The recent Annual General Meeting of the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport workers (RMT) took a strong stance in opposition to China’s oppression of the Uyghurs. The motion it passed overwhelmingly, submitted by my branch, RMT Bakerloo, described the oppression as “one of the worst human rights abuses ongoing in the world today”, and noted the class element of the oppression via the policy of forced labour. The motion situated support for Uyghur human rights in the tradition of workers’ action against injustice, and cited “Scottish factory workers who refused to repair jet engines for Pinochet’s regime, and dockers who have refused to load ships transporting munitions to Saudi Arabia.”
左回声 Left Echo is a collective based in Leipzig, Germany, campaigning to build solidarity with emancipatory struggles in China. They have sent us the message of solidarity below, to be read out on their behalf at our 5 April protest. They and Nationalismus ist keine Alternative (Sachsen) will be demonstrating Saturday 17 April at 14:00Continue reading “Message of support from 左回声 Left Echo, Leipzig, Germany”
Thanks to the National Education Union and its General Secretaries, Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney, for making a statement of solidarity with the Uyghur people and particularly Uyghur women, against Chinese state violence & persecution. The NEU organises more than half a million workers in UK schools and colleges.
Together with our friends in Labour Movement Solidarity with Hong Kong (UK), we’ve launched this open letter to bring together internationalists for action in solidarity with all those struggling under the repressive Chinese state and ruling class. Please sign, support and share, and protest with us on 1 October! 中文版