms of dimension, German imperialism looks like a mere child’s play when compared to Chinese social-imperialism. And it was Maoist social-fascism which gave birth to this monster.

In the meantime, our demonstration was advancing towards São Bento (the city square where the Portuguese bourgeois Assembly is located) and we noticed that police forces were rapidly increasing their presence there. When the first demonstrators arrived at the front of the Assembly, the police blocked the road to prevent their entrance. Everybody started to scream “Thieves! Thieves! We are governed by thieves!” and “Our salaries are ours!” And it was when the police started to provoke the demonstrators, beating and humiliating them. There were people with blood on their faces and we were also violently pushed several times. Some objects were burned and stones started to be thrown, but the police received new orders and invested against the protesters.

This episode remembered us that fascism and bourgeois “democracy” are twin brothers, they are two forms of the same thing: capitalist class dictatorship. Bourgeois “democracy” necessarily includes fascist features, just like the fascist form of bourgeois rule must also include some features of bourgeois “democracy”. And this is inevitable as they are inescapably linked with each other, they closely touch each other, they hide behind each other.

Later, after the end of the demonstration, we thought that low-ranking members of the “security forces” are workers as exploited as any others. Instead of throwing stones at the police like the Anarchists do, it would be much better to have the oppressed police servers at our side against capitalism, imperialism and austerity. But for that, we have to propagate and expand our Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist-Hoxhaist ideology which is the only authentically socialist ideology able to definitively liberate world workers in general, and Portuguese workers in particular from the plutocratic tyranny of profits.

The foundation of a Stalinist-Hoxhaist party in Portugal is needed now more than ever before. Under the leadership of the Comintern (SH), the Portuguese proletariat will achieve great victories.

In the day after the demonstration, the prime-minister affirmed his “deep shock” towards the alleged “scenes of violence caused by the demonstrators”. Poor bourgeois politicians…they call “violence” to a few stones thrown at the police in a predominantly anarchist-reformist, capitalist-controlled demonstration. If they are “deeply shocked” by this, the day of the conquest of power by the Stalinist-Hoxhaist world proletariat will surely cause them to have a deadly heart attack …

Portuguese workers – unite!

Struggle against imperialist austerity measures!

Reject all kinds of revisionism and social-fascism!

Don’t be deceived by bourgeois lies!

Socialism is the only way towards your liberation from exploitation!

Tear down imperialist Europe! 

Down with the alliance of capital, bourgeois governments and reformist/revisionist unions! 

The socialist revolution in Europe is the only way out of the crisis! 

Long live the united European dictatorship of the proletariat!

Long live the United Socialist Republic of Europe!

Long live the Stalinist-Hoxhaist World Movement!



In this report, we also take the opportunity to greet the comrades of the German Section of the Comintern (SH) who were valiantly protesting simultaneously with us on the 14th November, 2012 in their respective country. The union between the Sections of the Comintern (SH) is unbreakable – together, we will defeat all our class enemies in every nation of the world always in accord with the principles of proletarian internationalism.

 

 

 

Anti- Austerity - Protest in Portugal

Report of the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH)

Lisbon, 29th September, 2012 in the afternoon

 

 

 

 


 

The demonstration in which the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH) participated followed the recent announcement made by the Portuguese bourgeois-capitalist government in which it announced more austerity measures. This episode is included in the savage attack that world finance capital is launching against world peoples in general and European peoples in particular. In order to maximize profits, the plutocratic creditors don’t stop at nothing and they will do whatever is necessary to ensure their moneyed interests. In fact, despite the application of the barbarous “austerity program”, the truth is that portuguese debt is increasing more and more – in accord with the interests of finance creditors like Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, etc…Indeed, all countries in which the IMF (the creditors’ representative) has set foot are only getting more miserable and desperate. Through their outrageously speculative interest rates, the plutocratic creditors are launching the world in general and Europe in particular to bankruptcy. And contrary to what happened until very recently, this is not a phenomenon exclusive of Southern Europe anymore. Today, the effects of finance capital insatiable gluttony can be felt in countries like England, Germany or Sweden.


But let’s return to our demonstration. When we arrived at the avenue where the demonstration would start, we immediately noticed that the revisionists of the Portuguese “Communist” Party were already there with their hateful slogans and propaganda. Just like had occurred in other occasions, we were shocked by the immense numbers of Portuguese revisionists present at the demonstration. Indeed, the demonstration was called and organized by them. And official statistics show that the number of supporters of the P “C” P increased exponentially since the IMF and the European imperialists intervened in Portugal. Through misleading the working classes with their fake “socialistic” talk, the revisionists of the P “C” P are starting to dream with a social-fascist Portugal. After all, the P “C” P is a revisionist party of pro-Khrushchevist type which supports all past and present social-fascist and social-imperialist states. The vision of hundreds of Portuguese revisionists at the demonstration was terrifying. The definition of “social-revengeist” could not suit better to the Portuguese revisionists.

When seeing them marching through the avenue, one cannot avoid wondering what would happen if they took power. In which social-fascist state would they inspire in order to establish a bourgeois-revisionist dictatorship in Portugal? Perhaps in the monarcho-fascist North Korea, to where the leaders of the P “C” P still travel frequently. Or in Nepotist Cuba, which is described by them as being some kind of heaven on earth. Or even in the social-imperialist Soviet Union, which the Portuguese revisionists admired so much during its lifetime. And this not to mention many other social-fascist states (German Democratic Republic, Tito’s Yugoslavia, Ceausescu’s Romania, etc…) which still populate the dreams of the P “C” P’s social-bourgeois leaders.


Despite their horrendous social-fascist leanings, the Portuguese revisionists manage to treacherously seduce many people who are disillusioned with capitalism, mostly among the unemployed which live in destitution (and who were heavily present at the demonstration…). Those people may have honest intentions, but they are uninformed about the true social-fascist character of the P “C” P. Far from being a menace to the bourgeois-capitalist system, the Portuguese revisionists only want to establish a dictatorship of the revisionist bourgeoisie under phoney “socialist” and “progressive” masks in order to make capitalist exploitation and wage slavery last forever.


Another aspect noted by us was the absence of the Portuguese Maoists and of the members of the so-called “15th October movement” at the demonstration. We guess this movement is running extinct and no wonder why. Bourgeois-capitalist masquerades like the “15th October movement” never last much if they are not able to mislead toiling masses. When they fail doing this, the ruling classes stop from considering them to be useful to penetrate the proletarian ranks and annihilate them.

As for the Maoists, their refusal to participate in a demonstration organized by the P “C” P is part of their fake “anti-revisionist” disguise whose purpose is to hide from the oppressed classes that they are as revisionist, as pro-capitalist, as social-fascist, as social-imperialist and as anti-communist as the P “C” P.


Of course, there were also some groups which did not seem to be affiliated to the Portuguese revisionists. We joined one of them and shouted some slogans: “Out with the IMF!”, “Death to imperialist E.U!” Interestingly – and contrary to what happened in other demonstrations in which we participated – there were no great troubles with the police this time. Of course, we saw that pro-capitalist police was present, but it refrained from intervening. It seemed to us that the “security forces” at the service of the exploitative system were combined with the Portuguese revisionists. In previous demonstrations not so intensively controlled by the P “C” P, the police was never tired from provoking the demonstrators, from beating them and perturbing the course of the demonstration. But in this case - in this demonstration totally manoeuvred by the Portuguese revisionists – the police seemed determined to grant that everything was relatively calm and in accord with the revisionists’ desires.


Inevitably, we also heard the speech made by the general-secretary of the CGTP – the major revisionist trade-union in Portugal which is (how not?) under the sway of the P “C” P (the majority of the leaders of the CGTP are also members of the Central Committee of the P “C” P). Unsurprisingly, the speech was full of revisionist and opportunist shibboleths whose objective is to keep the Portuguese proletariat away from the authentically revolutionary Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist-Hoxhaist ideology. Among all reformist ideas, there were two which were tirelessly repeated: “We have to dismiss this government” (as if a mere regime change within the limits of the capitalist system could solve anything…) and “We need to impose more taxes on the capitalists.” This second slogan is so disgustingly reformist, bourgeois, pro-capitalist and anti-socialist that it does not even needs our commentaries. We will only say that the objective of this slogan is to perpetuate capitalist domination and to maximize its profits through hiding the class character of the state from the eyes of the workers, thus preventing them from acquiring genuine communist conscience and from eliminating all kinds of exploitation and oppression through the proletarian dictatorship and the socialist revolution.


We this short report, we aim to denounce the perverse social-capitalist character of the demonstrations led by the revisionists in general, and by the Portuguese revisionists in particular. We urge all conscient proletarians to join us, Stalinists-Hoxhaists, in our relentless struggle against all kinds of opportunisms not only in Portugal, but all over the world in favour of an authentically anti-capitalist and communist combat against the world plutocratic imperialist rulers and against their most faithful lackeys: the revisionists.


Portuguese workers – unite!


Death to the finance capitalist creditors who soak the world in blood for profits!


Death to world imperialism!


Death to European imperialism!


Long live Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism!


Long live the world proletarian dictatorship!


Long live the world socialist revolution!



 

 

 

SOUTH - AFRICA

 

 

Capitalism is violent and not the working class !

 

Wildcat strikes are not a crime !

However, to shoot down striking workers is a crime !

[watch the video !]

 

45 striking miners - killed by the capitalist state

for protecting the profit

of the owners of the mining companies !

The miners dug the same ground
upon which dead they were later found.

 

 

Joseph Mathunjwa, president of the militant Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) :

"We're going nowhere. If need be, we're prepared to die."

 

 

 

 

Long live the socialist world revolution !

 

Miners of all countries - unite !

Miners - unite all countries!

 

 

The Comintern (SH) reports on the striking miners in Marikana.

 

Their struggle deserves our full solidarity, the internationalist solidarity of the world's workers movement!

We are very angry and sharply condemn the horrible, criminal massacre of 45 South African workers. We grieve for the miners who have heroically fought for a better life of their families. We express our condolences to the families who have lost their fathers, sons, brothers and friends and whose life will become harder than it was ever before.

The massacre of Marikana is full in line with the massacre of Sharpeville 1960 and Soweto 1976 - only the color of the murderers has changed from white to black.

Now, when the police has killed striking workers at their mine, the social-fascist ANC cannot hide any more behind the curtain of “anti-apartheid”. Blacks kill Blacks. The real murderers are the “Tripartite Alliance” - consisting of the capitalists, the South-African bourgeois government and the COSATU (trade unions) !

 

This bloodbath was a fascist provocation - systematically planned and executed for the purpose to physically exterminate the revolutionary forces of the working class ! One thing is for sure: Murderers of workers will not go unpunished ! In the end it is the workers who will defeat their murderers and who will be the grave-diggers of capitalism ! Global workers' power is unavoidable according to the law of mankind's history !

 

The striking miners have their say:

 

We are prepared to fight.”

They can fire us if they want, we are not going back to work.”

Returning to work would be an insult to our dead colleagues.”

Its better to die than to work for that shit.”

We must not be afraid of death because everyone who works underground is as good as dead.”

The mine is just a grave that can bury you at any time.”

We are going to protest until we get what we want.

Police can try and kill us but we won’t move.”

The police is here not to protect the lives of people, but the property of the mine.”


The government is under the ANC - so it’s the ANC that killed us.”

 

A large group of women, not employed at the mine saying:

We have joined our husbands in their bid to earn a living wage. We cannot take this thing anymore. We are joining them in their fight; we are the ones who suffer at home because of the peanuts that our husbands earn."



However, the mining company is only worried about the drastically loss of production (loss of profit) at the mine. The company openly stated:

“Lonmin welcomes the increased presence of the South African Police Services (SAPS) at the site of the mine, and is cooperating fully with the authorities to help restore a safe and secure environment for its employees (!) as quickly as possible. If the industry continues to be damaged by illegal actions it is not just the economy which suffers, but all our employees, their families and dependents.”

