Iraqi unions send solidarity to UK pensions strike

Submitted by AWL on 30 November, 2011 - 10:40

A statement from Iraq's FWCUI trade union federation.

Comrades,

The capitalists assign the leaders of the G20, the officials of the IMF and the World Bank the right to discuss the capitalist crisis, as if it is only their own matter, and not an issue for the whole of society and the people. While the current crisis has already affected the lives of billions of the inhabitants of our planet, the bankers and bosses continues to seek solutions serving their projects and profits. None of the "democratic" capitalist leaders is even willing to meet and seriously discuss with the demonstrators against their plans.

Their answer is to use violence and force against protesters. The answer of the people is clear: continue with the demonstrations, and expand them worldwide. This movement can unify the people internationally around one banner.

Comrades,

Your strike and demonstrations on Wednesday are a clear expression of this people's movement internationally. This movement will energise and strengthen the whole movement across the world, in Europe, the Middle East and across the world. The workers of Iraq are standing with your movement, cordially and strategically.

The Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq firmly supports your strike and demonstrations.

Long live freedom
Long live the international workers' movement
Down with capitalism

Falah Alwan
Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq, president
29 November 2011

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