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International solidarity with the struggle of the 'Gilet Jaunes' (Yellow Vests)

ICOR, European Continental Committee, 12th December 2018

ICOR salutes the struggle led by workers, by peasants, by the people of France against the high cost of living, against the destruction of their social rights, and against the greed of exploiters.
The pictures of the Champs Elysées engulfed in smoke, photographs of direct confrontation between the police and protesters were broadcasted all over the world. Comrades, the world is watching you. The world is watching what is happening in France.

Your fight is justified and necessary.
It is legitimate to revolt against unjust taxes that suffocate you!
It is legitimate to fight for a better salary!
It is legitimate to protect what has been conquered by your fathers and mothers at the end of the War. In the destroyed France they had wrested the French bourgeoisie social insurance, unemployment insurance and pensions with their strength and their unity.
It is a shameful lie to pretend that this would not be possible in today's France, the ninth strongest world power!
The architects of these reforms want to take everything away from you, so that there is nothing left for you to survive. Only so much, as they need for their profit. This is their aim.
At the call of the Macron government, the police is trying to crush your movement. Tomorrow, they will call on the judiciary to take revenge on your resistance; revenge on them who refuse to be subjected to their unjust authority.

You are not alone, you can be sure of that! In every country in Europe, in every country of the world, workers are fighting against unjust policies. Everywhere, discontentment until anger is heating up:
Everywhere those exploited want a new world! Everywhere the people will realize that they can only rely on themselves!
Some only want to convert your struggle in agreeing to their bourgeois organizations. They cling to your struggles only to get in power and afterwards will enslave you.
Others are trying to direct your anger against xenophobia, racism, hatred towards your brothers and sisters in struggle, towards your fellow sufferers.
They are enemies of the broad masses and despise you at the bottom of their hearts. Do not listen to them!
Listen to the voice of international solidarity, to the workers of the world supporting you!
Listen to the voice of your comrades!
Together, beyond the frontiers that are splitting us, men and women are enslaved by the same burden.
We are facing the same oppressors! In France their names are Dassault, Pinault, Arnault, in Germany Albrecht, Schwarz, Liebherr, in Russia Lissine, Mordashov, Mikhelson.These oppressors are capitalist exploiters, imperialist bandits. They live on your sweat, they shed your blood. They are waging the war for the redistribution of the world, in an insane competition of a handful of very rich parasites, in order to enlarge their fortunes more and more.
What do they care about the earth being exhausted? What do they care, if cities are destroyed by bombs? Only their profit rates is what counts for them.
But the drawbacks and first concessions of the Macron government show: who fights, can win! Who is not satisfied with crumbs, can also achieve the complete baguette, even the whole bakery!
For this victory we must be organized very well with a clear perspective. And we need a long breath! This organization crossing borders, this practical cooperation and coordination is what the ICOR stands for, the union of 54 revolutionary organizations from four continents. From France UCL and UPML belong to this.   
Facing our national bourgeoisies and facing the occupation of the countries dominated by imperialism: let us form one single front, a stronghold of resistance. Let us progress from resistance to striking back, from striking back to victory!

We are the future of the world! We produce everything! We have to decide for ourselves!

As the song “The Internationale” says: "We have been nothing, we shall be all."

The ICOR Statute states:
“The masses of people in the world do not want to sink into capitalist barbarism! The antihuman politics of international finance capital challenges the revolutionary drive of humanity toward a society without exploitation, oppression, misery, environmental destruction and war and which offers a perspective for the youth".
Workers of the world, unite!
Long live the class struggle against the exploiters!

Organize the solidarity to the movement in France!

The Continental Cooordinating Committee Europe

Jeroen Toussaint und Joachim Griesbaum (Coordinators)

and the European ICOR-organizations:

1. БКП   Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)
2. MLPD   Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)
3. MIKSZ   Magyar Ifjúság Közösségi Szervezete (Organisation of Hungarian Youth Community), Hungary
4. KOL   Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)
5. RM   Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands
6. MLGS   Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)
7. MLKP   Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)
8. BP (NK-T)   Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))
9. KSRD   Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine
10. MLP  Marksistsko-Leninskaja Platforma (Marxist-Leninist Platform), Russia
11. UPML Union Prolétarienne Marxiste-Léniniste
12. UCL Unité Communiste Lyon
13. friends of ICOR in Portuga

14. (Non-ICOR) Trotz alledem!

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Phone: +31-6-42728611

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