What an impudent lie ! The truth is: Strikes minimize the profit of the capitalists ! That's why the Lonmin's mine called the police to violently repulse the striking miners. 500 heavy-armed police forces, armored cars and police trucks have been patrolling the area around London-listed Lonmin's mine while a helicopter (military type “Atlas Oryx”) circled above the spot where the miners had been forced by water canoon and teargas. The police opened fire on hundreds of workers. After three minutes of gunfire, bodies littered the ground in pools of the workers' blood. Police kills 45 workers and presented itself as a “victim” on top of that massacre. How can the police call on people to mourn those the has killed? The ministry defended the police's massacre: “The strikers have started violence.” The character of the terrible events in Marikana does not depend on who the attacker was; it depends on what class is waging the fight, and on what class-politics this fight is a continuation of. Fact is that the police did not come to protect the rights of the workers. They protected the rights of their exploiters ! The workers have a right to strike ! They have a right to protect their strike, to protect their life – in case of need also with weapons ! Arming of the proletariat to defeat, expropriate and disarm the bourgeoisie. These are the only tactics possible for a revolutionary class, tactics that follow logically from, and are dictated by, the whole objective development of capitalist militarism. The massacre has been brought about by the ruling classes and only a revolution of the working class can end it.

 

The truth is: The working class cannot defeat the superior class enemy just with sticks, knifes and machetes in face of a heavy-armed, modern equipped counter-revolutionary force which is militarily drilled as killer-machines. It is the revolutionary proletariat and its communist leadership who decide and determine their own tactical steps and movements - how, when and where the proletariat shall enter or withdraw from the battle fields of class-struggle against the bourgeoisie. The proletariat enters the battle field namely in those preferable situations if its own supremacy of revolutionary forces is secured. And the proletariat withdraws from the battle field if the negative and risky aspects clearly dominate. And obviously the risky aspects dominated in Marikana.

Open hills are a prime target for the police forces. Probably, it would be much more advantegeous taking cover in the mine. There are a lot of forms of struggle which can be realized successfully in the mine - underground.

Only agent-provocateurs try to lure fighting workers into the traps of a superior position of the counter-revolutionary forces. Unnecessary workers' blood must be absolutely avoided. When analyzing the tense situation, we cannot exclude the case that there - on the hills around the mine - were some agents provocateur smuggled among the striking miners. Probably, they could have set a trap for the miners and they should have walked right into it. In a social-fascist country like South Africa, it is very important to protect the strikers immediately prior armed fascist forces. For this purpose, special self-defense organizations are urgently necessary.

Strikers who perform illegal activities require special illegal organizations. All preparations and arrangements should be made conspiratively, etc.

 

Armed strikes are not the typical form of the economic struggle. They form an exception in most extreme situations of workers' life. Preferable, armed strikes make sense, especially in a revolutionary situation, which brings about various forms of mass-struggle ( general strike etc) which are all together necessary to achieve the strategical aim of the establishment of the dictatorship of the proletariat. So far, there is neither a current situation for the socialist revolution, nor Stalinist-Hoxhaist leaders among striking miners. There is no genuine communist organization of the miners – not to mention a Section of the Comintern (SH), which would be able to coordinate the nation-wide mass-actions with the necessary common actions on a global scale.

“The workers took our weapons” a policeman sighed at. Is this good ? Yes, this is even excellent ! But it would be much better if the armed police forces themselves would protect the miners against capitalist exploitation through the mine owners. Nevertheless, the armed struggle of the miners underlines their extraordinary courage and resoluteness. The armed miners are a bright example for the struggle of all workers in South-Africa and all over the world. But, to tell the truth: without an experienced communist leadership of a strong proletarian army, there will be no chance of success for ceasing the murderous wage slavery. Therefore, it is the task of the Communist International, to lead the working class in the revolutionary struggle for political power - starting with the economic struggle for the daily hardships of the workers.


Just a few months ago Lonmin had to close some of its mines due to the low cost of platinum..which lead to hundreds of jobloss. The mine shut for 6 weeks early this year amid labour blood-letting. And in January there had been similar violent clashes. Then a mine of Impala Platinum had been closed for six weeks. Now, it is Lonmin who tries to isolate the 3000 militant Rock Drill Operators, however only 25% of the workers came returned to their working place and production is only possible with a minimum of 80 % workforce.

The mine operator declared the strike illegal and refused to negotiate with the autonomic strike committee of the miners over wage increases. They could do like this because two unions waged a bitter dispute among themselves about who was now actually competent for negotiations. Therefore, the miners had to decide on a wildcat strike. The so-called "wildcat" and illegal strikes are such strikes, which are proclaimed by the workers without the sanction and against the will of the NUM (National Union of Miners). Today, "wildcat" strikes form an extreme but common way to oppose the growing pressure of the economic crisis in South Africa. It is neither a NUM strike, nor a strike of the AMCU. However the NUM is against the strike whereas the AMCU supports the strikers. The representative of the AMCU was at least given an ear by the strikers, but NUM officials were heckled away and forced to retreat. The miners have formed their own independent strike leadership and thus they based themselves on their own strengths. That was a good decision because they did not cede their leadership to the corruptive trade union leaders.

That's why the social-fascist NUM leaders (faithful to their capitalist state) have started an angry smear campaign against the strikers. Frans Baleni, the general secretary of the National Union of Mineworkers, defended the police action in saying: "The police were patient, but these people were extremely armed with dangerous weapons."

NUM spokesperson, Lesiba Seshoka threatened the striking workers: “We do everything possible to get everybody disarmed and those who are responsible for murders arrested. AMCWU misuse workers for cannon fodder. Arrest Mathunjwa and Steve Kholekile!

The NUM leaders abused the miners not only as "Hooligans" and on top of that they incited the police to punish "these criminals". Some time ago, it is said that one of the NUM - leaders had been shot because of his betrayal. Unionists shoot unionists - Can you imagine a more extreme attack at the world proletariat? “Devide and conquer!” That is the slogan of the rulers all over the world. And last year one of the hateful NUM leaders was struck with a brick and lost an eye. No wonder that the NUM-leaders hid themselves cowardly in armored police vehicles. They even did not dare to go to the mine workers ! Instead of this they gave instructions to the police officers.


The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), is a union federation which are opposed to the strikers, amd which supported the police-action.

COSATU was founded in 1985 and is the largest of the country’s three main trade union federations, with 21 affiliated trade unions, altogether organising 1.8 million workers. COSATU is part of an alliance with the ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP), called the Tripartite Alliance. COSATU’s role in the alliance has been the subject of debate, since the organisation has been critical of some of the ANC government's policies. While some affiliates have argued for greater independence from the ruling political party, others have argued that the arrangement gives COSATU a political influence “beneficial to its members” (influence as agents of the bourgeoisie within the workers' movement !). The NUM-leaders are strikebreakers, especially strikebreakers of “illegal” strikes of the miners.

NUM (National Union of Miners) is in bed with companies and the ANC. The corrupt NUM has lucrative shares in the companies. The NUM (300000 members) is the prolonged arm of the South African social-fascist bourgeoisie which dominates the working movement. Fact is that a bourgeois trade union cosied up to big business while the miners lead the struggle independently and in confrontation with the multinational owners of the platin-mine in Marikana, the capitalist state of South Africa and the social-fascist NUM. The Lonmin story starts with the 360,000-member National Union of Mineworkers, formed in the 1980s. Under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa the union became the biggest affiliate to the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), a powerful ally of the ruling ANC. Cyril Ramaphosa is now on the board of Lonmin, which owns the mine where the shootings occurred ! The miners, who are currently earning between 4,000 and 5,000 rand ($484-$605) a month, say they want their salary increased to 12,500 rand ($1,512). The workers are tired of NUM's empty promises – after 18 years the wage remained the same. NUM's already well-paid secretary, Baleni, was awarded a salary increase of more than 40% (!) last year and his total salary package is just more than R105 000 a month. Whereas, the Lonmin miners live in corrugated iron shacks without running water or electricity: “They cut off our water supply every day during the day. They take our platinum and enrich themselves but where is our money going?” No wonder that - at the Lonmin mines and at other working places - the NUM membership has declined from 66% of workers to 49%. In Consquence, disgruntled and expelled militant union leaders started a new union, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union. This new trade union was organized on the NUM's turf. Disputes between the two unions escalated into violence earlier this year at another mine.

The AMCU mainly recruits its members from expelled NUM members who criticized the treacherous NUM-leaders. In first line the AMCU supported the rock drillers (who are the core of this strike and do the hardest work underground) earning R4,000 a month were promised R12,500 a month:"We want R12 500!” The frustrated miners did not want to be fobbed off with foul compromises of wage negotiations and they forced their pay demands with spears, sticks and machetes . The unsatisfying wage was the catalyst of the strike. The AMCU (50 000 members) organized among poor workers who created no-go zones for police ( by the way, the Comintern [SH] supports the globalization of no-go zones for police !). Joseph Mathunjwa, an AMCU leader, "We're going nowhere. If need be, we're prepared to die." However, the AMCU follows the spontaneous line of pure trade-unionism. This is the wrong way out of the conflict with the social-fascist NUM. This conflict can only be solved if the workers smash and destroy the NUM. The workers cannot be victorious if they do not overthrow both the capitalists and the capitalist state with its instruments - the social-fascist trade unions. This is not a matter of a spontaneous struggle. This is a matter of a revolutionary struggle led by a revolutionary trade union which is backed by the whole world proletariat, by the Revolutionary Trade Union International (RILU), the Communist International (Stalinist-Hoxhaists) and its Sections all over the world !

 

Enver Hoxha said:

"The most important organizations of the masses are the trade-unions. Generally speaking, in the capitalist and revisionist countries today, these organizations serve the bourgeoisie, revisionism, to keep the proletariat and all the working masses in bondage. In his time, Engels said that the trade unions in Britain had been transformed from organizations which terrified the bourgeoisie into organizations which served capital. The trade union organizations have bound the worker with a thousand threads, with a thousand coils of the chain of enslavement, so that when the isolated worker revolts, he can easily be suppressed. The opportunist trade-union leaders work so that the revolts of the workers of one or more enterprises, who go on strike or hold demonstrations, are kept under control and assume only an economic character. The worker aristocracy works very hard to manipulate things in this direction. In the capitalist countries, this aristocracy plays a major role in eroding, suppressing, and misleading the revolt of the masses and has long become a fire brigade to quell the flames of the revolution. In all the capitalist countries today, the main and revisionist parties have their own trade-unions. These trade-unions, are now acting in unity and have established close collaboration in order to hold back the revolutionary movement of the proletariat, and corrupt the working class politically and morally. Therefore, to free itself from capitalism, it is essential for the proletariat of every country to shake off the yoke of the trade-unions dominated by the bourgeoisie and opportunists, as well as that of any kind of social-democratic and revisionist organization or party. All these organisms support the owning class in various ways and try to create the illusion that 'they are a great force', that they are a brake., that -they can impose themselves on the big capitalists- allegedly in favour of the proletariat. This is nothing but a big fraud. The proletariat has to smash these organisms. But how? It must destroy them by fighting the leadership of these trade-unions, by rising against their treacherous connections with the bourgeoisie, by breaking up the 'calm', the 'social peace' which they want to establish, a 'peace' which is disguised with the alleged revolts against the owning class which the unions engage in from time to time. It is possible to work to destroy these tradeunions by getting into them in order to fight and erode them from within and oppose their unjust decisions and actions. This activity must involve the biggest and most powerful groups possible of workers in the factories. In every case the aim must be to achieve a steel unity of the proletariat in the fight not only against the employers but also against their agents, the trade-union bosses. The forceful exposure of all the traitor elements at the head of trade-unions, of the bourgeois degeneration of the trade-union leadership and the reformist trade-unions in general, frees the workers from many illusions they still have about this leadership and these trade-unions. While infiltrating the existing trade-unions, the Marxist-Leninists never descend to the trade unionist, reformist, anarcho-syndicalist, revisionist positions, which characterize the leadership of these trade-unions. They never become partners with the revisionists and the other bourgeois and opportunist parties in the leadership of trade unions. Their aim is to expose the bourgeois character and reactionary role which the trade unions, in general, have today in the capitalist and revisionist countries, to undermine these organizations in order to open the way to the setting up of genuine proletarian trade-unions” (Enver Hoxha, “Imperialism and Revolution”).

 

 



After more than 18 years in power, the revisionists have created an exclusive society.

An old African Idiom says: “A leopard does not change its spots!” – This concerns also the spots of the revisionist government and its NUM-lackeys!

An international slogan of the revisionists is: “Roll back Monopoly Offensive!” In South-Africa they call it “Roll back the White Monopoly Offensive!”

