Tuesday, 25. September 2018

More than a year ago, the WFTU Secretariat, in the face of the 75th anniversary of our big class-oriented trade unionist family, announced an open contest to commemorate every anonymous or known militant who fought among the ranks of our International, making its contribution for the emancipation of our class. Since that moment, many books, documents, testimonies, essays and various historical information have reached our Headquarters, thus contributing to the rescue and spread of the glorious history and path of our World Federation of Trade Unions.

wfdy 148June 20th has been declared as the World Refugee Day since 2000, according to the decision of the United Nation General Assembly.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ annual report, 68.5 million people were displaced worldwide by the end of 2017. 16.2 million of them were displaced for the first time. That means that 44,500 people are being displaced each day, or 1 person every two seconds. 53% of them are children, including many who are unaccompanied or separated from their families.

20th June – World Refugee Day – European Regional Office of WFTU Week of Solidarity (18-23 of June)

“War, violence and persecution around the world force more people than ever to be displaced from their homes”, “…there were 65.6 million people displaced worldwide by the end of 2016 – nearly 300,000 more than last year.”

This is the assessment, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees annual report “Global Trends”, which is the organization’s largest annual survey on the phenomenon of displacement.

In 1972 the UN agency United Nations Environmental Program declared June 5th as the World Environment Day.

Despite the action being undertaken for the protection of the Earth, various environmental problems are being exacerbating. The natural resources are not being used for water and food security for the peoples of Africa, of Asia etc, but they are being plundered by the monopolies. The rivalries between imperialist states for the control of natural resources often lead to armed interventions with destructive effects on the environment and the peoples of these countries.

200 years ago, οn May 5th 1818, in the city of Trier of Prussia, the great revolutionary Karl Marx was born. Marx had a decisive contribution to the foundation of the revolutionary worldview of the working class as well to the economic, political and philosophical thought of humanity.

comunistaWe, the undersigned Communist and Workers parties condemn the decision of the Trump administration – in complete contravention of world public opinion – in taking the USA out of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) agreement with Iran, and the dangerous consequences this now has.

The World Federation of Trade Unions, on behalf of its 92 million members all over the world, strongly denounces the arrest and imprisonment of the young Palestinian Waed Tamimi by Israel.

Waed Tamimi, brother of the 17-year-old Ahmed Tamimi, who remains imprisoned with her mother in Israeli prisons, was arrested at dawn of May 10 by Israeli forces who invaded their house in Nabi Saleh village, Palestine.

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