In the first international bulletin of 2023, as the Rete dei Comunisti we wanted to leave space especially for social, labor and youth struggles. For once, we decided not to open with an editorial of our own, centered as always on phase analysis, analytical aspects and trends of the moment that, globally, continentally and in Italy, we are experiencing.
Instead, we left room for the introduction of the interview with George Mavrikos, secretary general of the WFTU/FSM from 2005 to 2022, published earlier by the online magazine rebellion.org. The first article of the new year is then the presentation of the RdC pamphlet on class trade unionism, which features two speeches by prominent members of the Unione Sindacale di Base and pays tribute to the congress that our union organization has just successfully addressed, and of course also to the world union congress held in Rome last summer.
Then we could not fail to recall the general strike at the beginning of December, a milestone in the class clash we are experiencing in Italy right now, a moment of struggle that was able to raise its voice against the war economy. “Lower arms, raise wages” is the slogan that resonates throughout Europe, throughout the world; it is a historically important slogan, to be taken up everywhere, cultivated, made triumphant.
In this sense, it was important to present the point of view of Cambiare Rotta, one of the militant organizations that most of all in recent months has been speaking out against the ecological, military, social catastrophe in our country.
To close, we felt it was impossible not to give at least a general political reading of the events upsetting Peru. We chose our first communiqué, written a week after the coup, because it is for us the one that leaves the least space for the events, the facts of the protest and repression, but which highlights the primary contradictions that led to December 7, 2022. To retrace our analysis of the continent at its best, we refer to our Fall 2020 International Bulletin, downloadable as always on our website, particularly the document “The Americas between Socialism and Barbarism”.
- On the right side of history
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- With the Peruvian people, against the US servant oligarchy!
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- Dec. 3, Rome: national parade against the war economy
- No one represents us, let’s build the alternative!