On this treacherous way the revisionists want to “purify” capitalism from monopolism. Of course, this is a fake slogan because monopolism is the unavoidable and immanent result of the development of capitalism. If you really want to roll back the monopoly offensive you need to destroy completely its roots, you need to destroy capitalism. And this is what the revisionists do not like. They want a capitalism with a “human face” which they call “socialism”. The revisionists are not against capitalism, but against its extreme excesses at the very most. The capitalist-revisionist government of South Africa (inclusively the young Malema opponent!) Intends to nationalize the mines. Mind you, the national bourgeoisie (state capitalism) and not the working class (socialism). We say: “No to the fake nationalisation of Malema and the ANC!” We say “Yes” to expropriate all the mines and banks, without compensation. We say: “Yes” to the global socialization of all means of world production! We say “Yes” to the dictatorship of the world proletariat !




In History, the old CPSA supported the strike against the mining concerns from a class perspective in the context of the struggle between the working class and the capitalist class but condemned the demand to preserve the colour bar as well as the slogan "Workers of the world, unite and fight for a white South Africa!". With the failure of the rising, in part due to black workers failing to strike, the Communist Party was forced by the Comintern to adopt the Native Republic thesis which stipulated that South Africa was a country belonging to the Natives, that is, the Blacks. The Party thus reoriented itself at its 1924 Party Congress. ANC itself, though, remained broadly social democratic in outlook. the ANC's programme does not threaten the existence of capitalism in South Africa and is heavily reliant on foreign investment . By the way: The social-fascist SACP is member of the so-called “International Meetings of Communist and Workers' Parties” which was initiated by the Greek KKE !!

 

And what is the statement of the Trotzkyites ?

The Trotzkyites call the events of Marikana: a “ treacherous practice of the Stalinist party is an important lesson for the international workers movement. Once more, the world working class can see that Stalinism is a deadly enemy!” (Revolutionary Communist International Tendency (RCIT), 17.8.2012)

 

This is the old treacherous lie of the Trotzkyites that they call revisionist and social-fascist parties = “Stalinist” parties.

It is an important lesson for the international workers movement that the Trotzkyites and the whole reactionary bourgeoisie sing - and always sang - from the same hymn sheet. The world working class can see that Trotskyism is a deadly enemy of the Soviet Union of Lenin and Stalin, an enemy of the socialist world revolution and the dictatorship of the world proletariat !!




South Africa is, along with China, Brazil, Russia and India, a member of the BRICS club of emerging world economic powerhouses.

South Africa is one of the world's top two most unequal societies (with Brazil). Poverty, inequality and unemployment lie at the heart of the Marikana shootings.

The Marikana miners are one of the world's biggest platinum producers. Lonmin, which is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is affiliated to the Platinum Group Metals (PGMs). These metals are essential for many industrial applications, especially catalytic converters for internal combustion engine emissions, as well as their widespread use in jewellery. About 80% of the world's known platinum reserves are in South Africa which is used to make catalytic converters in cars. If the car inustry is in crisis, then also the mine industry is in crisis. The London-based company has lost as a result of the riots around 20 percent of its market value. Investors lost about half a billion euros. Moreover, since Tuesday production stopped at the mine. According to information provided by Lonmin, this means a loss of 15,000 ounces of platinum. In the commodity markets, platinum price rose during the day to $ 39 on $ 1,433 per ounce. Lonmin shares drop almost five percent in London and four percent in Johannesburg.

The global crisis has hit the miners hard - not only in South Africa but throughout the world. The nultinational mining companies shift the crisis of world commodity markets on the miners. By contrast, the miners must also multinationally organize united actions of resistance. The goal is the global socialization of the mineral resources and the associated industrial world production.

The conflict between the owners of the foreign and domestic capital is loaded onto the back of the South African working class. However, is that really freedom if the workers can chose whether they are exploited by the foreign bourgeoisie or the domestic bourgeoisie ? Exploitation is exploitation and remains exploitation, anyway. The world proletariat and the South African working class is against any form of wage slavery. The workers fighting for a socialist South Africa, where exploitation of man by man is removed forever. The South African proletariat is part of the world proletariat and fights for a socialist Africa in a socialist world.

The Marikana action is a strike by the poor against the state and the haves. This revolutionary action will unavoidably spread all over South-Africa, all over the whole African continent. To burst the chains of the alliance of global companies, capitalist states and social-fascist trade unions is the only way out of global wage slavery.

South Africa is approaching a new revolution after Arpatheid . These sparks will trigger an Arab Spring-style revolt in South Africa. The struggle of the miners is is part of the coming of socialist world revolution at which the miners of Marikana have their honorable seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message of Solidarity

Long live the struggle of the Spanish miners!

 


The Comintern (SH) expresses its deepest solidarity towards the strike of the Spanish miners, who are in struggle against the neoliberal draconian “austerity measures” imposed by Rajoy’s fascist government which wants to destroy Spain’s mine industry, thus annihilating around 30.000 working posts. If the fascist government manages to accomplish its perverse aims, thousands of Spanish miners will found themselves in the most desperate misery, without employment and without any means of subsistence.

Rajoy’s government – which is the direct ideological heir of Francoism – is doing its utmost to satisfy the interests of the country’s foreign creditors at the expenses of the exploited miners. With the alleged purpose of “saving the country’s economy” (read: of defending the creditors’ lust for profits), Rajoy’s government is treating the miners as if they were human garbage, even launching the “security forces” against them. But in spite of police brutality, the Spanish miners continue with their combat. This is nothing surprising since throughout the history of the workers’ movement, the miners have always been among the most resolute and courageous workers, always ready to fight against the tyrannical rule of the exploiters. Thus, the Spanish miners are bravely honouring the heroic struggling traditions of the miners.

All this happens in the context of the deep crisis affecting Spain’s economy which was caused by the tycoons and bankers who are now trying to force Spanish proletariat to pay for their ultra-speculative activities. Recently, the country’s dominant classes have openly assumed their complete submission to the dikat of the imperialist creditors by accepting a “credit aid” of 100.000.000.000 euros whose only objective is to increase the creditors’ superprofits through jeopardizing even more the lives and working conditions of the Spanish oppressed masses (higher taxes, lower salaries, etc…).

But these goals of the capitalists will undoubtedly fail. The fight of the Spanish miners not only enjoys the solidarity of the world proletariat, but it also will serve as an inspiration to its future struggles against capitalist-imperialist exploitative order.

Long live the struggle of the Spanish miners!


Down with Spanish fascist rulers at the service of the imperialist creditors!


Long live the heroic Spanish workers!


Long live the world socialist revolution!

The Comintern (Stalinist-Hoxhaists)

22 / 06 / 2012

 



 Declaration of solidarity of the Comintern (SH)

Steel Workers of the World!



Organize your solidarity with the heroic struggle of the Greek steelworkers

for liberation from the yoke of the international financial bourgeoisie, the bourgeois servants and governments in Greece and throughout Europe!

 

 

"Hell is let loose."

"We are beaten with police batons and tear gas."



The main feature of the present situation is the critical aggravation of all internal and external contradictions of the capitalist world system. We face a period of great revolutionary mass struggles and clashes. The fighting spirit of the workers in Europe is awake, and nobody will stop the workers' revolutions in Europe! The revolutionary new European labor movement has now emerged from the decaying imperialist Europe, from the crisis which is burdened on the shoulders of the peoples of Europe - to the delight of the international financial capital!
Yesterday, the mass protests in Spain and the march of striking Spanish miners in Madrid - Today, the steel workers in Greece!
These days, the world proletariat - the peoples of the world - they are all on the side of the striking steel workers in Greece.
The striking steel workers are at the forefront of the fierce resistance. They enjoy greatest solidarity in their country and even internationally. Especially after the brutal police raid, there are messages of solidarity sent from domestic and foreign organizations. For several months, representatives of the Greek steelworkers have traveled to various countries in order to ask for the organizationing of international solidarity. Within a short time numerous solidarity actions and rallies were organized in many parts of Europe and all over the world. Under pressure from the international solidarity arrested the steel workers were released!
At a recent meeting, the workers of the steel mill "Elliniki Chalyvouirgia" decided on the continuation of the labor struggle. The workers are striking for their factory in the suburb of Aspropyrgos since the 31/10/2011 (!) This determination, this perseverance is prove of the great strength of the Greek proletariat - a model for the entire world proletariat. The steel workers and their families in Greece should know:
We firmly stand behind you! Our solidarity is yours! Anyone who attacks you will also attack all of us ! Long live international solidarity!

If the rulers want a civil war, then they will fall by the civil war!
The current economic struggles throughout Europe have political character. It's not just about the fight against wage cuts, layoffs and cuts of social services, but the struggle is directed against the bourgeois state power, which is at the service of the predatory international financial capital.
In the early morning hours on 20 July, by order of the Greek Prime Minister Andonis Samaras, the police attacked brutally the occupied plant east of Piraeus and opened the doors to about 100 strike breakers.

 

 

The Greek bourgeoisie suppresses the steelworkers with fascist police force. The class of Greek Bourgeouisie Justice has condemned the strike as "wildcat strike" and declared it illegal. In reality, this serves only the rulers as a pretext to criminalize the liberation struggle of the workers and ultimately curtail the leading role of the working class and defeat the Greek people's revolution down. The police batons are not only serving the steel-capitalists, not only in the service of maintaining the exploitative and oppressive system of the Greek bourgeoisie, not only in the service of European imperialism, with the German imperialists in the lead, but ultimately, even and especially in the service of the fascist global financial dictatorship!

 

 

The general asssembly of the strikers decided with 98% for a permanent occupation and for self-management of production. The working class will gain valuable experience on the road to socialist revolution. However, the steel workers have to be fully aware that the reformist, revisionist trade union leaders and the Trotskyist, Maoist and anarchist-syndicalist organizations are committed to shackle the workers to capitalism, and to dissuade them from their socialist goals. The conquest of our leading influence on the majority of the working class can only be solved in a bitter struggle against all these reformist, revisionist and “leftist” elements.
Workers' self-control under the enslaving conditions of the capitalist system is a betrayal at the workers. Only the revolutionary conquest of political power of the working class, only through the overthrow of the capitalists and their government, the factories will be handed over to the workers. Workers' control can be realized only under the dictatorship of the proletariat. Therefore, the Greek working class urgently needs its communist leadership. By means of the revisionist leadership (PAME, KKE) every struggle, is betrayed and will end in a defeat.
In Greece, the working class is influeneced by reformist, revisionist and "left" opportunist forces. There is no Greek revolutionary union. There is no Section of the Comintern (SH). The need for solidarity with the Greek steel workers shows the need of the Communist International and the Red Trade Union International. The laws of reformism must be opposed by the revolutionary laws of the workers. It's not about rescuing the capitalist Greece, but to accelerate its decline for the construction of socialism. This will also weaken the dictatorship of the international finacial capital.
The steel workers in Greece are faced with a European and international enemy. Therefore it is indespensable to become a detachment of the proletarian world army.
The dictatorship of the Greek proletariat is the only guarantee for the rescue of the Greek people.
The dictatorship of the proletariat is the only global guarantee of the salvation of all peoples of the world!



Long live the heroic and militant struggle of the Greek working class!

Meet the demands of the Greek steel workers!

For the reemployment of the dismissed workers - against pay cuts!

Down with the ban on strikes and lockouts!

Down with the fascist police and strikebreakers!

Against the shifting of the crisis at the expense of the working class and the people!

For the revolutionary liberation from the stranglehold of the Troika!

If the police storms the occupied steelworks
then the Greek workers will storm Greece which is occupied by the international financial capital and the imperialist great powers of Europe!

Long live the socialist revolution of the Greek Workers!

Long live proletarian internationalism!

Not a single kilo of iron will be produced all over the world without the steel workers!

 

Long live the world socialist revolution!

Long live the socialist Greece in a socialist Europe!

 

 

 

Solidarity with

Helena Iskraschnitz !!!   

 

To the Komintern (SH)

and the whole SH-World Movement

Please help us, we need your solidarity.

 

Comrades and Collegues !

2 weeks ago, on Friday the 11th of May 2012, our colleague Helen Iskraschnitz was discharged by fairly trivial causes. She was working for a temporary employment agency and had virtually no rights and no protection against dismissal. I often worked for such a "wage-slaveholder", and I know how it is if you get a call next day: "Tomorrow you will not need to come for work!"

She has immigrant background, is coming from Kazakhstan and has Ukrainian citizenship. If she does not find work in no time, she is threatened with deportation to the Ukraine.

She was a colleague, who did not fear critical words at the working place, even in face of the chef.

We demand the immediate rehiring of our dear colleague !

.

letter from K. K. (Germany)



 

 

 

 

REPLY

of the Comintern (SH)

Dear Comrades,

Dear Collegues!


