At the beginning of April, leading members of the CWI from Europe, as well as from Pakistan and Israel, met to discuss developments internationally, and in Europe in particular. The following thesis was discussed there and adjusted according to the discussion.
Make ETUC 29 September "Day of action" decisive workers’ mobilisation
Following the call by sixteen MEPs from European United Left / Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament, and initiated by Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland), protests and activities took place in many countries across Europe last week. Although mostly modest in size, the breadth of these actions actively point in the direction of what is needed - mass European-wide protest and industrial action to resist the attacks of governments and bosses across the continent.
Hundreds of thousands remain on streets defying repression - For an indefinite general strike!
Mubarak’s rotten regime is tottering on the brink. Six days of mass protests have grown into a nation-wide revolutionary wave of defiance. The first demonstrations were mostly young people organised through on-line social networks. But they swelled as the mass of Egypt’s urban poor and middle classes joined in. This is a magnificent mass revolt that is an inspiration to workers and youth everywhere.