This issue of the International Bulletin is mainly devoted to an analysis of the situation in the Middle East after the resurgent re-emergence of the ‘Palestinian question’ on the international stage, a question that has never been dormant and never tamed despite Israel’s brutality against the Palestinian people over 75 years of colonial occupation and political, economic and social apartheid. The mobilisations in recent weeks alongside the resistance and the struggle of the Palestinian people for their right to self-determination, against the genocidal policies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the reactionary right wing that supports his government, have seen us active participants and promoters in numerous cities across Italy: from squares to ports, from workplaces to universities.
[Rete dei Comunisti] We do not join the chorus of condemnation of the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation. In a resounding and co-ordinated military action, the Palestinian resistance forces have taken the entire Israeli military, colonial and intelligence apparatus by surprise. After decades of barbarism in the name of Israel’s security, on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War (1973), the Palestinians shouted to Israel and to the world that the occupation of Palestine is no longer acceptable.
Speech at the International Conference of the World Anti-Imperialist Platform in Seoul. On May 15th, the fourth meeting of the World Anti-Imperialist Platform was held in Seoul. Here, we made our contribution of analysis on the historical transition in which we are living and acting, on the tendencies and contradictions of the new historical phase discussed in the recent national forum “The Garden and the Jungle” and on the spaces that reality is reopening for the action of a communist and revolutionary subjectivity in the 21st century also within the European imperialist chain.
[Rete Dei Comunisti. Cambiare Rotta. OSA] Britain’s working class has been going through an intense, and for 30 years now, an unprecedented season of struggle since last autumn. This a phase that has seen some important victories wrested, such as that of the Liverpool dockworkers who are members of Unite The Union, who won an 8% increase in their wages, as well as other improvements, or the 28% pay rise for 200 workers at Luton airport in London.
[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.