The Comintern (SH) thanks you for your letter and we hereby declare our full solidarity with your struggle for the reemployment of your colleague, Helena. On our website we have made public the condemnation of this act of despotism.

We say:

Here is a double standard!

A Ukrainian capitalist, namely Timoschenko, has ill-gotten gains of several hundred million euros. However, she is not only supported and protected by the Merkel government, but also by all Western governments. Tymoshenko does not have to worry about her.

In contrast, a Ukrainian worker, as your colleague, Helena, is arbitrarily dismissed and deported to the Ukraine, if she cannot find work elsewhere in the shortest time.

It shows the stark class character of Merkel and Co, who are strong supporters of capitalists, however, who abandon the workers to their fate.

In capitalism, dismissals decide on the fate not only of an individual worker, but on millions of worker worldwides. And this happens unpunished every day in the interest of profit. Anyone who is defiant or even dears to criticize the exploitative working conditions shall be dismissed.

If it is a migrant, and her work force is sold to the company by a temporary employment agency, then the rights of these workers are trampled under foot all the more.
In addition, the capitalists exploit shamelessly and in the most unscrupulous manner, the miserable condition of the workers in the Eastern European countries and pursue wage dumping in order to increase their profits even more.

The triple alliance of state, capital and unions is promoting this crime against the workers, too! Help and support from cannot be expected by them.

Our answer is clear:

We can only help ourselves! Our strength lies in our solidarity! You organize solidarity in your company and we spread your struggle all over the world! The dismissal of Helena shows that we need class-struggle unions which struggle primarily for the labor rights of migrants. In this sense, we need to rebuild a strong RGO!

We also appeal to the support and solidarity of the A G I F, which struggles specifically for the rights of migrants. A threat of deportation must be avoided at all costs!
The world capitalist system itself and its special exploitation of migrant workers unites the world proletariat more closely and thus its power increases through solidarity - across of all national borders and with every new day.
In this way, the internationalism of the world proletariat becomes the strongest driving force that will turn the world capitalism into world socialism.

In world socialism, the principle is realized:

global termination and aboliion of wage slavery and tyranny against workers and workers!

Worker-friendly working conditions!


Equal pay for equal work!

Neither unemployment nor dismissal!

Equal rights for all workers throughout the world, especially the right to work!
In this sense, let us fight for your colleague, Helena!


Helena needs to be rehired !

In solidarity,

Comintern (SH)

 

 

 

Long live the

9th anniversary of

re- foundation

of the Red International Labour Union

1st May, 2003

 

German Poster

RILU [RGI] - 1930 - 5th Congress in Moscow

 

What is the basic difference between the Red International of Labour Unions and all the other International Trade Unions ? What distinguishes our organisation from all the other?

First of all, it is class collaboration or class struggle.

This is the root question.

It is this basic difference in view point that engenders all the other differences. Whoever upholds class collaboration, upholds the global and national bourgeoisie and opposes the dictatorship of the proletariat, supports reformism against the world revolution, supports world capitalism and opposes world socialism. Furthermore, these individuals support the imperialist policy of their Governments and oppose the independence of the colonial peoples, they stand for industrial peace against general strikes, and are definitely against any emancipatory movement among the oppressed peoples, and so on. If is precisely these features that characterise the theory and practice of the present International Trade Unions, which, throughout all the years oftheir existence, have never lost an opportunity to make hostile demonstrations against communism and the world revolutionary methods of the class struggle. On all these questions the International Trade Unions of today are the complete anti-thesis to the Red International of Labour Unions and this is precisely the reason why the struggle between these two principled lines of International Trade Unions are so sharp and acute:

The Red International of Trade Unions is a lever of the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world proletariat.

All the other International Trade Unions are a lever against the socialist world revolution in the hands of the world bourgeoisie.


In the 1920s of the last century, the RILU was a key instrument for the spread of international communism. In the end of the 20s, the number of followers of the RILU was estimated to nearly 17 million worldwide, more than half of them were members of the Soviet trade unions. In China, there were 2.8 million. "German section" was one of the strongest of the RILU in Europe. Important were also France, Czechoslovakia and Chile. In twenty-six countries "revolutionary minorities" struggled within the reformist unions.

The RILU was an achievement of the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution and created by comrade Lenin.

The RILU was an independent international trade union and closely tied to the Communist International of Lenin and Stalin. The RILU, based on the achievements of the Socialist Great October-Revolution, was totally contrary to the social democratic influence of the International Federation of Trade Unions (yellow "Amsterdam" union ). Attempts were made to the commonality of both these great organisations, but failed because of the anti-communism of the ITUC in the mid 1920s. The anti-communist doctrine of social democracy led to the creation of "revolutionary" oppositions (RGO) in the early 1930s.

The unions were destroyed and prohibited by the Nazis who came into power in 1933. This had an impact on the RILU and its affiliated revolutionary union movement in Czechoslovakia, France, China and Great Britain. Thanks to support from the Soviet union, Rilu was supported in continuation of its class struggle.

In the beginning of 1934, the new Popular Front (Seventh World Congress, 1935) was proclaimed in contrast to the decisions of the proletarian unity front by the former Congresses of the Comintern. Caused by the new course of the 7th Congress of the Comintern, "leftist" social democracy and revisionism could spread its bourgeois influence within the world communist movement rapidly, so that the independent existence of all the international communist organizations was threatened. Finally, the dissolution of the RILU was unavoidable (1937) and later the dissolution of the Comintern (1943), too.

The World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) emerged under the terms of the anti-Hitler coalition, thus as a result of new conditions at the end of World War II. The First World Trade Union Conference was held on 6 to 17 February 1945, attended by 40 national unions and 15 international organizations who took part in the fight and the eradication of fascism. The struggle against imperialism was the main target. This changed after the death of comrade Stalin.

The imperialists tried to transform the WFTU into an anti-communist tool, and in 1949 it came to a split. After the death of Comrade Stalin (1953), the Khrushchev revisionists took effect on the WFTU. This led to the revisionist degeneration of the trade unions in the Soviet Union and other countries dominated by the revisionists. The unions were thus in the hands of the imperialists and social imperialists.
Until today, the WFTU does not support the socialist world revolution and follows an anti-Marxist-Leninist line. The WFTU does not condamn the crimes of the modern revisionists and social-fascists. In the contrary, the WFTU continues its criminal trade union policy. Thus the WFTU and RILU are representatives of two contrary lines, are hostile camps.

The Albanian trade unions condemned the annexation of the WFTU by the Soviet revisionists , and so the trade union federation of Albania played the leading role in the anti-revisionist, Marxist-Leninist, world revolutionary trade union movement. The Albanian trade union federation was supported by the Marxist-Leninist world movement, by anti-imperialist forces and organizations around the world.

What are the lessons ?

The real world revolutionary trade union movement is based solely on the teachings of the five classics of Marxism-Leninism, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Enver Hoxha. After all alone the world proletariat, the Communist International (SH) at the top, is the decisive force that will destroy the world bourgeoisie.

The experience of the world revolutionary trade union movement shows that it will not be infected by reformism and revisionism and destroyed if it is led by a Marxist-Leninist avantgard.

Opportunist, reformist, revisionist, neo-revisionist, Maoist, Trotskyist and anarcho-syndicalist influences and elements in the world labor movement are against the world proletariat and maintain its split. All these counter-revolutionary forces do everything possible to prevent the world proletariat from creating its own international world revolutionary trade union. Therefore, the struggle against these elements must be pursued vigorously, uncompromisingly and undiminished, and be led to the end. If we do not defeat these hostile elements, we will not be able to build up our world proletarian class union. Without a strong Red International of Labour Unions, the world proletariat cannot overthrow the global capitalist system of exploitation. Without it, we will not create world socialism.

Ultimately, no one can stop communism in the world - and also not the communist trade unions.


Long live the 1st May 2003,
the 9th Anniversary of the reestablishment of
Red International of the Trade Unions !

 

 

 

 

Letter from a Portuguese comrade

on occasion of the

8th anniversary of re- foundation of the RILU -

1st May, 2003

 

 No one can stop us from struggling for a communist world society !!!

 

" It's really deplorable that nowadays the trade unions are nothing more than instruments used by the capitalists in order to  create a false impression of "democracy" and "freedom". In the end of the XIXth century, Engels said that the trade unions were turned from the capitalists' greatest fear into a vital instrument in the hands of the capitalists to extinguish revolutionary enthusiasm among the working classes. The reformist trade unions's objective is to thwart the world proletarian revolution. Today, the trade unions are intimately linked with the so-called "welfare state" that exists in many countries of Europe and also in other parts of the world. The "welfare state" pretends to cover the class character of the state by giving a few crumbs to the proletariat. Nearly all the "rights" that are "granted" by the "welfare state" are payed by the taxes of the working masses almost without touching the capitalists' superprofits. The revisionist trade unions are an essential part of the illusion created through this "welfare state" and play a major role in perpetuating the capitalist system of exploitation. We must not permit this situation to continue.

Let's unmask the treacherous "welfare state" which only serves the class interests of the great capitalists in exploiting the proletarian masses!
Long live the authentic proletarian democracy!

Long live the red and revolutionary trade unions! 

with world communist greetings"


A comrade from Portugal

 

 

MAY - DAY - 2012

Long live

the battle day of the

international working class !

 

MAY - DAY - MESSAGE

 

Long live world communism !

 

Stand up, damned of the Earth
Stand up, prisoners of hunger
Reason thunders in its volcano
This is the eruption of the end
Of the past let us make a clean slate
Enslaved masses, stand up, stand up
The world is about to change its foundation
We are nothing, let us be all
|: This is the final struggle
Let us group together, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be the human race :|”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22nd March, 2012 

Lisbon - General Strike

 

22nd March, 2012 in the afternoon – demonstration of the general strike against the austerity measures imposed by the imperialist European Union and by the neo-liberal Portuguese government

 

Report of the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH):

 

In first place, we have to note that this strike and this demonstration were called in a context of harsh class struggle. In fact, the situation of the Portuguese proletariat is becoming truly unbearable. Since the application of the austerity program of the troika (the “troika” is the designation given to the group E.U/IMF which defined the austerity measures that should be imposed on the Portuguese workers in benefit of the exploiters), prices have known a dramatic increase while wages are becoming lower and lower. Accordingly with official statistics, Portugal is the most unequal country in the European Union and it is now clear that things will become even worse in the future. College students are among the more affected groups because of the harsh rise of college fees. Many of them are being forced to leave college because they can’t afford it. It is true that the Portuguese teaching system was never perfect – quite on the contrary. But now, thanks to the austerity measures, we are returning to the times of the fascist dictatorship, when only the sons of the fascist tycoons were able to pursue their studies.

Therefore, it was without surprise that we observed that great part of the demonstrators were young students who displayed placards asking ironically: “Passos, will you pay me the college fees?” (Passos Coelho is Portugal’s social-darwinist prime minister).

Of course, one thing impossible to ignore was the presence of the “security forces” serving the capitalist state. In fact, we noted that as the demonstration developed, the number of police agents increased (by the end of the demonstration, we were surrounded by detachments of the police “Special Forces”). At a certain moment, there was a great uproar when the police agents started to hit some “militants” of the 15th October movement because they were throwing eggs to the Bank of Portugal (despite not having the slightest sympathy for this movement, we shout “Death to the fascist police!” in solidarity with them).

This shows how much the exploiters are afraid of popular demanding because this demonstration was totally dominated by the revisionists and – consequently – it was inoffensive to the capitalist state.

In fact, there was revisionist propaganda everywhere: the strike had been called by the GCPW – the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers, which is completely subordinated to the Portuguese “Communist” Party (indeed, there are many members of the PCP’S Central Committee who are simultaneously leading members of the GCPW). When we arrived at Lisbon’s main avenue (where the demonstration took place), the leader of the GCPW had already started his speech, which was exactly like we expected. He “praised” the workers for their courage to go on strike against the pressures of the neo-liberal government, but besides this there was nothing of genuinely revolutionary agitation; the rest of the speech was circumscribed to the fake “encouragement” of “workers’ struggle” within the limits of the capitalist system. There were also a lot of appeals to the “overthrown of the reactionary government at the service of European imperialism” – as if things could be solved with a simple “government change” in favor of the more “progressive” bourgeoisie - when the truth is that socialism is the only possible cure for the capitalist disease.

Then, we started walking down the avenue.

