[Rete dei Comunisti – Cambiare Rotta – OSA] On Tuesday, January 10, French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne unveiled the contours of pension reform. In his year-end speech, President Emmanuel Macron had said there was an urgency to reform a scheme that could lead to a 20 billion euro deficit in 2030.
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.
[Rete dei Comunisti; Cambiare Rotta; OSA]. With last October’s elections in Brazil that saw Lula triumph by a narrow margin, an electoral cycle that opened in October 2020 came to a close. The surprising victory of the MAS in Bolivia-after the coup against Evo Morales in November of the previous year-and with the success of the Gran Polo Patriótico in Venezuela in the Assembly elections ( held a few weeks later) marked a phase change.
[Redazione Contropiano.org] Lower the guns, raise the wages! Behind this banner, the procession, promoted by Usb, Si Cobas and dozens of other anti-war and anti-wage unions, started from Piazza della Repubblica to arrive at San Giovanni. Participants, according to sources at Rome’s Questura, numbered about 6,000.
[Cambiare Rotta] We are young people, students and precarious workers who took to the streets on December 3 in Rome responding to the call of confrontational unionism after the December 2 general strike day. We are the communist and student youth organization that animate the struggles inside schools, universities and in the streets of our cities.
[Rete dei Comunisti, Cambiare Rotta, Opposizione Studentesca d’Alternativa] The mobilisations in Peru, following the coup d’état in which the Peruvian oligarchy deposed – or attempted to depose – President Pedro Castillo, show no sign of abating. And while the social explosion has not seemed to stop since the middle of last week, the repression has given a decisive acceleration to the events, bringing the number of victims of the street clashes to eight – mostly young and very young people from ‘deep Peru’ – in addition to a considerable number of injuries.
As Rete dei Comunisti we had translated in full a lengthy interview with George Mavrikos, former Secretary General of the WFTU/FSM from 2005 to 2022, conducted by Luis Miguel Busto Mauleón for the Iberian online magazine rebelion.org.
The installation of the Meloni government coincided with the first fall mobilizations of that new generation that does not bend to the logic of exploitation and “all against all” that capitalism would like to inculcate among the desks of schools and universities.
and attended by many communist organisations and parties from different parts of the world to discuss ‘The Rising Tide of World War and the Tasks of the Anti-Imperialists’. Below is our speech, in which we analysed the current context in the light of the theoretical analysis work carried out as Rete dei Comunisti over the years on the structural crisis of the Capitalist Mode of Production and a new political and economic phase in which the characteristics of the international confrontation are gradually being defined.
On Friday, 2 December 2022, all Italian grassroots trade union organisations have called for a national general inter-branch strike. All public and private sectors are affected, from healthcare to schools, from factories to transport.