There were many groups of “militants” of the P”C”P who were shouting economicist slogans like: “Austerity is poverty, work is progress!”, “Temporary work cannot be our future!” and “We want better wages and less working hours!” They were in considerable number and they seemed to be carefully organized. This irritated us very much. It is very hard to think that an awful social-fascist party like the P “C” P has so many militants and influence, while the Portuguese Section of the Comintern (SH) - which has an authentically revolutionary and communist ideology – is still in an embryonic stage. Of course, we cannot forget that the Portuguese revisionists are being favored by the bourgeoisie while we, Portuguese Stalinist-Hoxhaists, are the bourgeoisie’s worst enemies and have to combat the capitalist-imperialist system with all our forces.

We saw some P “C” P’s “militants” distributing propaganda papers. When it was our turn to receive one, we refused it. We tried to be vehement in our refusal, and the revisionist which was distributing the papers looked at us as if rejecting propaganda from the Portuguese Revisionist Party was the biggest crime of all times.

There were also members of the Portuguese Workers' Communist Party - the main Maoist party in Portugal. They used slogans like: “Death to the troika!”, “We won’t pay (Portugal’s debt)!” and “Death to German imperialism!” (what a pity that they “forgot” to also say: “Death to Chinese imperialism!” – which is nowadays on the verge of world domination and which was founded and strengthened thanks to their own ideology - Maoism).

After this, we decided to join a group which was screaming “Down with capitalism!” (we liked this slogan). In our group there were many sympathizers of the 15th October movement. One of those sympathizers even asked us if we were also part of the 15th October movement. We answered negatively and said that we were member of the Comintern Stalinist-Hoxhaist. We also stated that the Comintern (SH) has a site in the internet and urged him to visit it. But he looked at us in a very weird manner, saying that: “Sorry, I don’t want to have nothing to do with Stalinism” and then he turned his backs on us and went away! What a coward! We thought about going after him asking why was he so afraid of Stalinist ideology, but – let’s be sincere - what could we expect from a sympathizer of a pro-anarchist movement totally fabricated by the exploiting classes which are using it as a relief valve to the legitimate grievances of the oppressed masses? Anyway, we are already used to face bad manners every time we assume our glorious Stalinist ideology in public. It is very interesting that the “militants” and “sympathizers” of the 15th October movement are being depicted by the bourgeois “leftist” intellectuals has having been the “heroes” of the demonstration due to the confrontations which occurred between them and the “security forces”. Therefore, we conclude that these “heroes” of the 15th October movement are sufficiently “courageous” to throw eggs to the banks and to the police, but they are not brave enough to bear a conversation which includes the word “Stalinist”.

Our experience of participation in the 22nd March strike demonstration showed us how much the Portuguese workers need a strong, proletarian and truly communist vanguard organization which is able to lead them towards the world socialist revolution, towards the establishment of the world proletarian dictatorship, towards world socialism and world communism. Portuguese workers are submerged in revisionist, anarchist, pro-capitalist and anti-socialist garbage. It is time for us, Portuguese Stalinist-Hoxhaists, to clean all this mess through inculcating the genial teachings of the 5 Classics of Marxism-Leninism in the minds and hearts of the Portuguese exploited classes.

Long live the struggle of the Portuguese proletariat against the exploiting austerity measures!

Long live the internationalist solidarity between the workers of Europe and of the whole world!

Death to world imperialism!

Down with capitalist European Union!

Long live Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism-Hoxhaism!

Long live the World Socialist Revolution!

Long live socialist Europe!

Long live world Socialism!

Long live world Communism!

Long live the Comintern (SH)!

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

2011-10-01

Stop Repressions Against The Russian Communists in Kazakhstan!

The Declaration of the Bureau of the CC of the RCYL(B)

 

 

Communists and all the progressive forces of Russia are the inseparable part of the international proletarian movement, thus they have no right to be apart from the struggle of the working class, wherever it takes place, especially in the countries of the former Soviet Union. The RCWP-RPC, the RCYL(B), the ROT-Front carefully observe the heroic struggle of the Kazakh oil-workers which has been waged until now. It is necessary to mention that the RCYL(B) has held actions of class solidarity supporting the struggling workers of Kazakhstan and their just demands in Moscow, Leningrad, Voronezh and has organized a collection of signatures supporting the striking workers. But no distant support can replace close cooperation and help. The information blockade may be torn down only through participating in the events themselves and through the cooperation with the workers. That is why contacts with the Kazakh workers, doing what we can to help them, seeing with our own eyes the violence and repressions which are represented even in murdering workers' activists in Zhaonzen and the Mangistau Region - all this has become the most necessary need and task of the Russian brothers in class.

Committing their international duty, several days ago representatives of the Russian United Labor Front (ROT-Front) which is the wide coalition of communist, the most progressive workers' and left-wing forces, were given a task to go to the Manfistau Region. Of course, they were not going to incite the assassination of the Kazakh officials and the burning of shops, nor to make a coup d'etat, nor to overthrow Nazarbayev, nor to spy for the Russian Federation. They went to observe the events unfolding there, to give complete information of the struggle in Zhaonzen to the Russian and world communists. They went to give the Kazakh workers moral support and advice.

But for the Kazakh authorities a contact of the two "fishy" foreigners with the striking workers became enough to use the most disgraceful methods of suppressing against them, from provocations during the attempts of registration and external observation to direct attacks of "someone unknown" and murder threats from the police. The day before yesterday our comrades were unlawfully arrested and exhaustingly interrogated. In fact they have been held under home arrest, under vigilant surveillance of the external observation. The culmination of the Mangistau authorities' fury was the unlawful exclusion of our comrades from the region with a clear intention of excluding them from the country.

Such is the real state of things in the capitalist society and such is the essence of those whose main aim is getting profit. They will do anything to conceal the honest and objective information about their dirty deeds and crimes against the working people, about the shed blood and grave situation in which thousands of labor people exist.

We call everybody who considers disgusting the turning of the working people into work cattle, to spread this information as wide as possible.

We call everybody who hates the predatory rapture of the bourgeoisie of any nationality in its unlawful actions, to express his protest to the Kazakhstan authorities against their actions of repressing the striking oil-workers and our comrades from the ROT-Front in any form: either by a telephone call or by an e-mail.


Stop concealing violence against workers!

Stop the unlawful repressions of the Kazakhstan authorities against the striking workers and Russian communists!

Long live the striking workers of Kazakhstan!

Long live the solidarity of the Russian and the world working people with the workers in Kazakhstan!

Workers of all countries, unite!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forum-Correspondence

of the Comintern (SH)

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CIML/

 

September 23, 2011

Photograph

of physical abuse of workers on the shop floor of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd

 

 

Comrades,

We have received this photograph of physical abuse of workers on the shop floor of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. This shows the real working condition prevalent in the factory.

As many of you are already aware, the management of the company is asking all the workers employed there to sign a “good conduct bond”. After seeing this photograph, it is they –the management– who needs to sign a good conduct bond of being eligible enough to run a factory.

Further there is no legal basis of having anyone sign so called “good conduct bond” as per the prevailing labour law of India.

We appeal to all our comrades to widely circulated this photograph and also give a call to boycott Maruti Suzuki cars in India and Suzuki cars world wide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 May 2011

Appeal of the Comintern (SH)

 

 

 

1 May 2010

Appeal of the Comintern (SH)

 

 

 

 

1 May 2009

Appeal of the Comintern / ML

 

 

 

 

1 May 2007

Appeal of the Comintern / ML

 

 

 

 

1 May 2005 -

Appeal of the Comintern / ML

 

 

 

 

1 May, 2004 -

Appeal of the CominternML

 

 

 

 

1 st of May, 2004 -

Appeal of the Red International of Labour Unions (RILU)

 

 

 

 

1 May 2003

 Call of the CominternML

 

 

 

 

28 April 2003

 International Workers Memorial Day

 

 

 

 

 

Proletarians of all countries – unite the worldwide class-struggle

against unemployment !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marc Scott

On class struggle in the USA

 

 

Lenin stated that, "Classes are large groups of people differing from each other by the place they occupy in a historically determined system of social production, by their relation (in most cases fixed and formulated by law) to the means of production, by their role in the social organization of labor, and, consequently, by the dimensions of the share of social wealth of which they dispose and the mode of acquiring it.  Classes are groups of people one of which can appropriate the labor of another owing to the different places they occuoy in a definite system of social economy."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 29, pg 421) 

The population of the US is divided into the same basic social classes that characterize all capitalist societies - the bourgeoisie, the proletariat, and the petty-bourgeoisie.  These classes came into being with the dawn of capitalist production relations and will continue to remain, each in its fixed relation to the means of production, until the capitalist system is overthrown.  The basic conditions and characteristics of these classes are determined by these production relations and, consequently, appear consistently in every capitalist society, regardless of cultural and national particularities or the level of economic development.  The particularconditions and characterististics of these classes, however, change as society develops, and they vary from country to country. 

The US today is a highly developed monopoly capitalist society and the classes within it have evolved accordingly.  Within recent years, the US has become the most dominant monopoly capitalist nation in the world.  The tremendous superprofits which the US bourgeoisie drains from the countries under its domination have affected, to a certain extent, the conditions encountered by the proletariat and the petty-bourgeoisie within the borders of the US.  Within the borders of the US, various nations exist such as Anglo-American, Afro-American, Chicano, Puerto Rican, and the nations and nationalities among the Native American People and the classes within these nations each have particular characteristics which result from the system of national oppression perpetrated by the Anglo-American bourgeoisie who has only recently began to assimilate a select amount of national minority elites into their class, predominantly that being a strategy to confuse and obscure the focus of the Anglo-American bourgeoisie being the dominant oppressive class. 

All of these conditions must be considered in analyzing the present situation of the classes in the US.  Such an analysis is critical to the development of revolutionary strategy and tactics, i.e., to an understanding of which strata are bound to support the proletarian revolution, which can be rendered neutral in this struggle and which are enemies of the revolution. 

The psuedo-Marxist line being fostered that a certain amount of "communist" propaganda is "welcome" but that the natural deterioration of social conditions is the catalyst for revolution because propaganda is only "subjective" reveals a total lack of understanding the principles of class struggle.  Such an absurd notion, we are supposed to believe, is built on the revisionist line that the class struggle is merely a physical struggle by one class of people against another.  This revisionist line casually dismisses the need for propaganda as one of the leading components of the class struggle. 

Lenin stated that, "It is often said and written that the main point in Marx's theory is the class struggle.  But this is wrong.  And this wrong notion very often results in an opportunist distortion of Marxism and its falsification in a spirit acceptable to the bourgeoisie.  For the theory of the class struggle was created not by Marx, but by the bourgeoisie before Marx, and generally speaking, it is acceptable to the bourgeoisie.  Those who recogniseonly the class struggle are not yet Marxists: they may be found to be still within the bounds of bourgeois thinking and bourgeois politics.  To confine Marxism to the theory of the class struggle means curtailing Marxism, distorting it, reducing it to something acceptable the bourgeoisie.  Only he is a Marxist who extendsthe recognition of the class struggle to the recognition of the dictatorship of the proletariat.  This is what constitutes the most profound distinction between the Marxist and the ordinary petty (as well as big) burgeois.  This is the touchstone on which the real understanding and recognition of Marxism should be tested."  (Lenin, The State and Revolution) 

Then Lenin, in What Is To Be Done states: 

"Class political consciousness can be brought to the workers only from without, that is, only from outside the economic struggle, from outside the sphere of relations between workers and employers."   

"Trade-unionist politics of the working class is precisely bourgeois politics of the working class..."  So, Lenin tells us the reason for Marxist revolutionaries and their tasks are, "The principal thing, of course, is propagandaand agitation among all strata of the people."  Lenin further states, "To go among the workers."  To bring political knowledge to the workers the Social-Democrats must go among all classes of the population; they must dispatch units of their army in all directions." 

Lenin further states: 

"A basic condition for the necessary expansion of political agitiation is the organisation ofcomprehensive political exposure.  IN NO WAY except by means of such exposures can the masses be trained in political consciousness and revolutionary activity..." 

"Working-class consciousness cannot be genuine political consciousness unless the workers are trained to respond to all cases of tyranny, oppression, violence, and abuse, no matter what class is affected - unless they are trained, moreover, to respond from a Social-Democratic point of view and no other." 

The principle of class struggle must include the dictatorship of the proletariat.  In order for the proletariat to assume power they must have a political consciousness which presupposes the need to be trained andeducated in this consciousnessness.  A deterioration of social conditions will not impart this consciousness.  The deterioration of social conditions is bound up in purely economic relations and results only in the struggle of bourgeois politics. 

Workers organizations such as trade unions are bourgeois political organizations that focus solely on the economic struggle.  It is the task of Marxist-Leninists to work within the confines of these organizations not just for economic demands as the psuedo-Marxist charges, but to bring from without the political consciousness that the working-class needs in order to completely understand the very nature of the economic struggle they are engaged in and move it into the realm of the political struggle.  The outcome of the political struggle is the dictatorship of the proletariat in which they obtain power.  But obtaining power itself is not the end of the struggle, they must maintain this power which can only be done if the proletariat is educated and trained in a political consciousness. 

Lenin states that, "The question of the dictatorship of the proletariat is a question of the relation of the proletarian state to the bourgeois state, of proletarian democracy to bourgeois democracy."  (Lenin, The Proletarian Revolution And The Renegade Kautsky) 

Lenin then states that, "Bourgeois democracy was progressive compared with medievalism, and it had to be utilised.  But now it is not sufficient for the working-class.  Now we must look forward instead of backward - to replacing the bourgeois democracy by proletarian democracy."  (Lenin, Ibid) 

But how is proletarian democracy and political consciousness imparted to the working-class?  Our psuedo-Marxist would have us believe that it is the "natural" deterioration of social conditions but not propaganda because that is "subjective" although he casually welcomes it! 

Our psuedo-Marxist would have us believe that it is primarily the "natural" deterioration of social conditions that "radicalize" the working-class, but what does that mean?  Absolutely nothing for it is not a Marxist concept at all.  Anarchists are radicalized, Neo-Nazi's are radicalized, Dallas Cowboy fans are radicalized! 

Again, Lenin states that " a revolutionary Marxist differs from the philistine and petty bourgeois by his ability topreach to the uneducated masses that the maturing revolution is necessary, to prove that it is inevitable, toexplain its benefits to the people, and to prepare the proletariat and all the working and exploited people for it."  (Lenin, Ibid) 

Lenin makes it perfectly clear that our tasks as Marxist-Leninists is to educate, through propaganda, the working-class so they will understand the social contradictions they face and how to overcome those contradictions.  The proletariat can only obtain and maintain power through the dictatorship of the proletariat if they are educated in a political consciousness that is a combination of economic and political struggle.  The "natural" deterioration of social conditions may "radicalize" masses into anarchistic actions, riots, looting and destruction of property and life but it can never impart a political consciousness to them that will unify them in the struggle against the bourgeoisie or their ability to maintain power if their "radicalized" actions even culminate into the seizure of power. 

Our task as Marxist-Leninists is to go among the working-class and their organizations to educate them, and yes, my dear psuedo-Marxist, to fight for better conditions in the short-term while building up a revolutionary opposition to the repressive bourgeoisie. 

Lenin states, "Because only mealy-mouthed petty-bourgeois and philistines can dream - deceiving thereby both themselves and the workers - of overthrowing capitalist oppression without a long and difficult process ofsuppressing the resistance of the exploiters."  (Lenin, "Democracy" and Dictatorship) 

Workers organizations are bourgeois politics but it is our duty as Marxist-Leninists to refute the bourgeois politics and leadership of such organizations and organize the workers to fight for better economic conditions thereby "suppressing the resistance of the exploiters."  The struggle for economic gains by the working-class under capitalism is part of the class struggle to throw off the exploitation and oppression of the bourgeoisie.  This resistance by the proletariat is a direct assault on the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.  This resistance by the proletariat is a concomitant part of the "natural" deterioration of the capitalist system.  The proletariat is not intended to be simple cattle being led to a slaughter as our psuedo-Marxist would have us believe.   

The struggle for better economic conditions of the working-class under capitalism in no way whatsoever means that workers are trying to improve capitalism, another assertion that our psuedo-Marxist portends. 

 

Comrades, 

    "In between the proletariat and the bourgeoisie there is another class of people who incline first this way and then the other.  This has always been the case in all revolutions, and it is absolutely impossible in capitalist society, in which the proletariat and the the bourgeoisie form two hostile camps, for intermediary sections not to exist between them.  The existence of these waverers is historically inevitable, and, fortunately, these elements, who do not know themselves on whose side they will fight tomorrow, will exist for quite some time."  (Lenin, First Congress of the Communist International, March 2-6, 1919, Theses and Report on Bourgeois Democracy and The Dictatorship of the Proletariat, March 4) 

    "We can (and must) begin to build socialism, not with abstract human material, or with human material specially prepared by us, but with the human material bequeathed to us by capitalism.  True, that is no easy matter, but no other approach to this task is serious enough to warrant discussion. 
    The trade unions were a tremendous step forward for the working class in the early days of capitalist development, inasmuch as they marked a transition from the workers' disunity and helplessness to therudiments of class organisation.  When the revolutionary party of the proletariat, the highest form of proletarian class organisation, began to take shape (and the Party will not merit the name until it learns to weld the leaders into one indivisible whole with the class and the masses) the trade unions inevitably began to reveal certainreactionary features, a certain craft narrow-mindedness, a certain tendency to be non-political, a certain inertness, etc.  However, the development of the proletariat did not, and could not, proceed anywhere in the world otherwise than through the trade unions, through reciprocal action between them and the party of the working class.  The proletariat's conquest of political power is a gigantic step forward for the proletariat as a class, and the Party must more than ever and in a new way, not only in the old, educate and guide the trade unions, at the same time bearing in mind that they are and will long remain an indispensable "school of communism" and a preparatory school that trains proletarians to exercise their dictatorship, an idispensable organization of the workers for the gradual transfer of the management of the whole economic life of the country to the working class (and not to the separate trades), and later to all the working people. 
    In the sense mentioned above, a certain "reactionism" in the trade unions is inevitable under the dictatorship of the proletariat.  Not to understand this means a complete failure to understand the fundamental conditions of the transition from capitalism to socialism.  It would be egregious folly to fear this "reactionism" or try to evadeor leap over it, for it would mean fearing that function of the proletarian vanguard which consists in training, educating enlightening and drawing into the new life the most backward strata and masses of the working class and the peasantry.  On the other hand, it would be a still graver error to postpone the achievement of the dictatorship of the proletariat until a time when there will not be a single worker with a narrow-minded craft outlook, or with craft-union prejudice." 

    "We are waging a struggle against the "labour aristocracy" in the name of the masses of the workers and in order to win them over to our side; we are waging the struggle against the opportunist and social chauvinist leaders in order to win the working class over to our side.  It would be absurd to forget this most elementary and most self-evident truth.  Yet it is this very absurdity that the German "Left" Communists perpetrate when,because of the reactionary and counter-reactionary character of the trade union top leadership, they jump to the conclusion that...we must withdraw from the trade unions, refuse to work in them, and create new and artificialforms of labour organization!  This is so unpardonable a blunder that it is tantamount to the greatest service Communists could render the bourgeoisie.  Like all the opportunist, social-chauvinist, and Kautskyite trade union leaders, our Mensheviks are nothing but "agents of the bourgeoisie in the working-class movement" (as we have always said the Mensheviks are) or "labour lieutenants of the capitalist class," to use the splendid and profoundly true expression of the followers of Daniel De Leon in America.  To refuse to work in the reactionary trade unions means leaving the insufficiently developed or backward masses of workers under the influence of the reactionary leaders, the agents of the bourgeoisie, the labour aristocrats, or "workers who have become complete bourgeois."  (Lenin, "Left-Wing" Comunism - An Infantile Disorder) 

"If you want to help the "masses" and win the sympathy and support of the "masses", you should not fear difficulties, or pinpricks, chicanery, insults and persecution from the "leaders" (who being opportunists and social chauvinists, are in most cases directly or indirectly connected with the bourgeoisie and the police), but must absolutely work wherever the masses are to be found.  You must be capable of any sacrifice, of overcoming the greatest obstacles, in order to carry on agitation and propaganda systemmatically, perseveringly, persistently and patiently in those institutions, socieities and associations - even the most reactionary - in which proletarian or semi-proletarian masses are to be found.  The trade unions and the workers' co-operatives (the latter sometimes, at least) are the very organisations in which the masses are to be found."  (Lenin, Ibid) 

THE MONOPOLY BOURGEOISIE 

The US monopoly bourgeoisie is that sector the bourgeoisie that controls the monopoly corporations and consists of approximately 200 families that have accumulated their wealth during the rise of monopoly capitalism from about the period of the Civil War to World War I. 

Closely associated with the monopoly bourgeoisie, and indistinguishable from it politically, is a corps of highly paid agents.  These include the top management of the monopoly corporations, the top academic elite, the top government officials and the top military officers.  Often times, members of the monopoly bourgeois families serve in these capacities themselves, but they bolster their ranks with numerous deputies.  These deputies are so well paid and highly rewarded through salaries, stock options, and "business deals" that they become capitalists themselves. 

The iron grip that the monopoly bourgeoisie has over the economy is matched by its iron grip on the state apparatus, the chief instruments of which are the military and the police.  The monopoly bourgeoisie and its representatives hold undivided political power in their hands. 

Both the Democratic and Republican parties, which between them hold state power in their hands, are instruments of the monopoly bourgeoisie.  In the decades that followed the Civil War, as the monopoly bourgeoisie established itself as the supreme economic power in the country, it also established its hegemony in the two major bourgeois political parties.  The Republican Party beat back and disintegrated the alliance of freedmen, small farmers and small capitalists while the Democratic Party established its domination over the former slaveowners who had traditionally ruled the party.  Needless to say, the hegemony of the monopoly bourgeoisie in these two parties has not yet been overturned.  The struggle between Democrats and Republicans simply reflect the differing views amongst the monopoly bourgeoisie.

 

THE LIBERAL AND FASCIST WINGS OF THE MONOPOLY BOURGEOISIE 

The liberal political movement is directed by a section of the monopoly bourgeoisie in the Democratic Party (the Kennedy's), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation to name a few. 

The fascist movement is headed by the most reactionary and chauvinist sections of the monopoly bourgeoisie in both the right wings of the Republican and Democratic Parties, the Heritage Foundation, the American Security Council and others.  The Mellon and Pew families are the epitomy of "old wealth of the East Coast" and along with "western" capitalists such as the Hunts and Coors families, bankroll the fascist movement. 

Both, the liberal and fascist wings of the monopoly bourgeoisie have the same fundamental class interests and the distinctions between them are simply a question of differences on the most expedient form of state power to best maintain the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie. 

This is seen by the examples of the liberal Democratic administrations of Kennedy and Johnson that carried out the barbarous invasion and occupation of Indo-China.  The Rockefeller Foundation sponsored such reactionaries as John Foster Dulles and Henry Kissinger who supervised the violent installation of fascist regimes in Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Chile and many other countries. 

Political representatives of the liberal wing of the monopoly bourgeoisie, such as Robert Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey, actively collaborated with the McCarthyite repression following World War II, because they decided that certain fascist methods were necessary to supress the communist movement. 

STRATEGY OF THE PROLETARIAT AGAINST THE CAPITALIST CLASS 

Within the US capitalist class there are many conflicts.  There are conflicts between the monopoly capitalists and the lesser capitalists as the former cannibalize the latter.  There are conflicts between the capitalists of the Anglo-American oppressor nation and the capitalists of the oppressed nations within the US borders.  There are conflicts between the capitalists of the various agricultural and industrial sectors and between the capitalists of one region and those of another.  There are conflicts between the politically liberal wing of the capitalists and the fascist wing. 

All of these conflicts, however, are conflicts among the enemy and there is no basis whatsoever for a proletarian revolutionary strategy based on an alliance between the proletariat and any sector of the capitalist class.  All sectors of the bourgeoisie are reactionary and benefit by supporting imperialism as well as supporting the suppression of the working-class and the maintenance of the capitalist system by force. 

THE LABOR ARISTOCRACY 

The most critical question that we must address in analyzing the US proletariat is the extent and influence of the labor aristocracy. 

Numerous positions have been put forward about the extent of the labor aristocracy in the US.  Right opportunists in the CP, USA, deny the existence of a bribed sector of the working class.  Other psuedo-Marxists have advanced the thesis that the entire US working-class is bribed, or at least, that the industrial proletariat has been "bourgeoisiefied."  Both these positions are wildly inaccurate and have been created to justify counter-revolutionary political lines.  A correct understanding of the extent of the labor aristocracy in the US must be based on a concrete analysis of the actual conditions of all the various sectors of the working class, and of the social and political role they play. 

Lenin stated that, "One of the chief causes hampering the revolutionary working class movement in the developed countries is the fact that because of their colonial possessions and the super-profits gained by finace capital, etc., the capitalists of these countries have been able to create a relatively larger and more stable labour aristocracy, a section which comprises a small minority of the working class.  This minority enjoys better terms of employment and is most imbued with a narrow craft minded spirit and with petty bourgeois and imperialist prejudices.  It forms the real social pillar of the second International, of the reformists and the 'Centrists': at present it might even be called the social mainstay of the bourgeoisie.  No preparation of the proletariat for the overthrow of the bourgeoisie is possible, even in the preliminary sense, unless an immediate, systematic, extensive and open struggle is waged against this stratum."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 31, pgs 193-194) 

The condition of the US working-class can be compared to that of the British working-class during the period of Britian's industrial monopoly and colonial hegemony during the second half of the 19th century.  In 1885, Engels wrote that, "During the period of England's industrial monopoly the English working class have, to a certain extent, shared in the benefits of the monopoly.  These benefits were very unequally parcelled out among them; the privileged minority pocketed the most, but even the great mass had, at least, a temporary share now and then."  (Engels, The Condition of the Working Class in England) 

According to Engels, the fact that the great mass of workers received "a temporary share now and then," did not mean that the entire working class was bribed, that its interest was to support imperialism, that it was no longer exploited, that it no longer suffered under capitalism, etc., as certain psuedo-Marxists claim in regard to the US working-class.  This psuedo-Marxism, espoused exactly by Serg is a position consistent with the propaganda of US imperialism by the US bourgeoisie that "the workers and the capitalists have the same interests."  According to Englels, these benefits led to a temporary decline in the proletarian socialist movement in Britian but, he added, these benefits would be eroded and the socialist movement would rise again. 

Following WW II, the US bourgeoisie enjoyed a monopoly position in imperialist plunder and world trade.  It was to create in the US a relatively large and influencial labor aristocracy, and, at the same time, spread temporary and partial privileges to much larger sections of the working-class.  A large trade union bureaucracy has been built under the administration of the labor aristocracy, staffed with the most loyal and pro-imperialist "labor leaders."  It is the strength and influence of the labor aristocracy and the trade union bureaucracy acting as agents for the capitalists that has temporarily retarded the revolutionary proletarian movement in the US.

 

The distinction between the labor aristocracy and the common proletariat has its origin in the division between skilled and unskilled labor that arose with the development of capitalism.  Unskilled workers are paid less than the skilled workers because the value of their labor power does not include the additional costs of training.  With the introduction of machinery and now computerized technology, the number of unskilled and semi-skilled workers has been greatly enlarged, while the number of skilled workers is being reduced. 

At the dawn of the imperialist era the great mass of workers had been reduced to performing unskilled and semi-skilled work, while mental and skilled labor had been increasingly monopolized in the hands of a small elite.  The capitalists have nurtured the small number of skilled workers into a labor aristocracy, providing wages and other privileges that, in comparison with those of the common worker, far outstripped any justification in terms of the greater value of skilled labor.  The capitalist with conscious purpose, stratified the workforce to the maximum extent possible, with the responsibilities, compensation and working conditions of the different strata specifically designed to divide the working-class politically. 

Filip Kota of the Party of Labor of Albania stated that, "Historically, the bourgeoisie of every country has bought off some of the qualified workers, the working class aristocracy, and detached them from the masses of the proletariat, by providing them with easy jobs and posts with fewer headaches but greater rewards.  Fat salaries, favours and advantages brought about their gradual estrangement from the working class, both economically and ideologically.  [T]he bourgeoisie is interested in increasing the ranks of this aristocracy by artificially increasing the number of job qualification and categories which lead to pronounced differences between the wages of the ordinary workers and those of the specialized ones, and by promoting the latter to various jobs and responsibilities in and outside production."  (Filip Kota, Two Opposing Lines in the World Trade Union Movement) 

With the introduction of imperialist super-profits, the bourgeoisie of the developed capitalist countries have been able to effectively bribe the top stratum of workers, the labor aristocracy, and turn it into a trusted and loyal ally.

The selection of those workers to receive special training is not a matter left up to chance.  The capitalists select and promote a certain category of workers to skilled positions.  Whether this selection is the responsibility of the capitalists' supervisors or of the reactionary union officials (who are direct beneficiaries of the traditions which maintain the labor aristocracy), the results are the same.  In order to guarantee the political character of the labor aristocracy, the most "loyal" and reactionary workers are selected. 

The size of the labor aristocracy, the jobs associated with it, and the extent of privileges given to the workers holding these jobs, is not fixed permanently.  The size and privileges of the labor aristocracy have grown with the advanced monopoly position of US imperialism but with every deepening crisis, the capitalist class is forced to narrow the ranks of the labor aristocracy, reducing many back to the position of common workers. 

The labor aristocracy cannot be identified by any simple measure of skill because it is not primarily defined by skill, but by privileges.  Nor is it identified with wages as wages vary considerably among regions and various economic sectors and wages are not set by any country-wide standard.  However, they are set in relation to the common wages in a particular region and industry. 

In addition to economic privileges, the labor aristocracy receives political privileges unavailable to the masses of workers.  Access to the bourgeois political system is afforded through the trade union appartus, which is the bastion of the labor aristocracy.  The legal trade unions are completely tied up with the bourgeois political parties; primarily with the Democratic Party and, in some cases, with the Republican Party.  Through their connections with the bourgeois political parties, the labor aristocrats have access to the state appartus both on a national and local level.  Of course, their access to them is predicated on their reactionary political stand and they use these positions, not to fight for the interests of the working class, but to increase the influence of the labor aristocracy, to promote its ideological and political grip on the masses. 

In addition to these institutions, many labor aristocrats belong to a host of other political organizations which play extremely reactionary roles, such as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  These organizations serve as mass bases for fascism among the working people.  All these organizations - the trade unions, the bourgeois political parties and the various other political parties - serve as centers for bourgeois ideological and political indoctrination of the labor aristocracy, in order that they might best play their role as "the real agents of the bourgeoisie in the working-class movement, the labor lieutenants of the capitalist class, real vehicles of reformism and chauvinism."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 22 pg 194) 

The industrial labor aristocracy is particularly important to the bourgeoisie because of its critical role in maintaining bourgeois control over the unions and infecting the workers with chauvinism, class colloborationism and reformism. 

All the major trade unions in the US are controlled by the bourgeoisie and administered by the labor aristocracy.  Some of the top union officials have become capitalists themselves.

 

IS THE ANGLO-AMERICAN WORKING-CLASS BRIBED? 

There seems to be a popular theory among psuedo-Marxists that the entire Anglo-American working-class has been bribed, and that its material conditions determine that it cannot be a revolutionary class.  This argument is absurd and indefensible on the basis of both theory and fact.  All Marxist-Leninists must agree that the Anglo-American proletariat, in comparison to the proletariat of the oppressed nationalities, receives numerous economic, social and political privileges, and that these privileges are the material underpinning of widespread white chauvinism within the working-class.  This condition of the Anglo-American proletariat is part and parcel of the system of national oppression. 

Lenin made it clear that the conditions of the working classes of the oppressed and oppressor nations were distinct from the standpoint of the national question: 

"Economically, the difference is that sections of the working class in the oppressor nations receive crumbs from the superprofits the bourgeoisie of those nations obtains by extra exploitation of the workers of the oppressed nations.  Besides, economic statistics show that here a larger percentage of workers become "straw bosses" than is the case in the oppressed nations, a larger percentage rise to the aristocracy.  That is a fact.  To a certain degree the workers of the oppressor nations are partners of their own bourgeoisie in plundering the workers ( and the mass of the population) of the oppressed nations. 
Politically, the difference is that, compared with the workers of the oppressed nations, they occupy a privileged position in many spheres of political life. 
Ideologically, or spiritually, the difference is that they are taught, at school and in life, disdain and contempt for the workers of the oppressed nations.  This has been experienced, for example by every Great Russian who has been brought up or lived among Great Russians."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 23, pg 55-56) 

These national privileges accorded to the proletariat of the oppressor nation do not affect its basic condition as a class.  It remains exploited by the capitalists, it remains stripped of the means of production and political power, its political and social rights remain severely restricted. 

The Anglo-American proletariat makes up a majority of the population.  Is it possible that the majority of the working-class can become a "labor aristocracy?"  Facts show that this is not the case and that, despite its petty privileges, the Anglo-American proletariat suffers severe class oppression and exploitation. 

The fact that white chauvinist ideas are still widespread among the Anglo-American proletariat is not the result of actual economic interests; it is the result of ignorance of their true class interests economically, politically and spiritually.  The low wages received by national minority workers puts downward pressure on the wages of Anglo-American workers, and the divisions created by white chauvinism pave the way for the capitalist offensive on the standard of living of the entire working-class.  Thus, even in terms of immediate economic interests (leaving aside political, social and spiritual considerations and the long-term interests of the class), the Anglo-American proletariat suffers from the continuation of national oppression and white chauvinism and stands to gain by its eradication.  From the standpoint of its economic and political interests the Anglo-American proletariat is revolutionary and can only put an end to its own exploitation by joining with its class members of all nationalities to overthrow its exploiters and destroy US imperialism. 

National chauvinism, which is reflected in our psuedo-Marxists' argument posted today, "How do you think, Mr. Scott, 10 and sometimes even 20 bucks an hour can be considered a bribe when the average wages among workers od the world, exploited by the American imperialism, is less than a dollar?" is the ideology of the bourgeoisie; it serves the interests of the bourgeoisie and it does not serve the interests of the working-class.  What our psuedo-Marxist here forgets is that conditions vary from country to country and simply because wages are higher does not constitue a bribe!  His arguement, however, is a classic example of a reactionary national chauvinism and thereby plays into the hands of the bourgeoisie. 

THE MOBILIZATION OF THE PROLETARIAT FOR REVOLUTION 

Today the revolutionary potential of the US working class is smothered under the stulifying influence of the bourgeoisie, in particular, since the fascist propaganda onslaught surrounding the events of 9/11 designed by the bourgeoisie to consolidate its fascist measures of national and international oppression and its entrenchment of racism and white chauvinism. 

The bourgeois trade union appartus and the Democratic Party are chaining the working class to wage slavery as the ball and chain bound the chattel slave.  The main agent of bourgeois control, the link in the political and ideological chain between the working-class and the oppressor is the labor aristocracy.  This chain must be broken, the influence of the labor aristocracy over the working-class must be destroyed. 

Lenin stated that, "Without a struggle against this stratum, without the destruction of every trace of its prestige among the workers, without convincing the masses of the utter bourgeois corruption of this stratum, there can be no question of a serious communist workers' movement."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 29, pg 563) 

The revisionists in the working-class movement are first and foremost represented by the CP, USA who constantly seek to blunt the struggle of the workers against the labor aristocracy and the trade union bureaucracy.  Under the banner of "Left-Center Unity," the CP, USA urges the workers to trust and support the majority of the trade union bureaucrats who, according to the CP, USA, are "in transition from Right to Center, moving toward the Left."  (Gus Hall, "The Crisis of Everyday Living and the Winning Fightback, 1978, pg 41) 

"Left-Center Unity" according to the CP, USA, is the "centerpiece" of its trade union policy.  (Gus Hall, Ibid, pg 45)  According to Gus Hall, "Examining the forces involved and their policies, it is clear that the Center forces have an intermediate position on economic struggles, not consistenly militant; and a Center position on the struggle against racism, sometimes seeking to opportunistically get around the issue; and on political action they are moving in a Left directuion but have not yet reached the level of the Left and broken with the two old parties." (Ibid, pg 45) 

The "center forces" are nothing but union bureaucrats who are strike breakers, class collobrationists and corporate directors who have no desire "to get around the issue of racism" but in fact actively inflame national divisions among the workers and promote US chauvinism. 

Among the leadership of the legal trade unions there is no tendency of any kind which has any interest in revolution; they are all for colloboration with the bourgeoisie and for the destruction of the communist movement.  The trade union appartus is an unofficial organ of the bourgeois state, and its leadership is reactionary, but there are honest working-class activists among the lower level elected positions who can be won to the side of revolution.  But in order to win these workers, and the great mass of workers, to a revolutionary position an uncompromising and relentless struggle must be waged against the trade union bureaucracy and the labor aristocracy.  As Marxist-Leninists, our trade union policy is to isolate the labor traitors, to free the working-class from their influence so that, under genuine communist leadership the workers can carry out the class struggle.  Communist work must not be directed towards the small elite of skilled and highly paid workers, but towards the great mass of unskilled and semi-skilled workers. 

Lenin stated that "It is...our duty, if we wish to remain socialists, to go down lower and deeper, to the real masses; this is the whole meaning and the whole purport of the struggle against opportunism.  By exposing the fact that the opportunists and social chauvinists are in reality betraying and selling the interests of the masses, that they are defending the temporary privileges of a minority of workers, that they are the vehicles of bourgeois ideas and influences, that they are really allies and agents of the bourgeoisie, we teach the masses to appreciate their true political interests, to fight for socialism and for the revolution through all the long and painful vicissitudes of imperialist wars and imperialist armistices."  (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol 23, pg 120) 

 

THE FORCES OF REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION 

The class structure of the US is typical of present day highly developed capitalism.  The main characteristics - the domination of the monopoly bourgeoisie, the sharp decline of the petty proprietors, the rapid growth of the proletariat and the petty-bourgeois employees are shared by all the developed capitalist countries.  Other general features, such as the decline in productive labor compared to non-productive labor and the chronic growth of the army of the unemployed, can also be found in all developed capitalist countries.  In the US these characteristics are, in general, more developed than elsewhere - i.e. production is more concentrated, the number of petty proprietors is fewer, the number of proletarians is greater. 

All of these developments, which were stated by Marx over 100 years ago, have led to ever greater class polarization and have thus prepared the objective conditions for proletarian revolution and socialism to an unprecedented degree. 

When the decisive moment of the class struggle arrives, when this conflict erupts into civil war and the members of all social classes are forced to choose between revolution and counterrevolution, between the two great classes in society - the proletariat and the bourgeoisie - the proletariat can expect to be able to win the great majority of society to the side of revolution. 

The working-class itself will violently split during a revolutionary conflict and the labor aristocracy will, in Lenin's words, "inevitably, and in no small numbers, take the side of the bourgeoisie."  But the overwhelming majority of the working-class are common workers whose class interests demand socialist revolution. 

As the capitalist crisis becomes more aggravated, the bourgeoisie will bear down harder on all strata within the classes and many will be stripped of their privileges.  The ranks of the labor aristocracy will be narrowed, many professional and technical workers will be reduced to the level of the less privileged, and small proprietors will be massively expropriated and driven into the ranks of wage labor. 

The capitalist crisis expands the ranks of the lower strata and narrow's the capitalist's base of support.  Of course, the pressing down of the middle sectors will not only provide recruits for the revolution; it will also provide recruits for fascism.   

The class structure of the US has within it tremendous potential for socialist revolution and for socialist construction under the dictatorship of the proletariat.  This potential can be unleashed with the sharpening of general crisis of capitalist society and the development of a revolutionary situation.  But it can only be unleashed if the proletariat and its allies are educated, trained and led by a vanguard revolutionary party.  Only such a party can curb the influence of the labor aristocracy, national chauvinism and bourgeois ideology, unite the revolutionary forces of the working class, give their struggle definite political direction and win over their class allies. 

Victory cannot be won by merely leaving the working-class to the "natural" deterioration of social conditions.  The objective conditions must be supplemented with the objective conditions that only a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Party can do.

 

Marc Scott

 

 

 

 

 

in Turkish language

İŞÇİ SINIFI VE SENDİKAL HAREKET ÜZERİNE

 

Tarihsel olarak proletaryanın tarih sahnesine çıkışı,burjuvazinin ve kapitalist üretim biçiminin doğuşu gibi, belirli bir tarihi döneme,üretici güçlerin gelişmesi ve kol emeğinin yerini makinenin alması ve 18.yy’ın ikinci yarısında başta İngiltere’de,daha sonraları Batı Avrupa ülkelerinde ve Amerika’da ki sanayi dönemine kadar uzanır. Makinaların ve fabrikaların ortaya çıkmasıyla başlayan sanayi devrimi,insanlık tarihinde sadece teknik bir devrim değil,sanayi devrimiyle birlikte,toplumun sınıf bileşenleri ve insanlar arasında yeni ilişki biçimlerinin gelişmesi,İki farklı antagonist (karşıt) sınıfın,sanayi burjuvazisi ve proletaryasının doğuşu ve sınıf olarak gelişimi üzerinde doğrudan etkili olmuştur.

Sanayi devrimiyle birlikte toplumun geçirdiği derin niteliksel dönüşüm,bu süreçle birlikte kapitalist üretim ilişkilerinin ortaya çıkması ve gelişmesi,insanlık tarihinde muazzam bir gelişmeye yol açmıştır.İnsanlık bu süreçle birlikte Orta-Çağın feodal ilişkilerinden sıyrılarak tarihinde nitel bir sıçramayla bir üst toplum olan kapitalizmle tanışmıştır.Bu defa burjuvazi,feodal beylere karşı köylülüğü yedeğine alarak feodalizmi tasfiye etmiş, ve insanlık bu süreçle birlikte yeni ve daha farklı acımasız bir sömürü sistemiyle yüzleşmiştir. Üretim aletlerini elinde tutan burjuva sınıf,onun karşısında sadece kol gücüyle yaşamaya mecburi edilmiş proleterler sınıfı.Proletarya tarih sahnesine çıktığı günden itibaren, burjuvaziyle mücadeleye girişerek ve bu mücadele içinde çeşitli süreçler yaşayarak bugüne kadar gelmiştir.

Kapitalizmin gelişimine paralel olarak proleterler,’’ücretli köleler’’sınıfı da gelişti.İşçi sınıfı,köylülerin mülksüzleştirilmesiyle ve zanaatkarların iflasa sürüklenmesiyle giderek sermayenin ilkel birikimi başlıyordu.Kol emeğini kapitalistlere çok ucuza satan ücretli köleler ordusu, mülksüzleştirilen ve iflasa sürüklenen zanaatkar ordusundan oluşmuştur. Sanayiyle birlikte üretimin makinalaşması proleterlerin acımasız ve insafsızca sömürüsüne yol açtı.

.Bu durumu F.Engels ’’İngiltere’de Emekçi Sınıfların Durumu’’ adlı çalışmasında şöyle ifade eder. ’’Kapitalistler fazla kar elde etmek ve en düşük maliyetle üretmek amacıyla; özellikle çocukların ve kadınların emeğini sömürdüler.Tekstil sanayinde binlerce çocuk bir parça ekmek için çalışıyordu ve uyumamaları için dövülen beş-altı yaşında çocuklar vardı.1875’te bile İngiltere ve İrlanda’da,yüzyirmibin kadar onbeş yaşından küçük çocuk tekstil sanayinde çalışıyorlardı.Genellikle ayakta günde 12-14 saat çalışmaya mecbur tutuluyorlardı’’.Avam Kamarası iki yüzlü davranarak,çocuklar için 12 saatlik iş gücünün aşılmaması gerekliliği ve bir yatakta iki çocuktan fazla kişinin yatırılmamasına ilişkin Nisan 1802 tarihli bir yasa çıkarır ama hiç bir zaman bu yasaya uyulmaz.

Dönemin sosyal planda en ilerilerinden sayılan Alman Krupp fabrikasına ait 1838 tarihli yönetmelikte şunlar yazılmıştır.’’Her işçi sadık olmalı ve kayıtsız şartsız itaat etmelidir, fabrikanın içinde ve dışında yakışık alır bir tarzda hareket etmeli,gayretkeşliğiyle fabrikanın karı için çalışma arzusu gütmelidir’’.Acımasızca ve insafsızca vahşi bir sömürüyle karşı karşıya kalan işçiler bütün bu kötü gidişata dur demek,ekonomik durumlarının düzeltilmesi talapleriyle mücadele başlatırlar.Bazen şiddet ve bazen de barışçıl yollarla devam eden bu mücadele 19 yy.ortalarına kadar sürmüş ise de, kendiliğindenci,tecrit olmuş bir durumdadır ve örgütlü,bilinçli bir niteliğe sahip değildir.

Bu durum,emeğin ve sermayenin uluslar arsı niteliği ve proletaryanın nitel ve nicel büyümesinin somut şartları,sınıfın çıkarlarını koruyabilecek ve burjuvaziye karşı işçi sınıfının birleşik güçleriyle karşı koyabilecek bir uluslar arası işçi sınıfı örgütünün kurulmasını zorunlu kılıyordu.Marks ve Engeles, 1847’de Komünist Manifesto’da ’’bütün ülkelerin proleterleri birleşiniz’’şiarıyla dünya proletaryasına birlik çağrısı yapıyorlardı.Bu vesileyle onlar salt kendi ülkelerinde değil,uluslararası düzeyde de proletaryanın birliğini ve örgütlenmesini haykırıyorlardı. Eylül 1864 de Marks ve Engels tarafından kurulan 1. Enternasyonal işçi derneği,Proudhon’culara karşı amansız ve dişe diş bir mücadeleye girişir.

ULUSLAR ARASI SENDİKAL ÖRGÜTLER

İlk defa 1871’de uluslar-arası Tütün İşçileri Mesleki Federasyonu kurulur.1.nci Dünya savaşı öncesi toplamda 32 meslek ve federasyon faaliyet yapmaktadır.Bunların en büyüğü ve en önemlisi 1.370.000 üyesiyle Madenciler Federasyonudur.1902’de Stuttgart’ta Alman Sendikalar Kongresi münasebetiyle,Avrupa ve ABD sendika merkezlerinin delegeleri uluslararası bir sendikal konferans düzenlerler.Aynı yıl İrlanda’nın Dublin kentinde ’’Milli Sendika Örgütlerinin Uluslararası Sekreterliği’’kurulur.Bu örgüt daha sonra 1913 Zürih Kongresinde ’’Uluslararsı Sendikalar Federasyonu’’ismini alır.

Bu federasyon, 6.200.000 den fazla işçiyi temsil etmesine rağmen önemli bir varlık gösteremez. Federasyonun başkanlığını Alman sağcı sosyal demokrat Lepien yapmaktadır.1.nci dünya savaşında Jouhauk, Gompers, Lepein ve şürekası savaşçı militarist burjuvazinin kuyruğuna takılarak,kendi ülkelerinin şoven ve militarist ideolojisinin savunucuları olmuşlardır.Daha sonra Rusya’daki 1917 Büyük Ekim Devrimi,dünya işçi sınıfını ve dünya sendikal hareketini derinden etkileyerek işçi sınıfı mücadelesini bir üst boyuta sıçratmıştır.

1.Uluslararası Sendikalar Federasyonu,
1919’da Amsterdam’da kurulmuştur ve ’’Amsterdam Enternasyonali’’adıyla tanınan bu örgüt genellikle Batı Avrupa’da faaliyet göstermiştir.Örgütün yöneticileri reformist ve sınıf işbirlikçilerdir.

2.Uluslararası Hristiyan Sendikalar Konfederasyonu.
1920’de Lahey’de kurulmuştur ve bu Konfederasyon sınıf mücadelesini ve şiddeti kesinlikle reddeder.

3.Kızıl Sendikalar Enternasyonali,
1920’de Moskova’da 41 ülke delegasyonunun katılımıyla Devrimci Sendikalar 1.nci Kongresi toplanır ve Kızıl Sendikalar Enternasyonali burada kurulur.Kızıl Sendikaların amacı kapitalist sistemi yıkmak,onun yerine sosyalist uygarlık kurmaktır.Kızıl Sendikalar enternasyonali,Komünist Enternasyonal’le birlikte dayanışma içinde çalışmıştır

Uluslararası tekellerin ve burjuvazinin çıkarlarını savunan Uluslararası Çalışma Örgütü, 1919’da kurulur,ilk kurucusu Fransız Silahlanma Bakanı Albert Thomas’dır.Daha sonra 2.nci Dünya savaşında Dünya Sendikalar Federasyonu (FSM ) kurulur.Dünya Sendikalar Konferansı,50 milyon emekçiyi temsil eden,40 milli sendika örgütü ve 15 uluslararası örgütün katılımıyla 6-17 Şubat 1945 tarihleri arasında Londra’da toplanmıştır. 56 ülkeden 215 delegenin katılımıyla 25 Eylül 8 Ekim 1945’de Dünya Sendikalar Konferansı toplanır.Konferans 3 Ekim’de Dünya Sendikalar Kongresi olur.Bu kongrede Dünya Sendikalar Federasyonu Ortaya çıkar ve kongre ( FSM )nin yönetici organlarını seçer.DEVAM EDECEK...

Erdoğan Ateşin
04.03.2012

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